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CHICAGO | Chicago cop’s lawyer calls video ‘essentially meaningless’

CHICAGO — Attorneys in the trial of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald sparred Thursday over what video of the deadly encounter actually proves. During closing arguments , prosecutor Jody Gleason pointed to video of Officer Jason Van Dyke shooting McDonald 16 times as … Continue reading CHICAGO | Chicago cop’s lawyer calls video ‘essentially meaningless’

CHICAGO | McDonald’s says most burgers now preservative-free

CHICAGO — Following years of reformulating at McDonald’s, most of the burgers it serves in the U.S. are now preservative-free. As of Wednesday, the world’s largest burger chain says classics like the Big Mac and Quarter Pounder with Cheese are preservative-free, with reformulated buns and sauces. Pickles on the sandwiches still contain artificial preservatives, but … Continue reading CHICAGO | McDonald’s says most burgers now preservative-free

CHICAGO | Defense pathologists questions accuracy of teen’s autopsy

CHICAGO  — A defense expert in the trial of a white police officer charged with murder in the death of Laquan McDonald on Monday criticized the official autopsy results in testimony that seemed to contradict what video of the 2014 shooting shows. Forensic pathologist Shaku Teas testified that she believes at least 12 of the … Continue reading CHICAGO | Defense pathologists questions accuracy of teen’s autopsy

CHICAGO | Jury shown shooting video repeatedly at Chicago cop’s trial

CHICAGO — The last moments of Laquan McDonald‘s life played over and over again for the jury. An officer pulls up, gets out of a squad car and opens fire as the black teenager walks away from police, a small knife in one hand. McDonald crumples to the ground. More bullets are fired into his … Continue reading CHICAGO | Jury shown shooting video repeatedly at Chicago cop’s trial

SEATTLE | 7 fast-food chains agree to end ‘no-poaching’ policies

SEATTLE — Seven national fast-food chains have agreed to end policies that block workers from changing branches — limiting their wages and job opportunities — under the threat of legal action from the state of Washington. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced binding agreements with the companies — McDonald’s, Auntie Anne’s, Arby’s, Carl’s Jr., Jimmy … Continue reading SEATTLE | 7 fast-food chains agree to end ‘no-poaching’ policies

NEW YORK  | McDonald’s to switch to paper straws in U.K., Ireland

NEW YORK  — McDonald’s said Friday it will switch to paper straws at all its locations in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and test an alternative to plastic ones in some of its U.S. restaurants later this year. The burger chain and other fast-food companies are facing increasing pressure from customers and environmental activists to … Continue reading NEW YORK  | McDonald’s to switch to paper straws in U.K., Ireland

Students ran for their lives as shots erupted in high school

BENTON, Ky/January 24, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— They ran silently, too stunned to shout. Some of the children ran into classrooms to hide from the boy with the gun. Some ran out of the building, into the fields, across the streets, through the doors of nearby businesses. “No one screamed,” said 16-year-old Alexandria Caporali, recounting the moment her … Continue reading Students ran for their lives as shots erupted in high school

On a day of close calls, Dimitrov fends off McDonald in 5th

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 17, 2018(AP)(STL.News)-It was quite a predicament for Grigor Dimitrov, still basking in his triumph at the ATP Finals as he entered his second-round match at the Australian Open against a young American who had never won a tour-level match before qualifying for the first major of the season. Mackenzie McDonald is ranked 186th … Continue reading On a day of close calls, Dimitrov fends off McDonald in 5th