Border wall, bullet train: California/Trump feud escalates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Disputes over President Donald Trump's border wall and California's bullet train are intensifying the feud between the White House and the nation's most populous state.

Honda to close plant in England in 2021, says Brexit not to blame

LONDON (AP) — Japanese carmaker Honda plans to close its car factory in western England in 2021, a fresh blow to the British economy as it struggles with the uncertainty associated with leaving the European Union next month.

The company announced the decision, which will imperil 3,500 jobs and possibly many more, at a news conference in Tokyo.

Report: Honda to shut British plant, imperiling 3,500 jobs

LONDON (AP) — Honda will close a car factory in western England with the potential loss of 3,500 jobs, British media and a local lawmaker said Monday, in another blow to a British economy made jittery by Brexit.

For the retirees, Feb. 17-24, 2019

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

Renault's revenue, net profit down in 2018

PARIS (AP) — In its first results since the downfall of former chairman Carlos Ghosn, French carmaker Renault reported a 35 percent slump in profits last year and warned about the impact to business if Britain crashes out of the European Union next month without a deal.

Crane boom at bridge site falls into Mississippi

MOLINE (AP) — A boom being used at an interstate bridge over the Mississippi River near Moline, Ill., has fallen into the water.

Iowa Department of Transportation officials said Wednesday the agency is working to remove the lattice boom of the crane working at the Interstate 74 bridge site.

Plane lands in river near Gateway Arch

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis authorities are investigating why a small amphibious plane landed in the Mississippi River near the Gateway Arch, setting off a brief panic.

The plane landed shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday near the grounds of the Arch, then took off again. Drivers on the nearby Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge called authorities.

Entertainment listings, Feb. 14-21, 2019


This weekend


What: Honoring the cultures of Indigenous Americans and the wisdom and practices they share with others. This year's events inclue a talk on powwows, an educator workshop, and a family concert of storytelling and traditional teachings.

When:4 p.m. Feb. 14; 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Feb. 16.

Top of the Morning, Feb. 14, 2019

When he attended Illini games with his son at Memorial Stadium, BOB FURTNEY cringed at sitting in what he called "nosebleed seats."

That's where he'll be Sunday at the Daytona 500 — and he couldn't be happier.

"The higher you are, the better off you are," the 60-year-old Champaign County hog farmer said. "You can see the whole track."

Chicago renames street after civil rights icon

CHICAGO (AP) — It's now official, Ida B. Wells Drive is a major downtown Chicago thoroughfare, the first in the area to carry the name of an African-American woman.

Ida B. Wells' great-granddaughter, Michelle Duster, said Monday she had to remind herself to breathe and take it all in as she walked to the official renaming ceremony. She called the honor a "really big achievement."