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Bartender's boyfriend charged with first-degree murder in her death, bail set at $10 million

Will County authorities Saturday charged Jeremy Boshears, 32, with three counts of first-degree murder in the death of Kaitlyn Kearns. An arrest warrant signed Saturday set bail at $10 million.

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Malcolm Young, the driving force of AC/DC, dead at 64

AC/DC’s Malcolm Young, whose death was announced Saturday at age 64, was not even the best known Young brother in the multimillion-record-selling rock band he founded. Angus Young, the lead guitarist in the school-boy outfit, got all the attention at the band’s sold-out concerts. But Malcolm was in many ways the band’s driving force, its most astute musician, a key songwriter and one of the best rhythm guitarists in the history of rock ’n’ roll.

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Trump delays policy on importing elephant parts

President Donald Trump says he's delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts."

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Sandhill cranes bounce back from brink as migration over Illinois to peak next week

Once nearly vanished from the Midwest, sandhill cranes have bounced back and returned by the thousands. The population is booming.

“It’s an incredible recovery. It’s one of the best Midwest bird stories,” said Rich Beilfuss, president and CEO of the International Crane Foundation. “They’re back in people’s lives in a way we really haven’t seen in a while.”

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Jury sides with Chicago police, awards no damages to woman who alleged coerced confession in son's death

A federal jury sided with Chicago police Friday and awarded no damages to a woman who alleged that detectives coerced her into confessing to the killing of her 4-year-old son more than a decade ago.

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Ohio governor candidate boasts of past sex with 'approximately 50 very attractive females'

An Ohio Supreme Court justice who recently declared his intention to run for governor is defending "heterosexual males" amid mounting accusations of sexual misconduct.

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Bears announce Halas Hall overhaul of training facilities

The Bears announced a massive overhaul Friday, but it doesn’t involve personnel.

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Trump judicial nominee hunts ghosts, fends off critics over his lack of qualifications

By day, he was a clerk to a federal judge, a Harvard Law School graduate at the start of his career. By night, he was a ghost hunter and a devotee of the macabre.

Brett Talley is now President Donald Trump's nominee for a lifetime appointment to the federal bench as a U.S. District Court judge in Alabama.

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Allegations dividing GOP women as Roy Moore refuses to quit Alabama Senate race

Standing on the white marble steps of Alabama's Capitol, Kayla Moore surrounded herself with two dozen other women Friday to defend husband Roy Moore against accusations of sexual misconduct that are dividing Republicans, and women in particular.

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Danica Patrick to end racing career at next year's Indy 500

Danica Patrick has known for at least a month that she will end her career next season at the Indianapolis 500, a decision that will bring her full circle and return her one last time to the storied track that made her famous.

Discussing her decision with The Associated Press, Patrick was giddy with excitement and thrilled at the chance to take one more spin around Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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