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Transportation Disasters

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  • South Korea ferry sinking: Arrest warrants sought for captain, 2 crew

    ANSAN, South Korea – Prosecutors asked a court Friday to issue arrest warrants for the captain and two crew members of a ferry that capsized off the southern coast of South Korea, leaving 28 people confirmed dead and 268 missing, most of them...
  • South Korea ferry: Death toll at 36; hope fades for finding survivors

    SEOUL — The official death toll in South Korea’s ferry disaster rose to 36 early Sunday. In a sign that hope had run out for finding survivors, authorities have asked relatives of the missing to provide DNA samples to expedite the task of...
  • Woman motorcyclist killed in collision with suspected drunk driver

    A 43-year-old female motorcyclist died after she was struck by a suspected drunk driver early Saturday morning in Gramercy Park in South Los Angeles, authorities said. Lisa McAllister of Long Beach was on a group ride with a local motorcycle group on...
  • Traffic: All traffic closed on U.S. 40 in Rosedale

    Traffic: All traffic closed on U.S. 40 in Rosedale
    A single vehicle crash on U.S. 40 in Rosedale has shut down all traffic between Berk Avenue and Todds Lane for more than two hours on Tuesday since first reported by the state Department of Transportation at 6:41 a.m. DOT also reported that all...
  • Rail workers' health issues are a growing safety concern

    Visibility was 10 miles and the morning sun had pushed the temperature close to 90 as Danny Joe Hall guided his mile-long Union Pacific freight train east through the grasslands of the Oklahoma Panhandle. Near the farming town of Goodwell, federal...
  • Prosecutors extend Korea ferry captain's detention as death toll rises

    Prosecutors extend Korea ferry captain's detention as death toll rises
    South Korean prosecutors investigating a ferry disaster said on Sunday they would seek to extend the detention of the ship's captain and two other crew by 10 days as they tried to determine the cause of an accident that may claim more than 300 lives. The...
  • For 6 L.A. runners, memory of Boston Marathon bombing is all too fresh

    For 6 L.A. runners, memory of Boston Marathon bombing is all too fresh
    As the first bomb erupted on the sidewalk along Boylston Street at 2:49 p.m. last April, the concussion rippled through Phil Kent's chemotherapy-weakened body. Jennifer Hartman and Renee Opell dug their fingernails into his arms as they froze a half-...
  • South Korea ferry: Divers recover bodies, transcript shows confusion

    SEOUL -- Divers reached the hull of the sunken Sewol ferry Sunday, recovering 16 bodies and bringing the confirmed death toll to 50. With more than 250 people still missing since the ship went down Wednesday, hope of finding survivors has all but...
  • Man critically injured in crash involving motorcycle, semi

    Man critically injured in crash involving motorcycle, semi
    A Wisconsin man was left in critical condition Saturday following an accident involving a Yamaha motorcycle and a truck near Richmond Township in McHenry County. According to preliminary reports, shortly after 5 p.m., a 2011 Freightliner tractor-trailer...
  • Palmdale teen killed when suspected drunk driver crashes into house

    A 20-year-old man was arrested early Sunday after crashing his sports utility vehicle into a Palmdale apartment building, killing a 16-year-old girl while she slept, authorities said. Roberto Rodriguez, of Palmdale, was booked on suspicion of...
  • Pedestrian struck on shoulder of Laurel road

    Pedestrian struck on shoulder of Laurel road
    A 50-year-old Silver Spring woman was in serious but stable condition Sunday after being struck by a car on the shoulder of a road in Laurel Saturday night, Howard County police said. At about 9:48 p.m. Saturday, a 2007 Volvo XC90 driven by a 58-year-...