Officials have begun investigating an accident that sent about 70 people to the hospital, severely damaged the tracks and threatened to snarl travel in the congested Northeast Corridor.
Powerball jackpot closing in on another record
Less than 10 months after three tickets split a world-record lottery prize, the jackpot for Saturday's Powerball drawing was nearing historic territory once again.
Despite controversies, Obama agenda marches on
Despite Democratic fears, predictions of the demise of President Barack Obama's agenda appear exaggerated after a week of cascading controversies and political triage by the administration.
GOP hopes IRS scandal will snag health care law
Political scandals have strange ways of causing collateral damage, and Republicans are hoping the furor over federal tax enforcers singling out conservative groups will ensnare their biggest target: President Barack Obama's health care law.
Afghan lawmakers block law on women's rights
Conservative religious lawmakers in Afghanistan blocked legislation on Saturday aimed at strengthening provisions for women's freedoms, arguing that parts of it violate Islamic principles and encourage disobedience.
Merkel and Pope talk about a 'strong' Europe
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, mindful of the weight of Christian voters in September elections, made a quick trip to Rome Saturday for a private meeting with Pope Francis.
South Korea says N. Korea fires 3 short-range missiles
North Korea fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters on Saturday, a South Korean official said.
Mystery of moon's magnetic field deepens
The moon generated a surprisingly intense magnetic field until at least 3.56 billion years ago, 160 million years longer than previously thought, a new study reports.
Amazing videos in the face of tornadoes
A roundup of some of the best footage of the Texas twisters.
Memorial Day countdown: Will the Jersey Shore be ready?
Sometimes, numbers are the only way to tell the true tale of a disaster incomprehensible in scale and indescribable in words.