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  • At least 66 dead, 85 missing after Mexican pipeline explosion

    TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico — Forensic experts attempted to separate and count charred heaps of corpses in central Mexico on Saturday after a massive fireball erupted at an illegal pipeline tap, killing at least 66 people. More than 85 other people on Saturday were listed as missing as relatives of the deceased and onlookers gathered around the scene of carnage. Just a few feet from where the pipeline passed through an alfalfa field, the dead seem to have fallen in heaps, perhaps […]

  • Police identify officer who fatally shot security guard Jemel Roberson

    CHICAGO — A suburban Chicago police chief has identified the officer who fatally shot a security guard outside the bar where he worked. Midlothian Police Chief Daniel Delaney says fourth-year Officer Ian Covey shot 26-year-old Jemel Roberson on Nov. 11 in nearby Robbins, just south of Chicago. Delaney had previously resisted calls to release Covey’s name. Delaney said Friday that Covey remains on administrative leave pending a state police investigation. Roberson was killed while holding at gunpoint a man involved in an […]

  • Trump plans big announcement on Saturday on shutdown, border

    WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump says he’ll make a “major announcement” on the government shutdown and the southern border on Saturday afternoon as the standstill over his border wall continues. The White House did not immediately provide details on Friday about what the president would be announcing, but a person familiar with the planning said Trump planned to outline a new deal with specific proposals that the administration believes could potentially pave the way to the shutdown’s end. The person […]

  • Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to hold 2nd summit

    President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal to coax the North to give up its nuclear weapons, the White House announced Friday. News of a second meeting with the reclusive North Korean leader came after Trump’s 90-minute meeting in the Oval Office with a North Korean envoy, Kim Yong Chol, who traveled to Washington to discuss denuclearization talks. Trump and Kim Jong Un are to meet […]

  • Mourners remember Illinois trooper killed while responding to crash on I-294

    SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill. — Mourners gathered to remember an Illinois State Police trooper who was struck and killed by a vehicle as he responded to a crash in suburban Chicago during a snowstorm. Trooper Christopher Lambert was heading home on Interstate 294 last Saturday when he stopped and got out of his squad car to respond to a crash near Northbrook. A car then struck him. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker attended Lambert’s Friday funeral at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington.. Pritzker […]

  • Amtrak

    Amtrak modifies service because of winter storms

    CHICAGO — Amtrak is modifying service in the Northeast and Midwest because of winter storms moving through the region. The Capitol Limited, from Chicago to Washington, and the Lake Shoe Limited, from Chicago to New York, are canceled on Saturday. On Sunday, five Acela trains and six Northeast Regional trains will not operate between New York and Boston. Six Keystone trains are canceled between New York and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Two Pennsylvanian trains are canceled between New York and Pittsburgh. Two […]

  • Perdue recalls 68,000 pounds of chicken nuggets due to possible contamination

    WASHINGTON — Perdue is recalling more than 68,000 pounds (30,844 kilograms) of chicken nuggets because they may be contaminated with wood. The gluten free Organics Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets were produced on Oct. 25 and were sold at stores nationwide. They have a UPC bar code of 72745-80656 and the establishment number of P-33944 in the US Agriculture Department inspection mark. The USDA says Perdue received three complaints that wood was found in the nuggets. The USDA says there have […]

  • Judge acquits 3 Chicago officers of Laquan McDonald cover-up

    CHICAGO — A judge on Thursday acquitted three Chicago police officers of trying to cover up the 2014 police shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald to try to protect another officer who pulled the trigger. After a trial that was watched closely by law enforcement and critics of the department that has long had a reputation for condoning police brutality and misconduct, Cook County Judge Domenica Stephenson acquitted former Officer Joseph Walsh, former Detective David March and Officer Thomas Gaffney on charges […]

  • Arizona officer kills 14-year-old boy carrying airsoft gun, police say

    TEMPE, Ariz. — Police in a Phoenix suburb say a burglary suspect shot to death by an officer who believed he was armed was a 14-year-old boy not carrying a real gun. Authorities say officers in the city of Tempe reported a suspect burglarizing a car Tuesday and that he ran away holding what appeared to be a handgun. During the chase, police said he turned toward the officers. One officer perceived that as a threat and shot the suspect, […]

  • Gacy's blood could solve old murder cases

    Investigators get tips after 40th anniversary of Gacy arrest

    CHICAGO  — News coverage of last month’s 40th anniversary of serial killer John Wayne Gacy’s arrest has meant dozens of more tips for Illinois investigators trying to identify victims. The Cook County sheriff’s lead investigator tells the Chicago Sun-Times that about 10 of the 25 tips he’s received are worth pursuing. Gacy was convicted of killing 33 young men and executed in 1994, but Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart reopened the case in 2011 . The reopened investigation has so far resulted in two […]