Top US News: NTSB To Vote On Probable Cause Of Deadly Amtrak Crash; Bison Calf Brought To Park Facility Euthanized; & More
NTSB to vote on probable cause of last year’s Amtrak crash
The National Transportation Safety Board will meet to discuss the probable cause of the deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia last year that killed eight people, as reported by FOX News. The development comes a day after it was found that the engineer was distracted by radio transmissions. The train, which was traveling from Washington to New York City, was going double the 50 miles per hour speed limit around a sharp bend.
Bison calf brought to park facility euthanized
A bison calf brought to a park facility in May this year had to be euthanized, as reported by FOX News. In a statement, the park said the animal had to be euthanized “because it was abandoned and causing a dangerous situation by continually approaching people and cars along the roadway.” As a result of the incident, warnings have been issued that require visitors to be at least 25 yards from all animals and 100 yards from bears and wolves.
450 passengers in Chicago miss flights due to long lines at security checkpoints
Long lines at security checkpoints caused as many as 450 passengers to miss their flights from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Sunday, as reported by RT. While the Transportation Security Administration is asking passengers to reach the airport two hours before the departure of domestic flights and three hours before international flights, passengers have said there is still not enough time.
64 year old man receives first successful US penis transplant
Thomas Manning, a 64-year-old man, receives the first successful U.S. penis transplant, as reported by the New York Post. The procedure lasted 15 hours. The doctors have said that Manning should be able to urinate properly in a few weeks while his sexual functionality should be restored in weeks to months. Manning’s penis was removed as a result of fatal penile cancer.
South Texas highway to be closed following fatal bus crash
Following a fatal crash of an OGA Charters bus that caused the deaths of eight of its passengers and injured 44, the United States 83 will be closed on Tuesday, as reported by the Washington Post. The highway will be closed on Tuesday at 9 a.m. While the northbound traffic will be diverted to Texas 44, the southbound traffic will be diverted to Farm to Market Road 133.