Locomotive righted in NY...Survey: More people shopping but spending less...Poll: Americans growing more distrusting

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Associated Press

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Updated Monday, Dec 2 at 7:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Workers have now righted the locomotive of the New York City commuter train the derailed Sunday, killing four people and injuring more than 60. A spokesman says two cranes are in place to lift the rest of the train once the National Transportation and Safety Board gives the OK. The accident happened on the Hudson line which carries about 26,000 weekly riders.

NEW YORK (AP) — How well did retailers do in sales from Thanksgiving Day to yesterday? A survey by The National Retail Federation suggests there were a record number of shoppers online and in stores for the four-day period. But that did not translate to record spending. The trade group says 4 million more people shopped during the holiday weekend this year compared to last year, but overall, some 141 million shoppers spent 2.9 percent less this year.

CAIRO (AP) — A panel working on changes to Egypt's constitution is meeting for the last time today before the final draft is handed over to the country's interim president tomorrow. Members of the panel picked by the military-backed government praise the document as historic and a reflection of Egyptians' hopes. Once the draft is handed over to interim president Adly Mansour, he'll set a date for a referendum on the charter.

LONDON (AP) — Another body has been found in the remains of a pub in Glasgow, Scotland that was struck Friday night by a police helicopter. Officials now say nine people have been killed in the crash. Police warned that more bodies could be found as the helicopter is removed from the scene. There also are fears that the building could collapse on emergency teams.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Can you trust your fellow man? About two-thirds of Americans who answered an AP-Gfk poll say no. In 1972, it was only one-half. The poll conducted in November says Americans are suspicious of each other in everyday encounters, such as clerks who swipe their credit cards, other drivers on the road or people they meet when traveling.

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