A woman died and more than 100 other people were hurt when an NJ Transit train crashed into the station in Hoboken at the height of Thursday's morning rush, leaving twisted piles of metal and cables and causing part of the highly trafficked terminal to collapse.
Fabiola Bittar de Kroon, 34, was the only person killed when train No. 1614 barreled through a platform at Hoboken Terminal at about 8:45 a.m. De Kroon, A Hoboken resident who was standing on the platform, leaves behind a child and husband.
Preliminary reports suggest the crash was either accidental or caused by operator error, according to five law enforcement officials. They stressed it was early in the investigation, though.
Multiple passengers who were on a crowded commuter train that plowed into New Jersey Transit's Hoboken Terminal Thursday morning said the train did not brake before the crash.
"We approached the station and the train just felt like it never stopped," Jamie Weatherhead-Sal, who was standing at the door between the first and second car, told NBC4 New York. "The train just kept going, the lights shut off, people started yelling."
At least one person were killed and more than 100 were injured in the crash, officials said. There were conflict reports about the number of casualties throughout the morning.
A furious congressional committee grilled Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf Thursday on Thursday, the latest group to express their ire over the bank's shady practices, NBC News reported.
Stumpf sat before the House Financial Services Committee to answer questions after Wells Fargo was fined a record $185 million this month for opening fee-generating accounts without customers' authorization in order to meet the high sales goals.
Representative Maxine Water said Wells Fargo committed "some of the most egregious fraud we have seen since the foreclosure crisis," comparing it to mass identity theft.
"I want to apologize for not doing more sooner to address the causes of this unacceptable activity," Stumpf said, but Congress was not appeased.
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U.S. authorities tried twice to deport the unarmed black man fatally shot by police in El Cajon, California, but his native Uganda refused to take him.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday in a statement to The Associated Press that Alfred Olango stopped reporting to officers in February 2015. Spokeswoman Virginia Kice didn't know if officers tried to find him after that. The 38-year-old was fatally shot Tuesday by El Cajun police after a confrontation with officers in a shopping center parking lot.
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As investigators explore the cause of the Hoboken Terminal train crash that killed at least one passenger and injured more than 100 others, some industry analysts are pointing to the need for an already approved safety measure, Positive Train Control (PTC), which they say would prevent many train accidents.
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A Florida's woman's lawsuit says a deputy shot her with a stun gun, then apologized with a cake that said, "Sorry I Tased You" in blue frosting. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Pensacola, alleges the officer violated the woman's civil rights, committed battery against her and caused her hardships, including physical injuries, monetary loss, medical expenses, humiliation and mental anguish. The lawsuit says the officer took the woman's tea, and when she went to retrieve it, he fired his stun gun at her. She said she was knocked to the floor and the court document says the officer jumped on the woman and kneed her in the chest. He then removed the stun gun prods from her body and left. Sometime after that, Wohlers baked Byron a cake. Byron's attorney entered a photo of the cake as an exhibit into the court file.
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A legal wrinkle in Prince's estate case shows you might not have to be a blood relative to inherit some of the late rock superstar's sizable fortune.
No will has surfaced since Prince accidentally overdosed on painkillers in April, so his sister, Tyka Nelson, and five half-siblings are likely to be declared rightful heirs within the next few months.
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California Gov. Jerry Brown waded further into the national debate over transgender rights Thursday as he signed a bill requiring that all single-stall toilets in California be designated as gender neutral. The measure requires that businesses and governments post non-gender-specific signs on single-occupant restrooms by March 1, 2017. Democratic Assemblyman Phil Ting of San Francisco said his legislation would establish the nation's most inclusive restroom-access law and "chart a new course of equality for the nation."
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump held a rally in New Hampshire on Thursday afternoon at the New Hampshire Sportsplex in Bedford, where he also spoke one-on-one with necn's Alison King. A day after Libertarian candidate Bill Johnson couldn't name a single foreign leader at an MSNBC town hall, Trump was asked to name a world leader he admired and would like to emulate. He chose German Chancellor Angela Merkel. "Well, I think Merkel is a really great world leader, but I was very disappointed [in] this move with the whole immigration thing," he said. But Trump's praise for the German chancellor comes only nine months after he tweeted that Merkel was "ruining Germany."
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More than 600,000 U.S. military veterans will go without health insurance in 2017 if 19 states fail to expand their Medicaid programs, according to the Urban Institute.
The report found that many veterans fall into the “Medicaid gap” -- not poor enough to qualify for Medicaid, but making too much to qualify for federal subsidies stipulated in the Affordable Care Act. Some uninsured veterans may be able to obtain VA care, but not all of them choose it or meet the eligibility requirements.
Thirty-two states have expanded their Medicaid programs since Obamacare passed in 2010, and 20 million more Americans have health insurance than did six years ago. Many Republican-controlled states refused to do it, leaving many of their residents in what's now called the "Medicaid gap."
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A Charlotte, North Carolina, police officer calls for backup, saying he has spotted a man with a gun and a marijuana joint in his SUV. In follow-up radio traffic, the officer says a suspect has been wounded and is lying on the ground.
The two snippets of audio the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department released on Thursday along with a brief 911 call appeared to back up authorities' assertion that officers believed Keith Lamont Scott had a gun. A black officer fatally shot Scott last week, sparking violent street protests and prompting the governor to call up National Guard troops, who were stationed on downtown streets.