Chicago's relentless shootings make August its most violent month in 20 years

Chicago's relentless shootings make August its most violent month in 20 years

Police, politicians and residents are trying to figure out why.

Hurricane watch issued as storm nears Hawaii's Big Island

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The Central Pacific Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane watch for the Big Island of Hawaii as Hurricane Madeline closes in on the island.

Scientists spend year in isolation to test life on Mars

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Six emerged from their dome home in Hawaii, optimistic about mission.
Music
August 29

Husband of Heart singer Ann Wilson arrested for assault

The husband of Heart lead singer Ann Wilson has been arrested in connection with an incident involving the 16-year-old twin sons of her sister, Nancy Wilson.
National
August 29

Nevada congressman hospitalized after heart attack

A spokesman says U.S. Rep. Cresent Hardy of Nevada is recovering after suffering a heart attack.
Variety
August 29

Offshore wind sails forward, but a different story on land

Even as Rhode Island makes history as the first U.S. state with an offshore wind farm, its people are not so fond of wind turbines sprouting up on land near where they live.
National
August 29

Ex-aide poised to replace convicted Pennsylvania prosecutor

Pennsylvania lawmakers are poised to replace the state's convicted ex-attorney general with her former top deputy.
National
August 29

Prayer or politics? Evangelist rallying Christians in Boston

The son of famed evangelist Billy Graham is holding a mass prayer rally in Boston as part of a 50-state tour to urge evangelicals to vote.
Nation
August 29

Chicago police to Trump: Tell us about your 'magic bullet' to stop crime

Trump has repeatedly invoked Chicago's bloodshed on the campaign trail to frame himself as the law-and-order candidate in his race against Hillary Clinton.
National
August 29
Huma Abedin stood by her husband Anthony Weiner during his 2013 mayoral campaign, but she is separating from him after a new sexting revelation.

Clinton aide Abedin dumps husband Weiner over new scandal

Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin is done playing the good wife to Anthony Weiner, announcing Monday she is leaving the serially sexting ex-congressman after he was accused of sending raunchy photos and messages to yet another woman.
Variety
August 29

There they are: 52 Miss America contestants in Atlantic City

There they are: the 52 Miss America contestants, on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.
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Local
August 29
New Minneapolis Superintendent Ed Graff visited with students as he made his way to different classrooms at North High School during the first day of school Monday in Minneapolis.

North High sees enrollment jump as new year begins

With a new superintendent in office and a new school year underway, there is an intensified desire across the Minneapolis School District to beat expectations and capitalize on new beginnings.
Nation
August 29

Police: Boy accidentally shoots self, girl in Philadelphia

Police say a 13-year-old boy accidentally shot himself and a 12-year-old girl inside a Philadelphia home.
National
August 29

The Latest: Trump tweets on Abedin; Clinton rolls out mental health plan

The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign. (all times EDT):
Nation
August 29

Winning numbers drawn in 'Lucky For Life' game

ROCKY HILL, Conn. _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the "Lucky For Life" game were:13-21-27-35-43, Lucky Ball: 14(thirteen, twenty-one, twenty-seven, thirty-five, forty-three;…
Nation
August 29

Winning numbers drawn in '5 Card Cash' game

MADISON, Wis. _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Wisconsin Lottery's "5 Card Cash" game were:9C-5D-2H-2S-5S(9C, 5D, 2H, 2S, 5S)
Nation
August 29

Winning numbers drawn in 'SuperCash' game

MADISON, Wis. _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Wisconsin Lottery's "SuperCash" game were:10-13-17-24-27-29, Doubler: N(ten, thirteen, seventeen, twenty-four, twenty-seven, twenty-nine; Doubler:…
Nation
August 29

Winning numbers drawn in 'Badger 5' game

MADISON, Wis. _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Wisconsin Lottery's "Badger 5" game were:02-13-18-19-26(two, thirteen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty-six)ΒΆ Maximum prize: $45,000
Nation
August 29

Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Evening' game

MINNEAPOLIS _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Minnesota Lottery's "All or Nothing Evening" game were:06-07-08-10-11-13-14-15-17-18-22-24(six, seven, eight, ten, eleven, thirteen, fourteen,…
National
August 29

Family of Marine who died at Wisconsin VA center files suit

The family of a Marine veteran who died from a toxic mix of more than a dozen drugs at a U.S. Veterans Affairs facility in Tomah, Wisconsin, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the U.S. government.
Movies
August 29

Carol Kane says Gene Wilder gave her a second chance

At age 23, Carol Kane was fresh off a Best Actress Oscar nomination with no prospects on the horizon. The phone hadn't rung for a year, she said. Then Gene Wilder called.
Nation
August 29

Ex-Boeing manager gets over 3 years in prison for child porn

A former Boeing manager has been sentenced in Los Angeles to more than three years in prison for possessing child pornography discovered during an unrelated espionage investigation.
Nation
August 29

1 killed, several injured in south Georgia school bus crash

The Georgia State Patrol says one person has died and several others have been taken to a hospital with injuries after a crash involving a school bus on Interstate 75 in Valdosta.