Police say pursuit leads to arrest of driver in hit and run in Springfield; police processing several crime scenes

Police are saying they have five or more crime scenes throughout the city, including three car crashes.


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Anxious relatives await news of missing ship

Katie Griffin expected her husband, a seafarer on the cargo ship El Faro, home soon. They had plans to go to the doctor to learn the gender of the twins she's carrying.

Keith Griffin called Katie last Wednesday night after he ate dinner. He said he'd ...

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NATO slams Russian violation of Turkish airspace

Russian involvement in the 4½-year-old Syrian civil war seems to be escalating, with NATO's secretary general confirming Tuesday a second incursion by Russian planes into Turkish airspace and saying Russian ground troops were in Syria as well.

"It's u...

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Roughly 6,000 federal inmates to be released

In a move to reduce prison overcrowding and provide relief to inmates given harsh sentences in drug cases, the federal Bureau of Prisons will grant early release to about 6,000 inmates beginning later this month, officials confirmed to CNN.

The mass r...

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LA OKs $3 million payment to family of victim

A Los Angeles City Council committee on Monday approved paying nearly $3 million to the family of a 56-year-old grandfather who died in police custody after an LAPD jail guard placed him in a chokehold, sources said.

The City Attorney's office had rec...

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Flight diverts after co-pilot passes out

A United Airlines flight made an emergency landing in New Mexico on Tuesday morning after the co-pilot passed out, an airport spokesman said.

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Execs: El Faro skipper had plan to deal with storm

The owners of a cargo ship presumed to have sunk insist that the captain of El Faro had a "sound plan" to avoid Hurricane Joaquin, but that the ship's main propulsion failed, stranding the crew in the path of the storm.

The unidentified captain had r...



Headed out of town for holidays? Better book now

Need to go cross country to see family? Dreaming of the beach for a long holiday weekend? Better book those plane tickets now.

Prayer circle at site of Oregon shooting

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Online writings on guns linked to shooter's mom

The apparent online writings of the mother of the man who killed nine people in a shooting at a community college in Oregon discuss guns and the autism spectrum, painting a partial picture of the environment the family lived in.

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South Carolina flooding: Dams breached

The rain may have stopped, but South Carolina is grappling with a host of new concerns. Dam breaks. Billions of dollars in damage. And rivers that still haven't crested.

"God smiled on South Carolina because the sun is out," Gov. Nikki Haley told rep...

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Rand Paul: Why are we still in Afghanistan?

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, said Tuesday the U.S. military strike that hit a hospital in Afghanistan raises questions over the U.S.'s continued involvement in that country, 14 years after the U.S. first deployed troops there.

Paul argued the U.S. shou...

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