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Projectile may have hit train...gag order sought in Baltimore...Depth penalty for Tsarnaev



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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NTSB says the FBI is investigating the possibility of some sort of projectile hitting the an Amtrak train before the derailment in Philadelphia. National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt says there was a conversation between the Amtrak engineer and one for a regional railroad just before the crash. Both men mention something hitting their trains.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore prosecutors appear to be trying to limit public comment and information about the criminal case in the death of Freddie Gray. They are seeking a gag order as they pursue a criminal case against six city police officers. Gray died a week after suffering a spinal injury while in police custody.

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has gotten the death penalty but any execution is likely to be years away as the case winds through the appeals process. But the federal jury swept aside arguments he was just a "kid" who fell under the influence of his fanatical older brother. In weighing the arguments for and against death, the jurors decided among other things that Tsarnaev showed a lack of remorse.

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam residents are cleaning up after a powerful Pacific typhoon hammered the U.S. territory with high winds, rain and large waves. One person was injured and about 40 percent of the island's 50,000 electric utility customers are without power. National Weather Service meteorologist Patrick Chen said the storm has the potential to become a super typhoon when it's over the open ocean. Guam is home to about 160,000 people.

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — There's a band ban at a major California university. The Stanford marching band will be banned from performing at away games for the 2015-16 season after an investigation into the band's activities from 2012-15 determined it violated university policies regarding alcohol, controlled substances, hazing and sexual harassment.

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