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Authorities were investigating if a night watchman was on duty when the scuba diving boat erupted in flames off the California coast.
Glen and Dana Fritzler of Truth Aquatics are basing their case on the law used by the company that operated the Titanic.
One victim's body remained missing Thursday as federal investigators continued to interview the crew of the Conception.
Officials searching for survivors off the coast of Santa Cruz Island say to prepare for “the worst outcome.”
Health officials are attempting to locate anyone who may have been exposed to the virus or anyone showing symptoms.
The violence seemed to be random and the only known motives appeared to be "robbery, hate, homicide," police said.
Authorities say Gerry Dean Zaragoza fatally shot his father, brother and two other people during a 12-hour rampage.
After two quakes shook Southern California, here are some tips to get ready and stay safe before the next one strikes.
“This was a very good wakeup call, essentially,” an emergency official said before urging residents to think about preparedness.
Fires, building collapses and injuries were all reported in the latest of what officials believe could be a continuing string of dangerous temblors.
It was felt as far away as Las Vegas, and the USGS says it also was felt in Mexico.
A widely felt magnitude 5.4 quake before dawn Friday was the strongest aftershock thus far.
The quake struck about 150 miles northeast of Los Angeles, with no injuries reported.
Eugene Jo, who drank from a stream to survive, credited his prior military experience for his positive outcome.
These "iconic wild cats" could soon be gone, warn advocates.
The gunman fired up to eight shots as panicked shoppers fled, witnesses say.
The California Horse Racing Board requested the racetrack suspend racing for the duration of the season. Two additional horses died this weekend.
Authorities said the southern California teen kept the extremely rare creature in a plastic drawer that lacked ventilation holes.
Prosecutors have added hate crime charges to list of crimes John T. Earnest is accused of after a shooting at the Chabad of Poway last month.