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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — In the dark of night, three travelers advanced inexorably toward tragedy. Accompanied by her parents on her first train trip, 11-year-old Andrea Chancey couldn't sleep despite the steady rocking of the Amtrak coach. Aboard the same train after missing a...
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A string of crashes involving Amtrak trains is rekindling memories for survivors of the passenger service's deadliest accident ever. A transcontinental train tumbled off a bridge into a south Alabama bayou in 1993, killing 47 people. More than 100 others were...
DALLAS (AP) — Two Dallas police officers were critically wounded in a shooting that also injured a home improvement store employee, authorities said. The shooting occurred about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday as officers were escorting a man from the Home Depot in northern Dallas. The two...
DALLAS (AP) — Two Dallas police officers were critically wounded in a shooting Tuesday outside a home improvement store, authorities said. Police Chief U. Renee Hall said a store loss-prevention officer also was shot in the incident about 4:15 p.m. outside a Home Depot in...
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California State University, Fresno professor who called Barbara Bush "an amazing racist" and cheered her death will not be punished, the president of the university announced Tuesday. Randa Jarrar was acting as a private citizen using her personal...
YORK, Pa. (AP) — When she walks onto a golf course as one of the few black women on the links, Sandra Harrison fills with pride and hopes her play will dispel stereotypes and disarm her fellow players — who are often white and male. What she felt playing at the Grandview Golf...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — David Copperfield insisted Tuesday he knew of no one being injured during more than 15 years of performing a signature vanishing act at the center of a lawsuit by a British tourist who claims he was seriously hurt in a fall during a Las Vegas performance. Amid...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gun deaths have fallen in California over a 16-year period ending in 2015, driven largely by a decline in gang violence and falling homicide rates among black and Hispanic men, a recent study of firearm violence has found. Researchers at the University of...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Travis Reinking's erratic behavior began years before police say he showed up without pants at a Waffle House restaurant and killed four people with an assault-style rifle. The onetime construction crane operator bounced between states and suffered from...