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Amtrak crash in Philly ... Search in Nepal for missing US Marine chopper ... Peaceful protests following DA decision in WI police shooting

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 12, 2015 at 8:51 p.m.



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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Several people appear to have been injured after an Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and crashed in Philadelphia tonight. The Northeast Regional train had left Washington, D.C. The front of the train was going into a turn when it shook. An Associated Press employee who was aboard the train in the rear, says the front of it looks pretty bad.

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepalese helicopters are scouring an area northeast of Kathmandu for a U.S. Marine helicopter that was delivering disaster aid when it was reported missing. U.S. officials say there've been no indications that that aircraft crashed. Meanwhile, officials in Nepal say Tuesday's powerful earthquake killed at least 65 people and injured nearly 2,000. It came nearly three weeks after Nepal's quake that left more than 8,000 dead.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — There've been peaceful demonstrations after a prosecutor announced today that a white police officer in Madison, Wisconsin, would not be charged for March's fatal shooting of a 19-year-old biracial man. Dane County's district attorney says Officer Matt Kenny used lawful deadly force against Tony Robinson after Kenny was staggered by a punch to the head and feared for his life.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats have dealt President Barack Obama a stinging setback in his efforts to win "fast track" trade authority. Fast track would let the president present trade agreements that Congress can either ratify or reject, but not amend. Proponents needed 60 votes today to allow debate to begin on a bill, but they managed only 52 votes. The president's supporters say they'll try again.

NEW YORK (AP) — Teacher, author, journalist and essayist William Zinsser has died at age 92. Zinsser's million-selling book "On Writing Well" championed the craft of nonfiction and inspired professionals and amateurs to express themselves more concisely and vividly. His wife says Zinsser died today at his Manhattan home after a brief illness.

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