Group Asks Illinois High Court For Redistricting Rehearing

Pat Quinn is pitching a redistricting plan he says will meet constitutional muster because it's simpler than previous plans. Under the Supreme Court's rules, Independent Maps has the right to point out argument the majority of the Court overlooked or... More..

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Clinton's Indian-origin aide files for separation from husband
by | Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Clinton's Indian-origin aide files for separation from husband

What's even more inappropriate this time around is that one of the saucy pictures Weiner sent to a "friend" featured Weiner next to his sleeping 5-year-old son, his only child with wife Abedin. "The longer ...More..

911 calls: 'Gunshots going like crazy' in Pulse nightclub
by | Wednesday, August 31, 2016

911 calls: 'Gunshots going like crazy' in Pulse nightclub

People were texting, calling and video-chatting for help during the mass shooting of 49 people in June, and their loved ones frantically called police dispatchers in turn, according to numerous audio recording...More..

by | Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Chicago men charged in shooting of National Basketball Association star Wade's cousin

Chicago's homicide numbers become more shocking when compared to New York City, with a population three times its size. So far through the month of August Chicago has recorded 439 total shootings and 84 tota...More..

Home Prices Continued Strong Gains in June
by | Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Home Prices Continued Strong Gains in June

Before seasonal adjustment, the National Index posted a month-over-month gain of 1.0 percent while both the 10-City Composite and the 20-City Composite posted a 0.8 percent increase in June. Home prices across ...More..

by | Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Kaepernick's decision to sit through anthem scrutinized

The San Francisco 49ers quarterback sat in protest during the song at the game, saying he would not honor a song nor "show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color". "I'm su...More..

by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

NWS: 8 tornadoes touched down Wednesday

Another storm flooded streets and damaged buildings in Indianapolis Friday morning. Marion County's tornado was rated EF0. Howard County Commissioner Paul Wyman says "thousands upon thousands of people in How...More..

by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Mexicans say 'adios' to beloved singer Juan Gabriel

The press office for Mexican superstar Juan Gabriel says the singer has died at age 66. More recently, Gabriel recorded two albums of duets with dozens of younger pop stars, including Juanes, Carla Morris...More..

by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

CNN Commentator: Johnson's Polling Impressive, Should Be in Debates

Johnson has been touting the Quinnipiac poll's findings on his social media account, and has been urging voters to register their displeasure with a debate system that excludes third-party candidates unless t...More..

Reports of shots at Los Angeles airport false alarm
by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Reports of shots at Los Angeles airport false alarm

People at the airport claimed on social media that a man opened fire while near a baggage claim inside an arrivals terminal. Sunday night's shutdown in Los Angeles closely mirrored a situation at New York's...More..

Driver charged in crash that killed firefighters
by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Driver charged in crash that killed firefighters

Tribal leaders from the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community say that the firefighters were headed to fight the Box Canyon fire in Utah. Michael Johnson, 28, of Baraga, is now in the Anoka County Jail after crashing...More..

Chelsea Clinton to remain on family foundation board
by | Monday, August 29, 2016

Chelsea Clinton to remain on family foundation board

Abedin responded that same day saying, "He asked to see hrc thurs and Friday thru normal channels". "I know there's a lot of smoke", she said, "and there's no fire". Other Morgan Stanley organizations, includ...More..

by | Sunday, August 28, 2016

Trump meets with minority leaders ahead of Clinton speech

Donald Trump confronted head-on allegations that he is racist on Thursday, defending his hard-line approach to immigration while trying to make the case to minority voters that Democrats have abandoned them. Sh...More..

by | Sunday, August 28, 2016

Donald Trump Accuses Hillary Clinton of Bigotry

Another code word for white supremacy. The comments - delivered in what could be a crucial swing state in November - mark a dramatic escalation in the war of words between Clinton and Trump. Donald Trump is t...More..

IL Supreme Court Rejects Redistricting Referendum
by | Saturday, August 27, 2016

IL Supreme Court Rejects Redistricting Referendum

But the court decided that the proposal did not meet the granular "structural and procedural" requirements for a constitutional change. The Illinois Republican Party placed the blame for the court's ruling sq...More..

by | Saturday, August 27, 2016

Several tornadoes likely hit Indiana, Ohio; no bad injuries

Tornadoes were also seen in northwest Ohio. "Those directly affected by the tornadoes who need help, can contact United Way of Allen County's 2-1-1 service to get in touch with the appropriate agency", the stat...More..

by | Saturday, August 27, 2016

Hillary Clinton defends Clinton Foundation, says meetings were routine

Trump's name is listed on the Clinton Foundation's website as having given between $100,001 and $250,000. Trump is set to meet with African-American leaders in New York City on Thursday and said he would ...More..

Staying ahead of the mold, residents salvage what they can
by | Friday, August 26, 2016

Staying ahead of the mold, residents salvage what they can

An estimated 20,000 have been displaced so far; their homes likely ruined, and many are in financial trouble because they did not have flood insurance. Spokeswoman Jennifer Friedman says President Barack Obama ...More..

Tennesseans expected to weather insurance changes
by | Thursday, August 25, 2016

Tennesseans expected to weather insurance changes

The premium rate hikes were substantially revised upward for Cigna and Humana after company officials realized they had vastly underestimated their costs for the coming year in providing health care coverage to...More..

Mayor Declares Curfew After Second Night of Milwaukee Unrest
by | Thursday, August 25, 2016

Mayor Declares Curfew After Second Night of Milwaukee Unrest

Photo taken on August 14, 2016 shows cars damaged by violence in Milwaukee , U.S. state of Wisconsin. "We know there has to be more investment, and you'd have to be insane to think that this activity (riot...More..

by | Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Obama meets with family of Baton Rouge man killed by police

Describing the damage he had witnessed to businesses and homes in Baton Rouge, Mr Obama said the "entire nation" was "heartbroken by the loss of life". Bush. Krichel told CNN's Nick Valencia he had lost a...More..

'US Secret Service spoke to Trump campaign about second Amendment comment'
by | Wednesday, August 24, 2016

'US Secret Service spoke to Trump campaign about second Amendment comment'

Clinton is trying to undercut the trustworthiness of rival Donald Trump. When the Clinton campaign released her past tax returns last July, it also released a letter from her personal physician, Dr. He also p...More..

by | Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Trump To Black Voters: 'What The Hell Do You Have To Lose?'

Donald Trump's presidential campaign endured another day of internal disruption Friday when Paul Manafort, who as campaign chairman had sought to build bridges with the Republican establishment by encouraging a...More..

Oswego Police Labor Day Drunk Driving Crackdown Underway
by | Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Oswego Police Labor Day Drunk Driving Crackdown Underway

The high-visibility national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs August 19-September 5, 2016. Previously, the national slogan was "Drunk Driving: Over the Limit, Under Arrest", but sinc...More..

Louisiana State trooper shot in 7th Ward Sunday
by | Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Louisiana State trooper shot in 7th Ward Sunday

The New Orleans Police Monitor and Federal Consen Decree monitors are on the scene. Resident Cynthia Feist, 48, who said she was at New Orleans and Duels streets when shots rang out, said she saw police and a...More..

by | Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Upton hits pair of 3-run homers, Tigers beat Red Sox

Martinez rounds the bases past Boston Red Sox third baseman Aaron Hill after hitting a solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. Choosing to face the red-hot J.D. Martinez was a ...More..

Governor McAuliffe restores voting rights of 13000 felons
by | Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Governor McAuliffe restores voting rights of 13000 felons

The state will begin by reviewing the cases of offenders who have been out of the criminal justice system for the longest, according to WTOP . "Undoubtedly, the governor has restored the rights of some deser...More..

Inventory of homes limited in Baton Rouge
by | Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Inventory of homes limited in Baton Rouge

The Red Cross provides food, shelter, counseling and other assistance to the victims of disasters. Our primary goal is the safety of the people we are serving - and we will continue to make decisions that ensur...More..

Tornado confirmed in Allen County
by | Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tornado confirmed in Allen County

Officials said the winds hit a maximum 100 miles per hour and the path length was about half a mile long and 400 yards wide. EF-1 tornado confirmed in #Concord MA. It also uprooted a pine tree on Eby Road, ...More..

Father 'reached into alligator's mouth to try and save son'
by | Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Father 'reached into alligator's mouth to try and save son'

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission report said the child did nothing to provoke the alligator and the death was classified as a predatory attack. When Matt turned toward Lane, he saw an a...More..

AG: Ex-Milwaukee officers investigate fatal police shooting
by | Tuesday, August 23, 2016

AG: Ex-Milwaukee officers investigate fatal police shooting

August 13. A few hours after the shooting, violence erupted on the city's largely black north side, with protesters hurling rocks at police and burning six businesses. "They give only a narrow and incomplete ...More..

by | Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Eric Trump: Democrats Have Taken African-American Community 'Largely for Granted'

But Trump once again accused Clinton of "bigotry", claiming she sees African-Americans "only as votes, not as human beings worthy of a better future". In promising to "Make America Great again", he often seemed...More..

State Attorney General Kane resigns after conviction
by | Monday, August 22, 2016

State Attorney General Kane resigns after conviction

In a statement today , Wolf said , "Her decision to resign is the right one, and will allow the people of Pennsylvania to finally move on from this situation". Kane, through her lawyer, also surrendered he...More..

13 people shot, wounded at Connecticut house party
by | Monday, August 22, 2016

13 people shot, wounded at Connecticut house party

Police in Bridgeport were called to the home around 1:30 a.m. Sunday for a report of shots fired. But yet 13 people were shot and wounded at a Bridgeport house party after two shooters opened fire, as reporte...More..

Southern California Wildfire 73% Contained, Firefighters Transition to 'Mop-Up Phase'
by | Monday, August 22, 2016

Southern California Wildfire 73% Contained, Firefighters Transition to 'Mop-Up Phase'

Most of the roughly 82,000 people under evacuation orders at the height of the fire were still unable to return to check on their homes. Officials estimate 105 homes and 213 outbuildings have been destroyed sin...More..

Amber Alert issued for missing 5-year-old
by | Sunday, August 21, 2016

Amber Alert issued for missing 5-year-old

Ertl is 45 pounds with shoulder-length, sandy blond hair. He is described as a white man, 5 foot 11 inches tall. Zachary Anderson is possibly wearing a black t-shirt with "Riverside MN Softball" printed o...More..

by | Sunday, August 21, 2016

Gawker To Fold After Nearly 15 Years In Business

Daulerio. Gawker had published a video of Hogan having sex with a friend's wife. UCI will not be operating the Gawker .com site. The company's founder Nick Denton filed for personal bankruptcy this m...More..

by | Sunday, August 21, 2016

Clinton's foundation to alter donations policy if elected

Former US president Bill Clinton reportedly told his staffers in NY that the foundation will only accept contributions from US citizens and independent charities if Hillary wins the elections, ABC News report...More..

Trump pitches black voters: 'What the hell do you have to lose?'
by | Sunday, August 21, 2016

Trump pitches black voters: 'What the hell do you have to lose?'

President Barack Obama, historically the most popular president among African-Americans in United States history, received 93 per cent of the black vote in 2012, the BBC said . Clinton's campaign railed agai...More..

Suspect charged with murder in killings of NY imam, assistant
by | Saturday, August 20, 2016

Suspect charged with murder in killings of NY imam, assistant

Akonjee and Uddin were killed on Saturday in what prosecutors described as an assassination, when a man approached the two from behind and shot them in the head from point-blank range. On Monday police told rep...More..

Clinton releases 2015 tax return, prods Trump to do the same
by | Saturday, August 20, 2016

Clinton releases 2015 tax return, prods Trump to do the same

If he doesn't release those returns he's begging for the issue to dog him through November. Tim Kaine and wife Anne Holton, also released 10 years of their own tax returns. With her release Clinton, for her par...More..

by | Saturday, August 20, 2016

Bail Set For Newark Woman Accused Of Cyberstalking Kardashians

The victims include Jenner, members of her family and two assistants. She has been hit with a 15-count indictment for harassing Kris, her relatives, and two of her assistants, and for multiple counts of cyber...More..

Man Accused of Killing Mother, 3 Children in North Carolina
by | Saturday, August 20, 2016

Man Accused of Killing Mother, 3 Children in North Carolina

Police said they went to Toone's Grovemont Drive residence. Toone is now facing at least one charge of murder in the death of Howard, but GPD detectives are now working to obtain additional murder charges for...More..

Storms lurking in Kansas City's forecast but first: Hot, humid temperatures
by | Friday, August 19, 2016

Storms lurking in Kansas City's forecast but first: Hot, humid temperatures

Other than that, it looks like a mainly dry stretch ahead. Tonight under mostly clear skies lows will drop in the upper 60s with a light south wind. Highs are expected to be in the middle to upper 80s on F...More..

Trump's new campaign manager says bad poll numbers 'help' them
by | Friday, August 19, 2016

Trump's new campaign manager says bad poll numbers 'help' them

Trump's personnel moves reflect instability atop his campaign, the official said, while Clinton's leadership team has been largely unchanged since she announced her candidacy in April 2015. Manafort still remai...More..

Federal Reserve rate hike possible in September: NY chair
by | Friday, August 19, 2016

Federal Reserve rate hike possible in September: NY chair

Typically, economists expect prices to rise as more people find jobs and cash their paychecks. The Fed raised its target range for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to 0.25-0.5 percent in December, ...More..

Serial Rapist Darren Sharper Sentenced To 18 Years In Prison
by | Friday, August 19, 2016

Serial Rapist Darren Sharper Sentenced To 18 Years In Prison

Judge Jane Triche Milazzo sentenced the athlete in a New Orleans court after he pleaded guilty or no-contest to the charges relating to crimes in Louisiana, Arizona, California and Nevada. "I would like to a...More..

by | Friday, August 19, 2016

US Justice Department to end use of private prisons

The DOJ's inspector general released a report on private facilities last week that said they had higher rates of assaults and disturbances in recent years, which led to greater property damage, physical injur...More..

Man arrested after trying to have sex with a van
by | Friday, August 19, 2016

Man arrested after trying to have sex with a van

The report says the man, later identified as Michael Henson , appeared to be intoxicated. After Henson was put in the back of a police auto (which he did not try to seduce), the woman who reported the inci...More..

Funeral will be held Tuesday for Vanessa Marcotte, jogger murdered in Princeton
by | Friday, August 19, 2016

Funeral will be held Tuesday for Vanessa Marcotte, jogger murdered in Princeton

Marcotte, who was murdered last week as she jogged near her mother's home in Princeton, was remembered Tuesday at a funeral Mass in the same church where she had been baptized 27 years earlier. (Worcester Count...More..