CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2009 |
A 55-year-old man was killed after he hit a parked car and then crashed into a tree Saturday, authorities said. The man, who has not been identified, was driving a Ford Crown Victoria west on Rinaldi Street near Wilbur Avenue when he struck a parked Honda Odyssey about 11:15 p.m. Saturday, police said. He then veered off the road and crashed into a tree, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. The man, who was pronounced dead shortly before 11:30 p.m., had not been wearing a seat belt, police said.
March 8, 2009 |
A bomb-rigged car exploded in northwest Pakistan as police tried to pull a body from it, authorities said, killing eight people amid growing international concern over the nuclear-armed country's stability. Pakistani officials also were investigating reports that a U.S. drone aircraft crashed elsewhere in the region. Drones often launch missile strikes against militant targets in Pakistan and are believed to be operated by the CIA.
June 25, 2005
If the wreckage of Chuck Knox (Rams), Bill Walsh (Stanford), and John Robinson (USC) -- coaches who came back and thought they could relive their former glories and then crashed and burned -- shows anything, it's that you can never come home. No great coach has ever returned and succeeded. Why should the return of Phil Jackson be any different? Jack Wolf Westwood
April 26, 1989 |
A chunk of ice the size of a volleyball crashed through the roof of a house during a thunderstorm, and a meteorologist said it may have come from an airplane. Most likely the ice accumulated on the wing of a plane and then fell, crashing into the house Monday night, said Ted Buehner of the National Weather Service office at Portland International Airport. No one in the home was injured.
August 25, 2008 |
As hundreds of firefighters bowed their heads in prayer, a cross made out of steel from the World Trade Center was dedicated Sunday near where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into the ground on Sept. 11, 2001. The 2-ton, 14-foot-high cross sits on a concrete base shaped like the Pentagon at a fire station in Shanksville, Pa., a few miles from where the plane crashed into a field. The cross made a 311-mile journey from Brooklyn on Saturday, accompanied by hundreds of motorcyclists, many of them current or retired New York firefighters.