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SEATTLE (AP) - A federal judge in Seattle is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to issue an injunction to block a settlement the U.S. State Department reached with a company that wants to post blueprints for printing 3D weapons on the internet. The federal agency had tried to stop a Texas company from releasing the plans online, arguing it violated export regulations.
CHICAGO (AP) - Prosecutors have rested their case against a suspect in the 2013 death of a Chicago student shot days after performing with her high school band at President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities. Separate juries hearing the cases against Micheail Ward and Kenneth Williams listened attentively Monday as Cleopatra Cowley, mother of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, testified about receiving news of the shooting. Afterward, prosecutors rested their case against Williams. Ward's case resumes Tuesday.
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) - The Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet says two retired priests accused of sexual misconduct will be out of a suburban Chicago retirement facility by midweek. Diocese spokesman Edward Flavin said Monday the Rev. Richard Jacklin moved out of St. John Vianney Villa in Naperville over the weekend and the Rev. James Nowak is scheduled to leave Wednesday. The retirement facility is adjacent to Kennedy Junior High School in Lisle.
CHICAGO (AP) - The special prosecutor in the murder trial of a Chicago police officer in the shooting of a teenager say they will grant immunity from prosecution to several officers to compel their testimony. It wasn't made clear which officers will be called to testify in the trial of Jason Van Dyke. However, several officers were present the night in 2014 when Van Dyke fatally shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Three officers at the scene are accused of covering up the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
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