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  • Crews work to keep Yosemite fire from sequoias

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews strengthened old containment lines on Wednesday, as they tried to keep a blaze in Yosemite National P ...
    July 30, 2014 - 4:07 pm
  • Senators seek to curb campus sexual assault

    WASHINGTON — Colleges and universities could be more accountable to rape victims under legislation introduced Wednesday by a bipartisan group of senat ...
    July 30, 2014 - 1:45 pm
  • Fed offers no clearer hint on first rate increase

    WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is further slowing the pace of its bond purchases because it thinks an improving U.S. economy needs less help. But it ...
    July 30, 2014 - 1:43 pm
  • Illinois Medicaid restricts use of hepatitis drug

    CHICAGO — Illinois is placing tight restrictions on a new hepatitis C drug that costs $1,000 per pill. Medicaid patients must meet 25 criteria and get ...
    July 30, 2014 - 1:08 pm
  • Suspect in Las Vegas crime spree describes mayhem

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman accused in a Las Vegas crime spree described to police how she stabbed a woman with a screwdriver during a violent string of ...
    July 30, 2014 - 12:57 pm
  • Trafficking bust reveals worries over missing kids

    WASHINGTON — When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims ...
    July 30, 2014 - 12:47 pm
  • Dubai, European airlines divert flights over Iraq

    BAGHDAD — European airlines and a Dubai-based carrier are rerouting flights over Iraqi airspace as a security precaution amid fears that militants wit ...
    July 30, 2014 - 12:37 pm
  • Pipe bomb found in downtown Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD — Federal agencies are investigating after a pipe bomb was found outside a downtown Springfield restaurant.
    July 30, 2014 - 12:35 pm
  • DeKalb firefighters train at NIU high-rise

    DeKALB - Firefighters trudged up seven flights of stairs searching for a high-rise fire and any victims trapped inside Grant Tower South at Northern I ...
    July 31, 2014 - 2:06 pm
  • Poll: Americans wary of border-crossing children

    SAN DIEGO – Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and m ...
    July 30, 2014 - 10:36 am
  • Police search for trucker after fatal I-70 wreck

    TROY – Illinois State Police are searching for a tractor-trailer driver who they say drove off after being involved in an accident that left another m ...
    July 30, 2014 - 10:30 am
  • Russia counts cost of new economic sanctions

    MOSCOW – Russia blasted the West's new economic sanctions on Wednesday, accusing the U.S. of being "prosecutorial" in its drive to impose penalties on ...
    July 30, 2014 - 9:38 am
  • Lollapalooza marks a decade in Chicago

    CHICAGO – Once the vagabond of the music festival and touring circuit, Lollapalooza marks its 10th anniversary in Chicago when it opens for three days ...
    July 30, 2014 - 8:44 am
  • U.S. economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in spring

    WASHINGTON – After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the str ...
    July 30, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • Illinois officials identify man killed by police

    PANA – Illinois authorities have identified a man who shot and wounded a police officer before being killed by troopers during an exchange of gunfire.
    July 30, 2014 - 8:39 am
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