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Portland-Bound Amtrak Train Derails At High Speed, Killing 3 And Injuring 100 Others

Although Amtrak had a record year, with 31.7 million passenger trips and $3.2 billion in revenue, the company suffered a devastating blow this week when their Cascades 501 train derailed during its first journey on a brand new route from Seattle to Portland. The train, which was carrying 77 passengers and eight crew members, was the first […]

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Following Maersk Cyber Attack, Shipping Industry Is Underprepared For Breaches

The recent Maersk cyber attack shook up the shipping industry, as the company cut its profit predictions for this year. Financial Times reports that the attack has cost Maersk $250-300 million, a dip that sent shares down by up to 7%. And despite this industry shock, a new report suggests that other shipping companies are still underprepared […]

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After Damaging Wildfires, California Residents Focusing On Preventive Landscaping

Landscaping projects can actually increase a home’s resale value by up to 14%. And while every homeowner knows that landscaping is great for improving a property’s visual appearance, far too few people know that these projects can protect property from other dangerous hazards. When a wildfire starts, for instance, it will engulf virtually anything in its path. […]

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The Yankees Beat the Red Sox, and the Fans are Hurting in More Ways Than One

Walk into any hospital and you’ll find a variety of fans: AC fans, exhaust fans, fans to cool the IT equipment, and laminar fans (a fan that can circulate as fast as 300 times per hour!). But — baseball fans? That’s been increasingly the case at hospitals near Fenway Park, as the summer has seen […]

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Young Long Island Student Arrested After Video Taping a Police Officer

Long Island college student Thomas Demint, 20, is being charged with obstruction of governmental administration and resisting arrest after recording an interaction with police officers that involved the arrest of two of his friends and their mother in Hauppauge, NY, during a family feud. During the eight-minute video that Demint took of the interaction, his […]

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NYC Real Estate Mogul Charged With DWI After Crashing His Porsche and Killing His Friend

  Sean P. Ludwick, a 42-year-old New York City real estate developer, was charged on August 31 for driving while intoxicated, after an accident resulted in the death of a passenger in his car. Ludwick was driving a 2013 Porsche convertible on Rolling Hills Court East, located in Noyak, according to The East Hampton Star. With […]

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New York’s First Crowdfunded Hotel-Condo Hybrid Is Ready to Open

Plenty of people have seen crowdfunding campaigns on sites like Kickstarter. Everything from new inventions to movies has been finances by regular people. But now a new building opening up in New York has also received the same treatment, only at a much greater scale than donating a dollar or two here and there. AKA […]

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Harlem Man Smuggles Cocaine into City by Disguising Drugs as Children’s Toys

Do you want to build a blowman? According to the New York Daily News, high-level drug smuggler Albert Fortosa of Harlem was charged with multiple counts of conspiracy and drug possession after authorities traced colorful children’s birthday gifts filled with cocaine back to the 24-year-old. The drugs were disguised in kid-themed wrapping paper and included in […]

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Researchers Found That Trauma Can Literally Alter the Genes of Your Offspring

When people survive horrific or traumatic incidents, it isn’t uncommon for them to develop mental health conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety. But according to new research conducted at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, enduring such trauma and stress could literally alter the shape of your chromosomes, increasing the likelihood […]

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Staten Island Woman Given $225,000 For Carpet Fall

While durable woven carpets are known for their 20 to 30 year lifespan, a South Beach woman could have spent the next 20 to 30 years in a hospital bed, thanks to her carpet. According to a recent report from SILive.com, Dana Ferrentino, a Staten Island native, tripped over a raised piece of carpet in […]