US withdraws train crew proposal that came after explosions

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration is withdrawing a proposal for freight trains to have at least two crew members, which was drafted in response to explosions of crude oil trains in the U...

4 dead, 2 missing in China aluminum ore train derailment

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities say four people are dead and two more missing after a train carrying aluminum ore derailed in a central province, the latest in a series of industrial accidents to s...

Taiwan Rail seeks compensation for Puyuma train disaster

The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said Friday that it is seeking compensation from both the manufacturer of the Puyuma train model involved in a deadly derailment last October in northeastern T...

Fireball soars in Utah after officials blow up derailed cars

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a massive fireball soared into the air after officials blew up 11 tanker cars carrying propane and biodiesel that derailed in remote central Utah desert. ...

Boy awakens from coma 4 months after deadly train crash in Yilan, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A seven year old boy, who was a victim of the devastating Puyuma train crash that occurred on Oct. 21, 2018, awoke from a four month long coma earlier this week. When t...

Taiwan transport ministry seeks punishment for 3 ex-railway chiefs

The three former heads of the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) might face administrative punishment ranging from a minor demerit to a major demerit in the wake of the deadly derailment of a Puyuma...

Trial set for engineer charged in Amtrak crash that killed 8

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An Amtrak engineer charged in a high-speed derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight and injured about 200 people is set to go on trial late next year. A city ...

The Latest: APNewsBreak: Pushback on Trump's oil trains rule

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's miscalculation of safety benefits of electronic brakes for oil trains (all times local): 12:15 p.m. ...

Taiwan's Puyuma and Taroko trains purchased illegally: NPP leader

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the wake of the deadly Yilan train derailment in October, New Power Party (NPP) Executive Chairman Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) yesterday claimed that the Taiwan Railways Administr...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Dec. 1, the 335th day of 2018. There are 30 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 1, 19...

Taiwan Puyuma train derailment caused by management, troubleshooting errors: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The taskforce commissioned by the Executive Yuan into the Puyama Express derailment submitted their report on Nov. 26, finding a host of mechanical problems and poor admin...

Driver manually controlled train speed in Taiwan derailment

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Taiwanese government accident report says the driver of a train involved in a fatal derailment last month had disengaged his train's speed governor just before entering a turn ...

Japanese manufacturer to fix design flaw in Taiwan Puyuma trains by November 11

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Japanese manufacturer of the Puyuma Express trains has promised the government it will correct a design flaw by November 11, with testing and certification expected to...

Forces from Egypt, 5 other Arab nations to start joint drill

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's military says ground, air and naval units from five Arab nations are arriving to join their Egyptian counterparts for large-scale war games. A military statement...

Family who lost 8 to deadly derailment in NE Taiwan consoles driver

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The train driver of the Puyuma Express train No. 6432 which derailed in Taiwan's Yilan County on Oct. 21, was consoled by a family who lost eight of their relatives yesterd...