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  • U.S. struggles to blunt Syria rebel anger at strikes

    BEIRUT – The U.S. is struggling to counter anger among the Syrian opposition, where many believe that the air campaign against extremists in the count ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 8:09 pm
  • Help wanted: Free lawyers to represent immigrant children

    LOS ANGELES – Most of the nearly 60,000 Central American children who have arrived on the U.S.-Mexico border in the last year still don’t have lawyers ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 8:09 pm
  • James Traficant, convicted ex-congressman, dies at 73

    CLEVELAND – James Traficant, the colorful Ohio politician whose conviction for taking bribes and kickbacks made him only the second person to be expel ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 8:10 pm
  • Iran-six power talks turn into mostly Iran-U.S. show

    UNITED NATIONS – First there were three nations negotiating with Tehran over its nuclear program. Then six. And now, mostly one – the United States.
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 8:09 pm
  • Illinois governor hopeful Bruce Rauner visits Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Tucked away in a shopping center, behind a store window covered in campaign signs, Bruce Rauner rallied the troops.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 10:16 am
  • Truck hits college softball team's bus, killing 4

    DAVIS, Okla. – A tractor-trailer crossed a southern Oklahoma highway median and plowed into the side of a Texas college softball team's bus, killing f ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 9:38 am
  • Ex-Sen. Roland Burris an issue in Chicago trial

    CHICAGO – An Illinois Democrat appointed by disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to a U.S. Senate in 2008 has become an issue in the lead-up to a fed ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 5:24 pm
  • After sabotage, air travel system slowly recovers

    CHICAGO – The nation's air travel system began to slowly recover Saturday after an alleged act of employee sabotage at a large regional air traffic co ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 10:28 am
  • Johnsburg beats Richmond-Burton, 35-13

    The high school football game between Johnsburg and Richmond-Burton on Friday, September 26, 2014 in Johnsburg. Johnsburg beat Richmond-Burton, 35-13.
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • U.S.-led strikes hit IS group as coalition grows

    BEIRUT – American warplanes and drones hit Islamic State group tanks, Humvees, checkpoints and bunkers in airstrikes Friday targeting the extremists i ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Freed Nigerian schoolgirl comes home

    JOHANNESBURG – The first of Nigeria’s kidnapped “Chibok girls” to make it home after being released by her Islamic extremist captors spent a tortured ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Illinois air traffic center fire snarls flights

    CHICAGO – A contract employee set a fire at an Aurora air traffic control center where he worked, bringing two of the nation’s busiest airports to a h ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Police: Woman beheaded at Oklahoma workplace

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A man fired from an Oklahoma food processing plant beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Ferguson unrest persists despite chief’s gesture

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Cast as an olive branch by some, the Ferguson police chief’s attempt to march with protesters demanding charges in the killing of an u ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Treasurer hopefuls look to boost office image

    SPRINGFIELD – Two candidates vying to be Illinois’ next chief investment officer have different ideas about how to restore the image of the Treasurer’ ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 12:03 am
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