URBANA — A Champaign man with a lengthy criminal history is due back in court next week so a judge can determine if there’s enough evidence for prosecutors to pursue an armed robbery case against him.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrats still shaken by the 2010 tea party wave that netted Republicans six governors' offices, flipped 21 statehouse chambers and drove nearly 700 Democratic state legislators from office are mounting a comeback, pouring millions of dollars into state level races.

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DETROIT (AP) — The father of a girl who authorities say was killed by a neighbor's dogs that got loose in Detroit said he tried to save his 9-year-old but "she was gone when I reached her."

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has resumed sharing data from its radiation monitoring stations in Siberia after some were taken offline following a deadly explosion at a missile range, a nuclear weapons watchdog said Tuesday.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — An armed man on Tuesday took dozens of hostages on a bus in Brazil and threatened to set the vehicle on fire with gasoline before police shot him dead in a four-hour standoff broadcast live on television.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The "fundamentals" of the U.S. economy are solid, the White House asserted, invoking an ill-fated political declaration of a decade ago amid mounting concern that a recession could imperil President Donald Trump's re-election.

Many in attendance let the Republican U.S. congressman and state Rep. Brad Halbrook, R-Shelbyville, know what they thought about their answers, which covered topics ranging from immigration to prescription drug prices to whether President Donald Trump was to blame for the behavior of white nationalists.

A half-century after the Beatles broke up, nearly 30 years after he was asked to put together a band and go on tour, and just a month after turning 79, Ringo Starr is still getting by with a little help from his friends — as many will see at tonight's performance at State Farm Center.

On Monday afternoon, Democrat Tanisha King-Taylor sent a note to county board Chairman Giraldo Rosales announcing her formal resignation from her seat in District 10, which covers southeast Urbana.