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Investigators seek cause of Amtrak crash that injured 55 - humboldtbeacon.com
HALIFAX, N.C. (AP) — As workers finished clearing debris from where an Amtrak passenger train derailed earlier this week, state and federal investigators were busy piecing together how an oversized tractor-trailer came to be stopped on the tracks in ...
Woman in gender bias suit says she loved colleague - humboldtbeacon.com
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman alleging gender bias at a prestigious Silicon Valley venture capital firm testified that she couldn't turn back the advances of a male co-worker with whom she'd later have an affair because of her injuries from an accident on ...
'Blurred Lines' verdict likely to alter music business - humboldtbeacon.com
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury's verdict that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke copied Marvin Gaye's music to create their hit song "Blurred Lines" won't just be felt by the singer's pocketbooks — it has the potential to change how musicians work and could ...
Flying cars, robot petting zoo: It's South by Southwest time - humboldtbeacon.com
NEW YORK (AP) — Flying cars and a robot petting zoo. Mobile wallets and net neutrality. The most outlandish ideas of the future and tech trends shaping the world today will be in focus as the freewheeling South by Southwest Interactive Festival kicks off ...
Illinois Supreme Court set to hear state's pension case - humboldtbeacon.com
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — One of the most critical issues for Illinois government in recent history is heading to the state Supreme Court. Lawyers representing the state will argue that a state-employee pension overhaul is necessary because of a dire ...
Jury finds Pharrell, Thicke copied for 'Blurred Lines' song - humboldtbeacon.com
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury awarded Marvin Gaye's children nearly $7.4 million Tuesday after determining singers Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams copied their father's music to create "Blurred Lines," the biggest hit song of 2013. Gaye's daughter Nona ...
Prime Healthcare backs out of deal to purchase 6 hospitals - humboldtbeacon.com
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A leading hospital management company on Tuesday backed out of a proposed $843 million deal to buy six nonprofit Catholic hospitals in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay areas. Prime Healthcare Services Inc. had previously agreed ...
US stocks sink as investors worry about higher rates - humboldtbeacon.com
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes fell sharply as fears of over possible interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve roiled financial markets around the globe. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 332 points, or 1.9 percent, to 17,662 Tuesday.
Democrats deplore Republican letter to Tehran on nuke talks - humboldtbeacon.com
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats said Tuesday that the GOP letter about nuclear talks with Iran undercuts the U.S. at the negotiating table and threatens to torpedo bipartisanship on Capitol Hill when it comes to the delicate issue of preventing a ...
Court to hear sabotage appeal of 85-year-old nun, activists - humboldtbeacon.com
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — On Thursday, an 85-year-old nun and two fellow Catholic peace activists will ask a federal appeals court in Ohio to overturn convictions for sabotage and destruction of government property. Attorneys for Sister Megan Rice, Michael ...
Obama aims to clamp down on federal student loan servicers - humboldtbeacon.com
ATLANTA (AP) — President Barack Obama says college affordability isn't just important for students, but for the nation as well. Obama told thousands gathered at Georgia Tech Tuesday that he is trying to make it easier for them to pay back student loans.
Sheriff's officials curb deputy in-car computer use - humboldtbeacon.com
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A year after a deputy hit and killed a bicyclist while driving and typing on his in-car computer, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has implemented new rules governing the use of technology while driving. The Los Angeles ...
Thor Motocross pajamas recalled over flammability concerns - humboldtbeacon.com
NEW YORK (AP) — Safety regulators say a retailer in California is recalling children's pajamas featuring the Thor Motocross logo because they don't meet flammability protection standards. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday that K.J ...
The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US - humboldtbeacon.com
2. Fifty Shades Darker by E L James - 9781612130590 - (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group) 3. Fifty Shades Freed by E L James - 9781612130613 - (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group) 4. Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James - 9781612130293 - (Knopf Doubleday ...
Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks - humboldtbeacon.com
The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, March 2 to Sunday, March 8 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. 2. Ellie Goulding ...