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NTSB: Green Line Train That Hit 2nd Train Was Going 30 mph

BOSTON (AP) — The Green Line train that struck a second train on Friday was traveling at 30 miles per hour, while the train that was struck was traveling at about 10 mph, according to a preliminary review of data …

US Probes Overheating Brakes That Cause Fires in 500K Semis

DETROIT (AP) — US highway safety regulators have opened an investigation into about a half-million semis with brakes that can catch fire. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in documents posted on its website Tuesday that it has 11 …

Officials: Deadly Pride Parade Crash Appears Unintentional

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A member of a men’s chorus group unintentionally slammed into fellow chorists at the start of a Pride parade in South Florida, killing one member of the group and seriously injuring another, the group’s director …

Gas Explosion in Central China Kills at Least 12

BEIJING (AP) — At least 12 people were killed and 39 seriously injured Sunday after a gas line explosion tore through a residential neighborhood in central China. Responders to the early morning blast in the city of Shiyan in Hubei …

Cleared Chicago Priest Holds First Mass Since Reinstatement

CHICAGO (AP) — An activist Roman Catholic priest cleared by an Archdiocese of Chicago investigation into claims that he sexually abused several boys decades ago returned to the pulpit of his longtime church on Sunday for the first time in …

Malaysian Official Says Train Crash Caused by Human Error

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A collision between two light rail trains in Kuala Lumpur that injured more than 200 people was caused by a train driver’s negligence, according to a preliminary investigation, Malaysia’s transport minister said Tuesday. A fully …

U.S. Safety Board To Release Report On Texas Tesla Crash Within a Month

The U.S. transport safety board is working to publish as soon as possible a preliminary report on a recent Tesla vehicle crash in Texas in which local police said no one was in the driver’s seat, a senior official told …

Odor From U.S. Caribbean Refinery Prompts School Closures, Investigation

A “noxious” gaseous smell coming from St Croix’s recently reopened refinery that caused schools to close was caused by excess emissions of hydrogen sulfide, U.S. Virgin Islands officials said on Friday. The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) is …

Oklahoma, Farmers Insurance Reach $25M Settlement Over Earthquake Claims

Oklahoma has reached a $25 million settlement with Farmers Insurance over the company’s handling of earthquake claims, state officials say. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter and Insurance Commissioner Glen Mulready say an investigation revealed that Farmers denied or failed to …

Truck Owner Apologizes After Taiwan Railway Crash Kills 48

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The owner of a construction truck that caused Taiwan’s worst rail accident in decades, killing 48 people, apologized in tears while being led away from his home by police on Sunday. The unmanned truck’s emergency brake …