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  • Scores of Europe-bound Africa migrants die in recent boat crossings

    Seeking to take advantage of calmer seasonal waters, more migrants from Africa are trying to cross to Europe from Libya in recent weeks — and more than 100 are believed to have drowned when three boats sank in the Mediterranean. Libyan officials...
  • In Syria, Homs residents salvage belongings after rebels leave

    The people of war-battered central Homs came Sunday to salvage what remained of their belongings and residences after years of conflict and siege. Most found little beyond devastated homes, looted businesses and a handful of tokens from better times....
  • Five killed when van lands on top of car in Hesperia

    Five killed when van lands on top of car in Hesperia
    Five people, including three children, were killed when a van veered into oncoming traffic in Hesperia early Sunday, struck another vehicle and landed on top of the car. The crash occurred shortly before 7 a.m. when the driver of the van traveling...
  • Third body found after Virginia hot-air balloon crash

    The third and final victim of a fatal hot-air balloon crash in a rural, heavily wooded area of Virginia has been found, officials announced. The remains of the balloon's last missing passenger were discovered near the Caroline Pines subdivision in...
  • Woman arrested in alleged hit-and-run that left a pedestrian dead

    A Los Angeles woman was apprehended Sunday in connection with an alleged hit-and-run hours earlier that left a pedestrian dead in South Los Angeles, police said. Vernice Taylor, 56, was arrested about 5 a.m. on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, ...
  • Officials: Proviso East H.S. closed following extra-alarm fire

    Officials: Proviso East H.S. closed following extra-alarm fire
    Officials said this afternoon that classes at Proviso East High School are canceled Monday and Tuesday following an extra-alarm fire that damaged at least 10 rooms at the school. The fire broke out about 9 p.m. Saturday on the second level of the high...
  • NBC presents 2014-15 fall schedule, new shows

    NBC presents 2014-15 fall schedule, new shows
    NBC presented its 2014-15 prime-time lineup Sunday, introducing three new comedies and three new dramas. The fall schedule also moves crime drama "The Blacklist" to Thursday nights in February. In total, NBC picked up five new dramas, seven new comedies,...
  • Shootings across city overnight injure 8, 1 dies in police shooting

    Shootings across city overnight injure 8, 1 dies in police shooting
    Overnight shootings across the city left at least eight people wounded, including a 15-year-old boy, in addition to a man shot to death by police, authorities said. The 15-year-old, the youngest person shot overnight, was injured in a shooting about 11:...
  • Pedestrian struck in hit-and-run incident in Brooklyn Park

    Pedestrian struck in hit-and-run incident in Brooklyn Park
    A pedestrian was struck in a hit-and-run incident in Brooklyn Park early Sunday morning, Anne Arundel County Police said. About 2 a.m. Sunday, officers were called to assist a man whose right arm had been struck by a passing vehicle, according to Lt....
  • Grief hangs over department as LAPD mourns fallen officers

    Grief hangs over department as LAPD mourns fallen officers
    It was Friday afternoon when Los Angeles Police Cmdr. Andrew Smith noticed the voicemail, a message from a friend in the Fire Department. His friend was at the scene of a crash in Beverly Hills. "I'm really sorry to hear about the death of your officer,...
  • Man critically injured, suspect in custody after attempted car theft in Hyde Park

    Man critically injured, suspect in custody after attempted car theft in Hyde Park
    A 34-year-old man was critically injured this morning after he was run over when he tried to stop a teen from stealing his BMW from a Hyde Park neighborhood gas station, according to police and a witness. The incident happened at the BP gas station at...