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.
Apr 16th, 2014 - Local News
PLAINWELL, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say two people are dead following a crash involving a wrong-way driver on an Allegan County roadway after sheriff's deputies tried to stop the motorist.
Apr 15th, 2014 - Local News
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Apr 16th, 2014 - State News
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One bill shortens to three months from six months the time needed for finalizing the adoption of a ch...
Apr 15th, 2014 - State News
— Flood warnings are in effect along rivers in a wide swath of Michigan's Lower Peninsula as rising water from heavy rain and snow melt-off threatens some homes.
The National Weather Service repo...
Apr 16th, 2014 - National News
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors plans to ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that happened before its 2009 bankruptcy.
The automaker's strategy is in ...
Apr 15th, 2014 - National News
— Between 2:30 and 3 o'clock this afternoon, a flag-raising ceremony and a moment of silence will be held at the finish line of the Boston Marathon to mark the one-year anniversary of the explosions...
Apr 16th, 2014 - International News
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Two people are confirmed dead, but officials in South Korea fear the death toll could get much higher following the sinking of a ferry off the southern coast.
Apr 15th, 2014 - International News
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Apr 16th, 2014 - Sports News
(AP) — Michigan State forward Branden Dawson is staying for his senior season.
The school announced Dawson's decision Tuesday.
He averaged a career-high 11.2 points last season. The 6-foot-6 ...
Apr 15th, 2014 - Sports News
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Apr 8th, 2014 - Health News
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They've gotten them to stand and move their legs by ...
Jan 24th, 2014 - Health News
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nutrition facts label on the back of food packages is getting a makeover.
The Food and Drug Administration says knowledge about nutrition has evolved since the early 19...