| Nov 27, 2014
| 4:10 PM
When Union sailors steamed into Hampton Roads with the captured CSS Florida in mid-November 1864, many of their countrymen on the East Coast embraced news of the unexpected trophy as if they had been delivered.
For two years, the fast, well-armed...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 9:56 PM
As Islamic State fighters from Syria blitzed across northern Iraq this summer, they swept thousands of fresh recruits from Iraqi Sunni tribal militias, prisons and insurgent groups into their ranks, nearly tripling the size of their armed force and...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The seller's fingers dance across the stacks of discs crowding his table, his words racing as he foists one DVD after another on a customer.
"You should see this one, and definitely take this one," he says. "Oh, and I just got this one today. Brand new....
| Sep 14, 2014
| 6:44 PM
WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 2:08 PM
A federal judge on Friday sentenced two Georgia militia group members to 10 years each in prison for conspiring to produce ricin, with prosecutors saying they plotted to release it from an airplane over Washington.
Samuel Crump, 71, and Ray Adams, 58,...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The following items were taken from Huntley police reports:
Several utility boxes were found spray painted with graffiti in the Talamore subdivision on Nov. 26.
A vehicle's windshield was smashed in the 10900 block of Greywall Lane on Nov. 26.
| Sep 15, 2014
| 4:31 AM
Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join airstrikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another.
| Nov 16, 2014
| 5:18 PM
The following items were taken from Woodstock police reports:
A 22-year-old Woodstock woman was arrested and charged with retail theft in the 1200 block of Lake Avenue around 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 26. She was scheduled to be in court on Dec. 4.
| Oct 19, 2014
| 6:15 AM
Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency has concluded that pro-Russian rebels are to blame for the downing of Malaysia Airline MH17 in Ukraine in July, Der Spiegel weekly reported Sunday, the first European agency to say so.
The crash over pro-Russian...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 11:51 AM
Three Afghan soldiers, who went missing while in Massachusetts for military training, have been found trying to cross the border into Canada, a defense department official said on Monday.
“I can confirm that the Canadians have them,” the...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Thursday his resignation last week was not prompted by "major differences" with President Barack Obama, pushing back against statements that he had been fired or quit due to White House micromanagement.