WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke painted an upbeat picture on Saturday for the potential of innovation to lift living standards, delivering a sweeping look at the last 100 years that included memories of his 1963 South Carolina home. Bernanke made no reference to monetary policy or the immediate outlook for the U.S. economy in prepared remarks to graduates of Bard College at Simon's Rock, Massachusetts. But the die-hard baseball fan did manage to work in a reference to one of the sport's greats. ...
(Reuters) - Amtrak indefinitely suspended service from New York's Penn Station to Boston on Friday after a Metro-North Railroad train derailed and struck another train near Fairfield, Connecticut, the company said. There were no reports of fatalities in the accident, which occurred shortly after 6 p.m. EDT, police and transit authorities said. (Reporting by Kevin Gray; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)
A federal magistrate has refused a request from lawyers for the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect that would allow them to take "current and periodic" photographs of him, which would have been kept from the government.
The trail of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has led investigators to the New Hampshire home of a wheelchair-bound, former Chechen rebel living in exile, a law enforcement official told CNN on Friday.
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