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  • FDA approves 'rescue pen' aimed at curbing painkiller deaths

    FDA approves 'rescue pen' aimed at curbing painkiller deaths
    Federal officials said Thursday they hoped a new "rescue pen" would help reduce the death toll from overdoses involving prescription painkillers. The Food and Drug Administration approved the sale, by prescription, of the prefilled auto-injector of...
  • Ex-soldier, convicted of murdering daughter, could face death penalty

    Ex-soldier, convicted of murdering daughter, could face death penalty
    A former Army soldier was convicted Thursday of beating his 5-year-old daughter to death on a Honolulu military base in 2005. Next, the federal court jury must decide whether to recommend that Naeem Williams, 34, be sentenced to death.  Hawaii has...
  • 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...
  • 5 NATO troops killed in Afghanistan chopper crash

    MUMBAI, India – Five NATO troops died in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan on Saturday in the deadliest incident so far this year for the international forces, officials said. The U.S.-led NATO coalition said it was investigating the...
  • Stowaway's mother said boy was trying to find her

    Stowaway's mother said boy was trying to find her
    The mother of a 15-year-old California teenager who stowed away in the wheel well of Hawaii-bound airliner told Voice of America radio that her son had recently learned that she was alive after being told by his father she had died. Speaking from a...
  • 1 dead, 6 hurt when SUV crashes into Buena Park ice cream parlor line

    1 dead, 6 hurt when SUV crashes into Buena Park ice cream parlor line
    Police are investigating a crash outside a crowded Buena Park ice cream parlor that left a woman dead and six other people hurt Friday. The victims were standing in line outside the business. The accident occurred at low speed in front of Farrell's...
  • 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...