Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, center, responds to questions about the support he is getting from Democrats and Independents as his wife Diana, a Democrat, left, and Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti, right, listen during a news conferenc
(Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
May 05, 2014

Diana Rauner Distances Herself From Budget Requests

Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is a Republican, but his wife says she is not. As Rauner's campaign continues to criticize Gov. Quinn's stance on taxes, Rauner's wife has a stake in the cause.


Nigerian women in Lagos on Monday demand that the government do more to rescue the teenage girls who were kidnapped three weeks ago by a radical Islamist group in the northeastern part of the country. The government says it does not know where the gi
(Sunday Alamba/AP)
May 05, 2014

Where Are The Missing Nigerian Schoolgirls?

Children are abducted with depressing regularity in African conflicts, but the seizure of more than 250 schoolgirls in Nigeria is a particularly strange and baffling case.


Matt Waite (standing at right) leads the Drone Journalism Lab at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
(Courtesy of Drone Journalism Lab)
May 05, 2014

Drone Journalism Can’t Fully Take Flight Until Regulators Act

What was once experimental is now becoming more common: Journalists and photographers are increasingly putting small commercial drones in the air to shoot photo and video. But when they do, they're on shaky legal ground. Federal regulators currently prohibit drone use for commercial purposes — including reporting — as they work to write longer term guidelines on who can fly small drones, and where.


May 05, 2014

Illinois Schools Struggle To Soften Pension Losses

The solution Illinois' lawmakers came up with last year to the state's underfunded pension problem has provided incentives for many public university employees to leave before losing retirement money.


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