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Thursday, September 29, 2016
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1 dead, over 100 hurt in train crash at New Jersey station

5:57 PM

HOBOKEN, N.J. -- A rush-hour commuter train crashed through a barrier at the busy Hoboken station and lurched across the waiting area Thursday morning, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others in a grisly wreck that renewed questions about whether long-delayed automated safety technology could have prevented tragedy.

People pulled chunks of concrete off pinned and bleeding victims, passengers kicked out windows and crawled to safety, and cries and screams could be heard in the wrecka ...

Shops, galleries to open for night of art

5:48 PM

Gallery Promenade, the Arts Council of SW La.’s annual gallery and museum showcase, returns this Friday, September 30, from 5 - 9 p.m., and this year, galleries and art spaces from across Lake Charles and Sulphur will open their doors for an extensive and cooperative art tour that features the ...

Mother of slain California black man wants peaceful protests

5:37 PM

EL CAJON, Calif. -- The mother of an unarmed black man shot to death in a confrontation with police in a San Diego suburb this week called for peaceful protests Thursday and said her son did not deserve to die.

Alfred Olango "was a good, lovely young man," said the mother, Pamela Benge. "I wanted hi ...

Train crashes into New Jersey station; injuries unclear

9:13 AM

HOBOKEN, N.J. -- A commuter train barreled into a New Jersey rail station during the Thursday morning rush hour, causing serious damage. There is no word so far on any injuries.

TV footage and photos from the scene Thursday morning show damage to the rail car and extensive structural damage to the H ...


Brain freeze? Gary Johnson can't name favorite world leader

WASHINGTON -- Call it a brain freeze or another "Aleppo moment," but Gary Johnson has stumbled again in his quixotic presidential campaign.

The third-party candidate, in a television appearance Wednesday, was unable to produce the name of a single foreign leader he respected. Prodded to come up with something, he finally se ...


Nicholls State and coach Tim Rebowe's 'renewal' looks to continue on Saturday against McNeese

One coach in Nicholls State history has concluded his Colonels career with a winning record. The program’s made three playoff appearances since it first fielded a football team in 1972 and has lost 100 more games than it has won. Entering the season, the program had won 13 games since 2010. But here were the Colonels ...


Apple partners with Deloitte in pitch to business

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Apple is extending its push into selling business technology by forging a partnership with the Deloitte consulting firm to advise companies on using iPhones, iPads and Apple software in the workplace.

While Apple primarily sells to the consumer market, it's confronting a global slowdown in consumer dema ...


Shops, galleries to open for night of art

Gallery Promenade, the Arts Council of SW La.’s annual gallery and museum showcase, returns this Friday, September 30, from 5 - 9 p.m., and this year, galleries and art spaces from across Lake Charles and Sulphur will open their doors for an extensive and cooperative art tour that features the area’s current exh ...

Veterans suicide hotline in need of improvement

Every 72 minutes, a veteran commits suicide. But for those who manage to reach out for help, the Department of Veteran Affairs Crisis Line has been offering mostly silence.

More than one-third of calls to a suicide hotline for troubled veterans are not being answered, according to the hotline’s former director.

Greg ...

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