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This photo shows Brandon Bostian as an assistant conductor outside a train in 2007.

AMTRAK DERAILMENT

Memory loss: New details are emerging after the Amtrak train crash in Philadelphia. Engineer Brandon Bostian’s lawyer says he can’t remember what happened because of a concussion he suffered. Also, 65 seconds before the crash, a video shows the train was hurtling down the tracks at more than 70 mph and continuing to accelerate. By the time it hit the bend, investigators say, the train was going more than 100 mph.

PERSIAN GULF TENSIONS

Rough seas: There’s a rising tide of maritime tensions in the Persian Gulf. Five Iranian boats fired shots across the bow of a Singapore-flagged cargo vessel yesterday in an apparent attempt to stop the ship, a U.S. official told CNN. The Iranians ordered the ship into Iranian waters. When the ship’s master refused, the Iranian boats opened fire, trying to disable the vessel. The freighter escaped into the territorial waters of the United Arab Emirates. The Pentagon is still collecting information about the incident.

DEFLATEGATE – BRADY APPEAL

On the ball: It’s official: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will fight the four-game suspension the NFL dealt him this week. The NFL Players Association filed an appeal on Brady’s behalf yesterday, saying a neutral party should hear its argument. But late Thursday, the league said that Commissioner Roger Goodell would rule on the matter. The league has said the suspension is a fair punishment. The team was fined $1 million and will forfeit its first-round selection in the 2016 NFL Draft and its fourth-round pick in the 2017 draft.

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source: CNN.com

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