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  • Japan’s prime minister goes to US to showcase close ties

    TOKYO – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in the U.S. on Sunday for a weeklong visit to showcase the success of the alliance built from Tokyo ...
    April 26, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • ISP investigates East St. Louis Housing Authority shooting

    EAST ST. LOUIS – Illinois State Police are investigating a shooting involving an East St. Louis Housing Authority police officer that left one man inj ...
    April 26, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • ‘Batman’ killer studied brain disorders before mass murder

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. – James Holmes was growing volatile well before he put on a gas mask and body armor, strapped on a rifle, shotgun, pistol and ammuni ...
    April 26, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers consider ban on crib bumper pads

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers are again considering a ban on crib bumper pads along with a proposal to set state safety standards for the product.
    April 26, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • U of Illinois spends $30K for Biden speech on sex assault

    URBANA – Officials say the University of Illinois spent an estimated $30,000 to bring Vice President Joe Biden to campus as part of a White House camp ...
    April 26, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Supporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments

    WASHINGTON – Senate proponents of a bill empowering Congress to review and potentially reject any Iran nuclear deal must first win a battle with some ...
    April 26, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Dog left for days inside Chicago animal control van

    CHICAGO – Authorities say a dog was forgotten and left for several days inside a Chicago Animal Care and Control van.
    April 26, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Boston Marathon bomber’s lawyers prepare case for life

    BOSTON – Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will begin presenting witnesses this week in the penalty phase of his trial as they try ...
    April 26, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • 3 young women jailed in Russia for twerking next to monument

    MOSCOW – A court in southern Russia has sentenced three young women to brief jail terms for making a video showing them twerking next to a World War I ...
    April 26, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • McHenry County Habitat for Humanity rehab home for McHenry family

    McHENRY – With new house keys in hand, Mary Chavez of McHenry spoke Sunday with a tone of relief.“We ...
    April 26, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Late spring complicates already perilous amphibian migration

    CONCORD, N.H. – Northern New England’s annual amphibian migration is always perilous, but critters that cross roads to breed are facing an additional ...
    April 26, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Picture it: A 1,000-year exposure showing a changing Earth

    AMHERST, Mass. – If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Jonathon Keats figures a picture also can span a thousand years.
    April 26, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Illinois GOP targets political hiring; Democrats wary

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Republicans have unveiled legislation backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner they say will clean up state hiring rules that allow a govern ...
    April 26, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Higher education in Woodstock Old Courthouse’s future?

    WOODSTOCK – A university or another higher education institution could one day anchor the historical Old Courthouse in Woodstock, if the City Council ...
    April 26, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • What’s at stake in Supreme Court gay marriage arguments?

    WASHINGTON – Just two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down part of the federal anti-gay marriage law that denied a range of government benefits to ...
    April 26, 2015 - 10:56 pm
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