September 16, 2014

Chancellor Regrets Uproar Over Prof. Salaita

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.


Workers unload medical supplies from a USAID cargo plans in Liberia in August.
(John Moore/Getty Images)
September 16, 2014

Obama To Announce Large Ramp Up Of Ebola Fight

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.


September 16, 2014

Discussing Arming Syria Rebels

The U.S. House could vote as early as Wednesday on whether to authorize arming and training moderate Syrian rebels in a mission to destroy the Islamic State militant group.


Photo captured by security camera of suspect in the robbery at First Midwest Bank at Prospect and Springfield in Champaign.
(Courtesy Champaign Police)
September 15, 2014

Suspect Sought in Champaign Bank Robbery

UPDATE: Champaign Police report that 37-year-old Michael Alexander of Rantoul, who is a suspect in the First Midwest Bank robbery and others, was arrested September 22nd in Indianapolis. More details available HERE.


An Armed Forces of Mata ship arrives base in Valletta last October.
(Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters/Landov)
September 15, 2014

500 Migrants Feared Dead After Boat Sinks In Mediterranean

Some 500 migrants trying to make their way from Egypt to Malta by boat are believed to have drowned last week after people smugglers reportedly rammed and sank their vessel, according to the International Organization for Migration.


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