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A commuter train has plowed into a rail station in New Jersey during the morning rush hour, killing at least one person and injuring more than 100 others, some critically

Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. is on the verge of suspending Syria talks with Russia

The Senate's top Republican is warning that legislation enacted over President Barack Obama's veto to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts may have "unintended ramifications" and that lawmakers should discuss fixing it.

Interstate fishing regulators are working on a plan to manage the monkfish fishery on the East Coast

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he's not going to talk about Donald Trump, his party's presidential nominee, "because I choose not to."

The family of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, along with Marlins players and personnel, are set to attend a private funeral Mass

Israel has had 12 prime ministers in its history

The United Nations in Afghanistan says at least 15 civilians were killed and another 13 injured in an air strike in eastern Nangarhar province early Wednesday

A 31-pound cat who greets visitors at a New Hampshire resort is winning over guests and internet viewers alike as he deals with a metabolism issue

The leaders of Germany and Turkey are condemning what they say are "blatant breaches of international humanitarian law" reported from Syria recently and renewed calls for a ceasefire

First responders are holding a news conference to discuss a shooting at a South Carolina elementary school where three people were wounded

The wife of a former police officer charged in the shooting death of a homeless man in New Mexico says the couple has faced mounting legal bills, threats and uncertainty about the future as the case has made its way to trial

The mother of a teen accused of killing his father and wounding two students and a teacher at a rural South Carolina elementary school says his family is "shocked and saddened."

French authorities have arrested and convicted a top smuggler and his accomplice who had reigned over desperate migrants trying to sneak to Britain

Scientists are telling world leaders to stop congratulating themselves for a Paris agreement to fight climate change because if more isn't done the world will likely hit the agreed-upon dangerous warming level in about 35 years

Trump and his campaign surrogates are doubling down on his worst moments from the debate.

The U.S. and Russia are escalating their war of words over Syria Thursday as government forces are keeping up their assault on Aleppo's rebel-held quarters

Russian officials have accused the U.S. of siding with 'terrorists' in Syria, in a sign of escalating tensions between Moscow and Washington amid the battle for Aleppo

The nonpartisan investigative agency of Congress says the Obama administration failed to follow the president's health care law in a $5 billion dispute over compensating insurers for high costs from seriously ill patients

A senior State Department official says the failure of a cease-fire in Syria poses serious consequences for Moscow and gives the United States leverage

The Massachusetts senator says the department is still seeking debt payments from students defrauded by the for-profit.

U.S. authorities tried twice to deport the unarmed black man fatally shot by police in El Cajon, California, but his native Uganda refused to take him back, resulting in his release.

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf has told lawmakers the bank is expanding its review back to 2009 as it tries to stem a scandal over sales practices

Officials from China, Britain and France have attended a signing ceremony to mark the final approval for the construction of the new Hinkley Point nuclear power station in southwest England

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says no one is believed to be trapped on the commuter train that crashed in Hoboken

Federal regulators have delayed a vote on requiring cable and satellite TV companies to make free apps to bypass the need for cable boxes

The U.N. refugee agency's representative in Iraq is warning that a looming military operation against the Islamic State group in Mosul "has the potential to be one of the largest man-made disasters for many, many years."

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates slipped this week to the lowest level since mid-July

A former Iowa State University student will avoid prison but be required to register as a sex offender for assaulting an unconscious female student after a party

Media mogul Sumner Redstone's firm is calling for CBS and Viacom to combine again, more than a decade after they went their separate ways

U.S. authorities tried twice to deport the unarmed black man fatally shot by police in El Cajon, California, but his native Uganda refused to take him back, resulting in his release

Congress has completed its most elementary task _ but only after an intense, weekslong struggle to reach a deal to fund the government just days ahead of a shutdown deadline

Animal rights activists have called for an investigation after one of two lions who escaped from their cage at the Leipzig Zoo in Germany was shot dead Thursday

A large painting from one of Willem de Kooning's most productive periods is going on the auction block in the fall

Turkey's president hinted on Thursday that the three-month state of emergency declared following the failed July 15 coup could be extended to over a year, a day after the national security council recommended it be extended for another three months

Ministers from the OPEC oil cartel reached an understanding late Wednesday to cut production for the first time in eight years _ though a modest one at that

Spain's central bank has warned that the political impasse in the country could have negative economic effects

Stocks are lower as concern about drug prices drag health care companies lower.

The ACC confirms its 2016 football championship game will be played in Orlando's Camping World Stadium

The Rome city council has backed Mayor Virginia Raggi's decision to reject the capital's bid for the 2024 Olympics

Hillary Clinton is kicking off early voting in Iowa on Thursday with a major effort to boost support in the battleground state

CNN says its on-air analyst, Corey Lewandowski, has settled his severance agreement with the Trump campaign to avoid being a distraction.

Police in northern Germany say that a Tesla driver is blaming the car's autopilot after crashing into the rear end of a bus on a highway

Danish tax authorities say they have received leaked the data from a Panamanian law firm that helped customers open offshore companies to avoid paying taxes, adding they paid nearly six million kroner ($902,500) for the lot

A study of British and U.S. police by Cambridge University shows a 93 percent decrease in the number of complaints made against officers when they are using body cameras

India says it carried out "surgical strikes" against militants across the highly militarized frontier that divides the Kashmir region between India and Pakistan, in an exchange that escalated tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors

A group targeting the Democratic nominee is revisiting the war of words from the 2008 campaign in a series of web spots.

Hillary Clinton's 'honesty problem' is a media creation.

The Obama administration is highlighting new actions to help average working people, including paid sick leave for certain employees

An imam has released video footage of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen praying in a central Florida mosque four days before the attack that killed 49 people and injured 53 others

The Supreme Court will decide whether people convicted of crimes but later exonerated can get a refund of court fees and other costs

The SiriusXM satellite radio service next month will launch Volume, a talk channel devoted specifically to music, bringing fans and stars together to swap stories and argue

Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa to fall to 1.6 percent this year, World Bank says

There is extensive damage to the train terminal.

Federal regulators and hotel employees are calling for new safety measures after a worker was found dead inside a walk-in freezer at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in downtown Atlanta

The mother of a teen accused of killing his father and wounding two students and a teacher at a rural South Carolina elementary school says his family is 'shocked and saddened.'

The office of Israel's Prime Minister says Russian President Vladimir Putin phoned Benjamin Netanyahu to express his condolences over the passing of former President Shimon Peres

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has signed a peace treaty with a notorious warlord, pledging to lobby the U.S. and the United Nations to remove him and his party from terrorist blacklists

A Pennsylvania congressman helped save the life of a man found unconscious in a Washington, D.C. office building

Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, as a shortage of properties for sale is weighing on the market.

Relatives of Jesse Owens and the 17 other African-Americans who competed at the 1936 Olympics will be welcomed to the White House to meet President Barack Obama on Thursday _ an honor Owens and others didn't receive after they returned home 80 years ago

Tens of thousands of workers have rallied in the Belgian capital to protest against government reforms and labor laws, disrupting public transport and traffic

The Italian biochemical company Novamont has opened the first plant in the world to make a chemical compound used in the production of plastics with renewable sources

Hundreds of Israelis, among them Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin, are paying their respects to Israel's ninth President, Shimon Peres, who is lying in state at parliament

A government watchdog says the Drug Enforcement Administration does a poor job of overseeing payments to the confidential sources it uses

Mary J. Blige explains why she sang Springsteen song to Hillary Clinton

Londoners traveling on the city's often overcrowded Underground transport system are not known to be particularly outgoing, but there's a campaign afoot to change that

Votes for a third party just benefit the two major party candidates.

Ukrainians have marked the 75th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre, one of the most infamous mass slaughters of World War II

The Supreme Court will hear a dispute over state laws that prohibit merchants from imposing fees on customers who use credit cards

A man linked to the slayings of at least four women in Ohio is described by those who know him as a charmer with a dark side

The Supreme Court will hear a First Amendment challenge over the government's refusal to register offensive trademarks in a case that could affect the Washington Redskins.

The U.S. economy grew at a faster pace than previously believed in April, May and June.

Baltimore's police commissioner is criticizing the decision of three officers charged but not convicted in the death of Freddie Gray to attend a conservative group's gala where they were honored for their service

The Supreme Court says it will decide the minimum public schools must do to help learning-disabled students

New York's attorney general has announced an agreement with an herbal supplement maker to implement new quality control measures to confirm the authenticity of its products

Scientists are saying their final farewells to the Rosetta space probe ahead of its planned crash-landing on a comet

The Supreme Court will take up the Obama administration's appeal of lower court rulings making it harder to deport immigrants who have been convicted of crimes

Britain's most senior police officer says he'll retire before his contract ends in seven months

Aircraft engineers in Germany have successfully tested the world's first four-seater plane that uses emission-free hybrid fuel cells to fly

Silvio Berlusconi is marking his 80th birthday quietly with his family

A spokeswoman for a hospital in southwestern Poland says extremely rare identical girl triplets were born earlier this month through a cesarean section and are doing well

Filipino president said joint military exercises of Filipino and American troops next week will be the last such drills, although his foreign secretary quickly said the decision was not final.

During a town hall in Virginia, the president explained why he avoids using the term.

Raised-fist protesters Smith, Carlos support Kaepernick

US revises up April-June economic growth to 1.4 percent rate

No. 11 Tennessee and No. 25 Georgia meet in an important SEC Eastern Division game, while LSU faces Missouri in its first game following the firing of longtime coach Les Miles in the Southeastern Conference this week

The price tag of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could exceed 3 trillion yen ($30 billion) unless drastic cost-cutting measures are taken and several key venues are relocated, an expert panel warned Thursday in the latest blow to Japanese organizers

More people are seeking or casting early ballots in the critical states of North Carolina and Florida than at this point in 2012, with Hillary Clinton the likely benefactor

Voters in Virginia and New Hampshire were the strongest supporters of Clinton’s debate performance.

More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week but the number of applications remained low, the latest sign that layoffs are at rock-bottom

In its efforts to get more women into administrative, coaching, officiating and scouting jobs, the NFL will offer a career forum during Pro Bowl week

The White House saw the veto override coming, but still it stung

Pope Francis is wrapping up a Caucasus pilgrimage this weekend with a visit to two countries with tiny Catholic communities: the Orthodox Christian bastion of Georgia and the largely Shiite Muslim nation of Azerbaijan

Call it a brain freeze, another "Aleppo moment," or a mere campaign stumble, but it's a good bet that Gary Johnson is studying up on his roster of foreign leaders

Global automakers are showing off new electric vehicles at the Paris auto show as they look forward to a world of tighter emissions standards.

A Connecticut man who pretended he needed a wheelchair so he could steal a $37,000 watch from a jewelry store is heading to prison

Manchester City's risk-versus-reward approach under Pep Guardiola was summed up in one passage of play during a Champions League match against Celtic

Authorities in Virginia have charged the driver of a van after a woman fell to her death while riding atop a mattress the two women were trying to move

As many as 75,000 children will die over the next year in famine-like conditions created by Boko Haram if donors don't respond quickly, the U.N. Children's Fund is warning