At least seven people were hurt, one seriously, when an Amtrak train derailed after hitting fallen rocks in Vermont, officials said.
Emergency crews responded to the derailment in Northfield, near the capital, Montpelier. Pictures from the scene showed train cars fallen off the track or hanging from the track's embankment.
"This was a freak of nature," Gov. Peter Shumlin said at a news conference Monday afternoon, where officials said rocks from a ledge fell onto the tracks.
One locomotive and one passenger car went over an embankment, and three other cars left the track but remained upright.
House Speaker John Boehner has scheduled the House election to replace him for Oct. 29 and delayed votes for lower-level posts until after that.
House Republicans had planned to vote Thursday by secret ballot for a new leadership team.
But a number of members wanted more time to weigh their options and pursue rule changes amid general disarray in the aftermath of Boehner's sudden resignation.
So on Thursday, a secret-ballot election will be held — but only for speaker. A floor vote in the full House will follow on Oct. 29.
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The Providence police union is speaking out after an officer received a cup of coffee with "blacklivesmatter" written on it.
The Fraternal Order of Police says the incident is "unacceptable and discouraging."
The officer told the union that he received a cup of coffee Friday at a Dunkin' Donuts store with the slogan written on the cup. He says an employee was rude to him.
The slogan arose last year during protests nationwide over police violence against civilians.
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The U.S. Coast Guard has found one body in the search for a ship last reported in the path of a hurricane near the Bahamas last week, but the search for survivors continues, an official said Monday.
An American Airlines pilot died aboard a red-eye flight from Phoenix to Boston Monday morning.
A spokesperson for the airline has confirmed that the plane had to make an emergency landing in Syracuse "early this morning due to pilot illness."
"Unfortunately our pilot passed away," the spokesperson said. "We are incredibly saddened by this event and we are focused on caring for our pilot’s family and colleagues. We are also taking care of our customers and we did send a replacement crew to get them to Boston."
Days of historic rain left residents in parts of soaked South Carolina knee-deep in deadly floodwaters, and while skies were clearing Monday afternoon afer as much as three inches of rain, officials warned that dangers weren't over.
At least 11 people have already died in weather-related incidents across North and South Carolina since Thursday, according to authorities. The victims included a highway worker whose truck was swept away Sunday in Columbia.
The storm triggered flash flooding, smashed rainfall records and led to several hundred water rescues, prompting officials to warn residents not to leave their homes for any reason — even on foot.
"This is not over. Just because the rain stops does not mean that we are out of the woods," Gov. Nikki Haley said early Monday afternoon.
Eight dams in South Carolina were breached in the massive flooding, the state's Office of Emergency Management said. Some 30,000 homes and businesses remained without power across the state on Monday
Experts said parts of South Carolina experienced a "1,000-year flood event," meaning in any given year there is a 1-in-1,000 chance of observing such rainfall totals.
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General Mills is recalling 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios produced at a plant in Lodi, California, saying the cereal is labeled gluten-free but actually contains wheat.
The recall affects Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios that were made in July. The Minneapolis company says wheat flour was inadvertently used in a system that normally processes gluten-free oat flour.
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If you’re planning to travel for the holidays, now is the time to buy your tickets.
According to a report from Orbitz, travelers who wait even a week too long will miss some of this season’s cheapest flights.
The report indicates that Oct. 5-12 is the “secret week” to buy tickets before airfares increase for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
The week’s prices are about 5 percent lower than the average ticket prices.
Union activists protesting nearly 3,000 proposed layoffs at Air France stormed the headquarters during a meeting Monday, zeroing in on two managers who had their shirts torn from their bodies, scaled a fence and fled under police protection.
An Associated Press photographer saw about a hundred activists rush the building after breaking through a gate. Shortly afterward two high-level managers fled, one bare-chested and the other with his shirt and suit jacket shredded.
Road access to Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris was briefly disrupted, and some flights suffered delays.
Although Monday's scuffle was unusually violent, labor relations in France are commonly testy, with unions sometimes even resorting to holding managers hostage — or "boss-napping" — to make a point.
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Longtime civil rights icon Grace Lee Boggs died Monday morning at her home in Detroit, her trustees confirmed to NBC News.
In a statement from Alice Jennings and Shea Howell, Boggs' trustees, Boggs "died as she lived surrounded by books, politics, people and ideas."
Boggs, who celebrated her 100th birthday in June, has been referred to as the "Heart and Soul of Detroit's Activist Community" for her decades of dedication and leadership in labor, civil rights, and Black Power movements. Her life was documented by filmmaker Grace Lee in "American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs," a documentary that debuted in 2015 on PBS stations.
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California to become fifth state to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives. Governor Jerry Brown issued a memo when signing the legislation.
A Pennsylvania mother faces drug and child abuse charges after authorities say she injected her 14-year-old daughter and the girl's 16-year-old friend with heroin.
"Supplying anyone with heroin is a potential death sentence, said Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan. "Injecting children - including your own daughter - with heroin demonstrates depravity that defies belief."
Hogan announced Monday the arrest of Jessica Riffey, of Telegraph Road in the Honey Brook section of West Caln Township, after police went to check on the 34-year-old mother's home on Oct. 1. Riffey's 14-year-old daughter and a 16-year-old boy told township police that on multiple occasions since August Riffey gave them heroin, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
Online court records didn't list a defense lawyer to comment on the charges.
A senior defense official has told NBC News that the Russian military has been moving artillery and ground forces towards Hama — one of the locations that the Russians targeted in the first 24 hours of their airstrikes, NBC News reported.
"So much for fighting ISIS," the defense official said.
U.S. officials have questioned whether Moscow's airstrikes — in the name of defeating ISIS — were genuinely targeting the group or were instead a cover to shore up Syrian President Bashar Assad by bombing anti-government rebel groups. Russia defended its latest round of airstrikes in Syria amid mounting questions over their targets, insisting that Moscow's planes had struck ISIS installations.
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