A flag of the Islamic State is seen on the other side of a barge in Iraq.

(JM Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

September 12, 2014

ISIS, ISIL Or Islamic State: What’s In A Name?

The Obama administration favors the term ISIL. Many Western news outlets have switched to calling the group "the Islamic State." And in general, ISIS might be the most ubiquitous acronym.  All three terms refer to the terrorist group that rose to prominence this summer.


September 12, 2014

TV Anchorman Says He Has Months To Live

A central Illinois TV news anchorman fighting brain cancer has told viewers he has only four to six months to live, but he hopes to work as long as he can.  


Oscar Pistorius listens to the judge deliver her verdict Friday.

(Reuters/Landov)

September 12, 2014

Judge Convicts Pistorius Of Culpable Homicide

A judge in South Africa handed down a verdict of culpable homicide against double-amputee Olympic and paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius in the shooting death of his girlfriend. The conviction carries a maximum of 15 years in prison.


September 11, 2014

Illinois’ Abrams Out For The Season

Illinois says starting point guard Tracy Abrams is out for the season with an anterior cruciate ligament tear, the school said Thursday. 


September 11, 2014

Rare Virus Has Sickened Hundreds More Children, Hospitals Say

Just 82 children have confirmed cases of enterovirus-D68, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but hospitals around the country say they are treating hundreds more children who have been sickened by the rare virus.


A woman grieves at her husband's memorial at the South Tower Memorial Pool on the 13th anniversary of September 11.

(AP Photo/The New York Times, Chang W. Lee, Pool)

September 11, 2014

9/11 Remembered, Amid New Anti-Terror Fight

The shadow of a renewed terror threat has been hanging over today's observances of the 13th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.


Backers of Steven Salaita carry signs, showing their support during the U of I Trustees meeting.

(Hannah Meisel/WILL)

September 11, 2014

U of I Trustees Won’t Hire Prof. Salaita

Steven Salaita’s appointment to teach at the University of Illinois was formally rejected by the Board of Trustees, meeting Thursday on the Urbana campus.


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