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Officials and members of the rescue operation stand in a carriage of a derailed train near Harda, Madhya Pradesh in this handout photograph
Handout / Reuters—REUTERS

31 Dead in India Rail Disaster

Two passenger trains derailed off a bridge and fell into a river in central India late Tuesday night, leaving scores injured and at least 31 dead, Indian news outlets are reporting. The disaster took place in the state of Madhya Pradesh

Fox News Sets Republican Debate Roster

Fox News announced the 10 participants in the upcoming Republican Debate in Cleveland. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Ohio Gov. John Kasich squeaked onstage, while former Texas Gov. Rick Perry narrowly missed the cut

Missing Malaysia Plane What Floats

MH370 Pieces 'May Still Be Floating in the Ocean'

If a wing fragment found in the western Indian Ocean turns out to be part of missing Flight 370, experts say, there are probably other pieces of the aircraft that floated off rather than sinking to the bottom of the ocean. Finding them remains the hard part

California Wildfires

Thousands Evacuate Due to California Wildfire

More than 13,000 people have been urged to flee their homes as firefighters battled a massive Northern California wildfire that has grown to more than 101 square miles, despite cooler weather and higher humidity

Mideast Iraq Digitizing History

ISIS Forces Iraq to Digitize National Library

As Islamic State militants set out to destroy Iraq's history and culture, including irreplaceable books and manuscripts kept in the militant-held city of Mosul, a major preservation and digitization project is underway in the capital to safeguard a millennium worth of history

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Drone Caught Delivering Drugs to Ohio Prison

Inmates quickly began to fight over the drugs after they were dropped off. The package had been intended for an inmate, though authorities could not confirm whether the incident was gang-related

Homicides Spike After Falling for Decades

Homicide rates are spiking in cities across the U.S., after falling since the 1960s. New research and recent crime data paint a bleak picture for Americans' safety, and it has violence prevention scholars trying to figure out what led to the changes—and when

New England Patriots Training Camp

Tom Brady's Deflategate Testimony Released

Brady denied under oath that he tampered with footballs before the AFC title game, and investigator Ted Wells said in a transcript that he never warned the New England Patriots quarterback he would be punished if he didn't turn over his cellphone

Sandra Bland poses for a photo.

Sandra Bland's Family Files Lawsuit Over Death

Sandra Bland's family will file a federal lawsuit over the 28-year-old's death in police custody, according to the family's attorney. The lawsuit will target the trooper who arrested Bland "and others responsible for [her] death"

Republican presidential candidate and former Florida governor Jeb Bush speaks to workers at Thumbtack on July 16, 2015 in San Francisco, California.

Clinton Criticizes Bush Remarks on Women's Health

Clinton said Bush was "absolutely, unequivocally wrong" when he said "I'm not sure we need half a billion dollars for women's health issues" and called for the next president to defund Planned Parenthood

Steven Sabados, Jason Priestley, Chris Hyndman

Canadian Television Host Chris Hyndman Has Died at 49

Canadian television host Chris Hyndman has died at the age of 49. Hyndman was a co-host on Steven and Chris, a Canadian lifestyle show. The Canadian Broadcast Corporation said Hyndman was found on Monday with no vital signs in an alleyway in Toronto

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Egypt's Youth See Violence as Only Way to Protest

Youths are growing increasingly open in their calls for violence, frustrated by the police crackdown since the military ousted President Mohammed Morsi in 2013. Some want to avenge friends and family killed or abused by police