| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Cook County prosecutors want the so-called NATO 3 given at least 14 years each in prison at their sentencing Friday.
The three out-of-state men – Brian Church, Jared Chase and Brent Betterly – were convicted of possessing Molotov cocktails...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 5:44 PM
Cook County prosecutors raised the specter of the Boston Marathon bombings in asking for hefty sentences for three alleged anarchists convicted of making crude Molotov cocktails in the lead-up to the 2012 NATO summit, but a judge ended up imposing more...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:58 AM
An influential Chicago organization is aiming to launch a major international summit next year focusing on how cities can thrive and grow in an increasingly globalized economy.
Like the NATO Summit in 2012, the global cities gathering would seek to bring...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 5:46 PM
EDGARTOWN, Mass. — Declaring that the beheading of an American journalist was a terrorist attack on the U.S., the Obama administration paved the way Friday to broaden its fight against Islamic State militants by acknowledging that it is weighing how...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission on Monday began reviewing ballots for signs of fraud more than two months after the disputed second round of the nation’s presidential election.
Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah,...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The lawyer for one of two California animal activists accused of sabotaging an Illinois mink farm and releasing about 2,000 animals into the wild last year said today he plans to challenge the constitutionality of the federal “animal enterprise...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 6:21 PM
Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy was “cracking jokes” not long after undergoing a medical procedure to unblock his arteries Thursday at a downtown hospital, his second-in command said, but the department disclosed scant details...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
World leaders, diplomats and experts have often fretted about the future of NATO and whether the end of its mission in Afghanistan would also be the end of its relevance.
But as 60 leaders, including President Obama, converge on Cardiff, Wales, this...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 6:01 PM
President Obama flew to Milwaukee for a fiery, populist speech on Labor Day, marking the informal kickoff of a push this fall to stave off Republican control of the Senate.
Obama's brief visit to Wisconsin was ostensibly nonpolitical, and he avoided...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Throughout much of his presidency, Barack Obama has been under siege about the state of the U.S. economy.
But with economic growth now far more robust than when he took office, he is finding some measure of solace on the domestic front while a number of...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:42 AM
A Chicago police commander frequently praised by Supt. Garry McCarthy for his no-nonsense approach to fighting crime in some of the city’s toughest neighborhoods was charged Wednesday with placing the barrel of his gun into a suspect’s mouth....