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Officials urge evacuation near derailment, fearing explosion

Feb. 05, 2023 22:19 PM EST

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — Officials monitoring the smoldering, tangled wreckage of a train derailment in northeastern Ohio urgently warned hundreds of nearby residents who had declined to evacuate to do so Sunday night, saying a rail car was at risk of a potential explosion that could launch...

50-car train derailment causes big fire, evacuations in Ohio

Feb. 04, 2023 18:15 PM EST

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — A freight train derailment in Ohio near the Pennsylvania state line left a mangled and charred mass of boxcars and flames Saturday as authorities launched a federal investigation and monitored air quality from the various hazardous chemicals in the train. ...

Today in History: FEB 4, Rosa Parks is born

Feb. 04, 2023 00:04 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 4, the 35th day of 2023. There are 330 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 4, 1783, Britain’s King George III proclaimed a formal cessation of hostilities in the American...

Train hits boys in western Germany; 1 killed, 1 injured

Feb. 03, 2023 02:56 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — One boy was killed and another seriously injured when they were hit by a freight train in western Germany, police said Friday. The boys, ages 9 and 10, were hit by the train in Recklinghausen, in the Ruhr industrial region, on Thursday evening. The...

Mother of slain 13-year-old says shooting was unnecessary

Feb. 01, 2023 17:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mother of a 13-year-old boy who was killed while breaking into parked cars said Wednesday that she wanted “justice for my child” and claimed the resident charged in connection with his death set the violence in motion by opening fire when he was not under any threat. ...

Passengers disarm gunman who killed DC employee, shot others

Feb. 01, 2023 17:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man “randomly” brandishing a firearm shot three people, killing one, in a Wednesday morning rampage in the nation's capital that started on a city bus and ended in a Metro tunnel after passengers attacked and disarmed him. Authorities were still piecing...

Lone assailant injures 3 in Brussels subway stabbing attack

Jan. 30, 2023 14:38 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — A lone assailant wielding a knife injured three people in Brussels on Monday during a rush-hour rampage through a subway car before being detained by police in the station under the European Union’s headquarters, officials said. The Brussels prosecutor’s...

'Hurricane Hazel,' mayor of Mississauga into her 90's, dies

Jan. 29, 2023 12:47 PM EST

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (AP) — Hazel McCallion, who led one of Canada’s largest cities into her 90′s, died Sunday, leaving behind a legacy of feisty advocacy and more than three decades of nearly unchallenged leadership. She was 101. Known affectionately as “Hurricane Hazel,”...

North Louisiana families evacuated after train derails

Jan. 28, 2023 18:14 PM EST

KEATCHIE, La. (AP) — About 130 people in north Louisiana were ordered to evacuate Saturday after a train derailed and at least two cars began leaking hazardous products, state police said. The Union Pacific Railroad train derailed about 10:30 p.m. Friday in the DeSoto Parish town...

Mexico City says subway crash caused by cut wires, speeding

Jan. 27, 2023 20:36 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City prosecutors said Friday that severed cables and a speeding driver were responsible for a Jan. 7 subway crash that killed one person and injured dozens. One subway train slammed into another between stations, leading city officials to suspect...