Rosetta craft sets off on planned comet collision course: ESA
Darmstadt (Germany) (AFP) - Europe's Rosetta spacecraft set off on a collision course Thursday with the comet it orbited for two years, mission control said, nearing the end of an audacious quest to unravel the Solar System's mysteries.
Factbox: Recent major U.S. commuter transportation crashes(Reuters) - A commuter train derailed and crashed through the station in Hoboken, New Jersey, near New York, on Thursday, killing a woman on the platform and injuring more than 100 people. Here is a list of some recent noteworthy passenger train and commuter ferry crashes: October 2003: A New York City-operated ferry carrying commuters from Manhattan to Staten Island struck a maintenance pier on Staten Island, killing 10 passengers and injuring 70. January 2005: A Metrolink commuter train hit an unoccupied vehicle near a grade crossing in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale, derailing and then colliding with a Union Pacific freight train, which was tied down on a siding.
Universal Orlando unveils virtual reality Halloween show
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) ? As you enter the dark set ? an old library from the 1700s filled with ancient artifacts ? at Universal Orlando Resort's new Halloween experience, it's obvious you're in for a creepy time.
California governor approves gender-neutral restroomsSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ? Gov. Jerry Brown is wading further into the debate over transgender rights as he approves a bill requiring that all single-stall toilets in California be designated as gender neutral.
Saudi foreign ministry condemns passage of U.S. September 11 lawSaudi Arabia's foreign ministry condemned the passage of a U.S. law that would allow families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to sue the kingdom for damages, calling it a matter of "great concern" in a statement on Thursday. "The erosion of sovereign immunity will have a negative impact on all nations, including the United States," said the statement, which was carried on state news agency SPA after a day of stony silence from Riyadh. The foreign ministry expressed hope that the U.S. Congress would correct the legislation "to avoid the serious unintended consequences that may ensue," without elaborating on what the consequences might be.
Clinton says Trump appears to have violated U.S. law on Cuba
CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said on Thursday her opponent, Republican Donald Trump, may have violated U.S. law by reportedly attempting to do business in Cuba. ?Today we learned about his efforts to do business in Cuba which appear to violate U.S. law, certainly flout American foreign policy, and he has consistently misled people in responding to questions about whether he was attempting to do business in Cuba,? Clinton told reporters aboard her campaign plane. (Reporting by Amanda Becker; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)
The Latest: Engineer in train crash released from hospital
Report says Obama administration failed to follow health law
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Obama administration failed to follow the president's health care law in a $5 billion dispute over compensating insurers for high costs from seriously ill patients, Congress' investigative arm said Thursday.
Senator: Education Dept. mishandling Corinthian student debt
The Education Department is pursuing debt collection ? rather than debt relief ? for nearly 80,000 former students of Corinthian Colleges, despite federal and state findings that the now-defunct for-profit ...
House lawmakers heap blistering criticism on Wells Fargo CEO
Angry lawmakers heaped another round of blistering criticism on Wells Fargo's CEO, pressing Thursday for details about what senior managers knew about allegedly illegal sales practices and when any concerns ...