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Disasters and Accidents

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  • Woman struck by Metro Expo Line train near downtown

    A woman was struck by a Metro Expo Line train near downtown Sunday afternoon, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The accident occurred shortly after 4 p.m. on Vermont Avenue near USC, said Metro spokesman Luis Inzunza. The train...
  • At least 17 dead in year's worst tornado outbreak

    The worst tornado outbreak of the year struck several small towns across the central U.S. on Sunday, killing at least 17 people, damaging or destroying scores of homes and businesses and sparking a search effort in Arkansas that continued into the night....
  • Two small planes collide over northern part of San Francisco Bay

    Two small planes collide over northern part of San Francisco Bay
    Two small planes collided Sunday afternoon over a northern area of the San Francisco Bay, sending one crashing into the water, according to the Coast Guard. The collision involved a Cessna 210 and a Hawker Sea Fury TMK 20, which collided over San...
  • Private firms to search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

    Private firms to search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
    Private companies specializing in deep ocean search will be hired to continue the quest to find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia’s prime minister said Monday, and the cost could run more than $55 million and take six to eight months. The U....
  • Debris falls from Near North building after crash, driver cited

    Debris falls from Near North building after crash, driver cited
    A 72-year-old woman was cited by police after a crash in a Near North parking garage caused debris to fall from the side of a building, hitting a pedestrian. About 10:10 p.m., a vehicle driven by the 72-year-old woman struck another vehicle inside an...
  • Rescuers search for pilot after planes collide over San Francisco Bay

    The search continued Monday for the pilot of one of two small planes that collided over a northern area of San Francisco Bay, sending one crashing into the water, according to the Coast Guard. The collision involved a Cessna 210 and a Hawker Sea Fury...
  • Search for pilot continues after planes collide over San Francisco Bay

    Rescue crews were searching on Monday for the pilot of a vintage single-engine airplane that went missing after colliding with another plane over the San Francisco Bay while returning from an air show, officials said. The vintage Cessna 210 collided...
  • L.A. heat wave: 100 degrees expected in some areas; records could fall

    L.A. heat wave: 100 degrees expected in some areas; records could fall
    A heat wave this week is expected to send temperatures soaring to 20 degrees above normal for much of the Southland, potentially breaking records with triple digits in some areas, forecasters say. Building high pressure is also expected to bring gusty...
  • Early season heat wave to bump temperatures in L.A. region

    Early season heat wave to bump temperatures in L.A. region
    Temperatures are expected to climb into the 90s and reach record highs in some locations during an early season heat wave in the Southland this week, forecasters said. Gusty northeast winds are anticipated Tuesday through Thursday in the Los Angeles...
  • Flood watches issued ahead of rainy stretch

    Flood watches issued ahead of rainy stretch
    Forecasters cautioned of possible flash flooding and coastal flooding Tuesday and Wednesday, with a stretch of rainy weather setting in by late Monday. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for nearly all of Maryland west of the...
  • San Pablo Bay plane crash witness: 'It's like watching somebody die'

    San Pablo Bay plane crash witness: 'It's like watching somebody die'
    A woman who witnessed two small planes collide over San Pablo Bay near San Francisco on Sunday described the sense of horror she felt as she realized that it was not a stunt. "It's like watching somebody die in front of you," Bonny Dunn, a mechanic...