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  • Pakistan executes militants and bombards tribal areas

    ISLAMABAD – Pakistan hanged two convicted militants Friday in the country’s first executions in years, while warplanes and ground forces pounded insur ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it mor ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pot

    DENVER – Despite growing public support for legalizing marijuana, a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma shows that at least two segments of America ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Jerry Sandusky is denied $4,900-a-month pension

    HARRISBURG, Pa. – Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit t ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Obama cautions that change may be slow to come to Cuba

    WASHINGTON – Tempering his historic Cuba policy shift with a dose of realism, President Barack Obama said Friday that change may not come quickly to t ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Aurora, Colorado, theater shooter’s parents plead for his life

    DENVER – The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begged Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain – a move that rekindled t ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Bush officials gave CIA wide latitude

    WASHINGTON – In July 2004, despite growing internal concerns about the CIA's brutal interrogation methods, senior members of George W. Bush's national ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Incoming University of Illinois president sees university as economic asset

    CHAMPAIGN – Incoming University of Illinois President Timothy L. Killeen says he wants to build the school into a stronger economic asset to the state ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Rockford man pleads guilty in beating death

    ROCKFORD – A Rockford man has pleaded guilty but mentally ill in the beating death of a 75-year-old woman.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Report analyzes Nov. 4 election in Cook County

    CHICAGO – Cook County Clerk David Orr's review of the Nov. 4 election shows a 69 percent increase in early voting and increased younger-voter particip ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Madigan says T-Mobile settlement shields consumers

    CHICAGO – The Illinois attorney general's office says anyone who thinks they were among T-Mobile customers charged for cellphone text services they di ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Identical triplet boys born to St. Charles couple

    ST. CHARLES –A set of identical triplet boys were born Friday at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield to Brandi and James Murphy of St. Charles, the h ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Brookfield Zoo welcomes 2nd dolphin calf in 5 days

    BROOKFIELD – The Brookfield Zoo is welcoming the second bottlenose dolphin born in the western Chicago suburb in five days.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Ex-Chicago gang member released after testimony

    CHICAGO – A former member of a notorious Chicago street gang who was once convicted of murder and sentenced to death has been released from prison aft ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • East students expelled for attack on D-303 network

    ST. CHARLES – Two St. Charles East High School students in November were expelled from St. Charles School District 303 because of an attack they launc ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:46 pm
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