Philadelphia train derailment: US trying to determine if driver was using phone

US investigators say they are still trying to determine whether an Amtrak engineer used his phone at the controls of the train in a deadly derailment in Philadelphia.

Amtrak seeks fast US approval for automated braking feature: Document

Amtrak is seeking expedited approval to equip the Philadelphia site of last week’s high-speed derailment with an automated braking system that could have prevented the fatal mishap, according to a federal regulatory document reviewed by Reuters. 

No firearm damage to US train windshield: Investigators

Investigators has said there was no evidence that a firearm damaged the windshield of the US train that crashed last week in one of the country's deadliest rail disasters in recent years.

Passengers sue US rail operator over Philadelphia crash

Four passengers injured in last week's deadly train derailment in Philadelphia filed a federal lawsuit today seeking damages that could help challenge a legal cap of USD 200 million.

US: Amtrak to restore full Northeast Corridor service after Philadelphia mishap

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.

Engineer 'cooperative' in US train crash probe

The engineer at the controls of the commuter train that crashed in Philadelphia this week, claiming eight lives, was interviewed and has been "extremely cooperative" with the investigation, US authorities have said.

US Amtrak train derailment toll stands at eight

 The body of an eighth victim was found among the wreckage of an Amtrak Passenger train that derailed in Philadelphia earlier this week, authorities announced.

Body of eighth victim found in Philadelphia train wreckage

 Rescuers pulled an eighth body out of the wreckage of an Amtrak train that derailed this week in Philadelphia, a city official said on Thursday, as the attorney for the engineer who was at the controls said his client had no memory of the accident.

Amtrak train in Philadelphia wreck was travelling at twice speed limit when derailed

An Amtrak train in Philadelphia was travelling at more than 100 miles per hour, over twice the speed limit, when it entered a curve in the tracks and derailed, killing seven people and injuring more than 200, federal investigators said on Wednesday.

Seven dead in US train wreck, high speed at issue

The death toll from the derailment of a US passenger train in Philadelphia rose to seven Wednesday, as excessive speed emerged as a possible cause of the crash.

Black box recovered from Amtrak train: Philly mayor

Search teams have recovered the black box from an Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia and sent it for analysis to help determine what caused the deadly crash, the city`s mayor Michael Nutter said Wednesday.

At least six killed in Philadelphia train derailment, scores injured

Rescue workers on Wednesday sifted through twisted metal and other debris from the wreck of an Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing at least six people and injuring scores of others, while investigators reviewed data to determine the cause of an accident.

At least six die in Philadelphia train derailment, scores hurt
At least six die in Philadelphia train derailment, scores hurt

Rescue workers on Wednesday sifted through twisted metal and other debris from the wreck of an Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing at least six people and injuring scores of others, while investigators reviewed data to determine the cause of an accident.

Many injured in Philadelphia train derailment: Reports

Multiple people were injured Tuesday after an Amtrak train derailed near Philadelphia, with up to 10 cars rolling over, US media reported.

Body found on freighter from Africa docked in Philadelphia

Authorities say workers in Philadelphia unloading cocoa beans from a freighter from West Africa have found the body of a presumed stowaway in the cargo hold.

Baltimore police enforce third night of curfew

Baltimore police have enforced a curfew for a third night, as new reports emerged over how the black man at the center of the latest US racial unrest sustained fatal injuries while in police custody.

Paul McCartney announces first US arena show of 2015

 Singer Paul McCartney has announced that he will be playing his first US arena show of 2015 at Philadelphia`s Wells Fargo Center on June 21.

CONCACAF Gold Cup final set for Philadelphia
CONCACAF Gold Cup final set for Philadelphia

Canada, Mexico and host United States learned first-round groupings Thursday for July`s Gold Cup football tournament, with the North American championship`s title match set for Philadelphia on July 26.

Cavs bounce back while Hawks grounded by Sixers
Cavs bounce back while Hawks grounded by Sixers

The Atlanta Hawks, fresh off a victory over LeBron James and Cleveland, saw their six-game win streak snapped Saturday by the NBA`s second-worst team, Philadelphia, while the Cavaliers ripped Phoenix.

Arrest made in stabbing of two Nicki Minaj tour members

A Philadelphia man has been arrested in the stabbings of two members of rapper Nicki Minaj's tour, one of whom died.