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Commuter train slams into car moments after 96-year-old driver is rescued

A 96-year-old Illinois woman was rescued Monday night by a police officer and two Good Samaritans who carried her out of her car moments before a Metra train smashed into it, reports said. 

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Navy divers find Indonesia Lion Air flight’s cockpit voice recorder

Navy divers have located the cockpit voice recorder of a Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea in October, Indonesian officials said Monday, in a possible boost to the accident investigation.

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Quick-thinking Milwaukee bus driver credited for saving wandering baby

A Milwaukee bus driver on Thursday was acknowledged for her swift-thinking when she spotted a baby last month wondering barefoot and alone on the side of a freeway overpass.

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Freight train derails into backyard, narrowly missing house

A freight train flew off the rails in the center of a small North Texas town Wednesday morning, smashing into a resident’s backyard and just narrowly missing his house, reports said. 

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Michigan family of 5 killed in wrong-way crash in Kentucky

A suspected drunken driver heading the wrong way on Interstate 75 in Kentucky struck a vehicle carrying five family members from Michigan early Sunday, killing all six people, authorities said.

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The Latest: Truck driver in fatal crash had several tickets

The Latest on a fatal highway crash in Florida (all times local): ___ 9:15 p.m. Authorities say another person has died in a fatal crash on a Florida highway, bringing the death toll to seven.

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Police: Chase preceded crash that killed 3 in Philadelphia

Police in Delaware said Friday a man accused of driving into oncoming traffic in Philadelphia, killing three people, had led police on a chase in their state shortly before the crash.

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The Latest: Victims of Florida highway crash identified

The Latest on a fatal highway crash in Florida (all times local): ___ 9:15 p.m. Authorities say another person has died in a fatal crash on a Florida highway, bringing the death toll to seven.

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The Latest: Death toll in Florida highway crash rises to 7

The Latest on a fatal highway crash in Florida (all times local): ___ 9:15 p.m. Authorities say another person has died in a fatal crash on a Florida highway, bringing the death toll to seven.

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Police identify woman sought in Las Vegas manicurist death

Las Vegas police have identified a 21-year-old woman accused of using a stolen car to run over and kill a nail salon owner who chased her for failing to pay for a $35 manicure.

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Driver charged after bus overturns pleads not guilty to DUI

A Greyhound bus driver is pleading not guilty to driving under the influence after her bus overturned in Mississippi, sending nearly two dozen passengers to hospitals.

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Full L train shutdown in New York City no longer happening, Cuomo says, but subway commuters still unhappy

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday the long-talked-about L train shutdown that would cut off subway service to troves of New Yorkers is canceled after a panel “experts” found a “highly innovative but feasible” alternative to avoid the 15-mon…

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Deaths of police officers on duty on the rise in the US

More police officers have died in the line of duty this year in the United States than in 2017, according to data released Thursday.

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2 Houston police officers hurt, 1 serious, in collision

Two Houston police officers remained hospitalized Monday but were expected to recover after a drunken driver crashed into their patrol vehicle, causing it to burst into flames, the city’s police chief said.

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Search suspended for New Jersey father, son after small plane crashes on trip back from Disney

A search for a small plane carrying a father and son from New Jersey was suspended Sunday, three days after the aircraft crashed off the Florida coast during a return trip from their Disney vacation, officials said.

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Search suspended for New Jersey father, son after small plane crashes on trip back from Disney

A search for a small plane carrying a father and son from New Jersey was suspended Sunday, three days after the aircraft crashed off the Florida coast during a return trip from their Disney vacation, officials said.

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6 hurt when car crashes into church, shatters stained glass

Authorities in Ohio say a car smashed through a church wall during Sunday morning services, injuring six people and shattering stained glass.

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Man says he found gun that led Chicago cops to train tracks

A man who fired a gun that prompted two Chicago police officers to run onto train tracks where they were killed by a train told detectives he’d found the weapon and took it to a remote area to see if it worked, police said Thursday.

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Video captures train slamming into semi-truck trapped on tracks in Texas

Video captured the moment when a train slammed into a semi-truck that was trapped on the tracks in Texas on Tuesday, according to a report.

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Chicago officers likely didn’t see train that killed them

Two Chicago police officers may not have seen or heard the commuter train that fatally struck them because they were focused on another train coming from the opposite direction, a department spokesman said Tuesday.

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