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  • Illinois lawmakers scurry through bills; but no budget deal

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers scurried through a long to-do list Saturday as the spring-session clock winds down, but there was little mention of t ...
    May 30, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • U.S., Iran hold 'intense' nuclear talks month before deadline

    GENEVA – A month away from a nuclear deal deadline, U.S. and Iranian diplomats tried to narrow differences over how quickly to ease economic penalties ...
    May 30, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Powerful quake strikes off Japan; no tsunami warning

    TOKYO – A powerful earthquake struck near remote Japanese islands and shook most of the country Saturday evening, but it occurred well beneath the ear ...
    May 30, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Russia’s Putin shut out from G-7 meeting, but not much else

    WASHINGTON – Russia’s Vladimir Putin won’t be on the guest list when President Barack Obama and other world leaders assemble in Germany next week, as ...
    May 30, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • More heavy rain but no new serious flooding in Houston area

    ROSENBERG, Texas – The seemingly ceaseless rain swept across areas of Texas again on Saturday, bringing fears of renewed flooding but no new serious p ...
    May 30, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Former Md. Gov. O'Malley jumps into 2016 Democratic race

    DAVENPORT, Iowa – Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley entered the Democratic presidential race on Saturday in a longshot challenge to Hillary Rodham ...
    May 30, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Baltimore sees its 40th homicide in May, a record month

    BALTIMORE – A man fatally shot in Baltimore is the city's 40th homicide victim this month, a record month for slayings.
    May 30, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Suicide bomber, rocket grenades kill 30 in Nigerian city

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – A suicide bomb blast outside a mosque and rocket-propelled grenades that exploded into homes as people slept killed at least 30 p ...
    May 30, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Activists say Syrian army strikes kill 70 people in Aleppo

    BEIRUT – Syrian army airstrikes killed at least 70 people, most of them civilians, and wounded scores in attacks Saturday in the northern province of ...
    May 30, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Oklahoma man shot, killed by police after fight over rescue

    OKMULGEE, Okla. – An Oklahoma state trooper fatally shot a man who was involved in a fight with two troopers who were trying to rescue him and another ...
    May 30, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Biden announces death of son, Beau, of brain cancer

    WASHINGTON – Beau Biden, who followed his father, Vice President Joe Biden, into politics and was twice elected attorney general of Delaware, died Sat ...
    May 30, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Disagreement over impact if U.S. surveillance laws do expire

    WASHINGTON – Barring a last-minute deal in Congress, three post-Sept. 11 surveillance laws used against suspected spies and terrorists are set to expi ...
    May 30, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Will new focus on rape kit tests put thousands behind bars?

    The evidence piled up for years, abandoned in police property rooms, warehouses and crime labs. Now, thousands of sexual assault kits are giving up th ...
    May 30, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Illinois still refining rape kit rules after infamous cases

    CHICAGO – The problem of mishandled or ignored rape kits persists nearly a decade after some were discovered gathering dust at a suburban Chicago poli ...
    May 30, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Illinois State University trustees raise tuition, fees

    NORMAL – Illinois State University trustees have approved a 1.6 percent increase in tuition and fees in response to expected cuts in state funding.
    May 30, 2015 - 11:06 pm
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