Transportation

Investigators want to question engineer in Hoboken crash

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal investigators trying to figure out the cause of the deadly rail crash at the Hoboken station hoped to question the engineer and lift clues Friday from the train's black box recorders, though one of the devices was proving difficult to extract from the wreckage. The recorders contain information on speed,...

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Anti-wildlife trafficking group lauds Thai ivory crackdown

BANGKOK (AP) — A major conservation group has praised Thailand for a huge drop in sales of ivory items resulting from an official crackdown aimed at shedding the country's image as a center for the illicit trade in wildlife goods. The wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC announced this week at a meeting in South Africa...

Science

Iceland raises aviation alert due to Katla volcano activity

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's Meteorological Office has raised the aviation alert level around the Katla volcano because of seismic activity. The activity, which began Thursday and continued Friday, prompted officials to raise the alert level to yellow, which signifies volcanic activity above background levels. There are two higher levels of alert. Officials say they...

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