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  • Co-pilot acted 'deliberately' to crash plane

    Germanwings flight

    Transponder data shows that the autopilot on Germanwings Flight 9525 was reprogrammed by someone in the cockpit to change the plane's altitude from 38,000 feet to 100 feet, according to Flightradar24, a website that tracks aviation data.

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    By Josh Levs, Laura Smith-Spark, and Holly Yan CNN

Living Desert to hold annual Spring Plant Sale

A huge selection of desert native and desert-adapted plants will be for sale this weekend as the Living…

Police find bicycle in place of stolen car, 3 arrested

Candis Maine, Daniel Knott & Gary Bottroff


Three Palm Springs residents were arrested early Thursday morning in connection to a stolen SUV. Police…

North Shore man arrested for attempted homicide

Jacob Lee Couie


A man was arrested late Wednesday night in connection to an armed robbery that happened in North Shore…

Census report shows Riverside County is 10th largest in U.S.

Census worker

U.S. Census Bureau

New figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau show Riverside County is becoming one of the…

Microsoft tells its contractors: Give workers paid time off

Microsoft file

Reuters image

Microsoft wants its security guards, janitors and cooks to have paid time off.

Middle East struggles with obesity epidemic

Khalid bin Mohsen Shaari

Saudi Ministry of Health

In a video seen around the world, a Saudi Arabian man weighing some 600 kilograms was shown being…

Another year of 'Safe and Sane' Fireworks planned in Cathedral City

Safe and Sane fireworks

The Cathedral City Fire Department will be helping with another year of 'Safe and Sane' Fireworks'…

The great tech debate: Are we in a bubble or not?

Uber, car taxi service app

John R. Coughlin/CNN

Y Combinator's Sam Altman is just the latest to sound off on what he thinks of that question: Is there,…

Man facing dozens of identity theft related charges

Alfred Johnson

One man is in jail facing a dozens of charges after police say he ran an identity theft and fraud ring.

Thrift store gets safe and secure donation after burglary

Martha's village thrift store

A thrift store in Indio burglarized this month is getting a donation to keep the store and its…

15 people displaced after apartment fire

Andorra Apartment fire

Joe Galli

Multiple families in Indio are looking for a place to sleep tonight after several apartments went up in…

College students clean up Desert Hot Springs

Students from the University of Oregon spent their spring break giving back. The group partnered with…

Global designer Michael Costello featured at Fashion Week El Paseo

Fashion Week El Paseo Palm Desert

It's night five of Fashion Week El Paseo! KESQ News Channel 3 and CBS Local 2 are media sponsors of the…

Palm Springs holds open casting call for 'Big Brother'

If you're a fan of the popular CBS show Big Brother, you have a chance to star in the reality TV series…

Hiker airlifted to safety after medical emergency in Palm Desert

Megan Terlecky - KESQ/CBS Local 2

A hiker suffering a medical emergency had to be airlifted to safety from the Bump and Grind hiking…

Sleeping resident nearly struck after shots fired in Coachella

MGN Online

A person sleeping in their Coachella home was nearly shot early Wednesday morning after someone fired…

Firefighters battle 2-alarm fire at Indio apartment complex

Andorra Fire

Joe Galli

Officials with Cal Fire battled a two-alarm fire that ignited at an apartment complex in Indio Wednesday…

7 big changes coming to Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Communications

Get ready for more big changes to Facebook.

The social media company announced several new products and…

Desert Hot Springs police search for runaway girl

Desert Hot Springs police are looking for a teenager whom ran away from home Sunday.

Google could soon let you pay bills in Gmail


Courtesy Google

Google is working on a secret project to let users pay bills directly through its email service Gmail,…

Lane closures planned in Palm Desert for CVWD construction

The Coachella Valley Water District is working to eliminate leaks from an aging water pipeline in Palm…

New wells help the Desert Water Agency recycle more water

DWA New Wells

The wells are expected to be open in April and could help Desert Water Agency customers and the City of…

Lyndon Johnson Elementary School receives grant to buy computers

When students at Lyndon Johnson Elementary School in Indio sit down with their Google Chrome tablets -…

6 lost hikers rescued in Palm Springs

Lost hikers called the Palm Springs Police Department Tuesday afternoon when they couldn't find their…

Coachella begins sister cities agreement with Mexicali

Coachella and Mexicali agreement

Coachella city leaders join Mexicali officials in Mexico to seal the sister cities deal.

La Quinta debuts giant roadrunner from Goldenvoice

La Quinta debuts giant roadrunner from Goldenvoice

La Quinta debuts giant roadrunner from Goldenvoice. Natalie Brunell reports.

Upcoming Brittany Maynard video supports "aid-in-dying" bill

Brittany Maynard

Maynard was a 29-year-old California woman with brain cancer who moved to Oregon to legally end her life…



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Blast, fire rock NYC neighborhood

NYC fire emergency responders


An explosion rocked a heavily traveled section of Manhattan's East Village on Thursday, injuring at least a dozen people and leveling parts of a building, authorities said.


What causes sinkholes

brazil sinkhole bus

In March 2015, a sinkhole swallowed a tour bus in northern Brazil. The incident happened near a flooded river. Everyone aboard escaped safely. Take a look at what causes a sinkhole and some other notable sinkholes that have made headlines.

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      Some people want to make a difference, but don't want to pay more. Sometimes, though, Earth-friendly can also be wallet-friendly.

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