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.

French President Francois Hollande (R), and Iraq President Fouad Massoum at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris.
(David Silpa/UPI/Landov)
September 15, 2014

Leaders Meet In Paris To Forge Fight Against Islamic State Militants

World leaders and diplomats from more than 20 countries have gathered in Paris to discuss strategies for defeating the Islamic State insurgency, with France's president urging that there's "no time to lose" and Iraq's new president insisting that extremists must be pursued to their sanctuaries in neighboring Syria.

Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, former President Bil Clinton, and U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin in Indianola, Iowa.
(Charlie Neibergall/ASSOCIATED PRESS)
September 15, 2014

Hillary Clinton Keeps Iowa Crowd Guessing About Her Presidential Plans

Hillary Clinton, who has a huge lead in many early presidential polls, returned to Iowa on Sunday. The woman who says she has not yet decided on a 2016 presidential run appeared along with former President Bill Clinton in a state she has not visited since she lost the 2008 Iowa caucuses to Barack Obama.

September 15, 2014

Callis’ Residency Under Scrutiny

Illinois congressional candidate Ann Callis' previous out-of-state residence has come under scrutiny, with a published report Sunday saying she signed mortgage documents while a judge in Illinois that listed her home as in Missouri.

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