James Brady dies

'Rally for Gaza' scheduled Friday in Urbana

URBANA — Local Palestinian sympathizers plan to hold a "Rally for Gaza" on Friday afternoon in front of the Urbana City Building.

"It's a Palestinian rally. I'm hoping that nobody say anything about the Israelis," said Patsy Howell, an event organizer. "I'm sure we'll have signs asking the government to not give more money to Israel. But this is an informational rally."

UPDATED: Soon-to-be UI prof's Mideast posts drawing ire

UPDATE: According to a blog post on Inside Higher Ed, Steven Salaita won't be teaching at the University of Illinois.

UPDATE: Both sides in Ukraine deny shooting down plane

PETER LEONARD, Associated Press

Gunman slain after deputy shot in Georgia

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) Court records show the man accused of shooting a deputy at a Georgia courthouse filed a civil rights complaint against the sheriff's department in 2013.

Transcript of Obama's remarks at 9/11 Museum dedication

Transcript, provided by the White House, of remarks by President Barack Obama at the dedication of the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York on May 15, 2014.


THE PRESIDENT:  Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Cuomo, honored guests, families of the fallen.


Attorney sounds off on Supreme Court prayer case

An attorney who was involved with the recent U.S. Supreme Court case on prayer at public meetings says the ruling encourages but doesn't outright permit other public religious displays.

Quake rocks L.A.

Astronaut: 'It's amazing how it feels to be under 1G again'

NASA videos:

Hear Hopkins and his crewmates discuss their experience in space.

Watch the search and recovery team unload the crew from the Soyuz capsule.


Hopkins finishes six months in space


Mike Hopkins has got to be tired.

By the time he returned to Earth on Monday night, the NASA flight engineer and former Illini football captain had logged more than 70.4 million miles, orbiting the planet 2,656 times.