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    Man lives in front yard after wife kicks him out of mansion

    HOUSTON — A wife kicked her husband out of the house, but he’s not going far. Sharafat Khan has been living outside his million dollar home in Houston for the past six months. His fragile appearance shows he’s barely getting by. That has neighbors concerned. “He’s wearing the same clothing, it’s dirty, he has no bathroom facilities, no shoes,” said Debbie Scoggins. “He’s very frail.  He can’t even walk,” said Laurel Stout. Khan says his 32-year marriage first started falling […]

  • Rep. Bob Brady (D-PA) drinking from the same glass Pope Francis used while addressing Congress

    Congressman takes glass pope drank from during address to Congress

    WASHINGTON — A Pennsylvania Congressman collected a one of a kind souvenier during Pope Francis’ visit to the Capitol. While addressing Congress, the pope paused to take a drink of water. When he left the room, the glass got left behind. That’s when Rep. Bob Brady slipped through the crowd and grabbed it. He then took it to his office and drank from it. His wife and two staff members drank from it too. He also let Senator Bob Casey, […]

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    Teenage shoplifting suspect dies in Indianapolis police custody

    INDIANAPOLIS — The death of a suspected teenage shoplifter is under investigation. An Indianapolis police officer confronted 18-year-old Terrell Day at a Burlington Coat Factory on Saturday. Day eventually surrendered outside. An ambulance was called when he complained he had trouble breathing. Emergency crews checked on him, but they said he was well enough to be arrested. But as he was being transported in a police vehicle, Day complained about having breathing issues again. They got worse and a second […]

  • Competitive eaterTakeru Kobayashi and friends eat a goat to reverse the curse on the Chicago Cubs

    Competitive eaters devour entire goat to try to reverse Cubs’ curse

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs are just a few wins away from their first postseason since 2008. After winning Tuesday night, the team’s magic number is 3. But once they get to the playoffs, the Cubs still face the Curse of the Billy Goat. That’s the legendary hex that’s been on the team since 1945, when the owner of the Billy Goat Tavern and his pet goat were kicked out of Wrigley Field during the World Series. The owner cursed […]

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    School bus crashes into pond with 27 children on board

    HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Flor. —  A school bus full of children went off the road and into a pond in Florida Thursday. 27 elementary students were on board. No one was seriously injured. “It started bumping up and down and it was really scary, and then we hit the side of a tree and the windows broke and then we were falling in different seats and water came in,” said 7 year old passenger Sonia Sadasivam. The accident was captured on […]

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    Video of crocodile standing up on his tail is amazing

    This crocodile won’t just open its mouth for something to eat. National Geographic photographer Trevor Frost shot this video. You see the crocodile propel itself, straight up, from the water.  

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    Chicago police officers receiving thousands of bulletproof vests

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation is coming through on its mission to protect the lives of more officers. The not for profit group says it will cross the halfway point of distribution of thousands of new bulletproof vests. Officers from the city’s Area North Districts will be receiving the vests, September 14 through 18, after they were purchased with funds raised by “Get Behind The Vest” campaign. The campaign’s goal was to raise $4 million to help buy […]

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    PHOTOS: 4,000-square-foot house in Indiana selling for $199 and an essay

    VEVAY, Ind. — A large house in Indiana is for sale, but the price is well below market value. It’s known as the River House. It’s along state road 156 in Vevay and the Ohio River. It’s over 4,000 square feet, with vaulted ceilings, a fireplace, two jetted tubs, and a great room with panoramic views of the river. And it can all be yours for just $199. The catch is you have to write a persuasive essay about why the house should […]

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    U.S. News & World Report names top colleges

    CHICAGO — US News and World Report just released its annual college rankings. Ivy League schools make up the top three. Princeton University is on top, and Harvard and Yale are right behind it. Illinois schools are well represented. The University of Chicago is tied for 4th place. Northwestern University is in 12th. The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is tied for 41st. DePaul University is 123 overall, but its ranked 21 in a list of “most innovative” schools. Wheaton […]

  • Fan gets tackled in front of visitors' dugout at Wrigley Field. (Chicago Tribune photo)

    Fan charged for running onto Wrigley Field during game

    CHICAGO –A Chicago Cubs fan was arrested for getting too close to the action. Christopher Hilton ran onto Wrigley Field during Sunday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Security tackled him right in front of the visitors’ dugout. Hilton is charged with criminal trespassing. Police say he was drunk when they found him on the field. Hilton is due in court on Monday.


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