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  • 120,000 bills, letters burn after postal truck crashes in O.C.

    120,000 bills, letters burn after postal truck crashes in O.C.
    Nearly 120,000 letters and bills went up in flames early Tuesday when a pair of big rigs collided along the 57 Freeway in Brea. One was from a U.S. Postal Service facility in Santa Ana, where workers process about 1 million pieces of mail daily,...
  • House agrees to roll back flood insurance rate increases

    WASHINGTON - In a rare moment of bipartisanship, the House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to roll back flood insurance rate increases that have devastated many homeowners in coastal communities and dogged lawmakers on the campaign trail. The deal,...
  • Man killed near Amtrak, MARC tracks in Rosedale identified

    Man killed near Amtrak, MARC tracks in Rosedale identified
    All Amtrak and MARC rail service between Baltimore and Wilmington was suspended for several hours Tuesday evening after a man was killed on train tracks in Rosedale, rail and police officials said. Baltimore County Police identified the man on...
  • Magnitude 4.6 earthquake strikes 152 miles from Avalon

    A shallow magnitude 4.6 earthquake was reported Tuesday evening 152 miles from Avalon, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor off Santa Catalina Island occurred at 6:24 p.m. Pacific time. The depth was recorded at 8.1 miles....
  • Climate engineering ideas no longer considered pie in the sky

    WASHINGTON — As international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions stall, schemes to slow global warming using fantastical technologies once dismissed as a sideshow are getting serious consideration in Washington. Ships that spew salt into...
  • 5 NATO troops killed in Afghanistan chopper crash

    MUMBAI, India – Five NATO troops died in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan on Saturday in the deadliest incident so far this year for the international forces, officials said. The U.S.-led NATO coalition said it was investigating the...
  • Stowaway's mother said boy was trying to find her

    Stowaway's mother said boy was trying to find her
    The mother of a 15-year-old California teenager who stowed away in the wheel well of Hawaii-bound airliner told Voice of America radio that her son had recently learned that she was alive after being told by his father she had died. Speaking from a...
  • 1 dead, 6 hurt when SUV crashes into Buena Park ice cream parlor line

    1 dead, 6 hurt when SUV crashes into Buena Park ice cream parlor line
    Police are investigating a crash outside a crowded Buena Park ice cream parlor that left a woman dead and six other people hurt Friday. The victims were standing in line outside the business. The accident occurred at low speed in front of Farrell's...
  • Conditions were too dangerous to save mountain biker, officials say

    Conditions were too dangerous to save mountain biker, officials say
    When his body was discovered, 34-year-old Andres Marin was still sitting on his light blue mountain bike, leaning against the side of a hill in the Cleveland National Forest. He had his helmet on and his binoculars were around his neck; his hands were...
  • Government faces setbacks on 2 fronts in handling radioactive waste

    The Energy Department, dealing with twin setbacks in its long effort to deal with Cold War-era radioactive waste, said Tuesday it was stopping construction of a massive plant in South Carolina to handle surplus plutonium and proceeding with an...
  • Earthquake off Southern California coast upgraded to magnitude 5

    An earthquake off the coast of California on Tuesday evening was upgraded by the U.S. Geological Survey to magnitude 5. The quake was originally reported as a magnitude 4.6 about 152 miles southwest of Catalina Island. The temblor occurred at 6:24 p....