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Amtrak engineer faces charges in fatal 2015 derailment

Philadelphia prosecutors had earlier declined to charge Bostian, citing insufficient evidence that he acted with intent or conscious disregard for the passengers' safety. Court records list addresses for Bostian in New York City and in Somerville, Massachusetts, near Boston. As NPR's Merrit Kennedy reported in October, a federal judge approved a $265 million settlement between Amtrak and people affected by the crash.


Amtrak engineer won't be charged in deadly Philadelphia crash

Amtrak engineer won't be charged in deadly Philadelphia crash

The train derailment at Frankford Junction injured 200 people, along with the eight deaths, noted the district attorney's office. Investigators later determined Bostian became distracted and lost "situational awareness", and said a computerized speed-limiting technology called Positive Train Control, or PTC, would have prevented the crash had it been in place then.


Lange dazzles as LSU wins game one 4-0 against Auburn

Lange dazzles as LSU wins game one 4-0 against Auburn

Alex Lange was at 104 pitches as he walked off the field to end the eighth inning, and not a soul stirred in the LSU bullpen. Lange had plus control of his curveball, both the "get me by" and the strikeout spike curveball and complimenting that with a solid fastball.


Foul play not suspected in 2 deaths in Central Park waters

Foul play not suspected in 2 deaths in Central Park waters

Police say the decomposed body of an unidentified adult male, wearing trousers and shoes but no shirt, was found by a park worker in The Pond at 59th Street and Fifth Avenue just after 7:30 a.m. NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce, center, stands between police commanders during a press conference in front of the area where a body was pulled from a pond in Central Park, Wednesday May 10, 2017, in NY.


As farmers worry, Agriculture Department will promote trade

As farmers worry, Agriculture Department will promote trade

Perdue said the goal of the new mission area of farm production and conservation "is to provide a one-stop shop for USDA's primary customers: America's farmers, ranchers and foresters". Under the reorganization plan, the undersecretary for natural resources and environment will retain supervision of the U.S. Forest Service. Perdue has also been loathe to accept the scientific consensus on climate change, calling it "a running joke among the public".