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Chief enforcer of US gun laws fears Americans may become numb to violence with each mass shooting

Feb. 24, 2024 09:17 AM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The head of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says he fears that a drumbeat of mass shootings and other gun violence across the United States could make Americans numb to the bloodshed, fostering apathy to finding solutions rather than...

Man killed in New York City subway car

Feb. 23, 2024 14:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A 45-year-old man was killed in a New York City subway car early Friday morning, police said. The New York Police Department said the man was killed around 5 a.m. as he was riding a southbound D Train that was pulling into the 182-183 Streets station in the Bronx. ...

Biden praises 'Herculean efforts' to rebuild at the site of last February's Ohio train derailment

Feb. 16, 2024 19:47 PM EST

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday surveyed the federal cleanup in East Palestine, Ohio, more than a year after an explosive fire from a derailed train carrying hazardous chemicals, and saw up close the lingering hostility from victims still angry that he waited so long to...

Today in History: February 16, Fidel Castro becomes premier of Cuba

Feb. 16, 2024 00:14 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 16, the 47th day of 2024. There are 319 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 16, 1959, Fidel Castro became premier of Cuba a month and a-half after the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista. ...

16-year-old boy arrested in NYC subway shooting that killed 1 and wounded 5

Feb. 15, 2024 19:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A 16-year-old boy was arrested Thursday in connection with a deadly shooting at a New York City subway station during rush hour earlier this week, the U.S. Marshals Service said. The teen is one of three suspected shooters wanted for the Feb. 13 shooting that...

Burning insulation causes DC to evacuate Metro station and suspend service on multiple lines

Feb. 15, 2024 14:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An insulator under a rail car caught fire Thursday, forcing the evacuation of an underground Metro station when smoke filled the station. The DC Fire and Emergency Services agency posted on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, that nine people...

Cargo train derails in West Virginia, but no injuries or spills from cars with hazardous materials

Feb. 13, 2024 17:13 PM EST

MAGNOLIA, W.Va. (AP) — A CSX cargo train derailed in rural West Virginia, but no injuries were reported and no cars containing hazardous materials lost their contents, officials said. The train derailed Monday afternoon in the area of Low Line and Magnolia roads in Morgan County,...

President Joe Biden to travel to East Palestine next week, a year after derailment

Feb. 10, 2024 20:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will travel to East Palestine, Ohio, on Friday, about a year after a Norfolk Southern train there derailed and spilled a cocktail of hazardous chemicals that caught fire. The White House said Saturday the president would travel there to ensure...

Iranian man wielding an axe and knife is killed by police after seizing hostages on Swiss train

Feb. 09, 2024 03:20 AM EST

ESSERT-SOUS-CHAMPVERT, Switzerland (AP) — Swiss police say a 32-year-old Iranian asylum-seeker was killed by police after he used an axe and a knife to seize more than a dozen hostages for several hours on a train in western Switzerland. No passengers were injured. The man took the...

10 cars of cargo train carrying cooking oil and plastic pellets derail. Two land in New York river

Feb. 08, 2024 17:52 PM EST

PITTSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Ten cars of a cargo train carrying plastic pellets and cooking oil derailed in upstate New York, with two ending up in a river, authorities said. The cars, part of a 94-car train operated by Berkshire & Eastern Railroad, derailed about 10:15 p.m....