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  • Violence wanes in Chicago, but fear looms over mayor's race

    Violence wanes in Chicago, but fear looms over mayor's race

    Associated Press - 15 minutes ago
    Violence wanes in Chicago, but fear looms over mayor's race

    CHICAGO (AP) — A few years ago, violence on Chicago streets thrust a recently elected mayor into the national spotlight as shootouts in some of the city's most troubled neighborhoods fueled nearly constant bloodshed. …

  • Man accused in Ferguson police shooting to seek lower bond

    Man accused in Ferguson police shooting to seek lower bond

    Associated Press - 17 minutes ago
    Man accused in Ferguson police shooting to seek lower bond

    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — The attorney for a man accused of shooting two police officers during a Ferguson demonstration says he'll seek a lower bond for his client. …

  • Williams sisters head into last eight in Miami

    Williams sisters head into last eight in Miami

    Reuters - 18 minutes ago
    Williams sisters head into last eight in Miami

    By Simon Evans MIAMI (Reuters) - Sisters Serena and Venus Williams marched into the quarter-finals of the Miami Open after straight-set wins at Key Biscayne on Monday. World number one Serena beat 24th seeded Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2 6-3 producing 29 winners and 20 unforced errors. Serena has now won 18 straight matches and she is looking to add to her seven titles in Miami with her third straight triumph after winning in 2013 and 2014. …

  • South African comic Noah will replace Jon Stewart

    South African comic Noah will replace Jon Stewart

    Associated Press - 27 minutes ago
    South African comic Noah will replace Jon Stewart

    NEW YORK (AP) — The choice of South African comic Trevor Noah as Jon Stewart's replacement on "The Daily Show" advances an intriguing new trend of late-night comic hosts with a more worldly perspective while continuing the longer-running pattern of keeping those jobs filled with men. …

  • NYC blast probe highlights problem of stealing gas

    NYC blast probe highlights problem of stealing gas

    Associated Press - 28 minutes ago
    NYC blast probe highlights problem of stealing gas

    NEW YORK (AP) — It was a run-of-the-mill complaint — a smell of gas — with a troubling explanation: Someone had improperly tapped into a Manhattan building's gas line, and it was leaking. …