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- U.S., allies threaten ‘further action’ against Russia
- Obama to order businesses to hike overtime pay for salary workers
- Last laugh: Marine vet fires off jokes from the grave with own obituary
- Deportations come mostly from border, DHS chief says
- NATO sends surveillance planes to watch Ukraine
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- GM faces federal investigation for slow recall that led to 13 deaths
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An America drowning in red ink is the land of the free no more
Topic - Patrick Fitzgerald
An Illinois transit task force suggests cutting the pay of transit board members and requiring transit executives to guarantee politics play no part in purchases.
A lawyer for an Irish nanny charged with murder in the death of a 1-year-old girl argued Friday that medical reports indicating that the child suffered bone fractures when she was not in the nanny's care should result in her being released on bail while awaiting trial.
A "wild" young woman in 1936 Ireland was one who didn't conform to rigid societal expectations. Just being alone in a room with a young man would subject her to gossipy suspicions about her character.
FedEx and UPS have disclosed they are targets of a federal criminal investigation related to their dealings with online pharmacies, which are at the center of an international crackdown on prescription drug abuse.
Good luck and experimental therapy may have helped U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk recover more extensively than he would have with standard care after he suffered a stroke in January.
Patrick J. Fitzgerald, known as one of the most relentless U.S. attorneys in the nation and the architect of convictions against two Illinois governors and a former vice-presidential aide, announced Wednesday that he is stepping down from the post he has held for more than a decade in Chicago.
The boss of the Chicago-based Latin Kings street gang was sentenced Thursday to 60 years in prison following his conviction last year on federal charges of racketeering and drug trafficking, in which he used murder, attempted murder, assault and extortion to protect his turf.
Jurors convicted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich of trying to sell or trade President Obama's old Senate seat and 16 other corruption charges.
House of Representatives Speaker John A. Boehner visited Iraq over the weekend to express U.S. commitment to the country's postwar success, despite a rancorous Washington budget debate over spending cuts.
Federal prosecutors aren't alone in wanting a retrial after the jury deadlocked on all but one count at former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial.
President-elect Barack Obama said Thursday that nobody in his transition office tried to make a deal with Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich on filling Illinois' vacant Senate seat, adding that he has not been contacted by federal authorities during their investigation of the governor.
Contrary to the outcries from leading Democrats in Congress and the self-righteous expression of shock from the husband of ex-CIA spy Valerie Plame, President Bush finally has brought some justice to the case of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. By commuting Libby's utterly unreasonable sentence but leaving his $250,000 fine and two years of probation in place, the president also has put this victimless crime into perspective.
Commuting Libby's sentence While I usually agree with the editorial opinions expressed on this page, I must take issue with this paper's position on "The Libby affair" (Editorial, Wednesday) that the commutation of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's sentence was the wrong thing to do.
OK. I'm glad President Bush commuted the 30-month prison sentence of Scooter Libby, the former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney.
One cheer, but no more than two, for George W. Bush.
U.S. attorney and task force member Patrick Fitzgerald says there is a lot to be done in the area of ethics reform.
"She will be deported without any assurance that she will return to face these charges," Fitzgerald said.