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4 dead, around 150 injured after Amtrak train strikes dump truck and derails in Missouri

Eight cars and two locomotives derailed on the train carrying around 275 passengers from Los Angeles to Chicago, Amtrak said. Three people on the train and a person in the truck died.
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Texas law banning abortion temporarily blocked by court

Under the temporary restraining order against enforcement of the pre-Roe v. Wade law, abortions up to six weeks can resume in the state at some clinics, according to the ACLU.
Texas abortion rights protest
Texas abortion rights protest
2h ago

Boat of North Carolina man missing for seven months found in the Azores Islands

Authorities said a boat registered to Joseph Matthew Johnson washed up last week on the small island of São Jorge, some 2,700 miles across the ocean.
Joseph Matthew Johnson, the 44-year-old who has been missing for seven months. Officials announced Monday that the boat of the North Carolina man has washed ashore in the Azores Islands.
Joseph Matthew Johnson, the 44-year-old who has been missing for seven months. Officials announced Monday that the boat of the North Carolina man has washed ashore in the Azores Islands.

Uvalde school shooter's grandmother released from the hospital

Celia “Sally” Gonzales, 66, was shot in the face at her home by her grandson Salvador Ramos before he opened fire at Robb Elementary in Uvalde on May 24.
A man pays his respects at a memorial outside Robb Elementary School on June 9, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas.
A man pays his respects at a memorial outside Robb Elementary School on June 9, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas.

New poll sheds light on how Americans feel about transgender rights

A majority of survey respondents back transgender sports bans, while also supporting nondiscrimination protections for trans people in jobs, housing and public spaces.
Image: Female Athletes And Allies Rally In Washington DC On 50th Anniversary Of Title IX
Image: Female Athletes And Allies Rally In Washington DC On 50th Anniversary Of Title IX
5h ago

Remains found in 2013 identified as 16-year-old girl who disappeared in 2000

A homicide investigation is now underway to determine how Sylvia Nicole Smith died, the Texas Department of Public Safety said.
Image: Smith’s then-unidentified remains were found on Aug. 1, 2013, near South County Road 1160 and FM 1213, south of Midland, Texas.
Image: Smith’s then-unidentified remains were found on Aug. 1, 2013, near South County Road 1160 and FM 1213, south of Midland, Texas.

CVS, Rite Aid limit purchases of 'morning-after' pills

Plan B and Aftera, known as "morning-after" pills, are both brand names for the drug Levonorgestrel, an emergency contraceptive.
Plan B One-Step
Plan B One-Step
7h ago

Supermarket employee accused of slapping Rudy Giuliani on back has charges downgraded

“Our client merely patted Mr. Giuliani, who sustained nothing remotely resembling physical injuries,” Legal Aid said in a statement about ShopRite employee Daniel Gill.
Rudy Giuliani speaks in the briefing room of the White House on Sept. 27, 2020.
Rudy Giuliani speaks in the briefing room of the White House on Sept. 27, 2020.
7h ago

U.S. Navy ship that took on Japanese fleet in WWII becomes the deepest wreck ever discovered

The wreck of the USS Samuel B. Roberts, also known as the Sammy B, was found in two pieces on a slope off the Philippines last week at a depth of more than 22,600 feet.
The three-tube torpedo launcher that was part of the USS Samuel B. Roberts can be seen underwater off the Philippines in the Western Pacific Ocean on June 22, 2022.
The three-tube torpedo launcher that was part of the USS Samuel B. Roberts can be seen underwater off the Philippines in the Western Pacific Ocean on June 22, 2022.

School shootings rose to highest number in 2 decades, federal report shows

The National Center for Education Statistics on Tuesday released a report that found there were at least 93 incidents involving casualties at public and private schools across the U.S.
Image: Uvalde
Image: Uvalde
14h ago

1-year-old fatally shot by 8-year-old playing with gun in Florida motel

A 2-year-old was also wounded in the accidental shooting in Escambia County in the Florida panhandle, officials said.