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  • Madigan makes power play for Lincoln library and museum

    Madigan makes power play for Lincoln library and museum
    SPRINGFIELD — The latest political power play at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum comes from Speaker Michael Madigan, who is pushing a plan to set up the center as a free-standing state agency despite opponents’ concerns...
  • Eco-tourism rises as Iran's currency woes clip travelers' wings

    In a building full of shops selling nightgowns and wedding dresses, three young women in the modest offices of the Zhivar Tourist Agency chat up clients about prospective vacation spots in Iran. Business is good. The falling value of Iran's currency,...
  • What brides regret about their weddings

     What brides regret about their weddings
    For Holley Simons, it was the bridal party. She chose her oldest friends, including one who didn't seem particularly enthused: "She didn't want to participate in any of the activities the maid of honor had put together and I just wish at the end of...
  • 3 hurt in Dolton shooting

    3 hurt in Dolton shooting
    Carolyn Scott’s family barbecue had only just begun Monday when gunfire erupted a half block from where her grandchildren were playing. The adults – many of whom were crowded around the grill or chatting in a sideyard – raced over to...
  • At Memorial Day ceremony, exhortations to remember the fallen, and those still serving

    At Memorial Day ceremony, exhortations to remember the fallen, and those still serving
    The speakers at the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens had finished, the rifle team had fired its volleys and the musicians had begun to pack up. Vincent Krepps stood by the stone that bears the name of his twin brother....
  • Memorial Day's been beautiful, but rain is on the way

    Memorial Day's been beautiful, but rain is on the way
    Memorial Day started beautiful and stayed that way, with plenty of sunshine and temperatures rising into the upper 80s, but don't expect it to stay that way. Weather forecasters say scattered rainstorms, some potentially heavy, will start moving into...
  • Isla Vista rampage: One of Elliot Rodger's roommates planned to move

    Isla Vista rampage: One of Elliot Rodger's roommates planned to move
    One of three roommates allegedly slain by Elliot Rodger was planning on moving out of their Isla Vista apartment because of conflicts they were having, the victim's mother told KNTV Monday. UC Santa Barbara student Weihan “David” Wang was...
  • Patriotism travels throughout Westminster for Memorial Day parade, service

    Patriotism travels throughout Westminster for Memorial Day parade, service
    The assistant adjutant general of the Army National Guard Maryland on Monday said the sons and daughters of America who have given their lives in military service are “beacons of hope” to the world that freedom and democracy can prevail....
  • 'Mad Men' recap: 'The moon belongs to everyone'

    'Mad Men' recap: 'The moon belongs to everyone'
    On “Mad Men,” progress has always been marked in small steps rather than giant leaps. The slightest of gestures — a kiss on the hand here, a stunned glance there — take on outsized importance in the world of this series, where in...
  • Pope Francis balances visits to Jewish, Muslim sites in Jerusalem

    Pope Francis balances visits to Jewish, Muslim sites in Jerusalem
    A day after he threw his moral weight behind the establishment of a Palestinian state, Pope Francis paid tribute Monday at the grave of Theodor Herzl, the man whose dream of a Jewish homeland led to the creation of modern-day Israel. It was a finely...
  • 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' scores $111-million on Memorial Day weekend

    Mutants ruled the box-office over the long Memorial Day weekend, while the new Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore rom-com disappointed.  With a studio-estimated $111 million in ticket sales from the United States and Canada, "X-Men: Days of Future Past"...