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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
As Amtrak begins fully restoring America's busiest passenger rail corridor for the first time in almost a week following a deadly crash in Philadelphia, officials are vowing to have safer trains and tracks while investigators are trying to determine the cause of the derailment.
One of the largest U.S. egg producers says it will destroy 2 million egg-laying hens in the central state of Minnesota due to a deadly bird flu virus.
Extreme athlete Dean Potter, renowned for his bold and sometimes rogue climbs and BASE jumps, was among two people who were killed while attempting a wingsuit flight in Yosemite National Park, a park spokesman said Sunday.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Police: 9 dead in Texas shooting all members of biker gangs
A shootout among rival motorcycle gangs at a popular Texas restaurant left nine bikers dead and 18 injured, and it sent panicked patrons and bystanders fleeing for safety, a police spokesman said Sunday.
Officials: Saudi-led coalition airstrikes resume in Yemen
Saudi-led coalition airstrikes targeting Shiite rebels resumed early Monday in the southern port city of Aden after a five-day truce came to a close following talks on the war-torn country's future that were boycotted by the rebels.
Contested Iraqi city of Ramadi falls to Islamic State group
The contested city of Ramadi fell to the Islamic State group on Sunday, as Iraqi forces abandoned their weapons and armored vehicles to flee the provincial capital in a major loss despite intensified U.S.-led airstrikes.
Pope Francis canonizes two saints from 19th century Palestine
Pope Francis canonized two nuns from what was 19th century Palestine on Sunday in hopes of encouraging Christians across the Middle East who are facing a wave of persecution from Islamic extremists.
Over 20,000 call for Macedonian gov't to step down
More than 20,000 people rallied in Macedonia's capital on Sunday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski's government which is grappling with a deep political crisis and an outbreak of violence.
Syrian troops pushed Islamic State group jihadists back from the ancient city of Palmyra on Sunday in fighting that left dozens dead and eased fears for the world heritage site.
Pope Francis praised Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as an "angel of peace" during a meeting Saturday at the Vatican that underscored the Holy See's warm relations with the Palestinians.
  
  
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