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  • Making scuba-diving a family sport

    Making scuba-diving a family sport
    Never mind the moray eel. I'm focused on rubbing the "lucky" porthole of a ship that sunk here in a hurricane nearly 150 years ago.
  • West Hollywood water main break gushes 9,600 gallons of water per minute

    West Hollywood water main break gushes 9,600 gallons of water per minute
    A water main break on a 36-inch pipe in West Hollywood on Friday afternoon sent torrents of muddy water down Sunset Strip, prompting a series of street closures as crews respond to the mess. At its peak, the break was spewing 9,600 gallons of water...

    Irvine man drowns in community pool; 28th drowning in O.C. this year

    A man drowned in a pool at his Irvine town home complex Friday, authorities said. It was the second drowning in Irvine this year and the 28th in Orange County, said Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi. The year's total could overtake last...

    Sand collapse kills 9-year-old girl at Oregon beach

    A 9-year-old girl died after a sand pit dug by her family collapsed at an Oregon beach, police said. The young girl was playing in a 5-foot-deep pit on a beach in Lincoln City around 5:15 p.m. Friday when the sand became wet and collapsed on her....

    Six dead after fire erupts in North Carolina mobile home

    A fire consumed a North Carolina mobile home and claimed six lives early Saturday morning, authorities said. Rescue crews responded to the blaze on Gibbs Road in Clinton, a town of about 9,000 in the eastern part of the state, around 1 a.m. Saturday,...