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  • Olympian Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest

    BALTIMORE – Olympic champion Michael Phelps apologized Tuesday for his latest brush with the law, saying he was "deeply sorry to everyone I have let d ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 3:45 pm
  • Fire recovery beginning in downtown Rock Island

    ROCK ISLAND (AP) – Rock Island residents have started the recovery process after a weekend fire ripped through the heart of downtown, destroying or da ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Court mulls legality of firing for pot use off job

    DENVER – Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it.Now, the state's high ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 2:30 pm
  • Obama, Modi tout potential for deeper econ ties

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi touted the potential for deeper economic collaboration between the wo ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 12:53 pm
  • Secret Service chief on hot seat for White House breach

    WASHINGTON – Under withering criticism from Congress, the director of the Secret Service on Tuesday admitted failures in her agency's critical mission ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • Divorce law out of sync with same-sex marriage

    NEW YORK – Cori Jo Long, 31, and Brooke Powell, 30, did everything right before they married. They fell in love slowly, based on years of friendship s ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 8:33 am
  • Rahm Emanuel pushes ban on asking about criminal record on job applications

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to expand a state law that prevents employers from asking job seekers about their criminal records before o ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 8:24 am
  • Springfield man gets 12 years for hiding gun

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – A Springfield man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after admitting he tried to hide a gun used in a fatal shooting.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 8:23 am
  • USDA: Illinois corn harvest continues lagging

    SPRINGFIELD – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois' corn harvest continues creeping along, though recently favorable weather enabled growe ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 8:22 am
  • White House intruder got far past front door

    WASHINGTON – The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, a Republican c ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Studies fault warming in much of 2013 wild weather

    WASHINGTON – Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than ha ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Netanyahu: Hamas, Islamic State group share creed

    UNITED NATIONS – In a blistering speech to the United Nations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday that Hamas and the Islamic S ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Afghan president sworn in, paving way for U.S. pact

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghanistan swore in Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as its second elected president on Monday, embarking on a new era with a national unit ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Opposition to school funding bill irks Manar

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois House Republicans, fearing that majority Democrats could take money away from their suburban Chicago school districts in a post ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Poody Doody does dog owners’ dirty duty

    SANDWICH – After getting laid off from her job as a debt collector in February, Ericka Van Dee started a business picking up dog waste from Sandwich y ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:08 pm
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