WOMAN DIES AS TREE FALLS AT WEDDING PARTY
whittier, calif.» A woman was killed and five other people were injured when a large eucalyptus tree fell on a wedding party taking photographs at a Southern California park, authorities said.
Fire crews used chain saws to cut through the downed branches.
Four of the injured suffered scrapes and bruises, officials said. A 4-year-old girl was in critical condition because of head trauma, the Los Angeles Times reported. Witnesses described hearing a loud crack and seeing people run from the area.
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Gunmen kill 10, including Canadian, in attacks on police B
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aden, yemen» suicide bomber blew himself up outside a military camp in this southern Yemeni city Sunday morning, killing at least 52 soldiers, a security official said. The Islamic State’s Yemenbased affiliate claimed responsibility. Officials said 63 people were injured in the blast.
Jet-setting Hungarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor dies at 99 B
los angeles» Zsa Zsa Gabor, the jet-setting Hungarian actress who made a career out of multiple marriages, conspicuous wealth and jaded wisdom about the glamorous life, has died. She was 99.
Her husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, says Gabor, who suffered numerous medical issues after breaking her right hip in July 2010, died Sunday of a heart attack at her home.
Gabor appeared in films ranging from “Moulin Rouge” in 1952 to “Queen of Outer Space” in 1958, but she was best known for her many love affairs and tabloid scandals.
The great aunt of Paris Hilton, she was the original hall-of-mirrors celebrity, famous for being famous for being famous.
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Los Angeles County firefighters work at the scene Saturday where a large tree fell on a wedding party in Whittier, Calif. Keith Durflinger, The Whittier Daily News