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  • CHP: Driver says brakes failed before car hit 3 teen girls

    CHP: Driver says brakes failed before car hit 3 teen girls
    A driver who hit three teenagers walking across a North Hollywood street Wednesday says his car's brakes failed, the California Highway Patrol says. One of the 14-year-old girls was on life support with head trauma, another suffered a dislocated hip and...
  • No injuries in crash of military jet into homes in Imperial County

    A Marine jet crashed into homes in the city of Imperial in Imperial County but there were no casualties, the city's fire chief said Wednesday evening. Two homes caught fire but everyone in the homes escaped, said Chief Tony Rouhotas. The AV-8B Harrier...
  • Kansas City house explosion injures five, two critically

    A house explosion on a residential street in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday evening has left five people injured, two of them in critical condition, police said. Firefighters responded to an explosion in the 7100 block of Tennessee Avenue, a small block...
  • Marine jet crash forces residents of 8 homes to flee

    Authorities said residents were able to get out of homes in Imperial County on Wednesday after a Marine HarrierĀ jet crashed into a neighborhood in the city of Imperial. Two homes caught fire but everyone in the houses escaped, the city's Fire Chief Tony...
  • Nicaragua emerging as prime tourist destination

    Nicaragua emerging as prime tourist destination
    GRANADA, Nicaragua — I came to Nicaragua to climb a volcano, to listen to howler monkeys scream in the trees of a rain forest and to walk along a deserted beach, watching the sun flame out at the end of day, turning the sea and sky ablaze. I did...
  • Museum recovers three of eight Corvettes swallowed by sinkhole

    Museum recovers three of eight Corvettes swallowed by sinkhole
    Like a life-size version of the game "Operation," engineers and construction workers have plucked out three of the eight rare Chevrolet Corvettes that were swallowed by a sinkhole below the National Corvette Museum in February. The three cars were...
  • Man dies after being hit by train in Grayslake

    An unidentified man believed to be in his 20s was hit this morning by a northbound CN Freight train at the Lake Street crossing in Grayslake, authorities said. According to Grayslake Police Chief Phillip Perlini, the man was walking south along the...
  • Buffalo Grove to discuss high-crash intersections

    Buffalo Grove to discuss high-crash intersections
    Buffalo Grove police have identified five intersections most prone to car crashes in the village. Lake Cook Road at McHenry, Arlington Heights and Buffalo Grove roads ranked in the top three. The intersections of Buffalo Grove and Aptakisic roads and...
  • Downtown development opponents discuss flooding

    Downtown development opponents discuss flooding
    Staunch opponents of a downtown development project were told that building on a flood plain like the Buffalo Grove Golf Course is complex, but not impossible. The Save Buffalo Grove movement recently held an informational meeting that included a...
  • Review: 'Thunderstruck and Other Stories' by Elizabeth McCracken

    Review: 'Thunderstruck and Other Stories' by Elizabeth McCracken
    To read Elizabeth McCracken is to understand why the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Book Award and other prestigious institutions have awarded her their fellowships, accolades and grants. Each of McCracken's...
  • Review: 'A Man Called Destruction' by Holly George-Warren

    Review: 'A Man Called Destruction' by Holly George-Warren
    In 1993, I persuaded the Tribune's then-arts editor to send me to Columbia, Mo., to report on the first show in almost 20 years of a cult band that loomed huge for those of us under its spell. Two University of Missouri undergrads had phoned the ever-...