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News Story of the Day
Prosecutors face tough choices in NYC derailment
Updated Dec 05, 08:44 PM
NEW YORK - While the Metro-North Railroad is already getting hit with multimillion-dollar civil claims over a deadly commuter train derailment, prosecutors will face tough choices when deciding whether to bring criminal charges against the train's engineer, who told investigators he nodded or fell into a daze at the controls.
Federal and city investigators are gathering information about Sunday's train accident, which killed four people and injured more than 60, and likely will spend months analyzing the conduct of engineer William Rockefeller.
National Transportation Safety Board officials have said the train derailed in the Bronx after hitting a curve at 82 mph - far faster than the 30 mph speed limit.
Sports Story of the Day
How Mandela changed everything with a rugby jersey
Updated Dec 05, 06:45 PM
JOHANNESBURG - He emerged into bright winter sunshine, stepped onto the lush field and pulled on a cap.
Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, was wearing the colors of the Springboks and 65,000 white rugby supporters were joyously shouting his name.
"Sport has the power to change the world," Mandela said in a speech five years after that match.