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Ahead of July 4th, East Coast eyes tropical storm

RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — As one of the year’s busiest travel weekends approaches, so does another visitor: Tropical Storm Arthur, expected to gro...
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US seeks more security at some overseas airports

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence officials are concerned that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new and improved bomb that could go undetected thro...
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Search for missing woman, child ends well

A woman and child reported missing in Franklin County Wednesday night are safe. Franklin County Sheriff’s officers began searching for the pair...
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Most roadwork will stop over holiday weekend

Holiday drivers will find some roadwork projects picked up for the weekend. Both Missouri and Illinois transportation officials say they’re susp...
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IDOT Dep. Dir. steps down amid hiring questions

Another high-ranking officials at the Illinois Department of Transportation is stepping down amid questions about the agency’s hiring practices....
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O’Fallon Township band to march in Rose Parade

Do you know where you’ll be next New Years Day? The members of the O’Fallon Township High School Marching Band do. They’ll be in Pasaden...
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T-Mobile accused of making money off bogus billing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are urging consumers to go through their phone bills line by line after they accused T-Mobile US of wrongly cha...
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Prosecutors oppose moving Marathon bombing trial

BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are opposing a defense request to move the November trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to ...
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Former US attorney named inspector general

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A former U.S. attorney and legal counsel to former Republican Gov. Jim Edgar has been named acting legislative inspecto...
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Pilot walks away from “hard landing” in rural Illinois

A pilot is recovering from non-life-threatening injuries after a hard landing caused a stir in an otherwise sleepy Bond County community. About 50 peo...