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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An Australian pilot and four American tourists on a golfing vacation were killed when a light plane crashed into a suburban shopping mall and burst into flames Tuesday, shortly after takeoff in the Australian city of Melbourne, officials said.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Creeks and rivers topped their banks, hundreds of homes were evacuated and several thousand people found themselves trapped in a rural hamlet as Northern California emerged Tuesday from yet another winter storm.
VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian court on Tuesday approved a U.S. extradition request for a Ukrainian oligarch suspected of paying millions of dollars in bribes to Indian officials.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two suburban Los Angeles police officers thought they were helping a driver after a car crash.
Then, authorities say, he pulled a gun.
Whittier Officers Keith Lane Boyer and Patrick Hazell didn't know that the motorist allegedly had killed his cousin hours earlier in neighboring East Los Angeles and stolen his car.
URBANA — On Monday, the city council started discussing a resolution addressing the intersections between mental health, criminal justice and public safety.
DANVILLE — Friends and loved ones are remembering a 19-year-old Danville woman who was found in a submerged car in Lake Vermilion early Saturday morning as a caring person who loved to sing and help others.
"She always had a smile on her face," Blessing Lipscomb said of La'Bresha R. Lillard, whom she called her best friend.
TILTON — A fire that began on a refrigerated semitrailer's tire led to an exit ramp on westbound Interstate 74 near Tilton being blocked for several hours Monday morning.
WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — A California police officer was killed and another wounded in a shooting Monday while they were trying to help a man who had been in a traffic accident in Whittier, officials said.
DANVILLE — Vermilion County Coroner Jane McFadden has identified the woman whose body was found inside a vehicle in Lake Vermilion.
La'Bresha R. Lillard, 19, of Danville was pronounced dead Saturday. An autopsy has been scheduled for Tuesday, McFadden said.
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Work has started to remove asbestos from the long-abandoned former Pillsbury Mills plant in Springfield.
The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports (http://bit.ly/2lkjz6C ) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency crews have started a cleanup that's expected to take six months and cost $1.8 million.