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Records: Boat on Which 34 Died Exempt From Safety Rules

LOS ANGELES — The diving boat that caught fire on Labor Day off Southern California, killing 34 people, was among hundreds of small vessels exempted by the U.S. Coast Guard from stricter safety rules designed to make it easier for …

Former Police Officer, Insurance Analyst Among B-17 Victims

HARTFORD, Conn. — A former police officer and an insurance analyst were among the seven people killed in the crash of a B-17 bomber at a Connecticut airport, officials and relatives said Thursday. The World War II-era plane with 13 …

Smoke Detectors Allowed 3 to Escape California House Fire

Southern California firefighters say smoke detectors woke three people who safely escaped flames enveloping their Mojave Desert home. The garage was fully engulfed in flames that were spreading to the 2,500-square-foot Hesperia home when San Bernardino County firefighters arrived at …

Semi Crashes in Utah, Millions of Bees Escape

A truck hauling millions of bees overturned in southern Utah and authorities are trying to capture the swarming insects. The Deseret News says the tractor-trailer was carrying an estimated 25 million bees when it overturned on the highway near St. …

Family Escapes From Burning Rental Jeep in Hawaii

A family of tourists is safe after escaping from a burning rental jeep on a dirt road on Kauai. The Kauai Fire Department says the family of four had crossed the Wailua Stream off Loop Road Sunday and had gone …