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  • Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fall to 260,000

    WASHINGTON – The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped sharply last week, the Labor Department said Wednesday, the latest sign that b ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 8:32 am
  • Turkey shoots down Russian jet it says violated its airspace

    MOSCOW – Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday that it said ignored repeated warnings and crossed into its airspace from Syria, killing at le ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Presidents Barack Obama and Francois Hollande pledge solidarity against Islamic State

    WASHINGTON – In a show of Western solidarity, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday to escalate airstrikes again ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 1:13 am
  • U.S. officials signal move toward embracing self-driving cars

    LOS ANGELES – Federal transportation officials are rethinking their position on self-driving cars with an eye toward getting the emerging technology i ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • Chicago police officer charged with murder in teen's death; video released

    CHICAGO – A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times last year was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, hours before the c ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:37 am
  • U.S. traffic deaths rise sharply after small decline in 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — After declining for most of the past decade, traffic deaths spiked 8 percent in the first half of this year, prompting a call from the ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Lawsuit challenges Illinois ban on marijuana campaign money

    CHICAGO – Two Libertarian political candidates have asked a federal court to declare unconstitutional an Illinois ban on political contributions from ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:33 am
  • DeKalb County candidate filing for March primaries underway

    DeKALB – The early list of candidates who have filed to run for office in local primary elections could boost voters’ interests.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Sycamore School District 427 approves $26.8M tax levy resolution

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore School District 427 unanimously approved a $26.8 million tax-levy resolution at its meeting Tuesday.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Police say Chicago man stabbed woman in leg during fight

    SYCAMORE – A Chicago man remained at the DeKalb County Jail on Tuesday after police said he pulled a woman’s hair out and stabbed another in the leg.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • DeKalb seeks community input for strategic plan

    DeKALB – The city is seeking residents’ opinions on its drafted 10-year strategic plan, which officials said will guide the budget process in the futu ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Photos: Huskies Fall Short to Ohio

    After a slew of injuries, NIU drops off the end of the season with a loss to Ohio, 21-26. ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • Health co-op failure in New York leaves doctors owed millions

    NEW YORK – The sudden collapse of the largest nonprofit insurance cooperative created by President Barack Obama's health care law is causing headaches ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:31 pm
  • Since '01, Clintons collected $35M from financial businesses

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton wants voters to know she is no friend of Wall Street. But Wall Street has frequently been a friend to her.
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • Chicago cop charged with murder in killing of black teen

    CHICAGO – A white Chicago police officer accused of fatally shooting a black teenager was charged with murder Tuesday, just a day ahead of a deadline ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 10:28 am
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