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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

24 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 two dozen 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

Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters in the hopes of explaining her goals for her campaign, what she will do as president and gaining their votes for the Colorado caucuses on Super Tuesday in 2016 on August 4, 2015 at La Rumba.

Hillary Clinton Attacks Jeb Bush During Colorado Trip

In what could be a preview of the general election, Hillary Clinton went on the attack against potential Republican rival Jeb Bush during a trip to the likely swing state of Colorado. "I guess women’s health just isn’t a priority for him,” she said

California Wildfires

Crews Say Progress in Battle Against California Wildfires

Firefighters are reporting some progress against a Northern California wildfire that has charred more than 100 square miles of terrain, destroying buildings, threatening many others and sending more than 13,000 people fleeing from their homes

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

US Secretary of State John Kerry holds up Joseph Kennedy's cane, which has been used by John F. Kennedy and Ted Kennedy, while talking about his broken leg during the 8th Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial Meeting at the Putra World Trade Center

John Kerry Is Using JFK'S Cane at Diplomatic Meetings in Asia

After a string of meetings in the Middle East and Singapore, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is now in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to attend this year's ASEAN Regional Forum, and has swapped his crutches for a silver-tipped cane — an heirloom on loan from the Kennedy family

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

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

I Am Cait - Season 1

Caitlyn Jenner’s Television Show Loses Half Its Audience

Ratings for E!’s groundbreaking reality series I Am Cait plummeted for the show’s second episode. Sunday’s hour had only 1.3 million viewers, a drop of more than 50 percent from the show’s premiere. Is the public fascination wearing off?


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

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