Amtrak engineer surrenders on charges in crash that killed 8

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An Amtrak engineer involved in a train derailment that killed eight passengers turned himself in to police Thursday on charges including causing a catastrophe and involuntary manslaughter, in a case brought only after a victim's family got a judge to order that charges be filed. 

  • Written by ERRIN HAINES WHACK , Associated Press

Car drives wrong way in Times Square and hits crowds; 1 dead

NEW YORK (AP) — A former U.S. Navy veteran who appeared intoxicated drove his car the wrong way up a Times Square street Thursday and plowed into pedestrians on the sidewalk, killing a teenager and injuring 22 other people, authorities and witnesses said. The driver was taken into custody and being tested for alcohol.

  • Written by COLLEEN LONG , Associated Press

Former FBI Director Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller has been given sweeping power to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, an acknowledgment of growing public demands to place the politically charged inquiry into the hands of an outside investigator with bipartisan respect.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER and SADIE GURMAN , Associated Press

Jury acquits Tulsa officer in shooting of unarmed black man

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A jury on Wednesday acquitted a white Oklahoma police officer who says she fired out of fear last year when she killed an unarmed black man with his hands held above his head.

  • Written by JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS , Associated Press