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  • Renting a car for your European trip

    Renting a car for your European trip
    Even with Europe's super-efficient public transportation system, there are times when it makes sense to rent a car. Having your own wheels is ideal for getting to more remote or rural places (that aren't covered as well by public transportation): England'...
  • Funeral services set for LAPD officer killed in Harbor City crash

    Funeral services set for LAPD officer killed in Harbor City crash
    For the third time in two months, funeral services for a Los Angeles police officer will be held at a downtown L.A. cathedral.  The public funeral Mass for Officer Roberto Sanchez -- a six-year department veteran killed May 3 when an SUV struck his...
  • Car crashes into Albertsons on Harbor Boulevard

    A Costa Mesa man fell asleep while driving and crashed into the front wall of an Albertsons supermarket over the weekend, authorities said Monday. Costa Mesa police Lt. Greg Scott said Alan Edward Roberts, 48, was asleep when he rammed his car into the...
  • Fund established for Vernon Hills girl who survived crash that killed family

    Fund established for Vernon Hills girl who survived crash that killed family
    Rinka Hirayama was a cheerful 9-year-old before the accident that took the lives of her parents and brother — and she still is, those who know her say. Rinka suffered a broken arm and internal bleeding in the crash that killed the rest of her...
  • Seniors on the Go: Prevention key to foiling baggage loss

    Seniors on the Go: Prevention key to foiling baggage loss
    You arrive at your airport, claim your baggage, go home and start to unpack, only to find that the heirloom silver cup your grandmother passed on to you is missing. Who was responsible? And what should you do now? Although I've never had anything lifted...
  • Severn woman pleads guilty to negligent driving in fatal crash

    Severn woman pleads guilty to negligent driving in fatal crash
    A 21-year-old woman police had accused of distracted driving in a fatal 2013 crash in Anne Arundel County pleaded guilty Monday to a lesser traffic charge and was fined $500 after prosecutors acknowledged they couldn't prove she had been texting during...
  • Two killed in West Side shootings; 9 others wounded across city

    Two killed in West Side shootings; 9 others wounded across city
    A car chase that started near Wicker Park ended in West Town with a three-car crash and a shooting that left a 19-year-old man dead, according to police. At least 10 other people were shot, one fatally, across the city since about 7:30 p.m. Friday....
  • Stevenson High student, parents die in crash

    Stevenson High student, parents die in crash
    A Stevenson High School student and his parents were killed when their car was struck by a vehicle being chased by police in Arizona, officials announced Monday. The Lincolnshire school is mourning the death of Yuki Hirayama, a 16-year-old sophomore,...
  • Beverly Hills reviews traffic safety laws after LAPD cops killed

    Beverly Hills reviews traffic safety laws after LAPD cops killed
    Traffic officers are preventing large trucks from using a steep, winding road in Beverly Hills after crashes there killed two Los Angeles police officers in three months. City officials have put a 30-day moratorium on heavy-hauling trucks from...
  • Three dead in crash on I-83 ramp onto outer loop of beltway

    Three dead in crash on I-83 ramp onto outer loop of beltway
    Three people were killed in a single-car crash on a ramp at the intersection of two major Baltimore freeways Tuesday afternoon, State Police said. Early investigation suggested the vehicle was traveling southbound on Interstate 83 when, for reasons which...
  • FDA approves 'rescue pen' aimed at curbing painkiller deaths

    Federal officials said Thursday they hoped a new "rescue pen" would help reduce the death toll from overdoses involving prescription painkillers. The Food and Drug Administration approved the sale, by prescription, of the prefilled auto-injector of...