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Illini Director of Athletics Mike Thomas fired Tim Beckman on Friday; a school statement says the decision was made "in the best interests of student-athletes."
Aug. 28, 2015
Rep. Chaka Fattah was indicted on on conspiracy, bribery, and fraud counts, and now says restrictions on his ability to meet with his colleagues is an "undue and unnecessary burden."
Aug. 28, 2015
Dallas District Attorney Susan Hawk announced she is being treated for depression after three weeks of questions over her whereabouts. Her staff had said she was on a long vacation.
Aug. 28, 2015
People in New Orleans say the city finally has the storm defense system it should have had before Hurricane Katrina — at a cost of $14.5 billion. Now someone needs to cover the cost to keep it strong.
Aug. 28, 2015
Starting in 2018, companies will have to disclose how CEO pay compares to median worker pay. A recent survey of the biggest CEO-to-worker pay ratios shows Discovery at the top at nearly 2,000-to-1.
Aug. 28, 2015
As speculation swirls on a possible run by Vice President Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton's campaign is trying to show strength. She addressed Democratic National Committee members Friday in Minneapolis.
Aug. 28, 2015
Former President George W. Bush is visiting the city on Friday in honor of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. His administration was criticized for how it dealt with the storm's aftermath.
Aug. 28, 2015
Austrian police say that dozens of people died after being crammed into the back of a smuggler's truck, which was found abandoned on a highway Thursday. And hundreds are feared dead after two boats sank off Libya's coast.
Aug. 28, 2015
Gov. Terry McAuliffe promised to introduce gun-control legislation. McAuliffe spoke two days after a gunman killed two journalists during a live broadcast.
Aug. 28, 2015
Deputy Culture Minister Piotr Zuchowski says images from ground-penetrating radar have him "99 percent convinced" of the location of the hidden train, which may containing gold, gems and other loot.
Aug. 28, 2015
We solicited sentences from our readers using Oxford Dictionaries' new words and were impressed by the responses.
Aug. 28, 2015
Women who used frozen donor eggs instead of fresh for IVF had lower odds of having a baby, a study finds. But doctors say frozen eggs remain a good option for many women.
Aug. 28, 2015
The GOP frontrunner is happy to pile on criticisms and jabs at his fellow rivals, but he gets testy if you criticize him.
Aug. 28, 2015
A boy loses his father. A family loses its livelihood. The boy runs drugs and picks pockets so his siblings can eat. He is convinced he will die. And then ... he takes a yoga class.
Aug. 28, 2015
Genetic testing also showed that he was sired by Tian Tian, the zoo announced.
Aug. 28, 2015
A decade after the storm that irreparably damaged his presidency, Bush visits with one of the schools that was nearly wiped out in the tragedy.
Aug. 28, 2015
The three-judge panel threw out a lower court ruling that found the practice unconstitutional. Congress has passed a law that will change the collection process in a few months.
Aug. 28, 2015
Some candidates are more dependent on their superPACs and millionaires, while others are turning most to small donors. See where the candidates line up based on their donations.
Aug. 28, 2015
From grassrootsy Bernie Sanders to millionaire-fueled Jeb Bush, FEC data can tell you a lot about how a campaign is running.
Aug. 28, 2015
Bolt was accidentally knocked down by a cameraman on a Segway. Bolt took the accident in stride, saying he suffered a few cuts but nothing serious.
Aug. 28, 2015

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