Articles by Howard Koplowitz

Howard Koplowitz reports on crime and breaking news events for International Business Times. Howard formerly worked on IBT's continuous news desk, where he covered trending topics. He joined IBT in March 2012.

Previously, Howard covered political corruption, health, crime and other beats for TimesLedger Newspapers in Queens, New York, where he won several national and state awards for his reporting.

Howard graduated from the SUNY-Albany, where he received a bachelor's degree in political science and minored in journalism.

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Amtrak Engineer Was 'Reckless'

The comments by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter about the Amtrak train driver are being viewed by NTSB board members as a rush to judgment.
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Speed Of Train Eyed As Cause In Derailment

The NTSB has not confirmed reports that the train was going twice the speed limit as it entered a curve, and early reports confused the roles of conductor and engineer.

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