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Chicago police: 2 officers die after being struck by train

Chicago police: 2 officers die after being struck by train

CHICAGO — Two Chicago police officers were fatally struck by a train as they investigated a report of gunshots on the city's far South Side.
Japan to spend more on defence, refit first aircraft carrier

Japan to spend more on defence, refit first aircraft carrier

TOKYO — Japan plans its first aircraft carrier and big increases in defence spending and weapons capability in the coming years, according to new defence guidelines approved Tuesday that cite its need to counter potential threats from North Korea and
Venezuelan migrants hit Peru's street, dancing to survive

Venezuelan migrants hit Peru's street, dancing to survive

LIMA, Peru — The three Venezuelan migrants eke out a living 90 seconds at a time in a busy intersection of Peru's capital. When the traffic light flashes red, the acrobatics and break dancing starts.

Police: Man tried to pay for McDonald's with bag of weed

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Police in Florida say a 23-year-old man went through a McDonald's drive-thru and tried to pay for his order with a bag of marijuana. News outlets report Port St.
Missouri poacher ordered to repeatedly watch 'Bambi'

Missouri poacher ordered to repeatedly watch 'Bambi'

OZARKS, Mo. — A Missouri poacher has been ordered to repeatedly watch the movie "Bambi" as part of his sentence in a scheme to illegally kill hundreds of deer. David Berry Jr.
GOP waits on Trump as clock ticks toward partial shutdown

GOP waits on Trump as clock ticks toward partial shutdown

WASHINGTON — The fight over President Donald Trump's $5 billion wall funds deepened Monday, threatening a partial government shutdown in a standoff that has become increasingly common in Washington.

Federal court says NY ban on nunchucks unconstitutional

NEW YORK — A 1974 New York state ban on nunchucks that was put into place over fears that youth inspired by martial arts movies would create widespread mayhem is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment, a federal court has ruled.

'Fresh Prince' star sues maker of video games over his dance

LOS ANGELES — "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro is suing the creators of Fortnite and NBA 2K for using his famous dance on the popular video games.
Country band Alabama mark 50 years with new tour

Country band Alabama mark 50 years with new tour

NASHVILLE — Country band Alabama will mark their 50th year together with a new tour in 2019, more than a year after founding member Jeff Cook announced that he has Parkinson's disease.
GOP Sen. Alexander of Tennessee not seeking 2020 re-election

GOP Sen. Alexander of Tennessee not seeking 2020 re-election

NASHVILLE — Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee announced Monday that he won't seek re-election in 2020, giving the red state its second open Senate contest in two years.