A massive manhunt for three armed men who fatally shot a police officer in far north suburban Fox Lake, Illinois, continued Wednesday, nearly 24 hours after the shooting.
Authorities say search crews will continue around the clock to find the suspects who are believed to be responsible for the killing of Lieutenant Charles "Joe" Gliniewicz, a 30-year-veteran of the police force.
"Search teams will work 24/7 to apprehend [the suspects]," said Joe Ahern, CEO of the 100 Club of Chicago, late Tuesday.
In addition to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Fox Lake Police Department, search teams include numerous local law enforcement officers from northern Illinois, Illinois State Police, and federal agencies, according to officials. Multiple local and federal SWAT Teams, 48 canine units, and six air support units were also dispatched for more than 14 hours Tuesday.
A Baltimore judge has refused to dismiss charges against six police officers accused in the death of a black man who was in their custody. During a hearing Wednesday, Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams denied a defense motion for the charges to be dropped because of prosecutorial misconduct on the part of State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby. The officers are facing charges in connection with the death of Freddie Gray. The 25-year-old received a severe spinal cord injury while in police custody on April 12. He died a week later. Dozens of protesters demonstrated outside the courthouse Wednesday morning, holding yellow signs with slogans including, "Stop racism now'' and "Indict, convict, jail.'' One banner said "Justice 4 Freddie Carlos Gray.''
Two North Carolina brothers are finally receiving compensation, three decades after they were wrongfully convicted in the killing of an 11-year-old girl. They were awarded $750,000 each on Wednesday by the North Carolina Industrial Commission. Henry McCollum, 51, was given the money on behalf of himself and his half-brother, Leon Brown, 47, who is in the hospital and could not attend.
McCollum and Brown were released in September 2014 after a judge vacated their convictions, citing new DNA evidence that points to another man in the killing and raping of 11-year-old Sabrina Buie in 1983. McCollum had been the longest-serving inmate on North Carolina's death row. Brown had been sentenced to life in prison.
In the months since their release, both men have had trouble adjusting to the outside world after spending most of their adult lives in prison. Money has been a problem, but McCollum told The Associated Press in June that the most important part of the pardon was having his name cleared.
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American Catholics are markedly tolerant of non-traditional families, with large majorities open to divorced, single, unmarried and gay parents, according to a Pew Research Center survey released on Wednesday in advance of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States for a meeting on families. Although nine in 10 U.S. Catholics say a family headed by a married mother and father is ideal, most said other types of families are acceptable and for some of those surveyed, as good. Eighty-seven percent are okay with single parents, 83 percent with divorced parents, 84 percent with unmarried parents and 66 percent with gay parents.
Senate Democrats have rallied the 34 votes they need to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive in Congress, handing President Barack Obama a major foreign policy victory. Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the crucial 34th vote Wednesday morning, declaring the agreement is the best way to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions. Congress is to vote later this month on a resolution disapproving the deal, which is unanimously opposed by Republicans, who call it a dangerous giveaway to Iran.
Two boats carrying what were believed to be Syrian refugees sank off the coast Turkey en route to Greece, killing at least 11 people, according to Turkey's Dogan news agency.
Photos released by the Turkish Police Wednesday showed a small body of a drowned child on Bodrum Beach.
NBC News is choosing not to publish the images which show a child face down in the sand. In another image, a Turkish policeman cradles the child in his arms and carries it away.
The child is the latest victim amid a growing migrant crisis in Europe. Thousands of migrants have been following the same route in search of a better life in Europe and while many have made it safely, scores have perished along the way.
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Paul Revere left all his household furniture to an unmarried daughter.
Harriet Beecher Stowe bequeathed her stock in several railroads and a Florida orange grove to her son.
Daniel Webster willed a beloved grandson a gold snuff box with the head of George Washington on it and all his fishing tackle.
Eli Whitney left two nephews $1,000 each.
Such mundane details that shed fascinating insights into the family relationships of some of America's most famous citizens are now just a mouse click away thanks to Ancestry.com, which has digitized the wills and probate records of about 100 million Americans dating from the Colonial era to the beginning of the 21st century.
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Secretary of State John Kerry brought the Obama administration's campaign for public and congressional support for the Iran nuclear deal to Philadelphia.
In a speech at the National Constitution Center, U.S. Kerry made the case that the agreement is the best way to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. He said critics have presented no reasonable alternative and that rejecting it would damage America's standing in the world. Kerry also tried to dispel what the administration says are a litany of "myths" about the deal.
The speech comes amid a bitter partisan battle over the agreement in Congress, where no Republicans support it. In a bid to project bipartisanship, Kerry was introduced by former GOP Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana, a rare Republican who supports the deal.
Obama on Wednesday secured enought votes to o ensure the Iran nuclear deal survives in Congress. Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the crucial 34th vote in favor of the agreement.
Amazon is upping the ante in the streaming-video competition with downloadable videos.
The e-commerce powerhouse will now let members of its $99 annual Prime loyalty program download some shows and movies on its streaming video service to watch offline, or when there is no Internet connection available, for free.
To watch the content users can download the Amazon Video app for iOS or Android.
Users will now be able to download shows like "Downton Abbey" and "The Good Wife," HBO shows including "Girls" and "Veep" and movies including "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "The Wolf of Wall Street."
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A Texas man has been sentenced to 17 and a half years in federal prison for duping investors into believing he had inside information about a Walt Disney theme park and resort project in North Texas, which turned out to be fake. Thomas W. Lucas, Jr., 35, of Plano, was convicted in February of seven counts of seven wire fraud counts and one count of making false statements to the FBI. Court documents show from 2006 to 2010, Lucas devised and executed an elaborate scheme to defraud 280 investors out of approximately $20 million. The US Attorney's Office says Lucas pocketed approximately $450,000.
Vigils have been scheduled for Wednesday night to honor Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, who was gunned down in the line of duty in Fox Lake, Illinois, Tuesday. Flags were at half-staff Wednesday morning outside official buildings in Fox Lake, a community about 60 miles north of Chicago, and flowers, balloons and mementoes were being placed in front of the police department. Supporters flocked to the station to honor Gliniewicz as officials continue a manhunt for three armed men suspected in his killing. "I came over here with my favorite teddy bear because he was such a great guy," 11-year-old Lilly Johnson said at the site. Gliniewicz, a 30-year veteran of the police force, was remembered as a family man and a youth mentor with an unmatched dedication to serving his community.
The Fox Lake police officer who was shot to death Tuesday morning in the line of duty was remembered as a "family man" and a youth mentor with an unmatched dedication to serving his community. Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, was a 30-year veteran of the police force in the suburb about 60 miles north of Chicago and on the cusp of retirement, according to Joe Ahern, CEO of the 100 Club of Chicago. The 52-year-old officer planned to retire last month, but the police chief asked him to stay one extra month to help out, Ahern said.
Many South Floridians woke up Wednesday to witness what looked like a shooting star that grew to be 20 times bigger.
After being delayed by Tropical Storm Erika, United Launch Alliance propelled Atlas V, a U.S. Navy communications satellite, into orbit at 6:18 a.m. from Cape Canaveral. The military satellite will complete a constellation that acts like cell phone towers in space and allow troops to better communicate while in combat or on the move in remote locations.
The death toll from a Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a western Illinois veterans home climbed to seven Tuesday, with the state's public health director suggesting more fatalities are likely.
Officials with the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs and the state Department of Public Health said that each of the victims at the 129-year-old Quincy facility had underlying medical conditions, with an average age of 86.
Thirty-nine residents have been sickened so far, and test results for others remain pending. The outbreak was first identified late last week; its source remains undetermined.