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July 26, 2019 - 10:26 am
( WBBM NEWSRADIO ) -- There's a push to make Halloween a "safer, longer, stress-free celebration." A Change.org petition to change the date of Halloween is continuing to grow, nearing its goal of 75,000 signatures. The Halloween & Costume Association started the national petition last year on...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2019 file photo, Attorney General William Barr speaks during a tour of a federal prison in Edgefield, S.C. The Justice Department says it will carry out executions of federal death row inmates for the first time since 2003. The announcement Thursday says five inmates will be executed starting in December. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 26, 2019 - 2:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Thursday the federal government will resume executing death-row inmates for the first time since 2003, ending an informal moratorium even as the nation sees a broad shift away from capital punishment. Attorney General William Barr instructed the Bureau...
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July 25, 2019 - 9:08 pm
( WBBM ) – A high school basketball jersey worn by President Barack Obama in the late-1970s is expected to draw a winning bid of at least $100,000 next month, auctioneers say. The game-worn jersey will be auctioned off Aug. 17 by Heritage Auctions. It is displaying the piece of sports memorabilia...
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FILE - This May 22, 2018, file photo, shows a voter access card inserted in a reader during voting in the Georgia primary in Kennesaw, Ga. A federal judge has ordered Georgia to stop using its outdated voting machines after 2019. U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, issued the order after voting integrity advocates and individual voters asked her to order the state to immediately switch to hand-marked paper ballots. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
July 25, 2019 - 8:09 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for election integrity activists grilled Georgia election officials about cybersecurity measures taken to protect the state's elections infrastructure, seeking Thursday to convince a judge to order an immediate halt to the state's use of outdated voting machines. Their...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2008, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Lorenzen Wright poses at the team's NBA basketball media day in Independence, Ohio. Sherra Wright, the ex-wife of slain former NBA player Lorenzen Wright pleaded guilty Thursday, July 25, 2019 to facilitation of first-degree murder in his shooting death nine years ago, a surprise development in one of Memphis, Tennessee's biggest murder cases. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)
July 25, 2019 - 7:39 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The ex-wife of slain former NBA player Lorenzen Wright pleaded guilty Thursday to facilitation of first-degree murder in his shooting death nine years ago, a surprise development in one of Memphis, Tennessee's biggest murder cases. Sherra Wright also pleaded guilty to...
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President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump holds a training circuit board during a tour of Lockheed Martin in Littleton, Colo., Monday, July 22, 2019. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP)
July 25, 2019 - 6:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Oversight Committee voted along party lines Thursday to authorize subpoenas for personal emails and texts used for official business by top White House aides, including Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the panel's chairman,...
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July 25, 2019 - 2:40 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- An investigation has led to the arrest of 16 Marines following an investigation into human smuggling. The Marine Corps said the arrests at Camp Pendleton, California, were carried out during a battalion formation Thursday morning at the base, north of San Diego. It is about 55...
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July 25, 2019 - 2:11 pm
( B96 ) - Arrrrreee ya ready, kids? Who lives in a pineapple at Replay Lincoln Park? Spongebob Squarepants! The arcade, best known for the impressive pop-ups ( Game of Thrones , Fyre Festival ), is back at it again, but this time they're taking us all the way to Bikini Bottom. The pop-up titled '...
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Justin Udo
July 25, 2019 - 1:00 pm
( KYW Newsradio/AP ) — A Pennsylvania school district that warned parents behind on their lunch bills that their children could end up in foster care — and then rejected the La Colombe CEO's offer to pay the overdue charges — is apologizing and says it wants to accept the donation after all. The...
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In this Tuesday, July 2, 2019, photo, homeowner Clifton Hall, left, watches and helps volunteer Tom Poston, with Baptists On Mission, make repairs to Hall's home which was damaged by Hurricane Florence the year before, in Spring Lake, N.C. North Carolina hurricane survivors are frustrated with the slow spending of federal long-term housing recovery funds. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
July 25, 2019 - 11:54 am
SPRING LAKE, N.C. (AP) — The heating and air conditioning in Carrie Johnson's home — damaged by Hurricane Matthew in 2016 — still wasn't fixed when Hurricane Florence flooded her house last September. Now, her home of over 50 years is gutted, the flooring and walls nothing more than bare wooden...
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