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Federal investigators have released hundreds of pages of records that offer new insight into the moments just before and after a 2013 oil train derailment near Casselton, North Dakota, that created a massive fire and forced 1,400 people to evacuate for several days.
Australian stocks sagged in early Tuesday trading, as weakness in the heavily weighted financial shares helped drag the S&P/ASX 200 down 0.3% to 5,964, failing to surpass the 6,000 level last breached in 2008.
Japanese stocks bubbled higher in early Tuesday trading, overcoming some weak earnings results and downbeat retail-sales data to instead concentrate on the positive.
The GOP chairman of the House Armed Service Committee on Monday recommended a $604 billion defense budget for 2016 that challenges the White House because it includes lethal weapons for Ukraine, makes it harder for the president to empty the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay and restores funding for the A-10 fleet.
The North Dakota Legislature on Monday approved funding for a state-run rail safety pilot program intended to supplement federal oversight of oil train traffic.
Obama pledges 'assistance as needed' for Baltimore riots as Maryland governor calls up National Guard
President Obama pledged late Monday to provide assistance "as needed" to stop the roving gangs who attacked Baltimore police, injuring 15, and looted stores, setting at least one ablaze.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has declared a state of emergency and activated National Guard troops amid violent riots in Baltimore, according to published and broadcast reports.
An appeals court on Monday denied a petition by the founder of a Montana resort for the ultra-rich to be released from jail while the court reviews a judge's decision to hold him in contempt for failing to explain how he spent $13.8 million.