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Police seek suspects after 2 shot at mall near San Francisco

Jul. 2, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) — A shooting that caused panic at a mall near San Francisco left two teens with serious gunshot wounds and led to transit delays during rush hour Tuesday as police stopped a train to search for two suspects, authorities said. Investigators believe the shooters, both "young males,"...

Multiple walls collapse in India monsoon rains, killing 31

Jul. 2, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Heavy monsoon rains in western India caused at least four walls to collapse onto huts and city shanties, killing at least 31 people and injuring dozens of others, officials said Tuesday, as forecasters warned of more rain. At least 21 people were killed and more than 60 others injured...

Coal train derails into Great Dismal Swamp wildlife refuge

Jun. 26, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A coal train has derailed in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia, raising concerns about its wildlife and the fragile peat soil that has accumulated there over the course of centuries. Chris Lowie, manager of the federal refuge, said 36 of about 100 cars went...

Official blasts complacency before fatal 2017 train crash

Jun. 24, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board has published its final report Monday on a deadly Amtrak derailment in Washington state in 2017, with the agency's vice chairman blasting what he described as a "Titanic-like complacency" among those charged with ensuring train operations were safe....

Train derails near Nevada-Utah line; no injuries reported

Jun. 19, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

WELLS, Nev. (AP) — A train carrying military munitions derailed in the high desert of northeast Nevada on Wednesday, closing an interstate for about an hour before emergency crews determined there was no danger. No injuries were reported. Cars carrying the munitions to a Nevada Army depot were not among...

The Latest: Diesel fuel spilled in NV derailment; no hazmat

Jun. 19, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

WELLS, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on a train derailment that closed U.S. Interstate 80 in northeast Nevada for more than an hour (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The Union Pacific Railroad says a small amount of diesel fuel was spilled along with some aluminum oxide when a train derailed in northeast Nevada but no...

Quake shakes NW Japan, causes 21 injuries and minor damage

Jun. 18, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful earthquake jolted northwestern Japan late Tuesday, causing minor injuries to 21 people and a brief evacuation of coastal homes until the risk of a tsunami passed. Store floors were littered with goods that fell off shelves, and roofs of homes showed bare spots where tiles had shaken...

Train crashes into truck in Tennessee; driver killed

Jun. 14, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (AP) — A train in Tennessee collided with a truck crossing the tracks, killing the truck driver. Germantown Police Captain Mike Fisher says the Thursday afternoon collision caused 14 of 30 train cars to derail, with many of the cars spilling into the street. Forty-year-old Marco Brooks...

Boston transit head seeks outside review after 2 derailments

Jun. 11, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The head of the Boston-area transit system promised an independent review of recent subway derailments after one during Tuesday's morning rush caused widespread disruption for commuters. Steve Poftak, general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, said investigators were...

The Latest: Officials say 2nd Arkansas levee wasn't breached

Jun. 1, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

PETERSBURG, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the United States (all times local): 12:10 a.m. The National Weather Service in Arkansas says a levee near the Arkansas capital city wasn't breached, and a flash flood warning for the county has been canceled. A statement released just before midnight Friday...