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  • Deterrence a goal and challenge at Texas border

    MISSION, Texas — Three heavily armed Texas patrol boats rounded a bend in the Rio Grande on a recent afternoon and came upon two young men paddling an ...
    July 25, 2014 - 1:36 pm
  • House to Obama: No troops to Iraq without our OK

    WASHINGTON — The House overwhelmingly passed a resolution Friday that would bar President Barack Obama from sending forces to Iraq in a "sustained com ...
    July 25, 2014 - 1:32 pm
  • Bigger Russian artillery moving into Ukraine soon

    WASHINGTON — The movement of Russian heavy caliber artillery systems across the border into Ukraine is "imminent", the Pentagon said Friday, saying Ru ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:10 pm
  • Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash

    MOSCOW — Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the downing of the Malaysian ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Emerald ash borer found in central Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Agriculture says the destructive emerald ash borer has been found in two central Illinois counties.
    July 25, 2014 - 12:04 pm
  • Rifkin attorney: Ban former NIU police leaders from testifying in rape case

    SYCAMORE – The former Northern Illinois University police officer accused of sexually assaulting a student off duty and off campus is asking a judge t ...
    July 26, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • NIU staff member on leave over campus water testing

    DeKALB – A Northern Illinois University employee in charge of testing campus water has been placed on paid administrative leave after officials determ ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Black box found at Air Algerie wreckage site

    PARIS – French soldiers recovered a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, officials sa ...
    July 25, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Obama aide says impeachment threat taken seriously

    WASHINGTON – One of President Barack Obama's top advisers says the White House takes seriously the possibility that House Republicans could pursue imp ...
    July 25, 2014 - 9:12 am
  • Cook County to get $4.7 million for construction

    CHICAGO – Cook County is getting more than $4.7 million from the state for construction projects, including new roofs for buildings at area colleges.
    July 25, 2014 - 8:55 am
  • Woodstock chef comes out on top in Hell's Kitchen finale

    WOODSTOCK – After video of Scott Commings walking through a door to a waiting crowd to tell him he won season 12 of Hell’s Kitchen played on the TV, t ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • Kishwaukee Fest parade downtown tonight

    DeKALB – The 5th annual Lincoln Highway Parade will step off at 7 p.m. today with Abraham Lincoln impersonator George Buss serving as marshal as part ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, kill ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

    BAGHDAD – Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country’s new president in the l ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster

    WASHINGTON – Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel’s largest airport after rocket a ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:56 pm
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