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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cranes and heavy equipment are working to right the overturned cars from an Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia Tuesday night, killing at least seven people. Investigators have determined the train was traveling at 106 mph before it ran off the rails along a sharp curve where the speed limit drops to just 50 mph. The National Transportation Safety Board says the engineer applied the emergency brakes moments before the crash but slowed the train to only 102 mph.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog says two senior Secret Service agents were "more likely than not" impaired by alcohol when they drove a government vehicle through a secure area at the White House in March. Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth has issued a report saying the agents spent about five hours at a bar and ran up a "significant" bar tab before driving to the White House. One of those agents, Marc Connolly, announced his retirement before the report's release.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban is claiming responsibility for last night's attack on a guesthouse in Kabul, Afghanistan that killed 14 people, including at least one American. Gunmen stormed the restaurant of the Park Palace Hotel as it was hosting a party for foreigners. An hours-long siege ended early this morning. More than 50 hostages were rescued.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Heavy rainfall is causing flooding and mudslides across New Zealand's capital Wellington and the region. Crews are struggling to clear highways and the city's train services are shut down. Police near Wellington say they found the body of an 80-year-old man in floodwater near his partially submerged car.
DENTON, Texas (AP) — The Sally Beauty chain says it's experienced a second data breach. Sally Beauty Supply says it notified customers earlier this month that it was investigating reports of unusual activity on payment cards used at some of its U.S. locations. Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. isn't talking about the scope of the illegal intrusion because it says the investigation is ongoing. A security breach in March 2014 affected thousands of customers' credit and debit card accounts.
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