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14 hurt in crash at N.J. military base

New Jersey

Fourteen hurt in crash at military base

The U.S. Air Force says a bus and a private vehicle have collided at a New Jersey military base, injuring 14 service members. Authorities say in a news release that the crash happened Saturday afternoon at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. Service members in both the bus and vehicle were injured. Two of the injured were in serious but stable condition. They were treated at hospitals and have since been released. Twelve others were in stable condition. They were treated at the scene and taken to hospitals.


Marines identify gunman, 2 victims

Military officials say a Marine who shot two of his colleagues to death and then killed himself at a Virginia base was a tactics instructor who joined the corps seven years ago. The Marines said Saturday that 25-year-old Sgt. Eusebio Lopez gunned down 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Sara Castromata and 23-year-old Cpl. Jacob Wooley on Thursday in barracks at the Quantico base. Lopez, of Pacifica, Calif., was a teacher at a school that tests Marines who want to become officers. Castromata, of Oakley, Calif., was a warehouse clerk for the school. Wooley, of Guntown, Miss., was a field radio operator and also worked with the school.


Russian oligarch Berezovsky dies

Boris A. Berezovsky, once the richest and most powerful of the so-called oligarchs who dominated post-Soviet Russia, and a close ally of Boris N. Yeltsin who helped install Vladimir V. Putin as president, died Saturday. Berezovsky was 67 and lived near London since exiling himself after a bitter falling-out with the Kremlin.


Dell likely to get more takeover bids

Michael Dell may face some competition in his effort to take over the computer maker he founded. The Wall Street Journal reported on its website Saturday that buyout specialist Blackstone Group and activist investor Carl Icahn have both notified a special committee of Dell Inc.'s board that they are working on bids for the company. Michael Dell and a group of investors announced their bid, valued at $24.4 billion, in early February. Icahn and other investors have criticized the $13.65 a share offer as being too low.


14 killed in two Mexican states

Authorities say the bodies of seven men were found in plastic chairs placed along the side of a street in the drug-plagued Mexican state of Michoacan, while another seven people, including three federal agents, were killed in neighboring Guerrero. Both states on Mexico's western coast have seen a surge of violence in recent years attributed to drug cartels.

Los Angeles

Fitness legend Weider dies at 93

Joe Weider, a legendary figure in bodybuilding who helped popularize the sport worldwide and played a key role in introducing a charismatic young weightlifter named Arnold Schwarzenegger to the world, died Saturday. He was 93. Weider's publicist, Charlotte Parker, told the Associated Press that the bodybuilder, publisher and promoter died of heart failure at his home in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. Weider created one of bodybuilding's pre-eminent events, the Mr. Olympia competition, in 1965.

Times wires

14 hurt in crash at N.J. military base 03/23/13 [Last modified: Saturday, March 23, 2013 11:01pm]
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