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May 5, 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. HOW THE SEARCH FOR FLIGHT 370 WILL PROCEED

Investigators will re-analyze all the data gathered so far to make sure search crews have been looking in the right place — a remote area of the Indian Ocean off western Australia.

2. TOUGH TASK FACES PISTORIUS DEFENSE TEAMS

The double-amputee Olympian's lawyers need to recover from his shaky testimony as the murder trial resumes after a two-week hiatus.

3. 'IT JUST WENT CRASHING DOWN'

That's how audience member Sydney Bragg described a circus accident that sent eight acrobats plummeting to the ground during a "human chandelier" performance at a Rhode Island arena.

4. TWO SHIPS SINK OFF GREEK SHORE

The boats, which were carrying migrants, sank off the island of Samos. At least two people drowned and about 30 are missing of the 65 who survivors say were on board.

5. IN SCHOOLS, HEALTHIER TRASH CANS

Nutrition directors seek changes to government rules they say have been expensive and difficult to put in place, with a lot of meals going in the garbage.

6. WHO'S RELEASED AFTER QUESTIONING IN IRA KILLING

Police interrogated Sinn Fein party leader Gerry Adams for five days about whether he was involved in the 1972 killing of a Belfast mother of 10.

7. IN WAKE OF FERRY DISASTER, SOUTH KOREA SEEKS REFORMS

Investigators probe cozy links between the shipping industry and its regulators, while Seoul promises new monitoring regulations after the accident that left 300 dead or missing.

8. WHAT SENDS ALMOST 2,000 TOTS TO THE ER EACH YEAR

Safety gates, meant to keep babies and toddlers from going where they shouldn't go, can lead to injuries. The number has tripled over the last 20 years.

9. FORMER BRITISH TOP TENNIS PLAYER DIES OF CANCER AT 30

Elena Baltacha, who represented Britain in the 2012 Olympics, was diagnosed with the disease in January — two months after retiring from the game.

10. NETS, SPURS ADVANCE IN NBA PLAYOFFS

Brooklyn defeated the Raptors 104-103, while San Antonio beat the Mavericks 119-96 to move on to the second round.

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  • Fast food comes to standstill in China

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    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

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