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Helicopter wreckage, bodies found in Nepal...Guam braces for typhoon...Amtrak takes responsibility



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KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Officials say days of intense searches involving U.S. and Nepalese aircraft and even U.S. satellites have discovered the wreckage of a missing U.S. Marine helicopter that disappeared while on an earthquake relief mission in Nepal. Three bodies have been spotted but there's no information about the nationalities of the victims. The helicopter was carrying six Marines and two Nepalese army soldiers. The Marines are sending in their own team.

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A powerful Pacific typhoon is nearing the U.S. territory of Guam and forecasters say parts of the island are already experiencing the storm's powerful sustained winds, estimated at 110 mph. Residents of the island of about 160,000 people are bracing for potentially damaging winds and flooding. One beach is reporting 16-foot surf.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amtrak's chief says the railroad's goal concerning the derailment in Philadelphia is "to fully understand what happened and how we can prevent a similar tragedy from occurring in the future." CEO Joseph Boardman also says Amtrak takes full responsibility for the wreck that killed at least eight people and injured more than 200.

NEW YORK (AP) — Sentencing is scheduled for today in federal court in New York for a former top aide to Osama bin Laden. Khaled al-Fawwaz (kah-LEED' al-fah-WAHZ') faces up to life in prison after his conviction in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. The attacks in Kenya and Tanzania killed 224 people including a dozen Americans.

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say at least 10 policemen have been killed in Ramadi by a trio of near-simultaneous suicide car bombings. Ramadi is the provincial capital of the western Anbar province where government forces are battling Islamic State militants. Officials say the attacks targeted a government compound. One officer says today's attacks are part of a new IS push to capture areas still controlled by the government.

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