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  • Jeb Bush faces backlash over education record

    MIAMI – Jeb Bush made his mark as Florida's governor by overhauling the state's schools. As he ponders a potential run for president, his education po ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Showdown looms over Takata air bag recall

    DETROIT – A showdown is looming between U.S. safety regulators and a Japanese company that makes air bags linked to multiple deaths and injuries. Car ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Drive to wage jihad: From Islamic State militant to Iraq informant

    BAGHDAD – The former Islamic State group commander walked into the visitors' room of his Baghdad prison, without the usual yellow jumpsuit and shackle ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Illinois minimum wage would be $11 under plan OK'd by Senate panel

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois Senate committee on Wednesday advanced a revamped proposal that would increase Illinois' minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2017 ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 8:26 pm
  • DeKalb woman accused of murdering child found fit for trial

    SYCAMORE – The mother of John B. Hawks wiped tears from her eyes Wednesday morning as she watched her one-time friend formally deny she murdered the 1 ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • NBC scraps Bill Cosby television project after sexual assault allegations

    NEW YORK – NBC says it has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development, the second outlet within a day to put off or abandon a Cosby proje ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 1:27 pm
  • Tom Cross concedes Illinois treasurer's race to Mike Frerichs

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Tom Cross has conceded the Illinois treasurer's race to Democrat Mike Frerichs.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Obama plan won't grant immigrants federal benefits

    WASHINGTON – As many as 5 million people in the country illegally would be spared from deportation and made eligible for work permits but not entitled ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • JetBlue to add bag fees on cheapest tickets

    It will soon cost you money to check a bag on JetBlue if you buy the cheapest level of tickets.JetBl ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • St. Charles Filling Station owner acknowledges liquor license violation

    ST. CHARLES – The owner of The Filling Station Pub & Grill pleaded guilty Monday to a liquor license violation that involved a minor being served alco ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • Crystal Lake votes to not further regulate e-cigarettes

    CRYSTAL LAKE – After 27 years as a smoker, Effie Elliott quit smoking combustible cigarettes nine months ago.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 9:47 am
  • Police: Miss Honduras, sister apparently killed

    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Two bodies believed to belong to Miss Honduras 2014 and her sister have been found buried near the spa where they disappeared ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 9:38 am
  • Timothy Killeen named new University of Illinois president

    CHAMPAIGN – The University of Illinois system has hired State University of New York Vice Chancellor for Research Timothy L. Killeen as its next presi ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • New Kurdish offensive targets Islamic State group

    BAGHDAD – Kurdish peshmerga forces launched a new offensive Wednesday targeting Islamic State group extremists in Iraq, even as a suicide bomber kille ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 8:46 am
  • Italian mobsters take secret oath in police video

    ROME – Recruits for Italy's 'ndrangheta crime syndicate have been caught on video taking a loyalty oath, swearing "under the splendor of the moon," in ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 12:03 am
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