WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled a new plan Wednesday to reduce the number of salmonella outbreaks linked to meat and poultry.
YONKERS, N.Y. — The engineer whose speeding commuter train ran off the rails along a curve, killing four people, nodded at the controls just before the wreck, and by the time he caught himself it was too late, a union official said Tuesday.
A train passes by the scene of repair efforts at the site of a train derailment in the Bronx. Investigators say the train was traveling at 82 mph when it hit the curve.
Metro-North Railroad engineer William Rockefeller is wheeled on a stretcher away from the commuter train accident in the Bronx borough of New York. The accident was Sunday.
A FedEx employee sorts packages at the FedEx hub at Los Angeles International Airport. Cyber Monday was the biggest online shopping day yet, with spending rising 18 percent from last year’s Cyber Monday.
WASHINGTON — With the advent of 3-D printers capable of producing plastic weapons, the House voted Tuesday to renew a 25-year-old prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines.
WASHINGTON — Government subsidies to help Americans buy insurance under the health-care overhaul may be vulnerable to fraud, a Treasury Department watchdog warned on Tuesday in the latest indication that troubles are far from over for President Obama’s signature legislation.
HELENA, Mont. — An icy blast of arctic air sent temperatures plunging as much as 40 degrees below normal Tuesday across the western half of the nation soon after a storm snarled roadways in the Rockies and threatened citrus crops in California.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame on Tuesday filed another lawsuit opposing portions of the federal health-care overhaul that forces it to provide health insurance for students and employees that includes birth control, saying it contravenes the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
NEW YORK — Amazon is working on a way to get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less — via self-guided drone.
WASHINGTON — Federal authorities acknowledged Monday that some larger-scale custom drug providers may initially escape detection under a new law intended as a response to a meningitis outbreak that sickened hundreds across the U.S. and led to 19 deaths in Michigan.
Because Amazon.com has this fulfillment center in Phoenix, Amazon aleady collects sales taxes in Arizona. Other states could implement the policy now that the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Counselors helping people use the federal government’s online health exchange are giving mixed reviews to the updated site, with some zipping through the application process while others are facing the same old sputters and even crashes.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities trying to solve a distillery heist that netted cases of prized Kentucky bourbon have monitored websites and interviewed more than 100 people since the pricey whiskey was taken weeks ago. Now a cash reward is getting mixed in.
Fast-food workers demonstrated in August outside a McDonald’s restaurant on New York’s Fifth Avenue. Fast-food workers in about 100 cities are expected to walk off the job Thursday.
NEW YORK — Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job on Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in a push for higher pay.
This undated image provided by Amazon.com shows the so-called Prime Air unmanned aircraft project that Amazon is working on in its research and development labs. Amazon says it will take years to advance the technology and for the Federal Aviation Administration to create the necessary rules…
The technology of the so-called Prime Air unmanned aircraft project that Amazon is working on in its research and development labs will take years to advance, Amazon says.
YONKERS, N.Y. — A commuter train that derailed over the weekend, killing four passengers, was hurtling at 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph curve, a federal investigator said Monday. But whether the wreck was the result of human error or brake trouble was unclear, he said.
Crews remove the last derailed car along a section of track in the Bronx section of New York City. Initial findings are that the Metro-North train was traveling too fast as it entered the 30 mph curve before Sunday’s crash.