Sleep apnea went undiagnosed in engineers in 2 train crashes
The engineers of two commuter trains that slammed into New York City-area stations in the last year, killing one person and injuring more than 200 others, were suffering from undiagnosed sleep apnea and have no memory of the crashes, according to investigative documents made public Thursday.
Both trains were going more than double the speed limit and crashed at stations that had been exempted from federal regulations requiring automatic speed controls that could've slowed or stopped them.
FEMA auctioned disaster trailers before Harvey made landfall
The federal government auctioned off disaster-response trailers at fire-sale prices just before Harvey devastated southeast Texas, reducing an already diminished supply of mobile homes ahead of what could become the nation's largest-ever housing mission.
Judge: Amtrak engineer’s deadly crash an accident, not crime
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An unusual, 11th-hour attempt to put an Amtrak engineer behind bars for a deadly 2015 derailment in Philadelphia unraveled Tuesday as a judge dismissed the case without trial because he found the evidence pointed to an accident, not negligence.
Judge Thomas Gehret's rationale echoed the thinking of city prosecutors, whose decision in May not to charge engineer Brandon Bostian led a victim's family to seek charges on its own as a statute of limitations loomed.
Cosby’s retrial delayed as new legal team joins case
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's retrial on sexual assault charges will be delayed until next year as his new legal team gets up to speed on the case, which pits the 80-year-old comedian against a woman who says he drugged and molested her more than a decade ago.
Judge Steven O'Neill on Tuesday granted a defense request to postpone the retrial, which had been scheduled to start in November, saying there's no way that Cosby's lawyers would be ready by then.