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A vehicle has crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament in London, but the number of injured remains unclear, according to the Metropolitan Police. The driver has been arrested.

The incident happened during the morning rush hour and the BBC says it drew a major response by "armed police, ambulances and firefighters." Reuters reports the area has been cordoned off.

In a statement on Twitter, London's Metropolitan Police said a number of pedestrians were injured and that it will issue more information when they have it.

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Officials with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection announced Monday that a firefighter died battling the Mendocino Complex Fire. The firefighter's identity was not released and no other details were given. Officials tell the Los Angeles Times that "fact finding on the accident" is underway.

Many groups organizing counter-protests to last weekend's Unite the Right 2 rally used Facebook event pages to build attendance.

The Shut It Down D.C. coalition was among them. But Facebook took down its page for being part of "coordinated inauthentic behavior," according to a company news release last month.

The problem is that Shut It Down D.C. was as authentic as protests get.

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A new defense attorney for the man convicted in the 2014 death of a Southern Illinois University Carbondale student has won a delay in his sentencing as he aims to have the conviction thrown out.

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A recent Supreme Court decision limiting regulations for anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers in California could affect patients in Illinois.

In the California case — known as NIFLA v. Becerra — owners of self-described crisis pregnancy centers argued that requiring facilities to post information about services available through other healthcare providers, including abortion, violated their free speech.


A southern Illinois man had one of the best views of Tiger Woods' electrifying performance Sunday at the PGA Championship in St. Louis.

A 10-week-old southeast Missouri girl has died after being left inside a hot vehicle.

A southeast Missouri county is dealing with a salmonella outbreak.

A Kansas man has been indicted on charges that he fired the shots that wounded a southern Illinois police officer during a chase two years ago.

A Jackson County grand jury returned the indictment Thursday against 24-year-old Alex B. Karcher of Salina, Kansas, on felony charges of aggravated battery and aggravated discharge of a firearm.

Karcher is charged with firing several shots at Carbondale Officer Trey Harris. Officials say one shot wounded Harris in the eye, causing him to lose vision.

Saturday, August 11th 2018, marks an awareness day for utilities across the country.

Meteor Shower Peaks.

Aug 10, 2018

The Perseid  meteor shower promises some spectacular views across the night sky this weekend. Illinois Public Media’s Anna Casey has more about this celestial event, and where you can watch.

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Summer’s winding down and that means the school year is starting.

The Illinois State Police along with county and city police want to remind drivers to be alert in school zones.

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation meant to bring state jobs back to Springfield.


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