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Wreckage from EgyptAir Flight 804 found in the Mediterranean

Wreckage from EgyptAir Flight 804 found in the Mediterranean

By Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times

May 20, 2016


Filed under Global, News

CAIRO — The Egyptian navy has located wreckage from the missing EgyptAir Flight 804 in the Mediterranean Sea 180 miles north of the coastal city of Alexandria, a military spokesman said Friday.A statement by the Egyptian armed forces said the debris included belongings of passengers aboard the Airbus...

Travelers from Chicago area stranded in Brussels after terror attack

Travelers from Chicago area stranded in Brussels after terror attack

By Tony Briscoe, Chicago Tribune

March 23, 2016


Filed under Global, News

Chicago-area residents who were on their way to Africa for a mission trip were at the Brussels airport during Tuesday's terror attacks.Reached by phone at a makeshift Red Cross shelter in a village outside the Belgian capital, James Fischer, of Highwood, said he had arrived at the airport and was walk...

Paris attacks hit home for SIUC students

By Cory Ray, @coryray_de

November 18, 2015


Filed under Campus, City, Global, News

Some students in Carbondale are feeling personal effects of last week's Paris terrorist attacks, and two recall reaching out to family members in the area after the attack.Warrys Akadiri, an undeclared freshman from Paris, France, was worried about his family when he first heard of Friday's attacks.Akadiri...

Grand jury investigating Patrick Kane canceled

Grand jury investigating Patrick Kane canceled

By Jared S. Hopkins and Stacy St. Clair, Chicago Tribune

September 8, 2015


Filed under Global

Grand jury proceedings involving Blackhawks star Patrick Kane were hastily called off Tuesday, according to the Buffalo News.The grand jury — which is made up of 23 residents of Erie County in western New York — had been slated to hear evidence in the sexual assault case against the 26-year-old win...

Will the Republican approach to ACA work?

By Larry Levitt, Los Angeles Times

September 1, 2015


Filed under Global, Opinion

Just like in the 2012 election, every Republican candidate for president wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Some of the candidates have even come forward with ideas for replacing it, and we are beginning to get a sense of what Republican health care reform might look like.Judging from rhetoric a...

Slain Illinois officer identified as veteran cop and father of 4; manhunt continues

By Dan Hinkel, Dan Moran, Frank Abderholden and Lauren Zumbach, Chicago Tribune

September 1, 2015


Filed under Global

The Fox Lake police officer shot and killed while chasing three suspects Tuesday morning was a 30-year veteran of the force who went by the nickname "G.I. Joe" and was married with four children, according to police and family."He's got four sons who are going to have to go on alone," said Terry Resetar,...

Wes Craven: A good man with a gift for bad dreams

By Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

August 31, 2015


Filed under Global

The filmmaker Wes Craven battled brain cancer at the end of his 76 years, and his death Sunday brought forth a flurry of tributes to, among others, his most influential demon child.Craven named Freddy Krueger, the dream-wrecker with the metal fingers and cinema's least romantic-looking fedora, after a boy...

Illinois lottery winners have to wait for payout due to budget impasse

By Matthew Walberg, Chicago Tribune

August 31, 2015


Filed under Global

After years of struggling financially, Susan Rick thought things were looking up when her boyfriend won $250,000 from the Illinois Lottery last month. She could stop working seven days a week, maybe fix up the house and take a trip to Minnesota to visit her daughter.But because Illinois lawmakers have no...

University of Illinois endures a summer of scandals

University of Illinois endures a summer of scandals

By Christy Gutowski and Stacy St. Clair, Chicago Tribune

August 30, 2015


Filed under Global

As far as summers go, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign could not have seen much worse.Chancellor Phyllis Wise resigned amid an email scandal, with her provost following suit less than three weeks later.A former soccer player stung the university with a lawsuit claiming that the athleti...

Obama library architect to be selected by worldwide search

Obama library architect to be selected by worldwide search

By Blair Kamin and Dahleen Glanton, Chicago Tribune

August 26, 2015


Filed under Global

The foundation tasked with building the Barack Obama Presidential Center will cast a global net in its search for an architect, asking designers from the United States and overseas to compete for the prized Chicago commission, officials said Wednesday.The officials on Wednesday issued a request for qual...

Fatal shootings of Virginia journalists put horror on air

Fatal shootings of Virginia journalists put horror on air

By Matt Pearce, Lee Romney and Natalie Schachar, Los Angeles Times

August 26, 2015


Filed under Global

The man gripped a gun as he stood behind members of the news crew, watching them do a live broadcast. The journalists didn't seem to notice that he had pointed the weapon right at them.On Wednesday morning, as southwestern Virginia television viewers watched on live TV, a WDBJ-TV reporter and her camer...

Taxpayers have a right to ‘snoop’ on scientists

By Charles Seife and Paul Thacker | Los Angeles Times

August 25, 2015


Filed under Global

If the public pays your salary, citizens have the right — within limits — to see what you're doing. That's the principle at the core of the federal Freedom of Information Act and of the many similar state freedom of information laws.Although politicians like Hillary Rodham Clinton get the most attenti...

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