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  • HOBOKEN, N.J.— Federal rail officials found dozens of violations during an audit focusing on New Jersey Transit's safety and operations, months before a commuter train crashed, killing a woman and injuring more than 100 others, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday. The official, who was familiar with an audit by the Federal Railroad...

  • A derailed New Jersey Transit train is seen under a collapsed roof after it derailed and crashed into the station in Hoboken, New Jersey

    The NJ Transit train crash site remained too dangerous to extract a second data recorder from the wreckage.

  • HOBOKEN, N.J.— Here's what is known about the investigation into a commuter train crash that killed one person and injured more than 100 others Thursday in Hoboken, New Jersey. The National Transportation Safety Board planned to release more information Saturday about what caused the train to barrel through a station and crash into a barrier.

  • California regulators have changed course and opened a pathway for the public to get self-driving cars of the future that lack a steering wheel or pedals. But, in a shift, the state's Department of Motor Vehicles said in a revision of draft regulations released late Friday that the most advanced self-driving cars would no longer be required to have a licensed...

  • Matthias Mueller, chief executive officer of Volkswagen AG, speaks during a news conference at the VW headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, April 22, 2016.

    Volkswagen confirmed it will make $1.21 billion in payments to 652 U.S. brand dealers as part of its emissions settlement.

  • The FAA does a lengthy review of all airlines every five years but moved up its inspection of Allegiant by two years after an aborted takeoff, a plane that nearly ran out of fuel, and other events. Allegiant declined to publicly release its response to the FAA. A spokesman for the FAA, Ian Gregor, said the agency received Allegiant's response and found it sufficient.

  • DALLAS— Some American Airlines flight attendants say they're getting a rash from new uniforms made of wool. The employees' union says it received complaints from 500 workers. About 80,000 employees got new uniforms on Sept. 20, including 25,000 flight attendants.

  • NEW YORK— A woman has filed a lawsuit against JetBlue Airways for mixing up her 5- year-old son with another boy and flying him to the wrong city. According to the court papers, JetBlue staffers at Logan escorted Andy to a woman he had never seen before and told him he was being reunited with his mother. It took three hours for JetBlue to sort out what had happened and...

  • NEW YORK— Airlines often frustrate road warriors with delays and cancellations. But this week United Airlines did something more egregious: it temporarily stopped serving free booze at two of its lounges. So on Wednesday and Thursday the two United Clubs in Terminal C of Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey couldn't serve any beer, wine or...

  • Workers sweep the floor as a BMW X3 sport-utility vehicle, manufactured by BMW, sits on display during the second press day of the Paris Motor Show at Porte de Versailles exhibition center in Paris, on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016.

    German luxury auto maker BMW said Friday it will offer all electric versions of its BMW X3 compact sport utility vehicle and electric Mini models.

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— A new California law allows self-driving vehicles to be tested on public roads with no human backup. The San Jose Mercury News reports that under the bill signed into law Thursday by Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, vehicles without steering wheels, brake pedals or accelerators can be tested at two Bay Area sites.

  • DALLAS— American Airlines will make a big technology change this weekend involving planes and pilots, but passengers won't notice a thing if all goes well. It took a similar approach when it combined the reservations systems of American and US Airways last October, and that went smoothly. Including regional subsidiaries, American Airlines Group Inc. has about...

  • British Airways new Airbus A380 aircraft.

    British Airways has announced it will stop serving free snacks on short-haul flights, and will introduce a pay-on-board menu.

  • Passengers rush to safety after a NJ Transit train crashed in to the platform at the Hoboken Terminal September 29, 2016 in Hoboken, New Jersey.New Jersey emergency's management system is reporting more than 100 people were injured in the crash.

    The train that crashed into NJ Transit's Hoboken Terminal was not equipped with the train control technology that could have prevented the crash.

  • HOBOKEN, N.J.— The Latest on a commuter train that crashed into a station in New Jersey, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others:. The National Transportation Safety Board says it appreciates that crew members of a train involved in a deadly New Jersey crash have been "very cooperative." More than 100,000 people use NJ Transit to commute from New Jersey to...

  • HOBOKEN, N.J.— A rush hour commuter train crashed through a barrier at the busy Hoboken station and lurched across the waiting area Thursday morning, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others in a grisly wreck that renewed questions about whether long-delayed automated safety technology could have prevented tragedy. People pulled chunks of...

  • Driverless Cars

    Grab CEO Anthony Tan explains that autonomous vehicles could serve passengers in less populated or inconvenient areas in Singapore.

  • Sept 29- Boeing Co is close to clinching a large sale of widebody jetliners to Qatar Airways, a deal that moved closer with the recent U.S. approval of Boeing fighter jet sales to the Gulf nation, according to two people familiar with the situation. Qatar Airways is in the process of firming up the order, which it was due to have placed at July's Farnborough airshow, but...

  • James Park, CEO, Fitbit

    FitBit shed more than 11 percent on Thursday, after Pacific Crest downgraded the company to "underweight" from "neutral."

  • PepsiCo

    Shares of PepsiCo spiked 2 percent Thursday, after the beverage maker reported better-than-expected third quarter profits.

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