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Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio, left, shoots against Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
Wolves give Ricky Rubio 4-year, $56M deal,Ricky cashes in: Wolves give Rubio 4-year, $56M extension, including incentives
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China experimental moon orbiter returnsChina recovers experimental lunar orbiter, moves ahead with plan for unmanned moon mission
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88-year-old Missouri man charged with killing wife88-year-old central Missouri man charged with murder in stabbing death of wife
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In this Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, photo released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Coast Guard Health Technician Nathan Wallenmeyer, left, and CBP supervisor Sam Ko conduct prescreening measures on a passenger, right, who arrived from Sierra Leone at O'Hare International Airport's Terminal 5 in Chicago. Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep the deadly disease away. Canada's Conservative government said Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, it is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of countries with "widespread and persistent-intense transmission" of Ebola virus disease. (AP Photo/U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Melissa Maraj, File)
Canada restricts visas amid Ebola scareCanada to stop giving visas to residents of West African countries with widespread Ebola
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A jury found a former member Dante Martin of Florida A&M University's Marching 100 band guilty  Friday, Oct. 31,2014,  of manslaughter in the fatal hazing of drum major Robert Champion. Martin, who faces up to 22 years in prison, showed no emotion as Circuit Judge Renee Roche read the verdict. Martin, 27, also was found guilty of felony hazing and two misdemeanor counts of hazing involving two other band members. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Red Huber, Pool)
Ex-band member guilty in drum major's hazing deathFormer Florida A&M band member convicted of manslaughter in drum major's hazing death
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File- This Oct. 30, 2014, file photo shows Gay Soriano, left, talking with daughter Gabby, 11, as her brother Titan, 13, and father Rick walk nearby and along a memorial for victims of a deadly school shooting nearly a week earlier, in Marysville, Wash. One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting died Friday, raising to four the number of fatalities from the moment when a student opened fire in a cafeteria a week ago. Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, died late Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, officials at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett said. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Hospital: Girl, 14, dies after school shootingHospital: Girl, 14, dies of injuries from Washington school shooting; 4th death
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The Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at a breakfast at the Jonas Hubbard Community Center on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, to kick off the Justice For Michael Brown weekend. Brown's mother, Lesley McSpadden, right, and father Michael Brown, Sr. listen. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Christian Gooden)
Sharpton calls for federal prosecution in FergusonSharpton calls for federal prosecution in Ferguson police shooting, condemns grand jury leaks
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In this Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 photo, merchandise from the game "Operation" lines shelves at the Bloomingdale, Ill. home of John Spinello, the game's creator. Spinello is finding out how much people love the 50-year-old game after friends raised funds beyond their expectations in an online campaign in October 2014. He invented the buzzing game as a college student and sold the concept for $500 to a toy invention firm. The game was later licensed to Milton Bradley. But Spinello never got any royalties from the game or merchandise. Now he can't afford the $25,000 for oral surgery. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
Creator of Operation couldn't afford own operationCreator of the Operation board game couldn't afford operation of his own; money raised online
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The Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo rocket separates from the carrier aircraft prior to it exploding in the air during a test flight on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. The explosion killed a pilot aboard and seriously injured another while scattering wreckage in Southern California's Mojave Desert, witnesses and officials said. (AP Photo/Kenneth Brown)
Spacecraft for tourists explodes on test flightSpacecraft for tourists explodes during test in another setback for commercial space travel
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  • Cook County jail guard charged with theft

    A Cook County correctional officer who conspired with an inmate to buy what he thought was stolen merchandise has been charged with felony theft, authorities said. In a news release issued Friday, the Cook County's state's attorney's office said 48-year-old Fernando Munoz of Cicero was arrested during an undercover operation. Daily Herald, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 07:16 PM
  • Judge attacked by inmate in Maywood courtroom

    Cook County Jail Executive Director Cara Smith said the judge was taken to a nearby hospital Thursday. The injuries suffered by the judge during the attack were not considered life-threatening. Daily Herald, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 09:24 PM
  • Newborn's father testifies in mother's murder trial

    That was the text message Misael Chavez says he received from his then-girlfriend Jessica Cruz on Nov. 4, 2011, a few hours after prosecutors say she strangled their newborn son, wrapped him in a plastic bag and left him in a trash can after giving birth in the restroom of a Salvation Army store in Streamwood. Cruz, then 19, was charged with first-degree murder. Daily Herald, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 08:26 PM
  • Judge attacked by jail inmate at Maywood courthouse

    A Cook County judge was taken to the hospital after a defendant in a criminal case attacked him at the Maywood courthouse Thursday afternoon, authorities said. A Cook County sheriff's deputy came to the rescue of the judge, but when the sheriff's deputy Tased the man who had rushed toward the bench, the officer also appeared to have accidentally Tased the judge. Chicago Sun-Times, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 07:18 PM
  • Intrust payout to customers remains on hold

    The door to the offices of the former Independent Trust Corp. in Orland Park is shown in this file photo. Customers of a former Orland Park-based trust company who have waited for years for the return of nearly $6 million stolen from them are going to have to wait a little longer. The Southtown Star, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 06:46 PM
  • Police Searching Palos Forest Preserve for Missing Chicago Man

    A multi-agency search is underway for a man believed to be lost in the Cook County Forest Preserves near Palos Park. John Michael Cunningham Jr., 27, of Chicago, was last seen around 10:45 a.m. Thursday near a forest preserve area at 104th Street and McCarthy Road. Patch.com, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 02:51 PM
  • Kennedy comparison no compliment

    It is always interesting how political figures of opposite views are compared to one another. You recently published a letter from Kate Cuchiara of Elgin lionizing the legacy of Ted Kennedy and his family to Bruce Rauner. Daily Herald, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 02:02 PM
  • Illinois judge injured in courtroom scuffle

    Authorities say a defendant broke free after his hearing in a Cook County, Ill. courtroom and attacked the judge, reports CBS Chicago. CBS News, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 01:41 PM
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