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  • Lawyer: Brussels bomber was a jailor for Islamic State group

    PARIS – The bomb maker for attacks on Paris and Brussels had a previous career as a jailor for the Islamic State group, a lawyer for one of his hostag ...
    April 22, 2016 - 2:05 pm
  • Obama says North Carolina bathroom law should be overturned

    LONDON – President Barack Obama called on Friday for the overturning of a North Carolina law that requires transgender people to use public bathrooms ...
    April 22, 2016 - 1:52 pm
  • Anger as London mayor Boris Johnson tells 'part-Kenyan' Obama to butt out

    LONDON – London Mayor Boris Johnson, a leader of the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, faced a flurry of criticism Friday for suggesti ...
    April 22, 2016 - 1:02 pm
  • 175 states signing landmark Paris deal on climate change

    UNITED NATIONS – Leaders from at least 175 countries were signing the Paris Agreement on climate change Friday as the landmark deal took a key step fo ...
    April 22, 2016 - 12:47 pm
  • NIU to receive more than $26 million from state

    DeKALB – State lawmakers broke a stubborn impasse Friday – albeit temporarily – to pass bipartisan legislation that will get money to cash-starved sta ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • McDonald's U.S. sales jump, boosted by all-day breakfast

    NEW YORK – McDonald's said U.S. sales jumped in the first quarter as it raised prices, worked on improving service and benefited from the popularity o ...
    April 22, 2016 - 12:16 pm
  • Democratic Pennsylvania congressman facing bribery charges has 1st primary challenge in 20 years

    PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah hasn't had a primary fight for two decades, but he now has three opponents in his heavily Democratic Philadelphi ...
    April 22, 2016 - 9:56 am
  • Caterpillar adjusted profit meets Wall Street's view, sales fall

    PEORIA – Caterpillar's first-quarter adjusted profit met Wall Street's view, even as sales declined across various categories while it continues to de ...
    April 22, 2016 - 8:52 am
  • AP Exclusive: Color index for U.S. border security is rejected

    SAN DIEGO – Five years ago, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security dropped its color-coded terror threat index developed after the 9/11 attacks amid ...
    April 22, 2016 - 8:34 am
  • Crosswind Community Church to host dramatic play

    Crosswind Community Church in Genoa will host "The Vinegar Boy," a dramatic play based on the book by Alberta Hawse.
    April 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Tanzania Development Support sets garage sale

    Tanzania Development Support will host its first fundraising garage sale of the year from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 28, to 30, at 201 Thornbrook in DeKal ...
    April 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church to host confirmation with Bishop Lee

    St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will host a regional confirmation service Saturday, confirming and receiving individuals from four area churches. This wil ...
    April 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Northern Rehab donates to Eagle Scout project

    Boy Scout Ryan Loitz of Troop 16 in Sycamore has been working on his Eagle Project, “Recycle Your Cycle: For a Wheelie Good Cause.” The project entail ...
    April 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Pianist to perform at Sycamore United Methodist Church

    Pianist Jim Hendricks grabbed the attention of family members and musicians as a child with the uncanny ability to play anything he heard on records a ...
    April 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb to host Masquerade Ball fundraiser

    The annual Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb Gala will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at the center at 158 N. Fourth St.
    April 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
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