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  • Was the train going 100mph? Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 2:14 PM ET
    Was the train going 100mph?

    Authorities say the Philly train that derailed Tuesday night was going at least 100 mph, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Ray Lahood: Should consider seatbelts for trains Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 1:31 PM ET
    Ray Lahood: Should consider seatbelts for trains

    Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, discusses state of the art rail infrastructure elsewhere in the world, and steps to increase safety on trains.

  • Security video of Philly train derailment Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 1:30 PM ET
    Security video of Philly train derailment

    Watch security video footage of when the Amtrak train derailed.

  • Keeping passengers safe in train accidents Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 1:04 PM ET
    Keeping passengers safe in train accidents

    Has America neglected its railroad tracks? Deborah Hersman, National Safety Council President and CEO, discusses infrastructure investment in rail, and safety policies.

  • Seven dead after Amtrak derailment Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 1:01 PM ET
    Seven dead after Amtrak derailment

    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter will brief the public on the Amtrak train derailment this afternoon again. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the update.

  • Amtrak crash black box recovered Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 11:13 AM ET
    Amtrak crash black box recovered

    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter briefed the public on the Amtrak train derailment which occurred Tuesday night. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the black box has been recovered.

  • Philadelphia mayor: Six dead in Amtrak derailment Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 10:16 AM ET
    Philadelphia Mayor: Can only confirm 6 deceased

    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter briefs the public on the Amtrak train derailment that occurred Tuesday night.

  • Enough spending on rail? Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 10:03 AM ET
    Enough spending on rail?

    Former NTSB Vice Chairman Robert Francis, provides insight to railroad infrastructure.

  • Amtrak investigating crash Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 9:11 AM ET
    Amtrak investigating crash

    Chris Pollone, NBC News reports the latest details on the investigation into what happened when an Amtrak train derailed last night, killing six people and injuring dozens of people.

  • Investigation begins in deadly Amtrak crash Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 8:01 AM ET
    Investigation begins in deadly Amtrak crash

    Rehema Ellis, NBC News reports the latest details on the train derailment in Philadelphia, that left six dead, and dozens injured.

  • Challenges ahead in Amtrak investigation Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 7:48 AM ET
    Challenges ahead in Amtrak investigation

    Former NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman, provides insight to the investigation process into the deadly Amtrak crash.

  • Six killed in Amtrak crash Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 7:15 AM ET
    Six killed in Amtrak crash

    Chris Pollone, NBC News, reports the latest details on the deadly train derailment outside of Philadelphia last night.

  • Philadelphia Amtrak crash kills 5, injures dozens Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 6:15 AM ET
    Philadelphia Amtrak crash kills 5, injures dozens

    An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed north of Philadelphia, killing at least five people and injuring more than 50 others, reports Adam Reiss, NBC News.

  • Passengers speak out after deadly Amtrak crash Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Passengers speak out after deadly Amtrak crash

    Several passengers from the deadly train derailment talk about the harrowing experience.

  • Cause of Amtrak derailment unknown Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 4:45 AM ET
    Cause of Amtrak derailment unknown

    An Amtrak train from Washington to New York derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, killing at least 5 people. NBC's Chris Pollone reports the latest.

  • KATHMANDU, May 13- Nepali and U.S. troops were scouring the area worst hit by a second large earthquake for a missing U.S. Home ministry official Laxmi Prasad Dhakal said at least 65 people had been killed in Tuesday's 7.3 magnitude quake, which destroyed swaths of housing in the district of Dolakha east of the capital, Kathmandu. That is also where the Marine Corps...

  • TOKYO, May 13- An earthquake struck the northeast of Japan early on Wednesday, the area devastated four years ago, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injury and no tsunami alert. The quake off the Tohoku region had a preliminary magnitude of 6.8, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and 6.6 according to public broadcaster NHK. The quake was centred 74...

  • *Nepal yet to recover from last month's disaster. CHAUTARA, Nepal, May 12- A second powerful earthquake in less than three weeks spread panic in Nepal on Tuesday, bringing down buildings weakened by the first disaster and killing at least 66 people, including 17 in neighbouring India and one in Chinese Tibet. The new 7.3 magnitude quake was centred 76 km east of the...

  • Nepalis relive terror as new earthquake strikes Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 11:17 AM ET

    SANGACHOWK, Nepal May 12- Ashok Parajuli watched his house in Sangachowk village, about three hours by road from Nepal's capital Kathmandu, slide down a hill on Tuesday, as a 7.3 earthquake hit the Himalayan nation just weeks after another major quake had killed thousands. More than 8,000 people died and hundreds of thousands of buildings were destroyed by last...

  • Fresh Nepal earthquake kills dozens, triggers panic Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    A 7.3 magnitude earthquake killed at least 37 people and spread panic in Nepal, weeks after a devastating quake killed more than 8,000 people.