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4 people killed and over 30 injured after a bus and a cargo train collide in Peru

May. 26, 2024 16:20 PM EDT

LA OROYA, Peru (AP) — Four people were killed and more than 30 others were injured after a passenger bus and a cargo train collided Sunday in central Peru, the country's national police said. Authorities said the crash happened after 4 a.m. in the district of La Oroya, about 110...

Norfolk Southern will pay $15 million fine as part of federal settlement over Ohio derailment

May. 23, 2024 19:32 PM EDT

The federal government agreed to a $15 million fine for Norfolk Southern over last year's disastrous derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, and the railroad promised to pay more than $500 million to complete the efforts to improve safety that it announced after the crash and address community health...

Charlie Colin, founding member of the band Train, dies at 58 after slipping in shower

May. 23, 2024 09:58 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Charlie Colin, bassist and founding member of the band Train, best known for their early-aughts hits like “Drops of Jupiter" and “Meet Virginia,” has died. He was 58. Colin’s sister Carolyn Stephens confirmed her brother's death to The Associated Press on...

Judge signs off on $600 million Ohio train derailment settlement but residents still have questions

May. 22, 2024 17:46 PM EDT

A federal judge has signed off on the $600 million class action settlement over last year's disastrous Norfolk Southern derailment in eastern Ohio, but many people who live near East Palestine are still wondering how much they will end up with out of the deal. Preliminary approval...

New safety rules set training standards for train dispatchers and signal repairmen

May. 20, 2024 19:32 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — New federal certification rules finalized Monday for train dispatchers and signal repairmen will set minimum standards to counteract the investor pressure on railroads to continually cut costs while making sure those employees have the skills they need to operate all the...

Child is among 3 dead after Amtrak train hits a pickup truck in upstate New York

May. 19, 2024 15:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A child was among the three victims killed when a passenger train hit a pickup truck, officials said. The northbound Amtrak train hit a Dodge truck Friday evening in North Tonawanda, New York, a small town along the Niagara River between Niagara Falls and Buffalo,...

US Coast Guard says Texas barge collision may have spilled up to 2,000 gallons of oil

May. 16, 2024 19:59 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Early estimates indicate up to 2,000 gallons of oil may have spilled into surrounding waters when a barge carrying fuel broke free from a tugboat and slammed into a bridge near Galveston, Texas, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday. The barge crashed into a...

Federal agency takes control of investigation of fiery train derailment in New Mexico

May. 16, 2024 18:11 PM EDT

MANUELITO, N.M. (AP) — The Federal Railroad Administration is now leading the investigation of last month’s fiery train derailment in New Mexico. National Transportation Safety Board officials said Thursday that the FRA will determine the probable cause of the April 26...

Whistleblower questions delays and mistakes in way EPA used sensor plane after fiery Ohio derailment

May. 14, 2024 18:08 PM EDT

The U.S. government has a specialized plane loaded with advanced sensors that officials brag is always ready to deploy within an hour of any kind of chemical disaster. But the plane didn’t fly over eastern Ohio until four days after the disastrous Norfolk Southern derailment there last year. ...

A train in central Buenos Aires strikes a boxcar on the track, injuring dozens

May. 11, 2024 02:05 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — At least 90 people were injured in Argentina's capital when a passenger train struck an empty boxcar on the tracks and derailed Friday, authorities said, a rare collision that fueled questions about basic safety. The train was on its way from Buenos...