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  • Colorado woman loses her feet after surviving days in crashed car

    Colorado woman loses her feet after surviving days in crashed car
    A Colorado woman who survived as many as five nights trapped in her car after being hurt in a rollover accident and ultimately required amputation of her feet, remained in critical condition Tuesday afternoon, two days after a couple of people spotted her...
  • Suspect arrested in hit-and-run death of LAPD officer

    Suspect arrested in hit-and-run death of LAPD officer
    A man driving a vehicle that crashed into a Los Angeles police cruiser, killing a veteran officer and seriously injuring another, has been arrested on suspicion of murder, officials said Officer Roberto Sanchez, 32, was killed in a weekend collision...
  • Traffic: Crash cleared from westbound Bay Bridge

    Traffic: Crash cleared from westbound Bay Bridge
    All lanes have been reopened on the westbound Bay Bridge with the clearing of an early morning accident with injury on Wednesday, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. MdTA first reported the multi-vehicle crash at 3:53 a.m., stating that...
  • Video prompts China to ask: Are our elderly turning rotten?

    Video prompts China to ask: Are our elderly turning rotten?
    Are China’s senior citizens turning deviant, or is a cohort of criminals just getting old? That’s the question some Chinese Internet users were asking Wednesday after a video surfaced online apparently showing an elderly woman pretending...
  • Suspect in crash death of LAPD officer knew driver being pursued: sources

    Suspect in crash death of LAPD officer knew driver being pursued: sources
    Investigators piecing together the car crash that killed a Los Angeles police officer Saturday believe the driver involved in the deadly collision is an acquaintance of the man the officer was pursuing when he was struck, sources told The Times. One...
  • Man charged with murder in hit-and-run crash that killed LAPD officer

    Man charged with murder in hit-and-run crash that killed LAPD officer
    A 20-year-old man was charged Wednesday with murder, vehicular manslaughter and other counts in connection with Saturday's hit-and-run crash that killed a Los Angeles police officer and injured another, prosecutors said. Maynor Enrique Varela, of Harbor...
  • A guide to walking tours in Chicago, Evanston

    A guide to walking tours in Chicago, Evanston
    How many times has this happened to you? You're taking out-of-town visitors around the Loop or another popular neighborhood, and they point to a building you've seen thousands of times before and ask "What's that?" You hem and haw while your credibility...
  • Student violinist injured in Northern California crash sues FedEx

    Student violinist injured in Northern California crash sues FedEx
    A student injured in a deadly bus crash last month between a FedEx truck and a charter bus carrying prospective college students to Humboldt State University has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County. Miles Hill, 18, filed a suit Tuesday that seeks...
  • SunRail delayed after train hits landscape trailer in Longwood

    SunRail delayed after train hits landscape trailer in Longwood
    The SunRail commuter line hit a snag Wednesday when one of its trains hit a utility trailer near the Longwood station, causing delays for the new service. No one was hurt in the crash, which happened about 5:30 p.m., but there was a delay of nearly two...
  • States must be warned of risky crude oil shipments, authorities say

    States must be warned of risky crude oil shipments, authorities say
    Calling a "startling" pattern of spills and fires an "imminent hazard," the U.S. Department of Transportation took another small step Wednesday toward addressing the growing risks of shipping oil by rail from the North Dakota region to both coasts....
  • City may pause development in Laguna Canyon; group wants long-term plan

    City may pause development in Laguna Canyon; group wants long-term plan
    The Laguna Beach City Council directed city staff on Tuesday to look into the possibility of a short-term moratorium on development in Laguna Canyon. The council had been listening in recent sessions to residents' concerns about proposed and approved...