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Video: Florida train crashes with SUV; driver hospitalized

Apr. 12, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police have shared surveillance video showing how a woman drove her SUV into the path of a Florida commuter train. Orlando police Sgt. Eduardo Bernal told news outlets the driver remained hospitalized Thursday in serious but stable condition. The SunRail struck her SUV during rush hour...

German high-speed train hit by projectiles, no one hurt

Apr. 12, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German police say a high-speed train appears to have been hit by shots fired from an air pistol and which damaged windows and doors. No one was hurt. Federal police said railway operator Deutsche Bahn told them the ICE train traveling from Berlin to Saarbruecken was hit by unidentified...

Simulated subway attack in Romania for NATO medical exercise

Apr. 12, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — NATO is holding a massive medical exercise in Romania, with more than 2,500 medical personnel involved in responding to a simulated attack on the subway system of Bucharest, the Romanian capital. Dubbed Vigorous Warrior 2019, Friday's training session also included members of...

4 dead, 2 missing in China aluminum ore train derailment

Apr. 11, 2019 7:42 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A train carrying aluminum ore derailed in a central Chinese province, killing at least four people, local authorities said Thursday, in the latest in a series of industrial accidents to strike the country. The city government of Gongy in Henan province said the train crashed into a village...

Fireball soars when officials blow up derailed train cars

Apr. 1, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A massive fireball soared into the sky in the central Utah desert after officials blew up 11 derailed tanker cars containing propane and biodiesel. The controlled detonation Sunday night was the safest way to deal with the explosive material, Juab County Undersheriff Brent Pulver said...

German police: Man hits unrepentant smoker with fence picket

Mar. 25, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police say an 81-year-old man is being investigated on charges of causing dangerous bodily harm after he whacked a smoker in a downtown train station with a wooden fence picket for puffing on a cigarette in a non-designated area. Police told the dpa news agency that the 61-year-old...

NTSB: Impaired truck driver likely cause of GOP train crash

Mar. 21, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A trash truck driver who had marijuana in his system likely caused a fatal collision last year with an Amtrak train that was carrying Republican lawmakers, federal investigators concluded Thursday. The National Transportation Safety Board's final report said the crash in rural Virginia...

The Latest: Minnesota to help Nebraska flood fight

Mar. 20, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Midwest flooding (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has signed an emergency executive order to provide aerial assistance to flood-stricken Nebraska. The order came after Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts requested Minnesota Army National Guard helicopter...

Feds release files on GOP train crash ahead of final report

Mar. 19, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Federal investigators released nearly 100 documents Tuesday that detail last year's fatal accident between a trash truck and an Amtrak train that was carrying Republican lawmakers in rural Virginia. Photos, witness accounts and other information were made public ahead of a final report...

Off-duty cop who throttled attacking coyote is Carnegie Hero

Mar. 19, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An off-duty police officer who rescued a 5-year-old girl from a rabid coyote at a New York playground is one of 19 people being honored with Carnegie Medals for heroism. The Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Hero Fund Commission announced the award winners on Monday. Arcangelo Liberatore was at...