National Headlines for Dec. 2

New York Train Derailment

Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are looking into yesterday’s deadly train derailment in New York.

The train was bound for Manhattan when all seven cars jumped the tracks. Four people were killed and 67 others were injured. The operator said he applied the brakes, but the train did not slow down. This is the second time a train jumped the tracks at this location.

Investigators say it is still too early to pin the tragedy on human error or faulty equipment.

Alaska Plane Crash Passenger Saves Others

A woman walked across rough terrain at night after he plane went down in Alaska on Saturday night.

Melanie Coffee was the only surviving passenger who could walk after the crash. She trekked over a quarter mile in ice-fog to find help. By the time responders arrived, it was too late to save everyone, including Coffee’s five month old baby. Six people were injured in the crash.

Oregon Girl Told to “Beg” Instead of Selling Mistletoe at Market

An Oregon Girl though she had come up with a way to raise money for braces, her plan was to sell mistletoe at a public market in Portland.

The 11-year-old cut, chopped and bundled 100 bags of mistletoe from her uncle’s farm. But what she didn’t know was that the Portland Parks Bureau actually requires a license to sell anything at the market.

City officials are offering her another alternative, to beg for money instead.

Florida Man Sets to Break Two World Records

A 76-year-old man is on a potentially record breaking voyage.

Stanley Paris set sail on Monday morning from St. Augustine, Florida in an attempt to break two records. Paris hopes to become both the oldest and fastest person to sail around the world non-stop and alone.

Paris has sailed around the world before, but never alone. He expects the trip to take 130 days.


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