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Back on track... Wary Waco... Osprey crash kills Marine

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 18, 2015 at 8:41 a.m.



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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — One Amtrak passenger says, "It's great to be back." Amtrak resumed rail service between Philadelphia and New York early today. It was almost a week ago that a train derailed in Philadelphia, killing eight people and injuring more than 200 others. Amtrak officials say their trains along the Northeast Corridor are now in "complete compliance" with federal safety orders.

WACO, Texas (AP) — Law enforcement is on alert in Waco, Texas, the scene of a deadly shootout between rival biker gangs. About 170 (new figure) people are under arrest following yesterday's brawl at a Twin Peaks restaurant that left nine bikers dead and at least 18 more wounded. The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has closed down the restaurant for a week.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants the police looking less like the military. He's prohibiting the federal government from providing some military-style equipment to local departments and putting stricter controls on other weapons and gear distributed to law enforcement. The move comes after an interagency group found "substantial risk of misusing or overusing" items like tracked armored vehicles, high-powered firearms and camouflage could undermine people's trust in police.

HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. military plane crashed and caught fire as it tried to land during training exercises in Hawaii yesterday, killing one Marine and injuring 21 other people. The MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft had 22 people aboard — 21 Marines and one Navy corpsman assigned to the unit.

WASHINGTON (AP) — When a convicted felon who's prohibited from possessing firearms tries to sell the guns, is he, in effect, possessing them in violation of the law? A unanimous Supreme Court says no. The high court says letting a convicted felon transfer possession to someone else is OK as long as the felon has no control over those weapons. In this case, the guns were being held by the FBI.

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