Train speeding 50 mph over limit before deadly derailment
DUPONT, Wash. (AP) — Federal officials confirmed an Amtrak train was hurtling 50 mph over the speed limit when it careened off an overpass south of Seattle, spilling cars onto the highway below and killing at least three people….
Commuters rush to Amtrak train wreckage to help survivors
DUPONT, Wash. (AP) — A neurosurgeon and an Eagle Scout. A college student and military medics….
GOP set to roll $1.5T final tax bill through House, Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) — Their long-sought political goal within grasp, Republicans in Congress are set to catapult sweeping $1.5 trillion tax legislation through the House, rolling over a dozen GOP defectors from high-tax states….
Al-Qaida divisions may aid Assad as he eyes Syria’s Idlib
BEIRUT (AP) — As President Bashar Assad seeks to reassert his authority in Idlib, the only remaining province in Syria where his forces have almost no presence, he may be aided there by deep fractures within al-Qaida, the militant group that dominates the region….
Trump administration blames NKorea for big ransomware attack
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is publicly blaming North Korea for a ransomware attack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide in May and crippled parts of Britain's National Health Service….
Following Trump’s report, China urges US to accept its rise
BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government on Tuesday criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to label Beijing a strategic rival and called on Washington to "abandon a Cold War mentality" and accept China's rise….
UN says there are 258 million international migrants today
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An estimated 258 million people have left their birth countries and are now living in other nations – an increase of 49 percent since 2000, says a U.N. report on international migration released Monday….
Global effort to get kids out of orphanages gains momentum
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Soft toys on the beds and posters on the walls. No more than three children to a room. One of the girls living in the four-bedroom home gushes about getting makeup for her birthday….
Scientists tune into brain to uncover music’s healing power
WASHINGTON (AP) — Like a friendly Pied Piper, the violinist keeps up a toe-tapping beat as dancers weave through busy hospital hallways and into the chemotherapy unit, patients looking up in surprised delight. Upstairs, a cellist strums an Irish folk tune for a patient in intensive care….
Snowfall impacts bottom line for businesses and Olympians
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — It's no stretch to say that snow is the key to success for Jon Lillis….