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Udo Helmbrecht, the director of the European Network and Information Security Agency, speaks to the Associated Press in an interview in Athens on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. The agency coordinated Europe's largest ever cyber-security exercise, based in Athens, on Thursday. (AP Photo/Derek Gatopoulos)
EU holds largest-ever cyber-security exerciseEU holds largest-ever cyber-security exercise, defense of critical infrastructure the focus
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Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom talks to the media Thursday Oct. 30, 2014,  at the government building Rosenbad, in Stockholm, after Sweden's new government officially recognized a Palestinian state. Wallstrom said the Scandinavian country had decided on the move because the criteria of international law required for such recognition had been fulfilled, "There is a territory, a people and government," she told reporters in Stockholm. (AP Photo/Annika af Klercker) SWEDEN OUT
Sweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upsetSweden's new government recognizes Palestinian state; Israel criticizes the move
The Associated Press21 minutes ago
Igor Strelkov,  a former chief of pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, holds a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Strelkov predicted that a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine wouldn’t last long and fighting will resume. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Central Europe, Britain oppose Ukraine rebel voteBritain and 4 Central European nations condemn proposed rebel vote in eastern Ukraine
The Associated Press26 minutes ago
Children rights activist Malala Yousafzai, right, receives the World's Children's Prize from Swedish Queen Silvia, left, at Gripsholm Castle in Mariefred, Sweden, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Children's rights activist and Nobel Peace winner Malala Yousafzai has received the World's Children's Prize 2014 — a global vote involving millions of children. (AP Photo/TT News Agency, Anders Wiklund) SWEDEN OUT
Malala donates prize money to rebuild Gaza schoolNobel peace winner Malala donates funds to build war-damaged Gaza school
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
This product image provided by Microsoft shows the Microsoft Band, left, and the Microsoft Health app. Microsoft is looking to challenge Apple and Google with its own system for consolidating health and fitness data from various fitness gadgets and mobile apps. (AP Photo/Microsoft)
Microsoft unveils fitness gadget, health trackingMicrosoft unveils $199 fitness gadget, creates data-tracking system to rival Apple, Google
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FILE - In this April 21, 2010 file photo, Hershey's miniatures and kisses are displayed in Tampa, Fla. The cost of the ingredients in chocolate is rising, and the nation’s biggest candy makers have already warned that shoppers are going to see price hikes in 2015. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, file)
Not so sweet: Chocolate prices are set to riseHalloween party won't last for chocolate lovers as prices set to rise, joining other foods
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Mona Seif, left, and her mother Laila Soueif, a university professor who is an also an activist, stand outside a court that convicted 23 activists of staging an illegal demonstration and sentenced them each to three years in jail, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Among the 23 is Sanaa Seif, who hails from a family of longtime rights campaigners, including her late father Ahmed Seif al-Dawla and brother Alaa Abdel-Fattah. Another defendant is Yara Sallam, a prominent rights lawyer. Sunday's verdicts, which can be appealed, comes at a time when Egypt is swept by nationalist sentiments following a dramatic surge in attacks blamed on Islamic militants on troops and security forces in the Sinai Peninsula while witnessing a smear campaign targeting many of the secular pro-democracy campaigners behind the 2011 uprising. (AP Photo/Hussein Tallal)
Family of held Egypt activists on hunger strikeMother, sister of detained Egyptian activists on hunger strike to gain their freedom
The Associated Press33 minutes ago
In the image from video provided by KAKE News black smoke billows from a building at Mid-Continent Airport where officials say a plane crashed Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in Wichita, Kan. AP Photo/KAKE News) MANDATORY CREDIT
Plane crashes at Kansas airport, at least 2 deadSmall plane crashes into Kansas airport building after losing engine power; at least 2 dead
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2013 file photo, Boston Mayor Tom Menino, left, throws out the ceremonial first pitch beside Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, center, and Red Sox owner John Henry, right, before Game 1 of baseball's American League division series between the Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays in Boston. Menino, who was diagnosed with cancer a month after leaving office at the end of 2013, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in Boston. He was 71. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71Thomas Menino, affable yet shrewd as Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71
The Associated Press38 minutes ago
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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
  • 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. Patch.com, Wed, Oct 29 2014 @ 04:26 PM
  • TCF Bank and Susan G. Komen Raise $166,000 To Fight Breast Cancer

    TCF Bank Customers in Illinois and Wisconsin Donated During Breast Cancer Awareness Month to Support Susan G. Komen; Donations Total $430,000 in Three Years )--TCF Bank and its customers raised $166,000 during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to support Susan G. KomenA . TCF Bank customers donated funds at 183 branches in Illinois and Wisconsin to support Susan G. Komen's efforts to save lives, ensure quality care and find a cure for breast cancer. Business Wire, Wed, Oct 29 2014 @ 06:54 PM
  • Harper High evacuated, seven hospitalized after gas leak

    Seven people were taken to hospitals after high carbon monoxide levels were discovered Wednesday morning at a high school in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. A high level of carbon monoxide was reported at Harper High School at 6520 S. Wood St., and prompted a HazMat response, according to Fire Media Affairs. WLS-AM Chicago, Wed, Oct 29 2014 @ 02:02 PM
  • Chicago gearing up for Holiday season

    You might not want to think about it yet, but the holiday season is right around the corner, and the city of Chicago realizes it too! The city is getting ready for the 101st annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Daley Plaza. The free event will kick off on November 25 at 4:30 p.m. and will feature several special guests. My FOX Chicago, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 08:53 AM
  • Chicagoland embraces dance from Harlem to Mexico and beyond

    Dance Theatre of Harlem returns to Chicago after more than a decade-and-a-half to perform Robert Garland's Return and Gloria as well as Ulysses Dove's Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven. "After 16 years, it is a privilege to host the return of Dance Theatre of Harlem and we could not be more thrilled that this pioneering company is back to regale audiences with their stunning repertoire and incredible dancers," states Executive Director Brett Batterson of the Auditorium Theatre on 50 E Congress Parkway. Examiner.com, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 04:10 AM
  • North Aurora family in search of son's missing bionic arm

    North Aurora resident Samuel Luther, 16, is pictured here with his bebionic3 bionic arm, which was reported stolen in Chicago. NORTH AURORA #x2013; A North Aurora father wants to find his son's bionic arm, which went missing in Chicago earlier this month. Kane Co. Chronicle, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 01:50 AM
  • Sentencing date set for Justin Davenport

    A 30-year-old man who was tased after allegedly fleeing local law enforcement agencies is scheduled to be sentenced. On Oct. 15, Davenport admitted to vehicular eluding and resisting arrest. Canon City Daily Record Newspaper, Wed, Oct 29 2014 @ 11:02 PM
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