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  • ‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli defies advice to keep quiet as fraud trial begins

    NEW YORK  — Jury selection begins Monday in the fraud trial of former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli, who is accused of cheating his former company, Retrophin, out of millions of dollars. Prosecutors say he used the money to repay investors from two hedge funds in what they called a Ponzi-like scheme, and used assets to pay off his own personal loans and other debts. Shkreli has pleaded not guilty. He earned the title of “Pharma Bro” and sparked outrage in […]

  • Marshmallow cafe opens in Chicago

    CHICAGO — A new cafe opening today in the Rogers Park neighborhood specializes in marshmallows. The XO Marshmallow Cafe + Wonderland has flavors like Kahlua, champagne and (soon) Nutella. Besides S’mores one of their specialties is marshmallow tacos made with waffle shells. There’s also a coffee and espresso bar. Owners raised the money for the cafe through a Kickstarter campaign.

  • Why sleeping in on the weekend may be good for your health

    No need to think twice about catching some extra hours of shuteye on the weekend, emerging research finds that it can have health benefits. Sleeping in over the weekend may lower your risk of obesity. Researchers in South Korea followed volunteers who reported sleeping too little during the week and then catching up on the weekend. The results showed that they had slightly lower body mass indexes than people who never get enough sleep. BMI can identify potential health risks […]

  • Congressman faces third surgery today after ballpark shooting

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Majority Whip Steve Scalise is facing a third surgery today, one day after police say Illinois gunman James Hodgkinson opened fire during a Republican baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. The Louisiana Republican was reported in critical condition before the surgery. Meanwhile, Congress is getting back to business today. Votes are scheduled and the charity baseball game will go on tonight as scheduled. But what happened yesterday is weighing heavily on everyone’s minds. During a White House event […]

  • Woman abandoned by human smugglers, trapped for 40 hours inside vehicle

    NOGALES, Ariz. — A woman was rescued after being trapped inside an ambulance for nearly two days. Authorities say the woman paid human smugglers to take her from Mexico across the border into Arizona last week. They used an old ambulance and hid the woman inside a small compartment. But the smugglers abandoned the vehicle, leaving the woman trapped inside for nearly 40 hours in sweltering temperatures. She had a cellphone and called her brother in Mexico. He helped Border […]

  • 12-year-old big sister helps deliver baby brother

    JACKSON, Miss. — An extra special delivery for a mother giving birth at a hospital in Mississippi this week. The doctor in the delivery room allowed the woman’s 12-year-old daughter to “catch” her baby brother. The rare and emotional moment has given Jacee Dellapena a very special relationship with her new baby brother. Jacee just wanted to see her brother’s birth, and got a lot more than she asked for. At first her mother wasn’t sure about Jacee being so […]

  • Video captures woman throwing herself in front of car to save boy’s life

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A stranger put her own life in danger when she stepped in front of a car to save a boy’s life. Video footage captured the boy walking with his family when all of a sudden a woman came to stand between him and a car driving out of control. Both were briefly pinned against the building. They were seriously injured and remain hospitalized. Police say they believe the boy would have died if it had not been […]

  • Spit on sidewalk used to nab murder suspect in cold case

    LOS ANGELES — Police used spit from the sidewalk to link a suspect to the murders of two women six years ago. 17-year-old Michelle Lozano was murdered in 2011. The body of 22-year-old Bree’Anna Guzman was found five months later. DNA was found at both crime scenes but the cases remained unsolved. Detectives recently used a process known as familial DNA testing which can identify likely relatives of a suspect. In these cases, the samples were linked to the father […]

  • CPD police station on South Side gets high-tech help to fight crime

    CHICAGO — Chicago police say the new technology, combined with more than 1000 officers on the street each day,  made this Memorial Day a bit safer than last. Chicago police say all hands were on deck this holiday weekend and that the strategic decision support center, now in three districts, helped keep crime down. The “Shots Fired “ technology works in real time before anyone even calls 911.  So within seconds of a gunshot being detected alerts are sent to […]

  • Illinois House passes concealed carry bill

    Study: Thousands of children killed by guns each year

    Firearm injuries are one of the top four causes of death for teens in the United States. According to a new review by Children’s National Health System 20,000 people are treated in emergency rooms for gunshot wounds every year. 90% of those cases are kids ages 12-to-19. In 2015, 4,500 adolescents died from gunshot injuries. Of the children who are hospitalized researchers found that 50% leave the hospital with a disability. Experts say parents don’t realize that the majority of […]