Train crash: The driver of a logging truck was killed in a collision with a train carrying 63 sightseers on a fall foliage tour in W. Virginia. The crash occurred Friday near Cheat Mountain and injured 23 people.
401 national park units have been shuttered since Oct. 1, including the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and the National Zoo. National parks will be allowed to reopen if states pay for park operations, officials announced Thursday.
Steubenville City Schools technology director has been charged with evidence tampering, among other crimes. This is part of a grand jury probe into the rape of a teenage girl by male Steubenville high school students last year.
House Democrats arrested: At least eight Democratic members of the House were among about 200 people arrested during a massive rally seeking to push Republicans to vote on a stalled immigration reform bill.
Janet Yellen, currently vice chair of the Federal Reserve, would not only be the first woman to head the Fed but the first woman running a major central bank anywhere in the world. Janet Yellen has been a key architect of the Fed's efforts to keep interest rates near record lows.
Sandy Koufax is one of baseball's all-time pitching greats. Clayton Kershaw, the Dodgers' winning pitcher in Monday night's clinching NLDS Game 4 win, was praised by Sandy Koufax after his effort in Los Angeles.
An off-duty undercover New York cop joined the pack of motorcycle riders following a black Range Rover after it struck motorcyclist, says his lawyer. The cop saw the bikers attack the SUV, but says he didn't witness the driver being beaten.