The Associated Press

The Associated Press

Gunman dead, 4 'critical' after Chicago hospital shooting

CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on a shooting at a Chicago hospital (all times local):

5 p.m.

Police say the suspected gunman is dead and four people are in critical condition following a shooting at a Chicago hospital.

SIU Carbondale to reopen Neely Hall

CARBONDALE (AP) — A Southern Illinois University official says one of the Carbondale campus's iconic 17-story towers will reopen to students next fall.

Acrimonious Pacific summit underscores China-U.S. tensions

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — Pacific Rim leaders at a key Asian summit failed to reach agreement on a joint declaration on world trade for the first time in nearly three decades, highlighting the growing tensions between China and the U.S.

Couple driving to their wedding killed in crash

HAMBURG, Pa. (AP) — Family and friends are mourning a couple killed in a fiery chain reaction crash while driving to their wedding in Pittsburgh.

GE shuffles management at power unit

NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric is shuffling leadership in its struggling power unit, part of the company's ongoing effort to slim down operations.

Power is GE's largest division, and it pulls in more than a third of the company's revenues. But demand for its key gas turbines has fallen as consumers have reduced energy use and switched to renewables.

Dem senators sue over Whitaker's appointment as attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Senate Democrats filed a lawsuit Monday arguing that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's appointment is unconstitutional and asking a federal judge to remove him.

Planning panel approves North Lawndale development

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's planning commission has approved a $200 million development in North Lawndale.The Chicago Sun-Times reports that officials hope the project will help transform the west-side neighborhood.

Judge lets suit targeting law on breasts proceed

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has given a green light to a transgender performance artist's lawsuit challenging a Chicago ordinance prohibiting women but not men from exposing their breasts in certain public venues.

Rain could hinder search for victims of California wildfire

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The search for remains of victims of the devastating Northern California wildfire has taken on new urgency as rain in the forecast could complicate those efforts while also bringing relief to firefighters on the front lines.

World Toilet Day highlights global sanitation crisis

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Poor countries around the world are facing a dangerous shortage of toilets that puts millions of live at risk, according to campaigners marking World Toilet Day by urging governments and businesses to invest more in sanitation.

The toilet crisis is most severe in parts of Africa and Asia facing extreme poverty and seeing a population boom.

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