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Amtrak train derailed on new faster route which drew much concern

SEATTLE (AP) — A community along the new rail line where an Amtrak train derailed Monday in a deadly crash had tried to stop the project on grounds higher-speed passenger trains would endanger pedestrians and motorists. The city of Lakewood, several miles north of the crash site, went to court in 2013 to stop the Point Defiance Bypass project, More...

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By Associated Press On Monday, December 18th, 2017
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There’s a new high roller at the table as Penn buys Pinnacle for $2.8 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — Pinnacle Entertainment is being snapped up by Penn National in a deal worth about $2.8 billion as the gaming industry seeks to diversify and cut costs at the same time. Penn National Gaming More...

By Reuters On Monday, December 18th, 2017
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Amtrak train derails on highway bridge, several presumed dead

DuPONT, Wash. (Reuters) – An Amtrak passenger train derailed on a bridge over a major highway in Washington state on Monday morning, sending part of the train crashing down onto Interstate 5 and killing several More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, December 16th, 2017
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Caulkins: Budget ‘shell game’ to cost state $1.5 billion, 22,000 jobs

DECATUR (Heartland Newsfeed) — Dan Caulkins is increasingly concerned about a provision in the state’s 2018 fiscal year budget he fears could cause taxpayers as much as $1.5 billion. Beyond the massive More...

By Associated Press On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
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Travel Channel host Jack Maxwell announces he’s being treated for cancer

BOSTON (AP) — Travel Channel host Jack Maxwell says he’s undergoing treatment for cancer. The personality behind the popular “Booze Traveler” series tweeted Tuesday: “I have cancer. More...

By Illinois News Network On Monday, December 11th, 2017
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Hundreds of donated trees taking root at Illinois State Fairgrounds

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — When the Illinois Department of Agriculture announced in 2015 it would lose more than 200 trees at the State Fairgrounds, primarily due to the emerald ash borer, one of More...

By Associated Press On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
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Fox News host Jeanine Pirro clocked going 119 MPH Sunday

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel host Jeanine Pirro (juh-NEEN’ PEER’-oh) has been issued a speeding ticket for driving 119 mph (192 kph) in a 65 mph (105 kph) zone in upstate New York. The Daily More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
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State police seeks information on criminal act in Logan County

ATLANTA, Ill. (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Illinois State Police is investigating an incident which occurred early Monday along the northbound lanes of Interstate 55 near mile marker 140 in Logan County. A motorist’s More...

By United Press International On Friday, October 27th, 2017
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White House, FEMA statements: we have no involvement in restoring electricity to Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON/SAN JUAN, P.R. (UPI) — The White House and the Federal Emergency Management Agency each said Friday they had nothing to do with the hiring of a small Montana company to restore electricity in Puerto More...

By Associated Press On Friday, September 29th, 2017
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American Airlines CEO: We’ll never lose money again

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — The CEO of American Airlines says the once-volatile industry has changed so radically that his company will never lose money again. Even in a bad year, Doug Parker says, the world’s More...

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