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Firefighters douse flames from an outbuilding next to a structure that burned on Cedar Drive in Oakhurst, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, as two raging wildfires in the state forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said flames damaged or destroyed 21 structures. The Fresno Bee reports one neighborhood was hit especially hard, with several homes turned to ash and smoldering embers. (AP Photo/The Fresno Bee, Mark Crosse)
Northern California wildfire burns 100 homesNorthern California wildfire destroys or damages 100 homes; 1,500 evacuated
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Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jonathan Papelbon walks off the field after making a lewd gesture to the crowd during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Philadelphia. The Marlins won 5-4. (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr)
Papelbon suspended 7 games by MLBPhillies closer Jonathon Papelbon suspended 7 games by MLB after making contact with umpire
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In this Sept. 11, 2014, photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lawmakers raced Monday, Sept. 15, to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Barack Obama's strategy against the Islamic State group.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel trainingArming Syrian rebels, key part of Obama's war strategy, gets crucial support from House GOP
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A fighter from the Azov volunteer battalion talks to his girlfriend  after returning from rotation at the front line Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday — the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took effect on Sept. 5. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)
6 killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine city6 killed, 15 wounded in worst fighting since Ukraine cease-fire began; 146 combatants freed
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Alibaba raises IPO price range on strong demandAlibaba increases IPO price range to between $66 and $68 per share from $60 to $66 per share.
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People walk past a yacht that was pushed by Hurricane Odile onto a ramp leading to San Lucas' main street, in Los Cabos, Mexico,  Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Hurricane Odile hammered Mexico's Baja California Peninsula overnight, damaging homes and tearing away the facades of luxury resorts, shattering countless car and hotel windows and leaving lobbies swamped and full of debris on Monday. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Hurricane Odile slams Mexico's Baja CaliforniaHurricane Odile causes extensive damage to homes, hotels, businesses in Baja California
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Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles inside linebacker Mychal Kendricks during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Colts lead Eagles 17-6 at halftimeAndrew Luck throws for 2 TDs to help Colts take a 17-6 halftime lead against Eagles
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White House backs use of body cameras by policeWhite House says requiring police to wear body cameras could address mistrust after Ferguson
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First U.S. airstrike in expanded Iraq fightUS airstrike in Iraq is first step in wider campaign against Islamic State group
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  • Nurse had 'unsolicited' sex with man waiting ...

    While a man was lying in his bed at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, medicated and waiting for a heart transplant, a nurse entered his room and "initiated unsolicited sexual relations, including intercourse," according to a lawsuit filed Monday. The patient and his wife filed the lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging that Advocate Christ Medical Center was negligent in employing the nurse, who "had a propensity to initiate unauthorized physical contact with patients," the lawsuit stated. The Southtown Star, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 09:27 PM
  • Wheeling police car hits, kills pedestrian

    An on-duty officer in a squad car has struck and killed a 20-year-old pedestrian in a northwestern Chicago suburb, Wheeling police said. The officer hit the man with his SUV early Sunday, police said. WAND-TV Decatur, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 08:18 AM
  • 1 dead, 7 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

    A 17-year-old boy was killed and at least seven other people were wounded in shootings across the city since Friday night. The boy was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:44 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. My FOX Chicago, Sun, Sep 14 2014 @ 12:58 AM
  • Man convicted of murdering 14-year-old Indian Head Park girl

    John L. Wilson was found guilty on all counts Monday in the 2011 stabbing death of 14-year-old Kelli O'Laughlin in her Indian Park Home, Pioneer Press is reporting. The verdict came just two hours after closing arguments wrapped up in the case, which included an outburst from Wilson. My FOX Chicago, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 08:45 PM
  • The Obamas Get Chicago Schools Named After Them

    South Chicago suburbs Park Forest and Chicago Heights have renamed two area schools in tribute to President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Those Cook County cities, which comprise School District 163, announced on Monday that Beacon Hill School, grades 4-8, now goes by the Barack Obama School of Leadership and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math , while Forest Trail School, 4-8, has been named Michelle Obama School of Technology and the Arts . NBC Chicago, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 07:42 PM
  • Shred your documents at senior center event

    A Document Destruction Event will be from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Road. Daily Herald, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 02:07 PM
  • Legal battle threatens to hide famous pictures from art world

    Vivian Maier was a nanny and housekeeper in Chicago who took pictures in her spare time. Those photographs, mostly from the 1950s and 60s, are now considered some of the best street pictures ever taken, but they went undiscovered until two years after her death, in 2011. CBS News, Sat, Sep 13 2014 @ 02:15 PM
  • Des Plaines police identify body found in pond

    Des Plaines police have confirmed the identity of the woman whose body was found in a pond Thursday afternoon outside the Prairie Lakes Community Center. Police identified the woman as 51-year-old Barbara Roache. Daily Herald, Fri, Sep 12 2014 @ 10:43 PM
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