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Amtrak train hurtles off overpass; at least 6 people killed
DUPONT, Wash. (AP) -- An Amtrak train making the first-ever run along a faster new route hurtled off an overpass Monday near Tacoma and spilled some of its cars onto the highway below, killing at least six people, authorities said. The death toll was expected to rise....

The Latest: 2 critical, 11 seriously injured in derailment
DUPONT, Wash. (AP) -- The Latest on an Amtrak train derailment in Washington state (all times local):...

Atlanta blackout snarls air travel a week before Christmas
ATLANTA (AP) -- The nation's air-travel system struggled to get back on schedule Monday after a weekend fire and blackout at the world's busiest airport forced the cancellation of over 1,500 flights just days before the start of the Christmas rush....

The Latest: Georgia Power CEO says gear failed, causing fire
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Latest on a power outage at the Atlanta airport (all times local):...

US judge steps down after accusations of sexual misconduct
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A prominent U.S. appeals court judge announced his retirement Monday days after women alleged he subjected them to inappropriate sexual conduct or comments....

Suspect in Jamaican lottery scam wants evidence suppressed
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- The last suspect set for trial in a large-scale Jamaican lottery scam being prosecuted in the U.S. is seeking to have evidence suppressed....

Solar eclipse, loveable baby hippo warmed hearts in 2017
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- It wasn't all doom and gloom in 2017. The year was also filled with awe-inspiring moments that united us and warmed the heart....

Virginia police chief retires after criticism over rally
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Charlottesville's police chief, who oversaw the department's widely criticized response to a violent white nationalist rally this summer, abruptly retired Monday, the city said....

Trump unveils details of 'America First' security strategy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump declared a new national security strategy on Monday, stressing the "America first" message of his 2016 campaign and faulting previous U.S. leaders for failing to measure up to it and look out for the nation's citizens....

Sarah Palin's son Track arrested on domestic violence claims
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Police arrested the oldest son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on charges related to domestic violence for the second time in as many years....

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