Latest Rail accidents News

Jury faults NY railroad — mostly — for 2015 crossing crash that killed 6

Jul. 18, 2024 18:51 PM EDT

A commuter railroad is mostly at fault for a fiery and deadly 2015 collision between a train and an SUV at a suburban New York crossing, a jury has found in a verdict that lays out how the bill for any damages will be split. The verdict, reached Tuesday, held that the Metro-North...

Passenger train derails in India, killing at least 2 passengers and injuring 20 others

Jul. 18, 2024 14:53 PM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A passenger train derailed on Thursday in northern India, killing at least two passengers and injuring 20 others, a railroad official said. The cause of the accident is being investigated. Naveen Kumar, a state relief commissioner, said dozens of rescuers, a...

An Indian official says at least 2 dead and 20 injured in a train derailment in northern India

Jul. 18, 2024 07:03 AM EDT
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — An Indian official says at least 2 dead and 20 injured in a train derailment in northern India.

EPA watchdog investigating delays in how the agency used sensor plane after fiery Ohio derailment

Jul. 17, 2024 18:13 PM EDT

The EPA's Inspector General is investigating why the agency didn't get its specialized plane loaded with advanced sensors into the air over East Palestine until four days after the disastrous Norfolk Southern derailment last year. The Associated Press reported on a whistleblower's...

Few residents opt out of $600 million class action settlement in East Palestine, Ohio, derailment

Jul. 16, 2024 16:39 PM EDT

Few people ultimately opted out of the $600 million class action settlement Norfolk Southern offered to people affected by last year's disastrous East Palestine train derailment despite the questions residents raised about the deal, lawyers said. The plaintiffs' attorneys said only...

Who is JD Vance? Things to know about Donald Trump's pick for vice president

Jul. 15, 2024 22:00 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Monday chose U.S. Sen. JD Vance of Ohio to be his running mate as he looks to return to the White House. Here are some things to know about Vance, a 39-year-old Republican now in his first term in the Senate: ...

Weather service says Beryl's remnants spawned 4 Indiana tornadoes, including an EF-3

Jul. 11, 2024 15:14 PM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (AP) — The remnants of Hurricane Beryl spawned at least four tornadoes in Indiana, including an EF-3 twister with winds as high as 140 mph (225 kph) that tore through a small city in the state's southwestern corner, the National Weather Service said. The tornado...

Hurricane Beryl's remnants drop tornadoes and heavy rain from Great Lakes to New England

Jul. 10, 2024 23:25 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The remnants of Hurricane Beryl dropped tornadoes and threatened flooding Wednesday as the system churned into Canada and the northeastern U.S. after leaving millions in the Houston area without power. Beryl, which landed in Texas on Monday as a Category 1...

MS-13 leader pleads guilty in case involving 8 murders, including deaths of 2 girls on Long Island

Jul. 10, 2024 16:30 PM EDT

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A leader of an MS-13 gang clique in New York pleaded guilty Wednesday to racketeering in a case involving eight murders, including the 2016 killings of two high school girls who were hacked and beaten as they strolled through their leafy, suburban neighborhood on Long...

A railway union strike in Sri Lanka leaves tens of thousands of commuters stranded

Jul. 10, 2024 06:06 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A railway union strike stopped most trains across Sri Lanka on Wednesday, leaving tens of thousands of passengers to brave the few dangerously overcrowded trains that kept running or be stranded at the station. The Station Masters’ Union launched the...