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Probe Underway Into Amtrak Derailment in Vermont

Posted: 2:00 PM - The National Transportation Safety Board is now investigating the derailment in central Vermont of a Washington, D.C.-bound Amtrak train after it hit rocks that had fallen onto the tracks, sending two cars down an embankment and injuring seven people, the head of Amtrak said Tuesday.

NTSB Team to Investigate Sinking of Cargo Ship in Hurricane

Updated: 8:22 AM - A team from the National Transportation Safety Board was on its way to Jacksonville on Tuesday morning to study debris from a sunken U.S.-based cargo ship, conduct interviews, and look at documents to find out what went wrong and how to prevent such incidents in the future.

Senators to Ask US General About Troop Levels in Afghanistan

Updated: 8:30 AM - The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is facing questions on Capitol Hill about how many troops should stay in the still-volatile nation where the Taliban recently overran a northern city and a U.S. airstrike hit a medical clinic.

Boston-Bound Airline Pilot Dies; Co-Pilot Lands Safely in NY

Posted: 10/05/2015 - An American Airlines captain became gravely ill and incapacitated while flying from Phoenix to Boston and later died, but his first officer safely diverted and landed the nearly 150-passenger plane, an airline spokeswoman said.

United States and 11 Pacific Rim Countries Reach Trade Deal

Updated: 8:30 AM - An ambitious trade pact involving the United States and 11 other nations is a major victory for President Barack Obama but could create a rift among Democrats and cause friction with a key base of their political support.

Data Hack at 7 Trump Hotels Confirmed

Updated: 8:30 AM - Customer credit and debit card numbers may have been stolen at seven Trump hotels after its payment systems were hacked for nearly a year.

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