Tragedy
Associated Press/Washington State Patrol

At least six dead in train derailment near Seattle

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 12/18/17, 02:56 pm

At least six people died when an Amtrak train derailed from an overpass Monday morning south of Seattle, spilling train cars onto Interstate 5 below. Seventy-eight passengers and five crew members were aboard as the train made its first-ever run along a new, faster route. The train struck vehicles on I-5 when it derailed, but all of those killed were train passengers. The death toll is expected to rise. The new route was designed to bypass an existing line and speed up service between Seattle and Portland, Ore.

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Boston terror 75 years ago

History | Remembering the Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 11/28/17, 09:16 am

Last year’s nightclub shooting in Orlando killed 50. The Oct. 1 concert attack in Las Vegas left 59 dead. Terrorist murders are a special horror, but the good old days also had their share of terror resulting from man’s cupidity and stupidity—and Tuesday is the 75th anniversary of a Boston horror with a death toll of 492.

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Associated Press/Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton/U.S. Navy

Remains of all missing sailors found

by Leigh Jones
Posted 8/28/17, 10:42 am

U.S. Navy and Marine Corps divers have recovered the remains of all 10 sailors missing from the USS John S. McCain since last week, Navy officials confirmed Monday. The destroyer collided with an oil tanker near Singapore on Aug. 21, leaving a deep gash in the ship’s side. The subsequent flooding filled crew berths and machinery and communications rooms. Navy investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the accident.

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