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Americans among the dead...Police: Video shows crash was intentional...Safety technology installed



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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.S. official says at least some of the six foreign soldiers who were killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan today were American. NATO says the attack took place near the Bagram Airfield, which is run by the United States. A regional official says the bomber rammed a motorcycle packed with explosives into the combined NATO-Afghan foot patrol as it moved through a village close to the base.

WASHINGTON (AP) — He's picked up such a small level of support in the presidential race, South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham didn't even qualify for the undercard debate last month. And now, Graham is ending his campaign, while saying he remains committed to achieving security for the American people. Graham says that was the "centerpiece" of his campaign -- which he says also brought forward ideas about retiring the nation's debt and fixing the immigration system. Graham is a foreign-policy hawk who has called President Barack Obama "a small-minded guy in big times."

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say video of a car crashing into pedestrians on the Las Vegas Strip "looks like it's very intentional." Capt. Brett Zimmerman says the car was fully on the sidewalk twice, including once when it traveled for 200 feet. Authorities say the 1996 Oldsmobile sedan was intentionally driven on and off the sidewalk into crowds last night, killing one person and injuring dozens of others. The driver is in custody. The woman who was killed is identified as a 32-year-old from suburban Phoenix who was visiting Las Vegas with her husband.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Safety technology that can prevent crashes like a deadly passenger train derailment in May has been activated on Amtrak tracks between Philadelphia and New York. Officials say the technology called Positive Train Control, or PTC, was activated over the weekend, completing the safety system along the railroad's busy Northeast Corridor. Investigators say the May 12 crash in Philadelphia that killed eight people and injured about 200 could have been prevented if PTC had been operating. It uses GPS and other tracking systems to automatically stop trains that are in danger of derailing.

DALLAS (AP) — A missing person report has been filed for the mother of the Texas teenager who appears to have fled, after apparently violating his probation for killing four people in a 2013 drunken-driving wreck. Prosecutors say a relative of Tonya Couch filed the missing person report over the weekend. The Tarrant County sheriff says Tonya Couch fled with her son, 18-year-old Ethan Couch. Investigators want to speak with the teen after a video was posted online of a party he appears to have attended. If it is determined that he was drinking, the probation violation could send him to prison for up to 10 years.

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