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  • Heavy winds sweep Europe, knock people to their knees, 1 man dead

    BERLIN – Heavy winds swept across Britain, Germany and the Netherlands on Tuesday, killing one man, knocking other pedestrians to their knees and forc ...
    NEW: March 31, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • Former Vladimir Putin allies question his political course

    MOSCOW – As Russian President Vladimir Putin marks 15 years since he was first elected, his former long-term allies are questioning his political cour ...
    NEW: March 31, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Tasteless tweets by newly named 'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah draw fire

    NEW YORK – A day after Trevor Noah was declared the new host of "The Daily Show," complete with the blessing of the exiting Jon Stewart, graphic tweet ...
    NEW: March 31, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Joliet teens arrested and charged with child pornography

    JOLIET — Joliet police arrested four Joliet Central High School students and charged them with child pornography after authorities said they posted on ...
    NEW: March 31, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Indiana governor Mike Pence wants changes to religious-objections law

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday that he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week to clarify that a new religious- ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Violence wanes in Chicago, but fear looms over mayor's race

    CHICAGO – A few years ago, violence on Chicago streets thrust a recently elected mayor into the national spotlight as shootouts in some of the city's ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • U.S. to pledge up to 28 percent emission cut in global treaty

    WASHINGTON – The United States pledged Tuesday to cut its greenhouse gas emissions up to 28 percent as part of a global treaty aimed at preventing the ...
    March 31, 2015 - 9:53 am
  • No one injured in Crystal Lake school bus crash (with video)

    CRYSTAL LAKE – No one was injured Tuesday after a driver reaching for his phone rear-ended a school bus carrying 33 Lundahl Middle School students, of ...
    March 31, 2015 - 9:39 am
  • Indianapolis Star calls for law protecting gays, lesbians

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Star is urging Indiana lawmakers in a front-page editorial to respond to widespread criticism of a new religious objec ...
    March 31, 2015 - 8:58 am
  • McHenry man shot in Lake Villa

    LAKE VILLA – Lake County police are investigating the shooting of a 22-year-old McHenry man that occurred in unincorporated Lake Villa on Monday, poli ...
    March 31, 2015 - 8:36 am
  • Liberal Democrats, GOP cling to hope Elizabeth Warren runs for president

    WASHINGTON – Republicans and liberal Democrats have found something to agree on: Both want to keep alive the prospect that Massachusetts Sen. Elizabet ...
    March 31, 2015 - 8:21 am
  • Fight over religious objection proposals shifts to Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The fight over religious objection proposals facing increasing criticism from businesses and advocates who call them a licens ...
    March 31, 2015 - 8:20 am
  • U.S. home prices rise modestly, weigh on affordability

    WASHINGTON – U.S. home price increases continued to rise at a steady pace in January, as the housing market deals with affordability problems and few ...
    March 31, 2015 - 8:15 am
  • Medical offices approved for construction in Lake in the Hills

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Construction for two new medical office buildings on Lakewood Road can begin this spring after a development plan was approved ear ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • Prairie Grove Village Board candidates eye balanced commercial growth

    PRAIRIE GROVE – Candidates vying for seats on the Prairie Grove Village Board in the April 7 election are concentrating on ways to maintain a small to ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:39 am
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