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  • Gifts-for-favors trial set for ex-governor, wife

    RICHMOND, Va. – Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, his reputation already tarnished and his political future destroyed by a gifts-for-favors scandal, ...
    July 26, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Lawmakers complain Obama is too aloof with Congress

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and ...
    July 26, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Arizona execution fuels debate over methods

    SAN FRANCISCO – A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the gover ...
    July 26, 2014 - 10:44 pm
  • At 50, Upward Bound still opens pathway to college

    Nervous but determined, the 15-year-old boy walked into a conference room in Columbus, Ohio, for a fateful interview. If it went well, perhaps he’d ha ...
    July 26, 2014 - 10:43 pm
  • Chicago girl mourned amid new shootings

    FOREST PARK – Mourners said farewell Saturday to an 11-year-old Chicago girl who was killed by a stray bullet during a slumber party, a day after an a ...
    July 26, 2014 - 10:39 pm
  • Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others

    MEDIA, Pa. – A psychiatrist's patient ranted about a gun ban at a suburban medical complex before opening fire there, killing his caseworker and grazi ...
    July 26, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues

    SAN FRANCISCO – FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it ...
    July 26, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • Lake Huron fishery recovers, but anglers skeptical

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – More than a decade after its prized chinook salmon crashed, Lake Huron is fertile fishing territory once more, with fast-growin ...
    July 26, 2014 - 10:39 pm
  • Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

    PHILADELPHIA – Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were sti ...
    July 26, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • Men charged in alleged theft of used cooking oil

    BELLEVILLE – Three men have been charged with felonies in southwest Illinois for what police say was the theft of 10,000 gallons of used cooking oil.
    July 26, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Display honors all military branches

    BLOOMINGTON – A 25-foot tall flag pole flying a 5-by-8-foot Stars and Stripes at an east-side business was a step up from the small flag that used to ...
    July 26, 2014 - 10:39 pm
  • Illinois State board picks new chairman

    NORMAL– Illinois State University's trustees have elected a veteran board member as their new chairman.
    July 26, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Kirk again calls for removal of VA hospital director

    BERWYN – Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk continues to call for the removal of upper management at Hines VA Hospital outside Chicago.
    July 26, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Dropping crop prices may push rents down

    URBANA – Farmers who rent land will probably need to renegotiate what they pay after watching corn and soybean prices fall, a process that could uncom ...
    July 26, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Boone County man held in alleged child battering

    BELVIDERE – A Machesney Park man being held on $300,000 bond for allegedly battering his girlfriend's 7-month old child faces additional charges of as ...
    July 26, 2014 - 10:38 pm
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