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  • Sony hackers reference 9/11 in new threats against theaters

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace made ominous threats Tuesday against movie theaters showing Sony Pictures' film "The Int ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 3:31 pm
  • Cook County to join cameras-in-court program

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court has allowed the use of cameras and audio recording devices in Cook County courts on an experimental basis st ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 2:50 pm
  • IRS’ ‘safe harbor’ loophole frustrates those fighting labor tax cheats

    WASHINGTON — IRS revenue officer Dean Prodromos was rarely a welcome guest when he arrived in the lobby of a company asking about its books.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Congress OKs electronic duck stamp to fund conservation

    WASHINGTON — Amid a raucous, divisive windup to the 113th Congress, members found agreement on bringing duck stamps into the electronic age.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Poll: Majority of Americans say CIA interrogation methods were justified

    WASHINGTON — Just over half of Americans say they believe the interrogation methods the CIA used against terrorism suspects in the years after the Sep ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Children among 130 dead in Taliban attack on Pakistan school

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistani Taliban militants stormed an army-run school Tuesday, killing at least 130 people, including scores of children, many o ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Some states retreat on mental health funding

    WASHINGTON — Fewer states increased their spending on mental health programs this year compared with last year, when a spate of horrific shootings by ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Russian ruble continues its plummet after rate hike

    MOSCOW — The ruble continued its plunge against the dollar and euro on Tuesday, despite Russia's Central Bank raising interest rates by a massive 6.5 ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Marijuana fight riskier for Congress in states

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's easy for Congress to meddle with the District of Columbia's decision to legalize recreational use of marijuana, but taking on t ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:38 am
  • Islamic State recruits broadly, not just fighters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The three teenage girls from Colorado swapped Twitter messages about marriage and religion with recruiters for the Islamic State gro ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:38 am
  • Robin Williams' suicide seizes the year on Google

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robin Williams' suicide seared into the world's collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were s ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:40 am
  • Senate may confirm up to 88 federal judges in '14

    WASHINGTON (AP) — No longer impeded by Republican blocking tactics, Democrats are on track to win confirmation of up to 88 of President Barack Obama's ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • Ex-Marine wanted in 6 slayings is found dead

    PENNSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Marine suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives was found dead in the woods near his suburban Philade ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 2:51 pm
  • Reporter won't have to reveal murder-case source

    JOLIET (AP) — Appellate court judges have reversed a lower-court ruling that had ordered a journalist to reveal the source of a leak in a northern Ill ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:28 am
  • Deer processors busy after Illinois hunt

    EFFINGHAM (AP) — As a deer carcass is laid across one of the cutting tables at Hartrich Meats, the animal is butchered down and processed with remarka ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 2:49 pm

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