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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The investigation is expected to intensify today into what caused an Amtrak train to derail outside Philadelphia, killing at least five people and injuring dozens. Federal investigators are expected to comb through the wreckage. The incident has shut down the nation's busiest rail corridor.

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehvz) ultimate fate will soon be up to the jury, which has a life or death decision to make. The panel is expected to begin deliberating later today after closing arguments from lawyers in the penalty phase that decides whether Tsarnaev will be executed or spend the rest of his life behind bars.

TOKYO (AP) — Another problem with Takata airbags is prompting expanded recalls by Toyota and Nissan. Toyota says it's recalling nearly 5 million more vehicles, including 637,000 in the United States. Nissan recalled an additional 1.56 million vehicles, with 326,000 of them in North America. Front passenger and front driver-side air bag inflators can deploy abnormally, or rupture. That's different from an earlier problem with air bag inflators that deployed with too much force.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's spy agency says North Korea's defense minister has been executed with an anti-aircraft gun on orders of leader Kim Jong Un. The report says Kim apparently took exception to the minister's complaining about him, talking back to him and sleeping during a meeting. South Korean analysts are split on whether the alleged bloody purge signals Kim's strength or weakness.

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A splinter faction of the Pakistani Taliban called Jundullah, or Army of God, is claiming responsibility for a deadly attack on a bus full of Shiites. Authorities say 43 people were killed, including 16 women. The bus in southern Pakistan was bound for a Shiite community center in the port city of Karachi. Police say six attackers boarded the bus, sprayed gunfire and escaped on motorcycles.

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