Nation May 14

8 confirmed dead in Amtrak crash

An Amtrak train traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York derailed in north Philadelphia Tuesday night, killing at least six and injuring more than 100.

Nation May 13

How safe is rail travel in the United States?

Following Tuesday’s Amtrak accident in Philadelphia that left at least seven people dead, the NewsHour explored 25 years of railroad passenger fatality data from the Federal Railroad Administration.

WASHINGTON -- Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed Wednesday in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a runaway oil…

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