James Foley in Aleppo, Syria, in 2012.
(Manu Brabo/freejamesfoley.org/AP)
August 20, 2014

Video Purports To Show Beheading Of U.S. Journalist By Militants

Extremist group the Islamic State claims to have executed American journalist James Foley, who was abducted in Syria in 2012. The FBI is evaluating a video that was posted online Tuesday, purporting to show Foley's beheading.


August 20, 2014

Indiana Told To Honor Other States’ Gay Marriages

A federal judge has ruled Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, but says the ruling doesn't take effect until the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals rules on the matter.


Protests on Monday, Aug. 18 in Ferguson, Mo
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 19, 2014

Prayers For Peace In Ferguson

The archbishop of St. Louis says a Mass for Peace and Justice Wednesday will offer prayers for Ferguson.  At least two people were shot and 31 were arrested in clashes Monday night.


Football practice at Sacred-Heart Griffin High School in Springfield, IL
(Peter Gray/WUIS)
August 19, 2014

New Law Aims To Prevent Student Athlete Concussions

High school coaches and athletic directors now must take a concussion training course under a law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn.  A new law requires the IHSA to develop an online certification program.


Former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon
(AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)
August 19, 2014

NCAA’s Strongest Argument Might Be Cap Limit

The NCAA could soon find itself in the awkward position of arguing against capping compensation for future players, based on the ruling in the Ed O'Bannon case.


August 18, 2014

Obama Sending Attorney General Holder To Missouri

President Barack Obama is sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson to meet with federal law enforcement authorities investigating the police shooting of an unarmed teenager.


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