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Amtrak train derails, flips; cars torn apart, 5 people dead

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 14:35

Emergency personnel help a passenger at the scene of a train wreck, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Philadelphia. An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and crashed in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and tipped over in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, mangling the front of it, tearing the cars apart and killing at least five people. Scores of passengers were injured, and some climbed out of windows to get away.


ICC urges Israel to give material for preliminary Gaza probe

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 14:05
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court warned Israel Tuesday that if it doesn't provide reliable information for her preliminary probe into possible war crimes in Palestinian territories she may be forced to decide whether to launch a full-scale investigation based on Palestinian allegations.

At least 5 dead, 65 injured in Amtrak train derailment in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 13:54

At least 5 dead, 65 hospitalized in Amtrak train derailment in Port RichmondAt least five people are dead after an Amtrak train derailed in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.


VIDEO: Sharrie Williams reports from Hahnemann University Hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 12:50

 Sharrie Williams reports from Hahnemann University HospitalSharrie Williams reports on the Amtrak derailment victims taken to Hahnemann University Hospital.


Nutter: At least 5 dead, 53 injured in Amtrak train derailment in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 12:30

 At least 5 dead, 53 injured in Amtrak train derailment in Port RichmondAt least five people are dead after an Amtrak train derailed in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.


VIDEO: Mayor Nutter gives update on train derailment

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 12:27

 Mayor Nutter gives update on train derailmentMayor Michael Nutter gives an update on the Amtrak train derailment in Port Richmond.


2 more sought for questioning in Mississippi police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 12:20

A woman hugs an officer during the procession for the body of Hattiesburg Police Officer Benjamin Deen, Monday, May 11, 2015, in Hattiesburg, Miss. Marvin Banks faces two counts of capital murder in the Saturday shootings of Officers Deen and Liquori Tate following a traffic stop. (Eli Baylis/The Hattiesburg American via AP) NO SALESJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Authorities said late Tuesday that they want to question two more people in connection with the fatal shooting of two Mississippi police officers last weekend.


VIDEO: Amtrak passengers speak to Action News

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 12:01

 Amtrak passengers speak to Action NewsAmtrak passengers speak to Action News on the Port Richmond derailment.


Nutter: At least 5 dead in Amtrak train derailment in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 11:48

 At least 5 dead, 53 injured in Amtrak train derailment in Port RichmondAt least five people are dead after an Amtrak train derailed in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.


Plan OK'd to drill into BP's ill-fated Macondo reservoir

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 11:42

FILE - In this April 2010 file photo, oil can be seen in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana's tip, as a large plume of smoke rises from fires on BP's Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig. Deep-water drilling is set to resume near the site of the catastrophic BP PLC well blowout that killed 11 workers and caused the nation's largest offshore oil spill five years ago off the coast of Louisiana. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Deep-water drilling is set to resume near the site of the catastrophic BP PLC well blowout that killed 11 workers and caused the nation's largest offshore oil spill five years ago off the coast of Louisiana.


Amtrak train derails in Port Richmond, 40-60 reported injured

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 11:37

 At least 5 dead, 53 injured in Amtrak train derailment in Port RichmondAt least 40 to 60 people are injured after the derailment of an Amtrak train in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.


VIDEO: Fmr. Congressman Patrick Murphy describes Amtrak train derailment

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 11:28

 Fmr. Congressman Patrick Murphy describes Amtrak train derailmentFormer Congressman Patrick Murphy describes the Amtrak train derailment to Action News.


Shell: Company will bring drill rigs to Seattle terminal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 11:27

Protesters hold a sign opposing Shell Oil during a Seattle of the Port of Seattle Commission meeting to address the status of a Port lease with Foss Maritime, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Seattle. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has urged the port to reconsider its two-year, $13 million lease with Foss Maritime, a company whose client is Shell. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE (AP) — Despite a Seattle port commission request that Royal Dutch Shell delay any moorage of oil exploration vessels in the city pending further legal review, a Shell spokesman said Tuesday his company will bring its rigs to a terminal as planned to prepare for exploratory drilling in Arctic waters.


Sheriff: Probe of Cleveland police shooting of boy nears end

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 11:02
CLEVELAND (AP) — The investigation into a police officer's shooting of a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun in November is nearly complete, a sheriff said Tuesday.

Security Council calls for UN-brokered Yemen talks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 10:47
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is calling on Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to convene peace talks on Yemen.

Amtrak train crashes in Philadelphia, wreckage 'pretty bad'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 10:47

Amtrak CrashAn Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and crashed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, and several people appeared to be injured. Train 188, a Northeast Regional, had left Washington, D.C., earlier ...


Things to know about police shooting in Wisconsin

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 10:44

This combination made with file photos provided by the Madison, Wis. police department and Wisconsin Department of Corrections shows Officer Matt Kenny, left, and shooting victim Tony Robinson. A Wisconsin prosecutor said he will announce on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 whether charges will be filed against Kenny, who fatally shot the unarmed Robinson, 19, in an apartment house on March 6 in Madison. (Madison Police Department/Wisconsin Department of Corrections via AP)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A prosecutor is set to announce Tuesday whether a white police officer will face charges for killing a young unarmed biracial man in Madison. A few things to know about the case ahead of Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne's decision:


In Washington, NYC mayor touts national liberal vision

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 10:42

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, for a news conference to announce the "Progressive Agenda" along with a coalition of backers. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, fashioning himself as one of the left's loudest voices on economic causes, appeared in Washington on Tuesday to make two stops on his national tour to tout the need to fight income inequality — one with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the other to unveil his national liberal political platform — before meeting with President Barack Obama.


White officer will not be charged in Wisconsin shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 10:41

This undated file photo provided by the Madison, Wis., Police Department shows Officer Matt Kenny. Kenny fatally shot an unarmed 19-year-old man in Madison on March 6, 2015. A prosecutor is set to announce Tuesday, May 12, 2015, whether the white police officer will face charges for killing the young unarmed biracial man in Madison. (AP Photo/Madison Police Department)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A white Wisconsin police officer won't be charged for fatally shooting an unarmed 19-year-old biracial man, a prosecutor announced Tuesday, prompting peaceful demonstrations but none of the immediate violence that has hit some other U.S. cities in similar cases.