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  • New hacked nude celebrity photos leaked

    A second batch of hacked nude celebrity photos were leaked online. Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudges and Hope Solo are among those whose private photos were published Saturday. Gabrielle Union confirms naked photos she took for her husband, Dwayne Wade, are among them.  She says she plans to contact the FBI. The agency is already investigating the earlier hacks on Apple iCloud accounts, in which nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton were leaked several weeks ago.

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    Officials: White House fence jumper had knife

    The Secret Service is stepping up its patrols around the White House after a second security breach in as many days. In the latest incident, a man walked up to the White House Saturday and was turned away. The Secret Service says that same man drove through a gated area soon after, and refused to leave. It comes a day after 42-year-old Omar J. Gonzalez from Texas was arrested for jumping a fence, running across the lawn and inside the […]

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    Wife of British hostage pleads for ISIS to let him go

    The wife of a British hostage being held captive by ISIS is pleading for his release. ISIS militants said Alan Henning would be the next to die if the United States continues its airstrikes against the terror group. The threat was made in the videotaped beheading of British aid worker David Haines, which was made public last week. Henning’s wife says he is a selfless man who was only trying to help others. “I cannot see how it could assist […]

  • Secret Service investigates after man jumps White House fence

    The White House was partially evacuated and locked down after a man jumped the fence and ran inside. Cell phone video shows a man running across the North Lawn Friday night, minutes after President Obama and his daughters took off in Marine One from the South Lawn. 42-year-old Omar J. Gonzalez from Texas made it inside the North Portico doors, before the Secret Service caught him. Officials say he was not armed. Gonzalez was charged with unlawful entry into the […]

  • Indiana Toll Road operator to file bankruptcy

    The Chicago-based operator of the Indiana Toll Road plans to file for bankruptcy on Monday. ITR Concession Co. it has support from its lenders and creditors to either sell the toll road lease, or refinance its debt. The announcement comes eight years after its parent companies paid $3.8 billion to Indiana for the right to operate and collect tolls on the road.

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    Third person arrested in murder of retired police sergeant

    A third person was arrested in the shooting death of a retired Chicago Police sergeant. Nicholas Heisler is in custody in Indiana, awaiting extradition to Illinois. His arrest was announced hours after 16-year-old¬†Jeremy Montana Mendez was denied bail in the murder of Elmer Brown, 73, who died about two weeks after the March 10 break-in. Earlier this month, Jesse Kazmierski, 18, was charged with murder and felony home invasion. Kazmierski and Mendez are cousins, and Heisler is a friend. Police […]

  • Pets rescued from house fire in Dolton

    Several pets were rescued from a house fire in Dolton. It broke out just after midnight Monday in the basement of the home. Everyone inside made it out safely, including several kids. Two dogs and two cats also got out. One of the cats was struggling until paramedics gave it oxygen. Four cats died in the fire. The cause is under investigation, but officials suspect the dryer caught on fire.

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    Teens accused of smashing 53 mailboxes in Schaumburg

    Two teens from Hoffman Estates are charged with smashing dozens of mailboxes in Schaumburg. Police arrested 19-year-old Eric Beck, and a 17-year-old boy, early Monday morning. They say one of the boys drove, while the other used a pipe to smash the mailboxes from the passenger’s seat. As many as 53 were damaged. Beck was released on bond. The other teen was released to his parents.

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    Teen drowns in Kankakee County

    A teen died in suburban Kankakee County while having some end-of-summer fun with his friends. It happened Sunday afternoon in Aroma Park, about 65 miles south of Chicago. A15-year-old boy was swimming in the Kankakee River with three others, when he drowned. Illinois state police are investigating.

  • Possible threat against President Obama investigated

    Authorities are investigating a possible threat against President Obama. The Secret Service released a statement yesterday saying they were searching for a potentially suspicious person and vehicle in Connecticut. They did not elaborate on the threat. The Hartford Courant reported state police were looking for a man driving a silver Volkswagen Jetta, and that the car was found last night. There was no mention if the man was found too. President Obama was in Rhode Island for a private fundraiser.


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