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  • Death toll in Turkey mine accident passes 270

    Death toll in Turkey mine accident passes 270
    The death toll in one of Turkey's worst mining disasters climbed to more than 270 on Thursday, and protesters took to the streets in several cities, accusing the ruling party of lax regulation, corruption and close ties to the mining industry. At...
  • Family of trooper killed on job wins $10.9M settlement

    Family of trooper killed on job wins $10.9M settlement
    The widow of an Illinois state trooper killed in a fiery crash after a truck driver slammed into his squad car last year has been awarded a $10.9 million settlement in a wrongful death suit. James Sauter, 28, of Vernon Hills, died at the scene after a...
  • LAPD in mourning after 3 officers killed in 2 months

    LAPD in mourning after 3 officers killed in 2 months
    The LAPD is in mourning after the third deadly crash involving an LAPD officer in two months. "Once again our hearts are broken," Los Angeles Police Protective League President Tyler Izen said in a statement. "This is a hard time for the LAPD family."...
  • Prosecutors: Driver in fatal crash admitted to having 5 or 6 drinks

    A Lakeview man accused of drunkenly driving the wrong way on Lake Shore Drive early Friday and killing a woman after he struck her oncoming taxi was ordered held on $750,000 bail Sunday in Cook County bond court. Erik F. Johnson, 23, of the 3500 block...
  • One dead in rollover crash on 210 Freeway in Tujunga

    A person was ejected from a vehicle and killed in a rollover crash on the 210 Freeway in Tujunga on Sunday afternoon, officials said. The driver of a red Honda Civic heading west smashed into a mountainside near the La Tuna Canyon Road exit around 2 p....
  • Baltimore fire battalion chief critically injured in three-car crash

    Baltimore fire battalion chief critically injured in three-car crash
    A Baltimore Fire Department battalion chief responding to an apartment fire was critically injured Sunday evening in a three-car crash that left four other motorists injured, authorities said. The battalion chief was at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center...
  • Indiana MERS patient improving, hospital workers isolated

    Indiana MERS patient improving, hospital workers isolated
    The man authorities cite as the nation’s first confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and dozens of hospital workers who first came into contact with him are being isolated from the general public, an effort by officials and public...
  • Kids' own drivers are their biggest risk in fatal DUI crashes: study

    Kids' own drivers are their biggest risk in fatal DUI crashes: study
    Many children die in alcohol-related car accidents each year and a new study suggests the majority are riding in the same car as the impaired driver. The exact rate of children's deaths while riding with drunk drivers varies by state, researchers write....
  • 'Person of interest' detained in fatal LAPD crash; no arrest yet

    'Person of interest' detained in fatal LAPD crash; no arrest yet
    A person detained after a weekend crash that killed a Los Angeles police officer remained in custody Monday but has not been arrested, officials said. The "person of interest" has been linked to an SUV that struck an LAPD squad car; he was detained...
  • Update: All lanes reopened following cement truck crash on 5 Freeway in Glendale

    [Update 10:55 a.m.] All lanes of the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway were reopened at about 10:35 a.m. Monday after a cement truck crashed, trapping and seriously injuring the driver, officials said. The driver, whose name was not immediately...
  • 9 sent to hospital after school bus, van crash

    9 sent to hospital after school bus, van crash
    A van and a school bus collided in Pompano Beach Monday, sending nine people to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, a city official said. The crash happened just before 7 a.m. at Northwest Eighth Street and Northwest Third Avenue,...