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Emergency personnel talk near a derailed train in Perth Amboy, N.J., Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Multiple cars of a New York City-bound commuter train derailed early Tuesday, leading to delays during the morning rush hour. No injuries were reported. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NYC-area train derailment hurts no one, snarls morning rush

Nov. 24, 2020 1:52 PM EST

PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — Eight cars of a New York City-bound commuter train derailed early Tuesday, leading to delays during the morning rush hour. No injuries were reported. The NJ Transit derailment happened in Perth Amboy around 12:20 a.m. as North Jersey Coast Line Train 3292 headed to New York's Penn...

Tanker truck carrying gas explodes in Mexico, killing 13

Nov. 16, 2020 7:38 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A double-tanker truck carrying liquified cooking gas lost control and flipped on a highway in western Mexico, caught fire and exploded, killing at least a dozen people in nearby vehicles Monday, authorities said. The truck’s driver also apparently died. The other 12 victims...

Last evacuation from Southeast Texas train derailment lifted

Nov. 2, 2020 9:34 PM EST

MAURICEVILLE, Texas (AP) — The last evacuation order has been lifted from the Southeast Texas vicinity of a freight train derailment that occurred last week, officials said Monday. Schools near the derailment site will reopen Tuesday for the first time since they were closed after the Thursday morning...

The whale's tail of a sculpture caught the front carriage of a metro train as it rammed through the end of an elevated section of rails with the driver escaping injuries in Spijkenisse, near Rotterdam, Netherlands, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

What a fluke: Dutch whale tail sculpture catches metro train

Nov. 2, 2020 11:47 AM EST

SPIJKENISSE, Netherlands (AP) — This really was a fluke. The driver of a metro train escaped injury when the front carriage rammed through the end of an elevated section of rails and was caught by a sculpture of a whale's tail near the Dutch port city of Rotterdam. The train was left perched upon one of...

This photo provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Office shows a train derailment Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Mauriceville, Texas. According to local officials there were no injuries though people were being told to evacuate the area. (Orange County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Train derails in southeast Texas, forcing evacuations

Oct. 29, 2020 1:25 PM EDT

MAURICEVILLE, Texas (AP) — A freight train derailed Thursday in southeast Texas, prompting authorities to urge nearby residents to evacuate their homes as hazmat crews assessed the damage, the Orange County sheriff's office said. The derailment happened Thursday morning near Mauriceville, close to the...

Hannibal woman dies after car struck by train

Oct. 19, 2020 9:39 AM EDT

HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — A 20-year-old northeast Missouri woman is dead after her car was struck by train. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Courtney Griffith of Hannibal was driving on a county road Saturday night when her vehicle pulled in front of a locomotive. Authorities say crossing signals were in...

Rescue workers are on duty at the scene of a train accident in Bruckberg, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Two teenager brothers were hit and killed by a train in Bavaria on Tuesday as they apparently ran across the tracks in an attempt to make their own connection, police said. (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP)

2 teenage brothers killed in German train accident

Oct. 13, 2020 6:18 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Two teenage brothers were hit and killed by a train in southern Germany on Tuesday as they apparently ran across the tracks in an attempt to make their own connection, police said. Barriers were down across the tracks outside the station in Bruckberg, northeast of Munich, when the...

Soncia King holds onto her husband Patrick King in Lake Charles, La., Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, as they walk through the flooded street to their home, after Hurricane Delta moved through on Friday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

'We can’t lose our momentum:' Louisiana vows to rebuild

Oct. 11, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Back-to-back hurricanes in the space of six weeks left parts of Louisiana blanketed Sunday with tarpaulins, mangled metal and downed power lines — but not necessarily despair. Utility crews fanned out across the battered southwestern part of the state to restore electricity...

Fire erupts, homes evacuated in Georgia train derailment

Oct. 11, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

LILBURN, Ga. (AP) — A train derailment in metro Atlanta early Sunday sparked a small fire, created runoff concerns and briefly forced some residents from their homes, a fire official said. The CSX train with about 170 cars, including three locomotives, ran off the tracks in Lilburn, according to Gwinnett...

3 killed, 1 critically hurt in Kansas train collision

Oct. 11, 2020 11:37 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Three people were killed and another critically injured when their Jeep was struck by a train in suburban Kansas City. Johnson County, Kansas, sheriff's deputies were called at 6:30 p.m. Saturday to the tracks where a Jeep was hit by the train, the Kansas City Star reported. Also...