Train collision injures 33 near Philadelphia: media

Train collision injures 33 near Philadelphia: mediaThe train hit the stationary car at the 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby, 10 miles west of Philadelphia, just after midnight, a CBS television affiliate reported, citing Upper Darby Mayor Thomas Micozzie. "My face hit the wall, put a big hole in the wall and I went straight down and I blacked out," a passenger told NBC 10. Micozzie said the conductor on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority train was also injured.


After U.S. destroyer collision, Chinese paper says U.S. navy a hazard

After U.S. destroyer collision, Chinese paper says U.S. navy a hazardThe U.S. navy's latest collision at sea, the fourth in its Pacific fleet this year, shows it is becoming an increasing risk to shipping in Asia despite its claims of helping to protect freedom of navigation, an official Chinese newspaper said. The USS John S. McCain and the tanker Alnic MC collided while the guided-missile vessel was nearing Singapore on Monday. The collision tore a hole in the warship's port side at the waterline, flooding compartments that included a crew sleeping area.


U.S. Navy says divers searching warship's flooded compartments for missing sailors

U.S. Navy says divers searching warship's flooded compartments for missing sailorsThe U.S. Navy said on Tuesday divers have begun searching in the flooded compartments of a U.S. warship for 10 U.S. sailors missing since the guided-missile destroyer collided with a merchant vessel in waters near Singapore and Malaysia. U.S. Navy and Marine Corps divers will access sealed compartments located in damaged parts of the ship, the U.S. Seventh Fleet said in a statement posted on its website.


Charlottesville city council meeting briefly shut down by protesters

Charlottesville city council meeting briefly shut down by protestersAbout 100 activists and residents crowded into the council meeting, the first since the violent demonstrations two weekends ago, and shouted "Shame" and "Shut it down" toward council members and the mayor, forcing them to briefly end the meeting and leave the chambers, according to the New York Times. As Mayor Mike Signer and council members left the room, two people held a sign that read "Blood On Your Hands," the Times reported.


Texas man charged with trying to blow up Confederate statue

Texas man charged with trying to blow up Confederate statue(Reuters) - Authorities in Houston charged a 25-year-old man on Monday with trying to blow up a Confederate statue, federal prosecutors said, following demonstrations and fierce debate in the United States about race and the legacy of America's Civil War.


Bergdahl to have U.S. Army desertion case heard by judge, not jury

Bergdahl to have U.S. Army desertion case heard by judge, not jury(Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, charged with desertion and endangerment of U.S. troops for leaving his combat post in Afghanistan in 2009, has chosen to have a judge hear the case instead of a military jury, according to a court filing.


U.S. Navy announces fleet-wide probe after new warship collision; 10 sailors missing

U.S. Navy announces fleet-wide probe after new warship collision; 10 sailors missingBy Fathin Ungku and David Brunnstrom SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy announced on Monday a fleet-wide probe and plans for temporary halts in operations to focus on safety, as it searched for 10 sailors missing after the fourth major accident in the U.S. Pacific fleet this year. The guided-missile destroyer John S. McCain and the tanker Alnic MC collided on Monday while the warship was nearing Singapore for a routine port call. The collision tore a hole in the warship's waterline, flooding compartments that included a crew sleeping area, the U.S. Navy said.


'Print' on Texas family wall is original Rockwell, sells for $1.6 million

'Print' on Texas family wall is original Rockwell, sells for $1.6 millionA Texas family who discovered their old Norman Rockwell work of baseball umpires was an authentic painting sold the work at auction for $1.6 million, Heritage Auctions said on Monday. It became one of the best-known Rockwell illustrations after being published on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post in 1949. Rockwell gave a signed copy to John "Beans" Reardon, a baseball umpire featured prominently in the work.


A majority of Americans want to preserve Confederate monuments: Reuters/Ipsos poll

A majority of Americans want to preserve Confederate monuments: Reuters/Ipsos pollA majority of Americans think Confederate monuments should be preserved in public spaces, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll, a view that is at odds with efforts in many cities to remove them. Another 28 percent saw the white supremacists as the aggressors and 10 percent mostly blamed the left-wing counter-protesters.


Coast Guard suspends search for five Army aviators off Hawaii

Coast Guard suspends search for five Army aviators off Hawaii"Suspension of a search and rescue case without resolution is a very, very difficult decision and it weighs heavily, particularly on the hearts of the Coast Guard," Rear Admiral Vince Atkins, commander of the Coast Guard 14th District, said at a news conference. Wheeler Army Airfield lost contact at that time with the crew of the UH-60 Black Hawk, the Coast Guard said.