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Chicago Police
August 20, 2017 - 4:43 pm
(CHICAGO) -- The Northwestern University professor and Oxford University financial officer accused of fatally stabbing the professor's boyfriend in a Chicago high-rise allegedly committed the crime as part of a sexual fantasy hatched online, prosecutors said on Sunday. Wyndham Lathem, who was a...
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ABC News
August 20, 2017 - 4:07 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Monday's total solar eclipse will come to Americans in varying degrees of visual clarity, according to ABC News meteorologists, who say that the clearest skies are likely to appear in the Northwest in cities like San Francisco, Salem and Seattle. New York, and parts of the Tennessee...
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August 20, 2017 - 8:16 am
(NEW YORK) -- The death of comedian and activist Dick Gregory at age 84 on Saturday prompted a flood of tributes on Twitter from celebrities, activists and others. Jane Sanders recalled how her husband -- Bernie Sanders, Democratic senator from Vermont and former presidential candidate -- once...
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August 20, 2017 - 7:32 am
(NEW YORK) -- The numbers for the $541.9 million Powerball jackpot were drawn Saturday night -- but there was no winner. The jackpot now jumps to $650 million. Numbers will be drawn Wednesday night. If awarded, it will be the second largest jackpot in Powerball history and the third largest among...
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Dreamstime
August 20, 2017 - 3:21 am
All of us here in Kansas will have to wait until sometime next week to perhaps quit our jobs because we're the country's newest millionaires. The numbers for the $541.9 million Powerball jackpot were drawn Saturday night -- but there was no winner. The jackpot now jumps to $650 million. Numbers...
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August 19, 2017 - 7:04 pm
(MADRAS, Ore.) -- Two dead after a plane crashed in Willow Creek Canyon in Oregon, this afternoon. The location of the crash is approximately one mile south of the Madras Airport runway. Deputies from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Troopers, along with Jefferson County Fire and...
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August 19, 2017 - 12:53 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Dressed in a dark blazer and a polka-dot tie, ABC News' Frank Reynolds anchored the network's live coverage of a total solar eclipse 38 years ago. Although the celestial phenomenon on Feb. 26, 1979, was only visible from the Pacific Northwest, it was the last total solar eclipse over...
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August 19, 2017 - 10:53 am
(BOSTON) -- One week after violent protests rattled Charlottesville, Virginia, thousands of demonstrators and counterprotesters are descending upon Boston on Saturday for a free speech rally. A free speech rally on Boston Common is set to begin at noon on Saturday, and a small number of Ku Klux...
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