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Thousands evacuated after freight train derails, catches fire, in Tennessee

Smoke rises from the site of a train derailment near Maryville, TennesseeA freight train carrying flammable and toxic gas derailed in eastern Tennessee, igniting a fire in one car and spreading noxious fumes that forced the evacuation of more than 5,000 people and the hospitalization of 25, officials said. Homes and businesses were evacuated following the derailment around midnight Wednesday of the CSX Corp train in Blount County, near Maryville, the officials they said. Local officials said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was monitoring air quality in the area.



Brazil cyclist killed at World Police and Fire Games near Washington

A Brazilian cyclist was killed and two other riders were critically injured in a crash on Thursday during an international bicycle race near Washington, D.C., police said. One cyclist blew out a tire and lost control, colliding with the other two riders at the annual World Police and Fire Games, which drew some 12,000 first responders and law enforcers to compete in sporting events in the Washington area, police said. Carlos Silva, 48, died from his injuries a few hours after the early-afternoon crash in Dumfries, Virginia, about 35 miles (56 km) south of Washington, Prince William County police said.


U.S. probe sees no links among black church fires in South

Fire crews try to control a blaze at the Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina in this handout photoFederal law enforcement officials have found no links among any of several recent fires at African American churches in the U.S. South and have determined that two were started by natural causes and one was due to an electrical fire. The investigation into the fires follows the June 17 shootings at a historic African American church in Charleston, South Carolina, in which nine black people were killed and a white man linked to racist views was charged in their deaths. A federal law enforcement team including the FBI and the Justice Department's civil rights division are investigating several church fires across five states over the past two weeks, Newman said.



AccuWeather: Nice Today; A Cloudy, Damp 4th

AccuWeather: Nice Today; A Cloudy, Damp 4thMeteorologist David Murphy says showers are possible at times on Saturday, but fireworks are probably okay.



1 dead after vehicle slams into tractor-trailer in Chester

1 dead after vehicle slams into tractor-trailer in ChesterA driver was killed on I-95 in Delaware County when police say he rammed into the back of a stopped tractor trailer.



Solar-powered plane due to land in Hawaii after 5-day flight

FILE - In this Monday, June 29, 2015, file photo, the Solar Impulse 2 flies over Nagoya Airport after taking off in Toyoyama, near Nagoya, central Japan. The solar-powered plane, journeying around the world without fuel, depending on the weather is expected to land in Hawaii early Friday morning, July 3, 2105.(Kyodo News via AP, File) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDITHONOLULU (AP) ? An airplane powered by the sun is scheduled to land in Hawaii Friday after a five-day journey across the Pacific from Japan.



4 shot, 2 dead including suspected robber in Tioga-Nicetown

4 shot, 2 dead including suspected robber in Tioga-NicetownPolice say an attempted robbery left four people shot and two dead, including the alleged robber in Philadelphia's Tioga-Nicetown section.



BP to pay record $18.7 billion to states affected by spill

FILE- In this June 4, 2010 file photo, a worker picks up blobs of oil with absorbent snare on Queen Bess Island at the mouth of Barataria Bay near the Gulf of Mexico in Plaquemines Parish, La. BP and five Gulf states announced a record $18.7 billion settlement Thursday, July 2, 2015, that resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the energy giant?s oil spill in 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) ? More than five years after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history fouled beaches, coated seabirds in thick goo and threatened delicate marshes, BP has agreed to pay a record settlement to affected states in hopes of bringing an end to a legal drama that has cost the company billions.



Evacuated families wait for smoke from rail spill to clear

Smoke rises from a CSX train following the derailment of a train car, Thursday, July 2, 2015, in Maryville, Tenn. The derailment of the car, carrying a flammable and toxic substance, caused the evacuation of thousands in the surrounding area. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) ? Thousands of eastern Tennessee residents have been displaced after a CSX train car carrying hazardous material derailed and caught fire, forcing their evacuation.



Oregon man jailed on suspicion of killing parents dies after suicide attempt

Jeremy Daniel Ringquist, 38, has been held since June 25 at the Lane County jail in Eugene on two counts of aggravated murder. Police said the bodies found in the freezer of the home in Springfield, about 110 miles (180 kilometers) south of Portland, were those of Randy and Karen Ringquist, both in their 60s.