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Chicago police release 2 men questioned in Smollett case
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 01:23:11 -0500

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett and said they have new evidence to investigate ...  Full Story

Employee being fired fatally shoots 5 co-workers in Illinois
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 23:42:01 -0500

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — A 15-year employee being fired from a suburban Chicago manufacturing company started shooting Friday, killing five co-workers and wounding five police officers before he w...  Full Story

Weather turns ugly as Shiffrin goes for 2nd gold at worlds
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 04:50:00 -0500

ARE, Sweden (AP) — The weather's turned ugly for Mikaela Shiffrin's last race at the skiing world championships.

Fog has descended over the course at Are, Sweden, and the wind has slig...  Full Story

Chicago police release 2 men questioned in Smollett case
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 01:23:11 -0500

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett and said they have new evidence to investigate ...  Full Story

Home investor finds staircase booby-trapped with a knife
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 06:57:51 -0500

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia real estate investor says a home he was scoping out came with an unadvertised surprise — a stairway booby-trapped with a swinging knife.

Ekrem Uysale...  Full Story

Trump emergency declaration faces fights in the courts
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 00:35:53 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Let the lawsuits begin.

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border and predicted his administration would end up defending it all ...  Full Story

US seeks ways to recycle lithium batteries in cars, phones
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:39:30 -0500

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. government will lead an ambitious effort to develop technologies to recycle lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles, cellphones and other sources to ensure a reli...  Full Story

Illinois man being fired from job fatally shoots 5 workers
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 01:20:41 -0500

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The frantic calls started pouring in at 1:24 p.m. A gunman was shooting people inside a sprawling manufacturing warehouse in Aurora, Illinois.

Within four minutes, ...  Full Story

The Latest: Merkel defends pipeline plans for Russian gas
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 06:04:41 -0500

MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the international security conference taking place in Munich (all times local):

12 noon

Chancellor Angela Merkel is defending the development of the ...  Full Story

9/11 fund running out of money for those with illnesses
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:35:07 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — The compensation fund for victims of 9/11 is running out of money and will cut future payments by 50 to 70 percent, officials announced Friday.

September 11th Victim Co...  Full Story