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  • Man dies after motorcycle crash on NW Side

    Man dies after motorcycle crash on NW Side
    A  27-year-old man died following a traffic collision between a car and a motorcycle Saturday afternoon on the Northwest Side. The victim, whose name was not being made public yet, was pronounced dead at 4:34 p.m. at Loyola University Medical Center...
  • Third on-duty LAPD officer killed when patrol car is hit by SUV

    Third on-duty LAPD officer killed when patrol car is hit by SUV
    A Los Angeles police officer was killed and another seriously injured in a hit-and-run collision in the Harbor City area early Saturday, the third deadly crash involving an LAPD officer in two months. The officers were making a U-turn to follow a car...
  • Bring on the rubbish

    Tom Freeman, the Stroppy Editor, has tweeted as @SnoozeInBrief: "Simon Heffer warns of 47 'common mistakes' in English. By my count, he has 15 fair points, 13 debatable, 19 rubbish," and I have not the strength to resist so gorgeous a target.  Mr....
  • Murder Mystery: Sea Captain Meets His Fate On A Bridgeport Street

     Murder Mystery: Sea Captain Meets His Fate On A Bridgeport Street
    Navy Captain George Colvocoresses survived yellow fever, explored uncharted islands of the South Pacific Ocean and conducted daring raids on Southern command posts during the Civil War, only to come home to Connecticut and end up dead. The circumstances...
  • For 6 L.A. runners, memory of Boston Marathon bombing is all too fresh

    For 6 L.A. runners, memory of Boston Marathon bombing is all too fresh
    As the first bomb erupted on the sidewalk along Boylston Street at 2:49 p.m. last April, the concussion rippled through Phil Kent's chemotherapy-weakened body. Jennifer Hartman and Renee Opell dug their fingernails into his arms as they froze a half-...
  • South Korea ferry: Divers recover bodies, transcript shows confusion

    SEOUL -- Divers reached the hull of the sunken Sewol ferry Sunday, recovering 16 bodies and bringing the confirmed death toll to 50. With more than 250 people still missing since the ship went down Wednesday, hope of finding survivors has all but...
  • South Korea president: Conduct of ferry crew tantamount to murder

    South Korea president: Conduct of ferry crew tantamount to murder
    South Korean President Park Geun-hye said on Monday the actions of the captain and crew of a ferry that sank last week were tantamount to murder, as authorities arrested four more officers of the vessel. Sixty-four people are known to have died and...
  • Geneva woman killed in motorcycle accident in Kane County

    Geneva woman killed in motorcycle accident in Kane County
    A Geneva woman was killed Saturday afternoon in a motorcycle accident when she struck a guardrail on U.S. Hwy. 20 in unincorporated Plato Township in Kane County, said officials. Sharon Schultz, 54, of the 700 block of Lancaster Lane in Geneva, was...
  • Man critically injured in crash involving motorcycle, semi

    Man critically injured in crash involving motorcycle, semi
    A Wisconsin man was left in critical condition Saturday following an accident involving a Yamaha motorcycle and a truck near Richmond Township in McHenry County. According to preliminary reports, shortly after 5 p.m., a 2011 Freightliner tractor-trailer...
  • Palmdale teen killed when suspected drunk driver crashes into house

    A 20-year-old man was arrested early Sunday after crashing his sports utility vehicle into a Palmdale apartment building, killing a 16-year-old girl while she slept, authorities said. Roberto Rodriguez, of Palmdale, was booked on suspicion of...
  • Pedestrian struck on shoulder of Laurel road

    Pedestrian struck on shoulder of Laurel road
    A 50-year-old Silver Spring woman was in serious but stable condition Sunday after being struck by a car on the shoulder of a road in Laurel Saturday night, Howard County police said. At about 9:48 p.m. Saturday, a 2007 Volvo XC90 driven by a 58-year-...