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How to Get Google Play on a Kindle Fire and Install Any Android App You Want

Kindle Fire tablets are some of the best, cheapest Android tablets around, but they’re limited to Amazon’s app store, which is more than lacking …

Android News

Is Your Employee Ready to Be a Manager?

You have an ambitious team member who’s asking to be promoted to manager. He’s great at his job, but is he really ready to lead? How do you judge his skills and experience? What’s the best way to measure his potential?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>As a manager, you’re always on the lookout for the next …

Employment

How 5 Voices Inside You Can Make Your Day

“Self-talk” is the psychological term for the inner conversation that streams constantly through one’s mind. Self-talk is something we all do. In …

Bali murder trial delayed after baby gets sick

The trial of a Chicago-area couple accused of killing the woman's mother in Indonesia adjourned after their newborn baby fell ill in prison, a prosecutor and a doctor said Thursday.<p>Heather Mack, 19, gave birth to a daughter, Stella, last week and returned with the baby to prison after several days' …

Crime

13 Motivational Quotes For All You Procrastinators

You meant to start that big project today. Really, you did. But somehow between your Twitter feed and that impromptu Netflix marathon, today rolled by and you're no closer to your goals.<p>Procrastination happens to everybody. Sometimes, you just need that little kick in the butt -- and sometimes, …

The End of the Drug War—Or a New Cartel of Cartels?

Reading the drug war is a tricky business—a strange mixture of reading between the lines of official pronouncements, parsing official silences, …

Mexico

Where are Mexico's top 10 drug lords now?

MEXICO CITY — When President Enrique Peña Nieto took power at the end of 2012, counternarcotics agents quietly voiced concern that he wouldn't go …

Organized crime shootings ramping up, say Calgary police

Calgary police say there is concern about organized crime violence ramping up in the city following a recent rash of shootings.<p>Feuding associates …

Law Enforcement

Chicago murders top Afghanistan death toll

The death toll by murder in Chicago over the past decade is greater than the number of American forces who have died in Afghanistan since the …

2014 Chicago Murders - Timeline

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January murders, shootings rise compared with 2014: police

Chicago averaged nearly a murder per day in the first month of the new year.<p>Police reported 28 murders in January 2015, a 40 percent increase …

Snowstorm In Chicago Delays Hundreds Of Morning Murders

CHICAGO—The city of Chicago is steadily recovering from an overnight snowstorm that delayed hundreds of murders on Friday morning and will likely …

Chicago Led Nation In Murders In 2014

Chicago, nicknamed Chiraq for its high rate of violence, led the nation in homicides in 2014. DNAinfo reports the Windy City closed the year with 425 …

Chicago Murder Clearance Rate Shows Some Improvement With New Detective Strategy: Analysis

It may be small consolation amid the summer uptick in homicides -- including six people killed over the most recent weekend -- but a new analysis shows Chicago police are solving more murders in 2013 compared to the same time last year.<p>Analyizing police data ranging from Jan. 1 and July 18, DNAinfo …

Qawmane Wilson Accused Of Orchestrating Mother's Murder In Chicago To Enrich Himself

A man from Chicago's West Side has been charged with masterminding the murder of his hairdresser mother to get money from her bank accounts and life insurance policies, the Chicago Tribune reports.<p>Qawmane Wilson, 24, and two accomplices were charged this week with the alleged murder of Yolanda …

Trial Underway For Steve Mandell, Ex-Chicago Cop Accused In Grisly Murder-For-Hire Case

The trial for a former Chicago police officer who allegedly planned to kidnap, torture and kill a man got off to a bizarre start Tuesday and Wednesday with dramatic testimony and recordings of lurid conversations.<p>In October 2012, Steven Mandell (formerly Steve Manning) allegedly planned to disguise …

14-Year-Old Girl Charged With Murder in Fatal Shooting of Chicago Teen

A 14-year-old girl has been charged with murder for shooting another teen girl in Chicago in a confrontation that allegedly began with a dispute over …

Crime

Chicago teenager accused in Bali suitcase murder 'abused by police'

The Chicago teenager accused of murdering her mother while on holiday in Bali is pregnant and has been physically abused by the police while in custody in Indonesia, according to her American lawyer.<p>Heather Mack, 19, has told her Chicago-based lawyer Michael Elkin that she is two months pregnant …

Man convicted of 1982 Chicago double murder released amid doubts over confession

A man whose whose taped confession to a 1982 double-murder in Chicago damned himself but helped free a death row prisoner has been released from jail after more than 15 years amid claims his confession had been coerced.<p>Alstory Simon’s 1999 confession sparked a debate about capital punishment that …

Ex-Chicago cop sentenced to life in prison for grisly murder plot

After decades of drama in Chicago, including a murder conviction, death sentence, shocking exoneration and landmark lawsuit against the FBI, all Steven Mandell says he wanted to do was quietly live out his golden years in Florida.<p>"I was happily retired, living with my lovely wife in a golf course …

Crime

Chicago gun violence: Did Martin Luther King sacrifice his life so that those who came after him could murder each other in the streets?

Frank Sinatra’s song about Chicago, “My Kind of Town,” “a the town that won’t let you down,” seems dated in light of last weekend’s shooting spree that left 16 dead and dozens wounded in 53 separate incidents. According to the Chicago Tribune, “The victims were among 82 people shot between Thursday …

2nd Chicago murder suspect tracked down in Iowa City

Twice in the past month, men wanted for murder in Chicago have been caught hiding out in the college town of Iowa City.<p>"We certainly don't want to start a trend of homicide suspects coming to Iowa City," said Iowa City police Sgt. Scott Gaarde, who praised the work of his officers.<p>In the latest …

Crime

Trials begin in Bali for couple charged in murder of Chicago socialite

The much-anticipated trials in a Chicago socialite’s murder on the resort island of Bali began Wednesday with Indonesian prosecutors charging the woman’s pregnant daughter and her boyfriend with premeditated murder.<p>The charges carry a possible death penalty under Indonesian law. Heather Mack, 19, …

Crime

Evidence of gun rampage presented in North Chicago murder trial

<b>The Chicago Tribune Media Group's Lake County News-Sun reports</b>: Jurors saw pictures and heard testimony Wednesday depicting the aftermath of the June 29, 2007, gun rampage in a North Chicago apartment that killed one woman and seriously injured two men.<p>William Fillyaw, 37, and Johnny Parker, 31, …

Crime

Witness tampering under investigation in North Chicago murder retrial

<b>The Chicago Tribune Media Group's Lake Country News-Sun reports</b>: Allegations of witness tampering have risen in the retrial of two men charged with murder and attempted murder in connection with a 2007 North Chicago home invasion.<p>With all jurors in the rare, double-jury retrial excused from the …

Home Invasion

Lawyers: Indonesian murder charges against Chicago couple wrong

Lawyers representing an American couple charged with murdering the woman's mother in Indonesia and stuffing her body in a suitcase argued Wednesday that the indictments are inaccurate and should be annulled.<p>Heather Mack, 19, of Chicago, and her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, 21, of Oak Park, are being …

Crime

Parolee charged in fatal shooting in South Shore

A 26-year-old parolee was ordered held without bail Thursday after being charged with fatally shooting another man in South Shore this week.<p>Christopher Garcia, of the 8000 block of South South Shore Drive, was charged with first-degree murder and attempted armed robbery among other charges in …

Crime

Lake County News - Lake County News-Sun

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