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Metro commits $1.4 billion for Gold Line extension to Claremont but is $249 million short

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Elon Musk winning over LA politicians for underground tunnel network

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, famous for altering the realms of space travel and cars with SpaceX and Tesla, is winning political support in Los Angeles for his next innovation. Musk’s plan to build a near-supersonic, environmentall...

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  • Automotive accidents

    Driver in Uptown Whittier plows into three parked cars, sparks blaze

    WHITTIER >> A man driving through Uptown Whittier hit several parked cars Wednesday, causing one to burst into flames and singeing the side of a business. The crash occurred in the 6500 block of Greenleaf Avenue around 1:30 p.m. Officer John Scoggins, a spokesman for the Whittier Police Department, said the man was driving northbound on Greenleaf Avenue when he veered to the right and struck four parked cars. The blaze started in one car, then spread to the other...

    Ruby Gonzales

  • Automotive accidents

    1 dead in crash near London mosque suspected as terrorism

    LONDON >> A vehicle struck pedestrians near a mosque in north London early Monday morning, killing one man and injuring 10 other people in what police are investigating as a terrorist incident. Police said the 48-year-old man who was driving the car has been arrested and taken to a hospital as a precaution. He will be given a mental health evaluation. The crash occurred at a time when the multiethnic neighborhood was crowded with Muslims leaving the Finsbury Park mosque...

    By Gregory Katz The Associated Press|

  • Maritime accidents

    Navy confirms 7 died in USS Fitzgerald collision off Japan

    YOKOSUKA, Japan >> The U.S. Navy has identified the seven sailors who died when their destroyer collided with a container ship off Japan on Saturday. Seven crew members were unaccounted for after the collision flooded berths with seawater. Navy divers recovered the bodies after the severely damaged USS Fitzgerald returned to a Navy base in Yokosuka, Japan, aided by tugboats. The Japan-based 7th Fleet identified the victims on Monday as Gunner’s Mate Seaman Dakota...

    By Mari Yamaguchi and Tammy Webber The Associated Press|

  • Maritime accidents

    Bodies of missing sailors found by Navy divers in aftermath of ship collision near Japan

    YOKOSUKA, Japan >> Navy divers found the bodies of missing sailors Sunday aboard the stricken USS Fitzgerald that collided with a container ship in the busy sea off Japan, the Navy said. Searchers gained access to the spaces that were damaged during the collision and brought the remains to Naval Hospital Yokosuka where they will be identified, the Navy said in a statement. Seven sailors had been missing, but Yoko Kato, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Navy in Yokosuka, said not all...

    By Eugene Hoshiko and Koju Ueda Associated Press|

  • Navy

    US, Japan search for 7 Navy sailors, puzzle over ship crash

    YOKOSUKA, Japan >> U.S. and Japanese vessels and aircraft searched Saturday for seven American sailors who were missing after their Navy destroyer collided before dawn with a container ship four times its size off the coast of Japan. The USS Fitzgerald was back at its home port in Yokosuka Naval Base south of Tokyo by sunset Saturday, its crew lined up on deck. The Philippine-flagged container ship was berthed at Tokyo’s Oi wharf, where officials began questioning crew...

    By EUGENE HOSHIKO and KOJI UEDA Associated Press|

  • Automotive accidents

    Car slams into apartment building in Monterey Park

    MONTEREY PARK >> A two-vehicle crash sent one car careening into a Monterey Park apartment building on Thursday afternoon, but resulted in no significant injuries, authorities said. The collision took place just after 2:40 p.m. at the corner of Ridgecrest and Brightwood streets, Monterey Park police Sgt. Bob Hung said. “One vehicle was traveling north on Ridgecrest Street, at the intersection of Brightwood Street, when it collided with another vehicle which was...

    Brian Day

  • Aviation accidents and incidents

    Blimp crashes at US Open in Wisconsin

    ERIN, Wis. >> The pilot of a blimp is “OK” after the aircraft crashed near the U.S. Open in Wisconsin during the opening round of the golf tournament, a representative for the company that operates the blimp said Thursday. Justin Maynard, a sales manager for Florida-based AirSign, said the company’s operations team on the ground in Erin, Wisconsin, reported on the pilot’s status. Maynard said he had no more information on the status of the pilot, who...

    The Associated Press|

  • Automotive accidents

    Summer months can be deadly for teen drivers, AAA study says

    With most kids out of school and summer almost here, local law enforcement agencies are stepping up efforts to keep teens safe behind the wheel. Sixteen- and 17-year old drivers are three times as likely as adults to be involved in a fatal crash, new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shows. The 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the deadliest of the year for teen drivers, the AAA says. The average number of fatal teen driver crashes climbs 15...

    Stephen Wall

  • Rail accidents

    Teen hit by train in Santa Fe Springs attended Pioneer High School

    SANTA FE SPRINGS >> Authorities on Monday identified the teen fatally struck by an Amtrak train last week as a 14-year-old Pioneer High School student. Coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter said Joanna Guadalupe Lopez of Whittier died Friday night at Los Angeles County USC Medical Center. The collision occurred shortly after 8:45 p.m.

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  • Automotive accidents

    4 hurt in Whittier collision

    WHITTIER >> Four people suffered serious injuries after a car ran a red light and collided with another car Sunday night. The collision happened shortly after 11 p.m. Whittier police Capt. Mike Davis said one vehicle was traveling on Greenleaf Avenue while a second car was on Lambert Road before the crash. Police have not yet determined which car ran a red light. After the collision, he said the car with a solo occupant hit a traffic light and sheared it off. The...

    Ruby Gonzales

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