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Disasters and Accidents

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  • San Diego wildfires force mass evacuations, burn homes

    San Diego wildfires force mass evacuations, burn homes
    A new wildfire in San Diego County forced the evacuation of Cal State San Marcos Wednesday as crews battled a series of other blazes that had taxed firefighting resources to the point where officials declared a local emergency. The university, which has...
  • Family of trooper killed on job wins $10.9M settlement

    Family of trooper killed on job wins $10.9M settlement
    The widow of an Illinois state trooper killed in a fiery crash after a truck driver slammed into his squad car last year has been awarded a $10.9 million settlement in a wrongful death suit. James Sauter, 28, of Vernon Hills, died at the scene after a...
  • Death toll in Turkey mine accident passes 270

    Death toll in Turkey mine accident passes 270
    The death toll in one of Turkey's worst mining disasters climbed to more than 270 on Thursday, and protesters took to the streets in several cities, accusing the ruling party of lax regulation, corruption and close ties to the mining industry. At...
  • Fire forces evacuation of San Onofre nuclear plant

    An out-of-control brush fire at Camp Pendleton was creeping closer to the San Onofre nuclear power plant, prompting evacuations. Southern California Edison said in a tweet that "about a dozen non-essential employees evacuated" from the plant because...
  • During Bike Week, a reminder that cyclists have a long way to go

    During Bike Week, a reminder that cyclists have a long way to go
    Anyone who pedals her bike on the road rightly expects to enjoy the full protection of the law. Tragically, the San Francisco district attorney’s decision this week not to press charges against a driver who was obviously — as in, there’s...
  • Deputies search for man who injured 3 in shooting at Lakewood mall

    Deputies search for man who injured 3 in shooting at Lakewood mall
    The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is continuing its investigation into a shooting in the Lakewood Center mall parking lot that left three people -- at least two of them bystanders -- injured.  The incident was reported around 8:50 p.m. Tuesday...
  • Forecasters warn of possible flooding Thursday, Friday

    Forecasters warn of possible flooding Thursday, Friday
    Central Maryland is under a flash flood watch, with heavy rain and storms forecast late Thursday and Friday. As much as 2-3 inches of rain could fall during showers and thunderstorms, with periods of heavy rain possible, according to the National...
  • Protests erupt in Turkey as death toll at coal mine reaches 245

    As the death toll from one of Turkey’s worst mining disasters climbed to more than 200 on Wednesday, questions were being asked about why lawmakers rejected a parliamentary motion to investigate mine safety two weeks ago. At least 245 miners...
  • Beck mourns loss of LAPD officer; 'today the grief is different'

    Beck mourns loss of LAPD officer; 'today the grief is different'
    For the third time in two months, hundreds of police officers filled a downtown Los Angeles cathedral Wednesday morning to bid an emotional farewell to an LAPD officer killed in a car crash. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Police Chief Charlie Beck and...
  • Increase in earthquakes may be tied to groundwater pumping

    Increase in earthquakes may be tied to groundwater pumping
    For years, scientists have wondered what are the forces that keep pushing up California's mighty Sierra Nevada and central coast ranges, causing an increase in the number of earthquakes in parts of Central California. On Wednesday, a group of scientists...
  • Pair gets jail for stealing luggage amid chaos of Asiana jet crash

    A couple who stole stranded luggage from passengers diverted away from San Francisco International Airport last year because of the Asiana Airlines crash have been sentenced to jail. Sean Sharif Crudup, 44, and Raychas Elizabeth Thomas, 32 -- both...