Two disasters on two different coasts are causing confusion and evacuations this morning.
In New York, an explosion caused by what the NYPD is calling a "low-order explosive device" damaged a Times Square recruiting station. No one was injured, but it left a gaping hole in the front window and shattered a glass door, twisting and blackening the metal frame. Investigators are examining the device today for details as to its origins. A person on a bike was seen near the explosion site just before it happened, but investigators aren't sure if that's connected to the instance.
In California, landslides are threatening homes in West Los Angeles. A hillside collapsed happened near the University of California, knocking down power poles and completely closing a busy street during rush hour. Dozens of firefighters, building officials, and others are on the scene this morning. Officials say rain in the area recently could be a contributing factor to the landslides.
Cathryn Khalil, reporting. firstname.lastname@example.org