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Emergency personnel work at the scene of a deadly train wreck in Philadelphia
Emergency personnel work at the scene of a deadly train wreck in Philadelphia (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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Conflicting reports on object striking derailed train probed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- As repair crews work to restore rail service following the deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, investigators are trying to determine the reason for the train's acceleration and sorting through conflicting reports about an object striking its windshield.

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Iraq security forces withdraw from Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's Anbar province, 115 kilometers (70 miles) west of Baghdad
Iraq security forces withdraw from Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's Anbar province, 115 kilometers (70 miles) west of Baghdad (AP Photo)
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Official says Iraq’s ‘Ramadi has fallen’ to Islamic State

BAGHDAD (AP) -- A spokesman for the governor of Iraq's Anbar province says "Ramadi has fallen" to the Islamic State group.

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An aerial view of the deadly Amtrak train wreck in Philadelphia
An aerial view of the deadly Amtrak train wreck in Philadelphia (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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Amtrak could pay no more than $200 million to crash victims

WASHINGTON (AP) -- For the first time, Amtrak could face a $200 million payout to train crash victims - the limit set by Congress. But that may be too low to cover the costs of the eight lives lost and more than 200 people injured in last week's derailment in Philadelphia.

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USS Faragut
USS Faragut (US Navy)
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US Navy sailor dies in fall from hotel balcony in Bahrain

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- The U.S. Navy says a sailor assigned to the destroyer USS Farragut has died after falling from a hotel balcony in the Gulf nation of Bahrain.

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A tornado-damaged home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
A tornado-damaged home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (KJRH TV)
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Storms, scattered tornadoes hit US midsection

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A powerful storm system stretching from Texas to Minnesota raked the nation's midsection early Sunday, hours after kicking up damaging tornadoes in Oklahoma and heavy wind and rain around the region.

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The broken windwhield of an Amtrak train after a derailment in Philadelphia.
The broken windwhield of an Amtrak train after a derailment in Philadelphia. (Elizabeth Robertson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
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Amtrak ordered to expand speed control system at derail site

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Federal officials announced Saturday that Amtrak must immediately expand its use of a speed restriction system on Philadelphia's northbound rails where a speeding train reached 106 mph, flew off the tracks and crashed, killing eight people.

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A Nepalese army chopper, that spotted the suspected wreckage of a U.S. Marine helicopter, lands at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal
A Nepalese army chopper, that spotted the suspected wreckage of a U.S. Marine helicopter, lands at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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Nepal army reports all 8 bodies found in crashed US Marine chopper

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- The bodies of all eight people on board the U.S. Marine helicopter that crashed during a relief mission in earthquake-hit Nepal have been recovered, Nepal's army said Saturday.

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Pope Francis meets Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas during an audience at the Vatican
Pope Francis meets Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas during an audience at the Vatican (Alberto Pizzoli/Pool Photo via AP)
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Pope calls Palestinian leader “angel of peace” during visit

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has praised Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as an "angel of peace" during a meeting at the Vatican.

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This circa 1968 photo made available by the Library of Congress shows the Dock Bridge over the Passaic River in Newark
This circa 1968 photo made available by the Library of Congress shows the Dock Bridge over the Passaic River in Newark (Library of Congress via AP)
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America’s premier rail superhighway is slowly falling apart

The rails of the Northeast Corridor are decaying, increasingly strained - and moving more people than ever around the nation's most densely populated region.

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Five-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield, left, is declared the winner against Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney during a charity fight night event in Salt Lake City.
Five-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield, left, is declared the winner against Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney during a charity fight night event in Salt Lake City.(Kristin Murphy/Deseret News via AP)
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‘Sting like a butterfly’ – Holyfield jabs Romney for charity

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and five-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield squared off in the ring at a charity fight night event in Salt Lake City.

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