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  • Number of Syrian Christians abducted by Islamic State rises to 220

    Number of Syrian Christians abducted by Islamic State rises to 220
    The number of Christians abducted by the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria has risen to 220 in the past three days, as militants round up more hostages from a chain of villages along a strategic river, activists said Thursday. In Iraq, the IS...
  • Glenview bans housing voucher discrimination

    Glenview is aligning its fair housing ordinance with Cook County's by barring landlords from using housing vouchers as a reason to refuse potential tenants a lease. The Village Board on Feb. 17 gave preliminary approval to that change by a 6-1 vote. A...
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. FEDS FOIL ISLAMIC STATE PLOT Two men are charged with plotting to help the extremist group while a third is accused of providing funding to it....
  • Islamic State fighters reported to have seized 220 Christians in Syria

    Islamic State fighters reported to have seized 220 Christians in Syria
    Islamic State fighters have taken some 220 Christians captive in northeastern Syria in the last three days, activists said Thursday. The militants began abducting Assyrian Christians on Monday, when they attacked a cluster of villages near the town of...
  • Egypt detains 2 police officers over lawyer's death

    Egyptian authorities detained two police officers on Thursday over allegations that they had tortured a lawyer to death inside a police station, the latest in a series of recent incidents that underline alleged abuses by the country's police force. The...
  • Recreational pot users are legally lighting up in Washington, D.C.

    Recreational pot users are legally lighting up in Washington, D.C.
    Recreational pot supporters in the nation’s capital lit up in their homes in the early hours Thursday to celebrate the first day of legal marijuana in the District of Columbia. Many were toking as they normally do, said Zack Pesavento, press...
  • US-Cuba talks head to Washington

    MIAMI The second round of U.S.-Cuba talks, which will be held Friday at the massive limestone Department of State building in a wintery Washington, D.C., is expected to be a nuts-and-bolts negotiating session to restore diplomatic ties between the two...
  • 5 things to know for Thursday in Pennsylvania

    A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Thursday: FEDERAL JUDGE TO HEAR ARGUMENTS OVER LAW CRITICS SAY IS DESIGNED TO MUZZLE CONVICTED MURDERER MUMIA ABU-JAMAL The law allows victims...
  • UN cites 2 'credible' reports of torture at US facilities in Afghanistan

    GENEVA The United Nations reported Wednesday that it had uncovered two credible accounts of torture at U.S. military facilities in Afghanistan in recent years during an investigation into the treatment of detainees. The report, which was devoted...
  • Hong Kong student protest leader Joshua Wong: 'We will win'

    Hong Kong student protest leader Joshua Wong: 'We will win'
    By his own admission, Joshua Wong isn’t physically intimidating. An unlikely hero of last year’s Hong Kong protestsĀ demandingĀ free elections, the slender 18-year-old with a bowl haircut and black-framed glasses laughs off Beijing...
  • West Bank settlers vote although outside of sovereign Israel

    When Israelis go to the polls next month, tens of thousands of Jewish settlers in the West Bank will also be casting votes, even though they do not live on what is sovereign Israeli territory. This exception in a country that doesn't allow absentee...