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The site of Sunday's early morning train crash between an Amtrak train, bottom, and a CSX freight train, top left, in Cayce, S.C. Federal investigators are planning to give an update on their probe into a deadly crash between a freight train and a passenger train in South Carolina. The National Transportation Safety Board says on Twitter that the agency will hold a meeting briefing at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, near the Columbia Metropolitan Airport.( AP Photo/Jeff Blake)
February 06, 2018 - 3:55 am
CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — The engineer killed in a train crash in South Carolina visited a counselor to help him cope after being rattled in a previous wreck less than a year before, his mother said. Michael Kempf 's train hit a vehicle at a rail crossing in the first crash, Catherine Kempf, 86, said in a...
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In this Feb. 1, 2018, photo, Vice President Mike Pence addresses the Republican National Committee (RNC) Winter Meeting in Washington. Credit Pence with good timing when it comes to trying to avoid political messes. Another government shutdown looms at week's end and the Russia investigation is grabbing headlines, but the vice president will be at the Olympics in South Korea. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
February 06, 2018 - 12:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence is characterizing the stock market's Monday plunge as "simply the ebb and flow of our stock market" and is urging people to focus on the fundamentals of the U.S. economy. Pence says...
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The site of Sunday's early morning train crash between an Amtrak train, bottom, and a CSX freight train, top left, in Cayce, S.C. Federal investigators are planning to give an update on their probe into a deadly crash between a freight train and a passenger train in South Carolina. The National Transportation Safety Board says on Twitter that the agency will hold a meeting briefing at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, near the Columbia Metropolitan Airport.( AP Photo/Jeff Blake)
February 05, 2018 - 5:59 pm
CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — Railway signals were out while crews installed a safety system that could have prevented the exact type of crash that killed two people in South Carolina when an Amtrak train was diverted to a side track and slammed head-on into an empty freight train, authorities said Monday...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, file photo, sports agent Scott Boras attends the baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals in Los Angeles. Agent Scott Boras says the number of major league teams rebuilding with younger, lower-cost rosters has become a cancer to the sport, attributing behavior to the strengthened luxury tax combining with restraints on draft-pick salaries. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)
February 05, 2018 - 4:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Agent Scott Boras says the number of major league teams rebuilding with younger, lower-cost rosters has become a cancer to the sport, attributing behavior to the strengthened luxury tax combining with restraints on draft-pick salaries. Boras attributes baseball's attendance drop to...
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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 file photo, Esmond Martin, an expert on the illegal ivory trade, attends a news conference at his home in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya police and officials say Esmond Martin, the American investigator into the illegal ivory and rhino horn trade, has been found stabbed to death in his house in the Karen neighborhood. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
February 05, 2018 - 1:49 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Esmond Bradley Martin, a Kenya-based American conservationist whose dogged investigations of the elephant ivory and rhino horn trades over decades were seen as critical in efforts to protect the threatened species, was found stabbed to death in his Nairobi home, Kenyan...
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February 05, 2018 - 8:56 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces and their Russian allies stepped up attacks on rebel-held areas on Monday, killing at least 23 civilians east of Damascus and striking at hospitals and residential buildings in the northwestern Idlib province, opposition activists reported. The assault on...
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An aerial view of the site of an early morning train crash Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 between an Amtrak train, bottom right, and a CSX freight train, top left, in Cayce, SC. The Amtrak passenger train slammed into a freight train in the early morning darkness Sunday, killing at least two Amtrak crew members and injuring more than 110 people, authorities said. (AP Photo/Jeff Blake)
February 04, 2018 - 3:19 pm
CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — An Amtrak passenger train hurtling through the early morning darkness Sunday slammed into a freight train parked along a siding in South Carolina, killing two Amtrak crew members and injuring more than 110 people, authorities said. It was the third deadly wreck involving Amtrak...
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Aaron Moorer uses a pipette to draw liquid in a biology lab at Hampden-Sydney College in Hampden Sydney, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Moorer is from Fairfax County Va., where It's an annual rite in Fairfax County, when hundreds of second-graders trooping off to private psychologists, taking IQ tests to prove they're worthy of the county's advanced academic programs. Data shows that worthy black and Hispanic students are mostly left out. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 03, 2018 - 5:45 pm
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — It's an annual rite in Fairfax County, which has one of the wealthiest, best-educated populations in America: Hundreds of second-graders troop off to private psychologists for IQ tests to prove they're worthy of advanced academic programs in the public schools. The competition is...
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Robot barista named "Sawyer" makes a coffee at Henn-na Cafe, Japanese meaning "Strange Cafe"in Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. The cafe's robot barista brews and serves coffee as the rapidly aging country seeks to adapt to shrinking workforce. The arm robot "Sawyer" debuted this week in Tokyo‘s downtown business and shopping district of Shibuya. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
February 03, 2018 - 11:54 am
FAMILY'S DOG TURNS UP 10 YEARS AFTER VANISHING FROM HOME APOLLO, Pa. (AP) — A family has been reunited with its dog 10 years after the dog went missing. Debra Suierveld and her family assumed their dog Abby had died after she ran away in 2008 from their home in Apollo, but decade-old sadness turned...
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February 03, 2018 - 8:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by Donald Trump's former presidential campaign chairman. Paul Manafort was indicted in October in special counsel Robert Mueller's (MUHL'-urs) Russia investigation. A suit Manafort filed last month challenges the scope...
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