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  1. Rancher Dies in Shoot-out After Police Kill His Raging BullJack Yantis saw Idaho cops putting down his injured animal.
  2. Two Dead After a Small Plane Crashes Into Florida Mobile HomesThe pilot and a 21-year-old woman are believed dead. 
  3. amtrak
    Amtrak Engineer Wasn’t Using Phone Before CrashThe National Transportation Safety Board releases new information about last month’s crash. 
  4. amtrak
    Full Amtrak Service Expected to Resume Next WeekInvestigators don’t yet know why the train crashed on Tuesday.
  5. amtrak
    All Passengers Found in Amtrak Crash, Death Toll at 8Investigators are still trying to figure out exactly what happened. 
  6. trains planes and automobiles
    Amtrak Trains May Be Sort of Empty Today, But They’re Still As Safe As EverThe question gets asked after every transportation tragedy.
  7. in other news
    Murdoch to Regan: J’accuse!Oh, see? Now it all makes sense. It’s not that Judith Regan was fired for offending Rupert Murdoch’s notoriously delicate sensibilities by trying to publish a faux-confessional by O.J. Simpson. Today comes the news that Regan was fired for offending Murdoch’s deep commitment promoting civil discourse by tossing off a few anti-Semitic remarks in a fight with lawyers. Reports the Times: Rupert Murdoch personally ordered the dismissal of Judith Regan, the publisher of a widely criticized O. J. Simpson book, after he heard reports of a heated conversation Ms. Regan had with a company lawyer on Friday that included comments that were deemed anti-Semitic, according to two people familiar with the News Corporation’s account of the firing. Mark Jackson, a lawyer with HarperCollins, a division of the News Corporation that includes Ms. Regan’s imprint, reported the alleged comments from a phone conversation with Ms. Regan to Jane Friedman, HarperCollins’s president and chief executive. “And then Jane called Rupert and Rupert said he won’t tolerate that kind of behavior,” said one of the people, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Think of it as Murdoch’s Hanukkah present to the Jews. (Query to research department.: Any cable or satellite deals currently pending in Israel?) Fired Editor’s Remarks Said to Have Provoked Murdoch [NYT]