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  • Conflicting accounts of moments before FedEx truck, tour bus crash

    Conflicting accounts of moments before FedEx truck, tour bus crash
    ORLAND, Calif. — Two conflicting eyewitness accounts emerged Saturday as investigators delved deeper into the cause of the horrific collision between a truck and a charter bus that killed 10 and cast a pall over a college-acceptance trip to Humboldt...
  • Collapse symbolizes deterioration of Baltimore's illustrious railroad past

    Collapse symbolizes deterioration of Baltimore's illustrious railroad past
    For nearly two centuries, Baltimore has been a railroad town, its great eastern port and once-thriving industries sustained by the network of freight lines running inland. That legacy, however, ebbed over time as the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad was...
  • As LAPD mourns officer's death in collision, key questions arise

    As LAPD mourns officer's death in collision, key questions arise
    Los Angeles police investigators were working Saturday morning to unravel the details of an early morning hit-and-run collision that killed one officer and left another in critical condition. Speaking at a morning news conference, LAPD Chief Charlie...
  • David Gordon selected mayor

    David Gordon selected mayor
    After eight years of serving on the Burbank City Council, David Gordon was selected — for the first time — to serve as the city’s mayor. Gordon has been elected three times in the last eight years yet has been passed over multiple...
  • Bus crash: Report of fire in FedEx truck, no skid marks add to mystery

    ORLAND, Calif. -- Investigators probing the collision of a FedEx freight truck and a charter bus that killed 10 were dealing with disparate clues, including reports that the truck was on fire before the crash as well as evidence that its driver appeared...
  • LAPD officer killed in crash, 2nd officer seriously hurt

    LAPD officer killed in crash, 2nd officer seriously hurt
    One Los Angeles police officer died and another was hurt in a hit-and-run collision in Harbor City on Saturday morning. It marks the third death of an LAPD officer in as many months. In March, an officer was killed in a crash involving a truck in...
  • Bring on the rubbish

    Tom Freeman, the Stroppy Editor, has tweeted as @SnoozeInBrief: "Simon Heffer warns of 47 'common mistakes' in English. By my count, he has 15 fair points, 13 debatable, 19 rubbish," and I have not the strength to resist so gorgeous a target.  Mr....
  • Third on-duty LAPD officer killed when patrol car is hit by SUV

    Third on-duty LAPD officer killed when patrol car is hit by SUV
    A Los Angeles police officer was killed and another seriously injured in a hit-and-run collision in the Harbor City area early Saturday, the third deadly crash involving an LAPD officer in two months. The officers were making a U-turn to follow a car...
  • Man dies after motorcycle crash on NW Side

    Man dies after motorcycle crash on NW Side
    A  27-year-old man died following a traffic collision between a car and a motorcycle Saturday afternoon on the Northwest Side. The victim, whose name was not being made public yet, was pronounced dead at 4:34 p.m. at Loyola University Medical Center...
  • Driver faces DUI charge in fatal Lake Shore Drive crash

    Driver faces DUI charge in fatal Lake Shore Drive crash
    A woman who died after the taxi in which she was riding was hit by a suspected drunken driver going the wrong way on Lake Shore Drive was about to graduate from University of Chicago Law School, authorities said Saturday afternoon. The driver, whose...
  • Best Defense Against Advancing Sea? Retreat

    Best Defense Against Advancing Sea? Retreat
    When I first visited Dock & Dine, a notable waterfront restaurant in Old Saybrook, I was struck by its extreme exposure to Long Island Sound, the fury of river flooding, coastal storms and shifting sands. It leans into the nor'easters coming off the Sound...