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Prosecutors would face high bar in filing Amtrak charges

PHILADELPHIA - The Amtrak engineer at the controls of a train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing eight people, remains the focus of an inquiry by federal transportation safety investigators. But a...
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Investigators unsure anything struck train

...delayed and pulled out of the 30th Street Station at 6:07 a.m. About 10 minutes later, it passed the area where Train 188 derailed.Both trains arrived at their destinations about 30 minutes behind schedule.About 60 people boarded the New York-bound...
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Hamilton traded back to Texas after troubled stint with Angels win games."Hamilton was taken by Tampa Bay with the top pick in baseball's 1999 amateur draft, but his career was derailed by cocaine and alcohol addictions in the minors. He didn't play from July 2002 through 2005 because of substance abuse issues...
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Train hits stalled truck, injuring 55

...Administration spokesman Michael J. Cole said it appeared that the locomotive and two cars derailed. State transportation officials said one baggage car derailed.Cipriani, who was headed home from the Halifax County Courthouse, said she shot the...
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Train derails in Skagway

A White Pass & Yukon Route railroad train reportedly derailed near Skagway late Wednesday afternoon, but no one is believed to be seriously injured, according to authorities.Skagway Police...
State, plaintiffs prepare ballot-lawsuit arguments

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska gubernatorial election could be derailed and thousands of voters disenfranchised if a lawsuit challenging the merged campaigns of two candidates is successful, state lawyers...
Derailed train spills jet fuel

ANCHORAGE - An Alaska Railroad train derailed early Wednesday north of Talkeetna, spilling about 120,000...derailment in the area in as many months. On Oct. 31, a train derailed 41 miles north of Talkeetna, spilling at least 9,000 gallons...
Why you should care about latest govt budget fight

...crisis caused by partisan gridlock. The stakes are high. U.S. credibility is on the line. The economic recovery could be derailed.Is this a faux crisis that will quickly pass or the real deal?Time to sort through the reality and the hype.SOUND FAMILIAR...
Carroll's most daunting task to keep team together

...pinpoint strike that might have spared all the heartache. A critical drop by Jermaine Kearse at the end of the third quarter derailed what might have been a game-clinching scoring drive.On top of all that, the Seahawks didn't exactly comport themselves...
What was first effort to build a road out of Juneau?

...and seven freight trucks.Progress on the Atlin road was stalled by America's entry into World War I, an act that also derailed the Juneau-Douglas bridge. Funding for that bridge had been approved by Congress, but after America declared war that money...


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