A train crashed into a station in Hoboken, New Jersey around 8:45AM local time today (10:45PM AEST), according to reports. There are 74 injured and three in serious condition. The train's conductor is in critical condition. One fatality has been confirmed by officials.
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New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman is on a roll lately in his quest to hold architects accountable for their design shortcomings. His latest target? The firm HOK, which he says has turned tech manufacturer LG's new headquarters into an "eyesore".
While most of the world has moved on since Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc late last October, countless communities are still reeling and recovering from its utter devastation. And today, the Jet Star roller coaster of Seaside Heights, New Jersey, one of the more iconic landmarks from Sandy, is being laid to rest for good.
Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall, yesterday, debuted Duality, a sound and light installation — commissioned by The Atlantic City Alliance as part of their effort to restore the city's once-glorious reputation — that will be projected on the iconic building all summer long.
Without admitting any wrongdoing, AT&T Mobility has reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit alleging that their flat-rate early termination fee was unlawful. If the settlement is approved, AT&T will pay out a total of $US16 million in cash and $US2 million in "non-cash benefits" to New Jersey residents whose AT&T wireless contract included a flat-rate ETF provision any time after 1998.
• A new law in New Jersey willl ban internet sex offenders from the web. But then who will read Gizmodo? • AOL will discontinue development of the Netscape browser early next year. RIP Netscape, you were the original IE alternative. • Once upon a time, Google went by the name BackRub. Yuck. • A line of Hello Kitty clothing for men will go on sale in Japan next month. If you're looking for me, I'll be scraping my eyes out with rusty nails.