Jesse Jackson Jr. and Sandi Jackson
(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
August 14, 2013

Jesse Jackson Jr. Sentenced To 2.5 Years In Prison

A federal judge has sentenced former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to 30 months in prison, following his guilty plea that he engaged in a scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items.

A supporter of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi shouts during clashes with Egyptian security forces in Egypt
(Manu Brabo/AP)
August 14, 2013

Egypt Declares National Emergency

Egypt's interim PM Hazem Beblawi has defended the deadly operation to break up protest camps in Cairo, saying the authorities had to "restore security".

August 14, 2013

Study: University Pension Proposal Hurts Retirees

The authors of a new study say a proposal to fix Illinois' nearly $100 billion pension crisis would undermine the retirement security of public employees and make it tougher for schools to attract qualified teachers.

August 14, 2013

Shooting During Police Traffic Stop Under Investigation

The investigation continues into an overnight shooting incident in Champaign, in which a 20-year-old man was shot with his own gun during a traffic stop at the corner of N. 6th Street and Bradley Avenue.

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