Saturday, May 16, 2015
As federal investigators try to find out why an Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia sped up in the last minute before it derailed, Amtrak's top official said the national passenger railroad takes full responsibility for the deadly wreck.
Sixteen Miami Beach police officers are under investigation after exchanging racist and pornographic emails, officials said Thursday.
After days of refusing to say whether, with the benefit of hindsight, he would have ordered the invasion of Iraq in 2003, Jeb Bush relented Thursday and said he would not have invaded.
Two senior U.S. Secret Service agents were "more likely than not" impaired by alcohol when they drove a government vehicle through a secure area at the White House earlier this year, a government monitor concluded in a report released late Wednesday.
The White House was briefly put on lockdown Thursday as the Secret Service detained an individual for flying a small drone in an adjacent park.
Friday, May 15, 2015
The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to end the NSA's dragnet collection of telephone data from millions of Americans, a controversial program revealed in 2013 by former security contractor Edward Snowden.
The Amtrak passenger train that crashed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was hurtling at 170 kph before it ran off the rails along a sharp curve where the speed limit drops to just 80 kph, federal investigators said Wednesday.
A Navy nurse who refused to force feed prisoners on hunger strike at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is no longer facing an administrative discharge over his protest, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Rescuers worked into the night searching for 15 gold miners missing and feared dead after three vertical shafts flooded Wednesday.