WASHINGTON — American fighter jets and drones continued to pound Islamic State militants in Iraq Wednesday, and military planners weighed the possibility of sending a small number of additional U.S. troops to Baghdad, U.S. officials said, even as the insurgents threatened to kill a second American captive in retribution for any continued attacks.
Attorney General Eric Holder shakes hands with Bri Ehsan, 25, right, following his meeting with students at St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley in Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday. | AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
CLAYTON, Mo.— U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is meeting with college students as part of his trip to Missouri stemming from a white police officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old.
WASHINGTON--Vice President Joe Biden hits Chicago on Monday to headline a fundraiser for Gov. Pat Quinn, delivering on the White House pledge to help the Illinois Democrat.
AUSTIN, Texas — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of leveraging his power to try to oust a Democratic district attorney convicted of drunken driving, according to court documents obtained Wednesday.
More often than not, when healthcare reform is brought up, the impact and the interests of businesses are lumped together, as if each faces with the same challenges as the next.
Sen. Dick Durbin (second from left) is joined by other local officials at a news conference Wednesday calling for upgrades to tanker rail cars used to haul hazardous or flammable materials. | Sandra Guy/Sun-Times
Sen. Dick Durbin met with local officials Wednesday to look for ways to make sure a tragedy that occurred last year in Quebec is not repeated here.
Here's something you don't see every day in an actual GOP campaign flyer: "My name is Art Robinson ... Please consider giving us a sample of your urine."
As students begin to return to the classroom for the new school year, a major milestone is being hit: For the first time, minorities will outnumber whites in public schools across the United States.
A video by Islamic State militants that shows the killing of James Foley was released Tuesday. | AP file photo
WASHINGTON — The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight with Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq, pledging to continue attacking the group despite its threats to kill another American hostage. The U.S. military continued its airstrikes against the group as President Barack Obama denounced the group as a "cancer" threatening the entire region.
Republican gubernatorial contender Bruce Rauner on Wednesday released a schedule of forums and debates he plans to attend — but the Quinn campaign says many are not true debates.
Gerry Allen, a resident of North Lawndale on Chicago’s West Side, suffered for years with unmanaged diabetes. But, thanks to an expanded community health initiative launched in April 2012 between a local hospital and an insurance provider, he did something he thought he’d never do.
One Pat Quinn will be helping another Pat Quinn raise some money for the ALS Association with the Ice Bucket Challenge.
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