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  • Homes Destroyed, People Missing And 767,000 Without Power After Irene

    Homes Destroyed, People Missing And 767,000 Without Power After Irene
    At least 25 homes in East Haven were destroyed, one person has died, others are missing and more than half the state is without power after Tropical Storm Irene tore through Connecticut Sunday.
  • Amtrak train hits truck stopped on tracks in North Carolina; 55 hurt

    Amtrak train hits truck stopped on tracks in North Carolina; 55 hurt
    Fifty-five people were taken to hospitals Monday after an Amtrak train hit a tractor-trailer that had stopped on the tracks in North Carolina, causing a locomotive and a baggage car to derail, officials said. There were 213 people aboard the train,...

    Michigan man charged with attempted murder in Amtrak stabbings

    Michigan man charged with attempted murder in Amtrak stabbings
    A 44-year-old Michigan man has been charged with four counts of attempted murder after he slashed several people aboard an Amtrak train in Michigan, police said Saturday. Michael Darnell Williams of Saginaw was arrested after officers used a stun gun to...

    Official: No changes planned for People Express despite cancellation, delays

    Official: No changes planned for People Express despite cancellation, delays
    No specific changes are planned for budget airline People Express following an "unusual circumstance" last weekend that resulted in a flight cancellation and several delays, the company's president said. The Newport News-based airline issued an...

    Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra

    Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra
    Signs on railway station platforms in Boston, New York and Toronto are intended to offer help to anyone who is emotionally distressed or suicidal — a last-ditch effort to keep people from taking a final, fatal step onto the train tracks....