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Union official says train engineer nodded

December 3, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this photo taken on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, Metro North Railroad engineer William Rockefeller is wheeled on a stretcher away from the area where the commuter train he was operating derailed in the Bronx borough of New York. The National Transportation Safety Board reported Monday that the train Rockefeller was driving was going 82 [&hellip...

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Cyber Monday draws $1.74B billion holiday dollars

December 3, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Brenda Thompson, right, loads packages into a container at the FedEx hub at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in Los Angeles. Millions of Americans took advantage of online deals ranging from free shipping to hundreds of dollars off...

Fatherhood inspired 1 of Paul Walker’s final roles

December 3, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this April 29, 2011 file photo, actor Paul Walker poses during the photo call of the movie “Fast and Furious 5,” in Rome. The industrial neighborhood where he died in a car crash is known to attract street racers. Walker and his...

Investors cool on biotech IPOs as shares fall

December 3, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this , Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, file photo, electronic billboards are reflected in the windows of Nasdaq in New York. Initial public offerings of biotechnology companies have gone from hot to cold in November 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)...

Holiday weekend gives a boost to auto sales

December 3, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this March 27, 2013 file photo, the 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited is presented at the New York International Auto Show, in New York’s Javits Center. Chrysler on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 said its November U.S. sales rose a surprising 16...

Stocks sink as US consumer spending worries deepen

December 3, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

Specialists Joe Parisi, left, and Michael Cacace work at a post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street as investors hold back ahead of economic reports that could influence when the Federal...

Gay weddings become reality in Hawaii with new law

December 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Rod Powell, left, and Bob Eddinger pose for a photo in Honolulu on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 before signing papers to be married on the first day same-sex marriage became legal in their home state of Hawaii. The Hawaii state Department of Health issued 40 licenses...

Year-end signups crucial test for health care site

December 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this June 17, 2005 file photo, Mark McClellan is seen in Maple Grove, Minn. President Barack Obama’s new and improved health care website faces another test in just a couple of weeks, its biggest yet. And if HealthCare.gov gets overwhelmed...

NTSB: Train going too fast at curve before wreck

December 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Cranes salvage the last car from from a train derailment in the Bronx section of New York, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. Federal authorities began righting the cars Monday morning as they started an exhaustive investigation into what caused a Metro-North commuter...

Americans turn to mobile devices for Cyber Monday

December 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Amazon.com employees pack up an outbound shipping truck at an Amazon.com Fulfillment Center on “Cyber Monday” the busiest online shopping day of the holiday season Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) NEW YORK (AP) —...