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  • Deadly train crash in Philadelphia 'came out of nowhere'

    Deadly train crash in Philadelphia 'came out of nowhere'
    Residents living along the stretch of Frankford Avenue near the railroad tracks are used to the whoosh and clatter of trains rounding a nearby curve, and Amtrak's train 188 didn't sound unusual to locals enjoying the warm night air or to riders settled...
  • Abortion restrictions relying on 'junk science,' rights advocates say

    In Montana, the Legislature has approved and sent to the governor a bill that would require a fetus to be anesthetized before an abortion is performed so it would not feel pain. In Arizona and Arkansas, doctors are now required to tell women that drug-...
  • Utah dad's cardboard fort touches off tiff with city, then Internet hysteria

    Jeremy Trentelman recalls the very moment he lost control of his own story, not to mention his privacy and a good measure of his sanity: when he posted the evidence of his misadventure with city officials on social media. A few weeks ago, the well-...
  • New federal effort to deport criminal immigrants draws local skepticism

    New federal effort to deport criminal immigrants draws local skepticism
    As the Obama administration prepares to alter how it enforces immigration laws, top officials have been conducting weeks of shuttle diplomacy, touring the country to try to reenlist police chiefs and mayors in the cause of deporting people convicted of...
  • This time, Hillary Clinton plays up her gender and key issues for women

    This time, Hillary Clinton plays up her gender and key issues for women
    Hillary Rodham Clinton waited until the day of her concession speech the last time she ran for president to put the glass ceiling at the center of her campaign. Seven years later, the country and Clinton both have changed. From the start, her campaign...
  • Starbucks not liable for spilled coffee that burned officer, jury says

    Starbucks not liable for spilled coffee that burned officer, jury says
    Police Sgt. Matthew Kohr got a cup of coffee from his usual barista, Ali, one day in January 2012 at Starbucks Store No. 8373 in the North Carolina capital. The venti-size coffee blend — Kohr says Ali called it "something special" — was hot....
  • Killing of two Mississippi officers a grim reminder of job's dangers

    Killing of two Mississippi officers a grim reminder of job's dangers
    The deadly encounter in Mississippi started normally enough, when a police officer pulled over a gold Cadillac Escalade with three people inside. But within moments, two officers lay bleeding in the street, two families were devastated, and police...
  • Seattle clings to hope for two 19-year-olds missing after Nepal earthquake

    Seattle clings to hope for two 19-year-olds missing after Nepal earthquake
    First came an urgent message on the neighborhood social networking site, five days after the massive earthquake shook Nepal, killing thousands: "Tie a yellow ribbon for Sydney. Tomorrow at 1 p.m...Community effort, all welcome!" The ribbons, wrote...
  • Can Rubio or Bush help Republicans finally win Latino vote in 2016?

    Can Rubio or Bush help Republicans finally win Latino vote in 2016?
    Once an afterthought, Latino voters have moved to the center of the 2016 presidential campaign, the object of early and unprecedented courtship by candidates on both sides. The efforts, both substantive and symbolic, reflect a political map that has...
  • In Western states, idea of reclaiming federal land still has a strong allure

    In Western states, idea of reclaiming federal land still has a strong allure
    Spread over 6,500 miles of sparse scrub and alkaline soil, Millard County is one of Utah's poorest. But for five years, the cash-strapped county so remote it was the site of a Japanese American internment camp in World War II still found $1,000 to send to...
  • Jeb Bush's war against Florida high-speed rail shows his governing style

    Jeb Bush's war against Florida high-speed rail shows his governing style
    When Jeb Bush was governor of Florida, he said his constituents didn't fully understand what they were doing when they amended their constitution in 2000 to build a high-speed rail line connecting the state's five largest cities. "People thought it...