Twelve more passengers were seriously injured in the accident 15 miles north of New York City. It's the second major accident in 15 months for the rail line, which serves 280,000 passengers a day.
Enrique Peña Nieto asked a watchdog agency to look into the purchase of homes by himself, his wife, and his finance minister from contractors who were then awarded lucrative construction projects.
Carson, who is considering a run for president, tells NPR that science has proven the efficacy of vaccines, so "why would you even think about not doing it?"
Alberta's leader is in Washington to lobby Congress and the administration to push ahead with the controversial pipeline.
An expert panel says white potatoes "contribute useful quantities of potassium and fiber" to our diets. Reversing itself, the panel says spuds should be included in WIC, a food aid program.
Should kids get the measles vaccine or should parents be given a choice? Potential 2016 presidential candidates weigh in, and their views are all over the place.
Bayou State residents are upset about the health risks of EPA's plan, while government leaders are running against the clock to dispose of the unsafe and deteriorating artillery propellant.
The prices that gas stations charge for fuel can vary widely. Smaller, independent stations are able to sell the cheapest gas because they undercut competitors by buying unbranded gasoline.
The vote was 239-186. The bill would repeal the health care law and direct panels to come up with a replacement. The measure, which is unlikely to pass the Senate, faces a presidential veto threat.
Parents and students say the teachers were fired for teaching black history. The NAACP says otherwise.
Audie Cornish speaks with Daoud Kuttab, director of Radio al Balad in Amman, Jordan. He talks about how Jordanians are reacting to the death of Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kasaesbeh.
Law enforcement in Nebraska towns near the Colorado border are reporting a jump in pot-related offenses. Legalization next door, they say, is creating burdensome consequences they never asked for.
It took six days, 16 hours and 38 minutes and an unexpected detour down the California coast. Audie Cornish talks to Troy Bradley about his trans-Pacific journey with Leonid Tiukhtyaev.
It happened to Roald Dahl's daughter in 1962. It still happens today, in the U.S. and around the world. In rare cases, measles becomes an incurable disease.
Florida Republican Marco Rubio is using his new role as chairman of a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee to rail against what he sees as U.S. concessions to Cuba. He's particularly concerned about plans to reopen the U.S. embassy in Havana.
The House has voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the first such full repeal vote in two nearly two years. Some 19 million Americans would lose health coverage under the legislation. The bill, though, is not likely to pass the Senate, where a half dozen Democrats would have to go along with it. President Obama has also promised to veto legislation that undoes his signature achievement.
A gruesome video from the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS, released on Tuesday purports to show the killing of the Jordanian pilot who was captured in Syria in December.
Standard & Poor's has agreed to pay more than $1 billion to settle charges that it gave false ratings to mortgage-related securities in the years leading up the financial crisis.
The British Parliament has voted to allow scientists to attempt to do "DNA transplants" on women's eggs to try to help them have healthy babies. Doctors want to do this to help families carrying devastating "mitochondrial diseases." But opponents question whether transferring DNA from healthy eggs into the eggs of women carrying these diseases is safe, and whether it would open the door to "designer babies."
The prosecutor investigating the death of Alberto Nisman denied the arrest warrant existed. She changed her story today, adding further proof of a tense relationship between the president and Nisman.