A train passes by the scene of repair efforts at the site of a train derailment in the Bronx borough of New York, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. The National Transportation Safety Board says right now, it doesn't know whether faulty brakes or human error caused Sunday's derailment of a New York City train that killed four people and injured more than 60. But NTSB member Earl Weener says information from the train's two data recorders shows the train was going 82 mph on a turn when it should have been going no more than 30 mph. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 9:02 pm
10 Things to Know for Wednesday
By The Associated Press
1. WHAT MIGHT HAVE CAUSED NYC DERAILMENT
The train's engineer says he nodded at the controls - and didn't catch himself until it was too late, according to a union official.
2. DETROIT GETS GO-AHEAD FOR BANKRUPTCY
The judge's ruling sets the stage for officials to confront $18 billion in debt with a plan that might pay creditors just pennies on the dollar.
3. FRESH WARNING FLAG ON `OBAMACARE'
A government watchdog warns that the IRS might not be able to detect fraudulent claims for health insurance subsidies.
4. BANNER DAY FOR CYBER SALES
Online shoppers set a record Monday, with e-commerce spending rising 18 percent from last year to $1.74 billion.
5. ARAFAT DIDN'T DIE OF RADIOACTIVE POISONING, FRENCH SCIENTISTS SAY
The results contradict earlier findings by a Swiss lab, and mean it's still unclear how the Palestinian leader died nine years ago.
6. WHERE IT FEELS LIKE FEBRUARY
A massive cold front in the West plunges temperatures as much as 40 degrees below normal.
7. HE PRAYED FOR A MIRACLE - AND GOT ONE
A Nigerian survived three days in an air pocket in an upended boat about 100 feet down in the Atlantic. A video of his dramatic rescue has gone viral on the Internet.
8. WHO'S STOCKING BLANKETS AND SPACE HEATERS
Aid workers at a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan, home to 120,000, are rushing to winterize, trying to avoid a repeat of last year's misery.
9. COST OF OVERWORK CATCHING UP TO EMPLOYERS
Companies are stepping in to dial down the constant connectivity that has workers on the job long after they leave the office.
10. BILLY JOEL SETTLING IN AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
The Piano Man says he'll perform monthly at the famed New York City venue for as long as fans come to see him.