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Off-duty Chicago cop shot — Breaking news reporter Sam J. Charles reported in the overnight hours of Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, on an off-duty officer shot during an apparent robbery. Here's how the story developed.

Photos: Partial solar eclipse on Oct. 23 — A look at Thursday's partial solar eclipse as seen around the United States - though it was a tough go in Chicago until the last moments of sunset.

Photos: Preparing for Ebola at Rush — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are discussing having one hospital in Chicago designated as the treatment center for patients with the Ebola virus, the Chicago Sun-Times has reported. And Rush is said to be under consideration for that job.

Photos: Tearing down the Wrigley Field bleachers — The controversial renovation of Wrigley Field is in full swing, with the historic bleachers coming down on Thursday. Here's a look at the jarring scene, with seats and brick and ivy replaced with construction equipment and rubble.

Photos of the Day for Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 — A look at some of the top stories and images from around the world and in Chicago.

Chicago Fire Festival houses float down Chicago River: photos — The houses intended to be set ablaze Saturday night at the Great Chicago Fire Festival, well, fizzled - Ald. Edward Burke called the effort a "fiasco. " On Wednesday, the houses were floated down the Chicago River with the rest of the sailboats making use of a scheduled bridge lift.

Drone footage taken above Hong Kong on Sept. 30 — Drone footage taken above Hong Kong showing huge scale of the protests there - which are being called the #UnbrellaRevolution.

Thousands jam Hong Kong democracy rallies: photos — HONG KONG - Hong Kong's police on Monday defended their use of tear gas and other tactics to control protests that have paralyzed the city's financial district, appealing to the thousands gathered to demand more democracy to stop the unprecedented mass act of civil disobedience for the sake of safety and stability.

Police tear gas democracy protestors in Hong Kong — HONG KONG - Pro-democracy demonstrators defied onslaughts of tear gas and appeals from Hong Kong's top leader to go home, as the protests over Beijing's decision to limit political reforms expanded across the city early Monday. Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying reassured the public that rumors the Chinese army might intervene were untrue.

Photos: Dozens killed in Japanese volcano eruption — TOKYO - Finally reaching the ash-covered summit of a still-erupting volcano in central Japan, rescue workers made a grim discovery Sunday: 31 bodies, all apparently dead, some reportedly buried in knee-deep ash. Four bodies were brought down and confirmed dead Sunday afternoon, one day after Mount Ontake's big initial eruption, said Takehiko Furukoshi, a Nagano prefecture crisis management official.
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Oct 24, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - NY, New Jersey governors issue quarantine for travelers with Ebola contact in West Africa.

Oct 24, 2014

RT @nycjim: This photographer went to Liberia to document #Ebola. His photos are stunning. 1/2

Oct 24, 2014

MT @Suntimes: Live cvg of school shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, north of Seattle

Oct 24, 2014

Photos: School shooting in Washington state via @suntimes

Oct 24, 2014

RT @Suntimes: MT @schlikerman Search warrants being executed in Chinatown. @slesposito said authorities seen in several restaurants

Oct 24, 2014

RT @Suntimes: UPDATE: MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Police: Shooter dead after attack at high school north of Seattle.

Oct 24, 2014

RT @Suntimes: UPDATE: Police respond to high school north of Seattle after report of shooting.

Oct 24, 2014

RT @CrainsChicago: .@SunTimes reporters to owners: We want answers via @crainschicago

Oct 24, 2014

Photos of the day for Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 – including this airstrike on ISIS fighters

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