House Speaker John Boehner in House Chamber Wednesday

(J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

July 30, 2014 - News National/International

Lawsuit Opens A Long Round Of Political Pingpong

The House passed a resolution this evening authorizing Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against President Obama. The 225-201 vote fell nearly along party lines, with five Republicans joining Democrats to vote "no."

July 30, 2014 - News National/International

Palestinian Death Toll Tops 1,300

Two new attacks in Gaza have pushed the Palestinian death toll above 1,300 in more than three weeks of fighting.

July 30, 2014 - News Local/State

U Of I Labor Prof: NCAA Settlement Over Concussions “Not Much”

A professor of labor relations says the NCAA’s approval of a proposed settlement of a lawsuit over head injuries is good news in that it would obligate schools to have safety protocols for athletes.  But Michael LeRoy thought the amount would be more.

July 30, 2014 - News National/International

U.S. Economy Rebounds In Spring With GDP Expanding At 4 Percent Rate

The Commerce Department had some good news about the U.S. economy today: Rebounding from a quarter of negative growth, Commerce said the country's gross domestic product expanded at a 4 percent annual rate during the second quarter.

July 29, 2014 - News National/International

Judge: Need More Time To Consider NCAA Deal

A federal judge in Chicago stopped short of granting preliminary approval for class-action concussions settlement against the NCAA. He says he needs more time to decide if it's a good deal.  

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