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Lawyer: Woman did not intend to hit pedestrians

Lawyer: Woman did not intend to hit pedestrians

This Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 booking photo released by the Redondo Beach Police Department shows Margo Bronstein, 56, a resident of Redondo Beach that has been arrested for felony vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. Bronstein is suspected of hitting a group of pedestrians, Wednesday, D…

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Lawyer: Woman did not intend to hit pedestrians

Lawyer: Woman did not intend to hit pedestrians

TORRANCE, Calif. — The attorney for a 56-year-old woman accused in the deaths of four people, including a 6-year-old boy, said it was an accident when she ran her car into nearly a dozen pedestrians outside a California church, describing her as someone who “does not live her life recklessly.”

December 20, 2014 2:03 am Photos

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Lawyer: Woman did not intend to hit pedestrians

Lawyer: Woman did not intend to hit pedestrians

Mourners pay their respects at a makeshift memorial Thursday near the scene of the accident, which killed four people.

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December 19, 2014 2:18 am Photos

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Life would go on if all bacteria disappeared, but it wouldn't be pleasant

Microbes: They’re everywhere, including inside our bodies. But are they really necessary? Not to life, scientists argue in a new paper — but certainly to life as we know it.

December 18, 2014 2:20 pmLoading…
Driver due in court today after 3 crosswalk deaths

Driver due in court today after 3 crosswalk deaths

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. — Pedestrians were filing out of a church Christmas service when a car sped around other vehicles at a red light and plowed into the crowd before hitting another car head-on, police and witnesses said.

December 18, 2014 12:31 pm Photos

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'Pretty horrible' scene; car slams into crowd

'Pretty horrible' scene; car slams into crowd

This Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, booking photo released by the Redondo Beach Police Department shows Margo Bronstein, 56, a resident of Redondo Beach that has been arrested for felony vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. Bronstein is suspected of hitting a group of pedestrians, Wednesday, …

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Nature’s own tornado detector saves migrating birds, study finds

LOS ANGELES — Ornithologist Henry Streby was happy enough that a song bird weighing less than two nickels managed to carry a tiny electronic sensor from Tennessee to Colombia and back.

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Ebola: 11th Sierra Leone doctor dies; fire destroys supplies

Ebola: 11th Sierra Leone doctor dies; fire destroys supplies

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — One of Sierra Leone’s most senior physicians died Thursday from Ebola, the 11th doctor in the country to succumb to the disease, a health official said.

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Ebola: 11th Sierra Leone doctor dies; fire destroys supplies

Ebola: 11th Sierra Leone doctor dies; fire destroys supplies

In this Oct. 16 file photo, a healthcare worker dons protective gear before entering an Ebola treatment center in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

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4 ways to save cash when renting a car

4 ways to save cash when renting a car

Bottom line: "The key is what happens at the counter."

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Supreme Court should affirm pregnant workers’ rights

Supreme Court should affirm pregnant workers’ rights

UPS now treats women appropriately, but case will decide general rule.

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Lake Havasu offering cash to find lost wreckage

Lake Havasu offering cash to find lost wreckage

Plane crashes happened in 1943 and 1960.

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Neighborhood turf war pits gardeners against active kids

DEAR CAROLYN: My neighborhood has one small traffic island on a busy street, to calm traffic and prevent accidents. Our town maintains traffic islands as public green space with the help of community volunteer gardeners.

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Dear Abby for Oct. 30

DEAR ABBY: I am a fire officer who has seen too many families experience accidental home fires, many with fatal results. It is devastating to find out that a life could have been saved had someone taken the simple precaution of replacing a dead battery in a smoke alarm.

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