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  • ISIS releases video of Bavaria train attacker making threats

    07/19/2016 9:04:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 19 Jul 2016 15:55 GMT+02:00 | (AFP/The Local)
    Terror group ISIS have released a video which apparently shows the teenager who attacked passengers with an axe on a train in Bavaria on Monday making threats. The video was released through the jihadi organization’s news agency Amaq, which had claimed a link earlier in the day. The assault on a regional train near the southern city of Würzburg on Monday left two of the victims in a critical condition, said Joachim Herrmann, the interior minister of Bavaria state. The teenage assailant was killed as he tried to flee. …
  • German train attack: Afghan refugee 'had IS flag in room'

    07/19/2016 12:06:17 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | 19 July 2016
    A hand-painted flag of so-called Islamic State has been found in the room of an Afghan refugee accused of carrying out an axe and knife attack on a southern German train, officials say. The 17-year-old man injured four people from Hong Kong, three seriously, in the attack in Wurzburg on Monday evening. He was shot dead by police as he fled. He had reportedly shouted Allahu akbar" ("God is great"). The attack comes days after a deadly IS-claimed attack in Nice in France.
  • Man attacks passengers with axe and knife on train in Germany

    07/18/2016 4:00:42 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 44 replies
    A man armed with an axe has attacked around 20 passengers on a train in northern Bavaria, according to local police. Three people were seriously injured and one person sustained lightinjuries before the attacker was shot by police, a police spokesperson told local newspaper Main Post. According to Bavaria’s interior minister, Joachim Herrmann, the attacker was a 17-year-old Afghan citizen.
  • Germany train axe attack: Afghan teenage refugee shouting 'Allahu Akbar' goes on bloody rampage

    07/18/2016 3:38:01 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 90 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | July 18, 2016 | Richard Wheatstone
    An axe-man who stormed a passenger train and hacked at terrified passengers while shouting "Allahu Akbar" has been identified as a 17-year-old Afghan who entered Germany as a lone refugee. The attacker was identified by stunned government officials after a huge investigation was launched just hours after the bloody attack exploded. The horror began at around 9mpm local time when the teenager stormed a train that was travelling close to Wurzburg in southern Germany. He then shouted "Allahu Akbar" - which means God is greatest - before launching into the terrifying attack on innocent passengers and then attempting to flee....
  • Germany: Afghan ‘Refugee’ Injures Four Train Passengers in Axe Attack

    07/18/2016 3:26:22 PM PDT · by MNDude · 28 replies
    A man wielding an axe has left at least four people injured on a train after going on a rampage and has been shot by police. The attacker, armed with what is being described as an axe, has left more than four people injured after attacking passengers of a train in Wurzburg Monday evening. The Federal Ministry of the Interior stated that police shot the suspect, and police now say he has been killed.
  • Several injured in attack on train near Würzburg, southern Germany

    07/18/2016 3:20:48 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 27 replies
    DW ^ | 18 July 2016 | Kate Brady
    Multiple injuries have been reported on a train near Würzburg after a man went on a stabbing rampage. According to Bavaria's Interior Ministry, the suspect has been shot dead by police. A police operation is underway in the German town of Heidingsfeld, part of the southern city of Würzburg, after a man launched an attack on a passenger train at around 9.15pm local time (1915 UTC) on Monday. According to Bavaria's Interior Ministry, a 17-year-old Afghan shouted "Allahu Akbar" before launching the attack using a knife and axe. The suspect was shot dead by police as he attempted to flee...
  • German train 'axe attack': 20 reported hurt

    07/18/2016 2:03:49 PM PDT · by profit_guy · 170 replies
    More than 20 people in Germany have been injured after a man with an axe went on the rampage on a train, German media report. A police operation including a helicopter is under way in Heidingsfeld, a part of the city of Wurzburg in southern Germany. Local media (in German) tweeted that 21 people had been injured and a suspect appeared to have been shot. The train line between Wurzburg-Heidingsfeld and Ochsenfurt is closed.
  • At least 20 dead and 35 injured in Puglia train crash

    07/12/2016 7:45:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    thelocal.it ^ | 07/12/2016
    Vito Montanaro, director general of the Bari heath authority, said 20 people had died and 35 were injured in the crash on single-track near the town of Andria in southern Italy. Local authorities had earlier put the death toll at 12. Eighteen of the 35 reported to be injured are in a critical condition. Hospitals have issued an urgent call for blood donors. "We need blood group 0," Giuseppe Corrado, president of Barletta-Andria-Trani province, said. The injured have been taken to hospitals in Andria, Barletta and Bisceglie. People are still trapped in the wreckage of the crash, which was caused...
  • UK ‘Rapper’ Threatens To Run A Migrant Sex ‘Train’ On Nigel Farage’s Young Daughter

    06/30/2016 11:26:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | June 30, 2016 | Raheem Kassam
    A ‘grime’ rapper from Bradford has ostensibly threatened the gang rape of one of UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage’s young daughters, Breitbart London can reveal. Lunar C – real name Jake Brook – tweeted ahead of Britain’s European Union referendum that he and “his pals” would “run a train” on Mr. Farage’s daughter. He did not specify which daughter, but Mr. Farage’s young girls are aged 9 and 15 respectively. The comment went largely unnoticed at the time, apart from a few supportive retweets from Mr. Brook’s followers. Mr. Brook has, this afternoon, reached out to Breitbart London to...
  • Rescue efforts underway for 3 railroad employees after trains collide near Panhandle, TX

    06/28/2016 12:05:28 PM PDT · by bgill · 16 replies
    nbc12 ^ | June 28, 2016 | unk
    BNSF has confirmed that the lead locomotives on two intermodal trains collided near Panhandle, TX, this morning, Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at approximately 8:40 a.m. CT. Four BNSF employees were involved in the incident. Local first responders and BNSF personnel were deployed to the scene. By 9:02 a.m., one employee was transported to a local hospital and is being treated. Rescue efforts are underway at the scene with respect to the three other railroad employees involved in the incident.
  • No bail for man charged in fatal stabbing on CTA Red Line train (Chicago)

    06/25/2016 8:17:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 25, 2016 | Christy Gutowski
    Before the violence erupted Thursday afternoon, Jones and Hampton moved several times to different train cars, Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Bob Groebner said in court. At one point, Groebner said, the two were sitting facing each other across the aisle and he asked her: "Are you going to have my baby?" Hampton shook her head no and he got up and began repeatedly stabbing her until she fell to the floor, authorities allege. He then dragged her body and slashed her neck several times, authorities say.
  • China will not build L.A.-to-Vegas rail line — U.S. company calls the deal off

    06/09/2016 8:34:23 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    L A Times ^ | 06/08/2016
    Nine months after announcing that China would help build a high-speed rail line from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, the private U.S. company behind the plan said late Wednesday that the deal was off. A bullet train stops at the platform before it travels to Lanzhou from the Urumqi south railway station in XpressWest said the decision to terminate the relationship with China Railway International was based “primarily upon difficulties associated with timely performance and CRI’s challenges in obtaining required authority to proceed with required development activities.” XpressWest indicated that its “biggest challenge” was a federal government requirement that high-speed...
  • World's longest railway tunnel to open after 17 years of construction: Trains in Switzerland [tr]

    05/24/2016 10:09:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 24, 2016 | John Hutchinson
    The world's longest railway tunnel is set to open in just over a week - after some 17 years of construction. Measuring 35.4-miles in length, the Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) is 7,545 feet below the Gotthard massif, cutting through the Swiss Alps. The tunnel was first conceived in sketch-form in 1947 but construction began 17 years ago. It consists of two single-track tunnels connecting Erstfeld (Uri) with Bodio (Ticino) and passing below Sedrun (Graubünden).
  • Chinese bullet train in Venezuela stalls as alliance derails

    05/15/2016 3:39:09 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 5-14-16 | JOSHUA GOODMAN
    It was once billed as a model of socialist fraternity: South America's first high-speed train, powered by Chinese technology, crisscrossing Venezuela to bring development to its backwater plains. Now all but abandoned, it has become a symbol of economic collapse — and a strategic relationship gone adrift. Where dozens of modern buildings once stood, cattle now graze on grass growing amid the rubble of the project's gutted and vandalized factory. A red arched sign in Chinese and Spanish is all that remains of what until 16 months ago was a bustling complex of 800 workers. That's when the project's Chinese...
  • What Donald Trump SECRETLY Told Paul Ryan Has Him Changing His Tune…

    05/13/2016 10:50:06 PM PDT · by letswakeupamerica · 48 replies
    Lets Wake Up America ^ | 12 May 2016 | Mike McCain
    It is happening ya’ll. Paul Ryan is backing down, but he can’t show it fully yet. He’s trying to find the right station to get on the Trump Train from. “With that focus, we had a great conversation this morning. While we were honest about our few differences, we recognize that there are also many important areas of common ground,” Trump and Ryan said. “We will be having additional discussions, but remain confident there’s a great opportunity to unify our party and win this fall, and we are totally committed to working together to achieve that goal. “This was our...
  • Rail Traffic Depression: 292 Union Pacific Engines Are Sitting In The Arizona Desert Doing Nothing

    05/08/2016 5:35:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    TEC ^ | 05/08/2016 | Michael Snyder
    We continue to get more evidence that the U.S. economy has entered a major downturn. Just last week, I wrote about how U.S. GDP growth numbers have been declining for three quarters in a row, and previously I wrote about how corporate defaults have surged to their highest level since the last financial crisis. Well, now we are getting some very depressing numbers from the rail industry. As you will see below, U.S. rail traffic was down more than 11 percent from a year ago in April. That is an absolutely catastrophic number, and the U.S. rail industry is feeling...
  • Norway to send 60 troops to train Syrian fighters

    05/02/2016 2:36:51 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 10 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/2/16
    again another country moves their troops into Syria without Syrian approval. Norway will send some 60 troops, including special forces soldiers, to train, advise and give operational support to Syrian fighters battling Islamic State militants, the country's prime minister said on Monday. The troops will be based in Jordan. The Norwegian Parliament will need to be consulted if the troops are to operate within Syria, Prime Minister Erna Solberg said. Norway had previously sent 120 soldiers to Iraq to help to train Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State in northern Iraq. Those troops are still in Iraq. Norway's decision...
  • High-Speed Rail Board to Weigh in on Revised California Plan

    04/28/2016 1:48:51 PM PDT · by MeganC · 28 replies
    ABC News/AP ^ | 4.28.2016 | juliet williams
    The board that oversees California's high-speed rail project is expected to approve a revised plan calling for a $64 billion approach that sends the train from the Central Valley to the San Jose area before it heads to Southern California.
  • State releases new details on possible bullet train routes

    04/10/2016 8:47:18 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 32 replies
    La Slimes ^ | 4.08.16 | Ralph Vartabedian
    The report noted that "the Bakersfield to Palmdale section includes a variety of constraints that pose significant technical and environmental challenges, including seismic faults, steep grades through the Tehachapi Mountains and flood plains." The route could require as many as 59 grade separations for highways.
  • 2 dead after Amtrak train strikes backhoe on tracks near Philadelphia

    04/03/2016 7:32:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | April 3, 2016
    DEVELOPING:Two construction workers were killed when an Amtrak train traveling from New York to Savannah, Ga., Sunday struck a backhoe that was on the tracks about 15 miles south of Philadelphia, Delaware County officials said. Two construction workers were killed when an Amtrak train traveling from New York to Savannah, Ga., Sunday struck a backhoe that was on the tracks about 15 miles south of Philadelphia, Delaware County officials said. The crash, which occurred around 8 a.m., derailed the lead engine of Palmetto Train 89, according to a statement by Amtrak. One additional person was injured, according to NBC, which...
  • Amtrak train derails south of Philadelphia

    04/03/2016 7:18:45 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 3 | Staff
    PHILADELPHIA - An accident involving an Amtrak train near Philadelphia has led to the temporary shutting down of the Northeast Corridor service between New York and the accident site for Amtrak, one of the nation's busiest stretch of train tracks. In a statement, Amtrak said the Palmetto 89 train "operating from New York City to Savannah, Ga., struck a backhoe that was on the tracks and derailed the lead engine south of Philadelphia."
  • Man killed after saving dog from oncoming train east of Modesto(CA)

    03/30/2016 1:19:11 PM PDT · by keat · 48 replies
    The Modesto Bee ^ | March 29, 2016 | Jim Silva
    A man trying to save a dog from an oncoming train was struck and killed after he pushed the dog off the tracks, authorities said. The man, described as being in his early 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene. The dog avoided injury. The incident took place behind the property at the end of Gomes Road just northeast of Johansen High School, which is on Claus Road. The man was walking along Dry Creek with the dog and a woman when he took the dog off the leash, according to Lt. Marc Nuno of the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department....
  • Cat Who Catches Mice at Train Station Gets Promoted

    02/14/2016 4:58:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Komo News ^ | SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH 2016
    Felix used to be an everyday cat, just working her day job keeping mice at bay at Huddersfield Station in West Yorkshire, England. She was brought in by First TransPennine Express at only nine weeks old to help take control of the pests in the station and she really grew into the role. After five years of hard work she finally got the promotion she deserves. No longer is she a simple mouse catcher - she is now Senior Pest Controller, complete with the adorable visibility jacket, name tag and authority that goes with the title. Let's hope she uses...
  • Bavaria commuter train crash: at least nine dead in southern Germany

    02/09/2016 6:46:30 AM PST · by nuconvert · 20 replies
    Guardian ^ | Feb 6, 2016
    Scores injured, many seriously, after two trains crash head-on on single track near Bad Aibling At least nine people have died and scores have been injured – 50 seriously – after two commuter trains collided in southern Germany, police have said. The crash happened near the Bavarian town of Bad Aibling at 6.48am on Tuesday. Several carriages overturned after the trains, which were travelling in opposite directions, collided head on. The death toll had risen to 10 at one point, though police later revised it down to nine, with 50 severely injured and a further 100 carrying light injuries. -excerpt-...
  • To the man I sat next to on the train: I am the gun owner you hate.

    01/10/2016 11:25:34 AM PST · by BridgeOutAhead · 44 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 01/08/2016 | A. Linden
    "Opinions and ideologies make a pretty thin shield against the bullets of a madman. Your liberal self-righteousness and ignorance may have made you feel superior and comfortable, but during that 40-minute train ride to Boston, my gun kept you safe."
  • 1,000 migrants rape, steal, brawl at train station (In Germany)

    01/05/2016 8:52:49 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 20 replies
    WND.com ^ | January 4, 2016 | Douglas Ernst
    Gangs of Arabic and North African migrants celebrated New Year’s Eve with a slew of sexual assaults on German women. Police only arrested five men during the chaotic night, which included brawling men who also launched fireworks into crowds of revelers. Colone’s Chief of police, Wolfgang Albers, confirmed 80 crimes perpetrated by migrants during New Year’s Eve festivities, 35 of which were sexual attacks, Der Express reported Sunday. “The crimes have been committed by a group of people who mostly come from the North African and Arab countries,” Albers said at a news conference, the newspaper reported. He said suspects...
  • UPDATED: Train wipes out 23 elk east of Helena; warden says 'there's not much left'

    01/02/2016 3:16:59 PM PST · by This_far · 102 replies
    Montana Standard ^ | Dec 31, 2015 | Tom Kuglin
    A herd of elk was hit by a train east of Helena Thursday morning, killing 23 animals. The crash occurred near the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and Spokane Creek Road, about three miles east of East Helena.
  • Runaway Train in Massachusetts Investigated as Operator Error

    12/10/2015 6:13:34 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 10, 2015 | Daniella Silva
    A train filled with passengers that left a station south of Boston Thursday morning without an operator was being investigated as a case of operator error, officials said. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said the runaway Red Line train took off from Braintree Station without its conductor at approximately 6 a.m. Thursday morning.
  • Runaway Boston train was tampered with, governor says

    12/10/2015 11:20:39 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    Last Updated Dec 10, 2015 12:22 PM EST BOSTON -- A six-car train with passengers on board that left a suburban Boston transit station without a driver Thursday and went through four stations without stopping was tampered with, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said. None of the approximately 50 passengers was hurt, but the train's operator suffered a minor injury when he was brushed by the train, apparently as it began to move at the Braintree station, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said. CBS station WBZ-TV reports that the injured MBTA worker was transported to South Shore Hospital.
  • BREAKING: Five dead as high-speed train derails near French city

    11/14/2015 8:06:49 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 74 replies
    UK Express ^ | November 14 | Rob Virtue
    AT LEAST five people have died and seven have been injured after a high-speed train derailed near the French City of Strasbourg, local media has reported.
  • Train crash in northern Bavaria kills one, injures others -report

    11/05/2015 5:05:33 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 4 replies
    reuters ^ | 11-05-2015 | reuters
    A passenger train collided with a heavy-duty lorry at a railway crossing in northern Bavaria late on Thursday killing at least one person and injuring several others, German media reported. The train was carrying around 50 people when it rammed into a lorry near Freihung, northeast of Nuremberg late on Thursday evening, several news websites reported. "It hurtled at 100 km per hour (62 miles per hour) without breaking into the truck,"
  • Man on Cellphone Killed By Train in South Florida

    10/22/2015 5:00:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 10/22
    Authorities say a man talking on his cellphone was killed by a train in South Florida. West Palm Beach police say the man was walking near the Regional Transportation Authority tracks Thursday afternoon when he was hit. The Palm Beach Post reports that witnesses told police the man was hit after going under crossing gates. Police didn't immediately identify the man.
  • Black women kicked off Napa Wine Train to sue for discrimination ($11 million)

    group of predominantly African American women kicked off the Napa Wine Train in late August -- allegedly for being too loud -- filed an $11-million racial discrimination lawsuit Thursday. They said their reputations were tarnished and that some of them even lost their jobs after the incident.
  • Obama praises France train heroes as 'very best of America'

    09/17/2015 3:42:11 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 10 replies
    "He celebrated them as three friends who had been headed for a fun reunion in Paris when they "ended up engaging a potential catastrophic situation and pinning down someone who clearly was intent on doing a lot of harm to a lot of people, inflicting terror on the French people."
  • Injured France train hero Spencer Stone returns home to U.S.

    09/08/2015 10:27:45 AM PDT · by WL-law · 13 replies
    CBS News ^ | 9-4-15 | CBS
    TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The U.S. Air Force airman who was injured when he and two childhood friends tackled a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train returned to his native California Thursday night. Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone arrived at about 8:30 p.m. at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, near Sacramento. .... Stone has been undergoing medical treatment in Germany since he, National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos and Sacramento college student Anthony Sadler, all childhood friends from the Sacramento area, subdued the gunman on a passenger train speeding through Belgium on Aug. 21. Skarlatos and Sadler...
  • Military Train with UN vehicles in Wheaton IL 9-5-15 (foul language warning)

    09/07/2015 7:11:15 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    Youtube ^ | 09/07/15 | ImDroided
    I filmed this on 9-5-15 at my parents place in down town Wheaton IL. All of the vehicles are marked UN on the doors. Why is a UN train in the Chicago area? Jade Helm?
  • France Announces Train Attack was 'Terrorist'

    08/25/2015 3:56:08 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 39 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/8/15 | Ari Yashar
    Ayoub El Khazzani, the 25-year-old gunman from Morocco who opened fire on a train in France last week, intended to murder everyone on the train as part of a Muslim terrorist attack before being stopped by citizens, revealed French Prosecutor Francois Molins on Tuesday. El Khazzani, who lived in Spain where he was flagged as a potential jihadist by intelligence services that alerted France about him before the attack, was armed for a massacre, Molins said. He was toting an AKM assault rifle replete with 270 rounds of ammo, a Luger M80 automatic pistol packed with a full clip, a...
  • Eleven Black Women Were Kicked Off a Train for Laughing Too Loud

    08/25/2015 7:35:06 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 93 replies
    Vice ^ | 8-25-2015 | Scott Pierce
    Getting wine-drunk on a train in Napa Valley sounds pretty good if you're the guys from Sideways or the parents in Bob's Burgers, but it's apparently a lot less fun if you're a black woman with a loud laugh. A group of 11 women, members of the Sistahs on the Edge book club, were kicked off the Napa Valley Wine Train last Saturday for allegedly being too loud and disturbing other passengers—but the women say it was because of their race. One of the book club's members, Lisa Johnson, chronicled the event on Facebook, igniting an outcry across social media...
  • New hero identified (Another American!)

    08/24/2015 4:28:49 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 24, 2015 | Faith Karimi, Ashley Fantz and Nic Robertson, CNN
    Mark Moogalian, 51, a French-American who describes himself on his website as an author, teacher and musician, encountered the gunman before the Americans, tried to wrestle a rifle from him and was shot in the neck, his wife, Isabelle Risacher, told France's Europe 1 radio. Moogalian remains hospitalized in stable condition and will receive the Legion of Honor later.
  • Shattering new evidence reveals Obama spent $500MIL to train Jihadi elite force which now

    08/23/2015 10:31:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 8/23/15 | Walid Shoebat
    Obama’s $500 million plan to combat Bashar Al-Assad and ISIS forces in Syria created an elite force called “Regiment-30”. While Fox News revealed the program only gained 54 applicants, new evidence reveals that there were “thousands of outside forces” who joined Regiment-30, who are now also joining Al-Nusra terror front in Syria. The U.S-appointed Regiment-30’s main leader, as ironclad evidence reveals, is one code-named Abu Iskandar and he has now sent out an official appeal, including airing an explosive T.V interview, confirming they joined the notorious terrorist Al-Nusra Front which carried out massacres against Christians in Adra and Maaloula in...
  • Islamic Jihadi opens fire with AK-47. Terrorism not ruled out.

    08/22/2015 6:09:24 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 30 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-22-2015 | MOTUS
    It happened again: on a train filled with cheese eating surrender monkeys hurtling through the Belgian countryside towards Paris, the Americans came to the rescue: Crew on Paris-bound train barricaded themselves in their staffroom and locked the door as Kalashnikov-wielding terrorist went on the rampage – leaving PASSENGERS to take him down. And, as usual, the passengers were 3 Americans and a Brit. When an Islamic terrorist (Can I say that? The French called for caution before jumping to conclusions.) opened fire with an AK-47 (wait, you’re not allowed to have an assault rifle in France!) he was rushed and...
  • Three injured in Shooting on Amsterdam-Paris Train (U.S. Marines take down shooter)

    08/21/2015 11:05:21 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 73 replies
    StraightsTimes ^ | 8-21-2015 | ST
    A gunman shot and wounded three people on a train travelling between Amsterdam and Paris before the assailant was overpowered by passengers, a spokesman for French state rail company SNCF said. The incident happened near Arras in northern France shortly after 4pm GMT
  • Principal commits suicide amid Common Core test scandal [ New York ]

    07/26/2015 8:45:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 26, 2015 | Susan Edelman,
    The principal of an innovative West Harlem public school killed herself the day after her students took the state Common Core exams — which were later tossed out because she cheated ... Jeanene Worrell-Breeden, 49, of Teachers College Community School, jumped in front of a B train in the 135th Street station ... She was pulled out from under the train and taken to Harlem Hospital, where she died eight days later. The city Medical Examiner’s Office ruled it a suicide. The leap came at 9:20 a.m., less than 24 hours after her 47 third-graders wrapped up three days sweating...
  • Southwest light-rail e-mails show messaging behind cost announcement

    07/08/2015 5:34:46 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    MPLS Star Tribune ^ | 7-8-15 | Janet Moore
    At 8:10 a.m. on Monday, April 27, the Metropolitan Council released the startling news that the price tag of the proposed Southwest light-rail line had increased by $341 million to $2 billion. Met Council Chair Adam Duininck said in a news release at the time that “all options are on the table,” including not building the line at all. E-mails among Duininck, Metro Transit officials and other political players — including Gov. Mark Dayton — obtained through a Minnesota Data Practices Act request reflect the behind-the-scenes positioning in the days leading to the announcement. The 231 pages of e-mails don’t...
  • Train Carrying Toxic Gas Derails in Tennessee

    07/02/2015 8:38:46 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 12 replies
    NASDAQ ^ | 2 July 2015 | Dow Jones Business News
    A tank car containing a hazardous flammable chemical derailed and caught fire just south of Knoxville, Tenn., causing the evacuation of 5,000 residents within a two-mile radius of the crash. The train was traveling to Waycross, Ga., from Cincinnati, Ohio, when a single tank car derailed and caught fire around midnight in the area of Maryville, Tenn., rail operator CSX Corp. said in a statement. No civilians were injured by the fumes, but 10 law enforcement officers helping with the evacuation were taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for exposure to the fumes, said Marian O'Briant, spokeswoman for...
  • US train carrying toxic chemicals derails and catches fire causing mass evacuation

    07/02/2015 6:07:21 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 2 2015 | KATE PICKLES
    A train carrying toxic chemicals has derailed and caught fire causing thousands of people to be evacuated. More 5,000 people have been forced to leave their homes after a train with 'highly flammable and toxic gas' derailed and caught fire near Knoxville, Tennessee. Seven police officers were taken to hospital after breathing in fumes from the blaze, while fire-fighters in gas masks have been going from door to door to evacuate residents. As many as three cars derailed, Blount County Sheriff's spokeswoman Marian O'Briant said. Local fire authorities ordered a one-mile evacuation, and Hazmat crews responded to the scene. 'Evacuation...
  • Rachel Dolezal in earlier interview:

    06/16/2015 7:32:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 16, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Truth Revolt and the Daily Mail, here’s the best evidence lefties have that Dolezal isn’t the racial equivalent of Caitlyn Jenner. The basic story she tells might well be true: Albert Wilkerson, the man she passed off as her dad, did serve in the Corps and did migrate north as a young child after his father “had a confrontation with a police officer” in Birmingham. But he isn’t her father, of course, and the fact that she went so far as to steal his history to back up her own claim of being black is a step that Jenner...
  • In their universe, a costly train is success

    06/03/2015 6:39:35 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 6-3-15 | Joe Soucheray
    The political class -- they build themselves new office buildings and such -- live in a different universe from the rest of us, and the rest of us are getting routinely pickpocketed. No greater proof of this truth exists than the remarks of St. Paul's own City Council Member Dave Thune last week after Metro Transit released the financial figures for the first six months of the Green Line. Passengers boarding the Green Line from its debut in June, 2014 through the end of the year paid $6.21 million into the farebox, or about 35.8 percent of what it costs...
  • Green Line's $6.21M in 2014 fares pay 35.8 percent of expenses

    05/29/2015 6:16:02 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-28-15 | Fredrick Melo
    While Metro Transit's Green Line isn't exactly paying for itself through passenger fares, it's doing a better job than most other Minnesota public transit options. Passengers boarding the state's second light-rail line from its debut in June through the end of 2014 paid $6.21 million into the fare box, or about 35.8 percent of what it costs to operate the 11-mile route. "I think 35 percent is a really good percentage," said St. Paul City Council member Dave Thune. "I love it. I think it has been a success. The kind of traffic it's seeing, going from one end of...
  • SEPTA Engineer Saw ‘Trespasser’ On Tracks Moments Before Train Was Hit By Object

    05/19/2015 9:05:06 AM PDT · by Abby4116 · 45 replies
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A transit train driver says he saw a “trespasser” on the tracks moments before an unknown object struck a window on the train. The SEPTA train was struck on the same night and in close proximity to the Amtrak train that derailed on May 12th in Philadelphia. According to SEPTA officials, the engineer saw a trespasser on the track moments before an unidentified object smashed a window.