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Storms spin up tornadoes in Iowa that cause injuries, topple wind turbines

May. 21, 2024 18:56 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Storms that pummeled much of Nebraska with torrential rain, high winds and large hail spun up fierce tornados in Iowa Tuesday that caused extensive damage and an unknown number of injuries in at least one rural town and took down several 250-foot (76 meters) wind turbines....

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

May. 21, 2024 13:21 PM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. May 16, 2024. Editorial: Northern Lights captivate and connect us as only a rare cosmic event can There’s nothing quite like a cosmic event to bring people together. We’ve had two now in the past two months. First,...

The Latest | Defense lawyers in Trump's hush money trial ask the judge to dismiss the case

May. 20, 2024 17:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's hush money trial entered its final stretch with the prosecution resting its case late Monday afternoon following the conclusion of star witness Michael Cohen 's testimony. Cohen concluded his testimony after nearly four full days on the witness stand....

Here's how Robert F. Kennedy Jr. could make the first debate stage under stringent Biden-Trump rules

May. 18, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has long argued that the biggest hurdle of his presidential campaign is the perception that independent candidates can't win. He has looked to the debates as a singular opportunity to stand alongside Joe Biden and Donald Trump in front of a massive audience. ...

Guardians' Steven Kwan takes batting practice, making progress in recovery from hamstring injury

May. 17, 2024 17:36 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Guardians leadoff hitter and left fielder Steven Kwan took batting practice on Friday for the first time since hurting his left hamstring and going on the injured list. Kwan was leading the AL in hitting when he was pulled from a May 4 game with tightness in his...

Over 80,000 Illinois people banned from owning guns still keep them, report shows

May. 16, 2024 06:09 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — In Illinois, 114,000 people are banned from owning guns because of legal tangles or mental health issues — three-quarters of them haven't surrendered their firearms, according to data the Cook County sheriff will present Thursday. Sheriff Tom Dart is...

3-time Cy Young winner Max Scherzer transferred to the 60-day injured list by Texas Rangers

May. 15, 2024 20:02 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Max Scherzer was transferred to the 60-day injured list Wednesday, when the Texas Rangers made a move they initially avoided at the start of the season when there was some hope the three-time Cy Young Award winner might return from offseason back surgery sooner than...

Community colleges offer clean energy training as climate-related jobs expand across America

May. 15, 2024 12:37 PM EDT

DANVILLE, Illinois (AP) — On the south side of Chicago, students learn to work on Rivian electric pickup trucks and SUVs through a new technician program at Olive-Harvey College. About 150 miles (240 kilometers) south, students at Danville Area Community College in Illinois are...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

May. 14, 2024 15:41 PM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. May 13, 2024. Editorial: Tougher penalties for fleeing police could help stem dangerous, growing ‘epidemic’ Senate Republican Leader John Curran discusses his legislation that would make fleeing from police in a vehicle a felony....

`Micropreemie' baby who weighed just over 1 pound at birth goes home from Illinois hospital

May. 14, 2024 15:12 PM EDT

NEW LENOX, Ill. (AP) — A baby girl who weighed just over one pound when she was born prematurely in November has beaten the odds and gone home with her parents after spending her first six months at a suburban Chicago hospital. Nyla Brooke Haywood was treated to a send-off party...