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Amtrak Train Strikes, Kills Pedestrian Near Los Angeles

Authorities say a man has died after being struck by an Amtrak train near Los Angeles. Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey told the Orange County Register that Amtrak train 792 was on route to San Diego when it …

Wild Weather Leaves 1 Dead in Texas; Tornados, Flooding Reported

Several tornadoes ripped through the northern part of Texas, leaving one person dead and others unaccounted for in a sparsely populated area over the weekend, authorities said. One of the tornadoes on Saturday shattered homes in a rural area south …

Storms Sweep Through Oklahoma with Tornadoes, Hail

Oklahoma Attorney General Pruitt announced that Oklahoma’s Emergency Price Stabilization Act is now in effect for 25 Oklahoma counties after Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency due to tornadoes, severe storms, straight-line winds and flooding that hit the …

Fatal Houston Fender-Bender Shows Shortcomings of Recalls

By the time Carlos Solis IV laid eyes on the silver Honda Accord in a Texas used-car lot last April, the sedan had changed hands twice, been in at least two crashes and still had a defective air bag that …

California Bus Crash That Killed 1 Was Its 2nd Wreck Of Day

A tour bus that drifted off a Northern California interstate and crashed onto its roof, killing a 33-year-old man and injuring 30 others, was the vehicle’s second wreck in a day, authorities said. The bus was en route from Los …

Lyft Rideshare Passenger Dies in California Crash

A spokeswoman for rideshare service Lyft says one of its drivers was involved in a multi-car crash in Northern California that left a man dead. California Highway Patrol officials said the driver was giving a ride to two passengers early …

Michigan Evaluates Pedestrian Bridge Replacement

The state says it’s evaluating whether to replace a pedestrian bridge over a Detroit freeway that was pulled down recently by a trash truck. The Detroit Free Press reports the Michigan Department of Transportation is working to estimate damage and …

California Earthquake Claims First Death

A 65-year-old woman who suffered a head injury when a television struck her during last month’s earthquake in California’s wine country has died – the first death attributed to the magnitude-6.0 temblor, sheriff’s officials said. Laurie Anne Thompson was at …

Iowa Woman Files Suit After Husband Is Blown Out of Plane

A woman has filed a lawsuit against an Iowa skydiving company and pilot following the death of her husband, who was pulled out of an airplane door and fell to his death. Attorneys for Cindy Kidrowski, of Brooklyn, filed the …

Deadly Wildfire Spreads in Oklahoma, 1,000 Evacuate

Firefighters facing another hot and windy forecast worked on May 5 to battle a large wildfire in central Oklahoma that destroyed at least six homes and left one person dead after a controlled burn spread out of control. The wildfire …