A police evidence room in shambles, lost rape kits and nearly 200 more that were never tested or investigated. That's what sheriff's investigators found in Robbins, Ill., which only has a part-time police department.
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Why Taco Bell is turning its health menu into a muscle menu
WASHINGTON - Like it or not, the paleo diet fad has now gone mainstream.
This week, Taco Bell announced that it will be beefing up its menu - quite literally - by launching a new menu centered around meat and protein.
Why does the Vatican need a bank?
WASHINGTON - The Vatican Bank's history reads more like Dan Brown than the financial pages, but its worst -- and weirdest -- days may be behind it.
Are America's biggest alcohol brands targeting the country's underage youth?
WASHINGTON - Underage drinkers - those between the ages of 18 and 20, most specifically - are more heavily exposed to printed alcohol advertisements than any other age group, according to a new study. And it's America's biggest booze companies that could be to blame.
New York to offer free lunch to all middle-school students
New York's $75 billion spending plan for the fiscal year that began last week includes the first step toward offering free lunch for all 1.1 million students, expanding a program now reserved only for the city's poorest children.
Survey shows colleges flouting sexual assault rules
More than 40 percent of 440 colleges and universities surveyed by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., haven't investigated a sexual assault in the past five years, according to a report released Wednesday.
Auto recalls break single-year US record with six months to go
WASHINGTON - With six months left in 2014, automakers have already recalled more vehicles in the United States than in any other year on record.
NC GreenTravel program reaches three-digit milestone
RALEIGH – A state environmental program recently recognized North Carolina’s 100th tourism business for its use of sustainable practices that save energy and protect the environment.
12 states now have plans for a minimum wage of $9 or more
WASHINGTON - Rhode Island last week joined 11 other states that plan to raise their minimum wage to at least $9 over the next several years.
Bombing suspect's classmate hid evidence to shield him, jury told
BOSTON - A college classmate of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev conspired with other young men to protect their friend, "who they knew was being investigated for the Boston Marathon bombings," a prosecutor told federal court jurors.
Backlash has begun against gluten-free dieters
WASHINGTON - The swelling ranks of Americans adopting gluten-free diets have given rise to another hot trend: people calling the whole thing a bunch of baloney.
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