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Will Monterey Park take its fight against low-flying airplanes to court?

MONTEREY PARK >> In its ongoing battle against noise from airplanes flying overhead, the city might be gearing up for a legal fight against Los Angeles World Airports. A proposed nuisance ordinance introduced last week by the City Council ...

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  • Maritime accidents

    US says some remains of sailors found on USS John McCain

    SINGAPORE — Navy divers searching a flooded compartment of the USS John S. McCain found remains of some of the 10 sailors missing in a collision between the warship and an oil tanker, the U.S. Pacific Fleet commander said Tuesday as he promised a full investigation. Adm. Scott Swift also said at a news conference in Singapore, where the McCain is now docked, that Malaysian officials had found one body, but it had yet to be identified and it was unknown whether it was a crew...

    By ANNABELLE LIANG Associated Press|

  • Rail accidents

    Commuter train crash injures dozens in Pennsylvania

    UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A commuter train crashed into a parked train at a suburban Philadelphia terminal early Tuesday morning, injuring dozens of passengers and the train’s operator, a transit spokeswoman said. None of the 42 people hurt in the crash suffered life-threatening injuries, said Heather Redfern, a spokeswoman for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. “Some were considered walking wounded,” she said. An inbound Norristown...

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  • Maritime accidents

    10 sailors missing in collision between US warship, tanker

    SINGAPORE >> Ten U.S. sailors are missing after a collision between the USS John S. McCain and a tanker early Monday east of Singapore, the second accident involving a ship from the Navy’s 7th Fleet in the Pacific in two months. The Navy said five sailors were hurt in the collision between the guided-missile destroyer and the 183-meter (600-foot) Alnic MC, an oil and chemical tanker. Four of them were evacuated by a Singaporean navy helicopter to a hospital in the...

    By Annabelle Liang The Associated Press|

  • Automotive accidents

    Covina man killed in Rowland Heights motorcycle crash

    A Covina man died in a Saturday night motorcycle crash on Colima Road in Rowland Heights, authorities said. The identity of the motorcyclist, described by the California Highway Patrol as a 33-year-old Covina man, was not yet released by coroner’s officials on Sunday. The solo-vehicle crash took place about 10:40 p.m. on

    Brian Day
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  • Transportation

    Two businessmen go car-less, find freedom, friends amidst new transit options

    Jonathan Edewards enjoys being free of what he calls his ball and chain. No, not a spouse. A car. “A car is kind of a ball and chain. People are so used to the ball and chain they don’t realize it is around their ankles,” said Edewards, 38, who lives in downtown Pasadena. Two years ago, he junked his green 1997 Toyota Celica. He’s been car-free ever since. Also, free of car payments, car repairs costs and searching (and paying) for parking.

    Steve Scauzillo
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  • Automotive accidents

    1 injured in multiple car crash on 605 Freeway

    A multiple-car crash sent one person to the hospital and shut down four lanes of the northbound 605 Freeway on Friday morning. The injury collision occurred on the northbound 605 Freeway, south of Slauson Avenue around 8:20 a.m. The initial call to the California Highway Patrol mentioned a bus and four cars. However, fire and CHP officials said three vehicles were involved in the collision. Details about how the crash happened weren’t available yet. CHP...

    Ruby Gonzales
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  • Road transportation

    What was that giant, weird-looking dome you saw on the road in Southern California?

    If you see a massive, bizarre-looking, rusty dome traveling along a major highway and are wondering what the heck that is — yeah, we were curious, too. Turns out the gigantic piece of mystery equipment, which puzzled Southern California drivers from Corona to Norco to Westminster and Seal Beach early Thursday morning, is a reactor bound for the Chevron refinery in El Segundo. It’s been on the road for days from a specialty manufacturer in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and made...

    Megan Barnes
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  • Airport operation

    Take a virtual ride on a Metro train to check out LAX’s Automated People Mover

    A new video rendering of the Automated People Mover coming to Los Angeles International Airport gives passengers a birds-eye view of the automatic tram six years before it lands at the airport. The train is the centerpiece of the Landslide Access Modernization Program, a $5.5 billion project aiming to reduce traffic congestion around the Central Terminal Area.

    Cynthia Washicko
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  • Automotive accidents

    Crash on eastbound 10 Freeway in Pomona triggers SigAlert

    A crash involving seven vehicles — one of them a big rig — triggered a SigAlert for the eastbound 10 Freeway near the 57 Freeway on Thursday evening, Aug. 17, the California Highway Patrol said. The Nos. 1 and 2 lanes were expected to be blocked for at least 30 minutes, the CHP website said at 6:44 p.m. The crash was reported at 6:22 p.m. A second crash, reported to be blocking all lanes, was called in at 6:48 p.m. on the eastbound 10 at the 57. Nearby,...

    Brian Rokos
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  • Transportation safety

    Body scanners screen passengers on Metro’s Red Line subway in LA

    LOS ANGELES >> Aiming to stay ahead of an evolving threat against transit systems worldwide, officials in Los Angeles are testing airport-style body scanners that screen subway passengers for firearms and explosives. As commuters raced to get on their trains Wednesday, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority launched a two-day pilot program. But officials quickly experienced a hiccup when a scanner being demonstrated Wednesday morning at Union Station...

    By Michael Balsamo Associated Press|

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