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    Video captured of deadly crane collapse in New York

    NEW YORK — Officials are working to determine why a huge construction crane that was being lowered to safety during strong winds came crashing down onto a New York City street, killing a pedestrian and crushing a row of parked cars. Three other people were hurt by debris, two of them seriously. But city officials said it could have been much worse. “The fact is this is a very, very sad incident, said Mayor Bill de Blasio.” ”We’ve lost a […]

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    East Coast begins digging out after massive storm

    NEW YORK — Millions of Americans were preparing to dig themselves out Sunday after a mammoth blizzard with hurricane-force winds and record-setting snowfall brought much of the East Coast to an icy standstill. Travel bans barring non-emergency vehicles from the roads of New York City and Baltimore were lifted by early morning, and mass transit systems that had been partially suspended during the storm were scheduled to run again. But even as United Airlines said limited service might begin later […]

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    FBI took over then ran child porn website

    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is acknowledging that the FBI took over a child pornography website, but left it online in attempt to catch users. It happened over nearly two weeks, early last year. The admission was made in newly released court filings. The website had more than 215,000 registered users, and included links to more than 23,000 sexually explicit images and videos of children. 100,000 users accessed the site while it was under the FBI’s control. At least 137 […]

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    Premature triplets released from hospital in time for first Christmas

    MAYWOOD, Ill. — It’s a happy holiday homecoming for a family from suburban Berkeley. Triplets who were born six weeks premature and underweight, were released from the hospital today. They left Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood Thursday morning, just in time to celebrate their first Christmas. Finn, Kyle and Ava Santiago were born Dec. 6. They have been in the neonatal ICU ever since. Doctors say unlike many triplets who suffer lifelong physical and mental disabilities, the Santiago babies are completely healthy. […]

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    Sandra Bland family, attorneys blast grand jury process

    CHICAGO – This week, a grand jury is expected to determine whether or not any criminal charges should be filed in connection with the death of Sandra Bland of Naperville while she was held in a Texas jail cell. Her family’s attorneys say the probe and the process are deeply flawed. “We wanted to make it very clear and plain that we have absolutely no confidence in what we believe is a sham proceeding,” said attorney Larry Rogers in a news […]

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    Jay Cutler’s brother-in-law reported missing

    GRAND COUNTY, Utah — The brother-in-law of Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is missing. Officials are asking for help finding Michael Cavallari. He is the brother of Cutler’s wife, Kristin Cavallari. His car was found on the side of an interstate in Utah, the day after Thanksgiving. The car was running and the airbags were deployed. Police say Cavallari’s laptop and cell phone were inside. Officials say the car appeared to have hit a large rock. It’s believed Michael Cavallari […]

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    Laquan McDonald march and rally planned for Sunday

    CHICAGO — Religious leaders and civil rights activists say they will escalate their protests over the handling of the Laquan McDonald case Sunday. Small groups of protesters blocked the entrances to several stores along Michigan Avenue on Saturday. There have been daily demonstrations since police dash cam video of McDonald’s shooting death was released November 24. Reverend Jesse Jackson will lead a march at 2 p.m. Sunday, from State and Van Buren Streets to the Thompson Center for a rally.

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    Mayor Emanuel writes op-ed in response to Laquan McDonald criticism

    CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel strongly denies accusations that he publicly withheld the videotape of Laquan McDonald’s shooting death at the hands of a Chicago Police officer, because of the election. But, Emanuel is taking responsibility for what happened. He explained in an op-ed in the Chicago Tribune, that such evidence is never released before an investigation is compete. Mayor Emanuel added that had he seen the video before its release, he might have broken protocol and called for it […]

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    New discrepancies in Laquan McDonald case

    CHICAGO – There are new discrepancies in the Laquan McDonald case. The Chicago Tribune obtained hundreds of pages of police reports that differ dramatically with dash cam video of the shooting. Officer Jason Van Dyke told investigators that McDonald lunged at him before he shot McDonald 16 times last October. Van Dyke said he thought McDonald was trying to kill him. In the report, Van Dyke said he continued to fire because it appeared McDonald was trying to get back up. […]

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    Squirrel suspected in eight attacks possibly dead

    Novato, Calif. — An aggressive squirrel suspected of attacking eight people in California is believed to be dead. Two victims are home from the hospital, and telling their terrifying story.   Richard and Norma Williams were both given dozens of shots, including rabies and tetanus. Five other people were attacked by a squirrel in their area within several weeks of each other, including an elementary school teacher and student. No other attacks have occurred since the Williams were hurt on […]

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