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Los Angeles train hits car on tracks and derails, 21 hurt

A Los Angeles commuter train that struck a vehicle on the tracks near the University of Southern California campus, is seen in this picture in Los AngelesBy Michael Fleeman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles commuter train struck a car that turned in front of it near the University of Southern California campus on Saturday, derailing into a major thoroughfare and injuring 21 people, two of them seriously. The car, a silver Hyundai Sonata, was left crumpled and unrecognizable and pinned against a pole alongside the tracks by the collision shortly before 11 a.m. PST, according to a Reuters witness. The lead train car jumped the tracks, crashing through a metal fence and across a grass-covered median before coming to rest in the middle of Exposition Boulevard. The operator of the three-car Metrolink train suffered serious injuries, said Donald Frazeur, assistant chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department.



Seven shot at spring break party in Florida: police

(Reuters) - Three Alabama university students were among seven people shot, several critically injured, early on Saturday morning at a raucous spring break party in Panama City Beach, Florida, and the suspected shooter was taken into custody, local police said. Shortly before 1 a.m., officers were called to a building near the beach, where they found the victims, three of whom are students at Alabama A&M University, the Bay County Sheriff's office said in an electronic statement. The suspected shooter, 22-year old David Jamichael Daniels of Mobile, Alabama, was found nearby and taken into custody. The Florida Panhandle city has been struggling with out-of-control, around-the-clock parties attended by the hundreds of thousands of college students who pack into the area in March and April during spring break.


Thousands march in Indiana to protest law seen targeting gays

Demonstrators gather to protest a controversial religious freedom bill in IndianapolisThousands of people marched in Indiana's largest city on Saturday to protest a state law that supporters contend promotes religious freedom but detractors see as a covert move to support discrimination against gay people. Waving signs reading "No hate in our state" and carrying rainbow flags, a crowd of at least 2,000 people including Democratic elected officials rallied the same day that business-rating website Angie's List Inc put on hold its plans to expand its Indianapolis operation with new offices, citing the new law. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act was passed overwhelmingly by the Republican led-state legislature and signed into law on Thursday by Indiana Governor Mike Pence. Supporters say the legislation will keep the government from forcing business owners to act against strongly held religious beliefs.



Wildfire threatens Montana ski area, forcing evacuation

In this photo released by the U.S. Forest Service, the Wildland Fire burns along Nichols Creek Saturday, March 28, 2015, near Red Lodge, Montana. Authorities evacuated a ski lodge in southern Montana because of a wind-driven wildfire heading toward it. The wildfire was reported about 1:45 p.m. Saturday and had burned an estimated 200 acres of grass and timber about 4 miles west of the community of Red Lodge. The fire began on open private land, but it was driven by winds gusting 35 to 50 mph into the Custer National Forest, where the Red Lodge Mountain Resort ski area is located. (AP Photo/U.S. Forest Service)RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) ? Authorities evacuated a ski lodge in southern Montana on Saturday because of a wind-driven wildfire heading toward it.



7 shot and injured at Florida spring break house party

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) ? Seven people were injured, some critically, during an early-morning spray of gunfire Saturday at a spring break party on the Florida Panhandle, police said. An Alabama man was quickly apprehended and charged with attempted murder.


Decorated Boston cop in coma after being shot in face

cop shotBOSTON (AP) ? A decorated Boston police officer remained in a medically induced coma Saturday, a night after he was shot in the face by a man with several gun convictions during a traffic stop that ended when other officers fatally shot his attacker, the city's police commissioner said.



LA light rail train hits car, partially derails; 21 hurt

LOS ANGELES (AP) ? A light rail train slammed into a car at a crossing in front of the University of Southern California on Saturday, seriously injuring the driver and the train's operator. Nineteen passengers on the train suffered lesser injuries.


Man found fatally stabbed in Wynnefield

Man found fatally stabbed in WynnefieldA man in his 20s was found fatally stabbed in an apartment complex in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia.



Teen shot outside Port Richmond mini-mart dies, gunman on bike sought

Teen shot outside Port Richmond mini-mart dies, gunman on bike soughtA teenager who was shot multiple times outside a mini-mart in Port Richmond has died while police are still searching for the gunman.



Off-duty officer shot in Glenolden dies

Off-duty officer shot in Glenolden diesAction News has learned that the off-duty Darby Borough police officer who was shot inside a home in Glenolden, Delaware County has died.