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  • Hikers behaving badly: Appalachian Trail partying raises ire

    BAXTER STATE PARK, Maine – When Jackson Spencer set out to tackle the Appalachian Trail, he anticipated the solitude that only wilderness can bring – ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Sanders says he would be prepared to use military force

    WASHINGTON – International rivals would be mistaken to assume he wouldn’t be prepared to use military force if that’s what circumstances required, Dem ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • Exelon mulls closure of unprofitable Quad Cities nuke plant

    CHICAGO – The owner of Illinois’ 11 nuclear reactors must decide next month whether to close its Quad Cities plant, one of three generating stations E ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Residents experience the past during Genoa's Pioneer Day

    – Pioneer Day in Genoa gave families today a taste of life more than a century ago. For the Bottcher family, who took a horse-drawn stage coach ride, ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Face Time with Karen Samonds

    For the next few weeks, Karen Samonds will sit among bins of bubble-wrapped and duct taped fossils stacked tall and scattered across her lab table in ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Service pays tribute to slain television reporter, cameraman

    ROANOKE, Va. – Community religious leaders gathered Sunday to remember 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker and 27-year-old cameraman Adam Ward, the two ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Police: Robbery near NIU campus didn't happen

    DeKALB – A man who told police he was jumped by three men who stole his wallet and phone made it up, DeKalb police said.
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • DeKalb City Council to consider $173K project for Stage Coach Players

    DeKALB – The Stage Coach Players are looking to improve their theater building and have asked the city for help. 
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • Vote tally for Iran nuclear deal rises to 31 in Senate

    WASHINGTON – Oregon’s Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley on Sunday became the 31st senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum builds ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Rain held off as scores came out for Corn Fest

    DeKALB – Jeff Birtell recalled to his granddaughter Saturday his first Corn Fest, where he fed a hungry crowd from the back of a pickup truck during t ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Illinois' Dick Durbin gets a shot at political redemption

    WASHINGTON – For all its fraught politics and geopolitical import, the Iran nuclear agreement offers something very personal for Sen. Dick Durbin of I ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:51 am
  • Belgium lays to rest heroine who saved countless GI lives

    BASTOGNE, Belgium – A Congo-born nurse was laid to rest in a quiet corner of Belgium on Saturday, surrounded by emissaries from the King and the Unite ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Gulf Coast marks Katrina's fury, celebrates rebirth

    NEW ORLEANS – As the church bells rang marking the decade since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, the 80-year-old woman wept softly into a tiss ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • More ID, bag checks on Europe's trains after foiled attack

    PARIS – European countries will increase identity checks and baggage controls on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack on a high-speed t ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Ridin' with Biden? Clinton challenge a rough road for the VP

    MINNEAPOLIS – The only trace of the vice president came on a candy wrapper.Joe Biden may be consider ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:47 am
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