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Fans take pictures of Hello Kitty and Bad Badtz-Maru at the Hello Kitty Con, the first-ever Hello Kitty fan convention, held at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Los Angeles. The convention was held to honor the character's 40th birthday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Crowds, cuteness overwhelm first Hello Kitty ConCrowds, costumes, cuteness welcome thousands of fans at first ever Hello Kitty Con
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San Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval celebrates after Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Giants won 3-2 to win the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Sandoval, Shields among 121 free agentsA day after World Series, Sandoval and Shields among 121 free agents hitting the market
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Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda heads to a meeting at the headquarters of Bank of Japan in Tokyo Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Japan's central bank expanded its asset purchases in a surprise move Friday to shore up sagging growth in the world's No. 3 economy. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT
Japan expands stimulus to spur recoveryJapan central bank unexpectedly expands asset purchases to shore up shaky recovery
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Pennsylvannia Gov. Tom Corbett speaks about the capture of accused cop killer Eric Matthew Frein at a news conference at the Pike County Training Center on Thursday night Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/The Scranton Times & Tribune, Jason Farmer )
Trooper ambush suspect caught, death penalty eyedSurvivalist wanted in deadly trooper ambush caught; prosecutors to seek death penalty
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Nguyen Van Hai, one of Vietnam's most prominent dissidents, speaks to the Associated Press on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in Los Angeles after being released from prison and flown to the United States. Hai, who is known as Dieu Cay, was serving a 12-year prison term on charges of spreading "propaganda against the state" through his blogging and citizen media activities. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
AP Interview: Dissident forced to leave VietnamAP Interview: Freed Vietnam dissident: I had no choice but to go to US, couldn't see family
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014 file photo, a Wall Street address is carved in the side of a building in New York. U.S. stocks are drifting in early trading Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, as a parade of big companies turn in quarterly results. A strong gain for Visa pulled the Dow Jones industrial average higher. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Japan stocks soar 5 percent, yen falls on stimulusJapan stock index soars 5 percent, yen falls after BOJ announces new stimulus
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Illinois Dems dig deep to keep governor's officeIn Obama's home state, a tough fight to keep governor's office in Democratic hands
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In this Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 photo, Kit Chow, 22, a university student, poses for a portrait with pro-democracy drawing on a main road in an occupied area outside government headquarters in Hong Kong. Chow said, “Before, most people were silent, and few people stood up, but today many Hong Kongers are investing a lot of effort for democracy. I am still relatively pessimistic. The government still hasn’t come up with concessions, their position is very hard. The voice of the people is not able to enter the government’s ear. Resistance is not just a one-off. We must persist. Then Hong Kong will have hope.” (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Hong Kong protesters: Images of determination'Not like hothouse flowers': In words and images, Hong Kong protesters show determination
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2011, file photo, Tate George, former NBA basketball player and the CEO of purported real estate development firm The George Group, leaves federal court in Newark, N.J. George has been jailed since his conviction last fall on four mail fraud counts. His motion to be released on bail was denied by U.S. District Judge Mary Cooper on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/The Record of Bergen County, Leslie Barbaro, File)
Former NBA player to argue for conviction reversalFormer NBA player Tate George to argue for reversal of federal fraud conviction
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  • As Infrastructure Crumbles, Trillions Of Gallons Of Water Lost

    Imagine Manhattan under almost 300 feet of water. Not water from a hurricane or a tsunami, but purified drinking water - 2.1 trillion gallons of it. WGBH, Wed, Oct 29 2014 @ 07:32 PM
  • 'Helen's Theme,' a quick shot of Halloween chills from Candyman

    One of the most frightening parts of Candyman , which Drew Hunt says is his favorite horror film shot and set in Chicago , is the Philip Glass score. Jonathan Rosenbaum didn't take to it , but the repetitive, chilling organ that plays throughout the film's intro still gets me. Chicago Reader, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 01:55 PM
  • Loop Federal Building Evacuated Over Bomb Threat

    The Kluczynski Federal Building in the Loop was evacuated after an unknown male phoned in a bomb threat on Thursday. CHICAGO - A federal office building in the Loop has been evacuated as authorities investigate a bomb threat Thursday morning. CBS Local, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 05:36 PM
  • Wallenda Says Biggest Challenge is Overcoming Fear

    Nik Wallenda is ready for Sunday's tight rope walk over the Chicago River, regardless of the weather. NBC 5's Rob Elgas reports. NBC Chicago, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 12:12 AM
  • Our Lady of Destiny, St. Zachary schools in Des Plaines to partner up

    Officials from two Catholic elementary schools in Des Plaines are being tasked with combining elements from both schools in preparation for their consolidation at the end of the year. The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Daily Herald, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 07:28 PM
  • Bionic Arm Teem Claimed Was Stolen Found At Subway

    Sammy Luther reported his bionic arm stolen after he discovered it missing on Oct. 18. It turned out he'd left it at a Subway restaurant in Chicago. CHICAGO - Sammy Luther insisted his bionic arm had been stolen out of the family car in Pilsen earlier this month, when he couldn't find it after an acting and modeling lesson. CBS Local, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 05:36 PM
  • A reminder to Mayor Rahm's 2015 opponents: It's a runoff, dummies

    With Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia suddenly jumping into the mayoral race, the time has come for me to say something nice about Alderman Bob Fioretti. And Amara Enyia and former alderman Bob Shaw , and the other mayoral candidates who are already running against Mayor Rahm. Chicago Reader, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 04:08 PM
  • Man Accused of Rape Found Dead in Hospital Parking Lot: Police

    A 27-year-old man who most recently lived in St. Charles and faced charges for raping a woman was found dead Tuesday in a hospital parking lot after police said he shot himself, the Daily Herald reports. Michael Griffin, who had a recent address on Meadowlark Court in St. Charles, was found in the front seat of his car at 9:59 a.m. in the hospital parking lot at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin after missing a 9:30 a.m. court hearing, according to the Daily Herald., Wed, Oct 29 2014 @ 04:26 PM
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