Officials said train operator New Jersey Transit has not installed the positive train control (PTC) system in Hoboken or anywhere else on its network. Freight trains can take up to 2 miles to stop. By law, NJ Transit is required to have a system in place by the end of 2018.
By David Ingram NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investigators found the black box recorder as they sifted through the twisted wreckage of a commuter train that failed to stop before plowing into a Hoboken, New Jersey, station, killing a woman on the platform and injuring scores of people. The event recorder was removed late on Thursday from the locomotive at the rear of the NJ Transit train that slammed through an end barrier and into the terminal building during the morning rush hour, a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board said on Friday. Train No. 1614, originating in Spring Valley, New York, was at the end of its hour-long southward journey when it crashed, toppling support columns in the early 20th century building.
The U.S. Supreme Court opens its new term on Monday in uncharted territory, with an vacancy on the bench on a presidential Election Day now certain for the first time since Abraham Lincoln won re-election in 1864 at the height of the Civil War. While the eight justices will start to hear oral arguments on a range of issues including religious rights, insider trading and intellectual property, attention will be focused on the Nov. 8 presidential election that will determine who will get to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died on Feb. 13. In Lincoln's time, Chief Justice Roger Taney, author of the notorious pro-slavery Dred Scott decision, died in October 1864, just weeks before the election.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A top North Carolina legislator is warning that a judge likely will force Charlotte's mayor to release all videos chronicling an officer's fatal shooting of a black man last week unless she makes them public before a new law takes effect Saturday.
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal investigators are trying to determine what happened before a commuter train barreled through a station and crashed into a barrier, causing a young mother to be killed by falling debris and injuring more than 100 other people.
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — The world seemed to stop when Fabiola Bittar de Kroon's former co-worker learned she'd been killed after a New Jersey commuter train crashed through a barrier and into a suburban station, sending debris falling onto her.
The 14-year-old was arrested on Wednesday after crashing a pickup truck into a fence around Townville Elementary School and shooting two students and a teacher. The boy, who has not been identified, will appear before an Anderson County judge for an initial detention hearing at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT), prosecutor Chrissy Adams said in a statement. "While I realize there are many unanswered questions, the investigation into this tragedy is in a critical stage, and is ongoing," Adams said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending in August turned in the weakest performance in five months, reflecting a drop in spending on autos. Income growth also slowed as wages and salary gains slowed following four strong months.
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — The anguished mother of a man killed by police in a San Diego suburb said she could not believe her family left violence-wracked Uganda only to have her son shot to death in the United States.
TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A judge will decide whether authorities can continue holding a teenager arrested after a school shooting that left two students and a teacher wounded and a tiny South Carolina community coping with the aftermath.