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  • Friends, family mourn victims of I-5 bus crash

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. One victim was a 26-year-old recruiter for Humboldt State University, an energetic leader who was devoted to helping ensure more Latino students made it through high school and got a chance at college. Two others were chaperones who...
  • Obamas' federal tax rate rose as their income fell in 2013

    WASHINGTON-- President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama watched their income fall and their federal tax rate go up in 2013, according to IRS returns released Friday by the White House. In a joint filing, the couple reported an adjusted gross income...
  • Bus crash aftermath: 'We just don't know if they've found her'

    Once word spread that a bus carrying L.A.-area high school students was involved in a fiery crash in Northern California on Thursday night, dozens of parents and classmates frantically called and texted the teenagers, hoping their loved ones weren't among...
  • Gas can explosion causes Virginia Beach house fire, official says

    Gas can explosion causes Virginia Beach house fire, official says
    Four people were displaced from their Virginia Beach residence Sunday morning after a gas can exploded causing their home to catch on fire, a fire official said. Firefighters responded to the blaze in the 1400 block of Bartow Place at about 10:30 a.m....
  • Four Families Displaced By Norwich Fire

    Four Families Displaced By Norwich Fire
    NORWICH — Eight people were displaced by a two-alarm fire that broke out Sunday morning in a multi-family home at 218 Washington St. The call came in about 8:15 a.m., a Norwich police and fire dispatcher said. It took firefighters two hours to get...
  • Bus riders' high hopes turn to horror

    Bus riders' high hopes turn to horror
    ORLAND, Calif. — When they climbed on board the bus, most were strangers. Not friends, nor classmates. They were called together by aspiration: They were headed to Humboldt State University through a program designed for underprivileged students....
  • April 10: Outstanding Women's Exchange luncheon

    Heather Livingston of the American Red Cross will speak at the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce's Outstanding Women's Exchange luncheon on Thursday in Hampton. Where: Chamber of Commerce office, 21 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 100 When: Noon to 1 p.m....
  • Haggadah letter details family members' Holocaust journey

    Rabbi Leo Ansbacher tried to make Passover 5701 in 1941 as normal as possible. The Jewish inmates in the Gurs Detention Camp in southwest France received copies of a Haggadah that the rabbi wrote from memory. The book "The Gurs Haggadah, Passover in...
  • Claude Walton, 1913–2014

    Claude Walton, 1913–2014
    When the village of Lombard honored Claude Walton as its 2013 Senior Citizen of the Year, the 100-year-old said, "I don't know that I did anything unusual." Nothing could be further from the truth, said Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, one of...
  • Suspicious Hollywood fire kills man, displaces 25 residents

    UPDATE: Hollywood Police identified the man killed in Saturday's fire as Tarrance Deron Jenkins, 36. Jenkins lived in the apartment building, police said.  A late-night fire in a second-floor apartment sent smoke pouring throughout the rental building,...
  • Red Cross assists 5 in Norfolk fire

    A Red Cross disaster relief team assisted five people Sunday morning after a fire displaced them from their Norfolk home. The team responded to the fire on Poplar Hall Drive, and provided food, clothing and lodging assistance to the five residents,...