Courts, Police, Fire

Courts, Police, Fire

Giuliani says 'nothing wrong' with Trump campaign taking info from Russians

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani insisted there was "nothing wrong" with the president's 2016 campaign taking information from the Russians, as House Democrats pledged stepped-up investigations into campaign misconduct and possible crimes of obstruction detailed in special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

Citizens of at least 9 countries killed in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — At least 290 people were killed in a series of nine bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.Sri Lankan authorities say 39 foreign tourists died in the attacks. A look at some of the countries whose citizens were among the victims:

High court to take up LGBT job discrimination cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking on a major test of LGBT rights in cases that look at whether federal civil rights law bans job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

AP Fact Check: Trump, Barrr spread untruths on Mueller report

EDITOR'S NOTE — A look at the veracity of claims by political figures.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is still distorting the truth about the Russia investigation, claiming exoneration from a special counsel's report that he is also assailing as hopelessly biased.

Trump, business organization sue Dem House chairman

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his business organization sued the Democratic chairman of the House oversight committee on Monday to block a subpoena that seeks years of the president's financial records.

Sri Lanka blocks social media after Easter bombings

Sri Lankan authorities flicked the off switch on most social media after Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels killed hundreds of people, a dramatic reaction that reflects distrust in the capability of American internet companies to control harmful content.

Shooting-related charges against Champaign man dismissed

URBANA — A Champaign County prosecutor has dismissed shooting-related charges against a Champaign man because of difficulties with witnesses.

Assistant State's Attorney Kristin Alferink on Monday dismissed charges of aggravated battery with a firearm and unlawful use of weapons by a felon on parole that had been lodged against Mario D. Turner.

Jim Dey | Illinois Democrats are in charge, but not in accord

While Illinois Democrats are solidly united under the leadership of new Gov. J.B. Pritzker and state party Chairman Michael Madigan, the speaker of the Illinois House, they haven't been able to avoid the schisms that have rival factions of Democrats in Congress sorely at odds.

The Law Q&A | Creating new state not very easy to do

In the news is a bill sponsored by three Illinois Republican legislators to have Chicago separated from the rest of the state of Illinois? Holy cow, is that legally possible?

Holy cow, it sure is.

Danville woman planning event to fight gun violence April 27 at Palmer Arena

DANVILLE — It's a topic that most people don't want to acknowledge, let alone talk about, said Monica Beasley.

But, she said, community members must talk about gun violence, "and how we, as a community, can come together to stop it."