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Hollywood sexism is ingrained and should be investigated, ACLU says

The Hollywood film industry is so sexist that it should be investigated for civil rights violations, according to a new campaign. The so-called celluloid ceiling is firmly intact despite years of complaints about gender inequality, the American Civil ...

Investigators: Train in deadly wreck was going over 100 mph

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was hurtling at more than 100 mph before it ran off the rails along a sharp curve where the speed limit is just 50 mph, federal investigators said Wedn ...

Amtrak train derails killing 5 people; investigation begins

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Daylight on Wednesday revealed the destruction and devastation caused by an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia that left at least five people dead and injured dozens more, six critically. Some survivors had to scramble throu ...

Carjacker ID'd via iPhone feature on stolen cell gets prison

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man who was identified by the "find my iPhone" feature on a smartphone he stole during an armed carjacking was sentenced Monday to more than 11 years in prison. Federal prosecutors say 28-year-old Lee Carraballo, of Newark, will ...

Power station problem in Maryland causes outages across DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Widespread power outages affected the White House, the Capitol, museums, train stations and other sites acrossWashington and its suburbs Tuesday afternoon — all because of an explosion at a Maryland power plant, an official said. Ma ...

Dog poop patrol goes high tech in liberal city

SEATTLE (AP) — Frustrated with dog owners who refuse to clean up after their pets, an increasing number of apartments in Seattle are opting to use DNA testing to identify the culprits. The Seattle Times reports (http://bit.ly/1HxGgb2 ) that a company ...

France jet audio shows pilot locked out of cockpit

SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) -- The first half of Germanwings Flight 9525 was chilling in its normalcy. It took off from Barcelona en route to Duesseldorf, climbing up over the Mediterranean and turning over France. The last communication was a routi ...

911 Operator to Teen as Dad Lay Dying: 'Stop Whining'

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A 911 dispatcher twice told an emotional 13-year-old girl to "stop whining" as her father lay dying after a hit-and-run on a Maryland highway, according to a recording of the call obtained Thursday. The dispatcher has been reassign ...

Harry Reid's brother accused of DUI, battery on an officer

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say the 73-year-old brother of Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid was arrested on misdemeanor driving under the influence, weapon and battery on an officer charges after he was found in a vehicle parked in a dirt median ...

Texas Gov. Abbott declares today 'Chris Kyle Day'

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday declared Feb. 2 "Chris Kyle Day" in honor of the slain Navy SEAL who is the subject of the film American Sniper. Monday will be the second anniversary of Kyle's death. Kyle and friend Chad Littlefield were allegedly g ...


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