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  • Mourners gather in St. Louis for Brown funeral

    ST. LOUIS – Hundreds of people lined up in sweltering heat Monday to say goodbye to Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot and killed earlier this month ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 9:59 am
  • Sales of U.S. new homes fall in July

    WASHINGTON – Fewer Americans bought new homes in July, evidence that the housing sector is struggling to gain traction more than five years into the e ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 9:41 am
  • Police: Southern Illinois plant explosion kills 2

    GRANITE CITY – Police say two people are dead and more are injured after an explosion at a recycling plant in southern Illinois.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 9:06 am
  • Chicago police shoot, kill 2 Sunday night

    CHICAGO – Chicago police officials say officers have shot and killed two people in separate incidents.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Mediation fails to settle Galesburg teacher strike

    GALESBURG – Thousands of students are staying home again in Galesburg as a weekend mediation session between a teachers union and the board of educati ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

    CHICAGO – Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.Delaying th ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • Firefighters take part in training exercise in Waterman

    WATERMAN – Firefighters from several local departments responded to a staged scene in Waterman on Saturday morning that included two cars engulfed in ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Rebels parade captured Ukrainian soldiers in east

    DONETSK, Ukraine – To shouts of “Fascists!” and “Hang them from a tree!” captured Ukrainian soldiers were paraded through the streets of the rebel str ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Israel prime minister tries to link Hamas, Iraq extremists

    JERUSALEM – Israel’s prime minister is trying to capitalize on the gruesome video of an American journalist’s beheading by the Islamic State extremist ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Official: British Ebola patient to be evacuated

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – The first British citizen confirmed to be infected with the deadly Ebola disease is being evacuated from Sierra Leone on a je ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

    The American Heart Association’s first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American Cancer ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Flood damage victims should be wary of scams

    CHICAGO – A nonprofit consumer group is cautioning people who suffered flood damage in recent heavy rains about dishonest contractors.
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Pioneer Day gives attendees lesson in history

    GENOA – For Holly Quinn’s children, Sunday was a perfect day to step away from technology and play games of days gone by.
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Layoffs raise more issues in hiring case

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Pat Quinn’s unexpected move to deal with a scathing report about political hiring in his administration will not put the jobs scand ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • California quake causes injuries, damage

    NAPA, Calif. – The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years struck before dawn Sunday, sending scores of people to hospitals, ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 11:20 pm
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