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Commuter train slams into parked train car near Philadelphia; 42 hurt

Commuter train slams into parked train car near Philadelphia; 42 hurtThe train hit the vacant parked car at the 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby, 10 miles west of Philadelphia, around 12:15 a.m. EDT as it pulled into the station, Heather Redfern, a spokeswoman for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), said on Tuesday. "The injuries appeared to be non-life threatening for all passengers and the operator," Redfern said.



U.S. admiral says remains found inside damaged destroyer

U.S. admiral says remains found inside damaged destroyerU.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Scott Swift on Tuesday said divers have found human remains inside the USS John S. McCain, which collided with a merchant vessel this week. "The divers were able to locate some remains in those sealed compartments during their search today," Swift told reporters at Singapore's Changi Naval Base, where the damaged vessel is docked. Swift also said the U.S. Navy was working to identify a body found by the Malaysian navy to see if it was one of 10 missing U.S. sailors in the accident.



U.S. Navy says divers searching warship's flooded compartments for missing sailors

U.S. Navy says divers searching warship's flooded compartments for missing sailorsThe U.S. Navy said on Tuesday divers have begun searching in the flooded compartments of a U.S. warship for 10 U.S. sailors missing since the guided-missile destroyer collided with a merchant vessel in waters near Singapore and Malaysia. U.S. Navy and Marine Corps divers will access sealed compartments located in damaged parts of the ship, the U.S. Seventh Fleet said in a statement posted on its website.



Charlottesville city council meeting briefly shut down by protesters

Charlottesville city council meeting briefly shut down by protestersAbout 100 activists and residents crowded into the council meeting, the first since the violent demonstrations two weekends ago, and shouted "Shame" and "Shut it down" toward council members and the mayor, forcing them to briefly end the meeting and leave the chambers, according to the New York Times. As Mayor Mike Signer and council members left the room, two people held a sign that read "Blood On Your Hands," the Times reported.



Texas man charged with trying to blow up Confederate statue

Texas man charged with trying to blow up Confederate statue(Reuters) - Authorities in Houston charged a 25-year-old man on Monday with trying to blow up a Confederate statue, federal prosecutors said, following demonstrations and fierce debate in the United States about race and the legacy of America's Civil War.





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