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  • How far is Iran from being nuclear threat? U.S., others differ on timetable

    MONTREUX, Switzerland — One burning question in the global effort to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power is this: How long would it take for th ...
    NEW: March 4, 2015 - 10:38 am
  • Boston Marathon bombing trial: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyer admits he committed crime

    BOSTON — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial for his life Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing with his own lawyer bluntly telling the jury he committ ...
    NEW: March 4, 2015 - 10:34 am
  • World Health Organization: We're eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet

    LONDON — Put down the doughnut. And while you're at it, skip the breakfast cereal, fruit juice, beer and ketchup.
    NEW: March 4, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • Bloomington woman gets 18 years in mutilation of man's body that was burned, dumped in river

    EUREKA (AP) — A 25-year-old Bloomington woman has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for concealing a homicide and mutilating a body.
    NEW: March 4, 2015 - 9:57 am
  • Crystal Lake community garden plots now available

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Community garden plots at Hill Farm Acres will be available on a first-come, first serve basis to Crystal Lake Park District residents ...
    March 4, 2015 - 9:33 am
  • Crystal Lake Park District extends tot open gym dates

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The drop-in open gym for tots ages 1 to 3 will continue through March.The program is ...
    March 4, 2015 - 9:31 am
  • 1 transported after crash near Algonquin and Randall roads (with video)

    ALGONQUIN – One female patient was transported to an area hospital Wednesday morning after a two-vehicle crash on Algonquin Road, fire officials said.
    March 4, 2015 - 9:29 am
  • Coal mine blast in eastern Ukraine kills 1, traps dozens

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — An explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing at least one miner and trap ...
    March 4, 2015 - 7:08 am
  • 10 Things to Know for March 4; Alabama court resists federal rulings; halts gay marriage

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
    March 4, 2015 - 6:32 am
  • Officials: U.S. report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

    WASHINGTON – A Justice Department investigation found sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department, with officers ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • 10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
    March 3, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • High-stakes clash at high court over health law subsidies

    WASHINGTON – Insurance coverage for millions of people is riding on the latest politically charged Supreme Court clash over President Barack Obama’s h ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Iraqi advance slowed on Islamic State-held Tikrit

    BAGHDAD – Iraqi troops and Shiite militias battled the Islamic State group on Tuesday on the outskirts of militant-held Tikrit, unable to advance furt ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Judge asked to delay medical marijuana permit in Kankakee

    CHICAGO – A Cook County judge is considering a request to halt the medical marijuana permit process in one part of Illinois.
    March 3, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Chicago’s retired Cardinal George admitted to hospital

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s retired Cardinal Francis George has been admitted to the hospital for evaluation after he stopped treatment for kidney cancer more ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:58 pm
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