By Sebastien Malo TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (Reuters) - Data to be released on Thursday from a train that slammed into an SUV at a suburban New York crossing this week could shed more light on what caused the crash that killed six people and worried commuters on one of the busiest U.S. rail networks. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators said the main question was why the vehicle had stopped on Tuesday evening at the crossing in Valhalla, an affluent town north of New York City.
By Alwyn Scott NEW YORK (Reuters) - New rules on privately owned drones can't come fast enough for most Americans. Some 73 percent of respondents to a Reuters/Ipsos online poll released on Thursday said they want regulations for the lightweight, remote-control planes that reportedly have been involved in an increasing number of close calls with aircraft and crowds. People are also uneasy about potential invasions of privacy by drones carrying cameras or other devices. Forty-two percent went as far as to oppose private ownership of drones, suggesting they prefer restricting them to officials or experts trained in safe operation.
(Reuters) - Michigan Governor Rick Snyder was taken to an Ann Arbor-area hospital on Thursday for treatment of a blood clot in his right leg following the lingering effects of an Achilles tendon injury, his office said. Snyder, 56, a Republican former venture capitalist who was elected to a second term as governor in November, went to St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital late on Thursday morning after noticing swelling his leg, Deputy Press Secretary Dave Murray said. "The governor's mobility may be limited, but he is still very much hard at work reinventing Michigan," his office said in a statement.
NEW YORK (AP) — In the hours after his arrest, a man accused of killing his hedge-fund founder father over a cut in his allowance talked to police about his diet and exercise regimen but nothing to do with the death, according to court papers released Thursday.