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  • DeKalb, restaurant representatives deny woman's lawsuit claims

    DeKALB – City officials are fighting back after a Kingston woman, who claims she was attacked by an owner of Ellwood Steak and Fish House, filed a fed ...
    July 12, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • Many in law enforcement feel frayed relationship with President Obama

    DALLAS – After each fatal shooting of a black man by an officer, President Barack Obama has swiftly spoken out against bad policing, giving voice to t ...
    July 12, 2016 - 3:53 pm
  • Loretta Lynch defends decision on Hillary Clinton email inquiry

    WASHINGTON – Attorney General Loretta Lynch steadfastly defended her decision to close the Hillary Clinton email investigation without criminal charge ...
    July 12, 2016 - 3:05 pm
  • President Obama stepping into storm of emotion in Dallas speech

    WASHINGTON – When he pays tribute to fallen police officers in Dallas on Tuesday, President Barack Obama will be aiming to comfort the mourning and ca ...
    July 11, 2016 - 3:50 pm
  • Ambulance fee increase on council agenda

    DeKALB – An ambulance fee increase proposal that aldermen will have a first look at during Monday’s City Council meeting could bring $156,711 to the c ...
    July 10, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown indicted after fraud investigation

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown of Florida and her chief of staff have been charged with multiple fraud and other federal offenses in a g ...
    July 8, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • U.S. Capitol briefly locked down; reports of woman with gun

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Capitol was briefly locked down Friday morning after reports that a woman with a gun was attempting to enter the building. It tu ...
    July 8, 2016 - 9:29 am
  • Dallas shootings: President Obama says America is horrified over attack on law enforcement

    WARSAW, Poland – President Barack Obama said Friday that America is "horrified" by what appears to be a planned sniper shooting targeting police offic ...
    July 8, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • President Obama: Police shootings show U.S. has a 'serious problem'

    WASHINGTON – The fatal police shootings of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota show the U.S. has a "serious problem," President Barack Obama said ...
    July 7, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • Paul Ryan: 'All options' available for punishing Democrats for sit-in

    WASHINGTON – Speaker Paul Ryan is considering options for punishing Democrats for last month's House floor sit-in and hasn't ruled out anything, the W ...
    July 7, 2016 - 12:57 pm
  • Rep. Adam Kinzinger says there was a lack of energy in Donald Trump meeting with GOP

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump tried to assure skittish GOP lawmakers Thursday that they all share the same Republican Party goals, but his first appearanc ...
    July 7, 2016 - 11:44 am
  • Hillary Clinton emails: FBI head James Comey strongly defends outcome of Clinton email probe

    WASHINGTON – Summoned before Congress, FBI Director James Comey on Thursday strongly defended the decision to not prosecute Hillary Clinton over her p ...
    July 7, 2016 - 10:38 am
  • AP FACT CHECK: Donald Trump trips on Saddam's record

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump gives credit where credit isn't due when he brands Saddam Hussein a potent foil of terrorists.
    July 6, 2016 - 2:21 pm
  • In overture to Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton unveils college costs plan, but without a plan to pay for it

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – In a gesture to her former Democratic primary rival Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton is announcing new steps aimed at tackling th ...
    July 6, 2016 - 11:17 am
  • Conservative opposition could shoot down House Republican gun bill

    WASHINGTON – Conservative opposition put a House Republican gun and anti-terrorism bill in jeopardy Wednesday, even as Democrats pressed for election- ...
    July 6, 2016 - 11:15 am
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