Chicago brothers on parole charged for fatal shooting of Dwyane Wade’s cousin


Two gangbanger brothers in Chicago, who are both on parole, were charged with murder Sunday for the fatal shooting of the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, police said. Darwin Sorrells Jr., 26, and Derren Sorrells, 22, face a first-degree murder rap for opening fire on another person and unintentionally striking Nykea Aldridge. Aldridge, the first cousin of the Chicago Bulls shooting ...

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VIDEO: Chicago police apologize after cops frustrate rapper Rhymefest while reporting a robbery


After Rhymefest was robbed at gunpoint on Saturday morning, the Grammy award-winning rapper ran into even more trouble just trying to report the crime to Chicago police. During a frustrating struggle to file a police report at the Grand Crossing District station, Rhymefest, whose real name is Che Smith, recorded the officers in a video posted to his Twitter. “You ...

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Former Clinton aide, current DNC chair Brazile says it’s ‘normal’ for Clinton Foundation donors to ‘want access’ from Clinton


A top Hillary Clinton surrogate denied Sunday that it was at all unusual for donors to and allies of the Clinton Foundation to ask the Democratic nominee for help or access during her time at the State Department. “This notion that, somehow or another, someone who is a supporter, someone who is a donor, somebody who’s an activist, saying I ...

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Parents keep closer eye on children at Queens tennis stadium after attempted kidnapping before U.S. Open


A day after an 11-year-old girl was nearly abducted during a “Kids Day” event to kick off the U.S. Open, parents were keeping a closer eye and tighter grip on their children at the Queens tennis center. “Now we’re just going to hold them a little tighter,” Marklina Quaye, 36, said as she walked the Billie Jean King Tennis Center ...

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Ithaca College student from Brooklyn fatally stabbed during fight on Cornell campus


An Ithaca College student from Brooklyn was fatally stabbed after a large fight on the Cornell campus early Sunday morning, in Ithaca’s first homicide in five years, police said. Anthony Nazaire, a 20-year-old sophomore, died at a hospital from stab wounds sustained in the fight, police said. Another male student was treated for stab wounds and released. Nazaire lived in Flatbush ...

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Bus full of Louisiana flood workers crashes, killing 2, including fire chief, injures 41


A massive highway bus crash in Louisiana Sunday morning killed two people — including a fire chief — and injured 41, police said. The charter bus crash happened on Interstate 10 in Laplace, according to Acadian Companies, an ambulance service that responded to the wreck. Police identified one of the victims as Spencer Chauvin, the district fire chief of the ...

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Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari claims Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau ‘fatally wounded’ in airstrike


NAIROBI, Kenya — Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said Sunday the military wounded the leader of Boko Haram, his country’s homegrown Islamic extremist group. Nigeria’s military said last week it had “fatally wounded” Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau in an airstrike, but it stopped short of saying that he was dead. Boko Haram no longer holds any Nigerian territory and the ...

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Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump shrinks to three percentage points in new poll


Hillary Clinton’s month-long post-convention bounce could be coming to an end. The Democratic nominee’s lead over Donald Trump has shrunk to just three percentage points, a poll out Sunday showed. Clinton is beating Trump in a head-to-head matchup 43%-40% nationally, the latest Morning Consult poll, conducted Aug. 24-26 among 2,007 registered voters, found. The poll has a margin-of-error of two ...

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Extreme athletes raise $4G for children of 9/11 victims with 75-mile trek from L.I. to NYC


Two extreme athletes raised $4,000 for the children of 9/11 victims on Sunday when they finished a 75-mile trek from Long Island to the Survivor’s Tree in lower Manhattan. Long-distance runner Eva Casale and former Air Force veteran and handcyclist Michael Roesch battled the heat and humidity as they trekked from Manhasset to Manhattan — stopping to lay wreaths along ...

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Hillary Clinton calendars as Secretary of State won’t be released until after election


Seven months after a federal judge ordered the State Department to begin releasing monthly batches of the detailed daily schedules showing meetings by Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary of state, the government told The Associated Press it won’t finish the job before Election Day. The department has so far released about half of the schedules. Its lawyers said ...

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