More than 40 people were injured on Tuesday after a high-speed train made contact with an unoccupied parked train outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, according to official with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. The incident happened just after midnight at a transportation terminal in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, located about 30 minutes west of Philadelphia, a SEPTA spokeswoman said. The spokesperson did not say exactly how the trains made contact, but she said the incident involved two trains, including an inbound train on SEPTA’s Norristown High Speed line.
Lewis, whose career spanned across show business in the 20th century, was known for his movies, partnership with Dean Martin and the telethons that raised millions for muscular dystrophy.
Local communities tried to prepare for the onslaught of so-called "umbraphiles," who travel the world chasing the moon's shadow, as hotel rooms were booked up for miles around.
From Madras, Oregon, one of the first cities to fall into darkness, to Charleston, South Carolina, awe-struck onlookers in the "path of totality" cheered the covering and re-emerging of the sun.
An apparent chemistry buff is in federal custody after a Houston park ranger approached him as he was allegedly intending to use incendiary materials to desecrate a statue of a Confederate commander because he didn't like the man depicted. Andrew Schneck, 25, was brought before a federal magistrate judge today and held pending a detention hearing after the ranger on patrol at around 11 p.m. Saturday spotted him "kneeling among bushes" directly in front of the Gen. Dowling Monument inside Houston's Hermann Park and holding two boxes, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Hermann Park receives federal funding for maintenance, which is why the case landed in Houston federal court.
The narrative and goals for what has become America’s longest war have shifted in the past 16 years, and they may take a new turn Monday night, as President Donald Trump is expected to announce his policy approach for Afghanistan. The war started in October 2001 in the wake of the September 11th attacks, under then-President George W. Bush, and after Obama, Trump is now the second president to inherit -- and have to make a decision on how to handle -- the ongoing conflict. "These carefully targeted actions are designed to disrupt the use of Afghanistan as a terrorist base of operations, and to attack the military capability of the Taliban regime,” Bush said in an address from the Treaty Room of the White House.
House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke up forcefully in a Facebook post on Monday against the recent violence in Charlottesville and the death of Heather Heyer, the woman killed when a car plowed into a group of counter protestors. “There are no sides,” Ryan wrote in an implicit critique of President Donald Trump, who was rebuked by Democrats and Republicans last week for blaming “both sides” for the violence between white supremacists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville. “There is no other argument,” Ryan said in the post, which made no mention of Trump.
The collision between the USS John S. McCain and a Singapore merchant ship today marks the fourth time in the past eight months that a ship in the U.S. Navy's Pacific fleet has been involved in a crash. In the wake of the McCain’s collision, which left 10 sailors missing and another five injured, Adm. John Richardson has ordered a broad review of recent incidents involving U.S. Navy ships in the Pacific. The review will focus on the pace of operations for Navy ships in the Pacific pertaining to maintenance, equipment and personnel.
A Northwestern University professor, as he allegedly stabbed his boyfriend whom prosecutors say he couldn't subdue, yelled for a second man to help him, according to a court document detailing the alleged murder. Wyndham Lathem, a faculty member at Northwestern until he was fired this month after the alleged crime, and the second suspect, Andrew Warren, spent more than a week on the run together after, police say, they killed Lathem's boyfriend, Trenton Cornell-Duranleau. Cornell-Duranleau, 26, was found stabbed to death at Lathem's Chicago apartment July 27.
Spun off from the second season of its hit "Daredevil" series, "The Punisher" again features Jon Bernthal as one of Marvel's most popular heroes, former elite soldier Frank Castle, who uses his skills to mercilessly hunt down criminals of every stripe after the murder of his family. In the sneak peek, Castle takes a sledgehammer to a concrete floor, perhaps to unearth a weapons cache.
President Donald Trump's announcement tonight on U.S. strategy in Afghanistan may be at odds with prior positions he has taken on a conflict that has become the longest war in U.S. history. Trump's exact plans have not been released ahead of his comments tonight, but some of his top advisers, including Secretary of Defense James Mattis, are known to favor an approach that involves keeping in line with current policy and adding more American troops on the ground. Here's a review of what Trump has said about U.S. policy in Afghanistan in the past.
It's been 30 years since "Dirty Dancing" premiered, which means it's been 30 years since moviegoers were impressed with the stellar dance moves of Jennifer Grey and the late Patrick Swayze. It's such a tender moment between them and he's literally holding her back and guiding her," she said.