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Sikh barred from bus because he wouldn’t remove sacred dagger

A California college student says he’s shocked that he was denied an Amtrak bus ride after he refused to remove his sacred Sikh dagger. The 20-year-old Harsimram Singh, a University of California Davis student, told KCRA-TV the bus driver noticed his Kirpan, a ceremonial knife that baptized Sikhs carry in…

Death toll rises to six in Amtrak collision

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – At least six people were killed when a tractor-trailer rig barreled through railroad gates and into an Amtrak train early Friday in Nevada, authorities said on Saturday. The Churchill County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the six fatalities in a written statement released late on Saturday night. Authorities…

Death toll expected to rise in Amtrak collision

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Federal transportation safety investigators on Saturday were investigating the Nevada crash between a tractor-trailer rig and an Amtrak train, where authorities believe more bodies may be found in the wreckage. At least two people were confirmed killed and dozens injured in the Friday morning collision at…

Senator proposes TSA-style security for trains after al-Qaeda plans revealed

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A senator on Sunday called for a “no-ride list” for Amtrak trains after intelligence gleaned from the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound pointed to potential attacks on the nation’s train system. Sen. Charles Schumer said he would push as well for added funding for rail security and…

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