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Amtrak train crash: ‘multiple fatalities’ reported in derailment near Seattle

“An Amtrak train has derailed roughly 40 miles (64km) south of Seattle, spilling cars on to a busy interstate” writes Amanda Holpuch for theguardian.com. The Pierce County sheriff’s office said in a tweet that the derailed train had struck several cars on the interstate. “Multiple motorists injured on roadway, no fatalities of motorists reported,” it said. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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6 hurt in apparent head-on Lake Shore Drive crash near East Hyde Park

“A crash that appeared to be head-on sent six people to hospitals early Sunday near the East Hyde Park neighborhood on the South Side” writes Nader Issa for suntimes.com. The crash appeared to be head-on, but police couldn’t confirm that detail as the Major Accidents Unit investigated the scene. All southbound Lake Shore lanes were shut down after the crash. Source: suntimes.com Share This:

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Six dead after multi-vehicle crash in Birmingham 

“Six people have died and a seventh is critically injured after a multi-vehicle crash in Birmingham in the early hours of Sunday morning” writes Victoria Ward for telegraph.co.uk. The crash occurred shortly after 1am at the entrance to the underpass on Lee Bank Middleway, near Edgbaston, at the junction of Bristol Road.”A man turned up here and said the police had knocked on his door this morning and told him one of his relatives had died in the crash.West Midlands Police described the circumstances of the incident as “very difficult and…

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Police: Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run crash in Humboldt Park

“A bicyclist died after being struck by a SUV that drove away from the crash Thursday night in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side, police said” writes Matthew Hendrickson for suntimes.com. The bicyclist, a 46-year-old man, was struck from behind about 5:30 p.m. by a 2009 Saturn Outlook headed east in 3800 block of West Augusta Boulevard, Chicago Police said.The man was run over and the driver of the Saturn continued east on Augusta without stopping, police said. Source: suntimes.com Share This:

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Contractor seriously injured in hit-and-run crash at Lovell Center

“A contractor was severely injured in a hit-and-run crash Wednesday morning at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center campus in North Chicago” writes Sun-times Wire for suntimes.com. The crash happened about 9:15 a.m. at the intersection of Medal of Honor and Kryzowski drives near Building 5, according to Julie Ewart, chief of the health care center’s communication’s department.The Lovell FHCC police are investigating the crash with local law enforcement agencies. Source: suntimes.com Share This:

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Deutsche Bank Economist Lists Bitcoin Crash As a Factor that will Impact Global Markets in 2018

“A Deutsche Bank economist has said that a bitcoin price crash will be one factor that will impact global markets next year” writes Rebecca Campbell for livebitcoinnews.com. While noting that there hasn’t been one for ‘a long time.’ It’s interesting to see that Slok has listed a bitcoin crash as a likely factor that will impact global markets in 2018.Interestingly, a bitcoin crash is listed as the 13th-highest risk, reports Bloomberg.Torsten Slok, Deutsche’s Bank’s Chief International Economist, has identified 30 risks that investors should look out for next year that…

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Teen who was high when he crashed, killing friend, sentenced to jail

“Bridenstine said Lyons’ behavior following the crash was unacceptable, and said he is encouraged that Lyons’ behavior has improved since his arrest” writes Emily Monacelli for mlive.com. “You single-handedly gave Conner a death sentence and our family a life sentence,” Blinn told Jacob Lyons.”You intentionally put into motion the particulars that led to Conner Blinn’s death,” Bridenstine said. Source: mlive.com Share This:

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Rising Transaction Costs Could Trigger a Bitcoin Price Crash: CME Economist

“A CME Group economist believes that rising transaction costs could cause a bitcoin price crash” writes unknown author for cryptocoinsnews.com. Erik Norland, an executive director and senior economist at U.S. derivatives exchange operator CME Group, published an article theorizing that the rising cost of bitcoin transactions could be an early indicator of an impending bitcoin price crash.In 2010, the cost per transaction reached parity with the bitcoin price, which was then valued at approximately $30. Source: cryptocoinsnews.com Share This:

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