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  • Congress blocks rule barring mentally impaired from guns

    WASHINGTON – Congress on Wednesday sent President Donald Trump legislation blocking an Obama-era rule designed to keep guns out of the hands of certai ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:13 am
  • Trump charts new Mideast course; maybe no separate Palestine

    WASHINGTON – Charting a striking new course for the Middle East, President Donald Trump on Wednesday withheld clear support for an independent Palesti ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:13 am
  • Pentagon boss to NATO nations: Increase military spending

    BRUSSELS – In an ultimatum to America’s allies, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told fellow NATO members Wednesday to increase military spending by year’ ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:13 am
  • A crush of crises all but buries the young Trump White House

    WASHINGTON – Less than a month into his tenure, Donald Trump’s White House is beset by a crush of crises.
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:14 am
  • Exelon rivals sue to block billions in subsidies

    CHICAGO – Competitors of Chicago-based Exelon Corp. filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday opposing legislation that provides billions of dollars in subsidie ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:53 pm
  • Nelson Mandela's grandson speaks to Crystal Lake-based School District 155 students

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Whether Nelson Mandela was talking to famous people from around the world or people who cleaned his home, he would treat each person th ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 9:19 pm
  • Puzder withdraws nomination to be Trump's labor secretary

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump's nominee for labor secretary abruptly withdrew his nomination Wednesday after Senate Republicans balked at suppor ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 4:15 pm
  • SPLC says the number of anti-Muslim hate groups on the rise

    WASHINGTON – The number of anti-Muslim hate groups in the United States has nearly tripled since 2015, due in part to radical Islamic attacks and the ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 2:08 pm
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump's iffy grasp of autism research

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has weighed in on child autism, apparently without a complete grasp of the research.
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 2:08 pm
  • Congress makes it easier for mentally disabled people to purchase a gun

    WASHINGTON – Congress on Wednesday sent President Donald Trump legislation blocking an Obama-era rule designed to keep guns out of the hands of certai ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 12:38 pm
  • Don’t ignore furnace odors

    Odors wafting near your furnace may indicate simple problems or hazardous concerns that shouldn’t be ignored.
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 9:52 am
  • Lake in the Hills police reports for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in police repo ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 11:42 am
  • AP FACT CHECK: Democrats condemn Flynn based on fake tweet

    WASHINGTON – A fake Michael Flynn Twitter account has fooled two top House Democrats who cited a series of tweets in condemning President Donald Trump ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 9:37 am
  • Russia denies intelligence contacts with Trump campaign team

    MOSCOW – The Kremlin spokesman on Wednesday denied reports of intercepted phone calls between Russian intelligence officials and members of Donald Tru ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:42 am
  • U.S. retail sales rise in January, led by gas and restaurants

    WASHINGTON – Retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.4 percent last month, slowing down from a solid 1 percent gain in December, the Commerce Depart ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:39 am
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