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Boat fire in California
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January 14, 2020 - 7:10 am
The family of the lone crew member to die in a fiery scuba boat disaster that killed all 33 passengers off the California coast last year sued the vessel's owner Monday in federal court. Read more here.
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In this Nov. 17, 2016, file photo, Lauren Bruner, a survivor of the USS Arizona which was attacked on Dec. 7, 1941, holds with a 1940 photo of himself at his home in La Mirada, Calif.
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December 06, 2019 - 11:06 am
On Dec. 7, 1941, then-21-year-old Lauren Bruner was the second-to-last man to escape the burning wreckage of the USS Arizona after a Japanese plane dropped a bomb that ignited an enormous explosion in the battleship’s ammunition storage compartment. This weekend, divers will place Bruner’s ashes...
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Saugus students embrace
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November 15, 2019 - 7:14 am
A boy described as bright, quiet and “normal” pulled a gun from his backpack on his 16th birthday and opened fire at his high school before saving the last bullet for himself. Read the latest here.
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Students are escorted out of Saugus High School after reports of a shooting on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in Santa Clarita, Calif.
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November 14, 2019 - 11:22 am
A student gunman opened fire Thursday at a Southern California high school, killing two students and wounding three other people before he was captured in grave condition after shooting himself in the head. Read the latest here.
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California boat fire
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AP News
November 12, 2019 - 11:19 am
The widow of a passenger who died in a fiery dive boat disaster that killed 34 people in the waters off California sued the vessel's owners Monday. Read more here.
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California wildfires
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AP News
October 31, 2019 - 5:22 pm
A stolen car sparked a wildfire in a bone-dry field Thursday as two of Southern California's quintessential themes — car chases and gusty Santa Ana winds — collided with potentially devastating consequences. Read more here.
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A firefighter works the scene of a wildfire-ravaged home Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, in Santa Clarita, California.
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AP News
October 25, 2019 - 11:52 am
California's biggest utility admitted its electrical equipment may have ignited a ruinous wildfire spreading across the state's wine country Friday, despite blackouts imposed across the region to prevent blazes.
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In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 photo, Los Angeles City firefighters battle the Saddleridge fire near homes in Sylmar, Calif.
Michael Owen Baker/AP Photo
AP News
October 11, 2019 - 11:04 am
A wildfire raged out of control along the northern edge of Los Angeles early Friday, forcing thousands of people from their homes as firefighters battled flames from the air and on the ground.
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California boat fire
Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, file
AP News
September 06, 2019 - 11:42 am
Crew members who survived the fiery sinking of a scuba diving boat off Southern California tried to rescue the 34 people who died but were driven back by flames, smoke and heat, federal authorities and the boat's owner said. Read more here.
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Items are placed at a memorial for the victims of Monday's dive boat fire at the Santa Barbara Harbor on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Santa Barbara, Calif.
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AP News
September 05, 2019 - 8:56 am
Learn more about the dozens of people who perished as flames engulfed a dive boat off the Southern California coast. They included two high schoolers, a hairdresser, a marine biologist, software engineers, a special effects designer for Disney, a nature photographer, a nurse and a family of five...
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