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Commuter Describes Scene Of Train Crash In Hoboken, N.J.

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 9:46am

Commuter Ben Fairclough says he had just gotten off a different train and was walking toward the station when he found his path blocked by the crashed train. He describes the scene to Steve Inskeep.

Watch Norah Jones Perform 'Flipside' Live In The Studio

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 9:44am

The song is from the jazz and pop singer-songwriter's new album, Day Breaks. Here, Jones and her band play it live at KCRW.

Watch Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf Face House Panel Over Fake Accounts

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 9:37am

Questions for Stumpf include one about his sale of $13 million in stock, which Rep. Carolyn Maloney calls "by far the largest open-market sale of Wells Fargo stock" in the CEO's tenure.

Songs We Love: Empire of the Sun, 'To Her Door'

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 9:00am

"When you've got the undeniable, magical aura of Doctor Buckingham, things blossom." The Australian synth duo gets a lush assist from the Fleetwood Mac guitarist on its breezy new song.

Train Crashes Into Station In Hoboken, N.J., Injuring At Least 100

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 8:19am

The commuter train didn't stop at the end of the track, but continued forward. The roof of the station has partially collapsed, and rail service in and out of Hoboken Terminal has been suspended.

Watch Paul Simon's Ageless And Animated Performance Of 'Wristband'

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 8:00am

The legendary singer and songwriter makes his first-ever appearance at Austin City Limits for a rare live performance.

Scientists To Bid A Bittersweet Farewell To Rosetta, The Comet Chaser

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 7:45am

To cap its 12-year scientific voyage, the Rosetta spacecraft will take a final plunge Friday. Scientists will signal Rosetta to crash into the surface of a comet — and gather data all the way down.

WATCH: Unable To Name A Foreign Leader, Gary Johnson Has Another 'Aleppo Moment'

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 7:35am

Asked to name his favorite foreign leader, or any foreign leader he admires, Libertarian nominee for president Johnson was unable to come up with an answer.

Hundreds Protest Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man In El Cajon, Calif.

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 7:28am

Police took nearly an hour to respond to a 911 call from a woman who said her mentally ill brother was acting erratically. About a minute after officers arrived on Tuesday, one shot and killed him.

First Listen: Conor Oberst, 'Ruminations'

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 6:00am

Oberst's distinctive warble is set against a spare patchwork of acoustic guitar, piano and the occasional harmonica, drawing most of the attention to his dark, personal words.

First Listen: Shovels & Rope, 'Little Seeds'

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 6:00am

Parenthood gives the husband-and-wife Americana duo the will to rock on an album that's informed by both birth and death.

First Listen: Phish, 'Big Boat'

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 6:00am

The band's 13th album feels like a tonal sequel to 2014's terrific Fuego, thanks to a balanced ear for Phish's on-stage exuberance and sonic cohesion.

First Listen: Brent Cobb, 'Shine On Rainy Day'

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 6:00am

On his first full-length album, the young country singer-songwriter imaginatively teases out the subtle textures of small-town life.

Hardboiled Historical Noir With A Heart In 'By Gaslight'

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 6:00am

Steven Price's hefty new novel stars William Pinkerton, whose father founded the famous detective agency that bears his name, plus a colorful cast of Victorian ne'er-do-wells. And a severed head.

Maine Teen Stopped For Driving Twice The Speed Limit On I-95

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 5:42am

Police say the 18-year-old driver of a Dodge Neon was driving at 146 mph. The speed limit is 70. The state policemen who stopped the driver said it was the fastest he'd ever clocked someone driving.

Maine Teen Stopped For Driving Twice The Speed Limit On I-95

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 5:07am

Police say the 18-year-old driver of a Dodge Neon was driving at 146 mph. The speed limit is 70. The state policemen who stopped the driver said it was the fastest he'd ever clocked someone driving.

'Working: Then & Now': Police Officer

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:09am

In 1971, Studs Terkel interviewed Renault (ren-AULT pronounce the T) Robinson, one of the few black Chicago police officers. Robinson spoke bluntly about the role of race in urban policing. This series, Working Then and Now, is the first broadcast of tapes that Terkel made for his book "Working." The interview comes from the Radio Diaries podcast and Project & [And].

Tech Group To Set Industry Standards For Artificial Intelligence

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:09am

Artificial intelligence is increasingly becoming part of everyday life: think Apple's Siri. Major tech firms formed a group to help the public understand AI and develop standards so it isn't misused.

Lawmakers In Congress Override Obama's Veto Of Sept. 11 Lawsuit Bill

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:09am

Renee Montagne talks to former Senator Bob Graham about the congressional override of President Obama's veto of a bill that would allow Sept. 11 victims' families to sue the Saudi government.

FCC To Vote On Controverisal Set-Top-Box Plan

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:09am

The Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote Thursday on a proposal to free you from having to rent your set-top box in order to watch cable TV. But the idea is not without controversy.

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