Feds demand 3D printed gun blueprints removed from Internet The State Department has ordered ultra-libertarian group Defense Distributed to remove the files that provide instructions for building a 3D printed gun, until it has examined them for legality, says a report from BetaBeat. A red banner appeared atop the group’s website Thursday noting that the US government now controls the files. More
King, Messiah: New baby names suggest high hopes Talk about high expectations for a newborn: King and Messiah are among the fastest-rising baby names for American boys. They're just a little behind Major, the boy's name that jumped the most spots on the Social Security Administration's annual list of popular baby names. More
3-D-printed gun fires real bullets A Texas group run by a self-described anarchist has posted what appears to be the first video of the live firing of a handgun created with a 3-D printer. The 53-second video shows a single shot being fired from The Liberator, a plastic handgun that, with the exception of its metal firing pin, was assembled from parts made with a 3-D printer, according to Defense Distributed. More
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Despite the circumstances surrounding her 7-year-old daughter's death, Luz Barrera says it is important that her former husband be remembered with the girl in a memorial planted Wednesday at a Round Lake Park railroad crossing where they were killed earlier this year. Her husband Francisco Carranza's blood alcohol content was four times the legal threshold when he drove in front of a Metra commuter train Jan.
Television can offer a respite from reality. But for the women and children victims of abuse seeking haven in suburban shelters, the NFL's "Thursday Night Football" broadcasts offers plenty of news about the violence that they are trying to escape. "Like the entire nation, we've engaged in conversations about the NFL and football," says Maureen Manning-Rosenfeld, of Community Crisis Center in Elgin.
Although closing arguments were heard in the monthslong disciplinary hearing for Carol Stream Fire District Battalion Chief Joseph Gilles, accused of failing to follow orders to sign a performance plan, the case is not over yet. Commissioners will meet again later this month to decide Gilles' fate. "Your decision will last longer than your tenure as commissioners," said Aldo Botti, Gilles' attorney.
Competitive baton twirler Chase Dorn knows full well that some people don't think of her sport as, well, a sport. The 17-year-old from Elk Grove Village, recently named Illinois' Distinguished Young Woman for 2015, knows better. "It's a sport because it takes just as much agility and training and coordination and fitness as any sport -- as soccer, as basketball, as cheerleading, as dance," the Conant senior said.