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Global computer outage grounds BA Heathrow, Gatwick flights

By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press|

What to expect at LAX over the Memorial Day weekend

With nearly 900,000 travelers expected to squeeze through the Los Angeles International Airport this Memorial Day weekend, officials are warning to be prepared for the hustle as the busy summer travel season kicks off. LAX is fourth busiest air...

By Rachel Uranga|


  • Boating accidents

    Bonnie Kalanick, mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, killed in boat accident

    FRESNO, Calif. >> The mother of the CEO of the ride-hailing company Uber died in a boat accident in a Fresno County lake, the company said. Bonnie Kalanick, 71, died after the boat she and her husband, Donald, 78, were riding in hit a rock in Pine Flat Lake and sank, Fresno County authorities said. They are the parents of Travis Kalanick, 40, who founded Uber in 2009. The company has since grown to become an international operation with a market value of nearly $70...

    By The Associated Press|

  • Automotive accidents

    Rosamond man killed, Encino woman injured in Lancaster crash

    LANCASTER >> A 67-year-old man was killed in a head-on crash with another motorist in Lancaster, authorities said Saturday. The crash was reported at 11:38 p.m. Friday in the area of East Avenue E and 50th Street, according to a Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatcher. For reasons still under investigation, a 50-year-old woman driving a 2009 Mercedes Benz ML350 eastbound on Avenue E at about 40 miles per hour crossed over into the westbound traffic lane and in front...

    By City News Service|

  • Rail accidents

    Freight train strikes unoccupied vehicle in Canoga Park

    CANOGA PARK >> A freight train struck an unoccupied vehicle early today in Canoga Park but no injuries were reported. The crash was reported at 12:29 a.m. in the 21500 block of Lassen Street, near Canoga Avenue, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The vehicle was believed to be abandoned and firefighters searched the area but no victims were found, Humphrey said.

    City News Service|

  • Automotive accidents

    Child, woman injured in violent head-on crash in Granada Hills

    A 10-year-old child and a woman have been extricated from the wreckage of a two-vehicle crash in the 12000 block of Balboa Boulevard in Granada Hills. Emergency officials were investigating the crash, which involved a white four-door truck and a small, silver sedan. The sedan was seen with massive damage to its front end, as well as a shattered front windshield. Both have been taken to a hospital with injuries of unknown severity, according to Amy Bastman of the Los Angeles Fire...


  • Automotive accidents

    7 injured in two-vehicle crash in West Hollywood

    WEST HOLLYWOOD >> Seven people were injured in a crash between two vehicles Sunday evening in West Hollywood, authorities said. The crash happened about 6:25 p.m. at the intersection of La Cienega and Sunset boulevards, sheriff’s Sgt. S. Hewitt said. Seven patients were hospitalized, according to the fire department. At least three of the people were believed to be pedestrians. The victims’ conditions and extent of their injuries have not been...

    By City News Service|

  • Aviation accidents and incidents

    Probe into taxiway crash at LAX under wraps

    The Aeromexico Boeing 737 passenger jet that knocked over an airport food truck remained in a hanger Sunday, as Airport police have completed — but not released — their investigation. Aerial video showed the jet plane had a gash on its right wing’s leading edge. Two women on the truck suffered the worst injuries, and six men on the service vehicle also were hurt. Los Angeles World Airports spokesman Frederick Badlissi said Airport police concluded their...

    City News Service|

  • Driving under the influence

    Woman suspected of DUI after crashing car into North Hollywood apartment

    NORTH HOLLYWOOD >> A 24-year-old woman was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence after her vehicle crashed into the wall of an apartment unit in North Hollywood early Sunday morning, authorities said. The crash was reported in the 5600 block of North Denny Avenue at 2:58 a.m. according to Margaret Stewart, a spokeswoman with the Los Angeles Fire Department. No one was taken to the hospital for treatment, she said. Photos taken at the scene showed a...

    Brenda Gazzar

  • Hit-and-run

    LAPD motorcycle officer injured after struck by fleeing SUV; driver arrested

    LOS ANGELES >> Police have arrested the driver of an SUV who struck a Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer, severely injuring him, and then fled the scene, a lieutenant said Sunday. “The driver was a juvenile so I can’t give you much information about him,” LAPD Lt. Abe Rangel of the Central Traffic Division told City News Service. The male juvenile was spotted leaving the scene by a security guard who was near the crash site, Rangel said.

    By City News Service|

  • Aviation accidents and incidents

    Passenger jet strikes truck on taxiway at LAX, injuring 8

    A Boeing 737 passenger jet struck an airport supply truck on a taxiway Saturday at Los Angeles International Airport, injuring eight airport workers, Los Angeles fire officials said. Aeromexico Flight No. 642 out of Mexico City collided with the LAX supply truck shortly after landing about 2:30 p.m. on a taxiway near Runway 25R, causing the truck to overturn, said Brian Humphrey, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. Eight people in the truck — six men and two...

    Dana Bartholomew

  • Ferry accidents

    5 dead as Indonesian ferry catches fire in Java Sea

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A search for survivors of a ferry that caught fire in the Java Sea, killing five people, has been suspended for the night, an Indonesian search and rescue official said Saturday. The national search and rescue agency's operations director, Ivan Ahmad Riski, said 193 people have been rescued. The number of missing was unclear.The agency's initial figure for the number of people aboard, apparently based on the vessel's manifest, was 178. It is...


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