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    Cupich to wear pallium for first time Sunday

    CHICAGO — A special mass will be held Sunday at Holy Name Cathedral. Archbishop Blase Cupich will put on a pallium that was given to him by Pope Francis in Rome this past June. Until now, the pope personally put the wool garments on new archbishops. But, Pope Francis changed the tradition. He asked that they wear them for the first time back at their home cathedrals, so their parishioners could take part in the celebration. Sunday’s service is at […]

  • Bond set for suspect in DePaul student sex assault

    CHICAGO — Bond was set at $500,000 for a man charged with sexually assaulting a DePaul University student. Prosecutors say Isidrio Valverde, 40, attacked the victim early Thursday morning as she was walking into her apartment near campus in the 900 block of West Belden Avenue. People who know Valverde identified him after police released a surveillance photo. Valverde is also facing several charges related to his arrest. When police tried to take him into custody, he crashed his car […]

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    Teen on life support after road rage incident

    CHICAGO RIDGE — A 16-year-old boy from Oak Lawn is on life support after a road rage incident in southwest suburban Chicago Ridge. People in two cars got into an altercation around 9 p.m. on Friday night, near 99th Street and Ridgeland Avenue. Both cars drove south several blocks, where the teen got out of one of the cars and hit the other car with a baseball bat. That driver took off, and was chased. Police say the teen got […]

  • Giant red ball rolls through Toledo

    TOLEDO, Ohio — Here’s something you don’t see every day … a big red ball, rolling through the streets of Toledo. Video captured by an onlooker shows the ball bounce off three parked cars before coming to a stop. The 250 pound ball is part of an international art installation. For the past 15 years, the ball has been traveling the world … getting placed in unusual places. It was windy on Wednesday in Toledo, when the ball broke free […]

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    Kerrick trial protests take violent turn

    CHARLOTTE , NC— Georgia Ferrell says she’s still seeking justice after a jury couldn’t unanimously decide the fate of a white North Carolina police officer accused in the 2013 shooting death of her son, an unarmed black motorist. “I’ve got to keep fighting,” Ferrell said outside a courthouse late Friday afternoon after she heard a judge declare a mistrial in the voluntary manslaughter case of Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Randall Kerrick. “We must get justice.” A racially diverse jury of eight […]

  • Americans stop train attack in Europe

    ARRAS, France — Two off-duty American soldiers and an American tourist stopped a gunman who opened fire on a train in Belgium. The train was traveling from Amsterdam to Paris Friday, when the attack happened. A man came out of the bathroom with an automatic rifle, hand gun and box cutter. He injured at least one passenger, before the Americans saw him. They fought the gunman until he was unconscious, then tied him up. A British passenger also helped subdue […]

  • FBI seeks man who robbed Loop bank

    CHICAGO — The FBI released a surveillance photo of a man who robbed a bank in the Loop. The man held-up a First Merit Bank branch at 222 N. LaSalle St. just after noon on Friday. The man did not show a weapon, but did make off with a bag of cash. The FBI describes the man as 230-pounds, in his 40s to 50s, standing between 5-feet-11 and 6-feet-1. He was wearing a gray, flat-bill hat, a blue button-down shirt […]

  • Police-involved shooting injures man on South Side

    CHICAGO — A man was injured in a police-involved shooting on Chicago’s South Side. Officers were patrolling the West Englewood neighborhood around 7:30 p.m. Friday, when they saw a group of men in an alley in the 1600 block of West 71st Street. They chased one of the men, after he ran away while holding his side. Police say the man turned and pointed a gun at the officers, and one of them shot him. The man was taken to […]

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    Video captures orangutan kissing pregnant woman’s stomach

    Colchester, ENGLAND — An orangutan in England has become an intranet sensation for showing his softer side. Video shows the ape comes to the glass at the Colchester Zoo, where a pregnant visitor is standing. It puckers up and gives the woman’s belly a couple of kisses through the glass. This is not the first time the 47-year old male orangutan named Rajang has done this. Another woman says he did the same thing to her … only, it was […]

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    Laundry pod makers to add foul taste

    Several makers of concentrated laundry-detergent packets are starting to coat them with a foul taste. Doctors at Nationwide Children’s Hospital say the risk is still too high, and that households with kids under six shouldn’t buy them. They cited a new study where 17,000 accidental poisonings were recorded in two years. It prompted Consumer Reports to stop recommending laundry pods.

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