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  • Death toll in Amtrak wreck hits 8; all aboard accounted for

    The death toll from the Amtrak wreck rose to eight with the discovery of another body in a mangled railcar Thursday, while a lawyer for the train's engineer said his client has no recollection of the crash and wasn't on his cellphone or using drugs or...
  • Helicopter crash survivor sues for unspecified damages

    A Montana man injured in a helicopter crash in the DeSoto National Forest in south Mississippi has sued the manufacturers of the helicopter and the engine. Named as defendants are Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., the helicopter's manufacturer, and Rolls-...
  • Proximity of tankers to Amtrak crash site raises concerns

    PHILADELPHIA As bad as Tuesday's Amtrak accident was, on a different day, it could have been much worse. The front end of the train that careened off the Northeast Corridor tracks, killing seven passengers, skidded for about 100 yards and crashed into...
  • Deadly train crash in Philadelphia 'came out of nowhere'

    Deadly train crash in Philadelphia 'came out of nowhere'
    Residents living along the stretch of Frankford Avenue near the railroad tracks are used to the whoosh and clatter of trains rounding a nearby curve, and Amtrak's train 188 didn't sound unusual to locals enjoying the warm night air or to riders settled...
  • New rules for oil tank cars don't offer enough fire protection, experts say

    New rules for oil tank cars don't offer enough fire protection, experts say
    When a train hauling volatile crude oil derailed near Galena in March, witnesses said it took about only an hour for tank cars to explode, sending giant fireballs hundreds of feet into the sky. Authorities said the tank cars survived the derailment...
  • AP estimates train in deadly crash was traveling 107 mph

    An Amtrak train that derailed Tuesday evening in Philadelphia was travelling about 107 miles per hour as it approached a curve where the speed limit is less than half that, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. The National Transportation...
  • Investigators: Train in deadly wreck was speeding 106 mph

    The Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was hurtling at 106 mph before it ran off the rails along a sharp curve where the speed limit drops to just 50 mph, federal investigators said Wednesday. The engineer applied...
  • The Latest on Amtrak crash: College dean died in crash

    12:10 a.m. Officials at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York, confirmed that Derrick Griffith, dean of student affairs and enrollment management, was one of seven people killed in the derailment of the Amtrak train. The college says the 42-year-...
  • Precise data about train's speed at time of crash will come from onboard recorder

    PHILADELPHIA When you get right down to it, it was a question of physics. At the site of the Amtrak derailment on Tuesday, the track had a curvature of 4 degrees. Imagine a giant circle with a diameter of nearly 2,900 feet, more than a half-mile. The...
  • Texas air ambulance resumes after nurse falls to her death

    A Texas air ambulance service is returning to the air more than a week after one of its flight nurses fell to her death from a helicopter hoist. STAR Flight program director Casey Ping said its aircraft will resume emergency medical service flights at...
  • Nurse rescuing hiker fell from spinning chopper hoist: NTSB report

    Nurse rescuing hiker fell from spinning chopper hoist: NTSB report
    A nurse rescuing an injured woman from a hiking trail in Central Texas fell to her death from a spinning hoist suspended from a medical helicopter, according to a federal report released Tuesday. The preliminary National Transportation Safety Board...