Rail accidents

July 25, 2019 - 2:19 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In a story July 23 about the cause of a February 2018 deadly Amtrak crash in South Carolina, The Associated Press reported erroneously that National Transportation Safety Board member Jennifer Homendy said The Federal Railroad Administration hasn't done anything about the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2017, file photo, Brandon Bostian, the engineer involved in the 2015 Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia that that left eight people dead and about 200 injured, departs from the center for criminal justice in Philadelphia. Manslaughter charges filed against Bostian have been dropped for a second time. A defense lawyer argued Tuesday, July 23, 2019, that any mistakes made by Bostian do not amount to a crime, and a city judge agreed. The state Attorney General's Office says it will appeal the latest ruling. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 23, 2019 - 3:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For the second time, a judge threw out all charges Tuesday against an Amtrak engineer for his role in a high-speed derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight people, saying: "The law recognizes we're all human." The decision followed defense arguments that any mistakes made by...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, automobile traffic waits at a train crossing as train cars that carry oil are pulled through downtown Seattle. Attorneys general for North Dakota and Montana have petitioned the Trump administration Wednesday, July 17, 2019, to overrule a Washington state law that imposes safety restrictions on oil shipped by rail from the Northern Plains. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
July 18, 2019 - 11:20 am
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys general for North Dakota and Montana asked the Trump administration on Wednesday to overrule a Washington state law that imposed new restrictions on oil trains from the Northern Plains to guard against explosive derailments. In a legal petition to the U.S...
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July 15, 2019 - 8:32 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish police are searching for the fifth straight day for a small boy whose father failed to deliver him to his mother and then died after being hit by a train. In one of the force's biggest searches ever, the police, aided by sniffer dogs and drones, have combed in vain...
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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2017, file photo, cars from an Amtrak train lay spilled onto Interstate 5 below as some remain on the tracks above in DuPont, Wash. The National Transportation Safety Board has published its final report Monday, June 24, 2019, 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 are safe. The train was on its first paid passenger run on a new route from Tacoma to Portland, Oregon, when it plunged onto Interstate 5, killing three people and injuring dozens. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file)
June 24, 2019 - 8:01 pm
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...
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June 24, 2019 - 6:45 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A fire has engulfed a sprawling ammunition depot in Kazakhstan, injuring at least 16 and forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands. Authorities in Kazakhstan also halted railway traffic in the area following Monday's explosions at the depot near the town of Arys in the Shymkent...
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In this photo provided by the Nevada Department of Public Safety is a train derailment Wednesday, June 19, 2019, near Wells, Nev. 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. Officials say cars carrying the munitions to a Nevada Army depot were not among those that derailed near the community of Wells not far from the Utah-Nevada state line. (Nevada Department of Public Safety via AP)
June 19, 2019 - 8:16 pm
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...
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June 07, 2019 - 4:20 am
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say a police officer has been killed after being hit by a train while pursuing burglary suspects in a town near Frankfurt. Police said the officer was struck and killed by the train near the Waechtersbach train station early Friday after responding to a call about a...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2013 file photo, a fireball goes up at the site of an oil train derailment near Casselton, N.D. The Trump administration is withdrawing a proposal for freight trains to have at least two crew members that was drafted in response to explosions of crude oil trains in the U.S. and Canada. Transportation officials said Thursday, May 23, 2019 that a review of accident data did not support the notion that having one crew member is less safe than a multi-person crew. (AP Photo/Bruce Crummy, File)
May 23, 2019 - 9:13 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday it was withdrawing a proposal for freight trains to have at least two crew members, nullifying a safety measure drafted under President Barack Obama in response to explosions of crude oil trains in the U.S. and Canada. A review of...
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Drivers Joey Logano (22) and Austin Dillon (3) practice for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Friday, May 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
May 10, 2019 - 6:50 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. should know how to get around Kansas Speedway in a hurry. He won both races at the 1 1/2-mile track just west of downtown Kansas City during his 2017 championship season. He has an astonishing eight top-five finishes, more than any other track, his run of...
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