Officials: Broken rail caused West Virginia train derailmentMONTGOMERY, W.Va. (AP) ? A broken rail that wasn't found on two previous inspections led to a fiery oil train derailment in southern West Virginia in February, federal investigators said Friday.
Pressure on Rep. Ryan to run for House speaker
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The pressure is on Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP's 2012 vice presidential pick, to run for House speaker in the chaotic aftermath of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's astonishing decision to abandon his campaign for the post.
Picasso, Monet from William Koch collection to be auctionedNEW YORK (AP) ? An erotic painting of a cabaret singer by Pablo Picasso with a second picture on the reverse side could bring over $60 million at auction.
US stocks open higher, on track for best week this year
APNewsBreak: Judge ends oversight in Amish girl chemo fightA judge in northeastern Ohio has formally ended the court-ordered guardianship of an Amish girl who fought a hospital's attempts to force her to resume chemotherapy.
Islamic State advances on Aleppo in Syria fighting
By Dominic Evans and Parisa Hafezi BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters have seized villages close to the northern Syrian city of Aleppo from rival insurgents, a monitoring group said on Friday, despite a Russian air-and-sea campaign that Moscow says has targeted the militant group. Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard Corps said separately one of its generals had been killed late on Thursday near Aleppo, once Syria's most populous city. Iran, like Russia an ally of President Bashar al-Assad, says it has advisers in the country.
Fed official still looking at 2015 rate hikeNEW YORK (AP) ? A voting member of the Federal Reserve's policy committee said Friday that he believes the economy is on a satisfactory track and that an increase in interest rates is likely to be appropriate in either October or December.
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Officials: 1 dead, 3 wounded in university shooting in Ariz.FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) ? An early morning fight between two groups of students escalated into gunfire in the parking lot outside an Arizona university dormitory, leaving one person dead and three others wounded, authorities said Friday.
Tunisian democracy activists win Nobel Peace Prize
Tunisian civil society groups won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for helping to save the the only democracy that emerged from the Arab Spring, offering the country symbolic support after it was shaken by a wave of jihadist attacks. The committee hailed the quartet's "decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011," chairwoman Kaci Kullmann Five said. "The Norwegian Nobel Committee hopes that this year's prize will contribute towards safeguarding democracy in Tunisia and be an inspiration to all those who seek to promote peace and democracy in the Middle East, North Africa and the rest of the world," the panel said.