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Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, left, and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, right, listen as Amtrak CEO, Joseph Boardman expresses his sorrow near the site of a deadly train derailment
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, left, and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, right, listen as Amtrak CEO, Joseph Boardman expresses his sorrow near the site of a deadly train derailment in Philadelphia (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Wreckage is removed from Amtrak crash site

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The last wrecked railcars from the deadly Amtrak accident were removed Friday as investigators tried to figure out why the train sped up from 70 mph to over 100 mph in the minute before it went into a sharp bend.

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NTSB crews at the scene in Philadelphia of a deadly Amtrak derailment
NTSB crews at the scene in Philadelphia of a deadly Amtrak derailment (NTSB)
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Body of 8th victim found in Amtrak derailment wreckage

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The death toll from the Amtrak wreck rose to eight with the discovery of another body in a mangled railcar Thursday, while a lawyer for the train's engineer said his client has no recollection of the crash and wasn't on his cellphone or using drugs or alcohol.

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An aerial view of the deadly Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia
An aerial view of the deadly Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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Death toll now 7 in Philadelphia Amtrak crash – more than 200 injured

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Rescue crews searched the mangled wreckage for victims Wednesday as investigators tried to determine why an Amtrak train jumped the tracks in a crash that killed at least six people, injured more than 200 and plunged screaming passengers into darkness and chaos.

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Satellite image of Tropical Storm Ana
Satellite image of Tropical Storm Ana (NHC)
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Surprising Ana becomes tropical storm menacing the Carolinas

MIAMI (AP) -- Early surprise Ana muscled up to a tropical storm as it plodded toward the Southeast coast early Saturday, threatening to bring the Carolinas drenching rains and dangerous surf after forming weeks ahead of the formal June 1 start of the Atlantic hurricane season.

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Congressman Chris Smith (R) with FEMA's Brad Kieserman, Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance
Congressman Chris Smith (R) with FEMA's Brad Kieserman, Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance (Congressman Smith's office)
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FEMA to ask Sandy homeowners if they want to reopen claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeowners insured through the National Flood Insurance Program who think they were shortchanged for Superstorm Sandy damage are getting another chance for reimbursement.

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