Cars were found washed up on a Santa Barbara County beach in the wake of Tuesday's deadly storm and mud flow. The cars, possibly carried to the beach by the floodwaters, were found in the Montecito area.
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A 22-year-old woman miraculously escaped serious injury when she passed out and fell onto subway tracks in Brooklyn just as a train pulled in, officials and witnesses said.
A photo shows the woman wedged underneath the train holding the hand of an MTA construction worker. The Manhattan-bound train apparently missed her and she became jammed between the rail and the wall.
Police say it happened at the Bedford Avenue station in Williamsburg just after 11 a.m. Thursday.
Six more women have stepped forward to accuse prominent conductor Charles Dutoit of sexually assaulting them in the United States, France and Canada, including a musician who says the maestro raped her in 1988.
The women said they were compelled to speak out after The Associated Press published a story Dec. 21 detailing accusations from three singers and a musician who said Dutoit forcibly restrained them, groped them and kissed them without permission.
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Hundreds of searchers continued the grueling work Thursday of hunting for survivors and digging up bodies in the sea of mud and wreckage left by flash flooding in the wealthy coastal enclave in Montecito, California.
Muck-spattered searchers from around the state slogged through knee-deep ooze, poking long poles into the mud to probe for victims. Search dogs clambered on shattered heaps of wood that used to be homes.
The death toll from Tuesday's pre-dawn flash flood rose to 17 on Wednesday as more bodies were found. Eight were still reported missing.
After a confusing morning of tweets by President Donald Trump, the House on Thursday passed a bill to reauthorize a key foreign intelligence collection program with an important tweak: It would require the FBI to get a warrant if it wants to view the contents of Americans' communications swept up in the process.
Legislation to renew the program that allows spy agencies to conduct surveillance on foreign targets abroad passed the House 256-164 and now heads to the Senate. Trump has said he will sign the bill, which would extend the program for six years.
Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats calls this foreign intelligence the "holy grail" that provides insight into the thinking and actions of U.S. adversaries. However, the program, which is to expire on Jan. 19, also sweeps up Americans' communications.
Ford is telling owners of about 2,900 Ranger small pickup trucks not to drive them after finding out an exploding Takata air bag inflator killed a driver in West Virginia.
The death occurred July 1, and Ford said it was notified in December. After some investigation, the company determined the truck's inflator was made on the same day as one that exploded and killed a South Carolina man driving a Ranger in 2015. Ford issued an urgent new recall in the U.S. and Canada for Rangers with inflators made on that day because of the immediate danger from this lot of inflators.
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An Aeromexico plane nearly landed on the wrong runway at San Francisco International Airport, and the Federal Aviation Administration is now investigating the incident, officials confirmed Wednesday.
The incident was reported Tuesday when Aeromexico Flight 688 from Mexico City was given clearance to land on Runway 28R at SFO.
The University of Maryland Medical System says it is investigating after video of a patient outside the hospital's Midtown campus wearing only a hospital gown and socks went viral.
Imamu Baraka captured the incident on his cellphone Tuesday and later published it to his Facebook page. The video has been viewed over 1 million times.
In the video, several people dressed in what appear to be security uniforms are seen walking away from a bus stop outside the hospital, and a disoriented woman dressed in a hospital gown and socks is seen standing by the stop.
A Bangladeshi immigrant accused of trying to set off a pipe bomb in a subway corridor but only succeeded in harming himself pleaded not guilty to terror charges on Thursday.
Akayed Ullah had no visible injuries in Thursday's hearing after the flubbed attack in the corridor linking the Port Authority Bus Terminal and the Times Square subway station on Dec. 11.
In the hearing, he told the judge he understood all the charges against him and said "at the moment" he was not guilty of the counts, which include providing material support to a terrorist organization and using a weapon of mass destruction.
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President Donald Trump's administration announced $2 billion in grants Thursday for local agencies trying to help the homeless even as the government proposes deep cuts to federal housing programs.
The total awards in the Continuum of Care program is the most ever, though only slightly above collective grants of more than $1.9 billion in the last few years. About 7,300 programs are being funded.
The tax overhaul is likely giving your paycheck a boost come February, CNBC reported. So now is a good time to take a second look at your tax withholding at work.
The Treasury released its income tax withholding tables on Thursday, reflecting changes stemming from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. In all, the new legislation has increased the standard deduction, done away with personal exemptions and trimmed individual income tax rates.
This means you could start seeing changes to your paychecks as early as next month.
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The journalist who created a spreadsheet where women could anonymously share stories of sexual harassment or abuse they had encountered from men in the media industry came forward Wednesday night in a first-person article published in The Cut.
Moira Donegan, who has written for outlets including The New Yorker, said she started the "Sh--- Media Men" list as a "first attempt at solving what has seemed like an intractable problem: how women can protect ourselves from sexual harassment and assault."
The list, which included accusations that range from unwanted flirting to rape, has drawn praise and criticism since going viral.
Donegan wrote that the document was intended to be private.
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Taking the first concrete step toward the Republican tax plan's promise of fatter paychecks for millions, the Trump administration on Thursday issued new guidelines for how much employers should withhold as taxes from workers' pay.
The Internal Revenue Service published the new income-tax withholding tables to conform to the sweeping $1.5 trillion tax overhaul, the first major rewrite of the tax code in three decades, which became law last month and took effect Jan 1. The new law provides steep tax cuts for corporations and wealthy Americans while offering more modest reductions for most low- and middle-income families and individuals.
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State and local governments have been more than happy to play up the amenities they think make their locations the best choice for Amazon's second headquarters. But many of them will not disclose the tax breaks or other financial incentives they are offering the online giant.
More than 15 states and cities, including Chicago, Cleveland and Las Vegas, refused requests from The Associated Press to detail the promises they made to try to lure the company.
Among the reasons given: Such information is a "trade secret" and disclosing it would put them at a competitive disadvantage.
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A Sinaloa Cartel cell leader believed to be the highest-ranking Mexican cartel leader ever to self-surrender in the United States pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges in federal court Wednesday.
Dámaso “Mini Lic” López Serrano, godson of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán and one of the possible successors of the Sinaloa cartel, pleaded guilty to several charges stemming from two 2016 indictments, one returned by a federal grand jury in San Diego in August and another returned in Virginia in December.
In the August 2016 indictment, Lopez Serrano was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, Heroin and Cocaine Intended for Importation and Conspiracy to Import Methamphetamine, Heroine and Cocaine.