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March 13, 2014

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CHICAGO — Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. MALAYSIA DISPUTES REPORT THAT MISSING PLANE KEPT FLYING

The country's defense minister denies a newspaper report that engine data from the missing Boeing 777 indicated it may have kept flying for hours after its last communication.

2. DEATH TOLL NOW AT 6 IN NYC APARTMENT BLAST

The rescue efforts have been hampered by cold, rainy weather, and the massive piles of debris.

3. TRAGEDY AT SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST

Police say two people were killed after a drunken driver crashed through barricades set up for the festival on a crowded street. More than 20 others were hurt, five critically.

4. WHO'S AT RISK IN PAKISTAN'S BIGGEST CITY

In Karachi, 44 police officers were killed in the first two months of the year. Authorities blame the Pakistani Taliban and affiliated militant groups.

5. WHY A JUDGE DISMISSED CHARGES AGAINST INDIAN DIPLOMAT

The ruling says the envoy — whose arrest and strip-search in New York City caused an international flap — had diplomatic immunity.

6. IT'S ALL IN A NAME

A trademark dispute for the Schlafly family: Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly doesn't like the last name being used for a brewery co-founded by her nephew.

7. MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT GM RECALL

The automaker initially excluded the Saturn Ion from a recall for faulty ignition switches, despite fatal crashes involving the car.

8. WHERE HOLDER STANDS ON DRUG SENTENCING

The attorney general is supporting a plan that would shorten prison terms for some non-violent drug traffickers.

9. RENEGADE 'JEOPARDY' CHAMP DETHRONED AFTER 12-DAY REIGN

Arthur Chu caused an uproar for his aggressive style of play, but finished with zero dollars in the latest edition.

10. FORMER NFL STAR IN COURT FOR BAIL HEARING

Darren Sharper, a former NFL All-Pro safety, is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting women.

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  • State Dept: 'No American is proud' of tactics

    The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress, according to a White House document.

    July 31, 2014

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    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

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    In moving south and taking 160 jobs with it, Beretta joins several other prominent gunmakers abandoning liberal states that passed tough gun laws after the Newtown shooting.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fast food comes to standstill in China

    The shortage of meat is the result of China's latest food scandal, in which a Shanghai supplier allegedly tackled the problem of expired meat by putting it in new packaging and shipping it to fast-food restaurants around the country

    July 29, 2014

  • Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

    Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 — four years later than last year's estimate.

    July 28, 2014

  • After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

    After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

    July 28, 2014

  • Brother sues W.Va. senator over business loan

    U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin III faces a $1.7 million civil suit filed by a brother over a lifeline to save a family carpet business.

    July 25, 2014

  • Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others

    A psychiatric patient ranted about a hospital gun ban before opening fire at the suburban medical complex, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back, authorities said Friday.

    July 25, 2014

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