Officials to probe train's erratic speed just before crash

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal investigators will be looking into why a packed Long Island Rail road commuter train was traveling erratically at twice the speed limit when it crashed at a rail terminal, injuring more than 100 people.

  • Written by DEEPTI HAJELA and MICHAEL BALSAMO , Associated Press

US official says Russia undoubtedly meddled in US election

WASHINGTON (AP) — America's top intelligence official said Thursday that Russia undoubtedly interfered in America's 2016 presidential election but stopped short of using the explosive description "an act of war," telling lawmakers such a call isn't within the purview of the U.S. intelligence community.

  • Written by RICHARD LARDNER and EILEEN SULLIVAN , Associated Press

Coast Guard: Fire extinguished on platform in Gulf of Mexico

A pre-dawn fire has been extinguished on an oil production platform in the Gulf of Mexico, and there is no sign of pollution in the area, authorities said Thursday.

  • Written by JEFF MARTIN and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN , Associated Press