Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
  • Thousands evacuated after Tennessee train derailment

    A train carrying toxic chemicals derails and catches fire in eastern Tennessee. […]

  • Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches

    Episcopalians overwhelmingly voted to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples. […]

  • New warden, security measures after New York prison escape

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A range of new security measures is being put in place at a maximum-security prison to close gaps exploited by two inmates who escaped last month. […]

  • Macy's dumps Trump; New York City reviewing contracts

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Macy's department store chain joined an ongoing exodus from association with Donald Trump and New Mexico's governor and New York City's mayor slammed him over his comments on Mexican immigrants. […]

  • Baltimore to put cameras in police vans, review riot gear

    Cameras that can record will be installed in Baltimore police vans like the one in which Freddie Gray suffered a fatal injury, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said on Wednesday. "We're working through a process that will place cameras with recording capabilities in the backs of all our police vans, to ensure that we have a more complete record of what occurs there," Rawlings-Blake told reporters. […]

  • Amtrak seeks to combine lawsuits over fatal Philadelphia derailment

    The railroad on Tuesday joined many plaintiffs in requesting that the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation appoint U.S. District Judge Legrome Davis, who already oversees 16 cases stemming from the accident, to handle all 22 existing lawsuits plus "numerous" others it expects to be filed. Passengers on Train 188 have sued Amtrak in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey over injuries […]

  • In America's South, black church fires fan racial fears

    (Reuters) - Some were deliberately lit. Others were caused by an electrical fault or lightning. But regardless of the origins, a spike in fires at black churches is fraying nerves at a time of heightened racial tensions across the United States. […]