Vermont-to-DC Amtrak train derails; no critical injuries

ROXBURY, Vt. (AP) — An Amtrak train headed from Vermont to Washington, D.C., derailed in central Vermont on Monday after apparently striking rocks that were on the tracks. No life-threatening injuries were reported.
US stocks move higher; energy, GE, Twitter are among gainers

Stock traders work at the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 in New York. World stocks rose Monday after weak U.S. jobs data prompted expectations the Federal Reserve might postpone an interest rate hike. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. and global stocks rose in midday trading Monday after a gloomy jobs report last week led investors to expect that the Federal Reserve will postpone its first interest rate increase in nearly a decade. Energy stocks rose along with the price of oil.

Body found in search for ship sunk in hurricane: Coast Guard

U.S. Coast Guard members retrieve a life preserver ring from the cargo ship El Faro in this still image from a U.S. Coast Guard handout videoThe U.S. Coast Guard on Monday said its crews had found a body and an empty, heavily damaged lifeboat in their search for the cargo ship El Faro, assumed to have sunk off the Bahamas in towering waves and howling winds whipped up by Hurricane Joaquin. "We're assuming the vessel has sunk," Coast Guard Captain Mark Fedor told reporters in Miami. Coast Guard vessels and aircrews continued to search, however, for the missing crew - 28 U.S. citizens and five Polish nationals - but Fedor acknowledged they had faced tough odds in the storm's dangerous conditions.

New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan to run for US Senate

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democratic New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan announced Monday she would challenge Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte, setting the stage for a highly competitive race that will be critical in determining majority control of the Senate in the next president's first year.
Tracy Morgan joins lineup for salute to Eddie Murphy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tracy Morgan will help salute Eddie Murphy as he receives the nation's top prize for humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington later this month.

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