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A father and son who went missing along in the Pacific Palisades area earlier this month have been found safe. 36-year-old Michael Hill and his 16-year-old son David were recognized at a campground in Franklin County by somebody who saw their pictures in the news. The duo has since been removed from the endangered or missing persons advisory. Investigators say domestic issues were the motive behind their disappearance. No charges have been filed at this time.

Friday, 12 July 2013 09:24
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will resign from her position on Friday, a U.S. government source told Reuters.

A spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security could not be immediately reached for comment.

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   EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - The state of Illinois is asking a federal court to reject a push by gun-rights advocates to let the state's residents start publicly toting weapons as soon as next week, rather than waiting months for implementation of a new concealed carry law.

   Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office asked a judge Thursday to throw out the request filed in East St. Louis by Mary Shepard. She filed the injunction a day after lawmakers lifted the last-in-the-nation ban. The state argues Shepard needs to file a new complaint instead of a motion seeking an emergency hearing from a judge.

   No hearing has been scheduled.

   Shepard says an unconstitutional ban on packing pistols remains because it will be as long as nine months before the first carry permits are approved in Illinois.

   

Friday, 12 July 2013 08:37
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 SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - George Zimmerman's defense attorneys have begun their closing arguments at his second-degree murder trial in Florida. Defense attorney Mark O'Mara began his last effort to convince six jurors that Zimmerman acted in self-defense when he fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last year. The jurors could begin deliberating later in the day. Yesterday, prosecutors made the case that Zimmerman assumed Martin was a criminal up to no go when he confronted him in his neighborhood. A scuffle followed, and Zimmerman fired his gun.

 
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