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FBI investigates Amtrak derailment...Baltimore prosecutors asking for gag order...Morsi gets death sentence



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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NTSB isn't speculating about the exact significance of a possible projectile hitting an Amtrak train just before it derailed in Philadelphia killing eight people. The FBI has been called in to investigate amid the possibility that two other trains in the area may also have been hit by objects. The NTSB said the FBI will focus its investigation on the windshield of the train.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore prosecutors are making a motion for a gag order as they pursue criminal charges against six police officers in the Freddie Gray case. Gray died a week after suffering a spinal injury while in police custody. A court document obtained by The Associated Press references the gag order. Defense lawyers say there's a lack of evidence against the officers.

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's first freely elected president has been sentenced to death over his part in a mass prison break that took place during the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak. An Egyptian court issued the sentence today against ousted President Mohammed Morsi. The ousted leader already is serving a 20-year sentence following his conviction on charges linked to the killing of protesters outside a Cairo presidential palace in 2012.

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The bodies of all eight people on board the U.S. Marine helicopter that crashed this week during a relief mission in earthquake-hit Nepal have been recovered. The aircraft, with six Marines and two Nepali soldiers on board, went missing while delivering aid on Tuesday.

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis heaped praise today on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (mahk-MOOD' ah-BAHS') during a meeting at the Vatican. Francis calls the Palestinian leader an "angel of peace." He presented Abbas with a medallion and explained that it represented the angel of peace "destroying the bad spirit of war." Abbas is in town for the canonization tomorrow of two new saints from what was then Ottoman-ruled Palestine.

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