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  • Malaysia Airlines pilots: Clues lead 'toward the cockpit'

    Malaysia Airlines pilots: Clues lead 'toward the cockpit'
    BEIJING — The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has expanded to cover an impossibly vast swath of Asia extending from Kazakhstan to Australia, with Malaysia appealing for as many airplanes and ships as the world can provide. The...
  • Is 4.4 jolt an end to Los Angeles' 'earthquake drought'?

    Seismologists say Monday's magnitude 4.4 temblor near Westwood could mark the beginning of the end for L.A.'s years-long "earthquake drought." Typically, they would expect a 4.4-sized earthquake about once a year in the Los Angeles Basin, but that hasn'...
  • Stolen passports on Malaysia flight used before, Chinese firm says

    BEIJING -- Stolen passports carried by two Iranian men to board missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 were used last year by two people applying for visas to work as entertainers in China, according to the head of an entertainment company. Xie Zhuoling,...
  • Earthquake: 4.4 quake strikes Los Angeles; no damage, injuries reported

    Earthquake: 4.4 quake strikes Los Angeles; no damage, injuries reported
    A shallow, magnitude-4.4 earthquake was reported Monday morning five miles from Westwood, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:25 a.m. PDT at a depth of 5.0 miles. There were no reports of injuries or damage. The quake...
  • Police: Cops opened fire two separate times during Lake Shore Drive chase, standoff

    Police: Cops opened fire two separate times during Lake Shore Drive chase, standoff
    Police fired two separate times at a murder suspect during a chase on Lake Shore Drive, but they did not hit him and eventually used a flash-bang grenade to subdue him and end a nearly nine-hour standoff near the Fullerton exit, officials said. Joseph...
  • Seven injured, including officers, in LAPD traffic collision

    Seven injured, including officers, in LAPD traffic collision
    Seven people were injured -- four of them seriously -- in a traffic collision Monday morning involving a Los Angeles Police Department vehicle, authorities said.  An LAPD spokeswoman said that the collision occurred at 8:47 a.m. in Glassell Park at...
  • Band performs in hospital room of SXSW victim

    Band performs in hospital room of SXSW victim
    A bit of good news has come out of the horrible crash at this year's South by Southwest festival: One of the bands played in the hospital room of one of the victims.  As you may recall, a suspected drunk driver plowed into a crowd of pedestrians...
  • SXSW crash: 3rd person, Mississippi woman, dies from injuries

    HOUSTON--A third person injured in last week's South by Southwest crash has died. Sandy Thuy Le, 26, had been treated at University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin, where relatives announced her death Monday. “The Le family and care team...
  • SXSW 2014: Third crash victim dies

    A third person has died of injuries received last week after a car driven by a suspected drunk driver crashed into a crowd during the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, officials said. Sandy Le, 26, of Austin, who had been in critical...
  • Canadian passenger injured in canyon crash

    A 56-year-old Canadian woman was injured when three cars collided in a chain reaction near Laguna Canyon and El Toro roads during heavy traffic Friday afternoon, Laguna Beach police said. The injured passenger, who was riding in a BMW 328i, suffered...
  • Oak Forest officer who died after crash 'loved helping people'

    Oak Forest officer who died after crash 'loved helping people'
    With 34 years on the force, Jim Morrissy was the longest-tenured patrolman in southwest suburban Oak Forest, and Monday, he became the first in the history of the police department to die in the line of duty. Morrissy was struck in his squad car just...