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  • Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio’s filth

    RIO DE JANEIRO – Athletes in next year’s Summer Olympics will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becomi ...
    July 30, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Colorado theater shooter went from happy boy to mass killer

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. – He flashed a toothy grin in his second grade photograph, but by the ninth grade, the smile was gone, replaced with an awkward smir ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Confederate flags left near Rev. Martin Luther King’s church

    ATLANTA – Police worked Thursday to identify two white males who were caught on surveillance camera laying Confederate battle flags neatly on the grou ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Chicken, beer a bad recipe for home burglar who fell asleep

    LAKE WORTH, Fla. – Chicken and beer make for a bad burglary.A Florida family tells police they came ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Campus officer pleads not guilty in traffic stop shooting

    CINCINNATI – A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a motorist during a traffic stop pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder charges ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Protesters forced from river after Arctic-bound ship blocked from route

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Authorities forced protesters in kayaks from a river Thursday in Portland, Oregon, where the demonstrators were trying to stop a Roya ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • Feds release updated strategy against AIDS

    NEW YORK – U.S. health officials have updated their strategic plan for fighting AIDS, setting new goals for reducing infections and deaths.
    July 30, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Maryland gov. to close detention center

    BALTIMORE – Maryland’s governor announced plans Thursday to immediately shut down Baltimore’s state-run jail, where inmates and guards ran a criminal ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Congress heads on vacation, putting off messy decisions

    WASHINGTON – Congress is heading out for a five-week summer recess in anything but a cheerful vacation mood, leaving behind a pile of unfinished busin ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Springfield’s historic sites see decline in visitors

    SPRINGFIELD – Most of the historic sites in the Springfield area have seen a decline in attendance despite last year’s increase in tourism statewide.
    July 30, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Afghan Taliban confirm Omar’s death

    KABUL, Afghanistan – The Taliban confirmed the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and appointed his successor Thursday, as a new round of p ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Ex-U.S. Rep. scrambles to meet bond conditions

    CHICAGO – Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds, facing federal tax charges, scrambled Thursday to find a place to stay to meet bond conditions after prosecut ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Former Rep. Schock, prosecutors find resolution on contempt accusations

    SPRINGFIELD – Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock and his attorneys have reached a temporary resolution with federal prosecutors on civil contempt accusatio ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Wing could help solve what happened to MH370

    SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion – A barnacle-encrusted wing part that washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island could help solve one of aviation’s greatest myste ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • July 31 police reports

    DeKalb cityAdale Cross, 22, of the 900 block of Ridge Drive, DeKalb, was charged Wednesday, July 22, ...
    July 30, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Will you miss the cannon at Northern Illinois University football games?