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  • Explosive device found in unincorporated Marengo, believed to be legitimate, authorities say

    The McHenry County Sheriff's Office on Sunday found what appeared to be a legitimate explosive device in the ground in unincorporated Marengo, an offi ...
    NEW: Dec. 22, 2014 - 12:12 pm
  • China indicts Jackie Chan's son Jaycee on drug charge

    BEIJING — Chinese prosecutors on Monday indicted the son of Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs, mo ...
    NEW: Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Big changes coming to Cuba tourism with U.S. opening

    HAVANA (AP) — U.S. tourists are roaming the streets of Old Havana, listening to lectures on Art Deco architecture and meeting with jazz musicians. Wha ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • AP poll: Police killings of blacks voted top story of 2014

    NEW YORK — The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere — and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired — ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:53 am
  • Pope Francis in blistering critique of Vatican bureaucrats

    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis issued a blistering critique Monday of the Vatican bureaucracy that serves him, denouncing how some people lust for power ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:47 am
  • Police departments on alert after New York City cop killings

    NEW YORK — Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making i ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:46 am
  • Australia family found after 10 days in wilderness

    SYDNEY (AP) — A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were recovering in a hospital Monday after surviving with their father for 10 days in the Au ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:38 am
  • Cook County judge to address cameras in courtroom

    CHICAGO — The chief judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County is scheduled to address reporters about allowing cameras into courtrooms.
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • Autopsies set for 4 people shot dead in Rockford, Illinois

    ROCKFORD — A coroner says autopsies are planned for four people, including two young children, fatally shot in the northern Illinois community of Rock ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:32 am
  • Chicago's Lake Shore Drive reopens after fatal wrong-way car crash

    CHICAGO — A section of Chicago's iconic Lake Shore Drive that was closed after a wrong-way car crash left one person dead and several others injured h ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:31 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Dec. 22; Big-city police warned to wear bulletproof vests in days after NYPD cop killings

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 7:51 am
  • Nonprofit notebook for Dec. 22

    Turning Point planning artand BYOB charity eventCRYSTAL LAKE – Bring your favorite coffee, hot choco ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • N.Y. farmers lament lost opportunity for gas riches

    ALBANY, N.Y. – While environmental groups are doing a victory dance over New York’s decision to ban fracking, farmers such as apple grower David Johns ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Canadian man told to pay $1.5 million for credit card fraud

    FARGO, N.D. – Prosecutors described a Toronto man's massive credit card fraud scheme as high-tech bank robbery – stealing the identities of 38,000 peo ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Iraqi Kurds push into contested northern town

    MOUNT SINJAR, Iraq – With coalition warplanes circling overhead, Kurdish fighters pushed into the contested northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on Sunday, t ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:44 pm
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