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  • Co-pilot willfully slams plane in Alps

    PARIS – Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pil ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Pope's sex abuse commission alarmed by bishop appointment

    VATICAN CITY – Several members of Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory board are expressing concern and incredulity over his decision to appoint a Chilean ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Watchdog says senior Homeland official broke no laws

    WASHINGTON – A senior Obama administration official violated agency ethics policies but did not break any laws when he intervened in three visa cases ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Bergdahl charged despite torture, attempts to escape Taliban

    RALEIGH, N.C. – Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he was tortured repeatedly in the five years he was held captive by the Taliban: beaten with a copper cab ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • U.S. sees opportunity in Iran's pullback in Iraq

    WASHINGTON – The United States persuaded Iraq to sideline Iranian-backed Shiite militias as a condition to American airstrikes in the strategic city o ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Turmoil in Yemen escalates as Saudi Arabia bombs rebels

    SANAA, Yemen – The turmoil in Yemen grew into a regional conflict Thursday, with Saudi Arabia and its allies bombing Shiite rebels allied with Iran, w ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Iran may run centrifuges at fortified site

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • State audit flags NIU for reimbursing $32K to employee for travel from home to work

    DeKALB – A state audit released Thursday found Northern Illinois University failed to comply with internal control guidelines and improperly reimburse ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Lake in the Hills OKs turning over airport hazard zoning duties to the state

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Village Board on Thursday passed a motion that will allow village staff to begin a process to turn airport hazard zoning dutie ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Marengo's new wastewater plant to open after numerous setbacks

    MARENGO – City officials expect to start a modernized wastewater treatment plant by next week, putting to a rest a $12 million project in Marengo that ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Judge sides with taxpayers in Crystal Lake tax levy dispute

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge sided with about four dozen Crystal Lake businesses and property owners challenging the validity of property taxes ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Census: McHenry County's population drops again in 2014, only collar county to lose residents

    McHenry County’s population had a fourth straight year of decline last year, according to newly released U.S. Census Bureau figures.
    March 26, 2015 - 7:40 pm
  • Senate passes bill filed after Crystal Lake South bleacher lawsuit

    SPRINGFIELD – A bill filed in response to the lawsuit over the Crystal Lake South High School bleacher expansion unanimously passed the Illinois Senat ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • McHenry funeral home owner: Illinois funding cut for burials for poor could be devastating

    McHENRY – The State of Illinois plans to cut funding a program that helps pay for funeral and burial costs for the poor, sparking concern among some f ...
    March 26, 2015 - 7:19 pm
  • Bull Valley police: On way home from jail, woman jumps out of vehicle going 50 mph

    BULL VALLEY – The Bull Valley Police Department says a recently arrested woman on her way home from the McHenry County Jail jumped out of a moving veh ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:10 am
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