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Haz-Mat Teams Responds to Train that Derails in SoCal Desert, Leaking Alcohol

LUDLOW, Calif. (AP) — A freight train derailed in the Southern California desert on Wednesday, sending more than 40 rail cars crashing into the sand, authorities said. Nobody was hurt and there was no fire when the BNSF Railway train …

Crash Kills 13 on Route for Illegal Border Crossings

HOLTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Barely a mile from where an SUV packed with 25 people struck a tractor-trailer — killing 13 inside — a cemetery with unmarked bricks is a burial ground for migrants who died crossing the border from …

Doctor Appears in Court Video Call While Performing Surgery

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Medical Board of California said it would investigate a plastic surgeon who appeared in a videoconference for his traffic violation trial while operating. The Sacramento Bee reports Dr. Scott Green appeared Thursday for his Sacramento …

Fire Visible Across Los Angeles Burns Commercial Yard, Buses

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — A huge fire visible across Los Angeles burned stacks of pallets in a commercial yard and buses parked in a neighboring lot early Friday. The inferno erupted in Compton before dawn and created a massive column …

Wildfire Victims Sue Former PG&E Executives Alleging Neglect

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — A trust representing more than 80,000 victims of deadly wildfires ignited by Pacific Gas and Electric’s rickety electrical grid is suing nearly two dozen of the utility’s former executives and board members, alleging they neglected …

Lawsuits Filed Against Auto Insurers Over Rates In Pandemic

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Class action lawsuits were filed in Nevada against 10 major auto insurance companies on Tuesday, contending that the companies charged excessive insurance premiums during the pandemic by failing to account for a drop in driving and …

Road Where Tiger Woods Crashed is Known for High Speeds

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (AP) — The steep stretch of road where Tiger Woods’ car hopped a median, rolled and crashed Tuesday is known for drivers hitting speeds so high that there is an emergency exit for runaway vehicles just …

Berry Grower to Pay $350K For Manager Assaults on Employees

SEATTLE (AP) — A berry grower will pay $350,000 to Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office due to an ex-manager’s assaults and alleged sexual harassment of female employees over at least seven years. The Seattle Times reports the money, …

Three Children Taken to Hospital After Car Hits Daycare Center

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A car accidentally drove through a wall and into the classroom of a daycare facility north of Los Angeles on Monday and three children were taken to a hospital for evaluation although no major injuries …

Thefts Of Catalytic Converters Spike Amid Pandemic

DENVER (AP) — All Rebecca Hayes wanted were some bagels from Rosenberg’s. But when got into her 2007 Prius on recently, the usual silence of an electric vehicle was replaced by what sounded like a Harley-Davidson. “I came out in …

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