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The economic outlook for Amtrak was troubled even before this week's train derailment in Philadelphia. On Capitol Hill, lawmakers are deeply divided over funding for the passenger rail service.
Ex-Staten Island DA Dan Donovan may be best known for investigating the death of Eric Garner, who died after police put him in a chokehold. But now Donovan is trying to forge a new path in Congress.
Blue Bell Creameries recalled all of its products last month after a listeria outbreak. A few weeks ago, tubs of Cookies and Cream and Dutch Chocolate appeared on eBay. They're still up on Craiglist.
The TV industry was in New York to present its new lineup to advertisers. We examine whether the networks have doubled down on diversity after the success of shows like Empire and Jane the Virgin.
Emily Farris teaches at Texas Christian University. She joked her name should be added to a presidential survey. Public Policy Polling added it, and she's doing better than N.J. Gov. Chris Christie.
At a hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday, a senior official at the Department of Veterans Affairs accused his agency of waste, fraud and mismanagement in the way it purchases medical care and supplies.