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  • Fatal bus crash: Authorities seek video, photographs of wreck

    Fatal bus crash: Authorities seek video, photographs of wreck
    California authorities investigating last week’s deadly collision of a FedEx truck and a tour bus filled with high school students are asking for the public’s help in piecing together how the crash occurred. The California Highway Patrol...
  • Fatal bus crash: Student died saving others, school official says

    A student who died in last week's fiery bus crash in Orland, Calif., spent his last moments helping other passengers to safety, officials at his Inglewood charter high school said in a statement. Ismael Jimenez, 18, would have been the first in his...
  • Undersea drone hunt for Malaysian plane foiled by depth

    A U.S. Navy underwater drone sent to search for a missing Malaysian jetliner on the floor of the Indian Ocean had its first mission cut short after exceeding its 4.5 km (2.8 mile) depth limit, Australian search authorities said on Tuesday. The launch...
  • Widespread flooding closes roads, causes landslide in Charles Village

    Widespread flooding closes roads, causes landslide in Charles Village
    A month's worth of rain caused widespread flooding Wednesday, prompting multiple rescues and causing a massive landslide that poured half a dozen cars onto train tracks in Charles Village. More storms were meanwhile possible, with tornado and severe...
  • With region all aboard, SunRail arrives: Editorial

    This morning, the first wave of official passengers boards Central Florida's new commuter train line. Riders will notice brightly painted locomotives bearing a sunshiny logo that reads "SunRail." SunRail — short for the Little Engine That Could....
  • Bus crash victim spent last moments helping others escape

    An 18-year-old student who died in last week's fiery bus crash in Orland, Calif., spent his last moments helping other passengers to safety, officials at his Inglewood charter high school said Monday. Ismael Jimenez, a student at Animo Inglewood Charter...
  • Malaysia plane search undersea could take 2 months

    Malaysia plane search undersea could take 2 months
    A U.S. Navy underwater drone sent to search for a missing Malaysian jetliner on the floor of the Indian Ocean could take up to two months to scour a 230-square-mile area where the plane is believed to have sunk, U.S. search authorities said Tuesday. The...
  • One year later, fatal hit-and-run crash remains unsolved

    One year later, fatal hit-and-run crash remains unsolved
    One night last April, Skylar Marion and two friends set out in the dark, down Pasadena's Mountain Road to a nearby convenience store. It started as a trip for snacks on a Friday night, innocent teenage fun for a boy known to be sweet to his female...
  • Traffic: Eastbound traffic closed on MD 144

    Traffic: Eastbound traffic closed on MD 144
    All eastbound traffic on MD 144 is closed at Triadelphia Road due to emergency roadwork at 7:52 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A single-vehicle crash in Overlea on the inner loop of Interstate 695 at the U.S. 1...
  • Malaysia Airlines plane search goes underwater

    BEIJING — Investigators looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have put away their towed pinger locator and are about to call off searches for surface debris. Now, it's all up to a little yellow robotic submarine to find the missing Boeing 777...
  • 'Blood moon' total lunar eclipse to have crowds looking up tonight

    'Blood moon' total lunar eclipse to have crowds looking up tonight
    Officials at the Griffith Observatory are expecting big crowds for the dark red "blood moon," the first total eclipse of 2014 beginning Monday night. The observatory will be open for visitors, who can look up at the eclipse either from the building...