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Slain motorist's 13 children get $218,000 each in settlement

CINCINNATI (AP) — A probate judge has ruled that each of the 13 children of a black motorist killed by a white University of Cincinnati police officer will receive nearly $218,000 as part of a wrongful death settlement.

Updated: two dead in Sunday crash in Douglas County

New 12:27 p.m. Monday:

Authorities continue their investigation into a single vehicle crash in Douglas County on Sunday afternoon that claimed the lives of two teenagers.  A third teen remains hospitalized.

Where Am I? May 23, 2016

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05-23-16 Penny for Your Thoughts

05-23-16 Penny for Your Thoughts: Play now!

05-23-16 Penny for Your Thoughts.  Jim Turpin with a Penny open line.  Jim Dey of The News-Gazette joins the conversation in hour two.

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05-23-16 Jim Dey with Jim Turpin on Penny for Your Thoughs

05-23-16 Jim Dey with Jim Turpin on Penny for Your Thoughs: Play now!

05-23-16 Jim Turpin with Jim Dey of The News-Gazette for a Penny open line.

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High court rejects request to reconsider Blagojevich case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't reconsider its decision to reject former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's (blah-GOY'-uh-vich) appeal of his corruption convictions.

Opening statements launch Peterson murder-for-hire trial

CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — Opening statements are to begin in the murder-for-hire trial of Drew Peterson, the former suburban Chicago police officer accused of plotting to kill the state's attorney who prosecuted Peterson in his third wife's death.

Office: Updating Illinois IDs won't require more state money

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Secretary of State's office says a plan to issue driver's licenses and state identification cards in Illinois that are more secure won't require additional state funding.

3 dead, 1 injured in crash on Interstate 57

KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — The Kankakee County coroner says three men were killed and a fourth man was badly hurt in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 57.

Tribune rejects second Gannett bid; sets the stage for talks

NEW YORK (AP) — Tribune Publishing rejected a second takeover bid from USA Today owner Gannett, but did say Monday that it was open to further talks.