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Engineer charged in deadly Amtrak crash

Brandon Bostian has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, causing or risking a catastrophe, and "numerous" counts of reckless endangerment, prosecutors said. Citing a conflict, the DA referred the case and charging decision to the Attorney General. Bostian's lawyer has rarely commented and did not return messages seeking comment this week.

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US prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments

Attorney's Office will continue our ongoing work with federal, state and local partners to reverse our crime trends and protect the innocent, in a manner that accords with the law and promotes respect for our legal system". It also will ruin the lives of thousands of salvageable souls, including minorities disproportionately incarcerated because of mandatory minimum sentences.

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Trump Bars U.S. Reporters From Meeting With Russian Officials

A reference made by a Russian official to the Holocaust on Thursday has been condemned by a leading US-based Jewish human rights group. But the meeting will be impossible to separate from the Trump administration's unfolding political drama amid investigations into possible election-year collusion between Trump campaign associates and the Kremlin .

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Police chief, 2 nursing home employees killed; shooter dead

Two employees and the shooter were also killed, Throp said. "It is a hard day for all of us", Thorp said. He said he saw people "running" from the Pine Kirk Care Center . The gunman was later found dead. A police chief in a central OH town, on the job for just three weeks, was among four people fatally shot on Friday morning at a nursing and rehabilitation home, officials said.

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Speeding Amtrak engineer charged in 2015 crash that killed 8

Kline, and Robert J. Mongeluzzi this evening, following the announcement by state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, endorsed his filing of several criminal charges against Amtrak Engineer Brandon Bostian, whose reckless and grossly negligent conduct caused the May 12, 2015 fatal Amtrak Train No.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation searches GOP consulting firm in Annapolis

The firm, Strategic Campaign Group, was founded in 2010 , and promises to connect candidates with "Republican voters and supporters". (It also did not immediately return VICE News' request for comment.) After the raid Thursday, Rogers denied any wrongdoing, but said the allegations in the lawsuit apparently led to the FBI investigation.