We’ve rounded up all the major headlines around this afternoon, so you can catch up on the latest news in just a few minutes.
1. New York train crash kills six.
By ABC News
At least six people have been killed after a busy commuter train crashed into a car on the rails outside New York City during evening rush hour, local media is reporting.
The driver of the car was killed when the train slammed into the vehicle about 6:30 pm local time.
NBC New York reported five passengers aboard the train died after flames ripped through a carriage.
Metro-North, the train operator, confirmed a Harlem Line train had struck a vehicle but did not immediately announce fatalities.
Several news media showed images of a car on fire and smoke coming from train cars, and reported that passengers were evacuated from the train.
ABC America quoted a passenger saying about 750 people were on the train and that many were trapped and could not get off, while people outside were telling them the train was on fire.
A version of this post originally appeared on ABC News and has been republished with permission.
1. Jordan executes a captive in retaliation for ISIS’ killing of Jordanian pilot.
By ABC News
Jordan has executed by hanging an Iraqi female militant it had sought to exchange for a Jordanian pilot killed by Islamic State militants.
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Government spokesman Mohammad al-Momani said authorities had also executed another Iraqi prisoner sentenced to death for terrorist plots.
The executions were in response to the murder of Jordanian pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh, who was reportedly burned alive by the Islamic State group.