December 27, 2013

Federal Judge Rules NSA Phone Surveillance Is Legal

A federal judge has ruled that the National Security Agency's bulk gathering of the telephone records of millions of Americans is legal — less than two weeks after another federal judge ruled that the program violated the Constitution.


December 24, 2013

U of I Researcher Nets Presidential Award

The White House has awarded a University of Illinois researcher the highest government honor given to scientists and engineers in their early careers. 


December 21, 2013

Space Station Repairs Ahead Of Schedule

Two astronauts --- one of them a University of Illinois graduate --- ended their spacewalk outside the International Space Station a bit early on Saturday, because they managed to finish their work sooner than expected.


ADM
(Seth Perlman/AP)
December 18, 2013

ADM Confirms Move To Chicago

Decatur-based Archer Daniels Midland has confirmed that it's moving its global headquarters to Chicago.


National Security Agency
(Charles Dharapak/AP)
December 04, 2013

NSA Collecting 5B Cellphone Locations A Day, News Report Says

There's a new report Wednesday on the scale of surveillance by the National Security Agency: The Washington Post reports that the agency is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world.


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