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  • Family of five killed in early-morning collision in Maryland

    Five family members, including a 7-year-old, an infant and a pregnant woman, were killed early Saturday when their car collided with a tractor-trailer in Queen Anne's County, Md. The Ayres family had left Greenbush, Va., on Friday night to visit...
  • Two men found dead after attempting to cross frozen Montana lake

    Two men were found dead in a Montana lake after they went missing while trying to cross a frozen section of the lake on snowmobiles, police said. A group of five men attempted to cross Seeley Lake on Friday night after eating dinner at a local...
  • Mr. Basketball of Illinois 2000 | East St. Louis' Darius Miles

    Mr. Basketball of Illinois 2000 | East St. Louis' Darius Miles
    Ethel Miles didn't think her son had a chance. Even though 6-foot-8-inch Darius Miles is considered among the three best players in the nation, mom was convinced that Brett Melton of Mahomet-Seymour would win the Mr. Basketball of Illinois award. "I...
  • New Jersey 12-year-old accidentally shoots, critically injures sister

    New Jersey 12-year-old accidentally shoots, critically injures sister
    A 12-year-old boy in New Jersey accidentally shot his 9-year-old sister Saturday afternoon while the siblings were playing with a handgun, police said. The young girl is in critical, but stable, condition at University Hospital in Newark, said Sgt....
  • Chemical leak at DuPont facility in Texas leaves four dead

    A chemical leak at a Houston-area industrial site left four people dead and a fifth hospitalized early Saturday, according to DuPont. An unknown quantity of methyl mercaptan, which DuPont says is used to odorize natural gas, leaked into the facility...
  • Alaska volcanic eruption intensifies; lava advances in Hawaii

    Alaska volcanic eruption intensifies; lava advances in Hawaii
    A volcano in the Alaska Peninsula launched an ash plume 30,000 feet into the air on Saturday morning, while officials in Hawaii say lava continues to advance on a town that has been sitting in the path of a slow-moving molten slide since June. Mt....
  • High school water polo player rescued from near-drowning in Chino

    High school water polo player rescued from near-drowning in Chino
    A high school water polo player found at the bottom of a Chino pool after a match was flown to a hospital in critical condition Thursday evening, a fire official said. The boy's teammates from visiting Nogales High School in La Puente noticed him...
  • Ice cream man assaulted, accused of killing child with truck in South L.A.

    Ice cream man assaulted, accused of killing child with truck in South L.A.
    An ice cream truck driver was assaulted in South L.A. after he allegedly hit and killed a child with his truck Wednesday night. The incident happened about 7:10 p.m. in the 200 block of East 97th Street, police said. The unidentified child was...
  • Overturned fuel tanker ignites fire in Boyle Heights

    Overturned fuel tanker ignites fire in Boyle Heights
    A flaming tanker truck that threatened a Boyle Heights neighborhood Friday has been extinguished, but not before a river of fuel flowing from the big rig caught fire and burned a building. The building, said Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey, was...
  • Organizer of South Korea concert where 16 died kills himself

    Organizer of South Korea concert where 16 died kills himself
    The organizer of a South Korean concert where 16 people died Friday evening has been found dead after committing suicide, police told the local media. Police said the man, surnamed Oh, 37, was found dead Saturday in Seongnam, a suburb south of Seoul,...
  • Two charged in fatal hit-and-run of pedestrian in wheelchair

    Two charged in fatal hit-and-run of pedestrian in wheelchair
    Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged the driver of a Cadillac SUV with fatally striking a man in a wheelchair last month in Pacoima and fleeing the scene. Tatiana Cacho, 24, of Pacoima was arrested after detectives received anonymous tips from...