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L.A. commuter train hits car, partially derails; 21 hurt

L.A. commuter train hits car, partially derails; 21 hurt

LOS ANGELES - A commuter train slammed into a car at a crossing in front of the University of Southern California on Saturday, seriously injuring the driver and the train's operator. Nineteen passengers on the train suffered lesser injuries. ...
Updated: 25 mins ago

School aide barricaded self in classroom; took off clothes

LEMON GROVE, Calif. – Authorities say an afterschool program assistant kept 14 children inside a California classroom while appearing to be hallucinating on drugs.
Updated: 27 mins ago
Crash victim’s father calls for more focus on pilot welfare

Crash victim’s father calls for more focus on pilot welfare

SISTERON, France – The father of one of the victims of this week’s plane crash in the French Alps called Saturday for airlines to take greater care over pilots’ welfare.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Decorated Boston cop in coma after being shot in face

Decorated Boston cop in coma after being shot in face

BOSTON - A decorated Boston police officer remained in a medically induced coma today, a night after he was shot in the face during a traffic stop that ended when other officers fatally shot his attacker, the city's police commissioner said....
Updated: 1 hour ago

Calif. woman missing for weeks says she was emotionally overwhelmed

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – A 22-year-old college student whose disappearance had police scouring Southern California for weeks said she was overwhelmed with personal problems when she decided to walk away.
Updated: 1 hour ago

University of Oklahoma: Racist chant learned on fraternity cruise

NORMAN, Okla. – The University of Oklahoma’s president says members of a recently disbanded fraternity apparently learned a racist chant during a cruise four years ago sponsored by the fraternity’s national leadership.
Updated: 2 hours ago

Mom of toddler found dead in backpack in Ohio creek pleads guilty

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The mother of a 1-year-old Maryland boy found dead inside a backpack in an Ohio creek pleaded guilty Friday to involuntary manslaughter and evidence tampering.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Former student charged in noose left on integration statue at Ole Miss

Former student charged in noose left on integration statue at Ole Miss

JACKSON, Miss. – A former University of Mississippi student has been indicted on federal charges connected to a noose being put on a statue of the student who integrated the school, the Justice Department said Friday.
Updated: 3 hours ago

Role of pot candy probed in apparent suicide in Colorado

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. – Authorities in Colorado are investigating whether marijuana candy played a role in the suspected suicide of a 22-year-old Oklahoma man.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Critters found in Antarctic ice show how tenacious life is

Critters found in Antarctic ice show how tenacious life is

DECEPTION ISLAND, Antarctica — Deep below the ice, far from the playful penguins and other animals that bring tourists to Antarctica, is a cold and barren world that by all indications should be completely void of life.
Updated: 8 hours ago

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