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  • Scout collecting books for Eagle project

    Jared Bunge from Boy Scout Troop 2810 is conducting a book drive for the kindergarten through eighth grade reading levels to benefit the students of W ...
    Sept. 5, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Disney unveils Star Wars toys amid marketing blitz

    NEW YORK – The release of the new Star Wars movie may still be months off, but Disney is unleashing its full marketing “Force” behind the launch of hu ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Cardin’s opposition to Iran deal sets back White House hopes

    WASHINGTON – White House hopes for stopping a congressional challenge to the Iran nuclear deal and sparing President Barack Obama from using a veto su ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Police: Missouri 11-year-old fatally shoots intruder, 16

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis County police say an 11-year-old boy fatally shot a 16-year-old intruder during a home invasion, but some neighbors take issue w ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Teacher arrested after drone crash

    NEW YORK – A high school science teacher was arrested Friday after a drone plummeted into empty seats and caused a scare at the U.S. Open tennis tourn ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Clinton: I didn't 'stop and think' about email system

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday her use of a private email system at the State Department wasn’t the “best choice” and acknowledged sh ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Guatemala ex-president: I’m innocent

    GUATEMALA CITY – Otto Perez Molina sat in a defendant’s chair Friday and declared his innocence in a customs corruption scandal that forced him to res ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Woman’s lawsuit over sperm donation tossed

    CHICAGO – A judge dismissed a white Ohio woman’s lawsuit accusing an Illinois sperm bank of mistakenly providing sperm from a black donor, resulting i ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Amid grief, Jill Biden said to share VP’s hesitation on 2016

    WASHINGTON – Vice President Joe Biden’s reluctance to enter the presidential race centers on his family. His wife, Jill, has never relished political ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • U.S. jobless rate falls to 7-year low; Fed move still unclear

    WASHINGTON – U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.1 percent last month, but hiring slowed – a mixed bag of news that offers few clues to wh ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • CTA reminds parents of free rides program

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Transit Authority is reminding parents that it will provide free bus and train rides to students on the first day of school.
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • 2 new cases but no new Legionnaires’ deaths

    QUINCY – The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs said 50 residents of its Quincy veterans home have been sickened by Legionnaires’ disease, but th ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Illinois officials to crack down on Labor Day drunk driving

    SPRINGFIELD – State and local police will swarm Illinois roadways this weekend in search of drunk drivers in the statewide campaign, "Driver Sober, or ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Police: Man donated blood plasma, knew he had HIV

    GARY, Ind. – Police say a northwestern Indiana man knew he was HIV positive when he sold his blood plasma to a company in Gary.
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Officer won’t be fired for Ferguson comment

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s police superintendent said an officer who made racially charged remarks in a video that included the taunt Michael Brown “deserved ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:17 pm
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