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Train Crash

FBI Examination Finds No Evidence On Derailed Amtrak Train Of Damage Caused By Firearm

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) - An FBI examination of the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia last week killing eight people has found no eviden...

Dana Liebelson

176 Miles Of Amtrak Rails Between D.C. And N.Y. Lack Key Safety System

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A key safety system is not in service on 176 miles of rail between Washington, D.C., and New York, Amtrak reported Thursday. Experts say...

Sam Stein

Riding Amtrak The Morning After The Deadly Crash

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

SOMEWHERE ALONG AMTRAK'S NORTHEAST CORRIDOR -- Elliott Gregg sat in the cafe car of Amtrak Train 174 late Wednesday morning, eating a hot dog and pret...

Paige Lavender

Obama 'Shocked And Deeply Saddened' Over Amtrak Train Crash

HuffingtonPost.com | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama said he and first lady Michelle Obama were "shocked and deeply saddened" to learn of the Amtrak train crash that killed at leas...

Dana Liebelson

Amtrak's Philadelphia Crash Defies Trend Toward Safer Rail Travel

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Amtrak passenger train crash in Philadelphia that killed at least six passengers and hurt 146, eight of them critically, defies a tr...

Hundreds Of Feet Of Electrified Rail Skewered Commuter Train In New York

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics

* Five train passengers and driver of vehicle killed * Investigators search for clues about lead-up to crash (Adds details of crash...

Investigation Begins In Fatal Train-SUV Crash

AP/Huffpost | Posted 02.04.2015 | Crime

VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) — Federal investigators looking into a fiery commuter train wreck that killed six people zeroed in Wednesday on what they called...

Two Dead, At Least 11 Injured In Train-Bus Crash

Reuters | Posted 03.08.2015 | Crime

(Updates with number of patients at hospital, people on bus, weather and road conditions) Jan 5 (Reuters) - A teenage student and a sc...

Destructive Train Wreck Caught On Video

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 10.08.2014 | Crime

A train crash in Louisiana was caught on video over the weekend. The stunning footage shows the locomotive slamming into a truck that had been stopped...

Philippine Train Rams Barrier, Injuring Scores

AP | OLIVER TEVES | Posted 08.13.2014 | World

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine commuter train rammed through a concrete barrier at the end of the rail line and rolled into a busy intersec...

LOOK: Here's What Happens When You Fool Around On Train Tracks

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.30.2014 | Weird News

A train engineer in Indiana thought he killed two women when they disappeared under his 100-car coal train earlier this month. Dramatic video relea...

Deadly Crash Prompts Governors To Press Safety Debate

Pew's Stateline | Daniel C. Vock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

LOOK: Lots Of People Die Because Other People Don't Get Enough Sleep

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

When a Metro-North Railroad train bound for New York City hurtled into a turn at 82 mph — more than 50 miles over the 30 mph speed limit — and jum...

HORROR: Egypt Train Crash Kills At Least 24

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — A train traveling south of Egypt's capital slammed into vehicles crossing the tracks early Monday, killing at least 22 people, state TV...

Truck Driver Dead, 23 Injured After Train Collision

AP | JOHN RABY | Posted 10.12.2013 | Crime

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The driver of a loaded log truck that collided Friday with a sightseeing train carrying 63 passengers ...

Deadly Train Crash

AP | JOHN RABY | Posted 12.11.2013 | Crime

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a logging truck collided with a train taking passengers on a tour amid fall folia...

Strip Club Revelers Get Smashed...Literally

Posted 09.09.2013 | Miami

A night at a strip club was extra smashing for three people in South Florida. Heading home from Scarlett's Cabaret in Hallandale Beach, the trio's...

Death Toll Rises After Infamous Train Derails

AP | RODRIGO SOBERANES SANTIN | Posted 10.26.2013 | World

CHONTALPA, México — Hundreds of Central Americans riding atop a cargo train in hopes of getting to the U.S. were being threatened and extorted ...

Spanish Driver Ignored 3 Signals To Slow Down

AP | HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 08.02.2013 | World

MADRID -- The driver of a Spanish train that derailed, killing 79 people, ignored three warnings to reduce speed in the two minutes before the train h...

Spanish Driver 'Can't Explain' Train Crash

AP | CIARAN GILES and BARRY HATTON | Posted 10.01.2013 | World

MADRID — The driver of the train that derailed in northwestern Spain, killing 79 people, has said he was traveling at twice the speed limit when...

Spanish Police Identify Caller To Train Crash Driver

AP | CIARAN GILES and BARRY HATTON | Posted 09.30.2013 | World

MADRID — The driver of a Spanish train that crashed killing 79 people said he was talking by phone to the train's on-board ticket inspector mome...

Swiss Train Crash Driver's Body Recovered

AP | Posted 07.30.2013 | World

BERLIN -- Rescue workers on Tuesday recovered the body of the driver of one of two regional trains that collided head-on in western Switzerland. Offic...

Dozens Injured In Head-On Train Collision In Switzerland

AP | Posted 09.28.2013 | World

BERLIN — At least 35 people were injured, five of them seriously, in a head-on collision of two trains in western Switzerland late Monday, polic...

Spain's Royal Family To Honor Train Crash Victims At Monday Mass

AP | YESICA FISCH | Posted 09.28.2013 | World

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain — Spanish royals and political leaders joined hundreds in Santiago de Compostela's storied cathedral Monday evenin...

Train Driver In Deadly Crash Suspected Of Negligent Homicide

AP | YESICA FISCH and HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 09.26.2013 | World

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain — The injured driver of the Spanish train that derailed at high speed, killing 78 and injuring dozens more, was re...