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  • Prosecutors charge 4 in shooting of Minneapolis protesters

    MINNEAPOLIS – Four men were charged Monday in last week's shooting of demonstrators protesting the killing of a black man by Minneapolis police, while ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 4:12 pm
  • Santa obliges dad of sleeping boy with snoozing photo

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – When Donnie Walters took son Zeke to have his picture taken with Santa Claus, the 6-month-old boy couldn't stay awake while they wa ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • Marco Rubio: Radical jihadists using refugee crisis as cover

    LACONIA, N.H. – Sen. Marco Rubio said Monday that radical jihadists are using the Syrian refugee crisis as cover to send terrorists to the West and th ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 4:07 pm
  • New home for Fairdale family

    FAIRDALE – Their lives were turned inside-out by the April 9 tornado that destroyed their home, but Wayne and Peggy Cline and their son, Brian, are lo ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 3:48 pm
  • Cities, counties demand action amid Illinois budget mess

    SPRINGFIELD – Nervous mayors and county officials are piping up about the Illinois budget crisis, with one city even threatening to turn off the light ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 3:45 pm
  • New York City's novel salt warning rule set to take effect at chains

    NEW YORK – New York City begins a new era in nutritional warnings this week, when chain restaurants will have to start putting a special symbol on hig ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 1:57 pm
  • Pope urges peace while visiting Central African Republic mosque

    BANGUI, Central African Republic – Pope Francis made a historic visit to the last remaining Muslim neighborhood in Central African Republic's capital ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Obama: Climate pact an 'act of defiance' after Paris attacks

    LE BOURGET, France – Pushing for a powerful climate deal, President Barack Obama called the global talks opening Monday outside Paris an "act of defia ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Congress returns to looming deadlines on budget, highways

    WASHINGTON – Lawmakers are returning to Capitol Hill to wrap up work on the budget, highway spending and taxes, an end-of-the-year stretch that will t ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Bus overturns south of Richmond; 1 seriously hurt, dozens of minor injuries

    RICHMOND, Va. – A charter bus carrying college students overturned Sunday night, leaving 36 people injured, and police say the driver has been charged ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Beijing air pollution reaches extremely hazardous levels

    BEIJING – Beijing suffered its worst air pollution of the year on Monday, with monitoring sites throughout the city reporting extremely hazardous leve ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 9:08 am
  • DeKalb's Egyptian Theatre: Dancers prepare for Beth Fowler's 'The Nutcracker'

    GENOA – Sugar plum fairies and dancing Jack-in-the-Boxes twirled their skirts and plied for hours Sunday, in preparation for the December performances ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 8:51 am
  • University of Chicago calls off classes over online threat

    CHICAGO – The University of Chicago has canceled all classes and activities scheduled for Monday on its main campus following an online threat of gun ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 8:49 am
  • Obama, Putin discuss Syria, Ukraine during climate talks

    LE BOURGET, France – President Barack Obama urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday to decrease tensions with Turkey, as the U.S. and Russian ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 8:48 am
  • 3 injured in two crashes on Beith Road

    CAMPTON TOWNSHIP – The Kane County Sheriff's Office handled two traffic crashes 14 hours apart with injuries to three people, both accidents in the ar ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 4:14 pm
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