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Man killed when storm slams tent down on crowd near Chicago

Sunday, August 2, 2015 7:07pm

Police and fire officials hold up a sheet a body following a fatal tent collapse at the Prairie Fest in Wood Dale, Ill., Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. Several people were injured after the tent collapsed at the festival in suburban Chicago, according to the Chicago Tribune. (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT CHICAGO TRIBUNE; CHICAGO SUN-TIMES OUT; DAILY HERALD OUT; NORTHWEST HERALD OUT; THE HERALD-NEWS OUT; DAILY CHRONICLE OUT; THE TIMES OF NORTHWEST INDIANA OUT; TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALESCHICAGO (AP) — A 35-year-old man has been named as the person killed when a tent collapsed during a brief storm at a suburban Chicago festival.


U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad

Sunday, August 2, 2015 6:59pm

Fighter from the Free Syrian Army's Al Rahman legion fires his weapon on the frontline against the forces of Syria's President Assad in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, SyriaBy Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the U.S. military from any attackers, even if the enemies hail from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, U.S. officials said on Sunday. The decision by President Barack Obama, which could deepen the U.S. role in Syria's conflict, aims to shield a still-fledging group of Syrian fighters armed and trained by the United States to battle Islamic State militants -- not forces loyal to Assad.


Obama to unveil tougher climate change plan

Sunday, August 2, 2015 6:42pm

The proposal under the Clean Air Act to cut carbon pollution is seen in WashingtonBy Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will unveil on Monday the final version of his plan to tackle greenhouse gases from coal-fired power plants, kicking off what is expected to be a tumultuous legal battle between federal environmental regulators and coal industry supporters. The White House said its revised Clean Power Plan will increase the required cuts in carbon emissions from the power sector, demanding they be slashed 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. The administration's draft regulation, released a year ago, had required cuts of 30 percent.


AC/DC's Rudd pleads not guilty to breaching detention rules

Sunday, August 2, 2015 6:41pm

FILE - In this April 21, 2015 file photo, AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd stands in the dock at a court in Tauranga, New Zealand. Rudd pleaded not guilty on Monday, Aug. 3 to breaching the rules of his home detention sentence by drinking alcohol. A New Zealand judge allowed Rudd to remain in home confinement on bail pending a November hearing on the possible breach. (Christine Cornege/New Zealand Herald via AP, File) NEW ZEALAND OUT, AUSTRALIA OUTWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded not guilty on Monday to breaching the rules of his home detention sentence by drinking alcohol.


Manhunt under way for killer of Memphis police officer

Sunday, August 2, 2015 6:32pm

A manhunt was under way on Sunday in Tennessee for a parolee suspected of fatally shooting a Memphis police officer who apparently interrupted a drug transaction when he stopped to investigate an illegally parked car, police said. The slain policeman, Sean Bolton, 33, was confronted by the gunman and shot multiple times during a brief scuffle after the officer pulled up to the parked car and shined his spotlight on the vehicle, Memphis police said in a statement. Investigators also recovered a handgun in a field near the shooting scene, the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper reported.

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