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NIRPC wants comments on public participation

NIRPC wants comments on public participation

HAMMOND | A public participation plan more than two years in the making will again get an airing when the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission holds a public meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 28, at the Hammond Public Library, 654 State St.

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IU Health positioning for future

LAPORTE | Hospitals in LaPorte and Starke counties operating under the IU Health umbrella are looking to add a partner to better position the medical facilities for the future.

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Shots fired in Danish courthouse; 1 dead

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police say shots have been fired inside a court building in the capital Copenhagen, killing one person and seriously wounding a second.

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China to send Ebola lab team to Sierra Leone

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says China is sending a laboratory team to Sierra Leone to help fight the Ebola outbreak, as international efforts to stop the dreaded disease ramp up.

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Pet coke could be top issue in 10th Ward campaign

CHICAGO | Tenth Ward Alderman John Pope says the city's petroleum coke storage rules he supports are among "the most restrictive environmental regulations in the United States."

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Danish police: shots fired inside court building in Copenhagen; 1 killed, 1 wounded

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish police: shots fired inside court building in Copenhagen; 1 killed, 1 wounded.

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Sides in Scottish referendum make final push

Sides in Scottish referendum make final push

Two Scottish independence referendum Yes supporters hold a Scottish Saltire flag up outside the "Better Together" No campaign offices in Edinburgh, Scotland, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, the…

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Sides in Scottish referendum make final push

Sides in Scottish referendum make final push

A passerby argues with two Scottish independence referendum 'Yes' supporters holding a Scottish Saltire flag outside the "Better Together" No campaign offices in Edinburgh, Scotland, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the …

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Sides in Scottish referendum make final push

Sides in Scottish referendum make final push

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — The two sides in Scotland's independence debate are scrambling to convert undecided voters, with just two days to go until a referendum on separation.

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Compromise made in tax hike for Pascagoula

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — The Pascagoula City Council and Pascagoula School District have reached a compromise on a property tax hike and the city approved its $62 million budget for 2015 -- just three hours before the midnight deadline.

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Drops in food, gas prices push UK inflation down

LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that inflation in the U.K. eased further below the Bank of England's target in August following falls in food and fuel prices.

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2nd conductor resigns from Vienna State Opera

VIENNA (AP) — The Vienna State Opera has lost its second star conductor in less than two weeks.

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Senate Dems spent $14M in August to keep majority

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats' campaign arm says it spent more than $14 million last month to defend an at-risk majority.

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Chicago mayor says students read 2.7 million books

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public School students read 2.7 million books this summer as part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Readers Summer Learning Challenge, officials announced Monday

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Russian ruble drops to historic low amid sanctions

Russian ruble drops to historic low amid sanctions

Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, left, during the Security Council meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow, Russia, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.(AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service)

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Russian ruble drops to historic low amid sanctions

Russian ruble drops to historic low amid sanctions

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's currency dropped to an all-time low against the dollar on Tuesday as investors fret about the fallout of economic sanctions.

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China rig finds gas after Vietnam sea standoff

BEIJING (AP) — One of China's national oil companies has announced its first gas field discovery in the South China Sea, about 150 kilometers south of the country's southernmost island of Hainan.

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Judge in Pistorius trial faces criticism

Judge in Pistorius trial faces criticism

Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock looking in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Judge Thokozile Masipa found Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Sentencing procedures will start Oct. 13. (AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko, Pool)

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Judge in Pistorius trial faces criticism

Judge in Pistorius trial faces criticism

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder.

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Lake County to collect veterans' stories

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Veterans and civilians who supported war efforts from World War II to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan are being invited to share their stories this Veterans Day.

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World stocks sag ahead of Fed meeting

World stocks sag ahead of Fed meeting

FILE - This March 4, 2013 file photo shows a sign for Wall Street on the side of building near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. World stock markets sank Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, on weak Chinese economic data as investors looked ahead to a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and Scotland's i…

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World stocks sag ahead of Fed meeting

World stocks sag ahead of Fed meeting

TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday as jittery investors played it safe ahead of a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting and the referendum on Scotland's independence on Thursday.

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Dirty water raising health risk in flooded Kashmir

Dirty water raising health risk in flooded Kashmir

A car is partially submerged in an inundated neighborhood of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Flooding from days of heavy monsoon rains partially submerged Srinagar and left more than 400 people dead in northern Pakistan and India. The flood waters have begun to r…

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Dirty water raising health risk in flooded Kashmir

Dirty water raising health risk in flooded Kashmir

Kashmiri volunteers pass water bottles to paramilitary personnel guarding their camp in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Flooding from days of heavy monsoon rains partially submerged Srinagar and left more than 400 people dead in northern Pakistan and India. The f…

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Dirty water raising health risk in flooded Kashmir

Dirty water raising health risk in flooded Kashmir

A dog is stranded on a tree in an inundated neighborhood of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Flooding from days of heavy monsoon rains partially submerged Srinagar and left more than 400 people dead in northern Pakistan and India. The flood waters have begun to re…

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