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    Mayors oppose O'Hare noise property tax break

    Marty Moylan

    Oct 1, 2014 6:47 AM

    Nine suburban mayors and one township supervisor have called upon State Rep. Marty Moylan to withdraw legislation that would give property tax breaks to homeowners impacted by noise from O'Hare International Airport, saying it would lower property values and shift a tax burden onto other homeowners. "Property values are already declining," Moylan said. "This bill offers some relief.”

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    Secret Service head takes heat for White House breach

    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday the agency fell short in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued.

    Sep 30, 2014 2:50 PM

    Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday the agency fell short in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued. “It’s unacceptable,” Pierson told lawmakers.

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    Viagra ads target women for first time

    This image provided by Pfizer Inc. shows a new print ad for Viagra, the world’s top-selling erectile dysfunction drug. Executives at New York-based Pfizer hope the new ad campaign that launched Tuesday, which includes print ads in publications and a new 60-second television commercial, will nudge women to broach the subject with their mates.

    Sep 30, 2014 3:09 PM

    The maker of the world’s top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women. In the new 60-second ad, a middle-aged woman reclining on a bed in a tropical setting addresses the problems couples encounter when a man is impotent.

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    No images of Hong Kong protests in China’s media

    Riot police use pepper spray against protesters after thousands of people block a main road to the financial central district outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on Sunday. Ubiquitous images in Hong Kong media with masses of unarmed students fending off pepper spray with umbrellas could not contrast more starkly with mainland China’s virtual blackout of news about the territory’s pro-democracy protests.

    Sep 30, 2014 3:01 PM

    China’s government has cut off news about Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests to the rest of the country, a clampdown so thorough that no image of the rallies has appeared in state-controlled media, and at least one man has been detained for reposting accounts of the events. By contrast, media in semiautonomous Hong Kong have been broadcasting nonstop about the crowds, showing unarmed students fending off tear gas and pepper spray with umbrellas as they call for more representative...

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    Attorney: Man charged in FAA fire made 'tragic mistake'

    In this courtroom sketch, Brian Howard, right, of Naperville and his attorney, Ron Safer, second right, appear Monday afternoon before federal judge Michael T. Mason along with prosecutor Andrew Polovin.

    Sep 30, 2014 12:43 PM

    Brian Howard of Naperville, whose failed suicide attempt in the Chicago Center air traffic control facility in Aurora forced the cancellation of thousands of flights at O'Hare and Midway airports, apologized to his family while making his initial appearance before a U.S. magistrate judge. “Friday morning Brian tried to take his life,” his defense attorney said. “That he did so in a way that inconvenienced many, many people is unacceptable and he deeply regrets that.

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    Oklahoma man charged with murder in beheading

    Alton Nolen of Moore, 30, has been charged with first-degree murder in the beheading of a Vaughan Foods plant worker Colleen Hufford.

    Sep 30, 2014 7:53 PM

    An Oklahoma man apparently uttered Arabic words during an attack in which he allegedly severed a co-worker’s head, and had “some sort of infatuation with beheadings,” but the killing appeared to have more to do with the man’s suspension from his job than his recent conversion to Islam, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

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    Westminster pack to include 2 new breeds

    Falko, left, a wire-haired vizsla, and Luna, a cotton de tulear, sit on stage with their owners, Anton Sagh, of Montreal, Quebec, and Adrianne Dering, of Morgantown, W.Va., during a news conference Tuesday in New York. The Westminster Kennel Club said the two breeds will be eligible to compete for the first time in the New York show next February.

    Sep 30, 2014 6:06 PM

    The wirehaired viszla and the coton de tulear are the latest breeds to be added to the Westminster Kennel Club competition, set for Feb. 16-17.

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