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Nearly 60 Shot Across Chicago Memorial Day Weekend

Nearly 60 Shot Across Chicago Memorial Day Weekend

Chicago police beefed up patrols for Memorial Day after more than 50 people were shot during a violent first two days of the long holiday weekend.

Bear Attack Survivor's Family Describes 'Worst 24 Hours of My Life'

Bear Attack Survivor's Family Describes 'Worst 24 Hours of My Life'

Kenneth Steck was walking back to his family's camping site in Alaska after gathering water when he heard branches breaking. The sound, his parents said, was like a vehicle driving up behind him.

Gorilla Shooting Sparks Memory of Brookfield Zoo Incident

Gorilla Shooting Sparks Memory of Brookfield Zoo Incident

A small boy climbed a railing and fell 18 feet into the gorilla den at the Brookfield Zoo.

Lake Shore Drive Entrances to Montrose Beach Closed to Traffic

Lake Shore Drive Entrances to Montrose Beach Closed to Traffic

Chicago Police closed the entrances to Montrose Beach to car traffic Monday because of overcrowding.

Obama Lays Wreath at Arlington National Cemetery

Obama Lays Wreath at Arlington National Cemetery

President Barack Obama laid a wreath Monday at the Tomb of the Unknowns to honor members of the military who died serving their country. Obama's appearance at Arlington National Cemetery carries on a...

Man Sets Self on Fire at Chicago Street Festival

Man Sets Self on Fire at Chicago Street Festival

A police spokeswoman says two officers were hospitalized after a man set himself and a building on fire during a Chicago street festival.