Rail accidents

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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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 13, 2019 - 1:35 pm
ELGIN, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman was killed after being hit by a train as she tried to walk across railroad tracks in Kershaw County. Coroner David West says the pedestrian was identified as 26-year-old Olivia Marie Matheson-Brazell, of Elgin. West says she was pronounced dead at the scene...
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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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May 24, 2019 - 7:13 pm
Good evening! Here's a look at how AP's news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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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 - 8:59 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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May 16, 2019 - 11:54 am
GREER, S.C. (AP) — A teen reported missing has been found dead after it appears he was struck by a Norfolk Southern train near the Greer Mill community in South Carolina. The Spartanburg Herald-Journal reports Greer Police Department spokesman Lt. Patrick Fortenberry said in a statement that 16-...
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May 12, 2019 - 2:30 pm
Good afternoon! Here's a look at how AP's news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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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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May 10, 2019 - 1:49 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota is preparing to sue Washington state over a new Washington law requiring oil shipped by rail through that state to have more of its volatile gases removed, which supporters say would reduce the risk of explosive and potentially deadly derailments. North Dakota...
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