Iraqi Christians rest in Irbil.

Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images

August 07, 2014 - News National/International

Obama: ‘America Is Coming To Help’

President Obama has authorized targeted air strikes against Islamic militants where needed and if militants advanced toward American personnel in northern Iraq, he said Thursday night. 


August 07, 2014 - News Local/State

Urbana Resident Indicted In Kidnapping Hoax

Two Illinois residents have been indicted by a grand jury in Springfield for an alleged kidnapping hoax in June outside Champaign's Marketplace Mall.


President Obama at Fort Belvoir, Va.

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

August 07, 2014 - News National/International

Obama Signs $16 Billion VA Health Care Bill Into Law

President Obama signed legislation Thursday that tries to mend the broken Veterans Affairs system, providing money to improve facilities and hire more medical staff, along with allowing more veterans to use private facilities.


NCAA President Mark Emmert on Capitol Hill

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

August 07, 2014 - News National/International

NCAA Votes To Boost Student-Athletes’ Benefits, Big Schools’ Power

Major college sports programs have taken what could be a major step toward sharing their wealth with the student-athletes whose performances help line their coffers.  Thursday's vote impacts the Power 5 conferences, including the Big Ten.


Medical Marijuana

(Associated Press)

August 07, 2014 - News Local/State

Potential Marijuana Dispensary Changing Urbana Location

One of the partners seeking to locate a medical marijuana dispensary in Urbana expects it to have the look and feel of any other retail location, but it won’t open up in one busy downtown location.


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