$345m Mississippi flood control project holds public hearing

More than 20 environmental groups have expressed opposition to an estimated $345 million flood control project in Mississippi
Read Article

'Chaotic glory': Why 4 millennials bought a used bookstore

Jim Toole says young people are killing the English language
Read Article

'Credible fear' for US asylum harder to prove under Trump

The Trump administration has quietly made it harder for Central Americans fleeing gangs, drug smugglers and domestic violence to qualify for asylum in the United States
Read Article

1 dead, homes damaged as heavy rain continues to lash Texas

At least one person has died and emergency personnel have conducted numerous high-water rescues as rain continues to lash parts of Texas, causing damage to homes and instances of flash flooding
Read Article

19-year-old man fatally shoots self at Wisconsin gun range

A 19-year-old man is dead after apparently shooting himself at a gun range in southwestern Wisconsin
Read Article

1st of Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons released from space

NASA and the Challenger Center have released the first of Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons from space
Read Article

2 'detainees' drown as van swept into floodwaters

Two women who were being transported to a mental health facility drowned when a sheriff's department van was swept away in rising South Carolina floodwaters
Read Article

2 'detainees' drown as van swept into SC flood waters

Two female detainees have drowned when a van was swept away in rising South Carolina flood waters
Read Article

2 detainees drown as van swept into S. Carolina flood waters

Two female detainees have drowned when a van was swept away in rising South Carolina flood waters
Read Article

2 injured as wrong-way driver eludes Secret Service

Two people have been injured and a third is at large after a police chase initiated when a Secret Service officer saw a driver going the wrong way in downtown Washington
Read Article

3 Marines killed in Vietnam War to be buried at Arlington

The Pentagon says the remains of three U.S. Marines killed when their helicopter was shot down during the Vietnam War will be buried next week at Arlington National Cemetery
Read Article

All clear at Arlington National Cemetery after bomb threat

Arlington National Cemetery has been evacuated as authorities respond to a bomb threat
Read Article

AP reporter Richard Pyle laid to rest at Arlington cemetery

Longtime Associated Press journalist Richard Pyle has been laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery nearly one year after his death
Read Article

Arkansas to host Auburn, Mississippi State in 2019

The Southeastern Conference says Arkansas will open the 2019 season at home against Portland State.
Read Article

Arlington Cemetery opens new section with Civil War burials

Arlington National Cemetery is opening a new section of gravesites with the burial of two Civil War soldiers recently discovered at a northern Virginia battlefield
Read Article

Arlington National Cemetery evacuated after bomb threat

Arlington National Cemetery has been evacuated as authorities respond to a bomb threat
Read Article

Arlington officer fatally shoots driver fleeing traffic stop

A North Texas police officer fatally shot a motorist who started rolling up his windows and driving away from a traffic stop with the officer's arm inside
Read Article

Bookkeeper spared prison term for theft from school district

A bookkeeper who stole $190,000 from the New Jersey school district where she worked has been spared a prison term
Read Article

Ceremony will dedicate marker on veteran's grave

A ceremony will be held to dedicate a new upright marker that's placed on the grave of a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor
Read Article

Chicago suburb has 1955 Chevy rescue truck for sale

The Batavia Fire Department has a 1955 Chevrolet 3800 panel truck up for sale
Read Article

Chime tower is voice for Flight 93 passengers killed on 9/11

A tower of wind chimes to honor those killed when Flight 93 was hijacked on Sept. 11 is about to be dedicated in western Pennsylvania
Read Article

Chinese tourist, 12, found safe after airport disappearance

A 12-year-old Chinese tourist has been found safe in New York a day after her tour group reported her missing from a Washington-area airport
Read Article

City moves to force owner to repair burned-out landmark

Officials in a southwest Mississippi city say they're trying to save a burned-out historic home built in 1818
Read Article

College reaches settlement with ex-football player in hazing

A former member of a Christian college football team has settled his lawsuit against the school and four of five teammates accused of attacking him
Read Article

Contrasting Virginia campaigns could affect control of House

As provocative Virginia GOP Senate candidate runs alone, Democrats are eager to campaign with their standard bearer
Read Article

Dallas officer arrested in slaying moves out of apartment

A white Dallas police officer has moved out of the apartment complex where she shot and killed her black neighbor inside his own home
Read Article

Elgin man gets 86 years for fatal shooting, kidnapping

A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to 86 years in prison for fatally shooting a man, then kidnapping his girlfriend and their baby and leading police on a 90 mph chase
Read Article

Ex-Marine admits killing 2 suburban Chicago girls in 2005

A former Marine under a death sentence for killing a sailor in Virginia has pleaded guilty to fatally attacking two young girls in a suburban Chicago park in 2005
Read Article

Ex-sailor seeks to sue feds over classified submarine photos

A former U.S. Navy sailor who spent a year in prison for taking photos in classified areas of a nuclear submarine based in Connecticut wants to sue the Justice Department and several former government officials
Read Article

Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in Illinois

EDITORIAL ROUNDUP: Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in Illinois
Read Article

EXCHANGE: 12-year-old leads effort for 2019 pride parade

ILLINOIS EXCHANGE: Girl leads effort to bring pride parade to the Chicago suburb of Buffalo Grove in 2019
Read Article

EXCHANGE: 2 sheriff's deputies save man from waters

ILLINOIS EXCHANGE: A man who couldn't swim pushed into crowded lake, sheriff's deputies there to save him
Read Article

EXCHANGE: Church comfort dog to bring love to community

ILLINOIS EXCHANGE: Comfort dog at Elgin church a way to 'bring love into the community'
Read Article

EXCHANGE: Lack of players forces Legion to suspend baseball

ILLINOIS EXCHANGE: Lack of players forces Legion to suspend baseball program
Read Article

EXCHANGE: Memorial Squad makes sure veterans get last honors

ILLINOIS EXCHANGE: Memorial Squad makes sure Illinois veterans receive final honors
Read Article

EXCHANGE: Teen's charity promotes recycling sports equipment

ILLINOIS EXCHANGE: Naperville teen's charity promotes the recycling of sports equipment across the world
Read Article

EXCHANGE: Woman helping save monarch butterflies

ILLINOIS EXCHANGE: Woman raising monarch butterflies to help the environment
Read Article

Family, friends say final goodbye to McCain

A horse-drawn caisson carrying his casket, McCain buried Sunday at Naval Academy alongside a longtime friend
Read Article

Fear, hope on 10th Street, among the last freedmen's towns

Some fear the loss of Dallas' 10th Street neighborhood, one of the last of the nation's historic freedmen's towns
Read Article

Federal mine safety agency holding input meetings around US

The federal agency that oversees mining safety is holding public stakeholder meetings in six states including West Virginia
Read Article

Flight 93 chime tower an 'everlasting concert by our heroes'

A wind chime tower is in place at the national memorial to the crew and passengers killed when terrorists crashed a hijacked plane into a Pennsylvania field on Sept. 11, 2001
Read Article

Food business scoring big at college stadiums

As football stadiums and other sports venues have expanded their food offerings, Amundsen Commercial Kitchens has seen its business grow to keep up with demand
Read Article

Former garage built nearly 95 years ago to get new use

After major renovation, former garage built nearly 95 years ago to get new use
Read Article

Former Republican Congresswoman Margaret Heckler dies

Margaret Heckler, an eight-term Republican congresswoman from Massachusetts, secretary of Health and Human Services under President Ronald Reagan, and U.S. ambassador to Ireland, has died
Read Article

Fremont native reminisces about days as a No. 1 artist

Before touring the country as an opening act for Tina Turner, Steve Farris' high school band was playing at Fremont's own City Auditorium
Read Article

Girlfriend tied to Snohomish County killings arrested

A woman accused of helping her boyfriend cover up the killings of two men in Snohomish County has been arrested
Read Article

Grammys take note of Middletown High School band director

Grammys take note of Middletown High School band director
Read Article

Investigators say John Glenn's remains not disrespected

A lengthy investigation by Air Force officials has concluded that the remains of astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn were not treated disrespectfully at the Dover Air Force Base mortuary prior to his burial at Arlington National Cemetery last year
Read Article

Lane closures expected during US 30 work in eastern Nebraska

Officials say work is scheduled to begin Tuesday on U.S. Highway 30 between Fremont and Arlington in eastern Nebraska
Read Article

Lawsuit: Bureaucrats violating vocational school's rights

A husband and wife in Virginia are suing the state over requirements that their vocational school must be certified
Read Article