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Massive Illinois train derailment sparks chemical fire, numerous evacuations

A massive train derailment in Illinois — which saw 14 freight cars fly off the tracks — led to numerous evacuations and a giant chemical fire on Tuesday, according to reports. Footage capt...

Massive Illinois train derailment sparks chemical fire, numerous evacuations

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Multiples agencies responding train derailment, fire in Dupo ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ill. (KSDK) — Emergency crews are responding to a train derailment and fire in Dupo. A spokesperson for St. Clair County Emergency Management said they received a call just after 12:30 p.m. for a train derailment and fire in the 2400 block of Carondelet Avenue. LIVE: Smoke fill...
01:52 2019-09-11

Ten hospitalized after train derailment in Boston A light-rail commuter train derailed in Boston near Fenway Park on Saturday morning, sending 10 people to the hospital, including the train operator, officials said....
04:13 2019-06-09

Schools, homes evacuated after train derailment Thick, black smoke can be seen for miles and evacuations have been ordered after a train derailed in an Illinois suburb of St. Louis. (Sept. 10)        ...
23:00 2019-09-10

At least 50 dead in train derailment in the Democratic Republic of Congo At least 50 people were killed and several people are injured after a train derailed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the country's minister of humanitarian affairs told CNN....
00:52 2019-09-13

Bangladesh train derailment over canal kills five, injures 100: police A passenger train derailed in Bangladesh on Monday, killing at least five people and injuring more than 100, and there could be more casualties inside two carriages that fell into a canal, a police officer said....
08:52 2019-06-24

LIRR suspends service to Hamptons, Montauk all day after train derailment The holiday weekend is already off the rails for the Long Island Rail Road. Service to the Hamptons and Montauk is expected to be suspended for all of Saturday after two trains collided, the MTA said. Customers looking to go east of Patchogue, in Suffolk County, won’t be able to get there via ...
17:13 2019-05-25

Dozens of stowaways feared dead in Congo train derailment: official At least 50 stowaways were killed in southeastern Congo Thursday when a freight train derailed and pinned some beneath, a government minister there said — the latest rail mishap in a nation with a history of fatal train accidents. Officials said the victims were riding on top of the train when the c...
04:00 2019-09-13

Rare Hong Kong train derailment injures at least 8 amid protests At least eight people were hurt in a derailment of a train owned by a Hong Kong company targeted by pro-democracy protesters earlier this month, according to reports....
08:52 2019-09-18

Hong Kong faces commuter chaos after rare train derailment A rare train derailment disrupted services in Hong Kong on Tuesday, train authorities said, threatening commuter chaos during rush hour in the heart of the Asian financial hub....
10:26 2019-09-17

Train driver in deadly Metro-North derailment drops $10M lawsuit A former Metro-North operator who fell asleep at the switch of a train that derailed in 2013 — killing four people — has dropped his $10 million lawsuit against his former employer, according to new reports. Driver William Rockefeller sued the Metro-North Commuter Railroad in 2016 in Whi...
10:13 2019-08-14

Officials say ‘Human Error’ cause a deadly Amtrak train derailment in Washington state The Amtrak-operated train derailed during its inaugural run back in 2017. It flew off a curve before crashing onto traffic below. Federal investigators say the curve was dangerous and the engineer didn’t have proper training. They say the engineer missed several warning signs because of a safe...
11:39 2019-05-23

Deadly 2017 Amtrak train derailment caused by 'inadequate planning, insufficient training,' NTSB says An inaugural ride on a new line meant to speed train service in Washington state in 2017 that turned deadly when an Amtrak train derailed was part of a resounding multi-agency failure, federal investigators revealed Tuesday....
21:13 2019-05-22

Chemical mix-up sparks evacuation of central London sports centre A mix-up with swimming pool cleaning chemicals sparked an emergency response at a Covent Garden sports centre with hundreds of people evacuated as acrid fumes filled the air....
18:00 2019-08-01

Greening the chemical industry requires massive amount of renewables To go green, the chemicals industry could use carbon dioxide from the air instead of fossil fuels, but this would require vast amounts of renewable energy...
19:39 2019-05-21

Explosions and evacuations after fire at military warehouse in Siberia A fire at a military warehouse in Siberia on Monday has caused multiple explosions and at least one death, according to Russian state news agency TASS....
12:26 2019-08-06

Brush fire on Maui, Hawaii, evacuations ordered A brush fire has prompted evacuations and diverted some flights on the Hawaii island of Maui, officials said Thursday. People in at least two towns were told to leave. (July 12)        ...
11:52 2019-07-12

Southern California fire grows to 2,000 acres; evacuations expanded Tenaja Fire prompts mandatory evacuations for homes along The Trails Circle in La Cresta and the Copper Canyon neighborhood in Murrieta, officials said.        ...
05:39 2019-09-06

Lit firecracker thrown into subway train sparks morning commute chaos Someone tossed a lit firecracker into an F train at 14th Street during the morning commute Friday, causing chaos when it exploded, according to riders and MTA officials. Twitter user @Amelia_Vogler tweeted that someone threw the “lit, explosive firecracker” into a rear car of the northbo...
17:26 2019-05-31

Oprah Winfrey opens her private road during Maui fire to help evacuations Oprah Winfrey got a "big mahalo" for opening her private road on her property in Maui to help people quickly escape a brush fire that broke out Thursday....
16:52 2019-07-12

Massive fire Philadelphia refinery fire threatens facility's future A massive fire at Philadelphia Energy Solutions Inc's oil refinery on Friday damaged the largest U.S. East Coast plant to the point that it could remain shut for an extended period, according to Philadelphia city officials and company sources....
22:26 2019-06-21

The Latest: Fire marshal says lightning caused massive fire HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on a fire that destroyed a central Nebraska fertilizer plan (all times local): 5 p.m. The Nebraska Fire Marshal’s office has determined a lightning strike caused the fire that destroyed a fertilizer plant and injured three people. The office said in a news rele...
03:13 2019-05-25

Brush fire on Hawaiian island of Maui prompts evacuations, flight diversions Some flights to the island's main airport in Kahului were diverted because the fire was affecting access to the facility, the state Department of Transportation said.        ...
11:52 2019-07-12

Oprah Winfrey receives 'big mahalo' from Hawaii's governor for aiding fire evacuations Hawaii's governor thanked Oprah Winfrey on Twitter late Thursday for granting county officials access to a private road on her ranch property to assist with evacuations after a brush fire swept across Maui hours earlier. ...
14:52 2019-07-12

Oprah Winfrey praised for opening her private road during Maui fire to help evacuations Oprah Winfrey is being praised after opening up her private road on Maui to help people escape a brush fire that broke out on the Hawaii island Thursday.       ...
15:13 2019-07-12

Six Flags Magic Mountain, Hurricane Harbor see evacuations, confusion with brush fire nearby Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor were closed early after a brush fire in Southern California broke out nearby forcing hundreds of visitors to escape the clouds of smoke and ash....
05:52 2019-06-10

Massive explosion at Russian military depot sparks evacuation Thousands of locals have been moved to safety after the blast at an ammunition warehouse. Authorities have declared a state of emergency in the Siberian Krasnoyarsk region....
05:52 2019-08-06

Germany: AfD's anti-refugee Facebook video sparks massive incitement probe In 2017, a Facebook video posted by the far-right AfD amassed numerous hate-filled comments against refugees. German authorities said they've fined nearly 100 people over their remarks and are probing scores of others....
13:13 2019-08-10

Rooney Mara's Massive Diamond Ring Sparks Joaquin Phoenix Engagement Rumors Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara might be taking a major step in their relationship! It looks like the 44-year-old Joker star and 34-year-old Girl With the Dragon Tattoo actress could be......
03:00 2019-05-29

Europe heat wave sparks massive wildfire in Spain, record temperatures in France As a heat wave continues to scorch parts of Western Europe, a wildfire has broken out in northeastern Spain and France measured its highest-ever June temperature. The heat is expected to continue into the weekend....
04:39 2019-06-28

Cops lift shelter-in-place order after NJ chemical plant fire New Jersey cops ordered East Rutherford residents to shut down their air conditioners and shelter-in-place Thursday amid air contamination fears sparked by a fire at a nearby chemical plant. The blaze broke out at the Diamond Chemical Co. off of Route 17, according to the East Rutherford Fire Depart...
00:39 2019-07-19

Illinois fire department reminds cooks to be safe during grilling season ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) – The snow is gone, the rain is sort of gone and now, some may be pulling out the grills to grill some meals. Rock Island Fire Department Well, with that mindset, officials with the Rock Island Fire Department are urging cooks to be careful and to be safe during the gr...
01:00 2019-06-20

Mercer Fire sparks more buffelgrass concern TUCSON — The Mercer Fire burned through 25 acres in the Santa Catalina Mountains. The lightning-sparked fire is fully contained, but it’s now sparking additional concern about buffelgrass in the Catalinas. Julia Rowe is the Invasive Species Program Coordinator at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Muse...
10:52 2019-08-29

California’s largest wildland fire started by hammer sparks SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California fire officials say sparks from a hammer driving a metal stake into the ground ignited a 2018 blaze in Northern California that killed a firefighter and became the largest wildland fire in state history. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection sa...
23:13 2019-06-06

Trash can fire sparks huge blaze in Washington Heights Flames and black smoke erupted in a pharmacy parking lot in Washington Heights on Thursday, video shows. A trash can went up in flames around noon in the Duane Reade lot near the corner of Dyckman Street and Post Avenue in Manhattan, an FDNY spokesman said. The video shows firefighters putting out t...
19:39 2019-07-04

California's largest wildland fire started by hammer sparks California fire officials say sparks from a hammer driving a metal stake into the ground ignited a 2018 blaze in Northern California the killed a firefighter and became the largest in state history....
23:26 2019-06-06

Blast sparks fire at Russian laboratory housing smallpox virus Facility know as Vector is one of only two sites holding the smallpox virus and also houses Ebola samplesA gas explosion has sparked a fire at a Russian lab that houses viruses ranging from smallpox to Ebola, authorities have said. Related: Smallpox virus: crunch time for the fate of a global killer...
06:26 2019-09-17

Driver says she saw sparks fly from vape pen charger, triggering a fire that quickly destroyed her SUV (WDIV)   An Ohio woman says a vape pen charger sparked a fire that destroyed her SUV. It happened in Woodhaven, Michigan Thursday as Crystal Mounts and her five-year-old son sat in their parked car outside a restaurant. Mounts says when she took the batteries out of the vape charger, sparks flew and...
11:52 2019-06-29

Hammer sparks caused California’s largest wildland fire in state history, officials say The 2018 Ranch Fire burned a total of 640 square miles, destroyed nearly 160 homes and killed a firefighter. It all started with sparks from a hammer.        ...
18:00 2019-06-07

Massive Philadelphia refinery fire contained There are no reports of injuries or evacuations after an early morning fire broke out at a 150-year-old refinery complex in Philadelphia. (June 21)        ...
03:13 2019-06-22

Fire destroys massive Texas mansion, 2 hurt Authorities say a fire that destroyed a 10,000-square-foot mansion near Houston and injured two construction workers. Officials say more than 60 firefighters and medical personnel responded Thursday to the fire. (June 14)        ...
14:39 2019-06-14

Massive blobs of 'fire ice' lurks beneath the ocean. We know almost nothing about them. There's a giant trove of frozen methane, or "fire ice," locked beneath our ocean's surface. If released, it could trigger tsunamis, landslides and release huge amounts of carbon into our already-warming atmosphere. But we have almost no idea how much there is or where to find it....
19:00 2019-06-27

Fire at Oil Refinery in South Philadelphia Causes Massive Explosions A massive fire rocked an oil refinery in South Philadelphia early Friday morning, causing explosions that could be felt as far away as New Jersey, according to early news reports. No evacuations have been issued for the area, but those in neighborhoods near the blaze have been ordered to shelter in ...
13:52 2019-06-21

Massive Fire Breaks Out At Philadelphia Oil Refinery, Triggers Explosions A massive fire erupted at a crude oil refinery in Philadelphia on Friday morning, triggering several explosions and sending flames high into the sky. Philadelphia...
06:26 2019-06-22

Firefighters extinguish massive fire at Phoenix apartment complex PHOENIX (KPNX) — No firefighters were injured as more than two dozen worked to extinguish a fire at an apartment complex in Phoenix early Tuesday morning, Phoenix fire officials said. According to the Phoenix Fire Department, the fire involved 10 vehicles that were parked under a parking structure a...
07:13 2019-05-29

| WATCH | Massive fire engulfs historic Texas church A historic rural Roman Catholic church that had served its surrounding Central Texas farming community for more than a century has burned to the ground. The Church of the Visitation's building in Westphalia dated to 1895....
18:39 2019-07-31

Massive Philadelphia refinery fire threatens facility's future A massive fire at Philadelphia Energy Solutions Inc's oil refinery on Friday damaged the largest U.S. East Coast plant to the point that it could remain shut for an extended period, according to Philadelphia city officials and company sources....
07:52 2019-06-22

Massive semen explosion after cattle-breeding farm catches fire It was a sexplosion —and not the good kind. A fire at a cattle-breeding facility caused 100 canisters full of sperm to explode, blanketing the lab and forcing firefighters to dodge “projectiles” filled with valuable cattle semen. The Yarram Herd Services building, located in the Gippsland region of ...
08:26 2019-09-18

Massive fire destroys Straight and Narrow rehab facility in New Jersey A massive fire decimated a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility in New Jersey Saturday morning — sending plumes of smoke into the air as it burned. The five-alarm blaze broke out at the Straight and Narrow facility on Straight Street in Paterson, according to Catholic Charities, which oper...
01:52 2019-08-25

Massive London fire destroys at least 20 apartments; 100 firefighters rush to scene A massive fire destroyed some 20 apartments in the Barking area of London on Sunday afternoon, as about 100 firefighters in 15 engines rushed to the scene....
23:39 2019-06-09

Massive explosion at largest gas refinery on the East Coast, triggering fire A fire broke out at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery. The refinery located outside Philadelphia is the longest continuously operating refinery on the East Coast. Gasoline futures are moving upwards on the news....
17:26 2019-06-21

Croatia’s Fresh Island festival evacuated as massive fire breaks out "The safety of everyone at the festival is our utmost priority, and we appreciate everyone's patience during this time," a statement from the Fresh Island festival read....
20:00 2019-07-16

Amazon has select Fire tablets, Kindles, and Echos on sale at massive discounts (refurbished) Amazon holds frequent sales on in-house Fire tablets, Kindle e-readers, and Echo smart speakers, both directly and through daughter company Woot, but you rarely get to see such a rich and diverse collection of steeply discounted gadgets as the one available right now for a limited time on the popula...
14:00 2019-06-05

Massive cargo ship capsizes and catches fire near Georgia, Coast Guard search for crew GEORGIA (NBC News) – The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for four missing crew members of a cargo ship that capsized and caught fire early Sunday morning near Brunswick, Georgia. At approximately 2 a.m. ET, Coast Guard Sector Charleston was alerted that motor vessel Golden Ray had capsized in St...
19:39 2019-09-08

Satellite imagery of Amazon rainforest fire shows massive carbon monoxide pollution plume As the Amazon rainforest burns at unprecedented levels, new satellite imagery from NASA shows an enormous cloud of poisonous carbon monoxide rising from the devastation....
16:26 2019-08-27

Police fire teargas to break up massive protests demanding Puerto Rico governor resign Police in San Juan fired tear gas on Monday night to disperse thousands of protesters demanding Puerto Rico's governor resign over offensive chat messages, the latest scandal to hit a bankrupt island struggling to recover from 2017 hurricanes....
06:52 2019-07-23

Fresh Island Festival in Croatia evacuated over massive fire; Tyga's performance canceled Tyga's performance at Fresh Island Festival in Croatia's was abruptly canceled Monday after a massive fire forced concertgoers to evacuate Zrće beach.        ...
10:39 2019-07-18

10 killed as passenger train hits freight train in Pakistan A Pakistani government official says a passenger train has rammed into freight train in the southern city of Rahim Yar Khan, killing 10 people and injuring 64 others...
06:39 2019-07-11

9 hospitalized after Boston subway car derailment A subway car derailed Saturday morning in Boston, sending nine people to the hospital. Local emergency officials said none of the injuries are life-threatening. Officials with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said the accident occurred at about 11 a.m. Saturday when a Green Line subway...
07:39 2019-06-09

Safe Bet: Vegas set to bid to host numerous NCAA events Las Vegas is set to bid on nearly a half dozen different NCAA championship events, including women's basketball       ...
09:52 2019-08-26

Man wanted in numerous armed robbery cases across Tucson TUCSON – A man is wanted in connection to several armed robbery incidents at banks and a Family Dollar store, according to Tucson Police Department. The department’s robbery unit issued a felony arrest warrant for 21-year-old Victor Patrick Jacinto on Monday. TPD says Jacinto is wanted for his alleg...
22:39 2019-07-22

Facebook has had numerous scandals. So why does user engagement keep growing? Despite Facebook’s numerous scandals, privacy lapses and service outages, user engagement has been on an upswing through the first half of 2019.       ...
18:39 2019-07-22

Mauricio Pochettino says he has declined numerous offers to leave Spurs • ‘Daniel knows. Some, not all. They were from everywhere’• Manager says his ‘commitment is massive – more than normal’Mauricio Pochettino said he has turned down “plenty” of job offers in England and overseas during his five years at Tottenham.The manager has endured a difficult summer, with unease...
04:13 2019-08-31

Coroner indicted for sending wife to ‘numerous’ death scenes A Colorado coroner was indicted on an official misconduct charge for allegedly sending his wife to “numerous” death scenes this year, prosecutors said. Elected Lake County Coroner Shannon Kent was indicted Friday by a grand jury for the petty criminal offense, the Fifth Judicial District Attor...
23:26 2019-09-10

Digging Deeper: Trespassing charges dropped against man with numerous warrants TUCSON – Anthony Potter, a man well known to the University of Arizona Police Department was arrested last month during an active shooter training exercise. UA police said Potter was in a secure area and was warned by the officer to step away. “We just want to make it safe for everybody involved,” P...
01:52 2019-09-11

Trade's Derailment Sends Ominous Sign The railroad business has plenty of nontrade related issues, but tariffs aren’t helping matters. Given their broad range of clients, CSX’s and Union Pacific’s challenges could portend broader U.S. corporate weakness....
03:52 2019-07-23

Pamplona veterans protest running of the bulls as too safe, despite numerous injuries Some revelers are complaining that Pamplona's traditional festivity is in danger of losing its heart-stopping thrills because it's been made safer.       ...
20:39 2019-07-11

White House delays tariff hike on numerous Chinese products The U.S. Trade Representative's Office announced on Friday that it was officially delaying for a week tariff hikes on numerous products imported from China. The announcement said the tariffs, which had initially been set to rise to 25% on June 1, would instead remain at their current level of 10% un...
20:13 2019-06-07

The Latest: Diesel fuel spilled in NV derailment; no hazmat WELLS, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on a train derailment that closed U.S. Interstate 80 in northeast Nevada for more than an hour (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The Union Pacific Railroad says a small amount of diesel fuel was spilled along with some aluminum oxide when a train derailed in northeast Nevada...
02:26 2019-06-20

Mother grizzly bear killed by train, then her 2 cubs struck and killed by another train, Montana officials say A grizzly bear family grazing by train tracks near Glacier National Park in Montana all died when they were struck by trains in two incidents just hours apart earlier this month, according to officials....
18:52 2019-06-18

John Mayer Gets Restraining Order Against ''Obsessed'' Fan After Receiving Numerous Death Threats John Mayer was granted a temporary restraining order against one obsessed fan. Mayer's terrifying ordeal began in March of this year, when 39-year-old Ryan Jeremy Knight allegedly......
05:52 2019-08-15

Debate lineup slashed in half: Numerous 2020 Dems fail to make the cut, turn on DNC The Democratic National Committee made it official on Thursday – as media partner ABC News formally unveiled the list of White House hopefuls who’ve qualified for the upcoming third round of presidential primary debates. ...
03:52 2019-08-30

California woman says she was kidnapped, raped 'numerous times,' held for 4 days; 2 arrested, cops say A man and woman were arrested in Northern California on Saturday after another woman told deputies she was kidnapped, held against her will for four days while being raped repeatedly, according to officials....
19:00 2019-09-16

The massive pop culture festival has experienced massive growth since its launch as a gathering of comic book enthusiasts in 1970 (NBC News)  Comic-Con is celebrating its 50th anniversary in San Diego, California. More than 130,000 fans from around the world are expected to attend the annual pop culture extravaganza this weekend. Studios and TV networks will be capitalizing on the Comic-Con audience to tout their upcoming proj...
07:26 2019-07-19

Flooding leads to Oklahoma and Arkansas evacuations Officials on Saturday warned some Tulsa residents to prepare to head to higher ground because old levees holding back the swollen Arkansas River are stressed and more rain is expected for the flood-weary region....
01:00 2019-05-26

Florida evacuations underway as Dorian draws near Mandatory evacuations were ordered Sunday for parts of Florida as Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas as a Category 5 storm and edged northwestward....
06:52 2019-09-02

Hurricane Dorian prompts evacuations in Bahamas As the Bahamas braces for a direct hit by a powerful Category 4 storm, residents have been stocking up on food and water, and authorities have evacuated people from low-lying areas....
07:52 2019-09-01

Whaley Bridge: Further evacuations over dam collapse threat Authorities have ordered more people to leave their homes in the British town of Whaley Bridge as expected rain threatens to swamp a damaged reservoir. Residents were given minutes to collect essential belongings....
07:52 2019-08-04

SC governor urges evacuations ahead of Dorian South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, Tuesday urges people to evacuate from the state's coast ahead of Hurricane Dorian, saying "The time to leave is now." (Sept. 3)        ...
02:52 2019-09-04

Flooding in southeast Texas prompts evacuations Shelters have been set up in Southeast Texas to provide a haven for people displaced by heavy rain and flooding from the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda. (Sept. 19)        ...
03:00 2019-09-20

Wildfire prompts evacuations in Canary Islands A wildfire in the Canary Islands led to the evacuation of a small town in Gran Canaria island on Saturday, and officials said the blaze had a "great potential" to spread....
02:13 2019-08-18

Major evacuations in Frankfurt over World War II bomb An area around Frankfurt Zoo and the European Central Bank has been evacuated so a 500-kilogram American bomb can be defused. Some 16,500 people were told to leave, including residents of a nursing home....
10:26 2019-07-07

Russian ammunition depot explosions prompt evacuations An explosion and fire at a Russian ammunition depot prompted the evacuation of thousands of people from a nearby Siberian town, state-run media reported Monday....
10:13 2019-08-06

New Orleans: evacuations ordered as city braces for possible hurricane Forecasters say the biggest danger is not destructive winds but the slow-moving storm’s heavy rainMandatory evacuations were ordered south-east of New Orleans, Louisiana, on Thursday as the city and a surrounding stretch of the Gulf coast braced for a possible hurricane over the weekend that could u...
17:26 2019-07-11

Wildfire near Salt Lake City forces evacuations A wildfire just north of Salt Lake City destroyed three homes and forced the evacuation of at least 400 households hours after it sparked Friday morning, emergency officials said....
22:13 2019-08-30

North Little Rock urges evacuations over flooding fears LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Officials are knocking on doors in a North Little Rock, Arkansas, neighborhood and telling residents they should probably leave for higher ground due to the threat of flooding from the Arkansas River. Officials say in a Facebook post Saturday that they believe the river will...
20:00 2019-06-01

US state evacuations as 185mph hurricane hits Bahamas Hurricane Dorian pounded and churned its way over the northern Bahamas on Monday as parts of Georgia and South Carolina were being evacuated, with forecasters warning Florida is also at risk....
10:00 2019-09-02

Evacuations begin as Dorian bears down on northern Bahamas Hurricane Dorian is bearing down on the northern Bahamas with howling winds, surging seas and a threat of torrential rains, forcing some evacuations and hotel closures ahead of the fierce Category 4 storm...
05:26 2019-09-01

Hawaii's Maui Island wildfire forces evacuations Thousands of residents and visitors on Hawaii's Maui Island were ordered to evacuate two communities on Thursday as a spreading wildfire sent smoke billowing high into the sky, officials and local media said....
10:00 2019-07-12

Tropical Storm forms in Gulf, evacuations underway Clarence Brock has lived in Plaquemines Parish his entire life. He can’t remember how many times he’s evacuated but that doesn’t mean he plans to take a chance with Mother Nature. (July 11)        ...
01:13 2019-07-12

Germany: Wildfire near munitions warehouse forces evacuations Hundreds of firefighters are battling one of the biggest blazes in the region's history. Officials fear the fire could engulf a munitions warehouse that contains World War II-era explosives....
22:39 2019-07-01

Torrential rains cause flooding, evacuations in southern India Torrential monsoon rains in the southern Indian state of Kerala caused a major landslide and flooding that has cut off some areas, forcing the evacuation of more than 22,000 people, authorities said on Friday....
08:26 2019-08-09

Canary Islands wildfire prompts 9,000 evacuations; reaches park An out-of-control wildfire on Gran Canaria in Spain's Canary Islands kept spreading on Monday, increasing to 9,000 the number of people evacuated from eight municipalities and reaching a natural park, authorities said on Monday....
05:13 2019-08-20

Louisiana Residents Brace For Storm Barry, Evacuations Ramped Up Millions of residents in Louisiana on Saturday braced for Tropical Storm Barry, which is threatening the southern US state and its largest city New Orleans with potentially disastrous rainfall and......
16:00 2019-07-13

US evacuations as 'life-threatening' 185mph hurricane hits Bahamas Hurricane Dorian has caused devastation over the northern Bahamas, with winds of 185mph ripping roofs from homes, overturning cars and tearing power lines down....
11:39 2019-09-02

Typhoon forces evacuations, flight cancellations in eastern China Hundreds of flights were cancelled and a million people were evacuated from their homes as the third-largest typhoon on record in China hit the east of the country, state-run China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Saturday....
13:39 2019-08-10

Gran Canaria wildfire spreads, forces thousands of evacuations A fast-moving forest fire on the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria has forced authorities to evacuate thousands of people. The government says it could take days before the blaze is brought under control....
04:00 2019-08-20

Mandatory evacuations issued due to levee failure near Mississippi River Residents in West Quincy, Mo., were ordered late Thursday to flee to higher ground due to a levee failure near the already bloated Mississippi River....
12:52 2019-05-31

Evacuations Have Been Ordered for Parts of Florida, South Carolina, and Georgia South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has ordered a mandatory evacuation order for more than 830,000 people as Hurricane Dorian approaches the East coast. Earlier on Sunday, the storm made landfall in the northwest Bahamas as a Category 5 storm, NBC News reported....
20:13 2019-09-02

U.S. oil firms expand offshore production cuts, evacuations as storm approaches Exxon Mobil Corp and Anadarko Petroleum Corp on Wednesday joined several other U.S. oil producers withdrawing staff from deepwater platforms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico as what could be a major storm gathered....
20:39 2019-07-10

Wildfire forces large-scale evacuations of residents on Gran Canaria Around 2,000 residents have been moved from their homes on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria because of a new wildfire.        ...
23:26 2019-08-21

Arkansas River bursts through levee north of Little Rock, triggering evacuations A levee breach along the rain-swollen Arkansas River Friday prompted a flash flood warning and evacuation around Dardanelle and Holla Bend.        ...
19:26 2019-05-31

Powerful Hurricane Dorian hovers over northern Bahamas as evacuations accelerate in US Hurricane Dorian's winds slowed, prompting a downgrade to a still-powerful Category 4, as it parked over Grand Bahama Island, stirring up winds and storm surges 18 to 23 feet above normal levels....
22:13 2019-09-02

Smoke blankets the sky as wildfire on Hawaii’s Maui Island forces evacuations The 3,000 acre brush fire in Maui's central valley was uncontrolled Thursday night, Maui Mayor Mike Victorino told a news conference. He said firefighters would monitor it overnight but that it was too dangerous to battle the blaze in the dark....
18:52 2019-07-12

Levee failures along Mississippi, Arkansas rivers prompt mandatory evacuations Residents in several communities located near the swollen Mississippi and Arkansas rivers were forced to flee their homes on Thursday and Friday following several levee failures....
05:26 2019-06-01

Alaska wildfires sparked by high winds force mandatory evacuations Pilot cars began shepherding motorists through a previously-closed stretch of Alaska’s George Parks Highway for several hours Saturday after high winds and dry weather sparked six blazes.        ...
13:26 2019-08-19

Typhoon Faxai batters Tokyo, causing evacuations, blackouts and transport chaos One death reported and nearly a million households without power as Japanese capital bears brunt of 216km/h winds A powerful typhoon with record-breaking winds and heavy rain has battered the Tokyo region, sparking evacuation warnings for tens of thousands and causing widespread blackouts and transp...
08:26 2019-09-09

Tropical Storm Barry prompts evacuations in Louisiana, floodwaters overtop levees Tropical Storm Barry, which made landfall Saturday as a Category 1 hurricane near Intracoastal City, La., moved inland over the southern portion of the state in the afternoon....
03:39 2019-07-14

AVERAGE DAILY VOLUME IN 2009 UNCHANGED FROM RECORD 2008; VIX FUTURES VOLUME REACHES NEW ALL-TIME HIGH, Numerous Milestones Set During 2009 CHICAGO, January 4, 2010 - The CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC (CFE) today announced that 2009 average daily volume was 4,585 contracts, essentially unchanged from 4,589 contracts per day during 2008.During 2009, a total of 1,155,318 contracts were traded.Volume was off less than one percent from the rec...
13:26 2019-05-22

Hurricane Dorian Tik Toks and memes are going viral, highlighting school closings, storm prep, and evacuations Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images, NOAA via Getty Images Hurricane Dorian is currently brewing over the Atlantic Ocean before it is forecast to approach Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina as a Category 4 storm on Monday. Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency across Florida and...
23:13 2019-08-31

Hurricane watch in Louisiana, mandatory evacuations issued as Barry expected to drop up to 20 inches of rain A brewing tropical weather system in the Gulf of Mexico forced mandatory evacuations in parts of Louisiana on Thursday, as a potential hurricane is expected to spark flash flooding in places like New Orleans still drying out from torrential rain....
20:13 2019-07-11

Alabama gov OKs chemical castration for some sex offenders MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed into law legislation that would require certain sex offenders to be chemically castrated before their parole. Gov. Kay Ivey’s press office said Monday that she had signed the bill, which is to take effect later this year. The measure app...
03:26 2019-06-11

Why switching from chemical to mineral sunscreens might be your best bet What’s in your sunscreen? Chemicals long used in sunblock are under new scrutiny — and may signal it’s time to start reaching for alternatives. Some of these chemicals enter the bloodstream at a rate that should require additional safety data, according to a preliminary study published earlier...
18:39 2019-05-26

U.S. warns Assad against using chemical weapons The U.S. State Department warned the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria that its military operations were being closely watched, specifically concerning allegations that it used chemical weapons against rebels....
10:26 2019-05-22

U.S. Says Syria’s President May Be Using Chemical Weapons Again The State Department cited an attack on Sunday in which the Syrian military might have used chemical weapons as part of a broader offensive in the Idlib area, the final rebel stronghold....
04:00 2019-05-22

U.S. Says Assad May Be Using Chemical Weapons in Syria Again The State Department cited an attack in which the military might have used the weapons in an offensive on the Idlib area, the final rebel stronghold....
17:39 2019-05-22

Chemical castration on certain sex offenders signed into law in Alabama Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Monday signed a bill that forces sex offenders convicted of crimes involving pre-teens to be chemically castrated before their parole....
07:13 2019-06-11

A chemical approach to imaging cells from the inside The following press release was issued today by the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. A team of researchers at the McGovern Institute and Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has developed a new technique for mapping cells. The approach, called DNA microscopy, shows how biomolecules such as DNA and...
02:13 2019-06-21

WHO concerned about suspected chemical attacks in Syria WHO is deeply alarmed by reports of the suspected use of toxic chemicals in Douma city, East Ghouta. According to reports from Health Cluster partners, during the shelling of Douma on Saturday, an estimated 500 patients presented to health facilities exhibiting signs and symptoms consistent with ex...
18:13 2019-05-21

New Hampshire sues 3M, DuPont, other chemical companies CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is suing eight companies including 3M and DuPont for damage it says has been caused statewide by a class of potentially toxic chemicals found in everything from pizza boxes to fast-food wrappers. The state becomes the second in the nation to go after the makers of ...
19:52 2019-05-29

From lipstick to burgers: how our lives have become so chemical dependent The start of the suburban sprawl changed the US into a nation of voracious consumers, and the chemical industry responded by creating products to meet those demandsRead our entire Toxic America seriesMy students sometimes ask me why in the United States there are cancer-causing ingredients in their ...
10:13 2019-05-22

UK chemical giant Ineos to buy £1.6bn Saudi stake The petrochemical company founded by Britain's richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe has said it will buy a £1.6bn ($2bn) stake in a plant complex in Saudi Arabia....
20:26 2019-06-03

Destruction of chemical weapons to begin in Kentucky RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — The destruction of chemical weapons stored in Kentucky since the 1940s is set to begin. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that destruction of chemical agents including mustard, sarin and VX will begin in June after decades of planning and preparations. The weapons are stored a...
16:39 2019-05-28

TFD: Students exposed to chemical after spill on TUSD bus TUCSON – Emergency crews have responded to a chemical exposure after a vial spilled on a Tucson Unified school bus near Dodge Road and 24th Street Friday afternoon. According to TUSD officials, about 20 children may have been contaminated in connection to the incident. Tucson Fire Department s...
08:39 2019-09-14

An Illicit Chemical Is Again Jeopardizing the Ozone Layer An unwelcome spike in emissions from a long-banned chemical has been traced to Chinese factories, raising concerns about the ozone layer's integrity....
16:01 2019-06-01

Chemical in soaps, hand sanitizers tied to osteoporosis Women exposed to triclosan, a chemical often found in soaps and hand sanitizers, may be more likely to develop osteoporosis than women who don't have this exposure, a new study suggests....
20:13 2019-06-27

First chemical weapon destroyed at Kentucky Army facility RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Officials have begun destroying Cold-War era chemical weapons that have been stored at a Kentucky Army depot for decades. The facility at the Blue Grass Army Depot successfully destroyed a mustard-agent munition on Friday in Richmond. It marked the beginning of the facility̵...
00:39 2019-06-13

German schools evacuated after WWI chemical weapon find Two schools near Berlin had to be cleared after toxins were found on a nearby building site. Further investigation revealed the substances were in fact irritant gases from World War I....
00:26 2019-09-17

Chemical X’s protest against poverty: ‘Chanel’ tents on LA’s Skid Row British artist says his street project highlights gulf between wealth and povertyHe once made a £1m life-size sculpture of supermodel Cara Delevingne out of 7,000 ecstasy pills, to draw attention to the drug’s impact on popular culture.Now the anonymous British artist Chemical X is courting controve...
10:26 2019-06-09

Seth Meyers to Trump: 'What chemical are you missing from your brain?' Late-night hosts look into more bizarre presidential tweets, a boycott of Trump backer-owned gyms and inaction on gun reformSeth Meyers looked into Trump’s week in response to the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, which has been tepid on the political action and searing on the pers...
22:26 2019-08-09

A Common Household Chemical May Cause Thyroid Problems for Cats Many older cats suffer from health problems caused by a hyperactive thyroid, and while there’s no single cause of the condition, hormone-disturbing chemicals in the environment are thought to be an important factor. A new study involving some furry volunteers suggests that these chemicals include ...
23:39 2019-07-10

Air Force diverted $66M from projects for chemical cleanup costs The U.S. Air Force diverted more than $66 million to cover the cleanup costs of harmful "forever chemicals" in the water supply, according to an analysis by the Department of Defense....
20:39 2019-06-14

Alabama orders 'chemical castration' of some child molesters Alabama will require some sex offenders whose crimes involve children to take chemical castration medication during parole, a requirement that has prompted some legal concerns and appears to be rarely used in some states that allow it....
14:52 2019-06-16

Chemical Brothers: 'We wanted to thank Keith Flint at Glastonbury' The Chemical Brothers have told how important it was for them to pay tribute to Keith Flint at Glastonbury, saying it was a thank you to the star for his music....
17:26 2019-07-05

Chemical weapons destruction resumes at Colorado plant PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — The Army has resumed destruction of obsolete chemical weapons in southern Colorado after a shutdown prompted by liquid hazardous waste seeping from a storage tank. Officials say the work resumed Wednesday when another tank was returned to service. The cause of the seep is under ...
03:00 2019-06-14

U.S. says sees signs Syrian government may be using chemical weapons The United States sees signs the Syrian government may be using chemical weapons, including an alleged chlorine attack on Sunday in northwest Syria, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday....
00:00 2019-05-22

Osteoporosis: Investigating the role of a common antibacterial chemical A new study asks if triclosan, a chemical in many products, may increase osteoporosis risk. The results are not clear-cut, but it may affect bone health....
22:26 2019-06-27

Alabama Lawmakers Approve "Chemical Castration" For Sex Offenders A bill in Alabama awaiting the governor's signature would require people convicted of certain sex offenses to undergo "chemical castration" as a condition of parole - a requirement meant to keep......
05:13 2019-06-06

Alabama orders ‘chemical castration’ of some child molesters _____ MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Some Alabama sex offenders who abuse young children will have to undergo “chemical castration” while on parole, under a new law, but the requirement has prompted legal concerns and appears to be rarely used in some states that allow it. The procedure uses medications th...
21:39 2019-06-16

U.S. Yet to Find Evidence of New Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria Officials appeared to edge away from the urgency of an earlier State Department announcement that warned of new chemical attacks by the Syrian government....
04:26 2019-05-23

US warns Syria over suspected chemical weapons attack Washington has told Syria that it will "respond quickly and appropriately" to any chemical weapons use. The threat comes as a fragile ceasefire in rebel-held Idlib risks unraveling....
11:00 2019-05-22

Chemical checkout: find out what could be hiding in your weekly shop Food additives commonly found in US bread, soft drinks and candy are all banned in Europe. Here’s how they end up in your cart – and how you can avoid them Continue reading......
13:52 2019-05-29

Were These Ancient Egyptian Mummies Chemical Or Natural Blondes? Egyptian noblewoman Tjuyu and her husband Yuya were important figures in Amenhotep III’s court and she is believed to have died in 1375 BC. Most widely known as being the great-grandmother of legendary pharaoh Tutankhamun, ...
06:26 2019-06-18

Illinois plans to self-destruct Here's a basic principle for 21st-century governance: to attract investment and high-skilled workers, a government must make it attractive to do business in their locale....
19:39 2019-05-29

Shell fined for explosions, gas leak at Dutch chemical plant THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court has fined oil giant Shell 2.5 million euros ($2.8 million) for breaching Dutch labor and environmental laws in a case linked to two explosions and a gas leak at a chemical plant south of Rotterdam. The East Brabant court ruled Monday that Shell did not tak...
18:39 2019-06-17

Bayer's Roundup Woes Deepen as Germany Bans Key Chemical Bayer’s efforts to fend off thousands of lawsuits against its Roundup herbicide were dealt a symbolic blow when Germany, the company’s home country, said it would ban the product’s key ingredient....
05:13 2019-09-05

Exclusive: New chemical weapons team to launch first Syria investigations A new team established by the global chemical weapons watchdog to attribute blame for the use of banned munitions in Syria will investigate nine alleged attacks during the country's civil war, including in the town of Douma, sources briefed on the matter told Reuters....
18:26 2019-07-10

Hitachi kicks off sale for chemical unit, first bids due by Aug. 9 -sources Japan's Hitachi Ltd has started the formal process for the sale of its $5.6 billion chemical unit with initial bids due on Aug. 9, people familiar with the matter said, a deal expected to draw interest from global private equity firms....
12:00 2019-07-11

Chemical used in apparent suicide leaves 9 sickened at San Jose hotel One woman is dead and nine others were sickened by a poisonous chemical used in an apparent suicide that forced authorities to evacuate three floors of a San Jose hotel, according to reports. “More than 100” emergency workers responded to the incident at the Fairmont Hotel at 10 a.m. Sat...
02:52 2019-09-02

Chemical spill near Lake Michigan kills hundreds of fish The National Park Service has closed several portions of Indiana Dunes National Park after a chemical spill killed hundreds of fish in the area, according to a statement by Portage, Indiana, a nearby city....
09:39 2019-08-19

Trump's EPA is 'dangerously off the rails' on toxic chemical regulation, say senators Five Democrats say Trump officials have failed to ensure chemicals used in everyday products and materials are safe for humansSenate Democrats are charging that the Trump administration has gone “dangerously off the rails”, in failing to implement landmark legislation meant to protect people from to...
19:52 2019-06-21

Scientists Have Pinpointed the Mystery Source of an Ozone-Destroying Chemical The recovery of the ozone hole has been a quintessential environmental success story, as the world has worked largely in harmony for decades to phase out ozone-depleting chemicals. So last year’s discovery that emissions of CFC-11, one of those banned chemicals, was suddenly reversing course came as...
02:26 2019-05-23

Internal emails reveal how the chemical lobby fights regulation Messages to the Environmental Protection Agency from lobbyists show tactic of sowing doubt in science, critics sayRead our entire Toxic America seriesJayne DePotter spent almost a decade making her Michigan jewelry studio a second home for young artists seeking direction, seniors looking to exercise...
10:13 2019-05-22

Queensland government workers exposed to 'gene-altering' chemical Exclusive: Medical experts say exposure to toxic fumigant EDB in fruit fly eradication program ‘likely’ to have caused illnesses • How Queensland government workers paid the price for fruit fly eradicationQueensland government biosecurity workers were exposed to a carcinogenic and gene-altering chem...
02:26 2019-06-04

94 Bonded Labourers, 12 Minors Rescued From Gujarat Chemical Factory Gujarat Police on Saturday rescued 94 bonded labourers including 12 minors from a Chemical factory in Kathwada area from Ahmedabad. The owners of the factory are currently being interrogated by the......
22:13 2019-09-14

Chemical spill forces Mount Sinai Hospital evacuation A chemical spill at Mount Sinai Hospital evacuated three floors of the medical center Wednesday morning, authorities said. An FDNY spokesman said at least 150 people were forced to leave the 18th, 19th and 20th floors at just around 11:30 a.m. Officials said the chemical was sodium butoxide, which i...
22:52 2019-09-18

Sterilized Workers Seek to Collect Damages Against Dow Chemical in France A pesticide made by Dow Chemical sterilized thousands of banana workers in Nicaragua decades ago. In an unusual legal move, they are turning to France to enforce payment....
15:13 2019-09-19

Chemical weapons watchdog members voice concerns over Syria Member states of the global chemical weapons watchdog are voicing concern that Syria may still possess such weapons after inspectors discovered traces of what could be a byproduct of a nerve agent or poison gas...
14:39 2019-07-09

Exxon shuts Beaumont, Texas chemical plant: company Exxon Mobil Corp shut the chemical plant at its Beaumont, Texas, refining and petrochemical complex on Thursday morning because of flooding from Tropical Storm Imelda, company spokesman Jeremy Eikenberry said....
17:13 2019-09-19

U.S. says signs Syria may be using chemical weapons, warns of quick response The United States sees signs the Syrian government may be using chemical weapons, including an alleged chlorine attack on Sunday in northwest Syria, the State Department said on Tuesday, warning that Washington and its allies would respond "quickly and appropriately" if this were proven....
03:39 2019-05-22

Alabama lawmakers back chemical castration for child predators Alabama state lawmakers passed a bill that would require child predators to be “chemically castrated” before they leave prison, a report said Tuesday. The bill, which was submitted to Gov. Kay Ivey over the weekend, will require sex offenders convicted of abusing a child under the age of 13 to take ...
06:39 2019-06-05

US accuses Syrian government of fresh chemical weapon attack State department says it will respond ‘quickly and appropriately’ if use of chlorine is provenThe US says it has seen signs the Syrian government may be using chemical weapons, including an alleged chlorine attack on Sunday in the north-west, warning that Washington and its allies would respond if t...
10:13 2019-05-22

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signs chemical castration bill into law Republican Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill into law that requires anyone convicted of committing a sexual offense against a child under 13 years of age to undergo chemical castration treatment....
10:39 2019-06-11

Cancer town: life in the shadow of a chemical plant - podcast In Reserve, Louisiana, Oliver Laughland hears how a community is fighting for the right to a safe environment for their children, who face a risk of cancer 50 times higher than the national average. Plus Helen Pidd on the battle to save the dam at Whaley Bridge in DerbyshireThe small town of Reserve...
04:39 2019-08-07

McConnell, military mark start of chemical weapons removal RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says deadly chemical weapons held for decades in central Kentucky will soon be sent to “the ash heap of history.” McConnell, military leaders and Gov. Matt Bevin were in Richmond on Wednesday to ceremonially mark the beginning o...
19:52 2019-05-29

US chemical arms destruction plant halted by seep from tank PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — An Army facility in southern Colorado has temporarily stopped destroying obsolete chemical weapons because of liquid hazardous waste seeping from a storage tank. Officials said Thursday the liquid is a byproduct of the destruction process at the Pueblo Chemical Depot and contain...
23:13 2019-06-06

Alabama Gov. signs law requiring chemical castration for some sex offender parolees Under the new law, some Alabama parolees convicted of sex crimes are required to take medication to reduce chemicals that drive libido.        ...
19:00 2019-06-11

US says there are signs Syria may be using chemical weapons, warns of quick response The United States sees signs the Syrian government may be using chemical weapons, and warned that Washington and its allies would respond "quickly and appropriately" if this were proven....
04:52 2019-05-22

12 dead, 50 injured in chemical factory blast in western India At least 12 people were killed and around 50 injured after a series of explosions at a chemical factory in the western Indian state of Maharashtra on Saturday, hospital officials and police said....
13:00 2019-08-31

Two Fire Officers Suspended For Surat Fire, Coaching Centres Ordered Shut The Surat Municipal Corporation on Saturday suspended two fire officers for granting a no-objection certificate to the building which was engulfed by a devastating fire that claimed 22 young lives...
02:39 2019-05-26

Fighting fire with fire, Amazon 'forest guardians' stalk illegal loggers Near midnight, a group of six Guajajara tribesmen with their faces painted for battle listen to the rumble of heavy trucks about 19 miles (30 km) from their village in the Amazon rainforest....
14:52 2019-09-20

Golder Ranch Fire: Blown fuse ignited brush fire on Highway 79 TUCSON – A fire investigation is underway after it burned nearly an acre of brush near milepost 109 of Highway 79 Thursday afternoon. According to Golder Ranch Fire District, investigators believe the fire was caused by a blown fuse on an electrical line. Officials say the fire was burning nea...
23:13 2019-08-23

Rural-Metro Fire Department working Debris fire south of Tucson Dan Brooks/ Facebook TUCSON – Rural-Metro Fire Department crews are working a debris fire after a blaze ignited in the 4000 block of E. Nebraska Street Thursday afternoon. A plume of smoke can be seen from several miles away. Officials say that no structures are in danger at this time. Accord...
03:00 2019-09-06

Woot has Amazon's popular Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 on sale at ultra-low prices (refurbished) While it's definitely hard to argue with the value proposition of Amazon's latest ultra-affordable 7-inch Fire tablets, there's actually a way for you to get an even cheaper 7 or 8-inch model right now.Woot is selling a 2017-released Fire 7 with 16GB internal storage at $34.99, whereas 2018's Fire H...
16:39 2019-06-03

Fire crews fight unoccupied structure fire early Saturday Fire crews were called to an unoccupied structure fire early Saturday morning. Officials say crews responded to the fire at close to 5:30 a.m. Saturday. Tucson Fire Dept. assisted South Tucson Fire Dept. with the fire. The house was unoccupied and boarded up so fire crews fought the fire from outsid...
19:00 2019-07-13

Fire Breaks Out At Kolkata's Park Circus, 12 Fire Engines At The Spot A fire broke out at a godown in Park Circus area of south Kolkata today afternoon, an official said. At least 15 fire tenders are at the spot to control the fire, the official added....
14:00 2019-05-29

Fighting fire with fire: Prescribed burns can prevent catastrophic destruction Prescribed fires are credited with making forests healthier and stopping or slowing the advance of some wildfire blazes in the U.S West.        ...
22:39 2019-08-12

Murrieta fire: Fast-moving Tenaja Fire scorches nearly 1,400 acres in Southern California Tenaja Fire prompts mandatory evacuations for homes along The Trails Circle in La Cresta and the Copper Canyon neighborhood in Murrieta, officials said.        ...
18:39 2019-09-05

Siege review: Michael Wolff's Trump tale is Fire and Fury II – fire harder The follow-up to the first tell-all is a wild ride, stretching credulity, indebted to Steve Bannon. But so is the presidentMichael Wolff is back and not with a whimper. The latest installment of his Trump chronicles picks up where Fire and Fury ended. Once again, it leaves the president bruised and ...
17:52 2019-06-02

Tucson fire extinguishes utility room fire that threatened east side apartments TUCSON — Tucson firefighters responded to an utility room fire that was part of a two-story apartment on the east side. Fire officials say multiple people reported large flames coming out of the outside room of the building on E. Cody St. First responders arrived on scene and found the room fu...
04:00 2019-08-20

High Level wildfire crews fight fire with fire to protect Alberta town The town of High Level says a successful controlled burn was carried out Wednesday to help keep a raging nearby wildfire at bay from the northern Alberta community....
17:26 2019-05-23

Site of tragic Erie day care fire was short on smoke detectors, fire chief says There was one detector in the attic of the Harris Family Daycare, but it's not clear if there were any others in the building, the fire chief said.        ...
07:52 2019-08-14

Northwest Fire responds to brush fire near Avra Valley and I-10 PIMA COUNTY — Northwest Fire crews are extinguishing a brush fire that happened near Avra Valley and Interstate 10. Northwest Fire Crews are working to put out a brush fire located off Avra Valley Road. #Brushfire #Marana pic.twitter.com/nUZE3ucIaZ — Denelle Confair (@DenelleConfair) J...
06:00 2019-06-09

Northwest Fire responds to house fire in Dove Mountain MARANA — Northwest Fire and other firefighters responded to a house fire in Dove Mountain Sunday evening. Fire on Secret Bluff is out. Crews checking for hotspots. Smoke damage to the homes interior will cause the residents to be displaced. Fire investigators are on scene. pic.twitter.com/jRz...
07:00 2019-06-10

Amazon unveiled over 20 new Fire TV devices, including the Fire TV Cube Last year, Amazon rolled out a host of new product announcements at an event in its hometown of Seattle, something the tech giant decided to forgo this year and redirect to the IFA 2019 conference in Berlin. That’s where, today, the company unveiled more than 20 new Fire TV products including ...
05:39 2019-09-05

Golder Ranch Fire battles brush fire near Highway 79 Golder Ranch firefighters are battling a brush fire that has burned 40 acres near Highway 79. Fire now approx 40 acres. @GRFDAZ and @NorthwestFire working to contain the fire using natural fire breaks. No structures threatened. Smoke drifting E and SE. — Golder Ranch Fire (@GRFDAZ) September ...
11:39 2019-09-02

3 Dead, 1 Injured In Central Paris Fire, Fire Services Say Three people died and another was seriously injured in a fire that broke out in a building in central Paris in the early hours of Saturday, fire services said....
13:13 2019-06-22

Fire crews battle house fire in central Tucson TUCSON – Smoke filled up the sky in central Tucson after emergency crews were dispatched to a house fire near 22nd Street and Swan Road Tuesday at noon. According to officials, the fire burned a home located on 19th Street off of Swan Road. Tucson Fire Department said the residents of the home...
21:39 2019-07-09

Illinois says it's prepared for another election hack The computers in Sangamon County, Ill., like those in state and local election offices across the country, are the new battlefield against foreign attacks on our election system....
00:00 2019-06-18

Eastern Michigan vs. Illinois: Take the underdog You don’t always want to use polls or rankings in your handicapping, but sometimes they can be telling. Eastern Michigan, a middle-of-the-road team in the Mid-American Conference, is coming off a 38-17 loss to the SEC’s Kentucky in which quarterback Mike Glass threw for 337 yards. That’s certainly n...
15:39 2019-09-14

Bill Gates is funding chemical clouds to help stop global warming As fires in the Amazon prompt renewed global outcry over climate change, Bill Gates is backing the first experiment of one controversial solution. It's called solar geoengineering, and it would create a huge chemical cloud that would cool the earth....
16:13 2019-09-07

Congress Leaders Shouting "Scams" Have "Chemical Locha": Alpesh Thakor Gujarat OBC leader Alpesh Thakor said that Congress failed to understand what people want. They only repeatedly shouted that scam happened. There was no scam, the scam was in their minds....
10:13 2019-05-28

Shut Philadelphia refinery begins risky job of removing toxic chemical Workers at the fire-damaged Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery took the first steps this week toward ridding the plant of roughly 30,000 barrels of modified hydrofluoric acid, a dangerous undertaking that has rarely, if ever, been performed under similar circumstances....
17:26 2019-08-02

Alabama governor signs law requiring chemical castration for some sex offender parolees Under the new law, some Alabama parolees convicted of sex crimes are required to take medication to reduce chemicals that drive libido.        ...
20:13 2019-06-11

Proper Training Must To Tackle Chemical-Biological Threats: Rajnath Singh Early detection of chemical-biological agents is the prerequisite for successful protection and decontamination, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said....
18:52 2019-09-20

Hubble, Spitzer telescopes conduct chemical survey of mid-size exoplanet For the first time, scientists, with the help of a pair of NASA space telescopes, have identified the chemical signature of the atmosphere surrounding a mid-sized exoplanet....
02:13 2019-07-03

Exclusive: Chevron Phillips Chemical in bid to acquire Nova Chemicals - sources ​Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, a joint venture between Chevron Corp and Phillips 66, has offered to acquire Nova Chemicals Corp for more than $15 billion including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday....
23:26 2019-06-20

Alabama Governor Signs Bill Requiring 'Chemical Castration' for Some Sex Offenders Alabama is continuing its ascension to the weirdest state in the country, coming in a close second to Florida, as the governor signed legislation Monday that would require some sex offenders to be chemically castrated before parole....
01:52 2019-06-12

Lanxess, Bayer sell chemical park operator to Macquarie for $3.9 billion German chemical groups Bayer and Lanxess have agreed to sell integrated chemical site operator Currenta to Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) for an enterprise value of 3.5 billion euros ($3.9 billion)....
14:52 2019-08-07

China is shredding the ozone layer with banned chemical emissions, study says Some alarming news from the stratosphere. Chinese foam manufacturers are releasing an ozone-destroying chemical into the air.        ...
21:52 2019-05-22

Chemical Weapons Destruction Begins At Blue Grass Army Depot RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18)– Officials with the Blue Grass Army Depot confirmed Wednesday the successful destruction of the first mustard agent-filled munition at the facility in Madison County. More than 500 tons of chemical weapons have been idling at the depot, stored in rockets and missiles, si...
02:52 2019-06-13

Wounded by Chemical Weapons in Iraq, Veterans Fight a Lonely Battle for Help Annette Nellis and three other airmen came forward with health issues years after they were exposed to chemicals during a training exercise. When will the military provide the recognition they were promised?...
18:52 2019-06-27

Explainer: Philadelphia refinery blast puts new spotlight on toxic chemical Massive explosions that engulfed a Philadelphia refinery in flames on Friday has renewed concerns about the oil industry's use of a highly toxic chemical to make high-octane gasoline at plants in densely populated areas....
19:26 2019-06-21

British Steel's Turkish rescuer plans to move chemical firm out of UK Ankara’s military pension fund Oyak to relocate its Tyneside factory amid Brexit alarmThe Turkish firm poised to buy British Steel recently announced plans to move a chemicals factory it owns from Tyneside to Europe, after sounding the alarm about Brexit uncertainty.Chemson, a Wallsend-based firm th...
02:26 2019-08-20

China aims to relocate 80% of toxic chemical producers after blast: report China aims to relocate more than 80% of its hazardous chemical production capacity by the end of next year, state media reported on Friday, as it embarks on far-reaching reforms in the sector following a fatal explosion at a factory in March....
07:52 2019-05-24

Explosion in East Chicago injures 3 at chemical tank cleaning business An official says an explosion at a chemical tank cleaning business in northwestern Indiana injured three workers.        ...
20:39 2019-08-14

Hurricane Dorian LIVE: 'Catastrophic' storm batters Bahamas with record winds as evacuations ordered in US The most powerful storm to hit the Caribbean islands of the Bahamas since records began is on track to hit the US with one million people ordered to evacuate coastal areas in two states....
10:52 2019-09-02

Tucson Fire Department names new fire chief TUCSON – Tucson Fire Department announced its new fire chief Thursday morning after longtime assistant chief Joe Gulotta served as interim for nearly two years. According to city officials, Charles Ryan was named as the 28th fire chief of TFD after he was interviewed by city staff, a fire serv...
22:00 2019-08-22

Tucson fire crews extinguish van fire in midtown Tucson Fire Department TUCSON – A blaze burning a van in midtown has been controlled after the vehicle caught fire early Monday afternoon. According to Tucson Fire Department, crews were dispatched to a business on West Laguna Street near Stone Avenue at around 1:35 p.m. Officials say the van ...
01:52 2019-09-11

$5.5 Million Homes in New York, Illinois and Missouri A minimalist home in the Hudson Valley designed by the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, an 1883 Tudor in Evanston and a medieval-style castle in Kansas City....
17:13 2019-07-03

Defense in China student's beheading in Illinois says he did it An Illinois man accused of kidnapping and killing a graduate student from China two years ago was obsessed with Ted Bundy and other serial killers, a federal prosecutor said on Wednesday on the first day of the trial of the sensational case....
09:13 2019-06-13

Illinois teen sues top e-cigarette maker An Illinois teenager who fell ill with a lung disease after vaping for more than a year has sued a leading e-cigarette maker. Attorneys filed the lawsuit Friday in Lake County Circuit Court on behalf of 18-year-old Adam Hergenreder. (September 13)        ...
04:13 2019-09-14

After Illinois, these states could legalize recreational marijuana next More states have waved the green flag on weed from a medical and/or adult-use, with 33 medical marijuana-legal states. Ten allow adult consumption.       ...
19:00 2019-06-14

Illinois poised to legalize recreational marijuana Illinois is poised to become the 11th state in the US to legalize marijuana for recreational use, after lawmakers voted to legalize the drug on Friday afternoon....
03:26 2019-06-02

Constitutionality of $16 billion of Illinois bonds challenged The sale of $10 billion of general obligation bonds in 2003 and $6 billion in 2017 by Illinois was unconstitutional because the proceeds were used for loans to the state's pension funds or to finance budget deficits, according to a court filing on Monday....
01:26 2019-07-02

Analysis: Thousands in Illinois may have guns without permit CHICAGO (AP) — Tens of thousands of Illinois residents whose gun licenses have been revoked could still be in possession of firearms, according to an analysis of state records by the Chicago Tribune. The failure of the system was underscored in February when a man killed five former colleagues and w...
19:00 2019-05-27

Illinois zoo flamingo put down after a child threw a rock at it (CNN) – A Miller Park Zoo flamingo was euthanized Monday after an elementary school student threw a rock inside the animal’s exhibit. A representative from the Bloomington, Illinois zoo told CNN affiliate WMBD the rock broke the flamingo’s leg and caused injuries that led to it bei...
00:26 2019-05-23

Louisville walks off against Illinois State 4-3 in NCAA LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Alex Binelas’ walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning scored Trey Leonard and top-seeded Louisville edged Illinois State 4-3 in an NCAA regional final on Monday, sending the Cardinals to their sixth Super Regional in the past seven seasons. After committing a c...
05:52 2019-06-04

Trump says he may commute sentence of former Illinois governor U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was seriously considering commuting the prison sentence of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich....
11:26 2019-08-08

Illinois congressman unfazed by AOC’s endorsement of his rival Rep. Dan Lipinski is shrugging off the endorsement of his liberal challenger by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, telling POLITICO the progressive star’s backing of his “extremist” opponent won’t help knock him out of the Chicago-area seat. “I think it’s always a bad idea for Democrats to go after Demo...
05:39 2019-09-18

New law allows Illinois schools to teach hunting classes "Students who are exposed to lessons in hunting safety have a greater chance of respecting firearms and using them properly for the rest of their lives," Republican Sen. Jason Plummer, a sponsor on the bill, said....
16:26 2019-08-01

Illinois Rep. John Shimkus quits House Longtime Illinois Rep. John Shimkus said Friday he would not seek reelection — becoming at least the 12th House Republican to call it quits after their current term is up. Shimkus, who was elected in 1996 to represent the 15th District in the southeastern part of the state, made the announcement in ...
03:00 2019-08-31

A Flamingo In An Illinois Zoo Had To Be Put Down After A Child Threw A Rock At It (NBC NEWS FILE PHOTO) (CNN) – A Miller Park Zoo flamingo was euthanized Monday after an elementary school student threw a rock inside the animal’s exhibit. A representative from the Bloomington, Illinois, zoo told CNN affiliate WMBD the rock broke the flamingo’s leg and caused inju...
22:26 2019-05-25

Exclusive: PES may report toxic chemical release in June refinery blast -sources Philadelphia Energy Solutions was expected to report to government officials on Friday that the toxic chemical hydrofluoric acid may have been released from its refinery in June, when a series of blasts and fire damaged the plant, two sources familiar with the plan said....
22:52 2019-08-02

Residents of America’s Cancer Town confront chemical plant owner in Japan Residents of Reserve, Louisiana, met with environmental groups and stakeholders in Denka in their campaign for clean airResidents of Reserve, Louisiana, have travelled to Tokyo to confront the executives and shareholders of a Japanese company which runs a chemical plant they say is responsible for a...
23:13 2019-06-27

Activists claim win against chemical plant at heart of Guardian's Cancer Town series Chinese Wanhua Chemical withdraws bid to build factoryLouisiana residents: ‘We’re tired of being sick. We won’t allow it’Louisiana activists battling a polluting chemical and plastics industry are claiming a victory in a community just outside Reserve, where the Guardian has investigated high cancer...
21:26 2019-09-06

Defence forces on scene after chemical incident at New Zealand's Blis Technologies site Blis Technologies Ltd, a New Zealand-based biotechnology company, said on Friday there was a chemical incident at its South Dunedin site with emergency services on the scene....
00:26 2019-07-12

Pharmacy warns FDA of cancer-causing chemical found in widely used heart pill Valisure, an online pharmacy company, told the FDA that high levels of dimethylformamide were found in valsartan, a drug produced by Swiss drugmaker Novartis and other pharmaceutical companies....
20:13 2019-06-18

5,000 Years Ago, Ancient Scientists Used Chemical Reactions to Create Pigments in Altai Mountains Scientists have unlocked intriguing 5,000-year-old secrets of prehistoric illustrators behind the stunning artwork of Karakol. These magnificent paintings found in the Altai Mountains show ancient figures with round horns and feathers on their heads. ...
16:00 2019-06-15

Virginia VA hospital evacuated for 'unknown chemical odor' that turns out to be urine sample A building at a veterans hospital in Virginia was evacuated on Wednesday after an "unknown chemical odor" — that later turned out to be urine — panicked officials....
17:13 2019-05-21

City wants to keep using calcium chloride on Edmonton roads; chemical engineer disputes reports The studies, released Thursday, look into the city’s two-year pilot project on calcium chloride and come after many months of heated discussions surrounding the anti-icing agent....
04:52 2019-08-23

European and Asian chemical producers will benefit from reduced Saudi supply, analyst says David Begleiter, managing director of chemicals and agriculture at Deutsche Bank, discusses the potential long-term impact of the attacks on Saudi Arabia's crucial oil production facilities....
00:26 2019-09-19

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01:52 2019-05-23

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08:13 2019-06-18

NZ defense force use controlled explosion to defuse hazardous chemical at biotech site New Zealand's defense force conducted a controlled explosion at a South Dunedin site owned by biotechnology company Blis Technologies Ltd on Friday after being called to deal with a hazardous chemical incident, said authorities....
06:00 2019-07-12

Exxon quarterly profit to feel pinch of weaker natural gas, chemical earnings Exxon Mobil Corp said on Monday lower natural gas and chemical margins in its second quarter would offset improved crude and refining operations, pointing to flat profits sequentially and down from a year-earlier....
01:13 2019-07-02

Syrian doctor describes latest alleged chemical attack as US mulls response Just after 9 a.m  Sunday, witnesses on the ground in the remote Syrian countryside near the border of Idlib province claimed they saw more than 40 rockets slash through the sky, along with three different-looking shells that landed in a thud of yellowish smoke....
01:39 2019-05-24

Insurance Companies Will Have to Cover EpiPen for Kids Under New Illinois Law Illinois will become the first state in the nation to require that insurance companies cover the EpiPen auto-injector for anyone 18 years of age or younger. The state bill, which passed 92-0 in the Illinois House and 51-0 in the state Senate, will take effect on January 1, 2020.Read more......
19:00 2019-08-14

Illinois State Senator to Trump: Hey, Sorry About the Mock Assassination State Sen. Martin Sandoval (D-Ill.), has apologized to Trump and all who support him for an incident that happened at a fundraiser. And by incident, I mean that one of Sandoval’s supporters pointed an automatic weapon—which was likely fake—at a person wearing a Donald Trump mask. Basically, the man ...
18:13 2019-08-19

SUV leaves trail of destruction after plowing into Illinois mall An out-of-control SUV driver smashed into a Chicagoland mall Friday and barreled around the shopping center — sending panicked people running for their lives. The wild incident happened at the Woodfield Mall in the suburb of Schaumburg at around 2:30 p.m. local time, when the car rammed through the ...
02:52 2019-09-21

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15:39 2019-05-25

Jacksonville State rallies late to eliminate Illinois 7-5 Naismith pinch 2rrun double in 8th as Jacksonville State rallies late to beat Illinois 7-5 in NCAA elimination game        ...
23:52 2019-06-01

Illinois State Police trooper killed during shootout An Illinois State Police Trooper died from a shootout while executing a search warrant with other SWAT team members in a dangerous residential neighborhood in East St. Louis....
03:52 2019-08-25

Openings set at Illinois trial in slaying of Chinese scholar CHICAGO (AP) — Opening statements are set for a federal death-penalty trial of a former University of Illinois graduate student charged with kidnapping and killing a visiting Chinese scholar. After opening remarks to jurors Wednesday morning in Peoria, in central Illinois, federal prosecutors will c...
09:26 2019-06-12

Illinois teen wakes up thinking each day is June 11: 'It's like a movie' An Illinois teenager wakes up every day thinking it's June 11, 2019, the day she suffered a traumatic brain injury. Two hours later, her memory resets, and she's back to where she started when she woke up....
09:39 2019-09-12

Man suspected of shooting Illinois deputy appears in court LEWISTOWN, Ill. (AP) — A man suspected of fatally shooting an Illinois sheriff’s deputy has been charged with first-degree murder and ordered held on $5 million bond. Forty-two-year-old Nathan Woodring of Avon appeared Thursday in Fulton County Circuit Court. He’s accused of killing 39-y...
22:39 2019-06-27

First Death Allegedly Linked to Vaping Reported in Illinois A spike in serious illnesses possibly related to vaping has been reported in several states in recent months. Now, health officials in Illinois say they have registered the first case of a patient dying after vaping....
23:26 2019-08-24

First US death possibly linked to vaping in Illinois: officials E-cigarettes could have claimed their first victim. A user in Illinois has died after being hospitalized with severe respiratory illness, following a vaping session, the Illinois Department of Public Health said Friday. The death comes amid an epidemic of hospitalizations nationwide linked to the ba...
21:26 2019-08-24

Illinois Republicans urge Trump to keep Blagojevich in prison Illinois’ delegation of House Republicans on Thursday urged President Donald Trump not to commute the sentence of Rod Blagojevich, the state’s former governor, after the president told reporters he was considering doing so.In a statement, Reps. Darin LaHood, John Shimkus, Adam Kinzinger, Rodney Davi...
05:13 2019-08-09

Clemson powers past Illinois 8-4 in NCAA Tournament OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Kyle Wilkie and Grayson Byrd both drove in three runs, Davis Sharpe pitched 6 2/3 innings in relief and Clemson beat Illinois 8-4 on Friday in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Clemson (35-24) jumped ahead 4-2 in the third inning and never trailed again. Michael Green an...
05:13 2019-06-01

Illinois man set for trial in missing Chinese scholar case CHICAGO (AP) — A former University of Illinois graduate student is set to stand trial in the 2017 disappearance and suspected killing of a visiting scholar from China whose body hasn’t been found. Jury selection starts Monday in Peoria for the federal trial of 29-year-old Brendt Christensen, w...
21:00 2019-06-02

Trial in slaying in Illinois of scholar from China continues PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The federal death-penalty trial of a former University of Illinois doctoral student charged with slaying a 26-year-old scholar visiting from China is resuming in central Illinois. Monday is the fourth day of testimony as prosecutors present their case against 29-year-old Brendt C...
14:13 2019-06-17

Illinois man, 48, is convicted in booby-trap shotgun killing An Illinois man who booby-trapped a shotgun that killed a neighbor last year was convicted Thursday of murder and another charge, according to media reports....
09:26 2019-09-14

Illinois transfer TE Ford to sit 2019 after NCAA decision CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois tight end Luke Ford, a transfer from Georgia, will not be eligible to play this season after the NCAA upheld the denial of his request for a waiver. The NCAA initially denied Ford’s request in April, but the school appealed. Illinois announced Friday the appeal ...
00:52 2019-06-08

Vaping May Have Caused an Illinois Patient to Die From a Respiratory Illness An Illinois resident who was hospitalized with a respiratory illness linked to vaping has died, according to the state’s public health officials. The Illinois Department of Public Health issued a statement Friday saying a person who had “recently vaped and was hospitalized with severe re...
00:26 2019-08-24

Alabama lawmakers pass bill that order chemical castration for child sex crime convicts MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WVTM) – Under a bill recently passed by Alabama lawmakers, a court would order chemical castration for someone convicted of a sex crime against a child under the age of 13. According to the legislation, the Department of Public Health would give medication that reduces or blo...
01:00 2019-06-05

San Jose hotel staff, patrons hospitalized after guest uses poisonous chemical in apparent suicide One woman died and nine others were sickened by an unidentified poisonous chemical Saturday morning at a hotel in San Jose, Calif., according to local reports....
18:39 2019-09-01

Global chemical firms urged to source responsibly after lethal China blast: study A prominent Chinese environmental group has called on chemicals multinationals to stop "cutting corners" by outsourcing business to Chinese suppliers that violate safety regulations after an investigation into a deadly explosion at a factory in March....
19:01 2019-05-21

Alabama bill would require chemical castration for parolees convicted of sex crimes involving children Alabama lawmakers passed a bill that would require convicted sex offenders to be chemically castrated before being released on parole.        ...
16:52 2019-06-05

UPDATE 3-Exxon quarterly profit to feel pinch of weaker natural gas, chemical earnings Exxon Mobil Corp said on Monday lower natural gas and chemical margins in its second quarter would offset improved crude and refining operations, pointing to flat profits sequentially and down from a year-earlier....
01:26 2019-07-02

Illinois issued warning after Heartland virus found in ticks Residents in Illinois are being warned after ticks collected in the state tested positive for the Heartland virus, a rare illness that nearly always requires patients to be hospitalized....
15:52 2019-08-16

Illinois lawmaker pooped on by pigeon during TV interview — about bird droppings Oh, crap! An Illinois lawmaker was pooped on by a pigeon at a Chicago Transit Authority stop while doing a TV interview about the pigeon droppings problem plaguing the station. Democratic state Rep. Jaime Andrade fell victim to the very problem he had been discussing during an interview with CBS Chi...
01:13 2019-09-17

Walker pitches Illinois State past Louisville 4-2 in NCAA LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jeremy Gaines’ two-run double capped a three-run sixth inning, Matt Walker threw a complete-game six-hitter and Illinois State upset top-seeded Louisville 4-2 on Saturday in a winner’s bracket game of the NCAA Tournament. Hitless for three innings against the natio...
01:26 2019-06-02

Indiana hits 3 homers, tops Illinois-Chicago 9-5 in NCAA LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Matt Lloyd hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning, Cole Barr and Drew Ashley each added solo homers and Indiana avoided elimination from the NCAA Louisville Regional with a 9-5 victory over Illinois-Chicago on Saturday. A day after striking out 18 times in an 8-7 loss to Il...
21:39 2019-06-01

Illinois hangs on to low investment-grade credit rating from Moody's Illinois avoided deterioration in one of its low investment-grade credit ratings on Tuesday when Moody's Investors Service affirmed the state at Baa3 with a stable outlook, citing recent steps taken to shore up the state's shaky finances....
04:39 2019-06-05

Illinois joins lawsuit to stop T-Mobile, Sprint merger Illinois has joined a multistate lawsuit aimed at stopping the merger of U.S. wireless carriers T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp , the New York attorney general's office, which is leading the effort along with California, said on Tuesday....
23:52 2019-09-03

Credit analysts cautious over Illinois budget, infrastructure plan Some results from Illinois' action-packed spring legislation session that produced a budget and a variety of revenue-raising measures won initial praise on Monday from credit rating analysts, who cautioned that fiscal challenges remain....
01:39 2019-06-04

Oriente’s 3 RBIs lift Louisville past Illinois-Chicago 5-3 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Danny Oriente had three RBI with a two-run homer in the third inning and a run-scoring sacrifice fly that helped top-seeded Louisville beat Illinois-Chicago 5-3 on Friday night in the first round of the NCAA tournament Louisville regional. The No. 4 Flames (29-22) homered in t...
05:13 2019-06-01

Illinois expands abortion rights amid stringent bans across the U.S. The Illinois State Senate passed sweeping abortion protections late Friday, which will most likely be signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, a Democrat. The Senate voted 34-20 for the bill to remove restrictions on certain late-term abortions and criminal penalties on physicians who perform the procedures....
19:00 2019-06-01

Illinois teen’s memory resets every two hours after head injury Of all the types of injuries a person can sustain, head injuries tend to be the scariest. Scientists have learned a lot about how the human brain works, but there are still many uncertainties. That’s especially true when it comes to brain injuries, where a person can appear medically healthy b...
15:52 2019-09-17

Juul faces heightened scrutiny, Illinois and DC launch probes The company's rapid rise to the top of the multi-billion dollar U.S. e-cigarette market has been accompanied by accusations from parents, politicians and public health advocates...
17:00 2019-08-30

U.S. judge confirms Owens-Illinois arbitration award against Venezuela A U.S. judge on Tuesday confirmed a roughly $500 million arbitration award that a unit of Owens-Illinois Inc obtained against Venezuela in connection with the country's seizure and nationalization of two plants in 2010....
01:39 2019-05-22

Jury weighs fate of Illinois man in slaying of student from China A U.S. court jury on Wednesday began deliberating whether life in prison or the death penalty should be imposed on an Illinois man convicted of the abduction and decapitation murder of a Chinese graduate student two years ago....
04:13 2019-07-18

NY church agrees to move Fulton Sheen’s remains to Illinois NEW YORK (AP) — Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen is going home. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York said Sunday it’ll cooperate in transferring Sheen’s remains from Manhattan to Peoria, Illinois, after a court ruled Sheen’s niece could bury him there. Sheen, known for his revoluti...
23:26 2019-06-09

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs bill declaring abortion a 'fundamental right' Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a controversial bill into law that provides for broad access to abortion and throws out restrictions on the procedure in the third trimester....
18:13 2019-06-12

U.S. to seek execution for Illinois man in gruesome slaying of Chinese student Federal prosecutors on Wednesday will begin arguing that an Illinois man should be executed for the gruesome murder of a Chinese graduate student in 2017....
18:52 2019-07-17

Democrats advance bill to expand Illinois abortion rights SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — House Democrats in Illinois have advanced a measure to replace the state’s abortion law with less restrictive language that gives people “a fundamental right” to make decisions about their reproductive health. The State Journal-Register reports a House comm...
19:00 2019-05-27

Illinois to defy Trump administration's abortion referral 'gag rule' Illinois will defy enforcement of the Trump administration's rule barring taxpayer-backed family planning clinics from making abortion referrals, the governor said on Thursday, announcing the state plans to step in to fund those clinics....
00:13 2019-07-19

An Illinois man blackmailed 100 girls for nude photos. He got 35 years in prison A southern Illinois man who admitted using blackmail to obtain nude pictures of about 100 girls and women has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.        ...
16:52 2019-07-12

Illinois to ask residents to vote on how income tax is levied on 2020 ballot The Illinois House of Representatives on Monday voted to put a proposal that would change the state's personal income tax system on a ballot to take place alongside the 2020 U.S. national election vote....
09:26 2019-05-28

Illinois mother accused of driving with kids on top of SUV in inflatable pool An Illinois woman was arrested after authorities say she was spotted driving around with her kids sitting in an inflatable pool on top of her car.        ...
20:39 2019-07-10

Illinois requires public schools teach LGBTQ history Illinois public schools will be required to teach about the contributions of LGBTQ people across the state and the country — under a new law approved by Gov. J.B. Pritzker. The law, signed by Pritzker last week, mandates that the history curriculum in schools across the state include lessons s...
21:13 2019-08-13

Illinois man left seriously injured after vicious bowling ball attack Police in Illinois are on the hunt for a suspect who was caught on video smashing another man's head with a bowling ball Wednesday night, an attack that briefly left the victim in a medically induced coma....
04:26 2019-09-08

Illinois senators request MLB foul ball-injury data Another foul ball led to an injury at a baseball stadium over the weekend, sparking a request from two Illinois senators for data from Major League Baseball surrounding such instances and the league's response to them....
18:52 2019-08-07

Judge slams petition challenging Illinois bonds as political An Illinois judge on Thursday ruled that a petition by taxpayers aiming to challenge the constitutionality of $16 billion of the state's general obligation bonds was political in nature and cannot proceed in court....
03:52 2019-08-30

Illinois newspaper editor resigns to spare staff more layoffs SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois’ capital-city newspaper, a 188-year-old institution tied intimately to Abraham Lincoln, is without a news chief after its editor resigned in hopes of sparing more layoffs, according to a staff writer. Angie Muhs served notice of her resignation Friday from the State Jour...
14:33 2019-05-21

Illinois reports death from lung illness linked to vaping A person in Illinois who vaped has died after being hospitalized with severe respiratory illness, the state's health authorities said on Friday, amid reports that dozens of people had been sickened with lung problems linked to vaping....
23:13 2019-08-23

Illinois County to Use Algorithm to Automatically Expunge Old Marijuana Convictions With a statewide marijuana decriminalization ordinance set to take effect at the start of 2020, Cook County, Illinois is slated to automatically clear “tens of thousands of cannabis convictions” with the assistance of an algorithm, the Chicago Tribune reported on Wednesday. Cook County is the nation...
10:00 2019-08-29

Illinois Gov. Jay Pritzker signs order protecting transgender students Illinois Gov. Jay Pritzker has signed an executive order directing state schools to take "comprehensive action" to support and protect transgender students....
14:13 2019-07-01

Illinois man jailed for life over murder of Chinese graduate student An Illinois man described by prosecutors as obsessed with serial killers was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for the kidnapping and decapitation of a Chinese graduate student two years ago....
08:26 2019-07-19

Walter White look-alike sought for meth charges in Illinois GALESBURG, Ill. (KWQC) – Followers of the Galesburg Police Facebook page have been doing double takes since the booking photo of a wanted Galesburg man was posted last week. “Wow, the resemblance,” Christina Balmer commented, referring to the likeness Todd W. Barrick, Jr. bears to Walter White, the ...
01:52 2019-09-11

Carnival rides injure two in separate incidents at Illinois fairs A woman was injured when she fell from a malfunctioning roller-coaster at an Illinois carnival this week -- and about 45 minutes away, a child was hurt by falling debris when two carnival rides collided, according to new reports....
19:52 2019-07-19

Chemical companies at centre of Guardian's Cancer Town series face state legal action Exclusive: Louisiana agency moves to sue companies associated with neoprene plant over alleged Clean Air Act violationsLouisiana’s environment agency has moved to sue the two chemical companies associated with America’s only neoprene plant in the town of Reserve, the Guardian has learned. The legal ...
23:13 2019-06-12

South Korean firm to boost output of chipmaking chemical amid Japan curbs: report A South Korean maker of a chemical that is used for producing semiconductors will increase output soon with a new plant coming on stream, helping domestic chipmakers offset export curbs imposed by Japan, a local media report said on Tuesday....
14:39 2019-07-23

Turkey chemical factory explosion launches metal tank into sky above fleeing onlookers, video shows A metal tank exploded and launched into the sky Wednesday after a raging fire engulfed a chemical factory in Istanbul, injuring two firefighters battling the blaze and sending bystanders fleeing for cover....
19:39 2019-09-19

Thousands of fetal remains found on Illinois property of deceased doctor More than 2,200 preserved fetal remains have been found on the Illinois property of a recently deceased doctor who performed abortions, the Will County sheriff's office said in a statement....
06:52 2019-09-15

Jury weighs fate of Illinois man in gruesome slaying of student from China Federal jurors on Wednesday were deliberating the fate of an Illinois man who was found guilty of the gruesome murder of a Chinese graduate student two years ago, and will decide whether to sentence him to death or life in prison....
23:26 2019-07-17

Federal trial to begin for Illinois man accused of killing Chinese student The federal trial of an Illinois man accused of kidnapping and killing a visiting Chinese scholar two years ago was set to begin on Wednesday, with prosecutors having already said they would seek the death penalty....
13:26 2019-06-12

Illinois man travels to El Paso and Dayton to make crosses for shooting victims Greg Zanis watched the unfolding events in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio over the weekend as those communities became the latest to grapple the all-to-common trend of mass gun violence....
07:13 2019-08-06

Illinois Governor Signs Executive Order to Protect Transgender Students Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker signed an executive order on Sunday that aims to help strengthen protections for transgender students in the state’s schools, calling it a “step toward securing Illinois’ place as a leader in equality and hope.”...
06:13 2019-07-01

Man accused of killing Illinois state trooper arraigned; second suspect charged The man accused of killing an Illinois State Police officer in a shootout last week was arraigned Monday on first-degree murder charges while a second suspect was charged in connection to the trooper's death....
09:13 2019-08-27

With new Illinois gambling bill, Cubs consider opening sportsbook at Wrigley Field The Cubs are considering opening up a sportsbook at Wrigley Field as the state of Illinois prepares to implement a new sports gambling law.       ...
21:26 2019-06-17

Illinois woman allegedly stabs her boyfriend’s genitals during break up attempt A woman in Illinois stabbed her boyfriend in the genitals when he attempted to break up with her, a report said Wednesday. The 30-year-old woman went ballistic on June 24 when her 43-year-old boyfriend became upset because she was out all day and decided to end the relationship, according to the Her...
09:26 2019-07-18

Illinois lawmakers vote to allow sports betting, approve Chicago casino A major gambling expansion in Illinois that will give Chicago its first casino, allow betting on sports and raise money for a massive infrastructure program won final approval on Sunday in the state legislature....
10:26 2019-06-03

Illinois Senate Passes Bill to Protect the ‘Fundamental Right’ to Access Abortion While lawmakers in several states are attempting to strip women and other marginalized genders of their reproductive health rights with draconian anti-abortion legislation, Illinois is stepping up with a strong bill to protect the “fundamental right” to have an abortion....
18:26 2019-06-01

Illinois Republicans remove offensive Facebook post about ‘Jihad Squad’ Republican County Chairmen’s Association president sorry for ‘unauthorized’ post that insulted four Democratic congresswomenAn Illinois Republican group has apologized and removed from its Facebook page a post that showed images of four Democratic congresswomen who have been criticized by Donald Tru...
22:26 2019-07-22

Illinois senators call on MLB to extend protective netting to corners of ballparks U.S. senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth called on Major League Baseball on Thursday to extend safety netting to the right and left corners of ballparks in the wake of a recent spate of fans being injured by foul balls....
14:00 2019-06-28

Watch: Illinois lawmaker targeted by bird during interview about pigeon poop An Illinois state representative giving a TV interview about a pigeon poop problem at a Chicago train station ended up illustrating the problem when a bird relieved itself onto his head....
11:00 2019-09-17

Illinois man gets life in prison for brutal rape and killing of Chinese scholar Former University of Illinois student Brendt, Christensen was sentenced to life in prison for the rape and killing of Yingying Zhang        ...
02:52 2019-07-19

Illinois man receives life sentence for murder of Chinese graduate student An Illinois man described by prosecutors as obsessed with serial killers was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for the kidnapping and decapitation of a Chinese graduate student two years ago....
03:39 2019-07-19

Illinois bill to legalize recreational marijuana wins legislative approval Illinois will become the 11th U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana for adults under a bill that won final passage in the state legislature on Friday....
03:13 2019-06-01

Illinois corn yields seen below average but improve as tour scouts go West Corn farmers in west-central Illinois are facing potentially smaller corn yields this fall in what has been a challenging growing season after extreme weather and heavy rains delayed plantings across much of the U.S. Midwest, scouts on an annual tour said on Wednesday....
01:00 2019-08-22

Illinois moves to disbar former Gov. Rod Blagojevich as Trump mulls commuting sentence Illinois officials are seeking to disbar former Gov. Rod Blagojevich as he waits in a federal prison in Colorado for news on whether President Trump will commute his 14-year sentence on corruption charges....
05:26 2019-08-15

Jussie Smollett case to be reviewed by special prosecutor, Illinois judge says Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx's handling of the controversial Jussie Smollett alleged hate crime case -- including the contentious decision to suddenly drop all charges against him -- will be examined by a special prosecutor, an Illinois judge ruled Friday afternoon....
20:13 2019-06-21

Illinois standout Bobby Roundtree able to 'eat and speak normally' after spinal surgery, official says University of Illinois defensive end Bobby Roundtree’s health appears to be slightly improving after undergoing surgery for a severe spinal injury he suffered in a swimming accident....
03:13 2019-05-22

Illinois man on trial for Chinese student's murder obsessed with Ted Bundy: prosecutor An Illinois man accused of kidnapping and killing a scholar visiting from China two years ago was obsessed with Ted Bundy and other serial killers, a federal prosecutor said as the man's trial opened on Wednesday....
21:13 2019-06-12

Special Illinois prosecutor named to investigate Jussie Smollett case An Illinois judge appointed a former U.S. Attorney as a special prosecutor Friday to lead an investigation into actor Jussie Smollett's report he was assaulted by two men and prosecutors' handling of the case....
00:00 2019-08-24

Illinois passes bipartisan law to allow hunting education classes in school curriculum Wedged in among the basics of science, math and English, a new bipartisan measure in Illinois now gives school districts the option to build hunting safety education into the daily curriculum....
22:52 2019-07-31

Bow hunters target invasive Asian carp for sport on the Illinois River A firefighter and archery enthusiast is making some extra cash with a novel if modest contribution to the ecosystem of the Great Lakes - taking paying customers out for boat rides on the Illinois River to hunt invasive Asian carp fish with bows and arrows....
14:52 2019-09-20

Illinois man accused of killing his 74-year-old mom with sword in suburban home: police An Illinois man with mental health issues and a history of erratic behavior was arrested Sunday after stabbing his mother with a sword and stuffing her body into a trash can, police said....
06:00 2019-08-01

Illinois trooper Nicholas Hopkins dies after being shot while serving a warrant EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — An Illinois State Police trooper died from wounds suffered early Friday while executing a search warrant in East St. Louis. Trooper Nicholas Hopkins, 33, of Waterloo, a 10-year veteran of the force, was wounded during an exchange of gunfire while serving the warrant at an East...
12:00 2019-08-24

Woman's stolen wallet discovered in vent with 14 others at old Illinois high school 75 years later A woman in Missouri has been reunited with her stolen wallet 75 years after it went missing after it was discovered along with 14 others during a renovation at her old high school in a neighboring state....
21:52 2019-07-09

‘Jihad Squad’ meme removed after Illinois GOP shares mock poster on Facebook Leaders of the Illinois Republican Party released a Facebook posting depicting the four minority freshmen Democrats in a movie-type poster as “The Jihad Squad” last week before taking it down over the weekend. ​The meme ​released Friday by the Illinois Republican County Chairmen’s ...
17:39 2019-07-22

Rock band called ‘Confederate Railroad’ booted from Illinois state fair A Southern rock group called Confederate Railroad has been booted from the lineup of an upcoming Illinois state fair over its name and use of the Confederate flag, sparking fury from fans and country legend Charlie Daniels. The band, formed in 1987 in Atlanta, Georgia, had been slated to play at the...
17:39 2019-07-09

Statement By William J. Brodsky, Chairman And CEO, CBOE Holdings, Inc. On Illinois Pension Reform CHICAGO, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- William J. Brodsky, Chairman and CEO of CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE), today issued the following statement regarding Illinois pension reform: "CBOE Holdings joins the Illinois State Chamber, the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago, the Civic...
06:39 2019-05-22

Illinois Supreme Court Rejects Ise Appeal of CBOE's Index Option Victory Chicago, IL - September 27, 2012 - On September 26, 2012, the Illinois Supreme Court refused to hear International Securities Exchange's (ISE) appeal of the Appellate Court's May 25, 2012 decision that affirmed a permanent injunction prohibiting ISE from listing or providing an exchange market for t...
06:39 2019-05-22

University of Illinois sued for allegedly chilling speech with 'bias response team' Speech First, a First Amendment advocacy group, sued the University of Illinois on Wednesday, claiming that it suppressed political advocacy and instituted a "bias response" regime that chilled students' willingness to express their opinions....
15:39 2019-05-30

Illinois state senator apologizes for staged Trump assassination photos at fundraiser A Democratic state senator from Illinois came under fire over the weekend after pictures were posted online showing his supporters at a fundraising event performing a mock assassination on President Trump. “The tolerant left,” wrote a Facebook user in response to the incident. Photos pos...
13:00 2019-08-19

Illinois posed to legalize marijuana sales, expunge criminal records for pot crimes Illinois cannabis legalization would expunge criminal records and help minorities get business licenses to sell marijuana starting next year.        ...
03:26 2019-06-01

Illinois basketball coach, 'Hoop Dreams' star Gene Pingatore dies at 83 Illinois high school basketball coach Gene Pingatore, who gained national exposure as one of the stars in the 1994 documentary 'Hoop Dreams,' died at the age of 83....
09:52 2019-06-28

Illinois state senator apologizes for mock Trump assassination photos at fundraiser A Democratic state senator from Illinois came under fire over the weekend after pictures were posted online showing his supporters at a fundraising event performing a mock assassination on President Trump....
12:13 2019-08-19

Illinois woman receives mysterious postcard from Hong Kong mailed 26 years ago The woman, who lives in Springfield, says the postcard from 1993 appears to have been written by a father to his children. Now she’s searching online for the recipients, who could be living in Massachusetts....
19:13 2019-07-17

Body of slain Illinois student may be in landfill, new details from killer's attorneys suggest New information given Friday to the family of a University of Illinois student who was kidnapped and murdered in 2017 suggests her body may be in a landfill in the eastern part of the state....
12:39 2019-08-03

Illinois district withdraws ‘Teaching Palestine’ course critics say was anti-Semitic propaganda A Chicago-area school district came under fire for promoting a course for educators called "Teaching Palestine," which officials agreed was "one-sided" and critics called "anti-Semitic" propaganda....
18:39 2019-05-31

Illinois jury to hear sentencing arguments in gruesome slaying of Chinese student A jury that convicted an Illinois man in the kidnapping and gruesome murder of a Chinese graduate student will soon begin deliberations about whether Brendt Christensen will spend the rest of his life in prison or be put to death....
13:39 2019-07-17

Illinois lawmakers rush to finish big to-do list, including new marijuana, abortion laws Illinois lawmakers are rushing to complete a spring session chocked full of big issues, including marijuana, abortion protections and income taxes.        ...
11:00 2019-06-01

U.S. charges ex-Illinois software engineer with taking stolen trade secrets to China U.S. prosecutors on Thursday said a software engineer has been indicted on charges he stole trade secrets from the suburban Chicago locomotive manufacturer where he once worked and took them to China....
22:13 2019-07-11

Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh Confirms He’ll Challenge President Trump For 2020 Republican Nomination (WASHINGTON) — Joe Walsh, a former Illinois congressman and tea party favorite turned radio talk show host, announced a longshot challenge Sunday to President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020, saying the incumbent is “completely unfit” for office and must be denie...
03:26 2019-08-26

First Death From Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Reported by Illinois Health Officials A patient has died after suffering a mysterious lung illness linked to vaping, health officials said Friday. The death comes in the wake of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announcing this week that more than a hundred similar possible cases have been documented across the country.Read...
00:00 2019-08-24

Illinois governor JB Pritzker signs executive order to protect trans students Flanked by Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the executive order Sunday — the same day as Chicago's Pride Parade.        ...
20:13 2019-07-01

Joe Pavelski Sparks the Sharks, Whether He’s on the Ice or Not After a terrifying crash to the ice in San Jose’s first-round playoff win, Pavelski needed staples to close a gash in his head and missed six games. His return has lifted the Sharks, and raised concern about brain trauma....
18:39 2019-05-21

Japan fire: Suspect in fatal fire that claimed 34 lives 'accused animation studio of stealing novel' A suspect accused of setting a fire that killed 34 people in an animation studio in Japan accused the company of 'stealing novels,' according to police....
11:52 2019-07-20

Barking fire: Tory politician Andrew Boff tells how he rushed to help and there was 'no fire alarm' A Tory politician who rushed to help people inside a burning tower block in Barking today repeated claims from residents that no fire alarms sounded during the blaze....
04:26 2019-06-11

Ex-University of Illinois doctoral student killed visiting Chinese scholar, defense admits The defense attorney's for the former University of Illinois doctoral student admitted to the jury Wednesday that their client brutally beat and killed a foreign exchange student from China but pleaded that he "is on trial for his life," in a case that could warrant the death penalty....
01:52 2019-06-13

Thousands of fetal remains found in abortion doctor’s garage are decades old, Illinois police say JOLIET, Ill. — Illinois authorities on Thursday said that more than 2,200 preserved fetal remains found stacked in the garage of a deceased doctor’s home were from abortions performed in Indiana nearly two decades ago and it’s up to authorities there to determine if crimes were committed...
18:00 2019-09-20

University of Illinois student Andrew Smith accused of hanging noose in campus elevator (WAND/NBC News) A University of Illinois student has been arrested after a noose was found hanging in an elevator at a building on campus. Andrew Smith, 19, of Normal was charged with disorderly conduct and a hate crime. Smith was arraigned Tuesday afternoon and given a $5,000 bail, according to the...
18:13 2019-09-05

It’s ‘Racial’: Illinois Prison Banned Books on Black History and Empowerment From Inmate Program Some 3 out of every 4 inmates in Illinois prisons are black, yet, an Illinois prison banned an inmate education program from using books discussing black history or empowerment due to their “racial” content....
06:13 2019-08-17

A black hospital patient claims Illinois police arrested him for allegedly trying to steal IV machine Shaquille Dukes says he was walking outside a hospital when a security guard accused him of trying to steal the IV that was attached to his arm.        ...
05:13 2019-07-02

Illinois jury to decide death or life in prison for man convicted of beheading Chinese student An Illinois jury of five women and seven men will continue deliberations on Thursday to decide if a man convicted of abducting and beheading a Chinese scholar will face a death sentence or spend the rest of his life behind bars....
12:13 2019-07-18

Illinois opens 24 cases of alleged priest sex abuse after finding reports weren't reviewed The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has opened 24 new investigations into alleged sexual misconduct by Catholic priests.        ...
21:13 2019-09-18

Jury selection set in death penalty case of Illinois man charged with murdering Chinese scholar Jury selection is set to start on Monday for the trial of an Illinois man charged with kidnapping and murdering a visiting Chinese scholar two years ago, in a case where federal prosecutors say they intend to seek the death penalty....
15:52 2019-06-03

Democratic Illinois state senator pocketed nearly $275K from labor union for doing ‘little or no work,’ prosecutors say A Democratic Illinois state senator has been indicted on charges that he embezzled money from a labor union in return for "little or no work," the U.S. District Attorney’s Office said in a statement Friday.  ...
06:39 2019-08-03

Ex-University of Illinois doctoral student gets life in prison in slaying of visiting Chinese scholar After a federal jury said Thursday that its members had failed to agree on the death penalty, a former University of Illinois doctoral student drew a lifetime prison sentence for the rape and murder of a 26-year-old scholar from China he abducted from a bus stop near campus in 2017....
09:26 2019-07-19

How to Train Your Dog to Run With You If you’re an avid runner and a dog parent, the idea of hitching your four-legged friend up to his leash and pounding the pavement together might sound like a lot of fun. And it can be! Plus, it’s a good way for you both to get some exercise and stay fit – which is important, considering that around ...
17:00 2019-08-22

Spangenberg sparks Brewers to win over Padres Cory Spangenberg had his second straight big game Monday night, when he hit a go-ahead, two-run triple and finished with three RBIs as the red-hot Milwaukee Brewers beat the visiting San Diego Padres 5-1 in the opener of a four-game series....
09:39 2019-09-17

Ogwumike sisters lead Sparks to 77-70 win over Sun LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike scored 20 points on 7-for-11 shooting and her sister Nneka Ogwumike had 19 points and 15 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Connecticut Sun 77-70 on Friday night. Derek Fisher, who was named coach of the Sparks in December, got his first WNBA win. The...
09:13 2019-06-01

Nogales sparks Bulldogs to 7-2 win over Stanford STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Davis Moore pitched a two-hitter over 6 2/3 innings, Emilio Nogales had three hits and drove in three runs and Fresno State advanced into Sunday’s championship game of the Stanford Regional with a 7-2 victory over the top-seeded Cardinal on Saturday. McCarthy Tatum adde...
08:00 2019-06-02

Heatwave sparks wildfires in the Arctic The Arctic is a chilly place, or at least it’s supposed to be, but a recent combination of record-breaking heat and intense wildfires have turned areas of Greenland, Siberia and Alaska into smoke-covered infernos. Scientists have been keeping a close eye on how things are developing and as Earther r...
17:13 2019-07-22

Sun pull away from Sparks to take Game 1 of semifinal Alyssa Thomas posted a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds and Jasmine Thomas added 19 points and eight assists to lift the host Connecticut Sun to an 84-75 victory against the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 1 of a best-of-five WNBA semifinal at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., on Tuesda...
05:13 2019-09-18

Williams scores 19, Sparks beat Sky 94-69 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Riquna Williams scored 19 points and the Los Angeles Sparks routed the Chicago Sky 94-69 on Sunday. Los Angeles went on a 17-4 run in the third quarter to lead 67-42 on Tierra Ruffin-Pratt’s 3-pointer with 3:25 left in the period. Chicago closed the deficit to 80-65, but the...
02:00 2019-07-01

Cash-strapped Illinois counties using collection agency to badger drivers over unpaid traffic tickets Current and former Illinois residents are complaining that local counties have resorted to hiring a collection agency to harass them over unpaid parking and traffic tickets from as far back as the 1980s....
01:13 2019-07-19

University of Illinois student no longer enrolled after allegedly leaving noose in elevator: school official A University of Illinois student charged with a hate crime for allegedly leaving a noose inside a campus elevator this week is no longer enrolled at the school, a university spokesman said Wednesday....
02:13 2019-09-06

Confederate Railroad locks down new venue for charity performance after removal from Illinois state fair lineup Just two days after being excluded from performing at the upcoming Illinois state fair over its name and use of the Confederate flag, country rock band Confederate Railroad has found another venue in the region....
07:26 2019-07-12

Illinois governor signs abortion protection bill pro-life groups call a 'death penalty' Democratic Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill into law Wednesday establishing a woman's "fundament right" to abortion, keeping a campaign promise to make the state the most progressive in the country when it comes to abortion rights....
22:00 2019-06-12

10 of the best ski resorts you can get to by train You don't have to fly to get to Europe's best ski resorts this season — try the railways, on both sleepers and daytime services instead, says Daniel Elkan...
15:13 2019-05-30

UK Parliament suspension sparks furious backlash More than a million people sign a petition against the PM's plan as opposition builds, but the government insists there will still be time to debate Brexit....
01:39 2019-08-29

Sparks spoil Lynx ceremony for Whalen 89-85 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Riquna Williams scored 25 points, Chelsea Gray added 21 and the Los Angeles Sparks edged the Lynx 89-85 on Saturday, spoiling a special day for their rivals who retired the jersey of Minnesota native and star Lindsay Whalen. Gray capped her string of eight-straight points in the f...
01:13 2019-06-09

Parliament suspension sparks furious backlash More than a million people sign a petition against the PM's plan as opposition builds, but the government insists there will still be time to debate Brexit....
02:00 2019-08-29

Ogwumike, Gray lead Sparks to 98-81 win over Mystics Nneka Ogwumike had a season-high 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Chelsea Gray had her first career triple-double, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Washington Mystics 98-81       ...
07:13 2019-07-08

Gray, Sparks used big third quarter to beat Mercury 85-68 PHOENIX (AP) — Chelsea Gray had 21 points and a season-high nine assists, Nneka Ogwumike scored 12 of her 16 points in the second half and the Los Angeles Sparks pulled away in the third quarter to beat the Phoenix Mercury 85-68 on Friday night. Chiney Ogwumike added 14 points — 12 after halftime — ...
15:00 2019-06-15

Singapore advertisement sparks 'brownface' controversy An ethnically Chinese actor who allegedly darkened his skin to portray characters of different races in an advertisement has sparked a "brownface" controversy in multi-ethnic Singapore....
21:00 2019-07-31

Dior sparks outrage with new ad for Sauvage fragrance French luxury goods company Dior is facing widespread criticism for an advertising campaign that some Native Americans have said perpetuates stereotypes....
19:26 2019-08-31

Helmetless Krug sparks Bruins with huge hit After tangling with Blues forward David Perron in the third period, Bruins defenseman Torey Krug lost his helmet and skated the length of the ice to deliver a huge hit on St. Louis rookie Robert Thomas in Boston's Game 1 win Monday night....
14:26 2019-05-28

Ilsinho sparks Union comeback in 3-2 win over Red Bulls CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Ilsinho (Ill-SEEN-yo) had two goals and an assist to spark a second-half rally and the Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia Union beat the New York Red Bulls 3-2 on Saturday night. The Union (9-4-4) trailed by two goals when Ilsinho entered as a substitute in the 53rd minute. ...
10:26 2019-06-09

Chinese deepfake app Zao sparks privacy row after going viral Critics say face-swap app could spread misinformation on a massive scaleA Chinese app that lets users convincingly swap their faces with film or TV characters has rapidly become one of the country’s most downloaded apps, triggering a privacy row. Related: The rise of the deepfake and the threat to d...
15:52 2019-09-02

Mitchell has 22 points, Mercury top Sparks 82-72 to end skid PHOENIX (AP) — Leilani Mitchell scored 22 points in her first start of the season and the Phoenix Mercury handed the Los Angeles Sparks their fourth-straight loss with an 82-72 victory Sunday. Briann January and DeWanna Bonner scored 15 points each, Brittney Griner had 13 and Essence Carson 11 for t...
05:39 2019-06-24

Rock band Confederate Railroad fires back at Illinois state fair after being removed from performance lineup A Southern rock band called Confederate Railroad is firing back after it was barred from performing at an upcoming Illinois state fair over its name and use of the Confederate flag....
03:00 2019-07-10

London Fire Brigade's first female Commissioner Dany Cotton announces retirement citing 'disaster' of Grenfell fire London's first female fire commissioner Dany Cotton will retire next year, citing the utter devastation of Grenfell Tower fire which she said "will never leave me"....
12:26 2019-06-20

"From Fintech to Train Wreck" Here’s an index that had more than doubled in less than two years, when our analyst issued a very bearish forecast. Now see what he saw, in Chart of the Day....
14:33 2019-05-21

Nicholas Sparks' 3 craziest plot twists Nicholas Sparks films tend to have crazy endings. Pegged to the release of 2015's "The Longest Ride," we rank the three wildest Sparksian plot twists.        ...
04:13 2019-06-21

Williams hits 5 3s, scores 23 as Sparks beat Dream in OT Riquna Williams scored 23 points, hitting five 3-pointers, and Nneka Ogwumike added 17 points and 15 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Atlanta Dream 76-71 in overtime on Sunday       ...
23:39 2019-07-14

Emails show author Sparks objecting to pro-gay ‘agenda’ NEW YORK (AP) — Emails filed in an ongoing lawsuit show novelist Nicholas Sparks chastised a former headmaster at the private Christian school in North Carolina he runs for promoting a pro-gay “agenda.” Sparks denies he discriminates. The emails, published Thursday by the Daily Beast and...
03:00 2019-06-14

Jonquel Jones leads balanced offense as Sun top Sparks UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones scored 18 points, Alyssa Thomas had 11 points, 12 rebounds and six assists and the Connecticut Sun beat the Los Angeles Sparks 89-77 on Thursday night. Jones gave Connecticut a 21-point lead with 3:22 left in the third quarter, but Los Angeles pulled within 81-...
07:00 2019-06-07

Identity Management Sparks Friction Between Executives, Employees Hackers often attack company networks using compromised login information, a challenge for cybersecurity leaders who want to protect data and systems while allowing employees the access they need....
21:39 2019-07-15

Chinese ‘deepfake’ app sparks concerns over identity theft Zao, a Chinese app that uses “deepfake” technology to let users superimpose themselves onto the faces of movie and TV stars, has sparked a privacy backlash amid concerns about identity theft. Deepfakes are created using artificial intelligence and facial mapping technology to yield false...
22:26 2019-09-04

‘Radiological hazard warning’ sent in error sparks confusion ATLANTA (AP) — A “radiological hazard warning” popped up on phone screens, crawled across television stations and blared from radios across Georgia. But the ominous warning that caused alarm Thursday morning was only a test and was never supposed to be sent out to the public. Oconee Radi...
02:52 2019-06-21

‘Day of the Dead’ Barbie sparks ‘cultural appropriation’ backlash This Day of the Dead Barbie can die at any time, according to social justice warriors. Mattel’s just announced the Día de los Muertos Barbie doll is set to hit shelves Thursday at Target, Walmart and online via Amazon.com. The $75 collectible’s floor-length black dress and skull makeup a...
21:00 2019-09-10

Zahui B scores 37 points, Liberty beat Sparks 98-92 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amanda Zahui B scored a career-high 37 points and the New York Liberty ended a 10-game road losing streak with a 98-92 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday night. Zahui B set career shooting marks, going 7 of 8 from 3-point range and 13 of 16 overall from the field. She...
11:00 2019-06-16

Factbox: Will sparks fly? Five things to watch at the third Democratic debate Leading Democratic White House contenders Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren will share the stage for the first time on Thursday when the top 10 candidates for the party's presidential nomination meet in a debate in Houston....
22:52 2019-09-11

Suu Kyi's bid to reform charter sparks rival protests in Myanmar Hundreds of people demonstrated in Myanmar's largest city, Yangon, on Wednesday in support of proposed constitutional amendments that would reduce the power of the military....
13:26 2019-07-17

Healthy dog euthanized for burial with owner, sparks debate RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Veterinarians and funeral homes in Virginia are rejecting the idea that pets should be buried with their owners after a recent case in which a healthy dog was euthanized so it could lie with her owner. WWBT-TV in Richmond reports workers at one animal shelter tri...
00:39 2019-05-23

Beer-chugging Mayfield sparks rally for Indians Francisco Lindor and Jason Kipnis homered during Cleveland's five-run fifth inning, and the Indians beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-2 on Saturday night....
07:26 2019-08-04

| Tesla’s surprise $6 410 price cut sparks a rant from one devotee Soon after Tesla cleaved the cost of the Model 3, an owner on one of the company’s online forums started a thread with a tongue-in-cheek initial post: “Let the whining begin!”...
00:26 2019-08-04

Belgian king's meeting with far-right leader sparks controversy First such audience since 1936 comes after Vlaams Belang wins 18 seats in electionThe leader of Flanders’ far-right separatist party has had an audience with the king of Belgium for the first time in the modern political era.According to Belgian media, 1936 was the last time a far-right leader held ...
18:00 2019-05-29

Cervelli sparks Braves to 9-5 win over Mets in Atlanta debut Newly signed Francisco Cervelli had three hits and three RBIs in his Atlanta debut, and the Braves beat the New York Mets 9-5 for their seventh straight victory       ...
12:13 2019-08-25

‘When They See Us’ sparks call to boycott Linda Fairstein books The explosive Netflix series “When They See Us,” which depicts in excruciating detail the so-called Central Park Five being railroaded by New York state into serving prison time for the rape and assault of the Central Park jogger in 1989, has social media demanding book retailers such as...
03:00 2019-06-04

Russian rocket crash sparks radiation fears A rocket explosion in Russia has sparked reports of a spike in radiation levels and sent residents into panic — even as the Kremlin denies anyone’s in danger. Defense officials have nonetheless shut down fishing, swimming and shipping traffic in a portion of the White Sea. Two people wer...
05:13 2019-08-10

Congo violence sparks fears over UK Ebola response Attacks on health clinics provoke concern that disclosing details of funding might ‘put a target on the head’ of medical workersThe UK has agreed not to publicly disclose how much funding has been allocated to the Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, following warnings this might ...
10:13 2019-05-22

Man with apparent rifle sparks chaos on Bronx bus: cops A man holding what was believed to be a rifle caused panic on a Bronx bus, injuring a 77-year-old woman, police said Sunday. The gunman boarded the back of a Bx15 bus just before 10 p.m. Saturday on 3rd Avenue and Tremont Avenue, cops said. The suspect was holding a bag and what witnesses believed.....
16:26 2019-06-23

Deadly police car chase sparks anger in Argentina Protesters rallied against police brutality in Buenos Aires after three teenagers and one adult died during a police car chase. Police officers had allegedly opened fire at a car which then crashed into a truck....
04:39 2019-05-25

Fruit with odour of 'onions in a gym sock' sparks uni evacuation A university library evacuated over a suspected gas leak has reopened after hazardous material crews found out that a discarded piece of fruit was responsible for the unpleasant smell....
00:39 2019-05-22

Gwendoline Christie’s ‘Pope’ look at Emmys sparks fan frenzy Who wore it better, Gwendoline Christie or Pope Francis? The “Game of Thrones” star had fans freaking out over her 2019 Emmys gown, channeling her best holy haute couture. The 40-year-old, who is nominated for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, donned a white gown with a Roman-inspire...
06:13 2019-09-23

Australian election sparks wave of suicide attempts A shock Australian election result has sparked a wave of suicide attempts among refugees held in the Manus Island detention center off Papua New Guinea, activists say....
08:00 2019-05-22

Vinales on pole in Misano, sparks between Rossi and Marquez "Yamaha\u0027s Maverick Vinales took pole position for the San Marino Grand Prix on Saturday after a qualifying flare-up between Honda\u0027s championship leader Marc Marquez and Italian great Valentino Rossi."...
05:13 2019-09-15

Bennett’s uncertain Bora future sparks debate "Sam Bennett could be on the move as he will be out of contract with Bora-Hansgrohe next year and he is yet to sign a new deal. It\u0027s been a topic of hot debate at La Vuelta."...
03:13 2019-08-28

Fifty bright sparks vie for national spelling bee crown Fifty young spellers, winnowed down from hundreds of contestants, will battle it out on the last day of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday when the champion will walk away with a $50,000......
11:52 2019-05-30

Sixteen bright sparks vie for national spelling bee crown Sixteen young spellers, winnowed down from hundreds of contestants, will battle it out on Thursday night in the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee when the champion will walk away with a $50,000 prize....
01:52 2019-05-31

German MP sparks row after proposing an end to first-class rail travel Co-chair of leftwing Die Linke party says move would reduce overcrowding and save energyA leading leftwing politician has sparked a row in Germany by proposing the rail operator Deutsche Bahn scraps first-class carriages to reduce overcrowding and improve energy efficiency.Bernd Riexinger, the co-le...
15:26 2019-08-16

Return of the jelly shoe sparks concerns for environment Campaigners say PVC used in footwear is made from fossil fuels and is difficult to recycleThe footwear equivalent of Crayola crayons and lunchboxes, the jelly shoe is back for the summer. But with most of the shoe made from PVC, it might seem an odd trend for our plastic-anxious times.Online searche...
10:39 2019-07-13

Storm beat Sparks 84-62 in coach Hughes’ return EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Jewell Loyd made a career-high five 3-pointers and scored 23 points and Seattle beat the Los Angeles Sparks 84-62 on Friday night in Storm coach Dan Hughes’ season debut. The 64-year-old coach shared his cancer diagnosis before the season began and underwent surgery to re...
08:26 2019-06-22

Popular face-swapping app Zao sparks another privacy outcry Yet another AI-powered face-swapping app has gone viral, and it's introducing the usual privacy concerns in record time. The iOS app Zao quickly topped China's edition of the App Store since its August 30th launch thanks to its uncanny ability to pu......
23:39 2019-09-02

WNBA favorite Aces top Sparks, 83-70, to start season LAS VEGAS (AP) — A’ja Wilson had 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Las Vegas Aces to an 83-70 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday in the season opener for both teams. The Aces, tabbed as the preseason favorite to win this year’s title, were without last year’s WNBA le...
04:39 2019-05-27

Parker has 18 points, 9 rebounds as Sparks beat Aces 86-74 Candace Parker had 18 points and nine rebounds, Riquna Williams scored 18 points in her first start of the season, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Las Vegas Aces 86-74       ...
10:39 2019-06-28

Killing of desert elephant sparks uproar in Namibia The killing of a 50-year alpha elephant bull in Namibia has caused an uproar in the southern African nation, with conservation and tourism groups accusing the government of authorizing the hunt for the animal without proper cause....
05:13 2019-07-03

Ogunbowale scores 35, Wings stop Sparks streak 84-78 Rookie Arike Ogunbowale scored a career-high 35 points, Glory Johnson added a season-high 20 and the short-handed Dallas Wings ended the Los Angeles Sparks' five-game winning streak 84-78       ...
08:39 2019-08-15

Federal prosecutor tells jurors ex-University of Illinois doctoral student kidnapped, killed visiting scholar from China CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutor tells jurors ex-University of Illinois doctoral student kidnapped, killed visiting scholar from China. The post Federal prosecutor tells jurors ex-University of Illinois doctoral student kidnapped, killed visiting scholar from China appeared first on LEX18.com....
18:26 2019-06-12

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20:39 2019-09-04

Grenfell Tower fire: London Fire Brigade voluntarily interviewed by Met Police under caution as survivors' group calls for people to be 'brought to account' The Grenfell Tower survivors' group today said it is time people are "brought to account" after the London Fire Brigade gave an interview under caution as part of the Met's probe into the fire....
06:26 2019-09-17

There's More Than One Way to Train for a Giant Human Pyramid A woman in Mumbai excels at kabaddi, a team sport similar to tag, along with strength and cardio training to help her team in pyramid competitions called Dahi Handi....
14:39 2019-08-05

What NYC subway riders are really reading on the train Say what you will about the New York City subway system — and many locals are saying plenty, given its crumbling infrastructure, chaos and delays — but Uli Beutter Cohen still sees the beauty in it. Five years ago, the documentarian started the Instagram account Subway Book Review, where she posts p...
20:39 2019-06-22

Smoke causes evacuation of about 600 on A train in Brooklyn About 600 straphangers were evacuated from a Manhattan-bound A train Sunday morning after a report of smoke in the subway tunnel, according to the fire department. The faulty train was stopped in the underwater tunnel to Manhattan after leaving the High Street-Brooklyn Bridge station. Passengers wer...
00:00 2019-09-09