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  • DeKalb man struck by train, killed

    DeKALB - A DeKalb man was struck by a train and killed Sunday morning.Matthew T. Halverson, 50, whos ...
    May 24, 2015 - 12:28 pm
  • Ash Carter says Iraq's 'will to fight' at issue after Ramadi

    WASHINGTON – The Islamic State group's takeover of the provincial capital Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight," Defense ...
    May 24, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Syrians try to build case against Assad in chlorine attacks

    BEIRUT – With only a cloth mask for protection, Firas Kayali rushed to try to rescue the residents of a house in a village in rebel-held northern Syri ...
    May 24, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Fido al fresco? NY weighs allowing outdoor dining with dogs

    NEW YORK – Never mind the doggie bag: Spot wants a seat at the outdoor table, or rather under it.New ...
    May 23, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • NSA winds down once-secret phone-records collection program

    WASHINGTON – The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree ...
    May 24, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • ‘Bold’ Ireland votes to legalize gay marriage in landslide

    DUBLIN – Ireland’s citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize gay marriage, electoral officials announced Saturday – a stunningly lopsided result ...
    May 24, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Protests, arrests after Ohio officer's acquittal in 2 deaths

    CLEVELAND – Police in riot gear made numerous arrests overnight as protesters took to the streets after a judge found a city police officer not guilty ...
    May 23, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • 7 decades on, Pearl Harbor kin seek new ID tests and closure

    CARY, N.C. – Dawn Silsbee and her siblings never knew their Uncle Bert – he died years before they were born. But they saw what his loss did to their ...
    May 23, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Law fails to stop Illinois schools from fattening pensions

    CHICAGO – A 2005 state law has failed to discourage many Illinois school districts from using large pay raises to fatten the pensions of retiring educ ...
    May 23, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • 4-year-old girl shot in head outside Chicago prom party

    CHICAGO – A 4-year-old girl was shot in the head outside a home in Chicago where relatives were attending a high school prom party.
    May 23, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Medical pot businesses to battle black market for customers

    CHICAGO – When retailers open state-approved medical marijuana shops in Illinois later this year, they will face a distinct disadvantage in luring pro ...
    May 23, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Fairview Cemetery rededicates historic mausoleum

    It was 100 years to the date on Saturday of the original dedication of Fairview Cemetery’s mausoleum, and the cemetery held a rededication ceremony to ...
    May 23, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage, both sides say

    DUBLIN – Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum decla ...
    May 23, 2015 - 12:18 pm
  • Two sent to hospital after Waterman collision

    WATERMAN - Two people were taken to the hospital after a collision shortly after 5:30 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Route 23 and Chicago Road in ...
    May 23, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Ohio patrolman acquitted in 2 deaths amid 137-shot barrage

    CLEVELAND – A patrolman charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects during a 137-shot barrage of gunfire was acquitted Saturday in a case t ...
    May 23, 2015 - 10:18 am
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