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Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy speaks to the media outside a downtown high-rise office building following a shooting inside the building, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Chicago. Police said a demoted worker shot and critically injured his company’s CEO before...
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Repairing burst Los Angeles main could take days

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power “Y” shaped juncture where a water rupture occurred, involving two main trunk lines is seen on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles Thursday, July 31, 2014. Work crews have stopped the last of the water gushing from a 30-inch pipe...
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In San Francisco real estate, $1M won’t buy much

George Limperis, a realtor with Paragon Real Estate Group, walks in the backyard of a property in the Noe Valley neighborhood in San Francisco, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. In the souped-up world of San Francisco real estate, where the median selling price for homes and condominiums...
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Ravens’ Rice: His actions ‘totally inexcusable’

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice answers question during a news conference after NFL football training camp practice, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Owings Mills, Md.(AP Photo/Gail Burton) Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice answers question during a news conference after...
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Defending champion Red Sox trade 5 players

FILE – From left are 2014 file photos showing Oakland Athletics’ Yoenis Cespedes, and Boston Red Sox players Jonny Gomes and Jon Lester. A person with knowledge of the trade says the Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with...
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Price, Lester, Lackey traded in deadline flurry

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price delivers to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game on Friday, July 25, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price delivers to the Boston Red Sox during...

Cleveland Punishes Firefighters In Shift Scandal

CLEVELAND (AP) — The city of Cleveland has disciplined 17 fire department supervisors for their roles in a shift-trading scandal that prosecutors said endangered public safety. A city audit had indicated some firefighters paid colleagues instead of trading shifts as they’re...

Suspended Buckeye Pleads To Misdemeanor In Brawl

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio State University football player has pleaded no contest to a lesser charge in a felony drug case against him. The (Elyria) Chronicle-Telegram reports that Tracy Sprinkle pleaded Thursday to attempted failure to comply, a misdemeanor. He received...

Georgia Woman Charged In Widespread Tax Fraud Case

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Georgia woman has been charged in an alleged conspiracy that prosecutors said involved her filing fraudulent tax returns for more than 2,700 people referred to her by ministers in Arkansas and Canton, Ohio. Prosecutors said the conspiracy resulted in $3.9...

NAACP Says Baltimore Convention Not A Done Deal

BALTIMORE (AP) — The NAACP says the site of its 2016 national convention, reported to be Baltimore, has not yet been selected. The civil rights groups said in a statement Thursday that its convention planning committee recently heard presentations from Baltimore; Austin, Texas;...