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Chicago's gang violence catches highway drivers in crossfire | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Jonathan Ortiz and other members of his rap group, No Nights Off, stepped onto the stage at Chicago’s House of Blues in mid-September for a concert they hoped would propel their young, promising careers.<p>FILE PHOTO - Chanel Crespo attends a vigil for her brother John Ortiz, who …

Turkish police kill two suspected attackers after car bomb in Izmir

ANKARA (Reuters) - Suspected Kurdish militants clashed with police and detonated a car bomb in western Turkey on Thursday after their vehicle was stopped at a checkpoint, killing a police officer and a court employee, officials said.<p>The explosion and gunfire outside the main courthouse in Izmir, …

Fox News picks Tucker Carlson to take over for Megyn Kelly

Tucker Carlson will take over for Megyn Kelly on Fox News next week, the network announced Thursday.<p>Carlson, a conservative commentator and founder of The Daily Caller web site, is well-known to Fox fans. His two-month-old show "Tucker Carlson Tonight," an out-of-the-box ratings success at 7 p.m., …

Man suspected of stealing Army Reserve weapons escapes Rhode Island jail | Reuters

(Reuters) - A getaway car thought to have been stolen by a man who escaped from a maximum security detention facility in Rhode Island over the weekend has been found in neighboring Massachusetts, authorities said on Monday.<p>James Morales, 35, suspected of stealing weapons from a U.S. Army Reserve …

Turkey nightclub attack: Manhunt for gunman intensifies

<b>Turkish police have launched raids in Istanbul and arrested 12 people, as the hunt for an attacker who killed 39 people in a nightclub intensifies.</b><p>Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said authorities had fingerprints and a basic description, and vowed to "speedily" identify the suspect.<p>Some 600 …

Outcry after Republicans vote to dismantle independent ethics body

House Republicans have gutted an independent ethics watchdog, putting it under their own control, in a secret ballot hours before the new Congress convened for the first time.<p>The unheralded vote severely weakens the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), which was set up after a lobbying scandal in …

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Trump questions claims of Russian hacking: 'I know things others don't'

Donald Trump has expressed continued skepticism over whether Russia was responsible for computer hacks of Democratic party officials.<p>US-Russia tensions rise as malware found at Vermont electric utility<p>Read more<p>In remarks to reporters upon entering a New Year’s Eve celebration at his Mar-a-Lago …

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South Korea and Kenya Make a Deal to Partner on Nuclear Energy

State-run utility Korea Electric Power Corp (KEPCO) on Friday agreed a deal on developing nuclear energy in Kenya, as the African nation looks to …