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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Israel's security is a necessary part of its ongoing peace negotiations with Palestinians, a process he described as making some progress.
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Libya's prime minister said on Wednesday that his government is spending billions of dollars to offset the loss of revenue caused by militias who have shut down oil terminals in the country's restive east, one of many challenges to state authority in the North African country after its 2011 uprising and civil war.
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Gale-force winds hit Scotland on Thursday, causing a fatal truck accident, halting all trains and leaving tens of thousands of homes without electricity as much of northwestern Europe braced for a storm that was expected to bring flooding to coastal areas.
The engineer in a high-speed train crash that killed four people Sunday in the Bronx witnessed his friend, a Metro-North employee, die in a fatal motorcycle crash more than a decade ago.
An attorney says a New York train engineer experienced a nod or "a daze" before his train derailed at a curve, killing four passengers.
It's sometimes called "highway hypnosis" or "white-line fever," and it's familiar to anyone who has ever driven long distances along a monotonous route.
The fatal passenger-train crash in New York revived interest in automatic braking systems, but railroads expect to miss a congressional deadline for installing the costly and complex equipment along 60,000 miles of track nationwide.
A few weeks after Bryce Reed proclaimed he would personally protect a Texas town devastated by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion, he was arrested by federal agents who said he collected materials to make a pipe... A former paramedic in the tiny Texas town where a fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people was sentenced Wednesday to 21 months in ... (more)
Arizona's workplace safety agency is recommending that the state Forestry Division pay a nearly $560,000 fine in the deaths of 19 firefighters.
The head of Canada's largest railway says crude oil tank cars must be redesigned to avoid another tragedy like last summer's deadly explosion in Lac-Megantic, Que.
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The accident occurred shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Seventh Avenue and Steiner Place in Asbury park.
It's a scene that is both predictable and, for some critics, unseemly: After a major accident or other disaster, lawyers swoop in, seeking to represent victims or their loved ones who may want to file a lawsuit.
The revelation that a New York City commuter train derailed while barreling into a sharp curve at nearly three times the speed limit is fueling questions about whether automated crash-avoidance technology could... An engineer whose speeding commuter train ran off the rails along a curve, killing four people, nodded at the controls just before the ... (more)
A new Treasury inspector general's report says health care subsidies under the new health care law may be vulnerable to fraud.
The deadly derailment of a Metro-North train in New York City has revived discussion of the widely embraced "push-pull" method of switching commuter trains' directions after they've reached the end of their lines.
National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Keith Holloway said Tuesday that investigators began talking to engineer William Rockefeller on Monday.