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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Union officials are offering new details on how an Amtrak engineer spent the hours before the last week's deadly derailment in Philadelphia. The union -- Railroad Workers United -- says the engineer's shift May 12 had been grueling and his rest break was shortened by equipment-related delays on his earlier train to Washington. That left him with about an hour to rest and eat before his trip back to New York on the Northeast Regional train that eventually derailed. He has told investigators he doesn't recall what happened. The crash killed eight people.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The chief of police in Omaha, Nebraska, says a shootout has left one officer and a suspect dead. Officer Kerrie Orozco died shortly after the 1 p.m. shooting. Police say she was part of a fugitive task force looking for a suspect who was a convicted felon and known gang member. He was wanted in connection with a shooting. Paramedics performed CPR on both the officer and the suspect as they were taken to the hospital.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — President Barack Obama says the threat posed by climate change is evident all around. The president says those who deny it is real are putting at risk the security of the United States and the military sworn to defend it. Obama told graduates of the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut, "We need to act and we need to act now."
GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Federal regulators from the Department of Transportation are investigating the cause of an onshore oil leak in California. It's estimated that about 21,000 gallons, about a fifth of the oil that spilled, has reached the sea. Some beaches have been fouled. Boats are being used to try to head off two slicks off the Santa Barbara Coast.
OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — Hundreds of protesters demanding a union and pay of $15 an hour have marched around McDonald's suburban Chicago headquarters. At least one building was shut down. Two streets were also blocked. McDonald's closed a nearby restaurant because of traffic concerns. The protest came a day before McDonald's annual shareholder meeting.
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