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Mayor Lori Lightfoot passes out breakfast to Chicago Public Schools students at a contingency site, Gads Hill Center, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Striking Chicago teachers have returned to the picket lines for a second day as union and city bargainers try to hammer out a contract in the nation's third-largest school district. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia /Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
October 18, 2019 - 4:03 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot swept into office declaring it "a new day" for the nation's third-largest city and pledging to change the way City Hall operated under Rahm Emanuel and for decades before him. But with teachers in Chicago Public Schools hitting the picket lines this week...
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REMOVES REFERENCE TO HOMELESS KILLED - Pallbearers carry the casket of Chuen Kok from the Ng Fook Funeral Home, Friday Oct. 18, 2019, in New York. Kok, an 83-year-old homeless man whom Chinatown residents warmly greeted as "uncle," was one of four men bludgeoned to death in the community last week. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
October 18, 2019 - 2:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — They were figures in Chinatown's street scene: the homeless octogenarian whom residents respectfully greeted as "uncle." The itinerant preacher and blogger who tapped out posts on his laptop in a park. And the man who had a home and family on Staten Island but liked to spend time...
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Marlon Anderson poses for a photo Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 in Madison, Wis. Anderson, a security guard at a Wisconsin high school who was fired after he says he repeated a racial slur while telling a student who had called him that word not to use it, has filed a grievance seeking his job back. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
October 18, 2019 - 2:38 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Students at a Wisconsin high school skipped class Friday and marched through the streets of the state capital to protest the firing of a black security guard who was terminated for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to call him that word. Scores of Madison West...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2017, file photo, Juan Antonio "Tony" Hernandez, brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, arrives for a press conference in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Tony Hernandez was convicted in a massive drug conspiracy case on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, in U.S. federal court in New York City. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio, File)
October 18, 2019 - 2:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The brother of the Honduran president was convicted Friday in a massive drug conspiracy case in New York City after prosecutors said he relied on "state sponsored drug trafficking" enabled by the Central American leader. Juan Antonio "Tony" Hernández, 41, a former Honduran...
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FILE - This April 27, 1987 file photo shows actor Bill Macy in Los Angeles. Macy, who starred opposite Bea Arthur in the 1970s sitcom “Maude," died Thursday Oct. 17, 2019 in Los Angeles, friend Matt Beckoff said Friday. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File)
October 18, 2019 - 2:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Macy, the character actor whose hangdog expression was a perfect match for his role as the long-suffering foil to Bea Arthur's unyielding feminist on the daring 1970s sitcom "Maude," has died. He was 97. Macy died Thursday night in Los Angeles, his friend Matt Beckoff said...
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A commuter airplane has crashed near the airport in a small Alaska community on the Bering Sea, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Unalaska, Alaska. Freelance photographer Jim Paulin says the crash at the Unalaska airport occurred Thursday after 5 p.m. Paulin says the Peninsula Airways flight from Anchorage to Dutch Harbor landed about 500 feet (152 meters) beyond the airport near the water. (Jim Paulin via AP)
October 18, 2019 - 2:09 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — One person died after a commuter airplane went off the end of a runway while landing at an airport in the remote Aleutian Islands fishing community of Unalaska, authorities said Friday. Alaska State Troopers identified the victim as David Allan Oltman, 38, of Washington state...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2017, file photo, Juan Antonio "Tony" Hernandez, brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, arrives for a press conference in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Tony Hernandez was convicted in a massive drug conspiracy case on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, in U.S. federal court in New York City. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio, File)
October 18, 2019 - 2:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The brother of the Honduran president was convicted Friday in a massive drug conspiracy case in New York City after prosecutors said he relied on "state sponsored drug trafficking" enabled by the Central American leader. Juan Antonio "Tony" Hernández, 41, a former Honduran...
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In this Oct. 7, 2019 image taken from underwater video provided by Vulcan Inc., the Japanese aircraft carrier Kaga is shown in the Pacific Ocean off Midway Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Deep-sea explorers scouring the world's oceans for sunken World War II ships are honing in on a debris field deep in the Pacific. Weeks of grid searches around the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands already have led the research vessel the Petrel to one sunken battleship, the Kaga, and it's investigating this week what could be another. (Vulcan Inc. via AP)
October 18, 2019 - 2:07 pm
MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — Deep-sea explorers scouring the world's oceans for sunken World War II ships are focusing in on debris fields deep in the Pacific, in an area where one of the most decisive battles of the time took place. Hundreds of miles off Midway Atoll, nearly...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2017, file photo, Juan Antonio "Tony" Hernandez, brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, arrives for a press conference in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Tony Hernandez was convicted in a massive drug conspiracy case on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, in U.S. federal court in New York City. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio, File)
October 18, 2019 - 1:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández was convicted Friday in a massive drug conspiracy case in New York City after prosecutors said he relied on "state sponsored drug trafficking" enabled by his brother. Juan Antonio "Tony" Hernández, a former Honduran...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Cummings, a sharecropper's son who rose to become the powerful chairman of one of the U.S. House committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, of complications from longstanding health issues. He was 68. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
October 18, 2019 - 1:19 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — A wake and funeral for U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings will be held next week at the church where he worshipped for nearly four decades. The Baltimore Sun reports that services for the Maryland Democrat are scheduled for Oct. 25 at New Psalmist Baptist Church. A spokeswoman said the wake...
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