By SOPHIA TAREENAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn has signed landmark legislation Thursday to reform Illinois' massively-underfunded pension system, though the new law is certain to face threatened lawsuits by labor unions.
The overhaul, approved by the General Assembly this week
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says the Obama administration has no reason to believe that a stolen shipment of highly radioactive cobalt-60 recovered in central Mexico posed a threat to the United States.
White House spokesman Jay Carney said Thursday President Barack Obama was briefed about
WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department says the American shot to death while jogging in Libya is a teacher named Ronald Thomas Smith II.
Marie Harf is a deputy spokeswoman at the State Department. She says Thursday that Smith taught at an international school in Benghazi, a volatile city where the
By KATIE ZEZIMAAssociated Press
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the Federal Housing Finance Agency, asking it to disclose efforts to stop municipalities from using eminent domain to bail out underwater homeowners and make its dealings with the financial industry more
WASHINGTON (AP) - The leader of House Democrats says her rank and file won't support any year-end budget deal unless it includes plans to extend expiring unemployment benefits for long-term victims of the recession.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California made the comment today as senior lawmakers
By JONATHAN LEMIREAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - William Bratton, whose tenure as New York City police commissioner in the 1990s was marked by a steep decline in crime and clashes with then-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, has been chosen to lead the nation's largest police force again.
By HAMZA HENDAWIAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Prosecutors on Thursday sent to trial two of the most prominent Egyptian activists involved in the 2011 uprising that brought down Hosni Mubarak, charging them with taking part in an "illegal" protest and allegedly assaulting policemen during
STOCKHOLM (AP) - Sweden's public broadcaster says it has obtained secret documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden suggesting a Swedish spy agency has been a key supplier of intelligence on Russian leaders to the NSA.
On its website, broadcaster SVT on
By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is stepping up efforts to extend jobless benefits to long-term unemployed Americans, arguing that more than a million people will lose the assistance if it isn't renewed by the end of the month, slowing economic growth.
By BASSEM MROUEAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian opposition fighters killed an Iraqi freelance journalist in the rebel-held north of the country, the latest of dozens of reporters who have died in the country over the past three years, an activist group and an international media watchdog said
KHQ.COM - On Wednesday afternoon a Washington State Patrol trooper crashed while driving to stop a wrong-way driver on Hwy. 195 just 3 miles south of Spokane. Fortunately no one was injured.
The northbound lane was partially blocking for a short time, but it was opened shortly after.
UPDATE: The suspect, who hasn't been identified yet, has been captured and is in jail right now. He's expected to make his first court appearance on Friday.
All Athol Elementary School buses will be running 2 hours late. Parents can drop their kids off as soon as the school is open...or
KUNA, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say an 11-year-old boy has died and four children and one adult were injured when a dump truck collided with a school bus carrying students to an elementary school in southwestern Idaho. Canyon County Sheriff spokeswoman Theresa Baker says as many as