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  • Mass ascension kicks off international balloon fiesta

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Tens of thousands of spectators swarmed the launch field Saturday for the first mass ascension of the 44th annual Albuquerque Inte ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Guatemalan mudslide death toll reaches 56, hundreds missing

    SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala – Rescue workers using shovels and pickaxes recovered more bodies from the rubble of a collapsed hillside on the outs ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Abortion, birth control, race top Supreme Court’s agenda

    WASHINGTON – Abortion, birth control and race are among the most divisive issues the Supreme Court will confront over the next nine months, amid a pre ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • More rain, flooding forecast along soggy East Coast

    CHARLESTON, S.C. – While spared the full fury of Hurricane Joaquin, parts of the East Coast saw record-setting rain Saturday that shut down roads, wat ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • ‘Here we go again’ – Americans’ lament after Oregon shooting

    The news from Oregon was grim enough in isolation – nine people shot dead at a community college. For many Americans it was all the sadder as a remind ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Legal marijuana stirs hope in Illinois town

    ALBION – A skunky aroma fills the room in which hundreds of lush marijuana plants grow, some nearly ready for harvest. Grower Ashley Thompson, a forme ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • University of Illinois opens center for wounded veterans

    URBANA – The University of Illinois has opened a center to help wounded war veterans earn college diplomas.
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Chicago man charged in 20-month-old’s death acquitted

    CHICAGO – A Cook County jury has acquitted a Chicago man charged with first-degree murder in the 2010 death of a 20-month-old girl.
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Car crashes into northern Illinois church, injuring 6

    GRAYSLAKE – A car crashed through the front doors of a Grayslake church hosting a donation drive for a food pantry. Six people were hospitalized with ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Number of Chicago heroin overdoses hits 74 in 3 days

    CHICAGO – Authorities in Chicago say a recent rise in heroin overdoses is continuing to climb.Fire D ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Doctors Without Borders: 19 dead in Afghan clinic airstrike

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Confusion reigned in the wake of the deadly bombing Saturday of a hospital compound in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz that ki ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Cary family escapes house fire that spread from garage Friday night

    CARY – Firefighters were able to control a garage fire that quickly spread into a home in about 15 minutes Friday night after the homeowner who discov ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Obama says Putin wrong on Syria but no 'proxy war'

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Friday vehemently rejected Russia's military actions in Syria as self-defeating and dismissed the idea that Mos ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Education Secretary Arne Duncan steps down after 7-year term

    WASHINGTON – Arne Duncan, who followed President Barack Obama to Washington to serve as his education secretary, announced Friday he will step down fo ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • St. Louis County police urged to strengthen protest planning

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis County police must strengthen policies for handling protests, improve training on diversity and community policing, and do a bet ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:32 am
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