3 cars on Amtrak train with 311 passengers derail, none hurt

Amtrak spokesman Jason Abrams said the Silver Meteor train No. 98 was backing slowly into the Savannah station about 10 p.m. Wednesday — hours after a storm clobbered the Southeast coast — when two sleeper cars and a baggage car derailed.

Colorado man made descent from star student to deputy killer

Matthew Riehl’s six-year descent from a budding attorney to a gunman who live-streamed some of the final violent hours of his life was accompanied by episodes of mental illness, according to police and a document from the Veterans Affairs Department.

Trump signs order disbanding voter fraud commission

The White House blamed the decision to end the panel on more than a dozen states that have refused to comply with the commission’s demand for reams of personal voter data, including names, partial Social Security numbers, voting histories and party affiliations.

Florida sees first snow in decades as storm hits the South

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A brutal winter storm dumped snow in Tallahassee, Florida, on Wednesday for the first time in nearly three decades before slogging up the Atlantic coast and smacking Southern cities such as Savannah and Charleston, South Carolina, with a rare blast of snow and ice.

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Cold weather causing gas prices to rise

The bitter cold weather drives up demand for heating oil, propane and other petroleum products which in turn results in higher prices at the pump according to the gas prices tracking website GasBuddy.