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Investigators Say Broken Rail Caused Pennsylvania Derailment Over Summer

Investigators say a broken rail caused a freight train derailment in Pittsburgh over the summer that disrupted service for weeks. Norfolk Southern issued the findings Wednesday in a report to the Federal Railroad Administration. The report says the Aug. 5 …

Pennsylvania Freight Train Derailment Blocks Tracks; No Injuries

Seven rail cars from a freight train derailed in Pittsburgh, Penn., sending shipping containers tumbling down a hillside onto light rail tracks below, but no injuries have been reported, authorities said. Norfolk Southern spokesman Jim Glass said the cars derailed …

Security Measures to be Reviewed After Panic at New York’s JFK Airport

Poor communication among police, private security and other personnel contributed to a mass panic that erupted at a New York City airport when loud cheers for Usain Bolt somehow led to a false report of gunshots, according to a review …