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Lawsuit: California transit agency failed to stop gunman

May. 26, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One year after a problem employee shot and killed nine coworkers in a rampage at a light rail yard, the family of one of the victims filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging negligence and wrongful death by the Northern California transportation agency, the Santa Clara County...

Lawyer: 5 of 6 subway shooting witnesses couldn't ID gunman

May. 25, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of randomly murdering a fellow passenger on a New York City subway train made his first appearance in court Wednesday, where his lawyer urged the judge and the public not to rush to judgment. Andrew Abdullah, 25, was ordered held without bail in the...

Several injured in train, bus collision in southern Germany

May. 24, 2022 06:49 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A train collided with a bus and derailed at a railroad crossing in southern Germany on Tuesday, police said. Several people were injured, some of them severely. The train struck the bus, which was carrying no passengers, at Blaustein, near the city of Ulm, German news...

Man fatally shot on New York subway train; suspect at large

May. 22, 2022 20:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An unidentified gunman shot and killed another passenger on a moving New York City subway train Sunday morning in what police officials said appeared to be an unprovoked attack. The shooting happened on a Q train traveling over the Manhattan Bridge at around 11:40...

Police: Chicago shooting leaves 2 people dead, 7 wounded

May. 20, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two people were killed and seven were injured when a man involved in a fight opened fire outside a fast food restaurant just blocks from Chicago's famed Magnificent Mile shopping district, authorities said Friday, as the city vowed to address a recent spate of shootings downtown...

Man gets 5 years for brandishing knife on train

May. 19, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced an Oregon man to five years in prison Thursday for brandishing a knife on an Amtrak train passing through Wisconsin. U.S. District Judge William Conley sentenced 32-year-old Timothy Thomas of Portland on Thursday. Thomas pleaded...

BNSF tweaks attendance rules but unions still complain

May. 16, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — BNSF railroad is tweaking its strict new attendance policy that upset workers, but the unions that challenged the rules since they took effect in February say the changes don't go far enough. The railroad has told employees that starting next month it will make...

Macron names Elisabeth Borne as France's new prime minister

May. 16, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Centrist politician Elisabeth Borne was appointed France’s new prime minister on Monday, becoming only the second woman in history to hold the post. Borne, 61, the labor minister in French President Emmanuel Macron's previous government, succeeds Jean Castex, whose...

Passenger, cargo trains collide in Spain; 1 killed, 85 hurt

May. 16, 2022 15:02 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A cargo train smashed into a rush-hour passenger train in Catalonia on Monday, killing an engineer and injuring 85 people, Spanish authorities and the regional rail company said. Emergency crews said they were helping to evacuate about 100 people on the passenger train. ...

Man dies after touching subway's high voltage rail

May. 15, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A man who touched a high voltage rail at a Boston subway station Saturday night has died, according to police. The man, whose identity has not yet been released, fell onto the tracks at the Park Street subway stop downtown and touched the third rail that powers the...