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  • Group says world is losing battle against Ebola

    UNITED NATIONS – The international group Doctor Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that tre ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:39 pm
  • Problems abound with health law immigration papers

    MIAMI – More than 300,000 immigrants who bought insurance through President Barack Obama's health care initiative could lose their coverage this month ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:12 pm
  • No prison time in Facebook stabbing case

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore man who admitted stabbing a man after an argument that started on Facebook i ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:04 pm
  • Climatologist says August warmed up in Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN – The Illinois state climatologist says that after a cooler-than-usual July the summer finally turned warmer in August. And the season has b ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 10:41 pm
  • Child porn plea deal reached for Cortland man

    SYCAMORE – A Cortland man has registered as a sexual predator after a plea agreement was reached last week in which he avoided prison time, records sh ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 10:50 pm
  • DeKalb woman remembered as traveler, educator

    DeKALB – Debra Hopkins would often run into grateful former students on her travels around the world, her husband, Roger Hopkins, remembered Tuesday.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 10:28 pm
  • Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits

    DETROIT – Big discounts. Six- or seven-year loans, in some cases to buyers who would have been turned down in the past.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Illinois prisons struggle with backup power issues

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Department of Corrections officials are investigating a prison power outage to decide whether the state's correctional faciliti ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • U.S. construction spending up 1.8 percent in July

    WASHINGTON – U.S. construction spending staged a strong rebound in July, rising by the largest amount in more than two years. All major categories of ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • Illinois starts accepting medical marijuana requests

    CHICAGO – Thousands of patients in Illinois will be able to apply for special ID cards allowing them to use medical marijuana under a new state law.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 9:10 am
  • U.S. eating habits improve a bit – except among poor

    CHICAGO – Americans' eating habits have improved – except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among weal ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

    WASHINGTON – As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big i ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    NEW YORK – McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Obama: ‘Revving’ economy calls for higher wages

    MILWAUKEE – President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy’s “revving” p ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Pakistan’s premier challenged by raging anti-gov’t protests

    ISLAMABAD – Ahead of a joint session of parliament, Pakistan’s prime minister and army chief held marathon meetings Monday over violent anti-governmen ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 10:52 pm
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