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Strong winds, steep terrain hamper crews battling Los Angeles area's first major fire of the year

Jun. 17, 2024 00:17 AM EDT

GORMAN, Calif. (AP) — Strong winds pushed flames through dry brush in mountains along Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles on Sunday, and officials warned residents in the wildfire's path to be prepared to leave if it explodes in size again. Los Angeles County's first major wildfire...

2 killed when vintage plane crashes during Father's Day event at Southern California airfield

Jun. 16, 2024 17:49 PM EDT

CHINO, Calif. (AP) — Two people were killed aboard a vintage plane that crashed and burst into flames near a Southern California airfield during a weekend Father's Day event hosted by an air museum, authorities said Sunday. The Federal Aviation Administration said the twin-engine...

'Tank' Davis knocks out Martin in the 8th round to keep WBA lightweight title

Jun. 16, 2024 01:42 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gervonta “Tank” Davis made a triumphant return to the ring after more than a year away, once again showing why he is one of the top pound-for-pound boxers. Armed with a punching power not typically associated with a lightweight, Davis made full use if his...

Today in History: June 16, Donald Trump launches presidential campaign

Jun. 16, 2024 00:15 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 16, the 168th day of 2024. There are 198 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 16, 2015, real estate mogul Donald Trump launched his successful campaign to become president of the United...

Victim identified in Southern California homicide case, 41 years after her remains were found

Jun. 15, 2024 17:31 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A victim whose skull was found by children in a Southern California city in 1983 has been identified 41 years after her remains were first discovered, authorities said. The Orange County Sheriff's Department identified the victim Friday as Maritza Glean...

California's Democratic leaders clash with businesses over curbing retail theft. Here's what to know

Jun. 15, 2024 00:21 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With retail theft increasing, California Democratic leadership is clashing with a coalition of law enforcement and business groups in a fierce political fight over how to crack down on the problem. State lawmakers are trying to preserve progressive policies and stay away...

Firefighter killed in explosion while battling front end loader fire in Southern California

Jun. 14, 2024 23:33 PM EDT

LITTLEROCK, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles County firefighter was killed and another was injured Friday after responding to a vehicle fire at a quarry in a desert community north of Los Angeles, authorities said. An explosion occurred shortly after a firefighting crew arrived at the...

Couple rescued from desert near California's Joshua Tree National Park after running out of water

Jun. 14, 2024 22:18 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A couple hiking in the desert south of Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California was rescued after running out of water, authorities said. On Sunday, the man called 911 and reported that his girlfriend was dehydrated and weak, according to a...

A Southwest Airlines plane that did a 'Dutch roll' suffered structural damage, investigators say

Jun. 14, 2024 18:46 PM EDT

A Boeing 737 Max suffered damage to parts of the plane's structure after it went into a “Dutch roll” during a Southwest Airlines flight last month, U.S. investigators said Friday. The incident happened as the jet cruised at 34,000 feet from Phoenix to Oakland, California, on May...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 14, 2024 14:48 PM EDT

Boston Globe. June 9, 2024. Editorial: No-heavy-lifting committees a symptom of a bigger problem in Beacon Hill Extra pay for lawmakers has helped concentrate power in the hands of a very few at the top. The Massachusetts Legislature is beginning to...