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British mother-of-two Lynne Spalding, whose body was discovered in the stairway of a hospital in America probably died of a chemical imbalance due to complications from chronic alcohol abuse, San Francisco assistant medical examiner Ellen Moffat said in a new report.
Peterlee-born Ms Spalding, who had lived in the US for 23 years, was confused and delirious on the day she disappeared, not aware of what day it was or why she was in hospital, the notes added.
The death of a missing British woman whose body laid in the stairway of a US hospital for days before being discovered was linked to chronic alcohol abuse, a coroner has reported.
Lynne Spalding, 57, originally from Peterlee, Durham, disappeared from her room at San Francisco General Hospital on September 21.
She was found in the locked stairwell by a member of the hospital's engineering staff during a routine check 17 days after she vanished.
US newspapers have hailed Batkid - the five-year-old Caped Crusader who helped 'save' San Francisco from villain the Riddler.
The US city was transformed into Gotham, the home of Batman, for Miles Scott who celebrated beating cancer by joining his idol for a day.
Thousands of fans turned out to watch Batkid rescue a woman from a train track and arresting the Riddler at a bank.
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San Francisco Police have closed off part of the city centre after a "suspicious device" was found.
Suspicious device Market St and Powell St, O'ffarell St. Street Closure, heavy traffic, Cable Car and Muni rerouted and delayed. AVOID AREA.
The Associated Press reports that a one-block radius around Union Square has been "shutdown to vehicles and pedestrians".
A billionaire inventor has unveiled plans to create a crash-proof supersonic transport system that will fire passengers through a tube at speeds of up to 700 mph.
American entrepreneur Elon Musk visualises pods of up to 28 people rocketing through a solar-powered network across vast distances.
He claims the 'Hyperloop' system could get travellers from Los Angeles to San Francisco, some 350 miles away, in just 30 minutes.
ITV News Washington Correspondent Robert Moore explains how the technology works and why a retro cartoon may have helped pave the way for the future travel:
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A girl has died in hospital to become the third fatality in the crash of an Asiana Airlines jet at San Francisco airport last Saturday.
The child, who died on Friday morning, is a Chinese national and had been in critical condition, according to a statement from two doctors at San Francisco General Hospital.
The crash landing of the Boeing also killed two Chinese teenage girls and injured more than 180 other people.
Emergency calls made by passengers ofan Asiana Airlines flight that crashed in San Francisco have been released by the California Highway Patrol.
One distressed woman can be heard telling the dispatcher, "She is severely burned, she will probably die soon if we don't get help".
Another tells them, "We have people over here who weren't found and they're burned, really badly".