Google Old News

Thursday, June 30, 2005, at 03:09PM

By Eric Richardson

One of the searches I do regularly to see what's happening is a Google News search for downtown "los angeles". Just now I had quite a start when I clicked that link, sorted by date, and found the seventh story to be:

11 Die After Train Hits SUV KABC, CA - 1 hour ago ... That train had left Union Station at 5:48 am bound for downtown Burbank. ... Rick Godinez of the Los Angeles Fire Department said early on. ...

It was quite a relief to go to the linked story and find "last updated: 1/26/2005". I don't know what tripped Google into thinking it was a new story, but it scared me for a second there.