Palm Springs

13 Dead, 31 Injured in One of Deadliest Wrecks in California History

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — A maintenance crew had slowed down traffic on a California highway through the night, and the work had gone on for hours without problems. Then a tour bus returning to Los Angeles from a casino trip slammed into the back of a semi-truck. Passengers who were asleep on the bus woke up to loud screams and the sound of crushing metal.

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Alleged Palm Springs Cop Killer Was Violent Gang Member

John Hernandez Felix, the alleged cop-killer that Palm Springs police have in custody after a 12-hour standoff, is a known gang member with a history of violent run-ins with law enforcement and arrests, including a four-year sting in prison after an attempt gangland assassination.

Palm Springs officers memorial (Rodrigo Peña / Associated Press)

Drought Critics: Obama’s California Golf Game Out of Bounds

Global warming activists and environmentalists continue to complain about President Barack Obama’ Father’s Day weekend stint in the drought-stricken state of California, during which he touted his commitment to combat climate change and then jetted off to Palm Springs to hit some balls on the manicured greens of the elite Annenberg Estate Sunnylands.

More Obama golf (Nicholas Kamm / AFP / Getty)