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Fake Buffalo Grove Chamber website causing official concern

This is what can happen when you start using a new domain name and don’t keep renewing the old one (or you let your current domain registration expire). The Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce is now taking legal action to have this site taken down. The two Chambers merged in 2014 and started using […]

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Nurse under investigation in case of missing Colorado mother: Sources

A woman being investigated for her role in the case of missing Colorado mother Kelsey Berreth has been identified as a 32-year-old nurse from Twin Falls, Idaho, two of the woman’s family members and a law enforcement source told ABC News. Berreth’s fiancé, Patrick Frazee, was formally charged Monday with two counts of first-degree murder […]

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Winter storm delivering snow to Midwest with East Coast up next

A major winter storm has developed in the central U.S. and is set to makes its way east Saturday, targeting more of the Midwest, the Ohio River Valley — and eventually the East Coast., The storm has already claimed at least three lives as a result of car accidents in Missouri, according to the state’s […]

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American becomes 1st person to complete solo trek across Antarctica

American Colin O’Brady became the first person to complete a solo journey across Antarctica, unaided and unsupported, after finishing a two-month expedition in frigid temperatures and winds of 30 mph on Wednesday. A day before reaching the Ross Ice Shelf, O’Brady wrote to his followers that he planned on pushing through the last 80 miles […]

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3 years after it opened, final payment closes book on Rollins Gateway project

Three years ago, a major traffic snag in north central Lake County was untangled with the opening of the Rollins Gateway project in Round Lake Beach. But it wasn’t until recently the most expensive and complicated road project undertaken by the Lake County Division of Transportation was considered complete. That happened Sept. 11 when the […]

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How to Check If Your Facebook Account Got Hacked—and How Badly

AT THE END of last month, Facebook made a bombshell disclosure: As many as 90 million of its users may have had their so-called access tokens—which keep you logged into your account, so you don’t have to sign in every time—stolen by hackers. Friday, the company put the actual number at 30 million. Here’s how […]

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US fires tear gas into Mexico as migrants attempt to cross border into San Diego

U.S. border authorities fired tear gas into Mexico on Monday night when a group of roughly 150 migrants attempted to illegally cross the border into San Diego.

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Mega Millions jackpot grows to $415 million, next drawing set for New Years Day

Happy new year — you’re a millionaire! That’s how some lucky winner is hoping to bring in the new year after the Mega Millions jackpot drawing came and went Friday without anyone claiming the prize. So the next drawing will be Tuesday, on New Year’s Day, with a prize of $415 million.

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The world’s first foldable phone is real

People have been talking about foldable smartphones for years, but it’s finally happening. Chinese company Royole was showing off the FlexPai at CES in Las Vegas, and we got to play with it for a few minutes. It’s hard to say if it’s a phone or a tablet as you can basically use it as […]

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GoRefundMe: 1,400 donors to alleged hoax fundraising campaign made whole

The fundraising website GoFundMe has fully refunded every one of about 14,000 people who donated more than $400,000 to a New Jersey trio now charged with concocting a cruel hoax involving a seemingly selfless homeless man, a gas can and a $20 bill.

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Desperate search for driver who allegedly struck and killed manicurist continues

The manhunt for a woman who allegedly struck and killed a Las Vegas salon owner continued Saturday, a week after police say she skipped out on a $35 manicure and fled during a wild escape. Krystal Whipple, 21, allegedly hit Ngoc Q. Nguyen with a rental car after getting a manicure at the victim’s nail […]

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Cyberattack targets newspapers in US, prevents some from publishing

The Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union-Tribune, Chicago Tribune and Baltimore Sun were among the major newspapers that had printing issues on Saturday. The cyberattack appeared to target newspapers owned by the Tribune Publishing Company.

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Teens identified in New Years Eve accidental shooting, suicide in Georgia

Devin Hodges, 15, died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound on Monday after a gun he was handling in front of a group of boys accidentally went off inside what police described as a “makeshift shed” behind a home in the upscale Atlanta suburb of Lawrenceville, according to the Gwinnett County Police Department. Hodges’ friend, […]

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American being monitored in US after potential exposure to Ebola virus in Congo

An American health care worker providing medical assistance in the Democratic Republic of Congo who recently experienced potential exposure to Ebola has was flown back to the U.S. on Saturday and transported to a special biocontainment unit in Nebraska, according a hospital official, who stressed that the person has yet to display any symptoms of […]

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Paul Whelan made for a convenient target for Russian intelligence: Ex-officials

In the days following American Paul Whelan’s arrest in Moscow on espionage charges, suggestive details began to emerge about his past. A tainted military background. A career in corporate security. Curious communications on a Russian social media platform. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that “unfortunately” he could not comment on the allegations against […]

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