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  • Police release photos of 3 suspected of parachuting off Trump Tower

    Police release photos of 3 suspected of parachuting off Trump Tower
    Chicago police released surveillance photos Thursday of three men suspected of parachuting off the roof of Trump International Hotel and Tower, the city's second-highest skyscraper. The three broke into the top level of the riverfront high-rise around...
  • Skydiver suffers burns after falling into Lodi power lines

    Skydiver suffers burns after falling into Lodi power lines
    A 62-year-old man remained in a Northern California burn center Monday after he flew into some power lines while skydiving in Lodi. Mark Elizondo is doing relatively “fine” but suffering from burns after he misjudged the wind Sunday...
  • A prescription for fewer medical errors

    Everything I knew about how to behave in a hospital I learned from watching "ER." At the fictional County General Hospital, the most helpful thing a family member could do was stay out of the way. So when my husband was in the ER, I even moved my chair...
  • Free Friday: Free Tickets to Luna Park at Coney Island

    Free Friday: Free Tickets to Luna Park at Coney Island
    Each week we tell viewers what they can get for free. This week's free list: 1) Free Tickets to Luna Park at Coney Island Luna Park at Coney Island will be hosting its third annual 'Nights of Horror' event throughout the month of October. This weekend,...
  • Day in the Life of a Skydiving Instructor

    In this week's Day in the Life, Mike Kauffman gives us an inside look at skydiving. While most people find jumping out of an airplane at 10,000 feet crazy, Mike has been doing it for almost 20 years now and calls it "safer than driving to work." Mike...
  • Elgin woman killed in skydiving accident, 'chased after her dreams'

    Elgin woman killed in skydiving accident, 'chased after her dreams'
    An Elgin woman well known in racing and skydiving circles died during a jump in LaSalle County, officials said. Stephanie Eggum, 32, had cut her main parachute for some reason but deployed her reserve chute at low altitude and plummeted into a corn field...
  • Social Security Disability could be fixed by reexamining the role judges play

    The Social Security Disability Insurance system is supposed to provide a financial safety net for workers and their families in the event that a serious medical impairment prevents them from working ("Judges sue Social Security over 'quotas' on disability...
  • 'The Amazing Race' recap, 'We're not in Oklahoma no More'

    Welcome back, everyone! I hope you got your Phil fix over the summer by watching him recreate the 1928 Tour de France on a vintage bicycle. The man does not stop. His calves do not stop. Anyway, back to the race. It opens in an Old West movie ranch...
  • New California abortion law: More dangerous than skydiving?

    At a time when so many states are chipping away at reproductive rights, making it nearly impossible for women to exercise their constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy, how refreshing to see California standing up for women's rights. On...
  • Iran arrests paragliding Slovaks, alleges they were spying

    BEIRUT-- Iranian authorities confirmed Sunday the arrests of several Slovakian nationals who were taken into custody on espionage-related charges while on a paragliding trip to Iran. Alaeddin Boroujerdi, chairman of Iranian parliament's National...
  • Marine killed in skydiving accident was decorated combat veteran

     
    The Marine killed during a parachute training accident in Perris was a highly decorated combat veteran from Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. Marine Corps announced Thursday. Sgt. Caleb Medley, 26, of La Junta, Colo., died this week when he plummeted......