SF Bay Area Trains Run Through Weekend, Strike Possible Monday

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_7c0c885894.jpgHal Bergman Photography/Getty Images (SAN FRANCISCO) -- The Bay Area Rapid Transit system, BART, is still running on Friday. Trains will continue rolling at least until Sunday, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Unions and BART officials reported making progress in talks on Thursday, but no new contract had yet been reached. If no deal is agreed upon by then, a strike will begin on Monday.

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System Failure Causing Problems for EBT Card Users

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_c976255c35.jpgSteve Debenport/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Around the country, some customers attempting to use their Electronic Benefit Transfer cards were being turned down due to what appears to be a system error. EBT cards are the way that many state governments deliver cash and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits to recipients.

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Kansas Man Hit by Freight Train, Walks Away

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_3f3dc1f38d.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (TOPEKA, Kan.) -- For someone to survive being hit by a train is a stroke of luck. For someone to be able to get up and walk away from that is nothing short of a miracle. Kristopher Wenberg, 25, defied the odds after he was struck by a freight train on Thursday evening while walking on the tracks in Topeka, Kan., police said.

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Cheerleading Captain Gets Three Years for Prostituting Squad Member

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_0c10d3730c.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (MINNEAPOLIS) -- Montia Parker, a former cheerleading captain from a suburban Minneapolis high school, was sentenced to three years in prison Friday for prostituting a younger squad member. Parker, 18, will spend at least two of the three years behind bars before she’s eligible for release, said Chuck Laszewski, spokesman for the Hennepin County prosecutor. If she has good behavior, she will serve the remaining third of her sentence on probation, he said.

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Elephant Kills Missouri Zookeeper

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_e5b77f4081.jpgFile photo. iStock/Thinkstock (SPRINGFIELD, Mo.) -- A zookeeper was crushed to death by a three-ton elephant in a Missouri zoo Friday, but authorities have yet to determine what caused the pachyderm named Patience to lash out at the man. John Phillip Bradford, 62, the manager of the elephants at the Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield was killed while he and other zookeepers were in the elephant barn early Friday morning, according to Cora Scott, a spokeswoman for the city of Springfield.

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