One Baffert horse euthanized on track on undercard before another Baffert entry wins PreaknessMay 20, 2023 GMT
BALTIMORE (AP) — A horse trained by Bob Baffert was euthanized on the track because of a leg injury during the undercard at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, several hours before another one of the Hall of Famer's 3-year-old colts, National Treasure, won the Preakness Stakes.
NEW YORK (AP) — In the polarizing wake of Jordan Neely’s chokehold death at the hands of a fellow New York City subway rider, there has been a “distortion of values,” Rev.
Marine veteran who fatally choked NYC subway rider Jordan Neely is freed pending trialMay 12, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. Marine veteran who placed an agitated New York City subway passenger in a chokehold, killing him and sparking outrage as bystander video went viral, surrendered Friday on a manslaughter charge filed nearly two weeks after the deadly encounter.
MASON, Tenn. (AP) — Part of a CSX Corp. train carrying grain and carbon material derailed early Thursday in rural west Tennessee, but no injuries were reported and there was no danger to the public, officials said.
NYC Mayor Adams calls fatal subway chokehold ‘tragedy that never should have happened’May 10, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams said Wednesday that the death of Jordan Neely at the hands of a fellow subway rider was “a tragedy that never should have happened” and pledged to do more to help people experiencing mental health crises.
Man struck, killed by freight train in suburban ChicagoMay 6, 2023 GMT
GENEVA, Ill. (AP) — A 49-year-old man has died after being struck by a freight train at a rail crossing in suburban Chicago, authorities said Saturday.
A preliminary investigation found the man from the suburb of Yorkville and two others had exited a westbound commuter train in downtown Geneva at around 8:50 p.m.
Charges in NYC chokehold death may hinge on ‘reasonableness’May 6, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The potential criminal charges against a U.S. Marine veteran who put Jordan Neely in a fatal chokehold aboard a New York City subway train might depend on whether a “reasonable” New Yorker would have acted similarly.
Some call NYC subway choking criminal, others hold judgmentMay 5, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The choking death of a man at the hands of another New York subway rider was setting off powerful reactions Thursday, with some calling it a criminal, racist act even as authorities reserved judgment on the killing.
2 people killed in train accident in western GermanyMay 4, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Two people were killed and several experienced a psychologically damaging shock in a train accident near the western German city of Cologne on Thursday, German news agency dpa reported.
Chokehold killed man restrained by NYC subway passengersMay 4, 2023 GMT
A man who had been shouting at people aboard a New York City subway train died after fellow riders tackled him and one put him in a chokehold that lasted until his body went limp.
Churchill Downs investigates 4 horse deaths ahead of DerbyMay 4, 2023 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The death of four horses at Churchill Downs over a span of five days has overshadowed preparations for the Kentucky Derby.
Two horses trained by Saffie Joseph Jr. collapsed on the track and died over the past week.
BNSF tracks back in service after Wisconsin dedrailmentMay 2, 2023 GMT
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Railroad tracks damaged after a BNSF Railway freight train derailed in southwestern Wisconsin have been repaired and returned to service, rail and government officials say.
Containers secured to shore after Wisconsin train derailmentApril 28, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Crews have secured two container cars that began floating away in the Mississippi River after a freight train derailed in southwestern Wisconsin, officials said Friday.
7 killed in fire on passenger train in southern PakistanApril 28, 2023 GMT
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Seven people were killed when a car on a moving passenger train caught fire overnight in southern Pakistan, officials said Thursday.
Railways official Mohsin Sial said the train caught fire in Khairpur, a district about 500 kilometers (300 miles) north of Karachi, the capital of Sindh province.
Train derails in Wisconsin, sends 2 cars into riverApril 27, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A freight train derailed along the Mississippi River in southwestern Wisconsin Thursday, possibly injuring one crew member and sending two cars into the water, officials said.
Train hits car at crossing in Germany, 3 killedApril 23, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — A train hit a car at a crossing in northern Germany early Sunday, killing all three people in the car, police said.
Police said that the regional train hit the car at full speed near Neustadt am Ruebenberge, outside the city of Hannover, German news agency dpa reported.
Fractured rail found after fiery Minnesota derailmentApril 18, 2023 GMT
Federal investigators say BNSF railroad is analyzing a section of fractured rail after last month's fiery derailment that prompted evacuations in southwest Minnesota, but they didn't say definitively that the broken rail caused the crash.
Texas freight train collision injures 2, no hazmat onboardApril 17, 2023 GMT
CHICO, Texas (AP) — Federal transportation officials said Monday they are investigating a train collision and subsequent derailment that injured two rail employees in North Texas, according to a company official.
Lazio forward Ciro Immobile in hospital after tram collisionApril 16, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Lazio captain Ciro Immobile remained in the hospital under observation on Sunday after his car collided with a tram.
Immobile was in the car with his family on Sunday morning when it was involved in a collision with a tram in Rome, totaling his vehicle.
Empty tank cars derail in Texas rail yard, no injuriesApril 10, 2023 GMT
KENDLETON, Texas (AP) — Three empty tank cars derailed but remained upright in a Southeast Texas rail yard on Monday, the train's owner said, and no one was hurt.
A locomotive leaked fuel but it was contained, Kansas City Southern spokesperson C.
Amtrak train strikes truck in North Dakota; 2 teens killedApril 4, 2023 GMT
SPRINGBROOK, N.D. (AP) — An Amtrak passenger train has struck a pickup truck in North Dakota, killing two teenage boys and injuring a third, authorities say.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol said the crash happened around 8 p.m.
Train derailment near The Hague kills 1, injures severalApril 4, 2023 GMT
VOORSCHOTEN, Netherlands (AP) — A passenger train slammed into a construction crane and derailed near The Hague in the early hours of Tuesday, sending two carriages into a field next to the tracks. One person died and 19 were hospitalized, Dutch emergency services said.
FACT FOCUS: Manhattan DA’s record distorted amid Trump caseApril 3, 2023 GMT
Ahead of former President Donald Trump’s expected booking and arraignment in New York City on Tuesday, social media users are accusing Alvin Bragg, the Manhattan district attorney, of having poor prosecutorial judgment in other cases.
Fiery derailments renew Americans’ focus on railroad safetyMarch 31, 2023 GMT
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Americans are renewing their focus on railroad safety after a string of recent derailments, especially two fiery ones involving hazardous chemicals in Ohio and Minnesota that prompted evacuations.
Minnesota train derailment, ethanol fire renew safety fearsMarch 30, 2023 GMT
PRINSBURG, Minn. (AP) — Hundreds of people had to evacuate their Minnesota town after a train hauling ethanol and corn syrup derailed and caught fire early Thursday, but authorities were hopeful that the quick response and cold weather would help limit the impact of this latest crash.
Tracks reopen after freight train derails in Mojave DesertMarch 28, 2023 GMT
BAKER, Calif. (AP) — Train traffic resumed Tuesday afternoon on a stretch of track where 55 railcars and two locomotives derailed a day earlier in a remote area of Southern California's Mojave Desert.
Cold temps help contain chemicals in North Dakota derailmentMarch 28, 2023 GMT
The cold weather in North Dakota kept chemicals that spilled from a derailed Canadian Pacific train from spreading very far, authorities said.
Freight train carrying iron ore derails in Mojave DesertMarch 28, 2023 GMT
BAKER, Calif. (AP) — A long freight train carrying iron ore derailed in a remote area of the Mojave Desert on Monday but there were no injuries, authorities said.
Fifty-five rail cars loaded with iron ore and two locomotives derailed around 8:30 a.m.
Train derails in rural North Dakota and spills chemicalsMarch 28, 2023 GMT
WYNDMERE, N.D. (AP) — A Canadian Pacific train derailed in rural North Dakota Sunday night and spilled hazardous materials. But local authorities and the railroad said there is no threat to public safety.
2 dead in rail car; human smuggling investigation indicatedMarch 25, 2023 GMT
Two people found dead in a railroad car in south Texas were Honduran men, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said in a statement Saturday, indicating it was investigating the case as possible human smuggling.
Man threatens passengers on German train, injures teenagerMarch 24, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — A man threatened passengers Friday on a train in eastern Germany and injured a teenager with an ax-like implement, police said.
The incident took place on a local train traveling from Cottbus to Frankfurt an der Oder, on the Polish border, German news agency dpa reported.
Massachusetts train derails, no hazardous cargo reportedMarch 24, 2023 GMT
AYER, Mass. (AP) — Five freight train cars derailed in Massachusetts on Thursday, but no hazardous materials were being hauled and there were no reports of injuries, according to authorities.
The freight cars that toppled over at about 11:30 a.m.
Bipartisan support emerges for Senate railroad safety billMarch 22, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan consensus that Congress should act to toughen regulations on railroads emerged Wednesday as senators heard fresh testimony on the fiery hazardous train derailment last month on the Ohio-Pennsylvania border.
After Greek rail disaster, trains gradually restartMarch 22, 2023 GMT
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Train services in Greece resumed Wednesday for the first time since a deadly rail disaster three weeks ago, and just a day after the embattled conservative prime minister announced an early election for May.
Norfolk Southern supports some new regs after Ohio disasterMarch 21, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Norfolk Southern's CEO is offering support for some parts of a bipartisan Senate bill to put tougher safety regulations on railroads after last month’s fiery hazardous materials train derailment on the Ohio-Pennsylvania border.
Safety board: Alabama derailed train lacked needed couplersMarch 21, 2023 GMT
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A Norfolk Southern train that derailed in Alabama earlier this month lacked required alignment control couplers for two of its locomotives and a company inspection did not identify their absence, federal investigators said Monday.
Train hauling corn syrup derails in Arizona; no injuriesMarch 16, 2023 GMT
TOPOCK, Ariz. (AP) — A freight train carrying corn syrup - not hazardous materials - derailed in western Arizona, near the state’s border with California and Nevada, BNSF Railway said.
Railway spokesperson Lena Kent said there were no injuries in the derailment near Topock and, according to preliminary reports, no hazardous materials involved.
Strikes, protests and clashes over deadly Greek rail crashMarch 16, 2023 GMT
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Clashes broke out in Athens Thursday during a general strike in Greece that was called in response to a rail disaster last month.
Conductor of train that killed woman cleared of wrongdoingMarch 14, 2023 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The conductor of a San Francisco train that in 2021 dragged to death a woman was cleared of wrongdoing by federal investigators, according to a report made public Tuesday.
Amy Adams, 41, had boarded a Bay Area Rapid Transit train at the Powell Station with her dog tethered to her waist by a leash.
Police: Woman fatally stabbed near train named the attackerMarch 13, 2023 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — A 26-year-old woman who was stabbed at a downtown Chicago train platform uttered the name of her attacker before dying, police said Monday.
Police announced a murder charge against a 31-year-old man who was arrested Saturday, roughly 13 hours after the early morning stabbing.
Thousands take part in new Greece protest over train crashMarch 12, 2023 GMT
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Thousands of people protested on Sunday against safety deficiencies in Greece’s railway network nearly two weeks after dozens were killed in the country's deadliest train crash.
Aches, rashes and fear: Trauma remains after Ohio derailmentMarch 11, 2023 GMT
EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — Heather Bable speaks rapidly, recalling the terror of the night when a train loaded with hazardous chemicals derailed less than a half-mile from her home in East Palestine, Ohio.
Norfolk Southern train derails in Alabama, no public threatMarch 9, 2023 GMT
PIEDMONT, Ala. (AP) — A Norfolk Southern train derailed in Alabama on Thursday, but company and local officials said there was no threat to the public.
The Alabama accident came on the same day the company’s CEO testified before Congress about the impact of a hazardous materials train derailment in Ohio.
Nigeria bus crashes into train; 6 dead and dozens injuredMarch 9, 2023 GMT
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Six people were killed and dozens injured when a train crashed into a passenger bus in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday, said the emergency response agency.
The bus was taking government staff to work when it collided with the intra-city train in the Ikeja area of Lagos, said Ibrahim Farinloye, head of Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency in the state.
Greece: 3 more rail officials charged over deadly collisionMarch 9, 2023 GMT
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Three more Greek rail officials were charged on Thursday in connection with a train crash that killed 57 people, as protests continued and the government promised to overhaul rail safety.
Engineer detained in Egypt railroad crash that killed 4March 8, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors Wednesday ordered the detention of an engineer pending an investigation into a train crash a day earlier that killed four people near Cairo.
The passenger train slammed into a concrete barrier at a station in Qalyub city while traveling Tuesday to the Nile Delta city of Menouf, prosecutors said in a statement.
Tens of thousands march in Greece to protest train disasterMarch 8, 2023 GMT
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Tens of thousands of people marched in Athens and cities across Greece on Wednesday to protest the deaths of 57 people in the country's worst train disaster, which exposed significant rail safety deficiencies.
Train derails in northern Egypt, killing 2, injuring 16March 8, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — A passenger train derailed Tuesday north of Cairo, killing at least two people and injuring 16 others, Egyptian authorities said. It was the latest in a series of rail accidents in the country in recent years.
Safety agency opens probe of Norfolk Southern rail accidentsMarch 8, 2023 GMT
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal investigators are opening a wide-ranging investigation into one of the nation’s biggest railroads following a fiery derailment on the Ohio-Pennsylvania border last month and several other accidents involving Norfolk Southern, including the death of a train conductor Tuesday.
Train, dump truck collide at Ohio crossing; conductor killedMarch 7, 2023 GMT
CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — A train and a dump truck collided early Tuesday in Cleveland, killing the train conductor as he stood on the outside of a car, authorities said.
Wreckage cleared, days after deadly Greek rail disasterMarch 6, 2023 GMT
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Recovery crews in northern Greece cleared the final sections of wreckage from a deadly train collision off the tracks on Monday, as protests and political fallout from the country’s worst ever rail disaster continued.
20 cars of Norfolk Southern cargo train derail in OhioMarch 5, 2023 GMT
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — About 20 cars of a Norfolk Southern cargo train derailed near Springfield Saturday evening, the second derailment of the company's trains in Ohio in a month, officials said.
Station master in Greece train crash delays court appearanceMarch 4, 2023 GMT
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The station master involved in Greece’s deadliest train crash is set to appear before a prosecutor and an examining magistrate Sunday after his deposition was postponed Saturday.
Deadly Greek train crash prompts strike; relatives give DNAMarch 2, 2023 GMT
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Family members awaited the results of DNA testing to identify victims of a train crash that killed nearly 60 people in Greece, as workers went on strike Thursday saying the rail system is outdated, underfunded and dangerous.
Ohio House OKs transportation budget with rail safety rulesMarch 2, 2023 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Proposed safety measures in response to the East Palestine train derailment are part of a $12.6 billion state transportation budget passed Wednesday by the Ohio House with bipartisan support.
Rescuers comb wreckage of Greece’s deadliest train crashMarch 2, 2023 GMT
Ohio senators introduce rail safety bill after fiery crashMarch 1, 2023 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Railroads including the one whose train derailed and caught fire in Ohio would have to follow new safety rules under bipartisan legislation introduced Wednesday by the state’s two U.S.
Railroad CEO to testify in Congress about Ohio derailmentMarch 1, 2023 GMT
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The CEO of Norfolk Southern railroad will testify in Congress next week about last month's fiery Ohio derailment and the precautions the railroad takes to prevent similar crashes.
Burned carriages, mangled steel at site of Greek train crashMarch 1, 2023 GMT
TEMPE, Greece (AP) — Sudden braking, sparks, an explosion. Survivors of a deadly train crash in Greece said the impact of the collision sent passengers flying though the windows of train cars.