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  • UK general: Ukraine crisis holds lessons for NATO

    WASHINGTON — Russian meddling in Ukraine has shown that NATO needs a more responsive quick-reaction force that could be deployed in the event Moscow m ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Chicago high-rise shooting victim remains critical

    CHICAGO — A technology company CEO who police say was shot and wounded by a demoted coworker in downtown Chicago high-rise building remained in critic ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Iowa Democrats exploring ways to expand caucus

    WASHINGTON — Democrats in Iowa are devising ways to expand access to their state's leadoff presidential caucuses, addressing concerns raised by Hillar ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Plans underway to retrieve Americans with Ebola

    NEW YORK — Plans are underway to bring back the two American aid workers sick with Ebola from Africa.
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Galesburg teachers plan strike if no deal reached

    GALESBURG — Public-school teachers in Galesburg have voted to go on strike if they can't reach a new labor agreement with the local school district.
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Sen. Durbin wants feds to look at Ill. rail delays

    SPRINGFIELD — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin wants federal rail officials to look at delays along the Amtrak route from Carbondale to Chicago and blocked rail ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Arrest made after man sped into naval station

    CHICAGO — Authorities say a man is in custody after he allegedly sped through the main gate of a Chicago-area naval station and slammed into two secur ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Colorado issuing driver's licenses to immigrants

    DENVER – Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants Friday regardless of their legal status, underscoring a ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 9:23 am
  • U.S. employers add 209K jobs, rate rises to 6.2 pct.

    WASHINGTON – U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Cantor to resign from House seat in August

    RICHMOND, Va. – After a surprise primary election loss, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • 'American Idol' audition to be held at state fair

    SPRINGFIELD – A trip to the Illinois State Fair this year could earn you a record contract.The telev ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 8:37 am
  • Illinois woman gets 7 years for delivering cocaine

    BELVIDERE – A northern Illinois woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to delivering cocaine to a police informant ne ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 8:36 am
  • 2 men rescued from bucket lift in Illinois

    MOLINE – Harnesses and other safety equipment are being credited with saving the lives of two men who found themselves stranded in a bucket lift 120 f ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 8:36 am
  • Abbas seeks support for war crimes charges

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Nearly a month into Israel's fierce assault on Hamas in Gaza, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is facing mounting domestic ...
    July 31, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • $100M for firm without offices, 1 agent?

    WASHINGTON – Companies overseeing millions of mortgage loans appear to be skirting new federal regulations and legal settlements intended to stop them ...
    July 31, 2014 - 11:05 pm
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