Vowing justice for murdered aid worker David Haines, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron says his killing by extremist group the Islamic State is "an act of pure evil." A video purporting to show Haines' beheading was released Saturday.
State police say one trooper was fatally shot and another was injured when they were ambushed outside a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Freshman enrollment at the University of Illinois's flagship campus is down this semester by 5.4 percent from a year ago, according to the school.
Workers who have been told they're being laid off by IDOT claimed in a lawsuit Friday that they're being fired to spare Gov. Pat Quinn election-campaign embarrassment over a hiring scandal.
Former prosecutor and 1980's University of Illinois football star Curtis Lovelace made his first appearance in an Adams County court Friday.
Democrat Evan Bayh says he won't make a run in 2016 for a return to the Indiana governor's office.
The Obama administration favors the term ISIL. Many Western news outlets have switched to calling the group "the Islamic State." And in general, ISIS might be the most ubiquitous acronym. All three terms refer to the terrorist group that rose to prominence this summer.
A central Illinois TV news anchorman fighting brain cancer has told viewers he has only four to six months to live, but he hopes to work as long as he can.
The sheriff of Rock Island County has resigned his post and dropped his re-election bid, after pleading no-contest to charges connected with cyberstalking.
A judge in South Africa handed down a verdict of culpable homicide against double-amputee Olympic and paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius in the shooting death of his girlfriend. The conviction carries a maximum of 15 years in prison.