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Amtrak windshield crack still examined...State Dept wants to release Clinton emails by January...Alibaba says it helps fight counterfeiting

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 19, 2015 at 2:01 a.m.



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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal authorities said they are uncertain if anything struck the windshield of an Amtrak train before it derailed in Philadelphia last week, but they say it was not a gunshot that created a grapefruit-sized crack. The assistant conductor had said she heard the engineer of a regional train say he had been hit by a rock or shot at, and she thought the Amtrak engineer also said his train had been struck.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is proposing to release portions of 55,000 pages of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton by next January. The department made the proposal in a federal court filing last night, in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by Vice News. In the filing, a State Department official says a review will take until the end of the year. The disclosure that Democratic presidential candidate conducted State Department business on a private email account has been a controversy.

BOSTON (AP) — The judge in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) is expected today to set the date for a hearing when Tsarnaev will be formally sentenced to death. Last week, a jury sentenced Tsarnaev to death for the 2013 terror attack. Three people were killed and more than 260 were wounded. During the formal sentencing hearing, bombing survivors will be allowed to give victim impact statements.

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — At least 18 garment workers are dead in eastern Cambodia after their van was hit by a speeding bus. Another two dozen were injured. A local official says no one was hurt on the bus, which was carrying tourists from Vietnam and other passengers. He says the overcrowded van was carrying 39 factory workers and was driving within the speed limit.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The founder of Alibaba Group is defending the e-commerce giant's stance against counterfeit goods and is expressing regret over a lawsuit filed by the owner of luxury brands Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. Jack Ma says his company cooperates with brand owners to fight counterfeiting and has a large staff of employees dedicated to that. A lawsuit filed by France's Kering SA last week in a U.S. court accuses Alibaba of cooperating with and profiting from sales of counterfeit goods.

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