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  • Reporter, cameraman shot to death on air in central Virginia

    MONETA, Va. – He planned it all so carefully – a choreographed execution of two former colleagues, broadcast live to a horrified television audience. ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Ohio mom accused of killing sons could face death penalty

    BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio – A woman accused of killing her three young sons over a 13-month period out of jealousy at the attention her husband paid them wa ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Zoo sending endangered rhino to Asia for mating

    CINCINNATI – An Ohio zoo that has the last Sumatran rhino in the United States announced plans Tuesday to send him to Southeast Asia on a mission to m ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Stolen guns increasingly used in violent crime

    ST. LOUIS – In what’s been a violent year in St. Louis, a common theme has emerged: The gun used in any given crime was probably stolen.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Federal ban on sports betting upheld by appeals panel

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The federal ban on sports betting in all but four states was upheld Tuesday, dealing a blow to New Jersey’s latest effort to exp ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • France train suspect watched jihadi video, prosecutor says

    PARIS – Minutes before he slung an assault rifle across his chest and walked through a high-speed train, the Moroccan suspect in the foiled attack wat ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Beijing appears to wind down share-buying

    BEIJING – China’s leaders are winding down a strategy of trying to push up slumping stock prices by spending billions of dollars to buy shares.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Heat forecast as help joins fight against Washington fires

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Firefighters in Washington state were grateful Tuesday to learn that reinforcements were arriving from Down Under as they kept a wary ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Gay, straight couples say ‘I do’ to Justice Kennedy’s words

    WASHINGTON – Emily Smith and Jillian Levine had already chosen a venue, booked a band and written the first draft of the ceremony for their wedding wh ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Emanuel: Proposed Lucas museum designs are changing

    CHICAGO – Design plans are being updated for a museum proposed on Chicago's lakefront by movie producer George Lucas, according to Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Illinois collectors share fascination with farm toys

    EFFINGHAM – Fred Manhart's orange Allis-Chalmers miniature tractor may just be a toy. But it's worth $2,500.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Pope’s visit brings about questions about LGBT issues

    The World Meeting of Families, the central religious event of Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States, is intended to convey a message of love ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for now

    WASHINGTON – An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits to the lowest level of President Barack Obama’s tenure, Congress’ nonpartisa ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • U.S. stocks extend losses as early rally fades

    A rally in U.S. stocks evaporated in the minutes before the closing bell Tuesday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 200 points a ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Rauner vetoes bill related to Southern Illinois University

    CARBONDALE – Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation related to student trustees and the school newspaper at Southern Illinois University.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:11 pm
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