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Emergency personnel work at the scene of a deadly train wreck in Philadelphia
Emergency personnel work at the scene of a deadly train wreck in Philadelphia (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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Prosecutors would face high bar in filing Amtrak charges

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Amtrak engineer at the controls of a train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing eight people, remains the focus of an inquiry by federal transportation safety investigators. But a second probe could prove more personally devastating: Prosecutors are trying to determine if he committed a crime.

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May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

This is Mental Health Awareness Month, dedicated to bringing light to mental issues that, for too long, have been cloaked in darkness.

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Tom MacArthur/Photo by Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media
Tom MacArthur/Photo by Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media
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MacArthur bill would streamline natural gas permits on federal land

Permits to run natural gas pipelines through federal lands would be easier and quicker to obtain, under terms of a measure introduced on Capitol Hill today by shore Representative Tom MacArthur (R-3).

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Senate Commerce Committee member Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. displays the parts and function of a defective airbag made by Takata of Japan that has been linked to multiple deaths and injuries in cars driven in the US, during the committee's hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. displays the parts and function of a defective airbag made by Takata of Japan. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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Takata air bag recall doubles to nearly 34 million

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million air bags defective, a move that will double the number of cars and trucks included in what is now the largest auto recall in U.S. history.

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The American Cancer Society has dubbed this Friday as 'No Fry Day' and is encouraging people to take steps to prevent sunburn. (George Doyle, ThinkStock)
The American Cancer Society has dubbed this Friday as 'No Fry Day' and is encouraging people to take steps to prevent sunburn. (George Doyle, ThinkStock)
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‘Don’t Fry Day’ encourages sun safety

As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, the unofficial start to summer is upon us and the American Cancer Society along with the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention is designating this Friday as "Don't Fry Day" to encourage sun safety.

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U.S. troops take positions as an amphibious assault vehicle maneuvers during a military drill
U.S. troops take positions as an amphibious assault vehicle maneuvers during a military drill (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
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House panel unveils $578.6 billion for defense spending

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House panel that decides defense spending unveiled a $578.6 billion blueprint on Tuesday that fully funds a 2.3 percent pay raise for military men and women, prevents the retirement of the A-10 aircraft that protects ground troops and funds the U.S. fight against terrorism.

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The broken windwhield of an Amtrak train after a derailment in Philadelphia.
The broken windwhield of an Amtrak train after a derailment in Philadelphia. (Elizabeth Robertson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
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Investigators uncertain anything hit train before derailment

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Federal authorities said they are uncertain if anything struck the windshield of an Amtrak train before it derailed in Philadelphia last week, but they have not ruled out the possibility.

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People load motorcycles on to a trailer in front of the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas
People load motorcycles on to a trailer in front of the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas (AP Photo, Jerry Larson)
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Violence long simmered between rival Texas biker gangs – memo

WACO, Texas (AP) -- Texas law enforcement authorities warned weeks ago of growing animosity between rival motorcycle gangs, a feud that erupted into violence this week with a deadly lunchtime shootout between the two groups in a crowded Waco restaurant.

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Paid or unpaid? Interns have rights

Summer internships are starting up across the Garden State, but if companies aren't careful, they could unknowingly be landing themselves in some legal hot water.

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People leave a restaurant next to a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas
People leave a restaurant next to a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)
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Heightened security in Waco after deadly biker gang shootout

WACO, Texas (AP) -- Police were on alert Monday for any retaliatory attacks after a chaotic shootout between rival biker gangs left nine people dead and at least 18 more wounded outside a Texas restaurant.

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