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  • 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...
  • Vernon Hills girl whose family died in crash expected to recover

    Vernon Hills girl whose family died in crash expected to recover
    A 9-year-old Vernon Hills girl who survived a horrific car crash that killed her family is expected to make a full recovery, officials said Tuesday. Rinka Hirayama was in fair condition at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, a spokeswoman there said. The...
  • Rio de Janeiro police face 'image problem'

    Rio de Janeiro police face 'image problem'
    RIO DE JANEIRO — As the 2014 World Cup tournament nears, efforts to reform Rio de Janeiro's police forces remain, like many of the Brazilian soccer stadiums themselves, a work in progress. Seeking to improve public safety, police have...
  • State to tighten rules for sex-offender screening

     A team of mental health experts examined the cases of four sex predators profiled in a Sun Sentinel investigation last month and concluded the state missed crucial danger signs that could have kept three of them locked up.     One went on to rape an...
  • LAX shooting response criticized in report

    LAX shooting response criticized in report
    The emergency response to November's deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport was hampered by poor communications and a lack of coordination between agencies, problems that contributed to a chaotic evacuation and delays reaching victims,...
  • NHTSA opens probe into brake failures of Toyota Camry hybrid sedans

    NHTSA opens probe into brake failures of Toyota Camry hybrid sedans
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a probe into intermittent brake failure in the 2007 and 2008 Toyota Camry hybrid sedan. Dozens of consumers have complained to the agency about the problem, asking it to force Toyota Motor...
  • Democratic chairman says sheriff in "learning curve" and will get better

    Democratic chairman says sheriff in "learning curve" and will get better
    Original blog post | 2:32 p.m. Updated with Israel comments | 4:29 p.m. Broward Democratic Chairman Mitch Ceasar, commenting Tuesday on Sheriff Scott Israel’s first eight months in office, said the sheriff is experiencing a steep learning...
  • Safety regulators probe airbag deployments in Honda Odyssey vans

    Safety regulators probe airbag deployments in Honda Odyssey vans
    Federal safety regulators have opened a probe, looking at whether airbags are deploying without warning in about 320,000 Honda Odyssey vans from the 2003 and 2004 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it has received six...
  • Getting busy: Economic development rises to the top of Boca's priorities

    Getting busy: Economic development rises to the top of Boca's priorities
    Cultivating Boca business is now at the top of the city's to-do list. After a three-day marathon of goal-setting meetings that ended Friday, one of the council's chief priorities is getting the Houston's Restaurant built on city-owned property at the...
  • Senate committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' fixes

    Senate committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' fixes
    TALLAHASSEE -- Lawmakers advanced changes to Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law Tuesday in the wake of the George Zimmerman trial and a summer of protests after his acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. But gun-rights groups...
  • Let's get illegal vendors of bunnies and turtles off L.A.'s streets

    Let's get illegal vendors of bunnies and turtles off L.A.'s streets
    One of the trickier problems in animal welfare is stopping the illegal sale of underage rabbits, kittens, turtles, birds and other exotic animals on street corners in Los Angeles. The area outside Santee Alley, the popular and densely filled open-air...