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Amtrak Train Was Traveling at Twice the Speed Limit When It Derailed, NTSB Says
An Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, killing at least seven people, was traveling an estimated 106 mph before it crashed, officials said today. The speed limit in the section of track where the accident took place is 50 mph, according to the Federal Railroad
Amtrak Derailment in Philadelphia Leaves 6 Dead
Federal investigators start to search for the cause of the deadly train accident.
Amtrak Train Crash a 'Disastrous Mess,' Philadelphia Mayor Says
Federal investigators will visit the site of an Amtrak crash in northeast Philadelphia this morning, trying to uncover the cause of a train derailment responsible for at least six deaths.
Inside the Derailed Amtrak Train That Crashed Outside Philadelphia
Dozens of the 238 passengers on board the New York City-bound Amtrak train that derailed outside of Philadelphia had to make their way through the flipped cars to get to safety. Video shot by one of the passengers, Philadelphia-based MC Yameen Allworld, an associate of the soul band The Roots,
Five Dead In Amtrak Train Crash Outside Philadelphia
At least five people died when an Amtrak train bound for New York City derailed outside Philadelphia tonight, with six cars overturning and the engine separating from the rest of the train. Amtrak reported that there were approximately 238 passengers and five crew members on board. The train line
VA Scandal Taking Center Role in 2014 Political Ads
Judging by candidates’ ads, the hottest issue in House and Senate midterm elections this year is easily care for America’s veterans. This month alone, 23 House races and 10 Senate races have seen over 13,000 airings of television ads on the topic of veterans’ healthcare...
The Primary Primer: 12 Races to Watch in Arizona, Florida, Vermont, and Oklahoma
WHO’S ON THE BALLOT? We are getting closer to the end of primary season and today we have four more states voting with ballots being cast in Arizona, Florida, Vermont, and run-offs in Oklahoma. It’s the second to last primary day we have left and...
Rob Portman's Reversal (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES A CHANGE OF HEART: In a series of interviews on Thursday, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, once on the short-list to be Mitt Romney’s 2012 running mate announced he had reversed his opposition to gay marriage and revealed that his...
Congressmen Add Insult to Oversight at Committee Hearing
ABC News' Amy Bingham and Z. Byron Wolf (@zbyronwolf) report: Committee members added insults to oversight at a House hearing Thursday where Congressmen talked over each other, demanded demanded answers from Elizabeth Warren on the controversial Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...
Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Headed for Clean Vote in House
ABC News John R. Parkinson reports: Congress will take another swing at repealing the U.S. military "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy toward gays serving openly in the military. Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-MD, told reporters Tuesday that the House of...