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  • Kansas officer killed while looking for drive-by suspect

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A Kansas City, Kansas, police officer was shot and killed on Tuesday while searching for a suspect in a drive-by shooting, police ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • IOC explores legal options on banning all Russians from Rio

    LONDON – With just over two weeks until the opening ceremony, Russia still doesn't know whether its athletes — all or even some — will be competing in ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • Turkey fires tens of thousands in coup plotters hunt

    ISTANBUL – Asserting that "all the evidence" points to a U.S.-based Muslim cleric as the mastermind of last week's failed coup, Turkey's government on ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:00 pm
  • GOP nominates Trump, heaps criticism on Hillary Clinton

    Donald Trump officially won the Republican Party's presidential nomination Tuesday, making the businessman the GOP standard-bearer after a rollicking ...
    July 19, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • Writer-director Garry Marshall dies at age 81

    LOS ANGELES – Writer-director Garry Marshall, whose deft touch with comedy and romance led to a string of TV hits that included "Happy Days" and "Lave ...
    July 20, 2016 - 9:32 am
  • ‘Reptomania!’ brings children, reptiles together

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    July 19, 2016 - 10:37 pm
  • Sycamore police show off new equipment

    SYCAMORE – The city’s police department is looking to add two more officers to the county’s special operations team, using newly purchased military-gr ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • DeKalb County residents give police prayers, hugs, food, public displays of encouragement

    The blue ribbons affixed to a Genoa resident’s property and his truck are among the many shows of support citizens are giving to local law enforcement ...
    July 19, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • Hiawatha School District 426 seeks applicants for board vacancy

    KIRKLAND – Hiawatha School District 426 is seeking applicants to serve on its school board, which is responsible for overseeing the district’s $5.4 mi ...
    July 19, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • Sycamore School District 427 wary of general state aid promises

    SYCAMORE – Despite a stopgap measure passed July 1 by Springfield lawmakers, Sycamore School District 427 officials will move forward as though they n ...
    July 19, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • Illinois delegates differ on Melania Trump's possible plagiarism

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois delegates to the Republican National Convention are unconcerned that the potential next first lady may have plagiarized a prede ...
    July 19, 2016 - 4:57 pm
  • Hillary Clinton: First day of Republican convention 'surreal'

    LAS VEGAS – Hillary Clinton dismissed the first day of the Republican National Convention as a "surreal" experience on Tuesday, comparing the gatherin ...
    July 19, 2016 - 4:56 pm
  • GOP Rep. Steve King asks how non-whites gave to civilization

    CLEVELAND – Iowa Republican U.S. Rep. Steve King, one of the most conservative members of Congress and a harsh critic of immigration, has questioned t ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:59 am
  • President Obama writes an open letter to police officers

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says the nation will get through the recent killings of police officers with the "love and empathy of public serva ...
    July 19, 2016 - 10:36 am
  • ISIS group claims responsibility for train attack in Germany

    BERLIN – The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for an ax-and-knife attack on a German train that left at least five people wounded, b ...
    July 19, 2016 - 10:23 am
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