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A rush hour commuter train has crashed through a barrier and lurched across the waiting area at a busy New Jersey rail station, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) -- A rush hour commuter train crashed through a barrier at the busy Hoboken station and lurched across the waiting area Thursday morning, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others in a grisly wreck that renewed questions about whether long-delayed automated safety technology could have prevented tragedy....

A woman killed when a New Jersey Transit commuter train crashed at a station had recently moved to the United States from Brazil with her husband and young child
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) -- Fabiola Bittar de Kroon was in a rush to catch the train....

Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez was remembered Thursday as a larger than life figure during a homily at his funeral
MIAMI (AP) -- Despite all his accomplishments, Jose Fernandez never pitched a complete game, and on Thursday he was carried out of church in a casket with too much unfinished business....

When two firefighters rolled up to a South Carolina elementary school shooting, they said they found only a wrecked black pickup truck at the playground
TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- When two volunteer firefighters rolled up to an elementary school shooting, they said they found only a wrecked black pickup truck at the playground. There was no gunman, and no one inside the truck....

San Diego County's district attorney says there's no timetable for when she will allow the release of video of an unarmed black man being shot by police
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) -- An unarmed black man fatally shot by an officer in a San Diego suburb was unjustly killed and the police department and chief prosecutor are trying to sway public opinion by only releasing a single, favorable frame from video of the shooting, representatives of the man's family said Thursday in demanding the full video be shown....

US authorities twice tried to deport a black man who was fatally shot by police in a San Diego suburb but his native Uganda refused to take him, resulting in his release
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- U.S. authorities twice tried to deport a black man who was fatally shot by police in a San Diego suburb this week but his native Uganda refused to take him....

Donald Trump is holding German Chancellor Angela Merkel up as a model leader after months of repeatedly railing against her for "ruining Germany" by accepting an influx of refugees from Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times EDT):...

August was the deadliest month for Chicago homicides in two decades, and an analysis of the toll shows more clearly than ever that the blame lies with surging violence in a handful of the city's most impoverished neighborhoods
CHICAGO (AP) -- Fourteen-year-old Malik Causey loved the way gangs took what they wanted from people on the street, the way members fought for each other, the way they could turn drugs into cash and cash into $400 jeans....

The White House is lashing out at Congress, a day after Republicans and Democrats overwhelmingly overrode President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to allow families of the 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House lashed out at Congress on Thursday, a day after Republicans and Democrats overwhelmingly overrode President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to allow families of the 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. The White House turned to mockery as top GOP leaders expressed buyer's remorse and vowed to fix the bill....

A lawyer for a white Oklahoma police officer charged in an unarmed black man's death says she was so hyper-focused on the situation that she didn't hear other officers arrive on the scene
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A lawyer for a white Oklahoma police officer charged in an unarmed black man's death says she was so hyper-focused on the situation that she didn't hear other officers arrive on the scene or even the deadly gunshot she fired....

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San Diego County's district attorney says there's no timetable for when she will allow the release of video of an unarmed black man being shot by police

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