• Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African co ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • French military strikes over against Islamic State in Iraq begin

    PARIS – France is back at America’s side in conducting military strikes in Iraq. More than a decade ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut

    NEW YORK – Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors see ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • After vote to stay in UK, Scots must heal divide

    EDINBURGH, Scotland – Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a hangov ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Quinn: No pension 'plan B' before court ruling

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn argued Friday that it makes no sense to develop a contingency plan to solve Illinois' pension crisis despite urgent financial ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Police: American suspect confesses in Bali killing

    BALI, Indonesia – An American man has confessed that he killed his girlfriend's mother in a luxury hotel on Indonesia's Bali island, and the girlfrien ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Illinois girl rescued after falling through grate

    PLAINFIELD – Emergency crews rescued a 12-year-old girl Friday after she fell through a grate and became trapped in a 10-foot hole outside a school in ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Board chairman defends UI job denial to professor

    CHAMPAIGN – The University of Illinois was right to deny a faculty job to a professor whose anti-Israel Twitter messages were considered by some to be ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Farm accidents increase in Illinois over past year

    PEORIA – Farming claimed the lives of 21 people in Illinois from July 2013 through June, nearly double the number of deaths during the same period a y ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Experts: Science class can dazzle with less danger

    DENVER – A dazzling show of fire and color can make science come alive for young students, but it can also inflict serious and painful injuries, as fl ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Teacher wanted for sex assault held in Bosnia

    WAUKEGAN – A former suburban Chicago grade school teacher accused of sexually assaulting a girl two years ago has been arrested in Bosnia, Lake County ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Belvidere teachers notify board of strike intent

    BELVIDERE – A teachers union has notified a Boone County school district of its members' intent to strike after they declared an impasse in contract n ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Spokane's Cupich to be next Chicago archbishop

    Bishop Blase Cupich, a moderate who has called for civility in the culture wars and has embraced Pope Francis' focus on fighting poverty, will be name ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Ex-owner of traveling zoo sued in case involving horses

    ST. CHARLES – The former owner of a petting zoo, who previously was charged with animal cruelty, is being sued in a civil case also involving horses, ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Two Hebron men killed in Wisconsin crash

    HEBRON – Two Hebron men were killed this week in a two-vehicle crash in Walworth County, Wisconsin. ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:49 pm
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