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  • Pope wants U.N. OK to protect minorities

    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE – Pope Francis on Monday said efforts to stop Islamic militants from attacking religious minorities in Iraq are legitimate but ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Eyes on 2016? Clinton goes to Iowa next month

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Hillary Rodham Clinton will headline a high-profile fundraiser next month in the nation’s first presidential caucus state of Iowa, ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Hearing focuses on cutting gases

    CHICAGO – Illinois regulators on Monday began formal hearings on how the state should meet tougher federal limits on pollutants blamed for global warm ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Police: Woman found dead on highway in Rockford

    ROCKFORD – Winnebago County officials say a Rochelle woman has been found dead on a highway after being hit by a semitrailer.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Officials detail $40M Rockford jet repair facility

    ROCKFORD – A planned 200,000 square foot jet-repair and maintenance center will run 24 hours a day when it opens in Rockford, a move that'll create up ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Illinois fair attendance down 9 percent with rain

    SPRINGFIELD – Attendance at this year's Illinois State Fair is down about 9 percent from last year during a week of frequent rain.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • $1 million bond set for 2 men in Chicago crash

    CHICAGO – A Cook County judge has ordered two men held on $1 million bond each in connection to a police chase that ended in a fatal crash.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Obama: Iraq forces retake Mosul Dam from militants

    BAGHDAD – Iraqi and Kurdish forces recaptured Iraq’s largest dam from Islamic militants Monday following dozens of U.S. airstrikes, President Barack O ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Attorney General warns about IT telephone scam

    CHICAGO – Illinois residents are being warned to watch out for telephone scammers who pose as representatives from Microsoft or other technology compa ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Blagojevich, state corruption featured in ruling

    CHICAGO – A U.S. appeals court took on the issue of Illinois corruption under now-imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich as it revived a lawsuit alleg ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Audit: Ill. overdrew Medicaid dollars

    CHICAGO – Illinois used faulty methods for withdrawing federal Medicaid money, resulting in “a perpetual ‘treadmill effect’ ” of regular overdrafts th ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • ‘Don’t know’ if Brown was shot with hands up

    FERGUSON, Mo. – An unarmed 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by police has sparked rancorous protests in suburban St. Louis suffered a bullet wound to ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Ebola health care workers battle death, heat, rumors

    LONDON – Doctors and nurses fighting Ebola in West Africa are working 14-hour days, seven days a week, wearing head-to-toe gear in the heat of muddy c ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Less shake from artificial quakes, federal study says

    WASHINGTON – Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than n ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Indian poachers threaten lesser-known animals

    NEW DELHI – Wildlife poachers, hindered by India’s efforts to protect majestic endangered animals including tigers and rhinos, have begun to think sma ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:33 pm
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