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    Second NBA owner selling a team following racist remarks

    Another NBA owner is forfeiting his team because of racist comments he made in an email back in 2012. Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson announced Sunday that he’ll be selling his controlling interest in the team. Levenson said the 2012 email he sent to other owners and management was “inappropriate and offensive.” In the email, Levenson wrote that attendees at Hawks games were 70% black, and that the crowd was scaring away whites and hurting ticket sales. Levenson voluntarily reported […]

  • Dust cloud descends on Phoenix area

    A strong dust storm swept through Phoenix Saturday night. The National Weather Service issued a dust storm warning and said that blowing wing would make it tough for drivers to see. A heavy thunderstorm followed the dust storm. More moisture from Hurricane Norbert is expected to provide the Phoenix area with plenty of rain in the coming days.

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    Security guard shoots, kills man in Albany Park

    A security guard shot and killed a man in Albany Park early Sunday morning on the city’s north side. It happened at a restaurant on the 4500 block of N. Kedzie Ave. at around 4 a.m. The security guard asked an intoxicated 36-year-old man to leave the restaurant. The man left, but he came back with a knife and attacked the guard. The guard pulled a gun and shot the knife-wielding man. The victim was taken to the hospital where […]

  • Joan Rivers’ funeral set for Sunday in New York

    A private funeral for Joan Rivers is planned for Sunday at a synagogue in New York. Us Weekly reports that the funeral will be a red carpet event. Rivers will then be buried with the red carpet. The comedienne’s autopsy turned up inconclusive. Officials say they need to do more tests. Rivers died Thursday – a week after she stopped breathing during an outpatient procedure at a clinic.

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    Malaysian Prime Minister calls for new search for MH17 remains

    Malaysia’s Prime Minister says remains are still at the crash site of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in Eastern Ukraine. Prime Minister Najib Razak says sending investigators to retrieve body parts scattered across the fields of Eastern Ukraine is a top priority. He says Malaysia will work closely with Australia, Ukraine and the Netherlands to ensure the remains are returned to their families. The Boeing 777 was headed from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was shot down back in July. […]

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    U.S. military plane lands in Iran amidst flight plan confusion

    A military chartered airplane carrying about 100 Americans has landed in Dubai following an unexpected landing in Iran Friday. The flight was headed to Dubai from Afghanistan. Iranian officials questioned the flight plan of the aircraft and ordered that it land on Friday. The pilots cooperated. U.S. State Department officials said the incident was a “bureaucratic issue.” Officials say the plane was flying an established flight plan, but that it was on that course several hours later than it should […]

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    One shot, seven arrested in Ferguson as hundreds violate curfew

    Hundreds of protestors in Ferguson, Missouri violated a state imposed curfew Saturday night, where seven people were arrested and one person was shot. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency in the St. Louis suburb where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer last week. The curfew comes after looting and several nights of violent clashes between protestors and police. The man who was shot Saturday night is in critical condition. Police have no information […]

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    Rick Perry calls indictment “partisan political theatrics”

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is fighting allegations that he abused his powers. The potential 2016 presidential candidate was indicted by a grand jury Friday on two corruptions charges. He says the charges are politically motivated. “It is outrageous that some would use partisan political theatrics to rip away at the very fabric of our state’s constitution,” said Perry. “This indictment amounts to nothing more than abuse of power. And I cannot and I will not allow that to happen.” Perry […]

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    Hatchet-wielding Papa John’s robber held on bond

    A north suburban man is being held on $300,000 bond after he robbed a Papa John’s pizza place with a hatchet on Thursday evening. 31-year-old Adam Hoth walked into the Papa John’s in the Edgewater neighborhood and announced a robbery. He walked over to the cash register and pried it open with the hatchet. He got away with $250. Police arrested him the next day after he allegedly committed two other crimes – trying to steal a bracelet and slapping […]

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    White Sox great Minnie Minoso hospitalized

    Chicago White Sox great Minnie Minoso says he’s feeling fine after he fell off his boat. The 88-year-old was hospitalized for some tests after he was retrieved from the water. He’s expected to be released from the hospital Sunday. The nine time all star outfielder debuted at Comiskey Park in 1951. He played 13 full seasons and part of four other seasons in the majors.

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