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Neo-Nazi's Lawyer Says Train Terrorism Case 'Blown Significantly Out Of Proportion'

Neo-Nazi's Lawyer Says Train Terrorism Case 'Blown Significantly Out Of Proportion'WASHINGTON ― An attorney for a neo-Nazi facing federal terrorism charges for trying to commandeer an Amtrak train said Tuesday that the case against his client had been “blown significantly out of proportion.”



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White Supremacist Charged With Terrorism After Alleged Attempt To Derail Train

White Supremacist Charged With Terrorism After Alleged Attempt To Derail TrainThe FBI has charged a 26-year-old Missouri man with terrorism after agents say he attempted to derail an Amtrak train in Nebraska by triggering the train’s emergency brakes.



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911 Calls Detail Vivid Accounts of Amtrak Train Derailment

911 Calls Detail Vivid Accounts of Amtrak Train Derailment"My abdomen hurts really bad. I don't feel good"



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Israel to name new Jerusalem train station after Donald Trump

Israel to name new Jerusalem train station after Donald TrumpIsrael’s transport minister has said he was pushing ahead with controversial plans to build a high-speed train network under the Old City in Jerusalem and declared its main station would be named after Donald Trump. Yisrael Katz's proposal would involve digging two underground stations and excavating more than two miles of tunnel – ending up at the Western Wall, an ancient holy site revered in Judaism. The project would extend the soon-to-open multi-billion-pound rail line from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and help ferry the some 11 million tourists and worshippers a year to the wall. The route will run close to – but not directly under – the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where tradition holds that Jesus was crucified and buried, and a contested holy site known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary. The same area is also home to the al-Aqsa Mosque, one of the oldest in Islam. Palestinians fear any underground work could see the structure compromised. The Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in the foreground Credit:  AMMAR AWAD/ REUTERS Similar excavations by Israel have sparked violent Palestinian protests in the past. The project is estimated to cost more than $ 700 million (£522m) and, if approved, would take four years to complete. Mr Katz, a senior Cabinet official who also serves as Israel's intelligence minister, is a close ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and is seen by many as his likely eventual successor as head of the Likud party. His office said the minister advanced the plan in a recent meeting with Israel Railways executives and declared it a national priority, meaning construction on the line would be expedited and started within the next year. Mr Katz, known as “The Bulldzoer” for his highly ambitious construction projects, said a high-speed rail station would allow visitors to reach "the beating heart of the Jewish people – the Western Wall and the Temple Mount." He proposed naming the station after the US president as thanks for his "for his brave and historic decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital" earlier this month. Mr Trump gave the Israelis’ claim to Jerusalem a major boost after declaring the US would move its embassy from Tel Aviv to the contested city. The declaration sparked protests around the Muslim world, which turned violent in the Palestinian territories and led to the deaths of several demonstrators. The Palestinians see east Jerusalem as the capital of any future state. The UN General Assembly last week rejected Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, reaffirming that the city's status should be agreed between Israelis and Palestinians through direct negotiations. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has said America could no longer be a fair broker in the peace process. Ikrema Sabri, a senior Muslim cleric in Jerusalem, denounced the planned train line extension, saying that Palestinians would not accept "any change or act in the occupied territories." He said that "giving the name of Trump to this project will not give it any legitimacy. It would be just another implementation of the unacceptable decision of President Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel." Wasel Abu Youssef, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organisation's Executive Committee, said: "The Israeli extremist government is simply trying to race against time to impose facts on the ground in the city of Jerusalem.”



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The Curve Where an Amtrak Train Derailed Wasn't Supposed to Exist – But It Cost Too Much to Fix

The Curve Where an Amtrak Train Derailed Wasn't Supposed to Exist – But It Cost Too Much to FixInitial railroad plans did not include the sharp curve where an Amtrak train derailed on Monday, but officials left it in to save money



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School bus driver charged in deadly French train collision

School bus driver charged in deadly French train collisionPARIS (AP) — French authorities have filed preliminary charges against the driver of a school bus that collided with a regional train in southern France, killing six children.



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Amtrak engineer remarked on train speed 6 seconds before crash: NTSB

Amtrak engineer remarked on train speed 6 seconds before crash: NTSB(Reuters) – Six seconds before an Amtrak train derailed off a bridge and onto a highway near Seattle, the engineer remarked that the train was speeding, U.S. investigators said on Friday. The engineer then applied the brakes but apparently not the emergency brake, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said in a statement after retrieving and reviewing data from the data recorder and inward- and outward-facing cameras. Monday’s crash south of Seattle killed three people and sent about 100 others to hospitals.



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Official: Train brake automatically activated in fatal wreck

Official: Train brake automatically activated in fatal wreckDUPONT, Wash. (AP) — Investigators are looking into whether the Amtrak engineer whose speeding train plunged off an overpass, killing at least three people, was distracted by the presence of an employee-in-training next to him in the locomotive, a federal official said Tuesday.



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Last piece of Amtrak train wreckage removed from Washington state highway

Last piece of Amtrak train wreckage removed from Washington state highwayThe affected southbound stretch of Interstate 5, which runs from the Canadian border to Mexico, will remain closed indefinitely, the Washington State Department of Transportation has said. Federal investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are seeking answers about the crash’s cause in interviews with the train’s engineer and a trainee conductor who were in the locomotive’s cab. NTSB members say they are focused on whether the engineer was distracted, but are timing their interviews with the crew this week around their recuperation from injuries.



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Why Positive Train Control Could Have Foiled the Amtrak Derailment

Why Positive Train Control Could Have Foiled the Amtrak DerailmentThe technology was federally mandated in 2008.



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