The driver of the New York commuter train that crashed on Sunday, and killed four people, told investigators that he lost focus and went into a daze before the accident, a source told the Reuters news agency.
A power outage briefly darkened Venezuela's capital and other parts of the country in what President Nicolas Maduro said was an act of sabotage against his socialist government.
Honduras' defeated leftist presidential candidate, the wife of ousted former leader Manuel Zelaya, has led thousands of supporters onto the streets of Tegucigalpa to protest an election result she has called fraudulent.
Police have arrested a Canadian man for allegedly trying to sell classified information to the Chinese government about Canada's warship building procurement strategy.
Tens of thousands of Haitians could be forced to leave the neighbouring Dominican Republic after a court ruled they may not be eligible for citizenship - even if they were born in the country.
A publicist for actor Paul Walker said the star of the "Fast & Furious" movie series has died in a car crash north of Los Angeles. He was 40.
A passenger train in New York has derailed, killing four people and causing "multiple injuries", a spokesman for the city's fire services has told the Reuters news agency.
A police officer was injured while breaking up a fight outside a California Walmart, a shopper was shot in the leg over a TV in Las Vegas and a Walmart north of New York City was evacuated as the post-Thanksgiving shopping rush sparked incidents of violence across the nation, according to police and media reports.
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