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California Freeway Bridge Collapses During Heavy Rains

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 07.20.2015 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — All traffic along a major freeway connecting California and Arizona was blocked indefinitely when a bridge over a d...

Massive Manhunt For Gunman Who Killed California Police Officer

AP | Posted 05.24.2015 | Crime

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — In a story March 24 about a police officer fatally shot in San Jose, Calif., The Associated Press reported erroneously the c...

Driver Outruns Police, Only To Plummet Off Cliff To His Death

AP | Posted 12.29.2014 | Crime

PORTUGUESE BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- A Northern California driver who sped away from a park ranger plunged 75 feet off a highway to his death. The San ...

Head-On Collision Leaves 4 Dead In California Car Crash

AP | Posted 12.27.2014 | Crime

FAIR OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Two vehicles collided head-on in a fiery crash near Sacramento, California, leaving four people dead and two more seriously...

Michael McLaughlin

Undercover Cop Points Gun At California Protesters | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 12.12.2014 | Crime

A plainclothes police officer photographed aiming his gun at protesters in Oakland, California, on Wednesday was protecting himself and his partner fr...

Hundreds Of Protesters Block Highway, Stop Train In California

AP | Posted 02.07.2015 | Black Voices

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of protesters angered at the killing of unarmed black men by white police officers marched through downtown Berkele...

Massive Fire Closes Down 2 L.A. Freeways

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 12.08.2014 | Crime

A massive fire at a construction site in downtown Los Angeles filled the sky with smoke and prompted the closure of two major highways early Monday mo...

3 Officers Suspected Of Sharing Nude Pics From Female Arrestee Phones

AP | Posted 10.30.2014 | Crime

MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — A California Highway Patrol officer suspected of stealing nude and racy photos from the cellphones of women arrested on drun...

Grandmother Files Brutality Lawsuit Following Freeway Beating

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.19.2014 | Crime

The 51-year-old woman punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of a freeway this month has filed a lawsuit claiming the c...

Woman Punched By Cop Remains Hospitalized

AP | Posted 07.12.2014 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer representing the family of a woman who was repeatedly punched by a California Highway Patrol officer on video says the w...

California Highway Patrol Freeway Beating Casts Ugly Glare on Assault on Black Women

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.05.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The horrid history of racial stereotyping that indelibly links crime and violence with African-Americans can't be ignored in trying to answer the question about why now African-American women are fair game for physical abuse.

Shocking Video Of Officer Punching Woman Ignites Police Probe

Reuters | Posted 09.05.2014 | Crime

LOS ANGELES, July 5 (Reuters) - California Highway Patrol is investigating a video showing an officer pummeling a woman alongside a Los Angeles free...

Police Chase Dump Truck Through Southern California

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 05.27.2014 | Crime

A wild police chase on Southern California highways and city streets began Tuesday when a dump truck driver allegedly attempted to run over an officer...

Officers Killed While Responding To Car Crash

AP | Posted 02.18.2014 | Crime

KINGSBURG, Calif. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol was mourning the loss of two officers Monday after their squad car flipped over while respond...

11 Killed In Wrong-Way Crashes

Reuters | Brendan O'Brien | Posted 04.11.2014 | Crime

Feb 9 (Reuters) - Eleven people died early Sunday in two highway collisions, one in Florida and one in California, caused by drivers going the wrong...

'That 70s Show' Actress Arrested, Again

AP | Posted 06.24.2013 | Celebrity

BURBANK, Calif. -- "That `70s Show" actress Lisa Robin Kelly has been arrested in Southern California on suspicion of drunken driving. The California...

Man Pleads Guilty For Causing Accident While Fleeing 'Zombies'

AP | Posted 05.14.2013 | Weird News

TEMECULA, Calif. -- A Tennessee man who stole a big-rig truck in California, caused several accidents and told investigators he was fleeing zombies wh...

On Leadership: Just Borrow My Ladder

John Hope Bryant | Posted 04.14.2013 | Impact
John Hope Bryant

Learn how to overcome your challenges. How to overcome your obstacles. How to overcome your fears. How to overcome failure.

8 Dead In California Tour Bus Crash

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH and GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 04.05.2013 | Los Angeles

YUCAIPA, Calif. — The bus full of tired tourists returning to Tijuana, Mexico, was slowly winding down a mountain road from the ski resort town ...

WATCH: Police Hogtied A Pregnant Woman

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.23.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- When Tamara Gaglione was stopped on the side of a freeway for talking on her cellphone, she had no idea she'd end up hogtied and lying ...

'There's An Infinite Number Of Possibilities': Cops Investigate Crash That Killed 4

AP | Posted 01.25.2013 | Crime

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Two children were among four people killed when a car collided with a minivan on a rural Northern California highway, autho...

Two Suspects Arrested For Brutal Road Rage Beating

AP | ROBERT JABLON | Posted 08.21.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Three Los Angeles men were arrested in relation to a videotaped freeway fistfight inspired by road rage – two are suspected ...

UPDATE: I-5 Beating Victim Comes Forward With Advice For Others

AP | Posted 08.20.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The California Highway Patrol sought help from the public Wednesday as it investigated an online video that appears to show a man ...

Ex-CHP Officer Given 50 Year For Murdering Husband

AP | Posted 03.12.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A former California Highway Patrol officer was sentenced Friday to 50 years to life in prison for murdering her husband. Tomiekia John...

Dozens Of 'Occupy Education' Protesters Arrested In Sacramento

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 05.06.2012 | Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Highway Patrol officers arrested dozens of protesters who refused to leave the state Capitol Monday night after repea...