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Courts Police Fire

Illinois man sentenced to life for slaying of parents

BRIDGEVIEW (AP) — A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2011 slaying of his parents.

The latest: Prince Charles meets with London attack victims

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the attacks in London (all times local):

2:50 p.m.

Prince Charles has visited people injured in the London attack, meeting privately with victims at a hospital.

The heir to the British throne thanked staff at King's College Hospital for their "marvelous efforts." He shook hands with nurses, who took photos of him as he left the ward.

Maryland high school thrust into immigration debate

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Outside a Maryland high school dragged into the national immigration debate by an alleged rape, a makeshift sign reflects that strain: "Rockville Strong."

Rockville High School students and parents declined to comment Thursday about the case involving a 14-year-old girl and a suspect authorities say came to the U.S. illegally from Central America.

Man gets 45 years for killing grandmother for inheritance

GENEVA, Ill. (AP) — A Texas man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison in Illinois for killing his grandmother for an inheritance.

Rich A. Schmelzer was convicted in December in the slaying of 85-year-old Mildred Darrington of suburban Chicago. He was sentenced Thursday by Kane County Judge Linda Abrahamson.

North Dakota governor signs concealed-carry bill into law

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republican Gov. Doug Burgum has signed legislation that will allow most adults to carry a hidden firearm without a permit, making North Dakota one of about a dozen "constitutional carry" states.

Sacramento man arrested in killing of 2 adults, 2 juveniles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police arrested a 56-year-old man Friday on suspicion of homicide in connection to the killings of two adults and two juveniles in Sacramento a day earlier.

Salvador Vasquez-Oliva of Sacramento is now in the Sacramento County Jail, said police spokesman Sgt. Bryce Heinlein.

Judge rules in favor of lawmakers seeking pay

CHICAGO (AP) — A Cook County judge ruled Thursday that Illinois lawmakers must be paid on time despite their failure to pass a budget, which has caused a pileup of more than $12.8 billion worth of unpaid bills.

Intel chairman apologizes to colleagues after Trump briefing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House claimed vindication while the House intelligence committee chairman privately apologized in the wake of his decision to brief President Donald Trump on secret intelligence intercepts related to a probe of Russian interference in the election.

PODCAST: Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing reacts to Carle ruling, reflects on term

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Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing joins the News Hour to share her reaction to today's Illinois Supreme Court ruling about Carle Foundation Hospital, and she looks back on her 12 years on office.


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The latest: 5,000 people aided lawyers group to rate Gorsuch

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on nomination hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch (all times local):

10:14 a.m.

A committee evaluating Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court contacted almost 5,000 people nationwide who might have knowledge of his qualifications before unanimously giving him a well-qualified rating.