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Investigators seek cause of deadly Montana train derailment

Sep. 27, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

JOPLIN, Mont. (AP) — Federal investigators are seeking the cause of an Amtrak train derailment near a switch on tracks in the middle of vast farmland in far northern Montana that killed three people and left seven hospitalized over the weekend. The westbound Empire...

Investigators probe deadly Amtrak derailment in Montana

Sep. 26, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

JOPLIN, Mont. (AP) — A team of investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board was at the site of an Amtrak derailment in north-central Montana that killed three people and left seven hospitalized Sunday, officials said. The westbound Empire Builder was en...

A look at recent Amtrak accidents

Sep. 26, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

National Transportation Safety Board investigators are trying to determine the cause of the Amtrak derailment in north-central Montana that killed three people aboard the Empire Builder, traveling from Chicago to Seattle. The train, carrying about 141 passengers and a...

Sheriff's office: At least 3 people killed in Amtrak train derailment in north-central Montana

Sep. 25, 2021 22:49 PM EDT
JOPLIN, Mont. (AP) — Sheriff's office: At least 3 people killed in Amtrak train derailment in north-central Montana.

GLIMPSES: Britain's Johnson rides rails to meet Amtrak Joe

Sep. 21, 2021 22:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oh, the conversations that happen when powerful people meet. Could the “very special relationship” between the U.S. and the United Kingdom become even more secure now that President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson have bonded over their...

Train service halted as workers shore up California cliffs

Sep. 16, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — Train service was halted Thursday for the next two weeks as crews shore up unstable ground along cliffside railroad tracks in coastal Southern California. The planned closure between the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo station in southern Orange...

Amtrak identifies Conn. man struck and killed by train

Sep. 05, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut who was struck and killed by an Amtrak train has been identified. Amtrak officials said 23-year-old Milford man Patrick Lapenna was trespassing on the MetroNorth train tracks on Friday in West Haven when he was hit by Train 178...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 01, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

Philadelphia Inquirer. Aug. 31, 2021. Editorial: Afghans are welcome here On Friday, Afghan refugees began arriving at Philadelphia International Airport, and elected officials, including Mayor Jim Kenney, have rightly expressed “solidarity with...

Murder suspect killed in Chicago train station gunfight

Aug. 25, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man wanted on a murder warrant in California was fatally shot during an exchange of gunfire with Amtrak police when officers tried to take him into custody on the platform of Chicago's Union Station, authorities said. Amtrak spokesman Marc Migliari...

Man hit, killed by train in second such accident in two days

Aug. 25, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been hit and killed by a passenger train, the second such accident in the same county in two days, a sheriff's office said Wednesday. The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office said emergency personnel responded around 6:44...