James Burgess
(Champaign County Historical Archives,The Urbana Free Library)
June 17, 2014

Burgess Designation For Champaign Post Office Clears US House

A postal facility in the University of Illinois’ Campustown neighborhood is one stroke of the pen away from becoming “The James R. Burgess Post Office Building.”


U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, September 11, 2012
(AFP/Getty Images)
June 17, 2014

U.S. Captures Suspected Ringleader Of Attack In Benghazi

The United States says it has captured a militant suspected of leading the terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, said Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby.


June 16, 2014

Dempsey, Brooks Give U-S 2-1 Win Over Ghana at World Cup

Clint Dempsey scored one of fastest goals in World Cup history and John Brooks scored the game winner on a header in the 86th minute of a 2-1 U.S. victory over Ghana, which had knocked the Americans out of the previous two World Cups.


June 16, 2014

Obama To Sign Order Extending Protections To Gays

A White House official says President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation.


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