Train Speeding 50 mph Over Limit Before Deadly Derailment

By RACHEL LA CORTE, GILLIAN FLACCUS and MICHAEL SISAK, Associated Press DUPONT, Wash. (AP) — Federal officials confirmed an Amtrak train was hurtling 50 mph over the speed limit when it careened off an overpass south of Seattle, spilling cars onto the highway below and killing at least three people. Bella Dinh-Zarr, a National Transportation Safety…

Holiday Travel Chaos Ahead After Atlanta Airport Outage

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — While power has been restored to the world’s busiest airport, the travel woes will linger for days. Thousands of people were stranded Monday morning at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where more than 1,000 flights were grounded just days before the start of the Christmas travel rush. A…

Flames Threaten Coastal Communities As Firefighters Mourn

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of firefighters tried Sunday to shield coastal communities from one of the biggest wildfires in California history while a funeral procession rolled past burn-scarred hillsides in honor of one of their colleagues who was killed battling the flames. Crews cleared brush and dug containment lines above…

Senator McCain Returning Home To Arizona, Will Likely Miss Tax Vote

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. John McCain is returning home to Arizona after being hospitalized for the side effects of his brain cancer treatment and likely will miss a crucial vote on the GOP tax package, President Donald Trump said Sunday. Trump told reporters he had spoken to McCain’s wife, Cindy,…