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  • Why businesses are speaking out on religious-objections laws

    NEW YORK – A bevy of big-name businesses including Apple, Gap and Levi Strauss are publicly speaking out against religious-objections legislation in s ...
    NEW: April 1, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • Iraq declares victory over Islamic State group in Tikrit

    TIKRIT, Iraq – Iraq declared a "magnificent victory" Wednesday over the Islamic State group in Tikrit, a key step in driving the militants out of thei ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:46 am
  • U.S. auto sales tap the brakes in March, but outlook strong

    DETROIT – U.S. auto sales slowed down a bit in March, but the industry remains optimistic about the market.
    April 1, 2015 - 8:59 am
  • Inmate overpowers guard, escapes from Kankakee jail

    KANKAKEE – A convicted murderer awaiting sentencing escaped from a jail in eastern Illinois Wednesday after overpowering a guard and taking his keys, ...
    April 1, 2015 - 8:52 am
  • Falling corn prices stalk Monsanto, sending Q2 profits lower

    WASHINGTON – Monsanto reported lower-than-expected earnings as slumping corn prices push farmers toward other crops, crimping sales of the company's b ...
    April 1, 2015 - 8:51 am
  • Benjamin Netanyahu says world needs 'better deal' with Iran

    JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday made a last-ditch appeal for world powers to call off an emerging nuclear agreement ...
    April 1, 2015 - 8:22 am
  • Co-pilot told flight school of depressive episode

    BERLIN – Lufthansa knew six years ago that the co-pilot of the passenger plane that crashed in the French Alps last week had suffered from a “serious ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • Iraqi troops in center of ISIS-held Tikrit

    TIKRIT, Iraq – Iraqi forces battled Islamic State militants holed up in downtown Tikrit, going house to house Tuesday in search of snipers and booby t ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • Student loan recipients go on repayment strike

    WASHINGTON – Sarah Dieffenbacher is on a debt strike. She’s refusing to make payments on the more than $100,000 in federal and private loans she said ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Rolling Stones announce North American stadium tour

    LOS ANGELES – The Rolling Stones are zipping across North America again.The rock band announced a 15 ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Defense rests in 1st phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial

    BOSTON – Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rested their case in his federal death penalty trial Tuesday, a day after they began pre ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Indiana governor wants changes to religious law

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence asked lawmakers Tuesday to send him a clarification of the state’s new religious-freedom law later this week, w ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Duckworth: Clinton needs to meet with Benghazi committee

    SPRINGFIELD – A war hero congresswoman appeared publicly Tuesday for the first time as a U.S. Senate hopeful, taking jabs at the Republican incumbent, ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Violence wanes in Chicago, but fear looms over mayor’s race

    CHICAGO – A few years ago, violence on Chicago streets thrust a recently elected mayor into the national spotlight as shootouts in some of the city’s ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • NIU program to discuss binary view of sexuality

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University will host a program called “The Gender Binary and LGBTI People: Religious Myth and Medical Malpractice” at 6 p.m ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:03 pm
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