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  • Man killed when hit by Amtrak train in Baltimore

    Man killed when hit by Amtrak train in Baltimore
    A man was killed when he was struck by an Amtrak train in Baltimore Monday night, authorities said. The victim was found dead on the tracks near a MARC station in the 400 block of N. Smallwood St. after being struck by the train around 9:30 p.m.,...
  • Suspect in crash death of LAPD officer knew driver being pursued: sources

    Suspect in crash death of LAPD officer knew driver being pursued: sources
    Investigators piecing together the car crash that killed a Los Angeles police officer Saturday believe the driver involved in the deadly collision is an acquaintance of the man the officer was pursuing when he was struck, sources told The Times. One...
  • Man charged with murder in hit-and-run crash that killed LAPD officer

    Man charged with murder in hit-and-run crash that killed LAPD officer
    A 20-year-old man was charged Wednesday with murder, vehicular manslaughter and other counts in connection with Saturday's hit-and-run crash that killed a Los Angeles police officer and injured another, prosecutors said. Maynor Enrique Varela, of Harbor...
  • Did '60 Minutes' whitewash the Deepwater Horizon oil spill?

    Did '60 Minutes' whitewash the Deepwater Horizon oil spill?
    BP, the perpetrator of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, has been working assiduously over the last year to wriggle out from under a financial settlement it reached for gulf businesses harmed by the disaster.  As we reported...
  • Park Ridge makes progress on flood control

    Park Ridge makes progress on flood control
    Park Ridge's flood control program continues inching forward, aldermen were told as Monday's rainy weather made its presence felt. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago last month agreed to negotiate an inter-governmental...
  • Video prompts China to ask: Are our elderly turning rotten?

    Video prompts China to ask: Are our elderly turning rotten?
    Are China’s senior citizens turning deviant, or is a cohort of criminals just getting old? That’s the question some Chinese Internet users were asking Wednesday after a video surfaced online apparently showing an elderly woman pretending...
  • Northridge earthquake piece by John Adams to have L.A. premiere

    Northridge earthquake piece by John Adams to have L.A. premiere
    A 1995 composition by John Adams written in response to the Northridge earthquake will have its belated Los Angeles premiere in August when the unconventional song-play piece is performed at the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood. The performance, set for...
  • States must be warned of risky crude oil shipments, authorities say

    Calling a "startling" pattern of spills and fires an "imminent hazard," the U.S. Department of Transportation took another small step Wednesday toward addressing the growing risks of shipping oil by rail from the North Dakota region to both coasts....
  • Driver pleads not guilty to killing cop in hit-and-run

    Driver pleads not guilty to killing cop in hit-and-run
    The 20-year-old man charged with murder in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a Los Angeles police officer and injured another pleaded not guilty in his first court appearance Wednesday. Mynor Enrique Varela, 20, of Harbor City, entered the...
  • Insurance co. sues Will County, 12 towns over flood damage

    Insurance co. sues Will County, 12 towns over flood damage
    An insurance company is suing Will County and 12 county municipalities, alleging that the governments did not do enough to prevent and mitigate flood damage caused by the heavy rains of April 2013. The lawsuit, by Illinois Farmers Insurance Company...
  • Student violinist injured in Northern California crash sues FedEx

    Student violinist injured in Northern California crash sues FedEx
    A student injured in a deadly bus crash last month between a FedEx truck and a charter bus carrying prospective college students to Humboldt State University has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County. Miles Hill, 18, filed a suit Tuesday that seeks...