Amtrak victims: Investigative findings hard to believe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Victims of last year's deadly Amtrak derailment aren't buying the findings of federal investigators that the train's engineer likely lost his bearings because he was distracted by an incident with a nearby train.

  • Written by MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press

Sanders wins Oregon, battles Clinton in Ky.; Trump wins Ore.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders has won Oregon's presidential primary and battled Hillary Clinton to a razor-thin margin in Kentucky, vowing to stay in the race until the end as Clinton aimed to blunt his momentum and prepare for a fall campaign against Republican Donald Trump.

  • Written by KEN THOMAS, Associated Press

Senate approves Sept. 11 legislation despite Saudi threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed legislation Tuesday that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, rejecting the fierce objections of a U.S. ally and setting Congress on a collision course with the Obama administration.

  • Written by RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press

Tax measure could cause financial jolt to California smokers

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A campaign to raise California's cigarette tax by $2 a pack said Monday it has collected enough signatures to qualify the proposal for the Nov. 8 ballot and raise the prospect of a pocketbook jolt for smokers in the nation's most populous state.

  • Written by ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press