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Federal Safety Investigators Head To Site Of Hoboken Train Crash

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Rats are great at remembering where they last sniffed the strawberries.

Rats That Reminisce May Lead To Better Tests For Alzheimer's Drugs

What rats can remember may help people who forget.

Researchers are reporting evidence that rats possess "episodic memories," the kind of memories that allow us to go back in time and recall specific events. These memories are among the first to disappear in people who develop Alzheimer's disease.

The finding, which appears Thursday in Current Biology, suggests that rats could offer a better way to test potential drugs for Alzheimer's. Right now, most of these drugs are tested in mice.

Trucks carrying humanitarian aid were hit by airstrikes in Aleppo, Syria, last week. Twenty people were killed, including 12 aid workers.

Why Is No One Punished For Attacks On Aid Workers?

Winter clothes, blankets, food and medical supplies. In an act of humanity, a U.N. aid convoy was carrying these precious necessities to a neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria, cut off by war. The convoy never made it.

Witness Describes Damage To Hoboken Terminal After Train Crash

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech to provincial leaders in Ankara on Thursday.

Turkey's President Recommends Extending State Of Emergency

Turkey's national security council is recommending a three-month extension of the state of emergency imposed following a failed coup attempt in July.

The council is chaired by the Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has presided over tens of thousands of dismissals and arrests of opposition leaders, journalists and others since the initial state of emergency went into effect on July 20, NPR's Peter Kenyon reports.

Train Crashes Through Landmark Terminal In Hoboken, N.J.

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

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Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf is sworn in on Capitol Hill, where he is testifying  before the House Financial Services Committee about Wells Fargo's opening of unauthorized customer accounts.

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

Days after he agreed to forfeit outstanding stock awards worth about $41 million over his bank's creation of millions of unauthorized customer accounts, Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf is facing more questions on Capitol Hill.

"We should have done more sooner," Stumpf told members of the House Financial Services Committee, adding that he and Wells Fargo will keep working on the problem.

Train personnel survey the NJ Transit train that crashed in to the platform at the Hoboken Terminal on Thursday.

Train Crashes Into Hoboken Terminal, Killing 1, Injuring Scores Of People

A commuter train in New Jersey crashed into Hoboken Terminal in New Jersey on Thursday morning, resulting in multiple injuries and visible structural damage.

One person was killed and at least 65 people were injured, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York. New Jersey transit officials said at least 100 people were hurt, Stephen Nessen of WNYC reports.

Joseph Scott, the CEO of Jersey City Medical Center, said the hospital had admitted some victims in critical or serious condition.

Rosetta's mission control specialists at the European Space Operations Center in Darmstadt, Germany, were jubilant on Jan. 20, 2014, after getting back the first signals that their mission's probe had "woken up" on the comet's surface.

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

On Friday, the Rosetta spacecraft will smack into the icy surface of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and go silent. Scientists with the historic mission are wondering how they'll feel as the orbiter makes its death-dive toward the comet that has been its traveling companion for more than two years.

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