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Emanuel to boost police force by 500 officers, promote hundreds

Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to hire 500 additional police officers, promote hundreds of cops to sergeant and detective, and spend more on programs that help youth growing up in some of Chicago's most violent neighborhoods, according to several sources familiar with the proposal.<p>Details of the mayor's …

Colin Kaepernick: Quarterback says he has received death threats

<b>(CNN) —</b> At the vanguard of debate about racial inequality in recent weeks, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says he has received death threats for making his views known.<p>Kaepernick has refused to stand for the "Star Spangled Banner" before NFL games, instead sitting or taking a …

Football (U.S.)

Could the Cubs Be the Best Defensive Team of All-Time?

Earlier this season, we pointed out that the 2016 Chicago Cubs are the single best defensive team in baseball this year, by a very long shot.<p>Indeed …


Great Scott! Nike's 'Back to the Future' self-lacing shoes on sale November 28

Where we're going, we don't need laces (as long as it's the Nike store).<p>You won't have to go too far into the future to pull on a pair of "Back to the Future"-style self-lacing shoes. Nike has confirmed it will sell the HyperAdapt 1.0 sneakers inspired by the movie on Monday November 28.<p>The shoes …


China Probes Firm Accused of Potentially Aiding North Korea Nuclear Program

BEIJING — Chinese authorities are investigating a company that researchers say sold North Korea materials that can be used by its growing nuclear weapons program.<p>The announcement about Hongxiang Industrial Development Co. in Dandong, a northeastern border city in Liaoning province, was unusually …

North Korea

Charlotte under state of emergency in 2nd night of protests

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in Charlotte tried to quell public anger Wednesday after a police officer shot a black man, but a dusk prayer vigil turned into a second night of violence, with police firing tear gas at angry protesters and a man being critically wounded by gunfire. North …

Law Enforcement