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FBI probes projectile in derailment...Iraq sending more troops to Ramadi...Marathon bomber sentenced to death



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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With reports from two other trains, the FBI is looking into the possibility that some sort of projectile hit the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia this week, killing eight people and injuring about 200. Officials say a pattern in the windshield shows it may have been hit by something. A regional train and another Amtrak train were both hit by objects around the same time in the same area.

BAGHDAD (AP) — The battle for Ramadi is getting reinforcements from Baghdad. An Iraqi military spokesman says more troops are being dispatched to the city now largely held by the Islamic State group. Officials also say the U.S. is launching air strikes in support of the Iraqi operation.

BOSTON (AP) — The jury that imposed the death sentence on Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) emphatically rejected the main defense argument to spare his life -- that he was led down the path to terrorism by his big brother. Jurors also say there was a lack of remorse. The decision sets the stage for what could be the nation's first execution of a terrorist in the post-9/11 era -- but that could still be years of appeals away.

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A U.S. general says the crash of a Marine helicopter that killed eight people in Nepal was "severe." Nepal's army says the bodies of six Marines and two soldiers from Nepal have been recovered. The helicopter was delivering earthquake aid when it disappeared on Tuesday.

SEATTLE (AP) — Another anti-Arctic oil drilling protest is planned today in Washington state waters. Activists say they plan to launch a flotilla of kayaks and other boats on Seattle's Elliott Bay two days after the arrival of a towering oil rig that is the centerpiece of Shell's Arctic drilling fleet. It's billed as a daylong, family friendly, "Paddle in Seattle." A 4,000-square-foot barge powered by renewable energy is to be the centerpiece of the protest.

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