Politics and Government

Politics and Government

Taking reins of Lincoln's Challenge brings new director's career full circle

RANTOUL — The new director of Lincoln's Challenge was there at the dawn of the academy's existence in fall 1992, when studies were being undertaken on where the program should be located.

Carle tax trial, Day 12: Exemption applications focus of day's testimony

URBANA — Lawyers for the Carle Foundation are nearly ready to wrap up their side in the trial of an 11-year-old lawsuit Carle filed over the denial of its tax exemptions for its main hospital and three other properties in Urbana.

Springfield appealing panhandling-ordinance ruling

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The city of Springfield says it will appeal a federal judge's ruling that the city's anti-panhandling ordinance is unconstitutional.

From New Orleans to Tehran: Life of detained Iran newscaster

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — She is largely unknown in the United States. But the American anchorwoman for Iran's state-run broadcaster, detained last weekend by U.S. authorities, is a familiar face on its English-language channel.

Kenyan security finds explosive after deadly hotel attack

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan bomb disposal experts on Thursday found and safely detonated an explosive left over from the deadly extremist attack on a Nairobi luxury hotel complex, and the Kenya Red Cross said no one appeared to be missing after it had checked nearly 100 reported cases.

Number of federal workers seeking jobless aid doubles

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of furloughed federal employees seeking unemployment benefits jumped in the first two weeks of the shutdown, topping 10,000 during the week of Jan. 5.

'I never said there was no collusion,' Trump lawyer says

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani says he has "never said there was no collusion" between Russia and members of Trump's 2016 White House campaign.

Watchdog: Many more migrant families may have been separated

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government investigators said Thursday that thousands more migrant children may have been separated from their families than the Trump administration has acknowledged.

May holds Brexit talks; opposition dubs them a 'stunt'

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May was consulting opposition parties and other lawmakers Thursday in a battle to get Brexit back on track after surviving a no-confidence vote, talks that were branded a "stunt" by the main opposition leader.

GOP dismisses suggestion that State of Union be postponed

WASHINGTON (AP) — A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech. She cited concerns about whether the hobbled government can provide adequate security, but Republicans cast her move as a ploy to deny Trump the stage.