Investigators want to question engineer in Hoboken crash
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) ? Federal investigators trying to figure out the cause of the deadly rail crash at the Hoboken station hoped to question the engineer and lift clues Friday from the train's black box recorders, though one of the devices was proving difficult to extract from the wreckage.
Senators: Some voter registration deadlines defy federal law
Two Democratic senators say nine states are violating federal law with their mail-in voter registration deadlines for the November election, potentially disenfranchising thousands of people by blocking applications as many as three days earlier than other states.
Man who got generations singing Oscar Mayer Wiener song dies
The man who got generations of hot dog lovers singing along to the Oscar Mayer Wiener song has died. Richard Trentlage died Sept. 21 in Libertyville, Illinois, at the age of 87, according to an obituary ...
Southern Conference to keep championships in North Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) ? The Southern Conference will keep four league championships in North Carolina despite the NCAA and the Atlantic Coast Conference withdrawing championships because of the state law restricting the rights of LGBT people.
Alabama justice off bench for defying feds on gay marriage
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) ? Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was removed from the bench Friday for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage, more than a decade after he was ousted for disobeying a federal order to take down a 2 ½-ton monument to the Ten Commandments.
North Dakota tavern takes trademark as North American centerBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) ? A small town tavern in central North Dakota is laying claim as the center of North America.
LeBron James puts pressure on Cavs to sign JR Smith
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Iceland raises aviation alert due to Katla volcano activityREYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) ? Iceland's Meteorological Office has raised the aviation alert level around the Katla volcano because of seismic activity.
Trump goes on the offensive against a former beauty queen, Clinton calls him 'unhinged'
By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump escalated his attacks on a former beauty queen with a vague and unsubstantiated allegation about a sex tape in predawn Twitter posts on Friday that prompted Democratic rival Hillary Clinton to denounce him as "unhinged." Trump's refusal to drop his invective against Alicia Machado, the Miss Universe he criticized for gaining weight after she won the crown in 1996, threatened to damage his already weak standing among women and Hispanics. With less than six weeks to go until the Nov. 8 election, Trump made reference - without giving evidence - to a sex tape involving the Venezuelan-born Machado, who had publicly denounced him all week as a humiliating bully. "Did Crooked Hillary help disgusting (check out sex tape and past) Alicia M become a U.S. citizen so she could use her in the debate?" Trump said in his Twitter messages in the early hours of Friday.