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  • Consumers buying more organic products, despite high prices

    WASHINGTON – The higher price of organic foods and other products doesn't seem to be deterring consumers: Sales jumped 11 percent last year, an indust ...
    April 15, 2015 - 1:29 pm
  • As death of Abraham Lincoln marked, caretakers of tomb face setbacks

    SPRINGFIELD – Caretakers of Abraham Lincoln's tomb are on the defensive over an unflattering critique in National Geographic magazine and looming budg ...
    April 15, 2015 - 1:08 pm
  • GOP investigators asked Hillary Clinton about private email in 2012

    NORWALK, Iowa – Hillary Rodham Clinton was asked by congressional investigators more than two years ago whether she had used a private email account w ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • 4 ways a surging dollar rattles world economies, markets

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. dollar hasn't been on a roll like this since Ronald Reagan sat in the White House and "Raiders of the Lost Ark" ruled the box of ...
    April 15, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Low-lying dams drown hundreds of unsuspecting victims

    DES MOINES, Iowa – For the better part of a century, submerged dams were workhorses of the American heartland, harnessing the power of rivers to run g ...
    April 15, 2015 - 10:44 am
  • Protests for $15-an-hour wages set to expand Wednesday

    NEW YORK – Fast-food workers calling for $15 an hour are picking up some more allies Wednesday.Airpo ...
    April 15, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • Cats chat with us through meows, blinks and roving whiskers

    LOS ANGELES – When it comes to cats, those meows mean ... well, a lot of things.With each purr, yowl ...
    April 15, 2015 - 10:42 am
  • Barbed Wire Betties to host roller derby bout April 18

    DeKALB – The Barbed Wire Betties, DeKalb County’s roller derby team, will host a bout against the Twin City Derby Girls from Champaign-Urbana on April ...
    April 15, 2015 - 10:03 am
  • 10 Things to Know for April 15

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    April 15, 2015 - 9:01 am
  • Barb City Manor to host volunteer appreciation event

    DeKALB – Barb City Manor, 680 Haish Blvd., DeKalb, will host a volunteer appreciation event at 6:30 p.m. April 23. The event is free and open to the p ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Late-night DeKalb City Council vote approves cutting comp time

    DeKALB – A group of salaried city employees will lose a costly pay perk after a late-night vote by the DeKalb City Council that prompted one alderman ...
    April 16, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Lawyers seek lenience for Chicago pair

    BALI, Indonesia – Lawyers for an American couple on trial in Indonesia argued Tuesday that prosecutors improperly charged them with premeditated murde ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • New report singles out most litigious counties

    CHICAGO – A group that’s criticized the volume of lawsuits in Illinois has a new report it says contains mixed news for reform advocates.
    April 14, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • In Iowa, Clinton lays out tenets of 2016 campaign

    MONTICELLO, Iowa – Hillary Rodham Clinton laid out the early cornerstones of her 2016 presidential campaign Tuesday, casting herself as a “champion” f ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • White House agrees to give Congress a say on an Iran deal

    WASHINGTON – Bowing to pressure from Republicans and his own party, President Barack Obama on Tuesday relented to a compromise empowering Congress to ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:13 pm
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