Metro North Commuter Train Hits Car, Kills 6

Six people died this evening when a crowded Metro North Harlem Line train hit a Jeep Cherokee north of White Plains, New York.
More than 750 Passengers were estimated to be inside the train and they were evacuated to the back, MTA says.
The head car of the train set on fire immediately after the crash.
It’s not clear what led to the crash at this hour.

Metro North stated on their Twitter account that the Harlem Service is temporary suspended between North White Plains and Pleasantville.

Noe I. For Windows of the World


Helicopter Lands In New York’s Hudson River

Authorities of NYPD reported a helicopter that carried four Swedish tourists landed in the Hudson River Sunday afternoon, near 79th Street. Everyone have been rescued at this hour.

Passengers and pilot were immediately taken to the shore. The helicopter remains upright.

Among the victims, there were 2 children. All the occupants were transported to the 79th Street Boat Basin via Jet Ski.

Noe I. for Windows of the World

Usher Stepson’s Jet Ski Accident: Friend Probed

A family friend of R&B star Usher is under investigation after the singer’s 11-year-old stepson was left reportedly brain dead last week during a jet ski accident while swimming in a Georgia lake.

Jeffrey S. Hubbard, 38, a friend of Usher and his ex-wife Tameka Foster, is now being investigated after the July 8 collision on Georgia’s Lake Lanier that caused 11-year-old Kyle Glover and an unidentified 15-year-old girl to be airlifted to an Atlanta hospital, where the boy still remains.

“The accident is under investigation, and Hubbard is [under investigation] as the operator of the personal watercraft,” Sgt. Mike Burgamy with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources told ABC News.

“A pontoon was pulling the two adolescents on an inner tube, and the personal water craft went over the top of them,” he added. Burgamy said that approximately 20 seconds after the accident occurred Eric Isom, one of two department rangers who witnessed the incident, leaped into the water to assist the two kids. Glover was hit in the head and was unresponsive at the scene. He was found face up in water, and the unidentified 15-year-old girl was found face down, he said.

The girl sustained a broken arm and a laceration on her head, according to ABC News affiliate WSB. Calls by ABC News to Childs Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston were not immediately returned.

Burgamy said that drugs or alcohol use is not suspected to have been a factor in the accident.

Usher, whose full name is Usher Raymond IV, and his ex Tameka Foster have made headlines this year amid a bitter custody dispute over their two children, but this tragedy has brought them together, TMZ reports. The star entertainer chartered a plane for Foster, who was out of town, so she could race to be at the side of her son with Atlanta TV executive Ryan Glover.

For Usher, the incident is the latest in a string of difficult events.

Read more of this story on Good Morning America

Week in Pictures: May 31 – June 7

Space shuttle Enterprise is carried by barge underneath the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on June 3, in New York City. Enterprise was on its way to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, where it will be on permanent display.

Brandon Harder, gas man for Jimmie Johnson, goes airborne as Johnson accelerates from the pit during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, May 27.

People gather at the site of a plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria, June 3. A passenger plane carrying more than 150 people crashed in Nigeria’s largest city, killing everyone on board and several others on the ground. The pilot is said to have reported engine failure just before the aircraft went down.

A Pakistani boy who lives near a brick factory covers his face with a scarf to avoid a sand storm on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, June 6.

Venus appears as a small black dot (upper left corner) against the massive surface of the sun on its orbit between Earth and the center of our solar system, June 5. The transit of Venus across the sun is one of the rarest celestial sights visible from Earth. The event marked the last time Venus will cross the sun (as seen from Earth) for 105 years.

Kazakh nomads herd their livestock across a plain in Altay, China. The Altay, known in Chinese as the Aletai region, is situated in the most northern part of Xinjiang, sharing a border on the east with Mongolia and on the west with Russia.

NBC News.

Lindsay Lohan Calls Allegation That She Hit Someone With Her Car ‘A Complete Lie’

With word coming down that the man Lindsay Lohan allegedly scraped with her car in a parking lot early Wednesday morning has since sought treatment at an emergency room, the trouble-prone star is speaking out in her own defense.

“Scrape? This is all a complete lie. I’ve been at community service,” Lohan tweeted. “Last night, I attempted to wish a friend happy birthday, which I didn’t even get to do because I was freaked out by all of the paparazzi. These false accusations are absurd.”

E! News can confirm the 25-year-old thesp has been at the Los Angeles County morgue today performing various clean-up duties as part of her probation in her DUI case.