Politics and Government

Obamacare hit by ruling, but subsidies to continue

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court delivered a potentially serious setback to President Barack Obama’s health care law Tuesday, imperiling billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies.


Israeli soldier missing as Gaza fighting rages on

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli soldier is missing following a deadly battle in the Gaza Strip, a defense official said Tuesday, as Israeli airstrikes pummeled a wide range of locations along the coastal area and diplomatic efforts intensified to end the two week war that has killed more than 600 Palestinians and 29 Israelis.


Crash victims' remains reach Ukraine-held city

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Bodies of those killed in the Malaysia Airlines crash reached Ukrainian government-controlled territory Tuesday, leaving a war zone en route to the Netherlands after delays and haphazard treatment that put pressure on European foreign ministers to impose tougher economic sanctions on Russia.


Champaign set to deliver offers for Bristol Place homes next month

CHAMPAIGN — Charles Campbell has lived in the Bristol Place neighborhood in the northeast part of the city for 28 years. He doesn't know where he'll go yet when the city buys and bulldozes his home.

"It's been so long," Campbell said. "We've been staying here so long."


Dey: Controversy over Illinois' ban on executions not over yet

Regrets — he's had a few. But, then again, too few to mention.

Well, except for that one.

"I regretted killing that Greek fella," former Gov. George Ryan said in a recent interview.

The 80-year-old convicted felon was referring to mass murderer Andrew Kokoraleis.


Covenant CEO vows to fight Carle's bid to 'control' market

URBANA — Presence Covenant Medical Center officials say they're objecting to more than just a bigger Carle Foundation Hospital in its 48-bed expansion plan.

They're fighting off an attempt by Carle to put Urbana's smaller hospital out of business.


Security Council OKs resolution calling for plane crash probe

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Monday demanding international access to the site of the plane downed over eastern Ukraine and an end to military activities around the area, following intense pressure on a reluctant Russia to support the measure.


Train with plane crash bodies leaves rebel town

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HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — A refrigerated train carrying Malaysia Airlines victims’ bodies pulled away Monday from a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine, one small step forward in easing the agony of their grieving families.


Security Council to vote on crash resolution

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area, with diplomats pressuring a reluctant Russia to approve it.


Israeli shells hit hospital in Gaza, officials say

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tank shells struck a hospital in the Gaza Strip on Monday, killing four people and wounding 60, Palestinian officials said, as Israel's defense minister vowed to press on with the war against Hamas "as long as necessary."


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