President Obama reiterated that he will not commit U.S. troops to fight another ground war in Iraq, adding that U.S. airstrikes, combined with expertise, would be more effective in defeating the group that calls itself the Islamic State.
The list of 21 recipients of ‘genius’ grants from the MacArthur Foundation includes U of I Environmental Engineer Tami Bond, who looks at the effects of black carbon emissions on human health.
The Minnesota Vikings announced early Wednesday morning that they had placed running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt/commissioner's permission list.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is one of a handful of possible White House contenders supporting a proposed federal ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Health officials say 12 states now have respiratory illnesses caused by an uncommon virus --- enterovirus d68.
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says that under certain circumstances he would recommend deploying ground forces to Iraq.
Federal authorities in Chicago issued a new subpoena seeking records involving Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program, state officials confirmed Tuesday.
The rapid growth of e-cigarette stores in the St. Louis area and throughout the country might be about to hit a bump. The federal government is considering regulations for the industry. It could have sales of $10 billion by 2017, according to Wells Fargo Securities.
University of Illinois Urbana Phyllis Wise told a committee of faculty leaders Monday that she regretted the uproar caused by the decision not hire a professor whose Twitter messages were considered by some to be anti-Semitic.
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is already the deadliest on record, having killed more than 2,400 people, and it could get much worse, according to health officials. That alarm has President Obama meeting today with experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.