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  • 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...
  • LAPD Chief Beck: Driver 'intentionally' used SUV to ram, kill officer

    LAPD Chief Beck: Driver 'intentionally' used SUV to ram, kill officer
    Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck on Thursday said a 20-year-old man "intentionally committed homicide" when he rammed his SUV into a squad car, killing one officer and injuring another. Appearing with Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey...
  • 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...
  • Motorcyclist killed in collision with deer in San Diego County

    Motorcyclist killed in collision with deer in San Diego County
    A motorcycle rider was killed early Thursday in a collision with a deer in southern San Diego County, the California Highway Patrol said. A 45-year-old man from Potrero was riding a 2007 Harley Davidson along State Route 94 near Tecate when the incident...
  • Woman was half naked on husband's lap during fatal crash

    Woman was half naked on husband's lap during fatal crash
    A Florida woman was naked from the waist down sitting on her husband's lap when he crashed their car into a canal, according to the Sun-Sentinel. The crash that killed Amanda Notebaert happened in March in Loxahatchee. The couple, both naked from the...
  • Man killed when hit by Amtrak train in Baltimore

    Man killed when hit by Amtrak train in Baltimore
    A man was killed when he was struck by an Amtrak train in Baltimore Monday night, authorities said. The victim was found dead on the tracks near a MARC station in the 400 block of N. Smallwood St. after being struck by the train around 9:30 p.m.,...
  • Off-duty LAPD officer killed on same street where cop died in March

    Off-duty LAPD officer killed on same street where cop died in March
    An off-duty Los Angeles police officer was killed Friday afternoon when his pickup was struck by a cement truck in Beverly Hills on the same street where an officer was killed two months ago. Cmdr. Andrew Smith confirmed the person killed in the crash...
  • Virginia hot air balloon involved in fiery crash

    Virginia hot air balloon involved in fiery crash
    The Federal Aviation Administration said a hot air balloon struck a power line, caught fire and crashed to the ground Friday, leaving the three people inside the burning gondola unaccounted for on the eve of an inaugural balloon festival in Doswell, Va....
  • Two LAPD officers hurt in three-car accident in Westwood

    Two Los Angeles police officers were injured Friday evening in a three-car accident at Selby Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood, authorities said. The crash occurred about 6:45 p.m. One officer was taken to the hospital in serious condition. His...
  • L.A. police detective killed in another Loma Vista Drive collision

    L.A. police detective killed in another Loma Vista Drive collision
    An off-duty Los Angeles police detective was killed Friday afternoon when his pickup collided with a cement truck in Beverly Hills on the same street where a fellow officer died in a similar crash two months ago. Cmdr. Andrew Smith said the 25-year LAPD...
  • LAPD chief in 'disbelief' after another officer is killed on Beverly Hills road

    LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said he was in "disbelief" when he learned Friday that another of his officers was killed in a crash on the same winding Beverly Hills road where an officer died on duty two months ago. The crashes occurred just 25 yards apart on...