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'At least 30 injured' in California train crash

At least 30 people have been injured after a Southern California Metrolink train struck a vehicle in Ventura County, California, earlier today.

Three carriages of the commuter train derailed after the fiery collision with a truck on the tracks north west of Los Angeles.

There has so far been no official reports of fatalities.

Storms batter California and Pacific Northwest

Stormy weather has been blamed for at least three deaths and has left thousands of homes without power in the US Pacific Northwest and California, causing flash-flooding, mudslides and evacuations.

In the video below, tornado-like winds rip through a housing complex in Los Angeles.

Video credit: Reuters/Jamie Mena

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Fire department rescue pair from Los Angeles river

The Los Angeles Fire Department has pulled two people from the Los Angeles river after a barrage of torrential rain and heavy winds battered drought-stricken California.

One person was found dead on Friday in a rain-swollen flood-control channel in the Orange County town of Garden Grove, which could mark the third storm-related fatality on the West Coast since the weather hit on Thursday.

The weather system causing the mayhem is fuelled by the 'Pineapple Express' - a powerful conveyor belt carrying relatively warm air and copious amounts of rain stretching all the way from Hawaii in the central Pacific to the western side of mainland America.

US man suspected of stealing Ferrari twice in one day

A man from California is facing jail after he allegedly stole a Ferrari 458 Spider worth $250,000 (£160,000) twice in one day.

Fontana police stopped Earnie Steven Hooks at a DUI checkpoint on August 29 after reports the car had been stolen.

The Ferrari 458 Spider is worth around £160,000. Credit: FontanaPoliceDepartment

According to officers, the 39-year-old fled and abandoned the Ferrari in the area but he later returned to the impound lot after police had seized it and stole it again.

Earnie Steven Hooks, 39, was stopped by Police at a DUI checkpoint after reports the Ferrari had been stolen. Credit: FontanaPoliceDepartment

Hooks was arrested on Thursday after Police spotted him driving around in the sportscar and is currently in an active case for vehicle theft.

Clean up begins after powerful California earthquake

A major clean up operation has begun in northern California after it was struck by a powerful 6.0 magnitude earthquake.

A man salvages what he can from his car that was crushed by a building. Credit: Reuters
Staff at a wine shop clean up broken glass. Credit: Reuters
A man sweeps broken tiles and wreckage from his Napa shop. Credit: Reuters
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