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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amtrak trains traveling between Philadelphia and New York will start up again this morning for the first time since last Tuesday's deadly derailment. And also up and running will be a speed-control system for northbound trains in the area of the crash. The system already had been operating on the southbound tracks. The northbound train derailed in Philadelphia while taking a curve at more than 100 mph.
WASHINGTON (AP) —Amtrak could face a $200 million payout to train crash victims following last week's derailment that killed eight people and injured more than 200. That amount is the payout cap set by Congress for a single passenger rail incident. The train, which left Washington headed to New York, was moving at more than twice the speed allowed on a curve when it derailed not long after it stopped in Philadelphia. Investigators haven't determined why the train was traveling so fast.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Police in Waco, Texas say 12 local officers and state police were outside a popular restaurant where rival motorcycle gangs met Sunday to discuss turf and recruitment. But the meeting still ended in bloodshed, with nine bikers killed and 18 wounded at Twin Peaks restaurant. Police say following the clash, the restaurant was littered with bullet casings, knives, a club, bodies and pools of blood.
DETROIT (AP) — JP Morgan Chase is expected this morning to announce more details of its five-year, $100 million commitment to invest in Detroit's economic recovery. In its first year of the program, JP Morgan Chase already has put $34 million to work addressing community development, neighborhood stabilization, workforce training, small business expansion and economic growth. Detroit in December emerged from the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.
MUMBAI, India (AP) — A nurse in India who fell into a coma after being sexually assaulted 42 years ago has died. Hospital officials in Mumbai say Aruna Shanbaug sustained brain damage and was in a vegetative state after being raped and choked by a hospital worker in 1973. Nurses at the hospital took care of her for more than four decades. She was put on life support a few days ago after being diagnosed with pneumonia.
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