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  • Car plunges into Naperville quarry, killing 2

    NAPERVILLE – A car has plunged into a water-filled quarry in the Chicago suburb of Naperville, killing two passengers who were unable to escape the ve ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Given life term, inmate hopes for clemency

    GREENVILLE – From the very start, Scott Walker refused to believe he would die in prison.Arrested an ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Monitors try to secure Ukraine plane crash site

    HRABOVE, Ukraine – International monitors moved gingerly Saturday through fields reeking of the decomposing corpses that fell from a Malaysian airline ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Cubs sue over fake mascot that got into bar fight

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs have filed a lawsuit against several people whom the team accuses of being behind a fake mascot that has been engaging in b ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • High winds push growing Washington wildfire

    WINTHROP, Wash. – Pushed by howling, erratic winds, a massive wildfire in north-central Washington was growing rapidly and burning in new directions S ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Lightning a threat to ND saltwater disposal sites

    WILLISTON, N.D. – Three massive fires since the beginning of June have highlighted the threat lightning poses in the North Dakota oil patch, and in ea ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Gov. Rick Perry in Iowa again courting voters

    DES MOINES – Texas Gov. Rick Perry is visiting Iowa for the fourth time in eight months, hoping for a second chance to win over Republican voters who ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Teen’s death puts focus on caffeine dangers

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – A few weeks before their prom king's death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on narcotics that warned about t ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Illinois law a boost to ex-offenders seeking jobs

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation requiring private employers in Illinois to first evaluate job applicants' skills then ask about c ...
    July 19, 2014 - 12:04 pm
  • U.S. communities diverge on child migrant response

    DALLAS (AP) — As thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children have poured into South Texas, community leaders from Dallas to Los Angeles to Syracuse, ...
    July 19, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade

    NEW YORK (AP) — The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. ...
    July 19, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Fatal Sycamore intersection will be expensive to fix

    SYCAMORE – Learning another person had died at the same curve where her son, Jonathan, did 11 years ago stirred anger and disbelief in Vicki Moore.
    July 18, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • NIU hires director of federal relations

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University has created and filled the position of director of federal relations.
    July 18, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • 'Funnel of fire' destroys homes in Washington

    PATEROS, Wash. – A fire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes, leaving behind smoldering rubble, solitary brick chim ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:30 pm
  • Credible probe sought in downing of Malaysian jet

    ROZSYPNE, Ukraine – World leaders demanded Friday that pro-Russia rebels who control the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 giv ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:32 pm
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