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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2014, file photo, Jeffrey Fowle, an American detained in North Korea speaks to the Associated Press in Pyongyang, North Korea. Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, has been released, the State Department said Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said the U.S. is still trying to free Americans Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
North Korean detainee reunites with family in OhioAmerican detained half a year in North Korea returns to Ohio, has teary reunion with family
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A vehicle believed to be transporting Oscar Pistorius arrives at the Kgosi Mampuru Correctional Services prison in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Pistorius was sentenced to five years imprisonment by judge Thokozile Masipais for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year. (AP Photo)
Pistorius spends first night in single jail cellOscar Pistorius spends first night in a single cell in prison hospital wing
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Japan's Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso, right, smiles as he and other delegates arrive for the opening ceremony of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) finance ministers meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Asia needs policy coordination amid slower growthAPEC economies to seek policy coordination at next month's summit amid slower growth
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In this image made from video provided by Russian State Television Rossiya, an investigator works at the wreckage of a private jet which collided with a snowplow at Vnukovo airport in Moscow, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. The head of French oil giant Total SA and three French crew members were killed at Vnukovo airport when a corporate jet, the French-made Dassault Falcon 50, collided with a snowplow, Russian investigators said Tuesday. (AP Photo) TV OUT
Snowplow driver says he didn't see Total CEO's jetSnowplow driver says he didn't see or hear Total CEO's jet before it crashed at Moscow airport
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FILE - In this undated file image released by AMC shows Bryan Cranston as Walter White in a scene from the series finale of "Breaking Bad".  Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign. The dolls are based on the series about Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who turns into a crystal meth dealer, and his sidekick Jesse Pinkman. The figures have a detachable bag of cash and a bag of methamphetamines. Toys R Us, which is based in Wayne, New Jersey, told The Associated Press late Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, that the dolls are being removed immediately from its website and shelves. (AP Photo/AMC, Ursula Coyote, File)
Toys R Us pulls 'Breaking Bad' dollsToys R Us pulls 'Breaking Bad' dolls off shelves, online amid pressure from mom's petition
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J&J to spend up to $200M on Ebola vaccine programJ&J to spend up to $200 million in push to speed up potential Ebola vaccine development
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Democratic chair: Election is 'neck and neck'Democratic chair Wasserman-Schultz calls Nov. 4 election campaign for Senate 'neck and neck'
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United States Secretary of State, John Kerry,  addresses the media during a news conference with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
At Berlin Wall, Kerry warns against Cold War reduxKerry warns against return to Cold War over Ukraine crisis as he visits Berlin Wall remnant
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Gov't seeks supplies for immigration documentsSignal of Obama's plans? Government seeks supplies for millions more immigration documents
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  • Homewood-Flossmoor Area League of Women Voters Hosts Program on Nov. 4 Election

    Colleen Gleason from the Cook County Clerk's office was the featured speaker at a recent program meeting of the Homewood Flossmoor Area League of Women Voters at the Homewood Public Library attended by about fifty members and guests. Ms. Gleason explained changes that have taken place in the election laws in the past few months and discussed the constitutional amendments and advisory referenda to be found on the November 4th ballot. Patch.com, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 01:36 AM
  • Illinois authorties aiding in search for more victims of Indiana murders

    Cook County sheriff Tom Dart says investigators are searching some areas of Illinois for possible links to the suspected serial killer in Indiana. Sources said on Sunday that the suspect, Darren Vann, told investigators in Hammond that he had crossed the state line to commit murders Sheriff Dart tells says he sent crews to search a number of general locations in southern Cook County earlier today. WGN-TV Chicago, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 07:20 PM
  • Cook County Jail Guard From Orland Charged With Scheming to Smuggle Marijuana to Inmates

    Three inmates at the Cook County jail worked with two women on the outside to bribe a guard to smuggle them marijuana, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. The guard, 29-year-old Jason "Murder" Marek, a former resident of Orland Park, was hit with a charge of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute marijuana. Patch.com, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 05:00 PM
  • Pamela Rodriguez Is Illinois ready for criminal justice reform?

    Faced with an Illinois prison population that has grown over 700 percent since the mid-1970s, the General Assembly's new Joint Criminal Justice Reform Committee, thankfully, recognizes the need to reduce incarceration of non-violent offenders and those who struggle with mental illness and addiction. The legislative panel, created in May and chaired by state Rep. Michael J. Zalewski, a Riverside Democrat and state Sen. Michael Noland an Elgin Democrat, held its third public hearing on Oct. 14 and heard that it is long past time to shrink the scale and reform the scope of Illinois' oversized criminal justice system. Daily Herald, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 02:40 AM
  • Elderly Man Suing Former Chicago Cop Convicted of Beating Him

    David Barrett, Jr., 59, arrived last week at the Illinois Department of Corrections' Stateville Reception Center to begin a three-year sentence for punching and flooring Vincent Detolve at an Oak Lawn gas station on Dec. 12, 2013, court records said. Now it appears that Detolve has filed a civil suit against the former cop. Patch.com, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 10:57 PM
  • Suburban Cook County early voting off to strong start

    About 8,300 suburban Cook County voters cast ballots Monday, the first day of early voting, which Cook County Clerk David Orr called a "strong start." The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Daily Herald, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 03:19 PM
  • ..........Cook County Voting Machine Casts GOP Candidate's Vote for His Dem Opponent

    SCHAUMBURG, Ill. Admitting his confidence in Cook County ballot integrity is shaken, State Representative Candidate Jim Moynihan , was shocked today when he tried to cast a vote for himself and the voting machine cast it for his opponent instead. WCBM-AM Pikesville, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 12:09 PM
  • Ex-Boyfriend In Fatal Romeoville Shooting Sentenced To 122 Years

    A jury last month found Erick Maya, 24, guilty of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder, among other charges. He was accused of fatally shooting teen Briana Valle while she and her mother sat in a parked vehicle on Feb. 15. Maya had been been harassing Valle, his former girlfriend, and was the focus of an order of protection the teen's mother had sought to have enforced in Cook County at the time of the shooting, CBS 2 reported previously. CBS Local, Mon, Oct 20 2014 @ 07:04 PM
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