This July 6, 2013 file photo shows a worker, wearing protective gear moving though the wreckage of the oil train derailment and explosion in  in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. Responding to a series of fiery train derailments, federal regulators said Wednesday they will propose that trains transporting crude oil have at least two-man crews and requirements aimed at preventing parked train cars from coming loose and causing an accident like one in July that killed 47 people. The Federal Railroad Administration had asked a freight rail industry advisory committee to make recommendations on whether two-man crews should be required, but the industry officials were unable to reach a consensus after working on the issue for months. Federal officials said they decided to move ahead with the two-crew member requirement anyway.  (AP Photo/Ryan Remiorz, File, Pool)

Freight train industry to miss safety deadline

The Association of American Railroads said in a report that about 20 percent of the approximately 60,000 miles of track being equipped with the technology will meet the deadline of Dec. 31, 2015. …
In this Aug. 28, 2013, file photo, a group of people hold signs protesting the New York Police Department’s program of infiltrating and informing on Muslim communities during a rally near police headquarters in New York. On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, the NYPD confirmed it disbanded the special intelligence unit that monitored Muslim communities in New York and New Jersey. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

New York police disband unit that spied on Muslims

After a series of stories by The Associated Press detailing the extent of the NYPD's surveillance of Muslims, two civil rights lawsuits were filed challenging the activities as unconstitutional because they focused on people's religion, national origin and race.…
GM

GM sales eyed for impact of ignition switch recall

As General Motors executives show off their newest cars and trucks in New York this week, analysts are watching for signs that consumers are shying away from the ones sitting on dealer lots.…
Somerville, Mass. firefighter Earl Johnson places flowers at a makeshift memorial on the front of fire station Engine 33, Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Boston. Fire station Engine 33 was the station of fallen firefighters Lt. Edward J. Walsh and Michael R. Kennedy who lost their lives fighting a 9-alarm fire in a four-story brownstone in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Boston Marathon bombing remembrance

Survivors, first-responders and public officials have observed a moment of silence near the Boston Marathon finish line to mark the moment two pressure cooker bombs exploded a year ago.…
Boston bombing

Photos: Boston bombing then and now

A year after three people were killed and more than 260 injured when two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, the city's landscape bears few reminders of the explosions.…
High school stabbings, Murrysville Pennsylvania

Police: School stabber apparently behind threats

Detectives believe a boy charged with stabbing 21 other students and a security guard at his Pittsburgh-area high school threatened two students by phone before the attack.…
Kansas Jewish Community Center shooting suspect

Supremacist ID’d as suspect in Kansas attacks

The man accused of killing three people in attacks at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City is a well-known white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader who was once the subject of a nationwide manhunt.…
Utah babies found

Utah woman arrested after 7 dead babies found

Pleasant Grove, UTAH. (AP) – Police accused a Utah woman of killing seven babies she gave birth to over 10 years after they found the tiny bodies stuffed in cardbo……
This image provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Alison Ernst, who was arrested April 10, 2014 in connection with an incident involving throwing a shoe at Former Secretary of State and Former First Lady Hillary Clinton.  Alison was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and released. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

Woman accused of tossing shoe at Clinton released

Alison Michelle Ernst, 36, was given a misdemeanor disorderly conduct summons and freed after she was booked at the Clark County jail, according to a Las Vegas police arrest report. …