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Today in History: July 24, Apollo 11 returns home from the moon

Jul. 24, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 24, the 206th day of 2024. There are 160 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 24, 1969, the Apollo 11 astronauts — two of whom had been the first humans to set foot on the moon —...

Rushed railcar inspections and 'stagnated' safety record reinforce concerns after fiery Ohio crash

Jul. 23, 2024 19:58 PM EDT

Major freight railroads are rushing railcar inspections, reinforcing known safety concerns raised by unions for years, but at a House hearing Tuesday they'll present new evidence from federal inspectors that railcar checks are routinely less than two minutes per car. The unions have...

Freight locomotive runs off tracks, flattens garage at home in Niagara Falls

Jul. 22, 2024 15:28 PM EDT

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A freight locomotive ran off the end of its track and smashed into the side of a garage Monday at a home in the city of Niagara Falls. No one was injured, but the impact flattened the brick two-car garage, which had survived a previous train derailment...

4 Dallas firefighters injured as engine crashes off bridge, lands on railway below

Jul. 21, 2024 20:50 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas Fire-Rescue engine crashed off an expressway bridge on Sunday and landed on a railway track below, injuring four firefighters, officials said. The crash happened just after 6 a.m. on the I-345 Expressway, Dallas Fire-Rescue Capt. Robert Borse said. He said it...

Heavy rain collapses part of ancient Michigan cave where 'The Great Train Robbery' was filmed

Jul. 19, 2024 16:48 PM EDT

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. (AP) — Part of an ancient Michigan cave where “The Great Train Robbery” was filmed has collapsed under heavy rain. A wall of Bear Cave in Buchanan collapsed this week, Adam Morris, the property manager at a campground that operates near the cave, told...

Passenger train derails in India, killing at least 2 passengers and injuring 20 others

Jul. 19, 2024 03:29 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A passenger train derailed on Thursday in northern India, killing at least two passengers and injuring 20 others, a railroad official said. The cause of the accident is being investigated. Naveen Kumar, a state relief commissioner, said dozens of rescuers, a...

Jury faults NY railroad — mostly — for 2015 crossing crash that killed 6

Jul. 18, 2024 18:51 PM EDT

A commuter railroad is mostly at fault for a fiery and deadly 2015 collision between a train and an SUV at a suburban New York crossing, a jury has found in a verdict that lays out how the bill for any damages will be split. The verdict, reached Tuesday, held that the Metro-North...

An Indian official says at least 2 dead and 20 injured in a train derailment in northern India

Jul. 18, 2024 07:03 AM EDT
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — An Indian official says at least 2 dead and 20 injured in a train derailment in northern India.

EPA watchdog investigating delays in how the agency used sensor plane after fiery Ohio derailment

Jul. 17, 2024 18:13 PM EDT

The EPA's Inspector General is investigating why the agency didn't get its specialized plane loaded with advanced sensors into the air over East Palestine until four days after the disastrous Norfolk Southern derailment last year. The Associated Press reported on a whistleblower's...

Few residents opt out of $600 million class action settlement in East Palestine, Ohio, derailment

Jul. 16, 2024 16:39 PM EDT

Few people ultimately opted out of the $600 million class action settlement Norfolk Southern offered to people affected by last year's disastrous East Palestine train derailment despite the questions residents raised about the deal, lawyers said. The plaintiffs' attorneys said only...