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  • Purported Islamic State message threatens Japanese, Jordanian hostages

    BEIRUT — An online message purportedly from the Islamic State group warned Tuesday that a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot the extremists hold hav ...
    NEW: Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:48 am
  • Blizzard slams Boston area; winter storm mostly spares New York

    BOSTON — A howling blizzard with wind gusts over 70 mph heaped snow on the Boston area along with other stretches of lower New England and Long Island ...
    NEW: Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • More than 300 flights canceled at Chicago airports due to winter storm

    CHICAGO — The winter storm hitting the East Coast is affecting flights in and out of Chicago's two airports.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 9:48 am
  • Sentencing day for Chicago twins who turned on Mexican drug cartel

    CHICAGO — Twin Chicago brothers reviled by Mexican cartels but praised by prosecutors as among the most valuable traffickers-turned-informants in rece ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 9:32 am
  • Obama defends U.S. ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security d ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 9:31 am
  • Drivers advised of possible light freezing rain Tuesday morning

    Light freezing rain could create patchy, slick road conditions Tuesday, according to a special statement from the National Weather Service.
    UPDATED: Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • One woman injured after vehicle rolls over in McHenry

    McHENRY – One woman was transported to an area hospital after a single-vehicle rollover incident Monday night in McHenry, fire officials said.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 4:49 am
  • Snowstorm threatens to paralyze the crowded Northeast U.S.

    NEW YORK – Tens of millions of people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • U.S. drone strikes resume in Yemen despite turmoil

    SANAA, Yemen – A U.S. drone strike targeted al-Qaida in Yemen on Monday, signaling Washington's determination to keep fighting the militants despite p ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Drone crashes at White House; hobbyist says it’s his

    WASHINGTON – A 2-foot-long drone apparently flown by a hobbyist crashed on the White House grounds Monday in an extraordinary, if unintended, breach t ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Russia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine

    MOSCOW – A defiant President Vladimir Putin on Monday called the Ukrainian army a "NATO foreign legion," reflecting his readiness to stand up to the W ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A former CIA officer was convicted Monday of leaking details of a covert mission to derail Iran's nuclear program in a case that, un ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • In McHenry County and beyond, more women becoming gun owners

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Four ladies watched, their unloaded handguns on the tables in front of them, as instructor Susan Parker went over the fundamentals of h ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:16 am
  • Amtrak studying possible Danville-to-Quad Cities route

    DANVILLE – Amtrak is studying potential rail service between Danville and the Quad Cities.The News-G ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Frerichs announces firm will review Treasurer’s office

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs says he’s bringing in a consulting firm to conduct a performance review of how his office handles it ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:39 pm
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