A news helicoptercaptured this scene of a school bus on Central Avenue near Prospect Heights on Monday.
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GOP struggle widens as Boehner rebukes hard right
The Republican establishment’s much-anticipated pushback against the tea party wing is underway. House Speaker John Boehner made that clear Thursday, when he renewed his denunciation of groups that try to defeat GOP incumbents they consider too willing to compromise with Democrats.
Ex-Senate staffer appears in court on porn charges
The fired chief of staff for Sen. Lamar Alexander made his first court appearance Thursday on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography.
This year, NYC SantaCon aims to curb ho-ho no-no’s
When red-suited revelers throng the city’s streets and taverns under the banner of SantaCon, some see an outpouring of holiday spirit, not to mention spirits. But to others, it’s the blight before Christmas.
Multiple people stabbed after Denver football game
Investigators say the stabbing of at least three people in a parking lot at the Denver Broncos’ stadium after Thursday night’s game stemmed from a fight over a near fender-bender.
Can smartphones snap out of technological stupor?
This may be remembered as the year smartphones became boring.
Feds shut 52 unsafe bus lines in nationwide sweep
Drivers at one passenger bus company routinely worked more than 800 miles without rest. Maintenance at another company was so shoddy that one bus drove despite glaring evidence of brake problems.
Missing American in Iran was on unapproved mission
In March 2007, retired FBI agent Robert Levinson flew to Kish Island, an Iranian resort awash with tourists, smugglers and organized crime figures. Days later, after an arranged meeting with an admitted killer, he checked out of his hotel, slipped into a taxi and vanished. For years, the U.S. has publicly described him as a private citizen who traveled to the tiny Persian Gulf island on private business.
Coloring book featuring Ted Cruz selling fast
He’s known for coloring outside the lines in the staid U.S. Senate. Now children large and small can color in U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.
Holiday shopping spree not for everyone
Many Americans are watching the annual holiday spending ritual from the sidelines this year.
Newlywed pleads guilty to second-degree murder
A Montana newlywed pleaded guilty Thursday to killing her husband of eight days by pushing him from a cliff in Glacier National Park while they argued about her second thoughts about the marriage.
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