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  1. Marshals reviewing procedures after inmate escapes hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press ANNANDALE, Va. - Federal marshals are reviewing their security procedures after an inmate receiving treatment at a northern Virginia hospital overpowered a private guard, took her gun and set off a frenzied nine-hour manhunt.


  2. Federal investigators: Fans pushed smoke toward DC subwayRead the original story

    Feb 11, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press WASHINGTON - Instead of pushing smoke out of a subway tunnel, ventilation fans actually pulled it toward a stalled train, exacerbating the choking atmosphere aboard the train that led to the death of a passenger in downtown Washington, federal investigators said Wednesday. The National Transportation Safety Board detailed the ventilation failures as it issued urgent safety recommendations to the Metro transit authority and transit networks nationwide.


  3. APNewsBreak: Suspected terrorist brother of no-fly-list manRead the original story

    Jan 29, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The FBI on Thursday added a former taxi driver from northern Virginia to its list of most-wanted terrorists, saying he was a recruiter for the al-Shabab terror group in Somalia.


  4. Saudi King Abdullah, a gradual modernizer, dead at 90Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By LEE KEATH and ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI Associated Press RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - His changes looked minute to the outside world. But in a kingdom where ultra-conservative Muslim clerics long have held a lock on all aspects of society, King Abdullah's incremental reforms echoed mightily.


  5. Electrical problem on smoky DC subway lasted 44 minutesRead the original story

    Jan 16, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press WASHINGTON - An electrical malfunction that filled a Washington subway train with smoke, killing one passenger and sickening dozens more, continued for 44 minutes before the Metro transit agency shut off power to the affected rail, federal investigators said Friday. The malfunction began at 3:06 p.m. Monday in a tunnel near the L'Enfant Plaza station in downtown Washington, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report.


  6. Timeline of DC subway disaster leaves many questionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press WASHINGTON - More than three days after a fatal accident on Washington's aging and frequently criticized subway system, investigators have not provided details about what caused a train to fill with smoke or what could have been done to limit passengers' exposure. That left the local government, which was only responsible for the emergency response, to explain its actions, and its timeline left as many questions as answers.


  7. Deadly subway malfunction leaves many unanswered questionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By JESSICA GRESKO and DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press WASHINGTON - Commuters are demanding information after an electrical malfunction filled a Washington subway tunnel with smoke, forcing hundreds to evacuate and sending dozens to the hospital. Was the train's evacuation Monday afternoon unnecessarily delayed? Were passengers given the right information? And what caused the death of a female passenger? Authorities in the nation's capital had no immediate answers Tuesday.


  8. Woman who died in Washington subway accident ID'dRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By JESSICA GRESKO and DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press WASHINGTON - Officials are identifying a 61-year-old Virginia woman who died after Washington's subway system had an electrical malfunction that caused a train to fill with smoke. Chief Medical Examiner spokeswoman Beverly Fields confirmed Tuesday the woman is Carol Glover.


  9. Laughs, tears for U.Va. student Hannah GrahamRead the original story

    Nov 15, 2014 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Hannah Graham was so smart that when her high school teacher was grading tests and came across a wrong answer, she would check the answer key and make sure there wasn't some kind of mistake.


  10. New charges brought in 2012 Benghazi attacksRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By ERIC TUCKER and PETE YOST Associated Press WASHINGTON - A Libyan militant already behind bars was indicted Tuesday on new charges arising from the 2012 Benghazi attacks, including crimes punishable by the death penalty, the Justice Department said. The new 18-count grand jury indictment, which includes multiple counts of murder, had been widely expected since Ahmed Abu Khattala was captured in June by U.S. special forces and brought to the United States to face trial.


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