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Locked track switch blamed in fatal South Carolina Amtrak crash

Locked track switch blamed in fatal South Carolina Amtrak crash(Reuters) – A locked track switch was blamed for the collision of an Amtrak passenger train with a freight train that killed two people and injured more than 100 in South Carolina on Sunday, raising questions about the delayed rollout of a system to prevent such crashes. The head of the National Transportation Safety Board said a switch on the tracks, which the freight hauler CSX Corp owns and operates, was padlocked in a position that steered the Amtrak train onto a siding near South Carolina’s state capital Columbia, where it crashed into a stationary unoccupied CSX train. Robert Sumwalt, the chairman of the NTSB, told reporters Monday at a press briefing that track signals were inoperative because they were being upgraded for positive train control or PTC, a system designed to prevent derailments or crashes caused by excessive speed.



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Track Palin, Son of Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Arrested For Domestic Violence

Track Palin, Son of Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Arrested For Domestic ViolenceSarah Palin's oldest son Track was arrested on domestic violence and other charges. Elizabeth Keatinge (@elizkeatinge) has more.



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Disturbing new details emerge on Track Palin's arrest

Disturbing new details emerge on Track Palin's arrestSarah Palin's family was thrust back into the spotlight over the weekend after her son Track Palin was arrested over a domestic violence incident, and newly released details from the police affidavit paint a dark picture of what happened.



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Track Palin, son of politician Sarah Palin, arrested in Alaska

Track Palin, son of politician Sarah Palin, arrested in AlaskaThe elder son of former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was in jail on Sunday, facing assault and burglary charges in her home state of Alaska.



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Track Palin, son of politician Sarah Palin, arrested in Alaska

Track Palin, son of politician Sarah Palin, arrested in AlaskaThe elder son of former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was in jail on Sunday, facing assault and burglary charges in her home state of Alaska. Track Palin, 28, appeared in state court in Palmer, Alaska, earlier in the day, on a felony burglary charge and misdemeanor assault and criminal mischief charges, court records showed.



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United's Final Boeing 747 Flight Is in the Air. Here's How to Track It

United's Final Boeing 747 Flight Is in the Air. Here's How to Track ItThe route replicated that of United's first 747



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Trump Said His Administration Runs Like A 'Fine-Tuned Machine.' The Track Record Suggests Otherwise.

Trump Said His Administration Runs Like A 'Fine-Tuned Machine.' The Track Record Suggests Otherwise.When candidate Donald Trump traveled across the country to make the case for his presidency to the American people, he promised time and time again that he would find the ”best and most serious people” to come into his administration.



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Sergeant: 3 killed at race track were known gang members

Sergeant: 3 killed at race track were known gang membersUNION GROVE, Wis. (AP) — Three Illinois men who were shot to death at point-blank range during a drag racing event in southeastern Wisconsin may have been targeted by a rival gang member, a sheriff's official said Monday.



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Is Trump On Track for a Successful Presidency?

Is Trump On Track for a Successful Presidency?A diverse set of voices, from George Will and Anne Coulter, to Tahara Amhad and Eddie Glaude, Jr. weigh in on Trump's early legacy.



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Donald Trump is on track to break his promises on Medicaid. It may not be a ‘read my lips’ moment.

Donald Trump is on track to break his promises on Medicaid. It may not be a ‘read my lips’ moment.Bush went against his party in raising taxes, spurring outrage among conservatives — especially an ambitious House member from Georgia's Sixth District named Newt Gingrich — while Trump's position finally puts him in sync with his own party.



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