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August 17, 2014 - 3:49am
1 week 5 days ago

ALTADENA, Calif. (AP) — An 85-year-old man was unharmed Saturday after he crashed his car into a backyard pool, authorities said.

Officers responded around 11:45 a.m. to a report in Altadena of a car crashing into a pool in the 2700 block of Scripps Place, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department told KNBC-TV.

The man was pulling into his garage when the crash occurred, Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Jeff Sims told the San Gabriel Valley...

August 17, 2014 - 2:35am
1 week 5 days ago

CANTON, N.Y. (AP) — More charges are expected soon against a northern New York couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters and sexually abusing them, a prosecutor said Sunday.

Computer hard drives and other potential evidence are still being collected Sunday from the home of Stephen Howells Jr. and Nicole Vaisey, said Mary Rain, district attorney for St. Lawrence County.

The pair was arrested Friday and charged with kidnapping with the...

August 17, 2014 - 2:08am
1 week 5 days ago

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a small airplane crashed near a Northern California airport, killing one person and injuring another.

The El Dorado County Sheriff's office says the Starduster biplane was heading to the Swansboro Country Airport when it crashed about 7 p.m. Saturday.

The Sacramento Bee reports that officials said one man aboard the airplane was pronounced dead when deputies arrived at the scene.

Capt....

August 17, 2014 - 1:09am
1 week 5 days ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A stowaway who was recently ordered to spend 117 days in jail for violating probation by returning to Los Angeles International Airport served a fraction of her sentence when she was released Saturday because of overcrowding.

Marilyn Jean Hartman, 62, was released from the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, California, shortly after 6 p.m., according to jail records.

She was released because of jail overcrowding and a...

August 17, 2014 - 12:15am
1 week 5 days ago

ROSEMEAD, Calif. (AP) — Cemeteries with thirsty lawns are figuring out new ways to conserve water amid California's drought.

Ways to cope include replacing grass with native plants or using recycled water, two steps being taken by Savannah Memorial Park, the oldest nonsectarian cemetery in Southern California.

Groundskeepers there removed grass, put in native plants and started to cover the ground with mulch, which helps keep soil moist....

August 16, 2014 - 11:38pm
1 week 5 days ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Uzo Aduba is an Emmy winner for her breakout role as a prisoner known as "Crazy Eyes" in Netflix's "Orange is the New Black."

The series received two other awards, for casting and picture editing, at the creative arts Emmy ceremony Saturday honoring technical and other achievements.

In an emotional speech, Aduba thanked her mother, who came from Nigeria "to make a better life for her family."

She also thanked...

August 16, 2014 - 11:04pm
1 week 5 days ago

TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (AP) — Maryland police say a 3-year-old girl died from wounds received during a shootout between authorities and the man driving a car she was in.

Police said the man shot at officers and six officers returned fire on two occasions Saturday in Temple Hills, killing him the second time.

After the shooting stopped, officers found the girl in the car, suffering from a gunshot wound. She died later Saturday.

Polices...

August 16, 2014 - 10:50pm
1 week 5 days ago

GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) — A light-rail train in Gresham struck and killed two people, one of whom was in a wheelchair, authorities said.

A person in a motorized mobility device exited the train with a companion at the Gresham City Hall station, the TriMet transportation agency said. The companion jumped on the lap of the person in the wheelchair and hit the controls, propelling both of them into the gap between two train cars just as the train was leaving the station,...

August 16, 2014 - 10:39pm
1 week 5 days ago

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly on Saturday dismissed talk that he needs to do a better job of recruiting players who are better students to avoid the academic problems that have plagued the football program for the past 15 months.

"I think we've brought in the right young men," he said. "I think we have to continue to do a better job educating them. We have to do a better job of providing the resources."

The news conference was...

August 16, 2014 - 10:25pm
1 week 6 days ago

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The federal government is taking the unusual step of beginning to sterilize an endangered species it is trying to save.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service officials say they have to curb the backyard breeding of desert tortoises because the growing population of unwanted pet tortoises diverts resources from efforts to preserve the species in the wild.

Mike Senn, assistant field supervisor for the Fish &Wildlife Service in Nevada,...

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