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An Amtrak train carrying 83 people on the first day of a new route from Seattle derailed onto an interstate highway Monday morning, with train cars plunging off an overpass and crashing into cars. Some train passengers were killed and more were wounded, officials said.
At least six people were killed and the death count is expected to rise, a U.S. official who was briefed on the investigation but was not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly told The Associated Press. NBC News did not immediately confirm the death toll.
Preliminary signs indicate the Amtrak train may have struck something on the track before going off the track, added the official. They said it was unlikely to be a maintenance issue because the tracks were new.
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In the weeks after he became the Republican nominee on July 19, 2016, Donald Trump was warned that foreign adversaries, including Russia, would probably try to spy on and infiltrate his campaign, multiple government officials familiar with the matter told NBC News.
The warning came in the form of a high-level counterintelligence briefing by senior FBI officials, the officials said. A similar briefing was given to Hillary Clinton, they added. They said the briefings, which are commonly provided to presidential nominees, were designed to educate the candidates and their top aides about potential threats from foreign spies.
Trump was "briefed and warned" at the session about potential espionage threats from Russia, two former law enforcement officials familiar with the sessions told NBC News.
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Ticketing and baggage areas were a bit backed up, but security lines were moving quickly in Atlanta on Monday morning as the world's busiest airport recovered from a crippling power outage.
Thousands of people remained stranded a day after the outage at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where more than 1,000 flights were grounded just days before the start of the Christmas travel rush.
A sudden power outage that Georgia Power said was caused by a fire in an underground electrical facility brought the airport to a standstill Sunday around 1 p.m.
All outgoing flights were halted, and arriving planes were held on the ground at their point of departure.
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Puerto Rico's governor is ordering authorities to review all deaths reported since Hurricane Maria hit nearly three months ago amid accusations that the U.S. territory vastly undercounted storm-related deaths.
Gov. Ricardo Rossello said in a statement on Monday that it's possible the toll is higher than the 64 deaths currently blamed on the Category 4 hurricane that hit on Sept. 20 with winds of up to 154 mph (248 kph) and caused up to an estimated $95 billion in damage.
His administration has repeatedly defended the official hurricane-related death count even though demographers said a spike in the number of deaths after the hurricane was not normal.
President Donald Trump is outlining a new national security strategy that refocuses the United States' relationship with the rest of the world, essentially implementing his "America First" mantra on a global scale.
It envisions nations in constant competition, reverses Obama-era warnings on climate change, and affirms that the United States will unilaterally defend its sovereignty, even if that means risking existing agreements with other countries that have dominated the United States' foreign policy since the Cold War.
The Republican president, who ran on a platform of "America First," will detail his plan Monday, one that if fully implemented could sharply alter U.S. international relationships.
Britain's Prince Harry and former U.S. President Barack Obama warmed up ahead of an interview that will air on BBC Radio 4 on Dec. 27.
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The news alerts gushed in: An attack on a concert, a church, an ice cream parlor; an assailant wielding a gun or hammer or acid There's an earthquake in Mexico, a monsoon in India, a volcanic eruption in Bali, hurricane after hurricane after hurricane. Keep up as your phone vibrates with word of your favorite actor accused of misconduct. Make that anchorman. Or politician. Or radio star.
The volatile year 2017 shook us so much and so often it felt like whiplash or worse, and that's without even considering Donald Trump, at the center of so much of the turmoil.
"It's almost like one of those horror rides at the amusement park where every time it heads into the next segment it gets worse," said noted trendspotter Marian Salzman. "Every time I turn off a device, I feel like I have anxiety because I'm not tracking the news."
A Pennsylvania man said he could hear his fiancée scream through the phone as a robber attacked her, leaving the woman severely injured and in need of reconstructive facial surgery.
Cliff McBride told NBC10 his fiancée Patricia was at the Rite Aid at 63rd and Race streets in West Philadelphia shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday. She left the store and was walking home when an unidentified man began following her.
“And she was talking to me the whole time,” McBride said. “She’s like, ‘I ignored him,’ and she’s like, ‘I’m walking out now and he’s following me out the store.’”
The shooting death of a 15-year-old boy, who was killed while delivering newspapers with his stepfather Sunday morning on Chicago's Southwest Side, may have been the result of a mistaken identity, police said Monday. Brian Jasso's mother said her son had picked up the paper route so he could make money to buy his sister a gift for her birthday.
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The sheriff of Clermont County in Ohio firmly believes it's a call of duty for his deputies to carry a nasal spray that brings people back from the brink of death by drug overdose. Less than 50 miles away, his counterpart in Butler County is dead set against it, saying it subjects deputies to danger while making no lasting impact on the death toll.
The divide over naloxone, the popular overdose antidote, between nearby sheriffs in two hard-hit counties in one of the hardest-hit states for drug deaths shows just how elusive solutions are on the front lines of the U.S. opioid crisis.
Some police officials cite lack of resources for obtaining, maintaining and tracking supplies and for training in when and how to use it.
A Portland-bound Amtrak train derailed on Dec. 18, 2017, with at least one car hanging over an overpass and several cars struck. Multiple injuries and fatalities were reported as authorities continued to...
It's a tax provision that could prove costly for schools, police forces, drug treatment centers and other state and local public services.
The sweeping tax overhaul embraced by President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers would impose a $10,000 limit on the combined sum of property and state and local income taxes that a household could deduct. The $10,000 cap will help pay for corporate and personal tax cuts totaling $1.5 trillion over the next decade.
A prominent U.S. appeals court judge announced his retirement Monday days after women alleged he subjected them to inappropriate sexual conduct or comments.
Judge Alex Kozinski of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in a statement that a battle over the accusations would not be good for the judiciary. He said he'll step down, effective immediately.
The Washington Post reported last week that at least 15 women made allegations against Kozinski that go back decades. The allegations include inappropriate touching and lewd comments.
Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said Monday that his colleague Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., should not have announced his resignation amid sexual misconduct allegations.
He urged Franken, who has not said exactly when he plans to step down, to reconsider the decision.
"I definitely think he should not resign," Manchin told CNN. "I think he should submit himself, which he has willingly done and offered to do. And go through this complete process of an extensive ethics review, and whatever the outcome is I will live with it."
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U.S. health officials plan to crack down on a growing number of unproven alternative remedies, focusing on products containing dangerous ingredients that have occasionally been linked to serious injury and death.
The Food and Drug Administration on Monday issued a new proposal for regulating homeopathic medicines that have long been on the fringe of mainstream medicine. The agency plans to target products that pose the biggest safety risks, including those marketed for children or for serious diseases.
But under the government's framework, the vast majority of low-risk products would remain on the market.