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  • Army leaders defend flawed intelligence system

    WASHINGTON – Gen. John Campbell, the army’s vice chief of staff and nominee to lead U.S. forces in Afghanistan, cited his son’s experiences as a soldi ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • In New Orleans, a 10-year sentence for Ray Nagin

    NEW ORLEANS – When Ray Nagin was elected mayor in 2002, there was real hope that he was a break from the city's sleazy past.
    July 9, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Rift over religious exemption in anti-bias order

    In the intensifying debate over religious liberty, President Barack Obama faces pressure from opposite flanks as he prepares to issue an executive ord ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Mississippi River peaking at trouble spots

    ST. LOUIS – Flood problems persist for a few unprotected communities, even as the Mississippi River has started to recede in most places.
    July 9, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • State lags in hiring to oversee ‘fracking’ accord

    CHICAGO – More than a year after a much-lauded compromise paved the way for high-volume oil and gas extraction in Illinois, the agency in charge of ov ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Safety seminar in Maple Park aims to prevent future railway tragedies

    MAPLE PARK – Visitors who headed to Wednesday night’s railway safety seminar at the Maple Park Community Center walked past a large white cross that s ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Illinois sends schools checks on time, a rare move

    CHICAGO – Illinois schools have received promised grant payments from the state on time for the first time since 2007 – but in another sign of the sta ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Iraqi leader accuses Kurds of hosting militants

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The ethnic and sectarian tensions that threaten to tear Iraq apart flared Wednesday as the prime minister accused the Kurdish self-rule ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Germans probe 2nd spy case reportedly involving U.S.

    BERLIN (AP) — German authorities are investigating a second spy case reportedly involving the United States, a week after the arrest of a German intel ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • American author gored at Spain's Pamplona festival

    PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — An American who co-authored the book "Fiesta: How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona" became one of their victims Wednesday when ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Both rivals claim victory in Indonesian election

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The rival candidates in Indonesia's presidential election each claimed victory Wednesday, raising uncertainty about the poli ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Brazil's World Cup dream turns to nightmare

    SAO PAULO (AP) — It wasn't just a bad dream.Brazilians woke up Wednesday to dreadful headlines descr ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:04 pm
  • Businesses laud reversal of video gambling bans

    At 5 percent of the cut, municipal governments don't get a very big piece of the action when it comes to video gambling as compared to their other rev ...
    July 10, 2014 - 12:42 pm
  • Algonquin puts plans for police gun range on hold

    ALGONQUIN – A planned gun range for the police department is on hold, as Algonquin officials expect to reject bids for the project, which came in over ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • 2 sentenced for fatal shooting of 9-year-old

    CHICAGO (AP) — Two Chicago men convicted of first-degree murder in the June 2009 death of a 9-year-old girl have been sentenced to 100 years in prison ...
    July 9, 2014 - 4:29 pm
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