SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (AP) — Relatives of victims have gathered near a makeshift morgue in northwestern Spain, after a train crash that has now left at least 78 people dead. One passenger told a radio station that the train appeared to be going very fast as it went into a curve while approaching a station in the Catholic shrine city of Santiago de Compostela on the eve of a major religious festival.
NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Weiner (WEE'-nur) says he's "running a campaign about the issues," and that he's "getting a good response." He was greeted with some booing as he took the stage to speak at a public housing meeting yesterday evening in New York -- but by the end of his remarks, the crowd loudly cheered. Weiner is pushing ahead with his campaign for mayor, despite calls for him to drop out over a new sexting scandal.
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli and a Palestinian official say preliminary peace talks agreed to after a shuttle mission by Secretary of State John Kerry are to begin in Washington on Tuesday. Israeli-Palestinian talks on the terms of a Palestinian state have been frozen for five years, and both sides have low expectations of the new U.S. peace push.
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Residents of Newtown, Connecticut, have approved spending $750,000 in grant money from the state to begin work on replacing the school where 26 people were shot to death in December. A newspaper (The News Times of Danbury) reports an overflow crowd of about 200 people attended last night's town meeting. The crowd approved the spending for the new Sandy Hook Elementary School by a unanimous voice vote after a 7-minute meeting. The town plans an October referendum to approve spending the remainder of the $50 million in state funds set aside for the school.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks could be headed for a third day of losses. Futures indexes have been lower in advance of the Labor Department's release of weekly jobs numbers.
Created: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 08:15:23 EST
Updated: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 08:15:23 EST