House explosion caught on camera; more than a dozen injured
A scary moment, caught on camera by a police cruiser in Stafford Township, New Jersey, when a gas explosion leveled a neighborhood home. The Stafford Township Police Department made the video available here. Fifteen people were injured in the explosion.
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IS militants may have abducted more Christians than thought
Islamic State rebels in Syria captured about 90 Christians from a community Monday – but it's possible the real number is closer to 285. Negotiations to free the abducted Christians are reportedly ongoing.
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In Chicago, runoff will decide Mayoral race
In one of the most high-profile mayoral races in the country, incumbent Rahm Emanuel did not receive enough votes to win re-election Tuesday – and will now head into a runoff with challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. Emanuel only received 45 percent of the vote; 50 percent is needed to be declared a winner.
[Read more from the Chicago Tribune]