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Deadly excursion: sightseeing train, truck collide
Authorities say the driver who died when his log truck collided with a train carrying 63 sightseers and four crewmembers on a fall foliage trek amid West Virginia’s mountains apparently ran through crossing signals that were still flashing when they arrived.
Syrian rebels launch broadest push yet for Aleppo
Rebels on Friday pressed their broadest assault yet to drive President Bashar Assad’s forces out of Syria’s largest city, activists said, with fierce fighting erupting in an Aleppo neighborhood that is home to Kurds, an ethnic minority that has mostly stayed out of the civil war.
Today in History for Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012
Today is Tuesday, Sept. 11, the 255th day of 2012. There are 111 days left in the year. This is Patriot Day.
Witness to border shooting testifies to grand jury
A man who saw an illegal immigrant from Mexico get shot with a stun gun by U.S. border authorities said he testified Thursday to a federal grand jury amid signs that prosecutors are considering criminal charges in the immigrant’s death after more than two years of silence on the politically charged case.
Fredrick Donald “Fred” Atkins
Fredrick Donald “Fred” Atkins, 66, of Nashville, died Monday Dec. 1, 2011 at Emory University Hospital.
Weiner seeks leave of absence from House
Under fierce pressure from fellow Democrats to resign in a sexting scandal, Rep. Anthony Weiner announced Saturday he was entering professional treatment at an undisclosed location and requested a leave of absence from Congress.
Ex-chair of civil rights group indicted in Ohio
The former national chairman of an Atlanta-based civil rights organization was indicted Wednesday in Ohio on 51 charges that include grand theft, forgery and tampering with government records.
- Deadly excursion: sightseeing train, truck collide