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Posted: Nov 17, 2012 2:35 AM

Updated: Nov 17, 2012 2:35 AM

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) With the thunderous crack of a freight train slamming into a parade float, instinct kicked in for Sudip Bose. A front-line physician in Iraq, Bose and other veterans instantly tended to the injured after the train traveling more than 60 miles per hour in West Texas crashed into the float. It was carrying wounded war veterans and their spouses. Bose said yesterday that the aftermath reminded him of a combat triage situation.

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) The National Transportation Safety Board says the train that crashed into a flatbed trailer carrying wounded veterans in Midland was traveling below the 70 miles per hour speed limit. Mark Rosekind with the NTSB made the remarks at a late Friday afternoon news conference. Four veterans were killed and 16 people were injured Thursday when the train struck the tractor-trailer that was towing the float.

GARLAND, Texas (AP) All workers are accounted for and safe after a chemical plant near Dallas erupted in flames. The fire started at the Nexeo Solutions plant in Garland about 3:30 p.m. yesterday. A Nexeo spokeswoman says all 41 workers who were at the plant are safe.

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) Two Democratic state lawmakers who share oversight of the Texas Department of Public Safety say they couldn't tell from their viewing of a DPS video that immigrants were hidden beneath a tarp in a fleeing pickup truck an airborne trooper fired upon last month. Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa of McAllen and Representative Lon Burnam of Fort Worth viewed the video separately this week and said they couldn't tell that people were beneath the tarp.

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