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German gunman calling for genocide kills 9 people


HANAU, Germany (AP) — A German who shot and killed nine people of foreign background in a rampage that began at a hookah bar frequented by immigrants had posted an online rant calling for the “complete extermination” of many “races or cultures...

Diversity test: 2020 Democrats seek their fortunes in Nevada

By MICHELLE L. PRICE | February 15, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As the Democratic presidential race hurtles toward Nevada, candidates in the still-crowded field are jumping into their first test in a racially diverse state with solid union muscle and shaky plans for a presidential caucus.Nevada...

Wanted: Texas Republicans need new voters in 2020, and fast

By PAUL J. WEBER | February 13, 2020

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — It's normal to target new voters ahead of Super Tuesday. Think volunteers holding clipboards at street festivals, malls or outside grocery stores. Democrats in Texas have made it a perennial focus, hoping they can end decades...

Wildfire creates state of emergency in Australian capital

By ROD McGUIRK | January 31, 2020

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian capital region declared a state of emergency on Friday because of an out-of-control forest fire burning erratically to its south.It's the first fire emergency for the Australian Capital Territory area since...

Heroin becoming more common in suburbs, police

By Danny Ciamprone | February 27, 2011

DeKALB | What was once believed to be a primarily metropolitan drug has emerged in the Chicago suburbs. In the past 10 years, heroin has become a common drug in northern Illinois and Cook County.  According to a recent report by Roosevelt University,...

An NIU Police officer stands with Kazan, one of the oldest members of the NIU Police K-9 Unit.

K-9 Unit provides a ‘peace of mind’ to NIU

By Amy Kreeger | November 9, 2010

A big German Shepherd is chasing a tennis ball thrown by his owner. This dog walks along side the police everyday, sniffing out law violations and danger. Watching him play fetch, one wouldn't think he's one of the top NIU Police dogs. "Good boy," NIU...