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Cheat Sheet: July 25, 2013

Spain train crash kills 78

At least 78 people have been killed in the passenger train derailment in north-western Spain on Wednesday. More than 140 were hurt, 36 seriously injuried after all eight carriages of the Madrid to Ferrol train came off the tracks near Santiago de Compostela. The train may have been traveling at more than twice the speed limit around a curve. Officials say one of the train’s drivers has been put under formal investigation. (Source)

Filner asked to resign as mayor

Four women, including a retired U.S. Navy admiral, publicly identified themselves Thursday as targets of Mayor Bob Filner’s unwanted sexual advances as San Diego Democratic party officials asked him to step down. The accusers spoke about inappropriate touching and comments and said they believe Filner is unfit for office and should resign immediately. Filner has said he has no intention to resign. (Source)

Two charged in Chesapeake double homicide

Ryan Martinez, 34, and Airika Liljergren, 38, have been charged with first degree murder and concealment of a body after the bodies of a man and woman were found in a Chesapeake home Thursday evening. Martinez was also charged with use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Officers initially responded to the scene of a suspicious death in the 1300 block of Monarch Reach Thursday afternoon after a woman hadn’t shown up for work in several days.  Once officers entered, they found the bodies of the victims, whose names aren’t yet being released. (Source)

Amanda Bynes’ mom files for temporary conservatorship

Amanda Bynes’ mom filed a sealed court petition Thursday that asks for emergency control of the troubled starlet’s personal and business affairs. A Southern California judge is expected to conduct a closed-door hearing with Lynn Bynes to assess the request. Amanda’s father has been spotted visiting the hospital where she was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold late Monday, but he has been estranged from his daughter for months and apparently agreed to remain on the legal sidelines. (Source)

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