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Danville man gets five years for mob action in 2017 stabbing death

DANVILLE — A Danville man who was present at the May 2017 fatal stabbing of another man at the Fair Oaks housing complex is headed to prison for five years.

UI trustees approve law school for Chicago campus

URBANA —  After two years of talks, University of Illinois trustees Thursday approved a merger between the University of Illinois Chicago and the private John Marshall Law School.

Investor frenzy in S. Korea over Russia treasure ship rumors

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean company's claim to have found a sunken Russian warship has triggered investor frenzy amid speculation the ship was carrying an enormous amount of gold when it sank 113 years ago. South Korea's financial regulator subsequently issued a warning against possible investment losses.

Man exonerated after 10 years in prison for murder

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who spent the last 10 years in prison for murder has been released.

Zuckerberg clarifies stance on policy for Holocaust deniers

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is clarifying his stance pertaining to Holocaust deniers after getting some blowback on social media.

After two hung juries, Rantoul man convicted of beating mother of his kids

URBANA — It took three tries, but a Champaign County jury Wednesday convicted a Rantoul man of violently beating the mother of his children.

Tommy Johnson, 35, whose last known address was in the 100 block of South Ludlow Street, faces up to six years in prison when he’s sentenced Aug. 27 by Judge Tom Difanis.

Vermilion board chairman chosen to fill out Hays' term in Illinois House

DANVILLE — Vermilion County Board Chairman Mike Marron doesn't think he will have an unfair advantage in November's election by filling out the rest of state Rep. Chad Hays' term when the Catlin Republican steps down in September.

Republicans block subpoena for summit translator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have blocked a move to subpoena the interpreter from the Helsinki summit to testify about the private talks between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

22 hurt in tent collapse at California base

FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (AP) — A helicopter blew down a tent at the Fort Hunter Liggett military base in California on Wednesday night, injuring 22 people, a spokeswoman said.

A U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter was landing about 9:30 p.m. when the wind from its rotor caused the tent to collapse, said Amy Phillips, public information officer at the Monterey County base.

Putin chides Trump's opponents, calls summit a success

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin called his first summit with President Donald Trump a success — but warned Thursday that Trump's opponents in the U.S. are hampering any progress on what they discussed, such as limiting their nuclear arsenals or ending the Syrian war.