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Mississippi Bus Crash ... South Korea-President Ousted ... House-Class Action Suits

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 9, 2017 at 8:50 p.m.

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal official says the Texas tour bus hit by a freight train in a deadly crash wasn't supposed to have taken the road where it got stuck at a rail crossing. National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt says the driver may have followed a GPS set for commercial vehicle use rather than directions from the tour company. That's according to a WLOX-TV report. Speaking at a news conference, Sumwalt also said two other buses apparently followed the route provided by Florida-based Diamond Tours to the casino where they were headed in Biloxi, Mississippi. Three people were killed in the accident.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a historic ruling Friday, South Korea's Constitutional Court has formally ousted impeached President Park Geun-hye (goon-hay) amid a corruption scandal that has plunged the country into political chaos. The acting chief justice said that Park had violated the law and the constitution in her dealings and that her conduct represented "a betrayal of the public trust."

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a bill that would make it harder for individuals or groups to bring legal claims against companies in consumer disputes, employment discrimination cases and other areas. Lawmakers approved the Republican-sponsored measure, 220-201, this evening.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arrests of people crossing the border illegally dropped roughly 44 percent during President Donald Trump's first month in office. That's according to Homeland Security data. The Border Patrol reported that about 23,500 people were arrested trying to cross the border illegally in February, compared to about 42,500 arrests in January.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats who oppose the health care overhaul being pushed by President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are protesting that the GOP acted in the dead of night to make changes in the Affordable Care Act that will knock many poor Americans out of insurance coverage. But Republicans talked confidently of finally overturning former President Barack Obama's health care program after seven years of empty promises.

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