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  • Another year, another small Social Security bump

    WASHINGTON – For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • Indian schools face decayed buildings, poverty

    WINSLOW, Ariz. – Federally owned schools for Native Americans on reservations are marked by remoteness, extreme poverty and a lack of construction dol ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:55 pm
  • High court balks at last-minute voting changes

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was t ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • First U.S. Ebola victim remembered for compassion

    SALISBURY, N.C. – Thomas Eric Duncan was remembered Saturday as a big-hearted and compassionate man whose virtues may have led to his infection with E ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:43 pm
  • Container ship adrift again off Canadian coast

    PRINCE RUPERT, British Columbia – A disabled Russian container ship carrying hundreds of tons of fuel is adrift again but officials said Saturday ther ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:43 pm
  • U.S.-led strike kills 8 in IS-held Syria town

    MURSITPINAR, Turkey – A U.S.-led coalition airstrike on a gas distribution facility in a stronghold of the Islamic State group set off a series of sec ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:42 pm
  • Iran says number of foreign tourists surges

    TEHRAN, Iran – The number of foreigners visiting Iran jumped dramatically over the 12-month period ending in March, with 35 percent more tourists comp ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:41 pm
  • Iraq lawmakers approve interior, defense ministers

    BAGHDAD – Iraqi lawmakers approved Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s remaining Cabinet nominees on Saturday, including for the critical defense and int ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:41 pm
  • Photos: STEMfest

    Images from STEMfest at the Convocation Center Saturday ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Update: Missing DeKalb girl found in Chicago

    DeKALB – The 14-year-old missing DeKalb girl was located in good condition in DeKalb on Sunday and returned to her family in DeKalb, DeKalb police det ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 8:31 pm
  • Pentagon readying for long war in Iraq, Syria

    WASHINGTON – Ten weeks into its war against Islamic State extremists, the Pentagon is settling in for the long haul, short on big early successes but ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • NIU, DeKalb look to aid broader University Village area

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University and city leaders want to help University Village residents, but first they have to understand who lives there an ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Thousands released after immigration holds denied

    SANTA ANA, Calif. – Immigration officials say local authorities across the U.S. released thousands of immigrants from jails this year despite efforts ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • GOP turns to Ebola fears in campaign drive

    WASHINGTON – Republicans are tapping into Americans’ fears about Ebola in their latest attacks on the competence of the Obama administration, adding a ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Body camera use concerns Illinois police officers

    CHICAGO – State lawmakers crafting legislation that would govern the use of body cameras by police officers got a glimpse Friday of a complicated deba ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:11 pm
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