Jul 25th, 2013 - International News
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (AP) — Spanish investigators are trying to determine what caused a passenger train to jump the tracks just before arriving in the northwestern shrine city of Santiago de Compostela yesterday.
The accident happened on the eve of a major religious festival that attracts tens of thousands of Christians from around the world every year. Spain's Interior Ministry says the possibility that the derailment was caused by a terrorist attack has been ruled out.
The death toll rose to at least 78 as rescue workers searched through smashed cars alongside the tracks, and officials say it could go higher. More than 140 people were injured.
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who was born in Santiago de Compostela, is visiting the crash scene today. Officials in the city have canceled ceremonies for the religious festival today.
A security camera has captured the moment when a Spanish train veers off the track and crashes into a wall at high speed.
The footage posted Thursday on YouTube shows the train rounding a bend, making a turn to the left underneath a road overpass.
The train's first carriage behind the locomotive appears to come off the tracks first, slamming the tail of the locomotive into a concrete wall.
All the carriages can be seen starting to come off the tracks as the locomotive hurtles toward the camera position.
The security camera footage appears to stop at the moment that the engine crashes into it.
Dec 11th, 2013 - Local News
Firefighters in the Kalamazoo area were called to an apartment complex fire early this morning in Otsego. the fire apparently started on the second floor of the apartment at Brookside Terrace. 2 peo...
Dec 10th, 2013 - Local News
GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in western Michigan are looking for two young boys who disappeared with their father during a supervised visit.
The Ottawa County sheriff's departmen...
Dec 11th, 2013 - State News
— Authorities say an icy roadway was a factor in a crash in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula that left one man dead.
Sheriff's officials responded Tuesday evening following the crash in Grand Tr...
Dec 10th, 2013 - State News
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The board overseeing the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund is recommending spending nearly $27.7 million on 76 land acquisitions and recreation development projects.
Dec 11th, 2013 - National News
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A spokesman for the Rev. Billy Graham says the evangelist has been weaker since his 95th birthday celebration last month but his vital signs are good.
Spokesman Mark DeMoss...
Dec 10th, 2013 - National News
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal offices in the DC area will be closed Tuesday as a round of snow is expected to hit the region just in time for the morning commute.
On its website, the U.S. Office of P...
Dec 11th, 2013 - International News
WASHINGTON (AP) — A member of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom says the U.S. should consider withholding aid unless Egypt protects Coptic Christians and other religious minorit...
Dec 10th, 2013 - International News
— There is joy, celebration and rain in the air in South Africa today at the site of the massive memorial to honor Nelson Mandela. Crowds converged on FNB Stadium in Soweto, the Johannesburg townshi...
Dec 11th, 2013 - Sports News
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Kevin Love had 26 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 121-94 rout of the Detroit Pistons last night. Brandon Jennings had 20 points for Detroit,...
Dec 10th, 2013 - Sports News
— East Lansing police say at least 15 people were arrested during a rowdy celebration of Michigan State's victory over Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game.
The police department's weeken...
Nov 7th, 2013 - Health News
DETROIT (AP) — More than half of child booster seats that went on sale this year earned a top rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The institute, which is funded by insurers, r...
Sep 30th, 2013 - Health News
CHICAGO (AP) — The government's latest infant bed-sharing numbers are out leaving health officials concerned.
The percentage of babies sleeping with parents or another child more than doubled...