More Than 100 Vehicles Vandalized In Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach police say someone has vandalized more than 100 cars across the city. The majority of the vehicles, about 86, had the windows shot out by a BB or pellet gun. The vandalism cases stretch across all four police precincts, according to poli…

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P&C Industry Posts $2.9 Billion Underwriting Profit

Underwriting performance in the U.S. property and casualty industry in the first nine months of this year still lagged behind 2013, but remained favorable, rating agency A.M. Best said Thursday.Overall, the U.S. P&C industry did post an underwriting pr…

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Lawsuits Filed Over Fatal Austin Festival Crash

The initial wave of victim lawsuits since four people died at the South by Southwest music festival accuse organizers of safety lapses after a driver struck a crowd of concertgoers. The lawsuits filed Thursday in San Antonio are the first since the Mar…

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Fire Destroys Businesses In Coney Island

A three-alarm fire tore through a commercial building near Coney Island’s famed Luna Park Thursday evening, destroying at least two businesses, officials said. The FDNY says no injuries were reported in the blaze that started at about 8 p.m. near …

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$250K Taken In Jewelry In Brazen Brooklyn Smash-And-Grab

Police have released security video of two suspects in a brazen daylight smash-and-grab at a Brooklyn jewelry store in which they got away with about $250,000 worth of jewelry. Police say they’re also looking to question a woman seen in the video …

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Massive Los Angeles Apartment Blaze Was Arson

A fire that reduced an unfinished downtown apartment building to a block-long mountain of blackened wood was an act of arson that caused an estimated $20 million to $30 million in damage, the Fire Department announced Thursday. The Dec. 8 fire burned t…

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Chrysler To Recall About 257K Ram Pickups

Chrysler is recalling nearly 257,000 older Ram pickup trucks because the rear axle can seize or the drive shaft can fall off. The recall covers Ram 1500 pickups from the 2005 model year. Chrysler says in documents posted Friday by U.S. safety regulator…

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Massachusetts Couple Suing Whole Foods For Son’s Death

A Braintree couple whose 8-year-old son died after allegedly eating ground beef contaminated with a powerful strain of E. coli is suing the grocery chain that sold the meat and the ranch that allegedly produced and processed it. Melissa and Andrew Kaye…

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Mattress On California Freeway Causes Accident

A mattress on the freeway caused a crash that sent two drivers to the hospital Tuesday. The collision happened at about 8:40 p.m. Tuesday on state Route 78 after a gray sedan stopped on the freeway to avoid hitting a mattress that fallen on the roadway…

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3 San Diego Drivers Injured In 4-Car Collision

Three out of the four drivers involved in a chain of collisions in the Point Loma area Thursday were hospitalized, police said. The collisions at Atascadero Drive and Nimitz Boulevard were reported at 5:19 a.m., according to San Diego police Officer Fr…

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