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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....
  • Traffic: Collision on outer loop of I-695

    Traffic: Collision on outer loop of I-695
    A collision on the outer loop of Interstate 695 in Lochearn prior to I-795 has closed the outer loop left shoulder at 8:53 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A single-vehicle crash with injury on the outer loop of I-...
  • Truck in hit-and-run that killed toddler is found; witnesses sought

    Truck in hit-and-run that killed toddler is found; witnesses sought
    San Bernardino police say they’ve found the truck that struck and killed a 2-year-old girl earlier this month, and hope the break in the case will help track down its driver, who fled the scene. Asianae Thomas died from her injuries May 7 at...
  • LAPD officer funeral today closes streets in downtown L.A.

    LAPD officer funeral today closes streets in downtown L.A.
    Commuters could face some traffic delays in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday morning as streets close for the funeral of an LAPD officer killed in a Harbor City crash. Streets surrounding the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels were closed around 6 a....
  • Protests erupt in Turkey as death toll at coal mine reaches 245

    Protests erupt in Turkey as death toll at coal mine reaches 245
    As the death toll from one of Turkey’s worst mining disasters climbed to more than 200 on Wednesday, questions were being asked about why lawmakers rejected a parliamentary motion to investigate mine safety two weeks ago. At least 245 miners...
  • Pair gets jail for stealing luggage amid chaos of Asiana jet crash

    A couple who stole stranded luggage from passengers diverted away from San Francisco International Airport last year because of the Asiana Airlines crash have been sentenced to jail. Sean Sharif Crudup, 44, and Raychas Elizabeth Thomas, 32 -- both...
  • Beck mourns loss of LAPD officer; 'today the grief is different'

    Beck mourns loss of LAPD officer; 'today the grief is different'
    For the third time in two months, hundreds of police officers filled a downtown Los Angeles cathedral Wednesday morning to bid an emotional farewell to an LAPD officer killed in a car crash. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Police Chief Charlie Beck and...
  • Deputies search for man who injured 3 in shooting at Lakewood mall

    Deputies search for man who injured 3 in shooting at Lakewood mall
    The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is continuing its investigation into a shooting in the Lakewood Center mall parking lot that left three people -- at least two of them bystanders -- injured.  The incident was reported around 8:50 p.m. Tuesday...
  • During Bike Week, a reminder that cyclists have a long way to go

    During Bike Week, a reminder that cyclists have a long way to go
    Anyone who pedals her bike on the road rightly expects to enjoy the full protection of the law. Tragically, the San Francisco district attorney’s decision this week not to press charges against a driver who was obviously — as in, there’s...