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Crime scene tape surrounds a home Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Chicago. Chicago police are investigating what led to the deaths of two children, two women and two men whose bodies were found Thursday, with signs of trauma inside the home on the city's South Side. Chicago police Chief of Detective Eugene Roy said Friday morning that the victims appear to be from the same family. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

5 victims found in Chicago home stabbed, 1 was shot

Saturday, February 6, 2016

CHICAGO — Five of the people whose bodies were found in a house on Chicago’s South Side this week were stabbed to death and a sixth victim died of multiple gunshot wounds, authorities said Friday, and none of the victims killed themselves. Autopsies showed the cause of death of two of the stabbing victims was both sharp and blunt force …

Manhattan crane topples into street killing 1, injuring 3

Friday, February 5, 2016

NEW YORK — A huge construction crane being lowered to safety in a snow squall plummeted onto a Lower Manhattan street Friday, killing a Wall Street worker and leaving three people hurt by debris that scattered as the rig’s lengthy boom fell, officials said. The mobile crane’s boom landed across an intersection, smashed …

Twitter moves to actively seek out terrorist supporters

Friday, February 5, 2016

WASHINGTON — Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal, the company announced Friday. The announcement signaled efforts by Twitter to automatically identify tweets supporting terrorism, reflecting increased pressure placed by the U.S. …

Trump decries Cruz win, wants Iowa do-over; Santorum, Paul drop out

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

GOFFSTOWN, N.H. — Once a bromance, now a brawl. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz cast aside any veneer of kindness on Wednesday to trade insults and accusations in a show of hardball politics that demonstrated the stakes for …

Judge declines to toss Cosby sex assault case

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — A judge refused to throw out the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby on Wednesday, sweeping aside a former district attorney’s claim that he granted the comedian immunity from prosecution a decade ago. Common Pleas …

Long missing British lord declared dead

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

LONDON — More than 40 years after a British aristocrat disappeared without trace in the hours after his children’s nanny was bludgeoned to death and his wife was badly beaten, he was officially declared dead Wednesday, allowing his …

NY real estate heir pleads guilty on weapons charge

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

NEW ORLEANS — A New York real estate heir pleaded guilty in New Orleans on Wednesday to a weapons charge and agreed to an 85-month prison sentence, a move that could usher in his extradition to California to …

German scientists initiate nuclear fusion

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

GREIFSWALD, Germany — Scientists in Germany flipped the switch Wednesday on an experiment they hope will advance the quest for nuclear fusion, considered a clean and safe form of nuclear power. Following nine years of construction and testing, …

Flint crisis reaches Capitol Hill

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

WASHINGTON — Government officials tangled on Wednesday over who was to blame for the crisis in Flint, Michigan, that allowed lead-contaminated water to flow to thousands of residents at a combative congressional hearing that devolved into a partisan …

Syrian peace talks take ‘temporary pause’

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

GENEVA — The peace talks in the Syrian civil war are taking a break. The fighting is not. U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura announced Wednesday there would be a “temporary pause” in the indirect peace …

Report OKs test embryos from DNA of 3 people

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

WASHINGTON — It’s ethical to test a provocative new fertility technique that would prevent mothers from passing on rare but devastating diseases by creating embryos from the DNA of three people — dad, mom and an egg donor …

Still no answers in mystery of looping Iowa fight song

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — The beat goes on near a Niagara Falls bistro. And on and on and on and on. What sounds like a marching band rendition of the University of Iowa fight song plays on a …

Campaigns turn to NH; Clinton ekes out victory in Iowa

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

NASHUA, N.H. — Hillary Clinton tried to turn a skin-of-her-teeth victory in Iowa into a bit of momentum for her battered Democratic campaign, and Ted Cruz sought to lock in his spot at the top of the Republican …