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Lawyer: Engineer doesn't remember crash...Survivors expected to recover...Deliberations resume

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 14, 2015 at 9:01 a.m.



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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — He remembers going into the curve, and trying to reduce speed -- but according to his lawyer, the engineer who was at the controls of the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia doesn't remember the crash. Lawyer Robert Goggin also told ABC that Brandon Bostian doesn't remember using the emergency brake, which investigators say was applied moments before the crash. Investigators have determined that the train was going 106 miles an hour before running off the rails at a point where the speed limit drops to 50.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A hospital official says 16 survivors of the Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia remain at Temple University Hospital, and all are expected to recover. He says eight are in critical condition and more surgeries are planned. Seven people were killed in the crash Tuesday and more than 200 were hurt.

BOSTON (AP) — A federal jury has resumed deliberations to decide whether Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) deserves life in prison or the death penalty. Jurors began deliberations late yesterday. In closing arguments, prosecutors reminded jurors of the pain and suffering caused by the bombing and said Tsarnaev deserves to die for what he did. But Tsarnaev's lawyer said he was an "invisible" teenager in a dysfunctional family who was led astray by his older radicalized brother, and that he deserves a chance at redemption.

BOSTON (AP) — A potential Democratic challenger to Hillary Rodham Clinton will be announcing his presidential intentions at the end of the month. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will hold a conference call with his top supporters tonight to discuss his plans. His May 30th announcement is planned for Baltimore, his adopted hometown, where he served as mayor. He completed his second term as governor earlier this year.

CAMP DAVID, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama and leaders from six Gulf nations are getting together at Camp David today -- amid concerns in the region over the U.S. effort to reach a nuclear deal with Iran. Saudi Arabia may be particularly skeptical of the talks with Iran. The Saudis are sending their crown prince and deputy crown prince instead of the king -- even though the White House had announced last week that King Salman would be there.

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