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  • 125 years after Johnstown flood, U.S. dams need expensive fix

    125 years after Johnstown flood, U.S. dams need expensive fix
    The last Friday in May dawned wet and stayed that way. Merchants in blue-collar Johnstown, Pa., hauled their wares to their buildings’ upper stories to wait out the expected flooding. Families moved furniture and stockpiled supplies. But nothing...
  • 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...
  • Traffic: Collision on outer loop of I-695

    Traffic: Collision on outer loop of I-695
    A collision on the outer loop of Interstate 695 in Lochearn prior to I-795 has closed the outer loop left shoulder at 8:53 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A single-vehicle crash with injury on the outer loop of I-...
  • Truck in hit-and-run that killed toddler is found; witnesses sought

    Truck in hit-and-run that killed toddler is found; witnesses sought
    San Bernardino police say they’ve found the truck that struck and killed a 2-year-old girl earlier this month, and hope the break in the case will help track down its driver, who fled the scene. Asianae Thomas died from her injuries May 7 at...
  • LAPD officer funeral today closes streets in downtown L.A.

    LAPD officer funeral today closes streets in downtown L.A.
    Commuters could face some traffic delays in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday morning as streets close for the funeral of an LAPD officer killed in a Harbor City crash. Streets surrounding the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels were closed around 6 a....
  • Protests erupt in Turkey as death toll at coal mine reaches 245

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...