Rescuers are searching the wreckage today of a train crash that took the lives of at least 133 people in one of the deadliest such incidents in India in years. The train came off the tracks near the northern industrial city of Kanpur soon after 3 a.m. Sunday morning, causing 14 coaches to derail. Investigators are looking into a possible fracture in the tracks as a potential cause of the accident. It said the train carriages are reported as being outdated
High health insurance costs prompting tough choices. The post-election confusion over the fate of Obamacare has only complicated the already difficult choices faced by middle class consumers who are worried they can’t afford their health insurance options this fall. Premiums and deductibles soared in many parts of the country after the departure of several large insurers from the Affordable Care Act exchanges for 2017. That’s led many to fret about how to either afford insurance or how to get by without it. ‘People would call and say, ‘We have a new president. He’s going to repeal it, so I don’t have to buy insurance,’ says Health Agents for America, ‘While we hope for change and at least address the affordability, I tell them we have to act as if everything’s the same as it has been.’
A San Antonio police officer lost his life when he was shot in his patrol car while writing a traffic ticket. Detective Benjamin Marconi was 50 years old and was a 20 year veteran. They are still looking for the suspect, who they don’t think had any relationship to the person who had been pulled over.
If you have Sabra Hummus in your fridge you may want to take it back to the store. They are recalling products with a “best before” date up through January 23, 2017 because they may be contaminated with listeria.
Police estimated 400 protesters were seeking to get past a bridge on a state Highway in North Dakota in what they called ‘an ongoing riot.’ Police, protesters face off at Dakota Access pipeline late last night near the site of the Dakota Access pipeline. The 1,200-mile, four-state pipeline is being built to carry oil from western North Dakota to a shipping point in Illinois. But its construction has been protested for months by the Standing Rock Sioux, whose reservation lies near the pipeline route, and the tribe’s allies, who worry a leak could contaminate their drinking water.