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Updated at 8:10 PM

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) " Federal investigators trying to figure out the cause of the deadly rail crash at the Hoboken station questioned the engineer Friday and hoped to lift clues from the train's black box recorders, though one of the devices was proving difficult to extract from the twisted wreckage. Thomas Gallagher answered investigators' questions and was cooperative, according to a government official who was not authorized to discuss the case and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Updated at 8:06 PM

Two Democratic senators say nine states are violating federal law with their mail-in voter registration deadlines for the November election, potentially disenfranchising thousands of people by blocking applications as many as three days earlier...

Updated at 7:53 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT): 4:45 p.m. The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates says there was indeed a problem with Donald Trump's microphone during Monday night's first...

Updated at 7:43 PM

KO OLINA, Hawaii (AP) " Defense Secretary Ash Carter is meeting in Hawaii with his counterparts from 10 Southeast Asian nations, even as U.S. relations with the Philippines grow shakier. Carter said in opening comments to the meeting Friday...

Updated at 7:36 PM

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) " Crediting "barstool science," a small-town tavern in central North Dakota is laying claim as the center of North America after snatching the title from a nearby city that allowed its trademark to lapse. Hanson's Bar in...

Updated at 7:30 PM

JERUSALEM (AP) " Shimon Peres was laid to rest Friday by dozens of world leaders who praised Israel's former president and prime minister for pursuing peace with an indefatigable spirit and optimism, even though his vision of a "new Middle East"...

Updated at 7:04 PM

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) " Iceland's Meteorological Office has raised the aviation alert level around the Katla volcano because of seismic activity. The activity, which began Thursday and continued Friday, prompted officials to raise the...

Updated at 6:51 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " U.S. Olympic medal winners will soon get a tax break, but not everyone thinks getting rid of the so-called victory tax is a good idea. "I promise you, this is bad policy," said Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., who cast the lone...

Updated at 6:30 PM

DENVER (AP) " Wondering if that brownie contains pot? Colorado has you covered. A requirement that edible marijuana products come with a diamond-shaped stamp and the letters T-H-C " not just on the packaging but on the brownies, candies and...

Updated at 6:20 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) " Ed Temple, the trailblazing former Tennessee State and U.S. Olympic women's track and field coach who died last week, was honored Friday by many of the gold medalists who ran for him. "He was a man with a heart that...

Updated at 6:14 PM

PARIS (AP) " Rihanna and Natalie Portman dressed to the nines. Jennifer Lawrence opted for jeans. And most of the stars passed unnoticed amid the sea of celebrities awash inside Paris' Rodin Museum on Friday. The great equalizer for them...

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