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Amtrak CEO vows to put safety technology into operation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An emotional Amtrak CEO pledged to lawmakers Tuesday that safety technology that could have prevented a deadly derailment last month in Philadelphia will be put into operation, while Democrats and Republicans exchanged barbs over whether Congress or the Obama administration is most to blame for railroads not installing the technology.... 6/2/2015 5:58 PM

Boston Marathon bomber's college pal gets 6 years in prison
BOSTON (AP) -- A college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison after he apologized to the victims and their families for not calling police when he recognized photos of Tsarnaev as a suspect.... 6/2/2015 4:47 PM

Survey: Most Americans with disabilities 'striving to work'
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- More than two-thirds of American adults with disabilities are "striving to work," according to a national employment survey being released just before the landmark legislation protecting their rights turns 25.... 6/2/2015 3:50 PM

Theater gunman says he wishes psychiatrist had locked him up
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Colorado theater gunman James Holmes once said he wished a psychiatrist who treated him before the shootings had locked him up so the attack wouldn't have happened.... 6/2/2015 6:30 PM

California water use fell 13.5 percent in April amid drought
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Californians responded to the worst snowpack measurement on record and unprecedented drought restrictions by decreasing their water use 13.5 percent in April, regulators said Tuesday.... 6/2/2015 5:51 PM

4 dead, 3 hospitalized after boat capsizes on Utah lake
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Four people have died and three are hospitalized after a ski boat capsized on a lake that spans the Utah-Idaho border, a Utah sheriff said Tuesday.... 6/2/2015 5:08 PM

Man convicted of driving Zamboni drunk at hockey game
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- A Fargo man who admitted being drunk while operating a Zamboni during a high school hockey game was convicted Tuesday after the judge rejected his lawyer's argument that the ice-resurfacing machine didn't meet the definition of a vehicle under city code.... 6/2/2015 6:16 PM

ACLU: Squalid conditions at troubled Baltimore jail
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Moldy showers and cells are infested with mice and cockroaches, toilets are broken for days and medical care is poor or nonexistent at a notoriously troubled Baltimore city jail, the ACLU and Public Justice Center said in court documents filed Tuesday.... 6/2/2015 5:49 PM

Student seeks court order to don eagle feather at graduation
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A Native American student who sued his California school district because it's refusing to let him wear an eagle feather to his high school graduation will ask a judge for an order permitting the sacred item.... 6/2/2015 5:49 PM

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