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US & Canada · Brentwood

Three people killed as Amtrak train derails after colliding with lorry in Missouri

50% Center coverage: 76 sources
Robert Nightingale was a passenger aboard the Amtrak train that derailed on Monday, June 27, in Mendon, Missouri. He posted a video of the derailment to his Facebook page. The video has been viewed more than 100,000 times since it was posted.See the Story
US & Canada · Washington

FBI seized phone of Trump's election attorney John Eastman

41% Left coverage: 32 sources
The FBI seized the phone of former President Donald Trump's election attorney John Eastman last week. Eastman disclosed the search and seizure in federal court in a lawsuit that he filed in New Mexico on Monday. The right-wing lawyer is the latest person whose communications have become part of extensive Justice Department investigations.See the Story
Cocaine · Washington

Supreme Court rules for inmates seeking reduced prison terms

90% Center coverage: 10 sources
The high court settled a disagreement among the nation's appellate courts over what judges should do in these cases. The case before the justices involved Carlos Concepcion, who is serving a 19-year sentence after he pleaded guilty to possessing at least five grams of crack cocaine with an intent to distribute. The length of his prison term really was determined by previous state court convictions that made him a career offender.See the Story
Vaccinations · Toronto

Canada outperformed most G10 countries during first two years of pandemic response: study

67% Center coverage: 12 sources
Researchers compared data from February 2020 to February 2022 in 11 countries dubbed the G10. They analyzed data from Canada, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States. Canada's vaccination rate was highest in the entire G10, researchers say.See the Story
US & Canada · Caracas

US officials return to Venezuela amid gas price hike

87% Center coverage: 15 sources
The State Department described the trip as a welfare visit focused on the safety of several U.S. citizens detained in Caracas. It includes Roger Carstens, the special presidential envoy on hostage affairs, as well as Ambassador James Story. It follows a surprise visit in March by the two men and Juan Gonzalez, the National Security Council director for the Western Hemisphere.See the Story
Abortion · Idaho

Planned Parenthood sues Idaho over 'trigger' abortion ban

86% Center coverage: 7 sources
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, Hawaii, Alaska, Indiana, Kentucky join lawsuit. Lawsuit says Idaho's abortion ban violates residents' rights under state Constitution. Law makes it a felony punishable by up to five years in prison for anyone to perform or attempt to perform an abortion.See the Story
US & Canada · Seattle

Teen dies, 2 others critical in swimming incident

100% Center coverage: 2 sources
A young boy, and girl are in critical condition after going underwater at Davies Park in Lake Stevens. A 13-year-old boy, who also went under, has died. Crews were also dispatched to Granite Falls and the Green River Gorge this weekend. Cold water can tire people out quickly, and cold water shock is also a possibility.See the Story
US & Canada · Lane

Eastbound I-84 in Gorge reopens, hours after semi-truck with crane boom blew a tire, crashed and caught fire

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
A semi-truck with a crane boom and flatbed trailer blew a tire, plowed through a cement barrier into the oncoming lane, jackknifed, overturned and caught fire. The driver escaped with only minor injuries. All eastbound and westbound lanes of I-84 were closed between Troutdale, exit 17, and Hood River, exit 62.See the Story
Reedsport · Reedsport

'Disgusting thrill kill': Oregon hunters offer $500 reward to find shooter of deer at Reedsport boat launch parking lot

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Oregon hunters are offering a $500 reward for information on a poacher. Troopers have several photos of a person of interest and would like the public's assistance in tracking him down. The crime occurred during a busy weekend, with many out-of-town visitors attending a chainsaw carving contest and a rock and gem show in Reedsport.See the Story

OSU part of $8 million federal effort to improve electric grid operation

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Oregon State University is part of an $8 million Department of Energy effort. Project aims to update and improve the operation of the nation's hydroelectric generation systems. Hydropower accounts for nearly 60% of Pacific Northwest electrical generation, 37% of total U.S. renewable electricity generation.See the Story

Santiam Horse Camp reopens for first time since 2020 Labor Day fires; reservations open

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Santiam Horse Camp was damaged in the 2020 Labor Day fires. The camp is primarily for people camping with horses, and some spots are reserved exclusively for equestrians. Visitors to the area are likely to see a patchwork of fire effects from the 2020 fires.See the Story
Bend · Bend

Fire stopped near RR tracks in northern Bend on hot, windy afternoon, prompting reminder

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
A fire breaks out near the BNSF Railway tracks in northern Bend. Deputy Fire Marshal Cindy Kettering says it's a good time to get that grass and brush cut down. A wet spring followed by hot summer temperatures can make a fire like this spread fast. The fire apparently was sparked by a passing train.See the Story

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