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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal investigators are piecing together evidence about what went wrong to cause a Amtrak train to derail last night in Philadelphia, killing seven people and injuring scores. But authorities have yet to obtain a statement from the engineer. Investigators say the train was traveling at 106 mph when it entered a curve that has a posted speed limit of 50 mph.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Five people are dead, including an American, following an attack in the Afghan capital. Gunmen stormed a guesthouse as it hosted a party for foreigners. Six people were wounded and 54 hostages rescued. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, though the Taliban have attacked guesthouses before in Kabul.

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Police in northern Greece say 93 Syrian migrants have been released from a locked cargo train car, after being tricked by smugglers into traveling in the wrong direction. The migrants, including 18 children, were discovered Wednesday at a border town and told police they had boarded the train just over the frontier in Macedonia after paying smugglers 500 euros each to travel north to Serbia.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have finally won House approval of a late-term abortion ban. But passage required dropping rape provisions that provoked a rebellion by female GOP lawmakers, forcing party leaders into an embarrassing retreat. The near party-line 242-184 vote was a victory for abortion opponents.

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian quarantine authorities have ordered Hollywood star Johnny Depp to fly his pet dogs Pistol and Boo out the country by Saturday or they will be put down. Depp is accused of smuggling the Yorkshire terriers aboard his private jet when he returned to Australia on April 21. He's filming the 5th instalment in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie series at Gold Coast studios.

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