Jurors to deliberate in former prosecutor's murder trial

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — Closing arguments are set to begin in the first-degree murder trial of a former Quincy prosecutor and University of Illinois football captain accused of killing his wife on Valentine's Day in 2006.

Tribune Publishing gets $44.4 million from Chicago investor

CHICAGO (AP) — Tribune Publishing is getting a $44.4 million cash boost from an investor in Chicago who will become the nonexecutive chairman of the company that owns the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times.

Chicago mayor says 780 new Tasers on the way for city police

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the upcoming delivery of almost 800 new stun guns will ensure that every police officer will have access to a Taser, following a series of high-profile fatal shootings in the city.

Johnson & Johnson, ViaCyte testing possible diabetes cure

LINDA A. JOHNSON, AP Business Writer

General says troop cuts would leave too few to train Afghans

RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press

Rubio looks to NH to peg himself as a Republican for all

THOMAS BEAUMONT, Associated Press

Swedish government says U.N. panel finds Assange detention unfair

GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press
JAN M. OLSEN, Associated Press

Dem race stirred as Sanders, Clinton meet in debate

NANCY BENAC, Associated Press

More than 150 sleeping outdoors for a night

CHAMPAIGN — Mornings always begin for Rich McElroy with picking up his sleeping bag and his clothes, which are mostly everything he owns in the world, and leaving wherever he spent the night.

About 80 percent of the time, that's somewhere outside, so he pays attention to the weather forecasts. Snow he can always brush away, but rain is more of a problem.

Just 1 question: What's unique about your art?

Mahomet-Seymour Junior High students enrolled in Nicole Kelly and Tom Murdoch's enrichment art course have spent the past several months learning about how their doodles could one day translate into jobs.

And as a reward, their work now hangs in a professional art gallery.