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This undated handout photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Lisa Ann Coleman. On Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, Coleman is set for execution for the 9-year-old  Davontae Williams' starvation death 10 years ago. (AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice)
Texas woman set to die for starvation of child, 9Texas woman set for execution for starvation, torture death of girlfriend's 9-year-old son
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The New York skyline rendered in vegan-friendly vegetables attracts attention outside of New York's City Hall, where The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals declared that New York is the nation's most vegan-friendly city, Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014.  On hand for the City Hall presentation was the actor Alan Cumming who praised the city's commitment to vegan restaurants. (AP Photo/Jonathan Lemire)
NYC praised as most vegan-friendly in USAnimal welfare group awards NYC vegetable sculpture of skyline for city's vegan-friendliness
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, after he spoke by telephone earlier in the day with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in the first conversation between American and Iranian leaders in more than 30 years. One year ago, Obama and Rouhani came close to ending the decades-long freeze on face-to-face meetings between their countries’ leaders. In late September 2014 both men are scheduled to again be in New York for United Nations meetings but expectations for even a handshake are more muted than they were last fall. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
Muted expectations for Obama, Rouhani meetingStalled nuclear talks complicate prospects for a meeting between Obama and Iranian president
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Country singer Tim McGraw performs on stage at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP)
Mayor offers to help McGraw find Portland, MaineTim McGraw sings in new song that he doesn't know where Portland, Maine, is; mayor offers tour
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A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The Federal Reserve is signaling that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a considerable period because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record lowFed signals it plans to keep key interest rate at record low for considerable period
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, left, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases talks with Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., second from left, before Fauci's testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education joint hearing on, "Ebola in West Africa: A Global Challenge and Public Health Threat," on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.  Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., watches at right. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
US scientist: Ebola unlikely to become airborneTop US scientist reassures lawmakers it's unlikely that Ebola would mutate to become airborne
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This undated PennDOT identification photo released Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, by the Pennsylvania State Police shows Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Penn., being sought in Friday's shooting that left one trooper dead and another critically wounded at a state police barracks in Blooming Grove. The gunman killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, and critically wounded Trooper Alex Douglass outside the barracks during a late-night shift change, then slipped away. (AP Photo/PennDOT via Pennsylvania State Police)
Police: Ambush suspect was military re-enactorPennsylvania State Police: Ambush suspect belonged to military re-enactor group
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Emma Watson, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, right, speaks with Uruguay's Vice President Danilo Astori during an event at Parliament in Montevideo, Uruguay, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Watson attended the event organized by women's groups pushing the country's lawmaking body to increase their numbers of elected female senators and deputies. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
Emma Watson 'touched' by reception in UruguayBritish actress Emma Watson 'touched' by Uruguay reception, calls for more women in politics
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2013 file photo, NASA's Maven, short for Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, with a capital "N'' in EvolutioN, atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla. NASA’s Maven spacecraft will reach the red planet in September 2014 following a 10-month journey spanning more than 440 million miles. If all goes well, Maven will hit the brakes and slip into Martian orbit Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
NASA's Maven spacecraft reaches Mars this weekendNASA's Maven spacecraft reaches Mars this weekend after 10-month, 442 million-mile journey
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  • Cop accused of swindling 85-year-old man resigns

    Police Sgt. John Wasilenko, who was arrested in January and charged with forging a $20,000 check from an Elmwood Park man, recently submitted his resignation to the department, Pioneer Press is reporting. WLS-AM Chicago, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 10:21 AM
  • Wife of CPD officer killed in crash suing Calumet Park over chase

    The family of a Chicago Police officer killed in March when his vehicle was struck by a van being pursued by Calumet Park police has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the village. David L. Harris, a 10-year Chicago Police veteran, had just ended his shift and was on his way home the night of March 14 when the van struck his car in the 8700 block of South Lafayette Avenue just off the Dan Ryan Expressway. The Southtown Star, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 06:11 PM
  • Building owner, manager named in two more suits after deadly Roseland fire

    The mother of four children who died in a Roseland apartment fire earlier this month and her boyfriend have filed separate lawsuits against the apartment building's owner and real estate management company. Shamaya Coleman and her boyfriend, Nathaniel Johnson, separately filed negligence lawsuits Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court. My FOX Chicago, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 09:20 PM
  • CeaseFire worker charged in diamond theft

    A 47-year-old woman accused of stealing a diamond from a Rosemont jeweler is the latest employee of a prominent Chicago-based anti-violence program to get locked up in recent years. Stacie L. Winston, an employee of CeaseFire - an arm of Cure Violence - was charged last month with stealing a diamond worth more than $10,000 from Helzberg Diamonds on Dec. 2, according to court records. Chicago Sun-Times, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 08:53 PM
  • New Subpoena Issued in NRI Probe

    The 2010 Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, the subject of a scathing state auditor general's report for mismanagement and misspending, already has been under scrutiny by federal prosecutors in Springfield, the Cook County state's attorney and a legislative commission. The subpoena, dated Aug. 27, was delivered to the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, the state agency that took over NRI, according to agency spokeswoman Cristin Evans. WYMG-FM Springfield, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 05:24 PM
  • Nurse Had Sex with Cardiac Patient Prepping for Transplant: Lawsuit

    As a man awaited heart transplant surgery at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, a nurse came into his room and "initiated unsolicited sexual relations, including intercourse" with him, according to a lawsuit against the hospital and the nurse. The husband and wife filed the suit Monday in Cook County, claiming the sexual episode took place on Oct. 12, 2012, while the man was a patient in the cardiac care unit. Patch.com, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 02:21 PM
  • Chicago man charged in sex assault, officer injury

    A Chicago man accused of sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend and injuring a university police officer who tried to help her has been ordered held on $800,000 bond. A Cook County judge charged Diego Rodriguez, 20, on Monday with felony counts including aggravated criminal sexual assault, aggravated battery to a police officer and aggravated domestic battery or strangulation. Daily Herald, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 10:23 AM
  • Wilmette Police Blotter: Skokie woman charged with theft from Carson Pirie Scott

    The following arrests were listed among the official reports of the Wilmette and Kenilworth Police Departments. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. 301 Moved Permanently, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 01:12 PM
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