Three die in derailment
A Canadian Via Rail passenger train derailed west of Toronto Sunday, killing three railroad employees and injuring dozens of passengers, officials said. Via Rail spokeswoman Michelle Lamarche said the three people killed were all engineers riding in the cab of the locomotive at the front of the train when it derailed in Burlington, Ontario. A fourth Via worker in the locomotive was injured, she said. Lamarche said no passengers died but 45 were injured.
Soldier’s remains located
The U.S military announced Sunday that it has recovered the remains of the last American service member who was unaccounted for in Iraq, an Army interpreter seized by gunmen after sneaking off base to visit his Iraqi wife in Baghdad during the height of the insurgency. The remains of Staff Sgt. Ahmed al-Taie, who was 41 when militiamen seized him on Oct. 23, 2006, were identified at the military’s mortuary in Dover, Del., the Army said Sunday. Army officials said they had no details about the circumstances surrounding his death.
Workers’ trial postponed
The criminal trial of 16 Americans and 27 others accused of running unauthorized and foreign-backed nonprofit groups opened chaotically Sunday and then was abruptly delayed until April 26, all without any hint of resolution of the crisis that has threatened to upend the 30-year U.S. alliance with Egypt.
Premier retains position
Prime Minister Julia Gillard won a resounding victory Monday against the party leader she deposed two years ago, Kevin Rudd, in a ballot of Labor Party lawmakers that she had ordered in hopes of putting down strife within her unpopular government. Gillard defeated Rudd 71-31, Labor lawmaker Chris Hayes said after the meeting. Gillard called for the leadership ballot within her ruling party last week, soon after Rudd quit as foreign minister, to confirm her authority after simmering leadership tensions that have destabilized the government for months.
Compiled from wire reports.