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2 skiers killed in large avalanche in Colorado

LEADVILLE, Colo. (AP) — Two skiers were killed and three others were injured in a large avalanche in Colorado, marking the third deadly slide in the state in less than a week, authorities said Sunday. […]

02/16/2014

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SD police: Teen’s death linked to cellphone use

SAN DIEGO (AP) – San Diego police say a 15-year-old girl was distracted by her cellphone when she was struck and killed by a semi-truck. U-T San Diego reports Noemi Mendoza, a sophomore at Castle […]

01/31/2014

Architect Sentenced To Year In Jail, Probation In Death Of LA Firefighter

A German architect pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter Friday in the death of a Los Angeles firefighter crushed in the collapse of a ceiling during a fire at a luxury home the architect designed and built in the Hollywood Hills.

01/03/2014

Actor Paul Walker (AP Photo)

Autopsy: Deaths In Paul Walker Crash Ruled As Accidents

The coroner’s office Friday announced that autopsies on the bodies of actor Paul Walker died of the combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries.

01/03/2014

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LA County DUI arrests

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Drunk driving arrests by the California Highway Patrol were slightly down during this holiday period in Los Angeles County in comparison to last year and although five people died in crashes, none of […]

01/01/2014

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CHP reports no traffic deaths in LA during Christmas holiday

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The California Highway Patrol today reported no traffic deaths on Los Angeles County highways during the first 30 hours of this year’s Christmas holiday. The reporting period began at 6:01 p.m. […]

12/26/2013

Lawyer disputes SF hospital stairway death report

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An attorney for the woman found dead in a San Francisco General Hospital stairwell is disputing a coroner’s report that her death was probably due to a chemical imbalance related to […]

12/15/2013

An invitation to a Death Cafe discussion in New York City. Death Cafes, where people talk freely about death-related issues, are rapidly spreading through the U.S. and the world. (AP Photo/Jim Fitzgerald)

At these coffee klatches, death is on the agenda

NEW YORK (AP) — It can be tough to get a conversation going if you want to talk about the late stages of dementia, your last will and testament or the recent passing of your […]

10/21/2013

Ariel Castro looks over at the prosecutors table during court proceedings Friday, July 26, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Auto-erotic asphyxiation possible in Castro death

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro may have died from auto-erotic asphyxiation, not suicide, and two prison guards falsified logs documenting their observation of him in the hours before he died, the state […]

10/10/2013

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Calif. death row inmate who killed 2 deputies dies

  SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) — An inmate on California’s death row for the 1997 killing of two Riverside County sheriff’s deputies has died at San Quentin State Prison. The California Department of Corrections and […]

10/07/2013

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Former cosmetic surgeon pleads not guilty to manslaughter charge in patient’s death

VAN NUYS (CNS) – A former Encino cosmetic surgeon pleaded not guilty today to an involuntary manslaughter charge stemming from the death of a patient who was allegedly given a toxic cocktail of drugs during […]

08/21/2013

In this Sept. 11, 1970 file photo, Jack Nicholson, right, and co-star Karen Black appear together at New York's Philharmonic Hall to attend the premiere of their new film "Five Easy Pieces." (AP Photo, File)

10 Things to Know for Friday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. DRONE WAR ESCALATES IN YEMEN Three U.S. drones kill 12 suspected al-Qaida militants, military officials in the […]

08/09/2013

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