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Wallenda ready for windy Chicago tightrope walks

Wallenda ready for windy Chicago tightrope walks

CHICAGO | With Chicago's chilling winds howling in the background, tightrope walker Nik Wallenda declared Friday he's ready to attempt two back-to-back skyscraper crossings, one of them blindfolded.

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Virgin Galactic's allure: space and celebrities

The explosion of a Virgin Galactic rocket ship during a test flight over California has almost certainly dashed founder Richard Branson's goal of starting passenger flights next spring. Information about Virgin Galactic, its backers, and its goals:

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Cyclists kidnapped, ransomed near Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Seven cyclists and an assistant who were kidnapped while on a training ride in the mountainous outskirts of the Mexican capital were released hours later after a ransom was paid, authorities said Friday.

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Gary man receives prison term in fraudulent tax filing

HAMMOND | A Gary man was sentenced Thursday to more than three years in prison and must pay $900,000 in restitution for filing a fraudulent tax refund claim.

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UN expresses 'deep outrage' at Islamic State group

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is expressing its "deep outrage" at the killings, kidnapping, rapes and torture by the Islamic State group in Iraq.

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Insurance industry vets celebrate new company with ribbon cutting

Insurance industry vets celebrate new company with ribbon cutting

SCHERERVILLE | Meyers Glaros Group officially opened its new headquarters in Schererville, Ind., at 222 Indianapolis Blvd., Suite 203, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in October. The new company also has a satellite office in Valparaiso, Ind.

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Insurance industry vets celebrate new company with ribbon cutting

Insurance industry vets celebrate new company with ribbon cutting

Meyers Glaros Group celebrates its grand opening with a ribbon cutting.

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Creator of Operation couldn't afford own operation

BLOOMINGDALE,Ill. (AP) — The creator of the board game Operation can't afford an operation of his own.

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Canada restricts visas amid Ebola scare

TORONTO (AP) — Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep the deadly disease away.

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Judge won't close hearing in Islamic State case

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday denied a government request to partially close a detention hearing for a 19-year-old suburban Chicago man who authorities say violated U.S. law by trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic State militants.

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2 arrested as people flock to Hawaii lava

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Two Hawaii residents have been arrested for trespassing to see lava, police said Friday amid growing interest from people eager to witness the slow-moving flow.

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

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Shooting recordings released: 'We need aid ASAP'

SEATTLE (AP) — As police raced to a Washington state high school last week in response to reports of a possible shooter, they faced the daunting task of trying to secure a maze of buildings that make up the sprawling campus, according to police radio traffic from the scene.

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Mostly treats at White House for Halloween

Mostly treats at White House for Halloween

A boy dressed as a college graduate looks up at President Barack Obama as the president greets costumed trick-or-treaters during Halloween festivities by the South Portico of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcomed l…

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Mostly treats at White House for Halloween

Mostly treats at White House for Halloween

President Barack Obama pats a child dressed as Superman on the head during Halloween festivities near the South Portico of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcomed local children and children of military families to '…

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Mostly treats at White House for Halloween

Mostly treats at White House for Halloween

A White House usher takes a model of one of the Obama dogs outside as Halloween decorations adorn the South Portico of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, ahead of festivities for trick-or-treaters. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will welcome local chi…

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Mostly treats at White House for Halloween

Mostly treats at White House for Halloween

President Barack Obama greets a child dressed as Captain America and other costumed trick-or-treaters during Halloween festivities by the South Portico of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcomed local children and ch…

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Mostly treats at White House for Halloween

Mostly treats at White House for Halloween

WASHINGTON (AP) — There were mostly treats at the White House this Halloween.

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4 die when train strikes SUV in southern Illinois

VANDALIA, Ill. (AP) — A mother and three of her children headed for a southern Illinois Halloween parade were killed and a fourth child injured when their SUV went around safety gates into the path of a freight train, authorities said Friday.

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Biden concerned by tension between Cyprus, Turkey

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has telephoned the president of Cyprus to express concern over renewed tension with Turkey in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

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Lake Michigan waves slam Chicago lakeshore

CHICAGO (AP) — Winds gusting up to 65 mph caused Lake Michigan waves to slam into the Chicago shoreline. The waves slowed traffic along Lake Shore Drive and prompted the cancellation of a Halloween attraction.

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Seattle megachurch dissolves after founder resigns

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle megachurch Mars Hill has dissolved, about two weeks after its founder Mark Driscoll resigned amid questions about his leadership.

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Jury rules for ex-university official in lawsuit

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A former state university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania is not guilty of allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted students, a jury ruled Friday.

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