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Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 04:02 PM CST

GOP’s ‘Boss Madigan’ Site Now Targeting Chris Kennedy

GOP’s ‘Boss Madigan’ Site Now Targeting Chris Kennedy

Illinois Republicans added potential gubernatorial candidate Chris Kennedy to a growing list of Democrats targeted on their “Boss Madigan” blog, which attacks House Speaker Michael Madigan’s “web of influence”...

Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 05:20 AM CST

Ala. Inmate Coughs, Heaves 13 Minutes Into Execution

Ala. Inmate Coughs, Heaves 13 Minutes Into Execution

A man who killed an Alabama convenience store clerk more than two decades ago was put to death Thursday night, an execution that required two consciousness tests as the inmate heaved and coughed 13 minutes into...

Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 05:53 AM CST

Somali-American Lawmaker Says DC Driver Called Her 'ISIS'

Somali-American Lawmaker Says DC Driver Called Her 'ISIS'

The nation's first elected Somali-American lawmaker says a D.C. taxicab driver harassed her and called her "ISIS" after she visited the White House this week. Minnesota state Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar detailed the...

Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 05:50 AM CST

Defense Secretary Carter Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Carter Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Friday made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan to consult with military commanders and deliver a pre-holiday pep talk to U.S. troops. It is Carter's last planned trip...

Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 05:38 AM CST

Nevada Teen's Family Says Cop Didn't Need to Shoot

Nevada Teen's Family Says Cop Didn't Need to Shoot

The family of the 14-year-old boy whom police shot and critically wounded at a Nevada high school said Thursday that the officer should have found a better way to resolve things, NBC News reported. A school...

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 08:42 PM CST

Mother of Once-Conjoined Twins Posts Facebook Video of Boys

Mother of Once-Conjoined Twins Posts Facebook Video of Boys

It's news the parents of twin boys once conjoined at the head have been waiting for for a long time -- they could soon leave the hospital with their twin boys at their sides.

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 11:51 PM CST

Man Arrested in Fatal Hit-and-Run Near Carbondale

Man Arrested in Fatal Hit-and-Run Near Carbondale

Authorities in the southern Illinois have arrested a man in last month's fatal hit-and-run accident just outside of Carbondale.

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 03:26 PM CST

Comptroller Mendoza Puts State Employee Bonuses on Hold

Comptroller Mendoza Puts State Employee Bonuses on Hold

Comptroller Susana Mendoza announced Wednesday that she would prioritize payments to the state’s “most vulnerable” ahead of promised bonuses for state employees as the state continues to operate without a...

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 10:02 AM CST

White Sox Pick Covey, Cubs Lose Rivero in Rule 5 Draft

White Sox Pick Covey, Cubs Lose Rivero in Rule 5 Draft

Major League Baseball held its annual Rule 5 draft on Thursday morning, and the Chicago White Sox added a new player to their roster while the Chicago Cubs lost one of their prospects.

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'Aren't Many Heroes Left': World Reacts to John Glenn's Death

'Aren't Many Heroes Left': World Reacts to John Glenn's Death

John Glenn was once called "the last true national hero America has ever made," and when the astronaut-turned-senator died Thursday at 95, it prompted an outpouring of condolences from all walks of American...

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