1. DEADLY CRASHES
Bronx, Glasgow and Alaska: The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating yesterday’s passenger train derailment in the Bronx. Four people were killed and at least 67 others were injured when the Metro-North Hudson Line train jumped the tracks near the Harlem River.
Better, but not perfect: Let’s face it, the HealthCare.gov website was a mess on day one, and even day 15 for that matter. But how’s it doing now – two months after the fact?The Obama administration says there’s a “night and day” difference. The Obamacare sign-up website can now handle 50,000 users at one time and 800,000 over the course of a day. Those were two key goals when the site launched on October 1. There are still plenty of bugs to fix, officials admit, but they’re happy with the progress.
Tensions in Ukraine and Thailand: Protesters in the Ukraine are calling for a revolution. They’re less than pleased with President Viktor Yanukovych’s decision not to sign a landmark trade deal with the European Union. Estimates put the crowd at yesterday’s demonstration in Kiev’s Independence Square at 100,000. At one point, someone used a front-end loader to bust through police lines.
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