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Mom, Kids Among 12 Missing as at Least Three Die in Texas and Oklahoma Flash Flood

UpdatePosted 05/25/2015 04:55PM

Mom, Kids Among 12 Missing as at Least Three Die in Texas and Oklahoma Flash Flood

Originally posted 05/25/2015 01:55PM

Three people were confirmed killed after severe flash flooding this weekend.

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Authorities Examining Whether a Projectile Hit the Amtrak Train Before Fatal Derailment

Authorities Examining Whether a Projectile Hit the Amtrak Train Before Fatal Derailment

Originally posted 05/16/2015 09:55AM

Authorities are now investigating the possibility that the Amtrak train that derailed Tuesday, killing eight people and injuring more than 200, might have been struck by a foreign object prior to the crash.

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Close Friend of Amtrak Victim Rachel Jacobs: 'She Was a Loving and Passionate Woman'

Close Friend of Amtrak Victim Rachel Jacobs: 'She Was a Loving and Passionate Woman'

Originally posted 05/15/2015 04:40PM

Rachel Jacobs, a 39-year-old mother from New York, died on the Amtrak train that crashed on Tuesday night in Philadelphia – but her friends say that she will never be forgotten.

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Family Friend of Navy Midshipman Killed on Amtrak Train: 'He Was the Perfect Child'

Family Friend of Navy Midshipman Killed on Amtrak Train: 'He Was the Perfect Child'

Originally posted 05/14/2015 01:45PM

Twenty-year-old Justin Zemser was on his way home to New York on Tuesday night to visit one of the most important people in his life – his mother Susan.

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Amtrak Train Was Traveling at More than 100 MPH Prior to Derailment

UpdatePosted 05/13/2015 09:10PM

Amtrak Train Was Traveling at More than 100 MPH Prior to Derailment

Originally posted 05/13/2015 07:00PM

The Amtrak train that derailed Tuesday night, killing seven people and injuring more than 200, was traveling at more than 100 mph when the engineer applied the emergency brakes, the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday.

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'Everyone Was Panicked but We All Helped Each Other Out,' Says Passenger on Derailed Amtrak Train

'Everyone Was Panicked but We All Helped Each Other Out,' Says Passenger on Derailed Amtrak Train

Originally posted 05/13/2015 02:45PM

Janna D'Ambrisi was in Washington, D.C., for a conference and decided to take an Amtrak train home Tuesday night so she could make it back for work on Wednesday morning.

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Navy Midshipman Traveling Home to Visit Mother Among Those Killed in Amtrak Derailment

Navy Midshipman Traveling Home to Visit Mother Among Those Killed in Amtrak Derailment

Originally posted 05/13/2015 12:50PM

A 21-year-old midshipman from the U.S. Naval Academy and a 48-year-old video software architect at The Associated Press are among the seven killed in the Amtrak derailment on Tuesday night that was heading from Washington to New York.

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Family of Brain-Dead Mother Kept on Life Support to Deliver Baby: 'We Will Move Forward for Baby Angel'

Family of Brain-Dead Mother Kept on Life Support to Safely Deliver Baby: 'We Will Move Forward for Baby Angel'

Originally posted 05/13/2015 08:55AM

Karla Perez had a headache, decided to take a nap, and just one day later, the 22-year-old who was four-and-half-months pregnant was declared brain dead.

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Former Foster Child Davion Only Finds Permanent Home: 'I Now Have a Big Family'

Former Foster Child Davion Only Finds Permanent Home: 'I Now Have a Big Family'

Originally posted 05/06/2015 03:20PM

Davion Only has lived in over 20 foster homes throughout his life, but now the 17-year-old doesn't just have a permanent home with his new mother and former case worker, Connie Going, he has three siblings to go along with it.

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Brain-Dead Mother Kept on Life Support for Nearly 2 Months to Safely Deliver Baby

Brain-Dead Mother Kept on Life Support for Nearly 2 Months to Safely Deliver Baby

Originally posted 05/01/2015 06:15PM

A brain-dead pregnant Nebraska woman was kept on life support for nearly two months so the baby she was carrying could survive.

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