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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal safety investigators say the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia sped up in the last minute or so before the crash from 70 mph to over 100 mph as it entered a sharp curve. The information was obtained from a camera mounted on the front of the train. It's unclear at this point if the speed was increased manually. The engineer has not yet spoken with investigators. Meanwhile, another body was found in the wreckage today, pushing the death toll to eight.
CAMP DAVID, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama says leaders of Gulf allies at a summit have agreed that a comprehensive, verifiable deal that blocks Iran's pathway to a nuclear weapon would serve everyone's interests. Obama, speaking at Camp David, Maryland, also said the U.S. and the Gulf nations pledged to work together to address regional concerns including destabilizing behavior by Iran.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The lawyers for an 85-year-old nun and two fellow Catholic peace activists in prison for vandalizing a uranium storage bunker say they should be released immediately, A federal appeals court last week overturned a sabotage conviction against the activists for their July 2012 actions at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The court left in place a lesser charge.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House conservatives have forced an intense fight over immigration during debate on a normally bipartisan defense bill. A bloc of conservatives pushed to remove a nonbinding provision in the defense policy bill aimed at opening military service to certain immigrants brought illegally to this country as youths. The move angered some fellow Republicans.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The city of Charlotte has reached a $2.25 million settlement in a lawsuit brought by the family of a black man shot to death by a white police officer in 2013 who has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Jonathan Ferrell was shot and killed in 2013 after he wrecked his car and knocked on the door of a house to get help. The person in the house called police. One of the three officers responded fired 12 shots, 10 which hit Ferrell.
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