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  • Chicago girl killed by stray bullet at sleepover

    CHICAGO – An 11-year-old Chicago girl has died after being struck in the head by a stray bullet while she was at a friend's house for a sleepover.
    July 19, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Peoria murder trial focuses on Internet searches

    PEORIA – The Internet search history on a computer belonging to a former Baptist missionary accused of killing his wife included queries on various wa ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Car plunges into Naperville quarry, killing 2

    NAPERVILLE – A car has plunged into a water-filled quarry in the Chicago suburb of Naperville, killing two passengers who were unable to escape the ve ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Given life term, inmate hopes for clemency

    GREENVILLE – From the very start, Scott Walker refused to believe he would die in prison.Arrested an ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Monitors try to secure Ukraine plane crash site

    HRABOVE, Ukraine – International monitors moved gingerly Saturday through fields reeking of the decomposing corpses that fell from a Malaysian airline ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Cubs sue over fake mascot that got into bar fight

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs have filed a lawsuit against several people whom the team accuses of being behind a fake mascot that has been engaging in b ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • High winds push growing Washington wildfire

    WINTHROP, Wash. – Pushed by howling, erratic winds, a massive wildfire in north-central Washington was growing rapidly and burning in new directions S ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Lightning a threat to ND saltwater disposal sites

    WILLISTON, N.D. – Three massive fires since the beginning of June have highlighted the threat lightning poses in the North Dakota oil patch, and in ea ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Gov. Rick Perry in Iowa again courting voters

    DES MOINES – Texas Gov. Rick Perry is visiting Iowa for the fourth time in eight months, hoping for a second chance to win over Republican voters who ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Teen’s death puts focus on caffeine dangers

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – A few weeks before their prom king's death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on narcotics that warned about t ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Extremists kill more than 100 in northeast Nigeria

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 100 people and hoisted their black and white flag over a town left undefended by Nige ...
    July 19, 2014 - 10:29 pm
  • Forest nursery school in London lets kids explore

    LONDON – In the heart of north London lies the ancient Queens Wood, a green forest hidden away in a metropolis of more than 8 million residents. The s ...
    July 19, 2014 - 10:29 pm
  • Under threat, Iraq's Christians flee city of Mosul

    BAGHDAD – The message played over loudspeakers gave the Christians of Iraq’s second-largest city until midday Saturday to make a choice: convert to Is ...
    July 19, 2014 - 10:29 pm
  • Mideast divisions cloud Gaza cease-fire efforts

    CAIRO – Even as the death toll mounts in the Gaza Strip, attempts to broker a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel have so far run aground – in part be ...
    July 19, 2014 - 10:28 pm
  • Unease in Congress, region over Obama's plan in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON – Afghanistan's disputed election and Iraq's unraveling are giving members of Congress and U.S. allies in the region reason to think Presid ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:51 pm
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