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Transportation Disasters

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  • Ferry victims' parents focus anger on South Korean president

    Ferry victims' parents focus anger on South Korean president
    Parents of youths lost in last month's South Korean ferry sinking have brought their anger to their president’s doorstep. Early Friday, the mothers and fathers of the Sewol ferry victims tried to march on the Blue House, South Korea’s...
  • 1 dead as truck crashes on Beverly Hills road where cop was killed

    1 dead as truck crashes on Beverly Hills road where cop was killed
    At least one person was killed Friday afternoon when a pickup truck was struck by a cement truck in Beverly Hills, the third serious accident in the neighborhood in weeks. Friday's fatal crash was reported about 1:53 p.m. in the 1000 block of Loma Vista...
  • L.A. County deputies to crack down on driving violators in Bellflower

    L.A. County deputies to crack down on driving violators in Bellflower
    The L.A. County Sheriff's Department will be on the lookout next week for motorists violating driving laws in high-crash areas in Bellflower. The Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation is scheduled for next Thursday. The announcement comes less...
  • Judge sentences driver to 15 years in Miami Heat dancer death

    Judge sentences driver to 15 years in Miami Heat dancer death
    Mario Careaga is "selfless," a parade of witnesses told Broward Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes on Monday. He is "responsible." He is "totally upstanding." But he is also guilty of driving drunk and causing the death of Miami Heat dancer Nancy Lopez-Ruiz...
  • Man struck, killed by Metra train in La Grange

    Man struck, killed by Metra train in La Grange
    A 66-year-old man was fatally struck by a Metra train as he apparently tried to cross the train tracks in west suburban La Grange on Tuesday evening, authorities said. The man was struck about 7:25 p.m. by an express train headed outbound from Chicago on...
  • Motorcycle fatalities drop 7% in U.S., 13% in California in 2013

    Motorcycle fatalities drop 7% in U.S., 13% in California in 2013
    Motorcycle fatalities in the U.S. in 2013 appear to have declined, according to a new report. The Governors Highway Safety Assn. says 2013 fatalities are projected to have dropped 7% nationwide and 13% in California from 2012 levels. That's the good...
  • Film Review: 'Next Goal Wins'

    The world's worst international soccer team -- and its dogged attempts to haul itself up from the bottom of the global rankings -- provide a wildly engaging subject in the crowdpleasing documentary "Next Goal Wins." The elements here could hardly be...
  • Letters to the editor

    Power brokers count upon apathy about Symphony Woods Despite my reputation as a community and political activist, I had developed a veil of apathy, indifference and cynicism about Columbia's "politics". Quite frankly, I saw much of the decision-making...
  • Climate change is here [Editorial]

    Climate change is here  [Editorial]
    No matter who or what is ultimately deemed responsible for last week's dramatic landslide that caused a major portion of East 26th Street to collapse onto adjoining CSX tracks, it's clear that unusually heavy rains played a role. The hillside was...
  • 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...
  • City officials promise new focus on infrastructure inspections after landslide

    City officials promise new focus on infrastructure inspections after landslide
    City engineers and surveyors will begin more regularly inspecting infrastructure such as retaining walls and streets near railroad tracks after the collapse of a wall in Charles Village last week, officials said Friday. The initiative will focus on...