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    Chicago protesters march, block streets after police release shooting video

    CHICAGO (CNN) — The violence many feared would erupt in Chicago never materialized after police released a graphic dashcam video showing an officer shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. McDonald died after being shot 16 times. Protesters took to the streets, occasionally blocking intersections and then moving on. Police blocked their way when they tried to go up an interstate ramp. McDonald was a black teenager. He was gunned down by Jason Van Dyke, a white Chicago officer, in October 2014. Van […]

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    Sooners, Hawkeyes move into top 4

    (AP) — Oklahoma moved into third and Iowa was fourth in the new College Football Playoff rankings as Notre Dame slipped to No. 6. Clemson and Alabama remained the top two teams in the third-to-last committee rankings. The 10-1 Sooners are in good shape with only one game left in their season. Oklahoma will play at Oklahoma State on Saturday with a chance to win the Big 12. The Cowboys dropped to 11th after losing their first game of the […]

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    Clinton to speak in Montgomery for Bus Boycott anniversary

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Hillary Clinton will headline an event commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Clinton’s presidential campaign confirmed the appearance at the Dec. 1 event in Montgomery hosted by the National Bar Association. The panel will he held on the 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ 1955 arrest for refusing to give her bus seat to a white passenger. Her arrest sparked the 381-day boycott of Montgomery buses by African Americans. Clinton will speak at Dexter […]

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    Police: Guntersville man arrested with loaded gun at NYC airport

    NEW YORK (AP) – An Alabama man has been arrested after police say they caught him with a loaded gun at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police say Thomas Whitten was arrested at an airport ticket counter Sunday night. They say Whitten had a loaded .380 caliber pistol, three additional magazines and a box of ammunition. Authorities say the weapon and ammunition were in a box Whitten was carrying. Police allege the 43-year-old, […]

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    Chicago officer charged in killing of black teen

    CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer. (All times local): 11 a.m. Gov. Bruce Rauner says Illinois State Police are working with Chicago officials to ensure people remain safe following the release of a video that shows a white police officer shooting a black teen 16 times. Rauner said Tuesday his office has been briefed on the contents of the video that shows 17-year-old Laquan McDonald’s death in 2014. […]

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    Health officials: Deadly ‘kissing bug’ reported in Georgia

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a deadly insect known as the “kissing bug” has made its way to Georgia. The CDC says there have been sightings of the bug, also known as the triatomine bug, in some southern states. It’s unclear when, where or how many of the bugs have been reported. The bugs feed on the blood of mammals, including humans, and may carry a parasite that causes Chagas disease — which the […]

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    4 crew members dead after Black Hawk helicopter crashes at Fort Hood

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — U.S. Army officials say four people have died in a helicopter crash at Fort Hood. A statement from the Fort Hood public affairs office says a UH-60 helicopter aircraft carrying four crew members crashed sometime after 5:49 p.m. Monday in the northeast portion of the sprawling Texas military post. Emergency crews located the scene of the incident and reported that the four crew members were found dead. Officials say the crew was assigned to Division […]

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    State Department issues worldwide travel alert issued over ‘increased terrorist threats’

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The State Department is alerting Americans to the possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats around the world. A travel alert issued on Monday says current information suggests that Islamic State militants, al-Qaida, Boko Haram (BOH’-koh hah-RAHM’) and other terrorist groups continue to plan attacks in multiple regions. U.S. authorities say the likelihood of terror attacks will continue as members of IS return from Syria and Iraq, and others not affiliated with terror groups engage […]

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    RECALL ALERT: Brake lights can stay on even when you aren’t stopping

    Detroit, MI. – Hyundai is recalling nearly 305,000 Sonata midsize cars because the brake lights can stay on when the driver isn’t stopping. The recall covers cars from the 2011 and 2012 model years. The company says the stopper pad between the brake pedal and the plunger that turns the lights on can deteriorate. That can make the plunger stick and cause the brake lights to stay illuminated. Also, the transmission could be shifted out of park without the brake […]

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    Texas toddler dies after being put in an oven by siblings

    HOUSTON, Tx (AP) — Texas Child Protective Services says a toddler who died from severe burns was put in an oven by one of her two 3-year-old siblings when the children were left alone in their Houston apartment.                       KTRK-TV reports court documents it obtained show 19-month-old J’zyra Thompson’s two siblings told CPS investigators that one of them put the girl in the oven and the other turned it on.                             Police believe the girl was one of four children […]

  • Abdelhamid Abaaoud

    Thursday Morning update on Paris Attacks: France didn’t know mastermind was in Europe

    The Latest: PARIS (AP) — The latest on the deadly attacks in Paris. (All times local): Official: Paris attacks mastermind believed behind 4 of 6 attacks thwarted since spring 2015. 3:20 p.m. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says France did not know before last week’s deadly attacks that suspected mastermind Abdelhamid Abaaoud was in Europe. Cazeneuve spoke Thursday, shortly after French authorities announced the Belgian jihadi, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, was killed in a raid Wednesday in a suburb of Paris. He […]

  • LA Officer Death

    Los Angeles County officer found shot to death

    DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) — The latest on the shooting death of a Downey, California, police officer (all times local): 5:50 a.m. Los Angeles County authorities say a police officer in the city of Downey was found shot to death in the parking lot of police headquarters and a hunt is on for at least one suspect. Deputy Guillermina Saldana says the officer was found late Wednesday. She said early Thursday that police in the neighboring city of Montebello are conducting […]


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