Former Illini racing past her competition

Tatyana McFadden added to her sterling list of achievements Monday in Boston. Here’s what the 25-year-old former Illinois student has accomplished during the last five years: 



6 from Minnesota charged with trying to join Islamic State

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Six Minnesota men have been charged with terrorism in a criminal complaint unsealed Monday, the latest Westerners accused of traveling or attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group.

Crews search Mediterranean after migrant shipwreck

MILAN (AP) — Rescue crews searched Monday for survivors and bodies from what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest migrant tragedy ever as hundreds more migrants took to the sea undeterred and European Union leaders said they would hold an emergency summit Thursday to address the crisis.

3 days of mourning for slain Ethiopian Christians

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's government on Monday declared three days of mourning after confirming that several Ethiopians held captive in Libya were killed by the Islamic State group, which over the weekend released a video purporting to show the killings.

Few details about police encounter that led to man's death

BALTIMORE (AP) — Relatives, activists and even Baltimore city officials have more questions than answers about what happened to Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old man who died one week after he was rushed to the hospital with spinal injuries following an encounter with four Baltimore police officers.

Californian arrested for trying to scale White House fence

WASHINGTON (AP) — A California man has been arrested after trying to scale a White House fence, according to the Secret Service.

The agency said the incident happened at 10:25 p.m. Sunday. Fifty-four-year-old Jerome R. Hunt of Hayward, California is scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court in Washington on a charge of unlawful entry.

Iraqi officials say Saddam deputy believed killed

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials said Friday they believe that government forces killed Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the former deputy of Saddam Hussein who for over a decade was the top fugitive from the ousted regime and became an underground figure involved in Sunni insurgencies, most recently allying with Islamic State militants.

SpaceX ship delivers espresso maker to space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The SpaceX supply ship arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, delivering the world's first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts.

Car bomb explodes outside U.S. Consulate in Iraq

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — A car bomb exploded outside the U.S. Consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomy zone.

There was no immediate word on casualties. A U.S. official said no consulate personnel or guards were killed or injured in Friday's blast. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the press.

Putin defends decision on Iran missiles

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin sternly urged the West to respect Russia's interests in global affairs and defended his move to sanction the delivery of a long-range air defense missile system to Iran during a marathon TV call-in show with the nation Thursday.