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Judge Monte Wilkins reads the charges to the jury during the trial of Corey Batey and Brandon Vandenburg on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 in Nashville, Tenn.  Batey and Vandenburg, two former Vanderbilt football players, are each charged with five counts of aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery. (AP Photo/The Tennessean, John Partipilo, Pool)
Jury convicts 2 ex-Vanderbilt players of raping womanJury convicts 2 former Vanderbilt football players of raping woman inside dorm room
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Ronnie Adrian “Jay” Towns is lead from the courthouse to a waiting sheriff's cruiser after his arraignment in McRae, Ga., on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.  Towns has been charged with murder and armed robbery in the deaths of Bud and June Runion, according to Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson. The bodies of 69-year-old Elrey "Bud" Runion and his 66-year-old wife, June Runion of Marietta, Georgia, were found Monday not far from where their SUV was discovered in a lake near McRae. (AP Photo/The Telegraph, Woody Marshall)
Suspect charged with murder of missing Georgia coupleSheriff: Bodies of missing Georgia couple identified; suspect charged with murder wh
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In this Nov. 5, 2014 photo, a person walks in front of a Yahoo sign at the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. Yahoo reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Yahoo CEO heeds shareholders' call to spin off Alibaba stakeYahoo CEO spinning off 15 percent stake in Alibaba to avoid $16 billion in future taxes
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In this late Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 photo, Japan's Deputy Foreign Minister Yasuhide Nakayama, center, answers to a reporter's question in Amman, Jordan. Nakayama expressed hope that both a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic militants will return home "with a smile on their faces," as criticisms mounted Tuesday over the government's handling of the crisis. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT
Secret talks in Jordan try to win release of hostagesSecret talks in Jordan try to win release of hostages after death threat from militants
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This undated photo provided by Nathan Kmetz shows his father, Raymond Kmetz. Raymond Kmetz, who was killed in a confrontation with police outside a City Council meeting in suburban Minneapolis had a long history of friction with authorities, his son said Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Two officers were wounded in the exchange of gunfire, which happened at the New Hope City Hall just outside the City Council chambers after two new policemen were sworn in Monday night. (AP Photo/Nathan Kmetz)
Son: City Hall gunman in Minnesota clashed with authoritiesSon: Gunman killed at suburban Minneapolis City Hall had history of friction with authorities
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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, walks to a conference with Democratic Assembly members at the Capitol on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. Silver was fighting to keep his grip on power Monday amid widening calls for his resignation in the wake of federal corruption charges. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
NY Assembly speaker to step down amid criminal chargesLawmaker: NY Assembly speaker to leave office by Monday amid federal corruption charges
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Mexico AG: Captured drug lord 'Chapo' Guzman to stay putMexico AG: Captured drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman won't be extradited to US anytime soon
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As Long Island Railroad workers clear snow from the platform of the Glen Head station on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Glen Head, N.Y., an announcement sign informs travelers of the suspension of service that started at 11 p.m. last evening due to a blizzard that hit the New York area overnight into this morning. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
'Wicked storm': New England hit by blizzard's 2 feet of snow'It's a wicked storm': Blizzard shows no mercy on Boston area, dumping 2 feet of snow
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In this image made from video posted by a Libyan blogger, the Cortinthia Hotel is seen under attack in Tripoli, Libya,  Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Gunmen stormed the luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing several foreigners and guards, officials said. The attack, which included a car bombing, struck the hotel, which sits along the Mediterranean Sea. The blogger, @AliTweel, captured the moments shortly after the blast, when flames rose up from outside the hotel, appearing to be from the aftermath of the car bomb. (AP Photo/ @AliTweel via AP video)
Gunmen storm Libya hotel, killing American, 9 othersGunmen storm luxury hotel in Libyan capital, killing 10, including American, 4 Europeans
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  • IDPH reports 1 confirmed case of measles in IL

    According to IDPH Director Nirav Shah, a suburban Cook County resident became ill in mid-January and test results were positive for measles. "This case is Illinois is a reminder of the importance of immunizations," Director Shah said. KFVS12, Tue, Jan 27 2015 @ 04:33 PM
  • Family Calls for More Charges in I-88 Crash

    Family members and a victim injured in a crash on Interstate 88 that took the life of an Illinois Tollway worker said they want more charges brought against the trucker charged in the crash. Katie Kim reports. NBC Chicago, Tue, Jan 27 2015 @ 07:04 PM
  • Man Hit by Train Committed Suicide: Autopsy

    The death of a man who was hit by a train near Glenview Sunday night has been ruled a suicide, the Chicago Tribune reports., Tue, Jan 27 2015 @ 04:07 PM
  • Police reports detail abuse before Arlington Hts. husband-wife murder

    She called them to her condo in March 2014 and asked to be escorted inside because she was afraid her then-boyfriend, Cristian Loga-Negru, was waiting for her. The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Daily Herald, Tue, Jan 27 2015 @ 03:06 PM
  • Elgin body shop owner charged with rape

    A 40-year-old Belvidere man was ordered held on $225,000 bail Friday after authorities say he sexually assaulted a teenage acquaintance to whom he had offered ride home from the Elgin body shop he owns. Marco Fernandez, of the 400 block of Casswell, was charged with criminal sexual assault, a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Daily Herald, Tue, Jan 27 2015 @ 03:41 AM
  • $1 million bail for Streamwood man charged with sexually assaulting teen

    A Streamwood man with a lengthy criminal record was ordered held on $1 million bail Monday on charges that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl. Juan Torres, 44, a convicted sex offender from the 700 block of Russet Lane, did not appear in court during the hearing before Cook County Judge Joseph Cataldo because he had been hospitalized after an asthma attack, prosecutors said. Daily Herald, Mon, Jan 26 2015 @ 06:31 PM
  • Illinois pays millions to keep inmates who can't find homes

    Illinois spends as much as $25 million a year to keep inmates in prison because they can't find suitable places to live that meet the terms of their parole. Nearly 1,250 inmates are held beyond their release dates each year, the Chicago Tribune reported. The Daily Gazette, Mon, Jan 26 2015 @ 04:34 PM
  • Illinois reports year's first measles case

    A suburban Cook County resident has a confirmed case of measles, but it is not likely linked to the multistate outbreak associated with Disneyland, county and state health officials said Tuesday. The person diagnosed, who officials would identify only as being older than 18, became ill in mid-January, according to a release sent Tuesday from the Illinois Department of Public Health. Red Eye Chicago, Tue, Jan 27 2015 @ 12:14 PM
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