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Feds: Truck stuck in crossing well before Amtrak train crash

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A huge truck with a state trooper escort was stuck in a crossing with time enough to warn the railroad of trouble, but no one told the Amtrak passenger train before a crash that injured 55 people, officials said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015

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Train crashes into tractor-trailer; at least 55 hurt

HALIFAX, N.C. (AP) — An Amtrak train slammed into a tractor-trailer that got stuck on the tracks while trying to make a difficult left-hand turn Monday. One of the train's cars toppled and the conductor and at least 54 others were injured.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015

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GOP tries to undercut nuclear deal with warning to Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers warned the leaders of Iran on Monday that any nuclear deal they cut with President Barack Obama could expire the day he leaves office. The White House denounced the GOP's latest effort to undercut the international negotiations as a "rush to war."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015

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Obama aims to clamp down on federal student loan servicers

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 40 million Americans are in debt thanks to their education, and most of their loans come from Uncle Sam. So President Barack Obama is aiming to clamp down on the private companies that service federal student debt with a presidential memorandum he will issue on Tuesday.

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Aircraft makers urge ban on lithium battery shipments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aircraft makers are urging a ban on bulk lithium battery shipments on passenger planes, calling the threat of fires "an unacceptable risk," according to an industry position paper obtained by The Associated Press.

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It's not just right-to-work: Bills targeting unions multiply

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — It's not just Gov. Scott Walker.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015

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Secret Service testing drones, how to disrupt their flying

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mysterious, middle-of-the-night drone flights by the U.S. Secret Service during the next several weeks over parts of Washington — usually off-limits as a strict no-fly zone — are part of secret government testing intended to find ways to interfere with rogue drones or knock them out of the sky, The Associated Press has learned.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015

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APPLE EVENT LIVE: You've seen it. Are you going to buy it?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Make calls, read email, control music, manage Instagram photos, keep up with your workout, pay for groceries, open your hotel room door. CEO Tim Cook says you can do it all from your wrist with Apple Watch — for 18 hours a day. That's how long the battery will last on an average day.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015

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