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Tour bus crash leaves 22 hurt
ROSEMEAD — Los Angeles County authorities said a tour bus accident Thursday morning in Rosemead left two people with moderate injuries and 20 people with minor injuries.
Fire Inspector Matt Levesque said the circumstances were not known, but the accident appeared to involve a collision with a sedan on north San Gabriel Boulevard.
Rosemead is a suburb east of Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley.
Woman in escort ad reported as missing
PORTLAND — Police in Maine and New York are investigating the disappearance of a 22-year-old woman who advertised as an escort on Craigslist.
Police said Megan Waterman, of Scarborough, Maine, hasn’t been in contact with her family or friends since the weekend of June 5 when she was staying at a hotel in Hauppauge on New York’s Long Island.
Scarborough police Detective Don Blatchford said Miss Waterman went to New York on Memorial Day weekend with her boyfriend, 20-year-old Akeem Cruz, of Brooklyn, N.Y. Police questioned Mr. Cruz and were treating the disappearance as a missing-person case.
FDA panel approves anti-pregnancy drug
GAITHERSBURG — Federal health specialists said Thursday that a new type of morning-after contraceptive that works longer than existing drugs is safe and effective.
The Food and Drug Administration’s panel of reproductive health specialists voted unanimously that the pill ellaOne successfully reduces the chance of pregnancy up to five days after sex. Plan B, the most widely used emergency contraceptive pill, is effective only if women take it within three days of sex.
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