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  • Spooked by spike in cyber extortion, businesses stockpile bitcoin for payoffs

    SAN FRANCISCO – U.S. corporations that have long resisted bending to the demands of computer hackers ...
    NEW: Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:48 pm
  • Sloppy practices put Internet users' private data at risk

    Many Americans don’t trust companies or institutions – particularly the federal government and socia ...
    NEW: Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:48 pm
  • Trump election has parallels to Andrew Jackson's presidency

    NEW YORK (AP) – It was an ugly, highly personal presidential election.An unvarnished celebrity outsi ...
    NEW: Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:46 pm
  • Can a mouse meditate? Why these researchers want to find out

    Can a mouse meditate? A new study suggests the answer is … kind of. Researchers from the University ...
    NEW: Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:44 pm
  • Experts urge public to help bring bee numbers back up

    PEORIA (AP) – Bees, pollinators for much of the world’s food supply, are still suffering severe drop ...
    NEW: Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:43 pm
  • Drugs are disappearing at some veterans hospitals

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affai ...
    NEW: Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:39 pm
  • Teen suicide attempts fell as same-sex marriage became legal

    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} CHICAGO (AP) – Teen suicide attem ...
    NEW: Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:38 pm
  • Health plan: Lower prices, better care, or road to ruin?

    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} WASHINGTON (AP) – Top House Repub ...
    NEW: Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:38 pm
  • Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s sharp-tongued ambassador to the UN, dies

    MOSCOW — Russia’s long-time ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died in New York on Mo ...
    NEW: Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:38 pm
  • Chicago Bears try to sideline some workers comp

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Should injured pro athletes be allowed to earn worker compensation benefits until ...
    NEW: Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:37 pm
  • Illinois schools adapting to new 'asthma emergency' law

    CHICAGO (AP) – School personnel across Illinois are adapting to a new state law that requires distri ...
    NEW: Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:36 pm
  • Federal court shuts down local tax preparer

    A Sterling tax preparer is vowing to fight the federal government's claims that she falsified tax returns to get her clients more money. In the meanti ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:55 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Wednesday, Feb. 22Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; WIC nutritional ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 8:45 pm
  • A taste of spring to come in the Sauk Valley

    Not only was Monday Presidents Day, but a day when the record-high temperature was being dethroned by a mid-winter warm-up. So what better way to spen ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:39 pm
  • Mayor will look ahead in third State of the City address

    Rock Falls Mayor Bill Wescott said he will focus on the future when he gives the annual State of the City address at tonight's council meeting.
    UPDATED: Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:56 pm
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