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Niki Lauda: Three-time Formula One champion dead at 70

Three-time Formula One champion Niki Lauda, who recovered from a near-fatal accident to become one of motor racing’s greatest drivers, has died aged 70, according to Reuters. The Austrian, who built a new career as an airline entrepreneur after leaving the track, died Monday following a period of declining health, the news agency reported. Lauda…Read more

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These are the hardest-to-spell words in the English language

Bondieuserie. Bewusstseinslage. Ayacahuite. Most of us wouldn’t even know how to pronounce those words, let alone spell them. The Scripps National Spelling Bee is a week away and it is sure to be filled with a plethora of problematic words. An international team of linguists from the language-learning app Babbel partnered with Merriam-Webster to analyze…Read more

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Yet another horse is dead at Santa Anita Park.

Yet another horse is dead at Santa Anita Park.

http://images.tritondigitalcms.com/6616/sites/320/2019/05/20140404/Horse-Death-V1-KT.mp3 By Kevin Tripp, KABC It’s the 25th race horse that’s died since December 26th. The horse, named Spectacular Music, was euthanized on Monday a day after suffering an injury during a race. The 3-year-old gelding is the second horse to die in recent days. Santa Anita hard gone six weeks without a horse death.…Read more

Lots of questions after a fight involving elected leaders from a local city.

Lots of questions after a fight involving elected leaders from a local city.

  http://images.tritondigitalcms.com/6616/sites/320/2019/05/20125925/Commerce-Fight-V1-KT.mp3 By Kevin Tripp, KABC Three City of Commerce officials were involved in a brawl at an Indian casino near Palm Spring early Sunday morning. It happened at a conference for California cities. It’s unclear who started the fight. Reports indicate Mayor Pro Tem Ivan Altamirano, Councilman Leonard Mendoza and Mayor John Soria were…Read more

Feds say Prado Dam’s vulnerability threatens Disneyland and rest of O.C.

Feds say Prado Dam’s vulnerability threatens Disneyland and rest of O.C.

Federal engineers say a major Pacific storm could cause the Prado Dam to fail – leaving much of Orange County flooded under six feet of water. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have recently raised the dam’s risk category from “moderate” to “high urgency.” Dr. David Rogers – a geological engineering professor at the Missouri University…Read more

The Mongols motorcycle club is being fined half-a-million-dollars and a federal court is ordering the seizure of guns and ammunition.

The Mongols motorcycle club is being fined half-a-million-dollars and a federal court is ordering the seizure of guns and ammunition.

http://images.tritondigitalcms.com/6616/sites/320/2019/05/17165532/Mongols-Case-V1-KT.mp3 By Kevin Tripp, KABC It’s part of a racketeering conviction against the infamous organization. Prosecutors were not able to get everything they wanted. The federal judge in Santa Ana denied a request that would have essentially forced the Mongols to give up the trademark rights to their distinctive logos.Read more

The Aliso Canyon gas leak that caused a large evacuation was due to extensive corrosion, according to state regulators.

The Aliso Canyon gas leak that caused a large evacuation was due to extensive corrosion, according to state regulators.

  http://images.tritondigitalcms.com/6616/sites/320/2019/05/17160330/Gas-Report-V1-KT.mp3 By Kevin Tripp, KABC  Over 100-thousand tons of methane gas leaked into the air in October 2015. The California Public Utilities Commission report faults Southern California Gas Company. Experts say Aliso Canyon has extensive corrosion. An outside firm that prepared the report says the company failed to properly investigate more than 60 previous…Read more

Anger is building in a Southern California town over the decision to evict residents to make way for homeless housing.

Anger is building in a Southern California town over the decision to evict residents to make way for homeless housing.

  http://images.tritondigitalcms.com/6616/sites/320/2019/05/17142455/Homeless-House-W1-KT.mp3 By Kevin Tripp, KABC People who live at the Vista Del Mar apartments in San Clemente are being told they have to leave this summer. A group called Friendship Shelter is opening a facility for chronically homeless adults. Neighbor George Gregory tells KTLA 5 that this doesn’t make sense.  Read more

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