Effort Underway To Locate, Preserve Illinois WWI Memorials

MATTOON, Ill. (AP) — Efforts are underway to locate and restore outdoor World War I memorials and monuments across Illinois. The nonprofit organization Landmarks Illinois is offering matching grants to residents, organizations and government agencies interested in preserving WWI monuments, the Mattoon Journal-Gazette reported. The group also is working to find and record the location…

Asia-Pacific Forum Sticks To Free-Trade Despite Trump

By TRAN VAN MINH and ELAINE KURTENBACH, Associated Press DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — An annual Pacific Rim summit is sticking with its tradition of promoting free trade and closer regional ties, shrugging off President Donald Trump’s “America First” approach. The leaders of the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum said Saturday that they had recommitted to fighting…

Moore Denies Sexual Misconduct, But GOP Fears Election Risk

By STEVE PEOPLES and KIMBERLY CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — His party suddenly and bitingly divided, Alabama Republican Roy Moore emphatically rejected increasing pressure to abandon his Senate bid on Friday as fears grew among GOP leaders that a once-safe Senate seat was in jeopardy just a month before a special election. Moore, an…

Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty For Former School Principal In Pregnant Girlfriend’s Murder

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) — Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for a former St. Louis middle school principal accused of hiring a friend to kill his pregnant girlfriend. The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office filed papers on Thursday seeking the death penalty against both 34-year-old Cornelius Green and the alleged hitman, Phillip Cutler. Jocelyn Peters…