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  • Detente spawns Cuban worry on US migration rights

    HAVANA – Like tens of thousands of Cubans, Gerardo Luis wants to get to the United States and he’s suddenly worried that time may be running out.
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • Nevada goats help eat, recycle Christmas trees

    RENO, Nev. – Goats are known to eat just about anything, but it didn't dawn on Vince Thomas until recently that the menu might include Christmas trees ...
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • McHenry County Board to begin rules review

    WOODSTOCK – Rewriting the McHenry County Board’s rules to account for a popularly-elected chairman will start with a review of rules from counties tha ...
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • Pope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideast

    VATICAN CITY – A somber Pope Francis steeped his Christmas message to the world Thursday in sadness for those with little cause for joy – abused child ...
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 10:03 pm
  • Clemency applicants wait for Gov. Quinn’s action

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn granted 179 clemency petitions in time for Christmas, but thousands of other applicants are anxiously awaiting word on past c ...
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • Illinois state Rep. Mike Tryon’s band to play inauguration concert

    Opening for Chicago blues singer Buddy Guy and country music star Toby Keith at the Illinois inaugural concert Jan. 12 will be … state Rep. Mike Tryon ...
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 9:40 pm
  • Woodstock School District 200 unveils community seminars on physical education

    WOODSTOCK – Starting in early January, Woodstock School District 200 parents can learn how nutrition and fitness affect their children’s academics, as ...
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 9:40 pm
  • Naval recruits celebrate Christmas in McHenry with karaoke, calls home

    McHENRY – Cory Coleman did a bit of a two-step as he sang “Wagon Wheel” – a classic in his family long before Darius Rucker revived it –in the middle ...
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Snow-capped summits give Hawaii a white Christmas

    HONOLULU – A rare blizzard that dusted two island mountaintops gave tourists and residents in Hawaii a white Christmas.
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 9:36 pm
  • Streaming release of ‘Interview’ test for industry

    ATLANTA – Sony’s “The Interview” has been a hacking target, a punchline and a political lightning rod. Now, with its release online at the same time i ...
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 9:36 pm
  • Can GOP shatter 'Obama coalition' in 2016?

    ATLANTA – Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Ei ...
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 9:36 pm
  • Saudi women drivers referred to terrorism court

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Two Saudi women detained for nearly a month in defiance of a ban on females driving were referred on Thursday to a court ...
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 9:35 pm
  • Spokesman: George H.W. Bush remains in hospital

    HOUSTON – Former President George H.W. Bush will remain hospitalized through Christmas Day after experiencing shortness of breath two days ago.
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 9:34 pm
  • 3-week-old puppies pilfered on Christmas morning

    WOOSTER, Ohio – With no cash to offer their burglars, an Ohio couple was robbed of their four puppies on Christmas morning instead.
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 9:34 pm
  • Power returns to Mississippi town after twister

    COLUMBIA, Miss. – Workers restored power Thursday to tornado-scarred Columbia, while volunteers helped clear rubble, cover roofs and do whatever else ...
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 9:35 pm
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