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  • Iowans who sought to draft Christie in 2011, back him again

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie got a big boost in Iowa Tuesday when six major Republican donors and activists woo ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Taliban secure hold on key Afghan city despite airstrike

    KABUL, Afghanistan – A day after capturing their first major city since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion, the Taliban fanned out in full force Tuesday, clos ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Soul-searching in House as McCarthy tries to lock up top job

    WASHINGTON – Stunned and divided, House Republicans sought a way forward Tuesday as Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy pledged to bring them together afte ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Why phones break: Screens get stronger, yet we demand more

    NEW YORK – Ask a roomful of people to take out their phones, and you’re bound to see several with cracked screens.
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • Author, tap dancer, sociologist among 'genius grant' winners

    CHICAGO – A tap dancer who has spent her life demanding respect for an overlooked art form. A writer at the center of the national conversation about ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • South Dakota tribe to open nation's 1st marijuana resort

    FLANDREAU, S.D. – The Santee Sioux tribe has already proven its business acumen, running a successful casino, a 120-room hotel and a 240-head buffalo ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • Planned Parenthood president refutes videos before Congress

    WASHINGTON – The head of Planned Parenthood defended the women’s health organization Tuesday before a Republican-run Congress interested on cutting it ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Google's driverless car drivers ride a career less traveled

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Fresh out of college, Brian Torcellini dreamed about getting a job writing about surfing.
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • World leaders at U.N. lay out different views on Syria crisis

    UNITED NATIONS – Vladimir Putin played it cool, Barack Obama was earnest but firm and Iran’s president walked in smiling. World leaders glided through ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • Boy Scouts to honor 5 with Tribute to Heroes Award

    MALTA – The DeKalb County Boy Scouts of America will honor recipients of the 2015 Tribute to Heroes Award.
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • NIU teams up to help fight hunger

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University invites people to consider how a good local deed might help a global effort to end hunger.
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • Kids Work Day set for Saturday in Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – Youngsters will have the opportunity to help beautify the city from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday.
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • Ex-NIU officer Rifkin again seeks to ban statements to police

    SYCAMORE – A former Northern Illinois University police officer accused of sexually assaulting a student plans to ask again Friday to suppress stateme ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Sept. 30 police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • Sycamore sober living home could open by year’s end

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County’s sober living home for men at 491 E. State St., Sycamore, has a few housekeeping items left, but should be fully operational ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:18 pm
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