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  • 2 dead, 2 hurt in Arkansas freight train collision

    Two Union Pacific train crew members were killed and two others were injured when two freight trains collided head-on in northeast Arkansas early Sund ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 9:59 pm
  • Kurdish forces retake parts of Iraq's largest dam

    IRBIL, Iraq – Aided by U.S. and Iraqi airstrikes, Kurdish forces Sunday wrested back part of Iraq's largest dam from Islamic militants who had capture ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 9:56 pm
  • In Liberia, Ebola fears rise as clinic is looted

    MONROVIA, Liberia – Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital's largest slum after residents raided a quarantine center for ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 9:53 pm
  • Ukraine says troops have entered rebel-held city

    KIEV, Ukraine – Army troops have penetrated deep inside a rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine in what could prove a breakthrough development in t ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 9:06 pm
  • Elderly former sex slaves want solace, help from pope

    SEOUL, South Korea – Lee Yong-soo hopes a meeting Monday with Pope Francis will provide some solace for the pain that still feels fresh more than seve ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 9:02 pm
  • GOP newcomers say lack of experience is asset in 2014

    CHICAGO – A suburban accountant and a retired downstate Marine say their lack of political experience is actually a big asset in the race to unseat tw ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 6:56 pm
  • Illinois colleges to be smoke-free indoors and out

    CHICAGO – Smoking will be banned indoors and out on all Illinois public college and university campuses starting next summer under legislation signed ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 5:20 pm
  • Illinois creates foundation to help veterans

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois is creating a non-profit foundation to better help veterans.The Illinois Joi ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Anonymous donor gives $25,000 for Illinois park

    BERLIN, Ill. (AP) — An anonymous donor has given $25,000 for playground equipment at a central Illinois park.
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • Police deploy tear gas to impose Ferguson curfew

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The first night of a state-imposed curfew in Ferguson, Missouri, ended with tear gas and seven arrests, after police dressed in r ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Defiant Gov. Perry rejects 'outrageous' indictment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is lashing out at the "outrageous" criminal charges filed against him and defending the veto that led a grand ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 8:38 am
  • Iran tells UN nuclear chief no talks on missiles

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the visiting head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog on Sunday that Tehran will not discuss its lo ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 8:20 am
  • Teen gunman deemed not a high threat

    LITTLETON, Colo. – A teen who fatally shot another student at his suburban Denver high school last year was deemed “not a high-level of threat” after ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • McHenry County grand jury indictments for Aug. 15, 2014

    The following people were indicted by a McHenry County grand jury, according to the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office. The charges are allegati ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • Detour: Some road projects are done, others coming close

    • MAIN STREET BRIDGE: Rehabilitation of the bridge over the Kishwaukee River between Harmony and Coyne Station roads near Huntley is done, and Main St ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 2:09 pm
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