NEWS CENTRAL HEADLINES – APRIL 4 2016


TERROR ATTACK IN BELGIUM

(FOX) There was a major terrorist attack in Brussels, Belgium. March 22nd was a horrific day in which 32 people were killed in three bombings: two at the airport and one at the metro station. Three suicide bombers were killed. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.

CNN reported last week that 8 suspects tied in some way or another to the attack are still at large.

AMTRAK BACK ON SCHEDULE AFTER CRASH

(CNN) AMTRAK railway systems is set to restore services the day after one of the trains crashed into a piece of construction equipment Sunday, killing two railroad construction workers.

The crash happened in Chester, Pennsylvania, which is 15 miles south of Philadelphia.

There were actually three train crashes in total yesterday, including the Chester site. A trespasser was struck in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and they are still alive.

The other incident occurred in Illinois where a vehicle was struck on the railroad crossing, killing the driver. The 28 year old man drove his vehicle in between the railroad guards which were in the down position, warning drivers to stop as a train was approaching.

The restored Amtrak route near Chester is still expected to experience delays due to the crash investigation.

NAVY FINDS SHIP TRANSPORTING WEAPONS

(FOX) The US Navy seized a huge Iranian arms shipment last week. 1,500 AK-47s, 200 rocket propelled grenade launchers, and 21 .50 caliber machine guns were seized before reaching what the Pentagon believes to be the final destination in Yemen.

After taking the weapons, the Navy let the crew go as current rules do not allow for western naval forces to seize the crew transporting illicit cargo. The ship carrying the weapons was a traditional sailing vessel.

TWO MAJOR AIRLINES ARE MERGING

(CNN) Alaska Airlines announced Monday they will be purchasing Virgin Air for $2.6 billion.

The combined airline will now have 1,200 daily departures and 280 aircraft spread along the west coast.

LONG LAST WRIGHT BROTHERS PATENT DISCOVERED

(FOX) It has been missing for 36 years, but the more than a century old patent for the Wright Brothers’ flying machine has been found in a cave outside of Kansas City of all places.

The cave is apparently where the National Archives stores historic documents and it is believed the patent was misfiled, that’s why no one could locate it.

There are other documents missing as well, including Civil War letters from President Lincoln and World War 2 bombing maps.

The most prominent of those missing records was the Wright Brothers famous patent No. 821,393 for their “flying machine,” issued in 1906.

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