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Suicide bombers kill 15 Iraqi security personnel...Car bomb targets foreigners in Kabul...Amtrak to expand speed controls at crash site



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BAGHDAD (AP) — Suicide car bomb attacks have killed 15 members of Iraqi security forces in Ramadi, which now is largely held by the Islamic State group. Police and army officials say four nearly simultaneous bombings targeted police officers defending a district in southern Ramadi, killing 10, including a police chief. Later, three suicide bombers drove cars packed with explosives into the gate of the military headquarters for the province, killing five soldiers.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide car bomber has attacked a convoy from the European Union police training mission near the Afghan capital's international airport. At least three people were killed, including a British contractor. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying the target was "a convoy of foreign invader forces."

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security officials say two people have been wounded in courthouse bombings in two Egyptian cities. The attacks could be retaliation for the death sentence given to ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Three judges were gunned down yesterday in the Sinai Peninsula hours after a Cairo court sentenced Morsi to death over his role in a mass prison break in 2011.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amtrak says it will expand its use of a speed restriction system on Philadelphia's northbound rails and abide by other federal directives issued after last week's deadly derailment. The automatic train control system already is being used for southbound trains approaching the curve where Tuesday's derailment occurred. The system notifies an engineer when a train is above the speed limit and automatically applies the brakes if the engineer doesn't slow down the train.

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, Amtrak could face a $200 million payout to crash victims. That's the cap for a single passenger rail incident set by Congress in 1997. But that may be too low to cover the costs of the eight lives lost and more than 200 people injured in last week's derailment in Philadelphia. It's too early to know how high the costs of victims' deaths and injuries from the crash will run.

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