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A union representative told CNN that the train engineer apparently "was nodding off and caught himself too late" before the accident.
Key questions surround the crash that killed actor Paul Walker and financial manager Roger Rodas. Here's what we know -- and what we need to learn.
It's not being called a bear attack yet. But authorities are setting traps and scouring parts of central Florida for the animal that mauled a woman and left her face severely injured.
The human heart beats more than 86,000 times a day, 35 million times a year. An organ that works that hard is bound to fail.
Roger Rodas, the man believed to be driving the car in the crash that killed him and actor Paul Walker, leaves behind a family, a charity he founded with Walker, and friends and fans of his own.
Researchers in Hawaii have found a mammoth World War II-era Japanese submarine scuttled by the U.S. Navy in 1946 to keep its advanced technology out of the hands of the Soviet Union.
Two skydivers died Tuesday after they collided with each other in midair, police in Eloy, Arizona, said.
Sorry, folks. Merriam-Webster's word of the year is not "selfie." And twerk is nowhere on the list, either.
Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, one of Obamacare's architects and staunchest supporters, is also the only top congressional leader to exempt some of his staff from having to buy insurance through the law's new exchanges.
Private spaceflight company SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 satellite from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Some audio recordings of 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting will be released Wednesday afternoon.
Abandoned churches, prisons and asylums in the American Rust Belt are the stars of the photo book "States of Decay."
Mark Bennett and Mark Osler say when control of sentencing went from judges to prosecutors, the number of people in prison skyrocketed.
Kate Ascher says everyone laments the state of the U.S. rail system after a deadly New York trail derailment. But high tech improvements won't make train travel safe as long as humans are in charge.
Police are looking for the owner of a pig found roaming the streets of Rogue River, Oregon. KOBI has more.
A Montana judge is defending his decision to sentence a former teacher to 31 days in jail for raping a 14-year-old student.
A man fishing from a kayak off a Hawaiian island has died after being bitten by a shark, authorities said Monday. The incident was the latest in an alarming spate of shark attacks in the state this year.
Onyango Okech Obama -- an uncle of President Barack Obama who has been in the United States illegally for decades -- has gotten a federal court's OK to stay in his adopted country, according to an attorney representing the uncle.