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Object hit train, but is it significant?...Iraqi leader tells troops not to flee...Clashes mark 'Jerusalem Day'

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A member of the National Transportation Safety Board says there's evidence that something hit the windshield of the Amtrak train that derailed last week. Robert Sumwalt says a fracture pattern suggests that something the size of a grapefruit hit the windshield but didn't penetrate it. He says it's one of the things investigators are looking at. But he tells "Fox News Sunday" that train engines are routinely struck by various projectiles without catastrophic consequences. Tuesday's crash killed eight people and injured more than 200.

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister is ordering his country's security forces not to abandon their positions in Anbar province. That's after some troops fled Islamic State fighters in Anbar's capital, Ramadi, leaving their weapons and vehicles behind. The Islamic State group has seized much of the city in recent days and it's not clear whether Iraqi forces now control any of it.

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say clashes between Israelis and Palestinians have erupted in several Jerusalem neighborhoods as Israel marks its annual "Jerusalem Day." The holiday commemorates Israel's capture of Jerusalem's Old City in the 1967 Mideast war. The Old City is home to Jerusalem's most sensitive holy sites, and nationalistic Israelis mark the day by marching through Arab areas of the Old City.

NEW YORK (AP) — A rapper who was part of French Montana's Coke Boys group is dead after an early morning shooting in New York City. Police say Lionel Pickens died at a Queens hospital after being shot multiple times in the chest. Another man was also shot. He's in critical condition. Police say the two men were in a car when another car pulled up alongside and shots were fired. No arrests have been made.

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit R&B and jazz singer Ortheia Barnes-Kennerly has died. She was 70. A friend, bass player Ralphe Armstrong, tells the Detroit Free Press that Barnes-Kennerly died Friday in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where she went for a performance. He says she had at least two strokes in recent years and died of heart failure. Barnes-Kennerly opened shows for Motown Records performers Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Gladys Knight.

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