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  • Storm chasers were out during, but west of, Fairdale tornado

    DeKALB – When the weather worsened April 9, and people followed the weather reports to know when to take shelter in their basements or bathrooms, Core ...
    May 6, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Give Local DeKalb County raises nearly $190,000 for nonprofits

    Community generosity was on display as donors gave almost $190,000 to 55 DeKalb County nonprofit organizations Tuesday through the daylong Give Local ...
    May 6, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Missing NIU student found at Elburn train station

    DeKALB – A Northern Illinois University student who was reported missing on Tuesday was found Wednesday at the Elburn train station, DeKalb police sai ...
    May 6, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Woman known for trying to sneak on planes jailed in Chicago

    CHICAGO – A woman with a history of trying to sneak onto planes without a ticket has been arrested twice in recent days at both of Chicago's internati ...
    May 6, 2015 - 2:44 pm
  • New standardized tests bring technical challenges, concern

    WASHINGTON – Call this the year of the test. Or, at least the year of standardized test mania.Standa ...
    May 6, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • Dixon grad, wife 'grateful' after Nepal earthquake

    KATHMANDU – What does one grab as an emergency unfolds? As a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, Ben and Holly Hilty had three prioritie ...
    May 6, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Fed Chair Janet Yellen says bank regulators making progress in reforms

    WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the Fed and other banking regulators have made significant progress in correcting ...
    May 6, 2015 - 9:47 am
  • Secretary of State Kerry visits Somalia

    MOGADISHU, Somalia – Two decades after dead American soldiers were dragged through the streets of Mogadishu, John Kerry on Tuesday became the first se ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Ex-IRA man linked to 2005 slaying shot dead in Belfast

    DUBLIN – A former Irish Republican Army commander linked to one of the outlawed group’s most notorious killings was shot dead at close range Tuesday m ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Police: Student taints roommates’ food

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – Police say a University of South Carolina student has been arrested after her roommates set up a camera and caught her spitting and p ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • High-tech sensors help keep eye on aging parents

    SAN FRANCISCO – Each time 81-year-old Bill Dworsky or his 80-year-old wife Dorothy opens the refrigerator, closes the bathroom door or lifts the lid o ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • Doubts raised about Islamic State’s claim in Texas attack

    PHOENIX – The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhamm ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Former Arkansas governor opens 2016 bid

    HOPE, Ark. – Mike Huckabee declared his presidential candidacy Tuesday, counting on his brand of conservative populism to make his second White House ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • Obama picks Dunford as Joint Chiefs chairman

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama tapped a highly respected combat commander as his next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Tuesday, signaling th ...
    May 5, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Miley Cyrus on pink armpits, her new charity

    LOS ANGELES – When Miley Cyrus wears pasties or posts photos of her pink armpits, it’s not to be a provocateur. The 22-year-old said she’s just being ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:10 pm
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