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US chopper wreckage found in Nepal...Last wrecked train cars removed...Some service resumes following Amtrak crash



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KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers in Nepal say they've found the bodies of three of the eight people who were on a U.S. Marine helicopter that disappeared Tuesday while on an earthquake relief mission. Nepal's defense secretary says the three bodies are charred and it's unlikely that there are any survivors. On the chopper were six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese army soldiers. A U.S. Marine team also has identified the wreckage.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The last wrecked cars from the deadly Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia have been pulled from the scene. The passenger coaches are being taken on long flatbed trucks to an Amtrak facility in Delaware for further examination. The National Transportation Safety Board released the crash site back to Amtrak yesterday. Eight people were killed and more than 200 injured as the seven-car train sped into a curve and tumbled from the tracks Tuesday night. Federal investigators say that as the train approached the curve it accelerated to 106 miles an hour, more than twice the speed limit.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amtrak service between New York City and Philadelphia could be suspended through Monday following this week's deadly train derailment. Amtrak trains have resumed running as scheduled between New York and Boston and modified service should continue between Washington and Philadelphia. Meanwhile, a funeral will be held today on New York's Long Island for one of eight people killed in this week's train crash. U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman Justin Zemser was 20 years old.

ROME (AP) — Prosecutors in Sicily say it's plausible that about 800 people died in last month's Mediterranean Sea tragedy off the coast of Libya. They're relying on testimony from migrants who survived the sinking of the overcrowded fishing boat as well as other evidence. Prosecutors also say it's not possible to determine exactly how many died. The shipwreck galvanized the European Union to devise a strategy to try to stop human trafficking.

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — More than 1,000 migrants, many believed to be from Myanmar's persecuted Muslim minority, have come ashore in different parts of Indonesia and Thailand today. Earlier this week, Malaysia and Indonesia rescued some 1,600 migrants, but they said they couldn't accept any more and sent some boats away.

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