UPDATE: 'I wish I could forgive you, but I’m not quite there yet'

CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign man involved in a drunken-driving wreck that claimed the life of Presence Covenant Medical Center retiree Stephen Saad has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Chad Berry, 32, pleaded guilty earlier this year to aggravated driving under the influence in connection with a car-motorcycle collision a year ago at State and White streets in which Mr. Saad died.

Crash near Cissna Park claims life of 12-year-old boy

URBANA — A 12-year-old boy died Sunday from injuries he sustained in a one-vehicle crash near Cissna Park on Saturday.

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said Jacob D. Rose, 12, of Cissna Park was pronounced dead at 12:41 p.m. at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

The boy was reportedly ejected from the vehicle during the crash, Northrup said.

Girl's HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines — more evidence that early treatment can occasionally cause a long remission that, if it lasts, would be a form of cure.Her case was revealed Monday at an AIDS conference in Paris, where researchers also gave encouraging results from tests of shots every mo

Cubbie Conversation, July 24, 2017

After taking 2 of 3 from the rival Cardinals, J.J. Lockwood can't stop smiling. "Life is good" for the first-place Cubbies, who enter a huge week with four against the White Sox and a showdown with the Brewers.

U.S. student freed after week held in China

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An American university student is free after being detained for a week in China for allegedly injuring a taxi driver who manhandled his mother during a fare dispute, in a case that brought U.S. lawmakers to the student's defense.

Suicide bombing kills 26 in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck near a police team in the eastern city of Lahore Monday killing at least 26 and wounded another 54, many of them police officers, an official said.

Senior police officer Haider Ashraf said a suicide bomber on a motorcycle struck near police guarding a demolition site at Kot Lakhpat's vegetable market on the outskirts of Lahore.

Storms exacerbate flooding in northern Illinois

ALGONQUIN (AP) — Severe thunderstorms that brought heavy rain, hail and strong winds to northern Illinois have exacerbated recent flooding in some areas.

The latest: Father says it's time to let Charlie Gard go

LONDON (AP) — The latest on the legal battle over critically ill baby Charlie Gard (all times local):

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The father of critically ill child Charlie Gard says the infant will not make his first birthday in less than two weeks.

Death toll reaches 10 in immigrant-smuggling case

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The death toll climbed to 10 in the case of a broiling tractor-trailer found packed with immigrants, federal authorities said Monday as a suspect in the smuggling case awaited a court appearance.

Trump expected to support Russia sanctions package

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump supports legislation that not only punishes Russia but requires congressional approval before he can ease the penalties.

The incoming White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, says the Trump administration is supportive of being tough on Russia.