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Navy midshipman among six dead...Travelers make other arrangements...Cease-fire is tested



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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy says one of its midshipmen was among at least six people killed in last night's Amtrak crash in Philadelphia. It's withholding the midshipman's identity, for now. In addition to the six who died, more than 200 have been treated at hospitals for injuries suffered in the crash. Investigators have recovered the train's data recorders, and they're hoping to learn how fast the train was going when it rounded a sharp curve and derailed.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of travelers have had to make new plans today in the Northeast, after the Amtrak train derailment cut off service between New York and Philadelphia -- the busiest rail route in North America. More than 2,200 trains run on at least some of the tracks between Washington and Boston each day. Travelers have turned to buses and planes, but many of those are booked.

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A five-day cease-fire that took effect in Yemen yesterday is already being tested. A jet-fighter from a coalition led by Saudi Arabia today struck a military convoy belonging to Shiite rebels and their allies in southern Yemen. Security officials say it was in response to an effort by the rebels to reinforce their ranks in the nearby city of Aden.

CHAUTARA, Nepal (AP) — Army helicopters in Nepal have been searching for the U.S. Marine Corps helicopter that was reported missing while delivering disaster aid yesterday in the country's northeast. The helicopter carried six Marines and two Nepalese soldiers. It disappeared hours after Nepal suffered its second major quake in less than three weeks. Yesterday's earthquake killed more than 75 people and injured another 2,700.

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say they have shot and critically wounded a man who was swinging a hammer at an officer in midtown Manhattan. They say the suspect was wanted in four hammer attacks earlier in the week. Police officials say an officer fired four times today when the man tried to assault his partner. Two of the shots hit the suspect. Both officers are being treated at a hospital. Their injuries are not serious.

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