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Retired CPD officer, gunman shot during attempted robbery on the West Side, police say

A retired Chicago police officer was wounded during an exchange of gunfire that erupted during an attempted robbery in the city’s Lawndale neighborhood on the city’s West Side. The victim, a 59-year-old man, was in the 3800 block…

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Rushdie reportedly off ventilator and talking

MAYVILLE, N.Y. — “The Satanic Verses” author Salman Rushdie was taken off a ventilator and able to talk Saturday, a day after he was stabbed as he prepared to give a lecture in upstate New York. Rushdie remained…

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Fayetteville police investigate homicide on Poplar Drive

Fayetteville police detectives are trying to find out who killed a 32-year-old man Friday at a residence on Poplar Drive. Artis Lee Windsor was found unresponsive at a residence on the 2000 block of the street after officers…

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Shanghai extends weekly COVID-19 testing requirement until end of September

SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) – China’s most populous city Shanghai has extended its weekly COVID-19 test requirement and extended free testing until the end of September in a bid to keep the virus in check, authorities announced on Saturday….

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Ex-officer to plead guilty in Breonna Taylor case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Former Louisville police Detective Kelly Goodlett intends to plead guilty to a civil rights charge stemming from the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman whose death in a botched police drug raid…

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Last of 3 men serving time for 1987 Carl Junction killing to be released

Aug. 12—The last of the three men found guilty of murdering a Carl Junction student in 1987 when they were teenagers will be released from prison Friday, and the victim’s 76-year-old mother sees it as a closure of…

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Attacks on FBI integrity erode respect for rule of law

(Reuters) – Attacks on the FBI’s integrity erode respect for the rule of law, its director said on Thursday after an armed man tried to breach its building in Ohio and following criticism from some Republicans over a…

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Contractor makes full restitution in Fountain Springs case; charges withdrawn

Aug. 11—FRACKVILLE — A Benton contractor had theft charges against him withdrawn Wednesday after he made full restitution and the victim did not want to proceed. Francisco C. Avila, 31, of 410 Third St., Box 177, was scheduled…

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Shock, shame among some Muslims as Afghan accused of New Mexico murders

By Andrew Hay ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Reuters) – Muslims in New Mexico interviewed on Wednesday said they felt shock and shame at the arrest of a Muslim immigrant from Afghanistan in connection with the murders of four Muslim men….

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How to mitigate or avoid dealer markups

Throughout 2022, new-car shoppers have been paying an average of about $700 over the manufacturer’s suggested retail price, according to Edmunds data. Those in the market for a new vehicle today may experience sticker shock after seeing a…