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North Korea May be Restarting Nuke Plant: U.S. Institute

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea may be attempting to restart its main nuclear bomb fuel reactor after a five-month shutdown, a U.S. research institute said Thursday. Read more »

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Mobile Provider TracFone to Pay $40M in Federal Settlement

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled millions of smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data service. Read More »

Electrical Fire Ignited Christmas Tree in Fatal Maryland Fire

MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) - An electrical fire that spread to a 15-foot Christmas tree prompted a blaze that reduced a 16,000-square-foot riverfront mansion near Maryland's capital to ruins, killing a couple and four of their young grandchildren, investigators said Wednesday. Read More »

Paducah Woman Behind Bars for Embezzlement

PADUCAH -- A Kentucky woman is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the bank where she worked. Read More »

California Declares Electronic Cigarettes a Health Threat

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in popularity. Read More »

McDonald's Names Executive Easterbrook New CEO

OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) - McDonald's Corp. has tapped Steve Easterbrook as its new president and CEO to succeed Don Thompson, who has helmed the burger chain about two and a half years. Read More »

Treasure Hunter Who Found a Fortune in Gold is Captured

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A treasure hunter accused of cheating his investors out of their share of one of the richest hauls in U.S. history - $50 million in gold bars and coins from a 19th-century shipwreck - was captured at an upscale Florida hotel after more than two years on the lam. Read More »

Brothers Accused of Digging Up Graves, Dumping Remains

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) - The trial of two brothers accused of digging up graves, dumping human remains and reselling plots at a suburban Chicago cemetery is underway in Cook County Circuit Court. Read More »

Sheriffs Expand Concerns About Waze Mobile Traffic App

WASHINGTON (AP) — A law enforcement campaign to compel Google Inc. to disable a feature in its popular Waze traffic app that lets drivers warn others about nearby police activity shifted Wednesday when a sheriffs' organization openly complained that the app not only puts officers' lives at risk, it also interferes with the ability to write speeding tickets. Read More »

Tax Revenue From Illinois Video Gambling More Than Doubles

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The state of Illinois and local governments saw tax revenue from video gambling more than double last year. Read More »

Report: Illinois Marijuana Market Could Reach $36M in 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - Patients aren't the only ones disappointed by delays in the Illinois medical marijuana program. A newly released report says investors are watching their hopes for financial returns fade, at least for this year. Read More »

Lambert Airport Passengers Declined in 2014

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Passenger traffic has dipped slightly at Lambert Airport, based on 2014 full-year totals. Read More »

Nissan Recalls SUVs to Fix Electrical Shorts, Hood Latches

DETROIT (AP) - Nissan is recalling nearly 768,000 SUVs worldwide to fix faulty hood latches and electrical shorts that could cause fires. Read More »

Ford Recalls Cars, Vans for Door Latch and Seat Belt Trouble

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Ford is recalling more than 221,000 cars and vans to fix problems with door latches and seat belts. Read More »

Western Kentucky Bridge Restricted on Thursday, Saturday

AURORA, Ky. (AP) - Traffic on the Eggners Ferry Bridge in western Kentucky will be restricted to one lane on Thursday and Saturday. Read More »

Rhode Island's Tall Ship Falls During Storm's Strong Winds

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Revolutionary War replica tall ship has been toppled by strong wind gusts during the snowstorm that's pounding Rhode Island. Read More »

Famed Civil Rights Protesters to Have Arrest Records Erased

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Nine black men arrested for integrating a whites-only South Carolina lunch counter 54 years ago may be heroes in the historic record, but in the record of the law they are still convicted trespassers. Read More »

Jury Convicts 2 Ex-Vanderbilt Players of Raping Woman

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A jury convicted two ex-Vanderbilt football players on Tuesday of raping a former student, rejecting claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing and that a college culture of binge drinking and promiscuous sex should be blamed for the attack. Read More »

Woman and Her 8-Year-Old Son Shot in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police say an 8-year-old St. Louis boy went to school and told an office worker he had been shot, after his mother exchanged gunfire with a man who tried to force his way into a home. Read More »

Rauner Previews 'Right to Work Zones' As First-Year Priority

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says one of his priorities for his first year in office will be creating so-called "right to work zones" in the traditionally union-friendly state. Read More »

Missing Southeast Missouri Man Found Dead in River

BISMARCK, Mo. (AP) - The body of a southeast Missouri man missing since October has been found, and foul play is suspected. Read More »

Suburban Chicago Resident Has Confirmed Case of Measles

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois public health officials say a suburban Chicago resident has a confirmed case of measles. Read More »

Illinois Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Cut Officeholders' Pay

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - An Illinois lawmaker has introduced legislation that would cut the pay of elected officeholders by 10 percent. Read More »

3 Charged in Fatal Shooting in Southeast Missouri

CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. (AP) - Three men are charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a southeast Missouri man. Read More »

Federal Government Failing to Protect Children, Report Says

(AP) - Two child advocacy groups say the federal government is putting abused children in danger of future harm by failing to enforce child protection laws. Read More »

News on the Go: New Homes Burn Faster

WSIL -- Firefighters are warning homeowners that if you have a newer house it could go up in flames that much faster. Read More »

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