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Pat Monahan out to prove Train can still make great pop music

Pat Monahan knows pop music remains a young person’s game. As the frontman of Train for 20 years-plus, he faces that reality with every new album as he lobbies pop …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 4:37 p.m.

NTSB hears from witnesses on Washington state train wreck

Federal safety investigators on Tuesday questioned transportation officials about last year’s Amtrak train derailment south of Seattle that killed three people and injured dozens, focusing some questions on the curve …


Four people injured when trains collide, derail in Kentucky

Two freight trains collided and derailed shortly before midnight, injuring four people and igniting a fire that forced nearby residents to evacuate, authorities said Monday.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 3:34 p.m.

Trains collide north of Egyptian capital, 12 killed

A passenger train collided with a cargo train in Egypt on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people, including a child, in the latest deadly accident involving the country’s underfunded and …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 4:12 p.m.

Train carrying GOP lawmakers, including McMorris Rodgers, hits truck, one on truck killed

A chartered train carrying dozens of GOP lawmakers to a Republican policy retreat in West Virginia struck a garbage truck in a rural Virginia town on Wednesday. No lawmakers or …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 6:41 p.m.

Pickup crashes into parked train on West Plains

A passenger truck crashed into a stopped train on Coulee Hite Road around 5:30 a.m. Friday in western Spokane County. The truck, pulling a boat and trailer, was traveling south …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 7:10 p.m.

Man killed after walking in front of train near Airway Heights

A man died near Airway Heights on Friday after walking in front of a moving train, according to the Spokane Sheriff’s Office.


Israel minister plans Trump train station at Western Wall

Israel’s transportation minister is pushing ahead with a plan to dig a railway tunnel under Jerusalem’s Old City, passing near sites holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims – and ending …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 9:26 a.m.

Amtrak train derailed on new, faster route that drew concern

A community along the new rail line where an Amtrak train derailed in a deadly crash had tried to stop the project on grounds higher-speed passenger trains would endanger pedestrians …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 11:46 a.m.

Official: Probe looks at whether engineer was distracted

Investigators are looking into whether the Amtrak engineer whose speeding train plunged off an overpass, killing at least three people, was distracted by the presence of an employee-in-training in the …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 8:59 p.m.

Holiday train derails in Columbia River Gorge; no injuries

A train carrying more than 200 people on a holiday-themed ride in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon has derailed.


Train carrying molten sulfur derails in Florida

A train hauling molten sulfur has derailed in Florida.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 9:58 p.m.

Judge delays bail decision in Oregon train attack case

A judge postponed a decision on whether to allow Jeremy Christian to post bail until after she watches a defense-edited video of what transpired the day police say he stabbed …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 11:34 a.m.

NTSB: Amtrak’s lax safety culture led to crash that killed 2

A federal investigation into what caused a speeding Amtrak train to slam into a backhoe last year near Philadelphia, killing two maintenance workers, already has found evidence of a lax …


Mom charged in death took son’s lifeless body on train ride

An Illinois woman accused of taking her 6-year-old onto a commuter train to Chicago after his death last summer has been charged with first-degree murder and ordered held without bond, …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 7:09 p.m.

Amtrak train strikes car near Kelso; 2 killed

KELSO, Wash. – Officials say two people are dead after an Amtrak train struck a car in southwest Washington. BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas said it happened at a private railroad …


Man arrested in London train attack; threat level remains ‘critical’

Police have arrested an 18-year-old man on England’s southeast coast in connection with the detonation of an improvised bomb on a London tube train that injured at least 29 people.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 12:03 p.m.

Stateless Mikheil Saakashvili breaks through into Ukraine

Mikheil Saakashvili’s strategy for returning to Ukraine despite the revocation of his citizenship changed Sunday when the stateless ex-officeholder boarded a train that runs from Poland straight into the Ukrainian …


42 hurt in train crash outside Philadelphia

A SEPTA Norristown High Speed Line train carrying passengers ran into an unoccupied train early Tuesday inside the 69th Street Transportation Center in Upper Darby, injuring 42 people, officials said.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 2:21 p.m.

Train collision in northern Egypt kills 43; 122 injured

Two passenger trains collided on Friday just outside Egypt’s Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, killing 43 people, according to authorities, the country’s deadliest rail accident in more than a decade.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 3:44 p.m.

Most residents allowed home after Pennsylvania derailment

Authorities say most residents are being allowed to return to the homes they were forced to leave after a train derailment and resulting fires in their small Pennsylvania town.


UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 9:44 p.m.

Amtrak derailment on Washington coast caused by human error

Human error caused an Amtrak passenger train to derail as it headed north along the Washington state coast.


Amtrak train derailed on special section of track

The Amtrak train that derailed Sunday was traveling through a section of track that contains a switch that will nudge a train off-course if the draw-span on the approaching bridge …


Teen struck, killed by train in Columbia River Gorge

A train struck and killed a 16-year-old girl walking by railroad tracks in the Columbia River Gorge.


UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 1:13 p.m.

Train cars derail in Washington; minor injuries reported

Portions of an Amtrak passenger train derailed Sunday near a town in Washington state’s Pierce County.


UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 5:33 p.m.

Man indicted in double-fatal Portland train attack

A grand jury has indicted Jeremy Christian, the man accused of killing two passengers and wounding a third on a Portland train last month.


UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 8:38 p.m.

Suspect in Portland stabbings built life around hate speech

The suspect charged with fatally stabbing two Portland men who tried to stop his anti-Muslim tirade against two teenage girls built a life around hate speech and his right to …


UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 8:53 p.m.

Muslims thankful for support after rant, deadly attack

Muslims in Portland, Oregon, thanked the community for its support and said they were raising money for the families of two men who were killed when they came to the …


Man arrested after locking himself inside train locomotive, blowing whistle

Police arrested a man early Saturday who locked himself inside a running locomotive and blew the whistle repeatedly as he refused to come out.


UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 10:15 p.m.

Police: Man hurling racial slurs kills 2, injures 1 on train

Police in Oregon say two people died and another was hurt in a stabbing on a Portland light-rail train after a man yelled racial slurs at two young Muslim women.