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Illinois oil train derailment involved safer tank cars
GALENA, Ill. (AP) -- The rail cars that split open and burst into flames during a western Illinois oil train derailment this week had been retrofitted with protective shields to meet a higher safety standard than federal law requires, railroad officials said.... 3/6/2015 8:59 PM

Why 5.5 percent unemployment isn't as great as it seems
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unemployment in the U.S. has dropped to a seven-year low of 5.5 percent - the level normally considered the mark of a healthy job market. Yet that number isn't as encouraging as it might sound.... 3/6/2015 9:21 PM

Obama: Ferguson report exposed racially biased system
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The police situation in Ferguson, Missouri, was "oppressive and abusive," President Barack Obama said Friday, as he prepared to commemorate a half-century since the historic civil rights marches in Selma, Alabama.... 3/6/2015 9:18 PM

NTSB has plenty of questions to answer in NYC runway slide
NEW YORK (AP) -- As the National Transportation Safety Board begins its investigation into a Delta jetliner that slid off a runway while landing during a snowstorm at LaGuardia Airport, there is no shortage of questions to pursue:... 3/6/2015 7:07 PM

Witness: Hernandez DNA matched cigarette butt at crime scene
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez's DNA was found on a cigarette butt at the scene of a murder near his home, a crime lab scientist testified Friday.... 3/6/2015 8:13 PM

Harrison Ford's love of flight marked by mishaps, service
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When a man battles Darth Vader, Nazis and other evildoers for work, what does he do for fun? Harrison Ford finds his answer in a pilot's license and the freedom to take to the skies.... 3/6/2015 7:18 PM

Ford's real-life bravado equals Han Solo, Indiana Jones
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Harrison Ford is as much the daredevil in real life as Han Solo, Indiana Jones or the other larger-than-life characters that he has played on the screen.... 3/6/2015 9:39 AM

Cops: Baby apparently starves after mom's suspected overdose
MILLVALE, Pa. (AP) -- A 10-month-old boy found dead in a Pittsburgh-area apartment is believed to have starved after his 22-year-old mother died of an apparent overdose, leaving no one to care for him, authorities said Friday.... 3/6/2015 8:15 PM

Hello Ceres! NASA spacecraft on first visit to dwarf planet
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- After a nearly eight-year journey, a NASA spacecraft on Friday flawlessly slipped into orbit around Ceres in the first visit to a dwarf planet.... 3/6/2015 6:58 PM

Police: Professor gave ex-convict $37K before he was killed
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- At first, it appeared retired University of Florida professor Thomas Oakland died in a tragic house fire. Now, police think the 75-year-old man who friends say was "generous to a fault" was done in by his own kindness.... 3/6/2015 9:00 PM



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