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New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern pregnant with first child

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:56
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday she was pregnant with her first child, and planned to take a short break after the birth in June.
Categories: World News

U.S. to dismiss charges against 129 people in Trump inaugural protests

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:44
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department intends to dismiss criminal charges against 129 defendants in connection with the protests that took place during President Donald Trump's Jan. 20, 2017 inauguration, according to a court filing on Thursday.
Categories: National News

Protestors from Champaign area arrested during DACA demonstration

WAND News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:31
Champaign, Ill (WAND) – The fight over immigration is gearing up in Washington as protestors, some from Champaign, Urbana and the University of Illinois, were arrested during a sit-in.
Categories: Local News

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern announces she is pregnant with first child

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:08
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday that she was pregnant with her first child, which was due in June.
Categories: World News

Local man provides antique emergency vehicles for hit TV shows

WAND News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:07
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – A local man’s hobby is gaining him recognition in hit TV shows and national commercials.
Categories: Local News

Sudanese authorities detain Reuters, AFP reporters in Khartoum

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:04
CAIRO (Reuters) - Sudanese authorities have detained a Reuters stringer and an AFP reporter who were covering protests in the capital Khartoum, the external information council, which deals with foreign media organizations, said.
Categories: World News

For Trump's security advisers, tempering an impetuous boss

AP World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rex Tillerson's mission was delicate but not unfamiliar as he phoned President Donald Trump last week: Persuade the boss to curb his own impulses on yet another potentially explosive national security issue. 2018-01-18T10:25:00-05:00 2018-01-18T15:25:03-05:00
Categories: World News

Amazon sweepstakes is narrowed down to 20 competitors

AP US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:00
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's second home could be in an already tech-heavy city, such as Boston, New York or Austin, Texas. Or it could be in the Midwest, say, Indianapolis or Columbus, Ohio. Or the company could go outside the U.S. altogether and set up shop in Toronto. 2018-01-18T11:33:00-05:00 2018-01-18T16:33:30-05:00
Categories: National News

Parents of 13 children charged with years of torture, abuse

AP US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:00
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The parents of 13 siblings who were allegedly held in captivity in their family's Southern California home were charged Thursday with committing years of torture and abuse that left their children malnourished, undersized and with cognitive impairments. 2018-01-18T10:35:00-05:00 2018-01-18T15:35:15-05:00
Categories: National News

The Latest: Father doesn't believe son chained children

AP US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:00
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the case against the parents of 13 children found malnourished, some chained to furniture, in their Perris, California, home (all times local): 2018-01-18T11:08:00-05:00 2018-01-18T16:08:09-05:00
Categories: National News

AP Explains: What happens when the government shuts down

AP US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — The world won't end if a dysfunctional Washington can't find a way to pass a funding bill before this weekend. 2018-01-18T10:58:00-05:00 2018-01-18T15:58:08-05:00
Categories: National News

Springfield considering school bus tracking app

WAND News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:51
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – Parents in Springfield may be able to track their kids’ school buses with an app soon.
Categories: Local News

Eisenhower students get tour of the Capitol

WAND News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:43
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – A group of Eisenhower High School students got a personal tour of the Capitol.
Categories: Local News

Pope lands in Peru as president seeks help in political crisis

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:42
LIMA (Reuters) - Pope Francis arrived in Peru on Thursday, as the Andean nation's president appealed to him to help put the country back on track after a political crisis nearly ousted him from office a month ago.
Categories: World News

Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett killed in U.S. helicopter crash

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:41
(Reuters) - Exiled Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett and four other people were killed in a helicopter crash in a remote northern part of the U.S. state of New Mexico, officials and his political party said on Thursday.
Categories: World News

Grant money available to take students to Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

WAND News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:30
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – There is now a grant to help take central Illinois students to Springfield’s Presidential Library.
Categories: Local News

Jordan says Israel apologizes for deaths of two Jordanians at embassy

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:26
AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan said on Thursday that Israel had formally apologized for the deaths of two of its citizens killed by an Israeli security guard last July in an incident that soured ties and led to the closure of the Israeli embassy in Amman, state media said.
Categories: World News

California parents starved 13 children, taunted them with pie: prosecutor

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:21
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Reuters) - The California parents accused of imprisoning their 13 children in the family's squalid home beat, starved and chained them to their beds for years, taunting them with apple pie, according to a prosecutor on Thursday who called it a case of "human depravity."
Categories: National News

History in Underwood's favor when it comes to 0-6 Illini

WAND Sports - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:08
CHAMPAIGN -- Brad Underwood finds himself in the exact same position as last year: 0-6 in conference play. The first year Illini coach can only hope history repeats itself, starting tomorrow night at Wisconsin. In his first year at Oklahoma State, his Cowboys would catch fire after an 0-6 start and go on to make the NCAA tournament.
Categories: Sports

Champaign man pleads guilty to teen's 1985 murder, sexual assault

WAND News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:07
WHEATON, Ill. (WAND) – A Champaign man has pleaded guilty in the 1985 sexual assault and stabbing death of a teenager.
Categories: Local News

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