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UPDATE: Fatality Occurred On Platform

(AP) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says most of the injuries in the Hoboken train crash came from people aboard the train, not standing on the platform.  However, Christie noted Thursday at a news conference that the one person who died was a woman who was standing on the platform and was struck by […]

Matthew Becomes A Hurricane In Caribbean

(AP)-Forecasters in Miami say Matthew has strengthened into a hurricane as the storm continues its westward trek across the eastern Caribbean.  The National Hurricane Center said Matthew, previously a tropical storm, now has top sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph) as of Thursday afternoon. It is moving westward at 17 mph (28 kph) and […]

Reid Advises Trump Against Bringing Up Clinton Marriage

(AP) – Donald Trump doesn’t take advice from Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, but the Nevada Democrat has some for him anyway: Don’t bring up former President Bill Clinton’s marital infidelities. The Republican nominee has repeatedly threatened to raise the issue in his debates with his Democratic rival for president, Hillary Clinton.  Reid was asked […]

Driver Who Crawled To Road 3 Days After Crash Faces Charges

(AP) – Police in Indiana say a Pennsylvania man faces charges for lying to officers when he was found injured three days after a crash that sent the SUV he was driving down an embankment, killing his girlfriend.  Indiana State Police say a warrant was issued Wednesday for 39-year-old Kevin Bell of Dover, Pennsylvania. Police […]

Mom Missing At Sea Once Said Son Was No Killer

(AP) – The mother of a man rescued from a life raft in the Atlantic once told her attorney that her son could not have been responsible for the unsolved 2013 slaying of his grandfather.  Twenty-two-year-old Nathan Carman was rescued Sunday after seven days at sea, but his mother Linda Carman, who was with him […]

Kaine Prepares For Debate With Pence

(AP) – Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine is hunkered down in Raleigh, North Carolina, for three days of debate preparations.  Kaine will face Republican rival Mike Pence on Tuesday for the only vice presidential debate.  Kaine’s advisers have provided few specifics about where and how he’ll be preparing. Washington lawyer Bob Barnett is playing […]

UPDATE: US Tried To Deport Slain Refugee Twice

(AP) – U.S. authorities tried twice to deport the unarmed black man who was fatally shot by police in El Cajon, California, but his native Uganda refused to take him.  The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday in a statement to The Associated Press that Alfred Olango stopped reporting to officers in February 2015. […]

Mother Says Family ‘shocked and saddened’

(AP) – The mother of a teen accused of killing his father and wounding two students and a teacher at a South Carolina elementary school says his family is “shocked and saddened.”  In a statement Pastor James South provided to local media outlets, Tiffney Osborne says the family “cannot express the devastation we feel at […]

School Praises ‘fearless’ Response To Shooting

(AP) – Officials from the South Carolina school where two students and one teacher were wounded in a shooting are praising the “fearless” response of its teachers and staff.  Townville Elementary School also lauded first responders and community members who came to the aid of the school and its children during Wednesday’s attack. Anderson County […]

New Jersey Doesn’t Have Key Rail Safety System

(AP) – The New Jersey Transit train that crashed in Hoboken, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others, was not equipped with a technology that is designed to slow speeding trains.  U.S. railroads are under government orders to install the system called positive train control, but the work has gone more slowly than […]