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  • Egypt to host post-Gaza war talks this week

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Egypt will host a brief round of indirect talks this week between Israelis and Palestinians on a sustained Gaza cease-fire ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • California authorities catch 4 of 5 jail escapees

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four of five inmates have been recaptured a day after their escape from a central California jail, authorities said. The fifth ma ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • El-Sissi pushes for action against militant groups

    CAIRO – Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is feeling vindicated by the world’s alarm over Islamic extremism that is fueling wars and bloodshed ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit

    WASHINGTON – New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world.
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Secret Service boosts security outside White House

    WASHINGTON – The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man with a knife who jumped the fence made it into the p ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • 2016 may loom, but Jeb Bush is focused on business

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. – While other Republicans considering the 2016 presidential race are openly laying the foundations of potential campaigns, former F ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Tense hunt in trooper ambush case hits 8 days

    CANADENSIS, Pa. – The suspect in the deadly ambush at a state police barracks in a remote part of northeastern Pennsylvania remained at large for an e ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Examining American jihadis: Why do they fight?

    WASHINGTON – A look at Americans who became jihadis, and what motivated them to fight:Moner Mohammad ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Lawmaker wants pumpkin to be official Illinois pie

    SPRINGFIELD – Pumpkins are big business in Illinois. A state lawmaker has a sweet idea for making sure people know it: he wants to make pumpkin pie th ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Northwestern gets grant to prevent sexual assaults

    EVANSTON – Northwestern University in Evanston has been awarded a grant to help prevent sexual assaults on campus, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin’s office anno ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Police: Member of the Jesse White Tumbling team killed

    CHICAGO – A teenager shot to death as he walked along a North Side Chicago street was identified Friday as a member of the Jesse White Tumbling Team.
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Blind announcer aims to inspire

    PEORIA – Bryce Weiler can shoot 70 percent from the free-throw line, play catch on a baseball field and deliver a stunningly researched, passionate co ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Pope chooses moderate Blase Cupich for Chicago archbishop

    As the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road.
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Major issues in Illinois governor's race examined

    Voters on Nov. 4 will decide the ongoing bare-knuckle fight for governor between incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner.
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Cary to continue chicken debate

    CARY – Village officials in Cary will continue on with the backyard chicken discussion and plan to have a public open house.
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:21 pm
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