Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Jad Mouawad and Emma G. Fitzsimmons, The New York Times, May 13, 2015

An engineer jammed on the emergency brakes just seconds before Tuesday’s fatal Amtrak derailment, but the train — traveling at 106 miles an hour, more than twice the speed limit — slowed only slightly, federal authorities said, before hurtling off its tracks, killing at least seven people and injuring more than 200. […read more]