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Light rail train strikes barrier in Oregon, 2 hurt

Aug. 05, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two people were hurt when a MAX light rail train plowed into a barricade in Milwaukie, Oregon, driving over a paved sidewalk and kicking up chunks of concrete, officials said. Clackamas Fire said in a statement that shortly before 8 a.m. Friday, the Orange...

1 dead, 1 wounded after shooting on San Francisco city bus

Aug. 03, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police say one person is dead and another wounded after shots were fired on a city bus. Officers responding to the shooting near the Cow Palace events center Wednesday afternoon found two people wounded. Both were taken to a hospital, where one of...

Man, girl killed in New Mexico crash involving train and SUV

Jul. 25, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities said Monday that a man and a 6-year-old girl were killed in a crash involving a Rail Runner commuter train and an SUV at a private crossing in New Mexico. The collision occurred about 11:15 a.m. Sunday on State Route 313 near the San Felipe Pueblo,...

Police: Man dies after stabbing on Chicago commuter train

Jul. 25, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man who died after being stabbed on a Chicago commuter train early Monday apparently threatened or tried to rob the person who wounded him, authorities said. The stabbing occurred about 3 a.m. on a Chicago Transit Authority Red Line train on the city's South Side,...

2 dead after commuter train and vehicle crash in New Mexico

Jul. 24, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two people were killed Sunday in a crash involving a Rain Runner commuter train and a vehicle on State Road 313, according to New Mexico State Police. The names and ages of the two people who died weren't immediately released. According to a...

Authorities: Pedestrian has been struck by a train in Tucson

Jul. 24, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A pedestrian has suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a train Sunday in Tucson, according to authorities. Tucson police said the incident occurred around 10:30 a.m. The name and age of the injured person haven’t been...

3 men cleared in 1995 killing of NYC subway token clerk

Jul. 15, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After decades in prison, three men were cleared Friday in one of the most horrifying crimes of New York’s violent 1990s — the killing of a clerk who was set on fire in a subway toll booth. A judge dismissed the murder convictions of Vincent Ellerbe, James Irons...

1 person dies in W. Iowa when truck collides with train

Jul. 13, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

WALNUT, Iowa (AP) — One person will killed Wednesday when a truck hauling grain collided with a freight train in western Iowa. The truck and Iowa Interstate Railroad train collided at a crossing south of Walnut at about 2:30 p.m., and the train dragged the truck and trailer up to...

Train collision leaves two rail employees hospitalized in SC

Jul. 11, 2022 13:00 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two trains collided Monday morning in South Carolina, causing one of them to derail and leaving two railway employees hospitalized, according to the Columbia-Richland Fire Department. No additional injuries are expected. A diesel fuel leak was contained and...

'Terrorism': Abe killing seen as attack on Japan's democracy

Jul. 11, 2022 00:26 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — An attack on democracy and freedom of speech. A throwback to the political murders of prewar Japan. Terrorism. Public outrage, handwringing and vows of defiance by politicians and on social media are widespread following the daylight assassination by homemade gun of...