In this May 17, 2013 file photo, emergency workers arrive at the scene of a train collision  in Fairfield, Conn, after two Metro-North commuter trains serving New York City collided during Friday's evening rush hour. According to a Federal Railroad Administration review prompted by another accident on Dec. 1, 2013 that killed four passengers and injured about 70 others, the Metro-North commuter railroad has allowed its emphasis on trains' on-time performance to "routinely" overshadow its safety operations.   (AP Photo/The Connecticut Post, Christian Abraham, File)

Review blasts NY railroad after fatal derailment

The Federal Railroad Administration, in a report to Congress issued Friday, said Metro-North Railroad's emphasis on sticking to its schedule led to a deficient safety culture that has manifested itself in increased risk and reduced safety.…
In this photo provided by the Broward County, Fla., Sheriff's Office is James Robert Jones, 59. Authorities say Jones, who escaped federal custody more than three decades ago, was arrested Thursday, March 13, 2014, when he showed up for work in Pompano Beach, Fla. He had been listed as one of the U.S. Army's 15 Most Wanted for escaping from a federal prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., in 1977. (AP Photo/Broward County Sheriff's Office)

After 37 years on lam, killer caught in Florida

James Robert Jones, 59, was one of the Army's 15 most-wanted fugitives after his 1977 escape from the Kansas prison dubbed "The Castle" for its large walls and tower keeps.…
Jail

Holder endorses proposed drug sentencing changes

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's backing for a U.S. Sentencing Commission proposal to lower the guideline penalties is part of a broader Justice Department effort to lessen punishment for nonviolent drug dealers. …
This August, 2013 photo illustration provided by Google shows a frame from a moving time-lapse sequence of images, as Internet viewers would see it, of rafters on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park., Ariz. Google has taken its all-seeing eyes on a trip that few ever get to experience - a moving tour of the river through the Grand Canyon courtesy of a Google time-lapse camera making sequential images. The search giant partnered with American Rivers to showcase the whitewater rapids, a handful of hiking trails, the towering red canyon walls and the stress placed on the river by drought and humans. The imagery taken last August went live Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Google)

Google cameras take rafting trip at Grand Canyon

The search giant partnered with the advocacy group American Rivers to showcase views of nearly 300 miles of whitewater rapids, towering red canyon walls, and rich geologic history.…
People hold up candles while praying during a vigil for the victims of an explosion, Thursday, March 13, 2014 in New York. Rescuers working amid gusty winds, cold temperatures and billowing smoke pulled four additional bodies from the rubble of two New York City apartment buildings, raising the death toll to at least seven from a gas leak-triggered explosion that reduced the area to a pile of smashed bricks, splinters and mangled metal. The explosion Wednesday morning in Manhattan's East Harlem injured more than 60 people. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Death toll in NYC gas explosion climbs to 8

At least five people were unaccounted for after the deafening blast Wednesday morning destroyed two five-story East Harlem apartment buildings that were served by an 1887 cast-iron gas main. …
A person takes a photo of a damaged US Airways jet at the end of a runway at the Philadelphia International Airport, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Philadelphia. Airline officials said the flight was heading to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., when the pilot was forced to abort takeoff around 6:30 p.m., after the front landing gear failed. An airport spokeswoman said no injuries have been reported. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Jet aborts takeoff after gear failure in Philly

Airline officials said US Airways Flight 1702 was heading to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., when the pilot was forced to abort takeoff shortly after 6 p.m. when a tire on the plane's front landing gear blew out. …
People carry a person who was struck by a car on Red River Street in downtown Austin, Texas, at SXSW on Wednesday March 12, 2014. Police say a man and woman have been killed after a suspected drunken driver fleeing from arrest crashed through barricades set up for the South By Southwest festival and struck the pair and others on a crowded street. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner)

Police: Driver kills 2 at South by Southwest fest

A man and woman were killed early Thursday after a suspected drunken driver fleeing from arrest crashed through barricades set up for the South By Southwest festival and struck the pair and others on a crowded street, police said.…
Firefighters continue to work a day after a structure fire in the Mission Bay neighborhood on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in San Francisco. Hundreds of Mission Bay apartment dwellers chased from their homes by a huge fire at a building under construction are fortunate to have homes to return to, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said Wednesday, as firefighters put out hot spots and sought to determine the cause of the blaze. AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Investigators seek cause of San Francisco fire

Fire investigators on Wednesday were looking into whether welding work was to blame for a massive blaze that barreled through an apartment building construction site. …
In this Jan. 12, 2009 file photo, the General Motors logo is on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.  General Motors is offering free loaner cars to owners of compacts that are being recalled for a deadly ignition switch defect, the company said Wednesday, March 12, 2014. The company also will offer a $500 cash allowance to owners who want to buy or lease a new GM vehicle. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

GM excluded crash deaths from ignition inquiry

General Motors excluded the Saturn Ion from a Feb. 13 recall for faulty ignition switches after engineers inexplicably failed to look at fatal crashes involving the compact car.…
Rachel Canning

Honor student who sued parents returns home

The New Jersey honor student who sued to get her parents to support her after she moved out of their home has reunited with them, and the family is now asking for privacy.…