| Jun 20, 2009
| 1:45 PM
(WGN-AM) - A suspected shoplifter accused of carjacking a medical transport van on the Northwest Side was ordered held on bond.
Timothy Paulsen, 25, of the 3200 block of West Arthington Street, was charged in the hijacking of the van as he fled...
| Jun 25, 2009
James M. Stancill
Business professor at USC
James McNeill Stancill, 76, a USC Marshall School of Business professor who taught more than a third of the university's MBA students during his 43-year career, died of pulmonary fibrosis June 17 at his home...
| Aug 27, 2009
The U.S. Navy says one of its helicopters was fired on by Somali pirates holding a hijacked ship off the coast of Somalia.
The Navy says the chopper was making a surveillance flight yesterday over the Taiwanese-flagged fishing vessel when the pirates...
| Aug 31, 2009
| 2:51 PM
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says the government will pay $9.5 million to acquire land so the Flight 93 National Memorial can be built by the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Salazar said Monday that the National Park Service has reached...
| Dec 26, 2009
| 3:51 PM
They heard a pop that sounded like fireworks. They saw a glow of flame followed by a rush of smoke. And that was enough for passengers on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 to pounce.
From several seats away, Dutch tourist Jasper Schuringa says he jumped to...
| Jan 22, 2010
| 4:10 AM
NEW DELHI -- Indian airports were on high alert Friday after intelligence services received information that al-Qaida-linked militants were plotting to hijack a plane.
Such an attack would be the first major terrorist strike in India since 10 heavily...
| Jun 6, 2004
Ronald Reagan, the Hollywood actor who became one of the most popular presidents of the 20th century and transformed the political landscape of an era with his vision of conservative government, died Saturday at his home in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Los...
| Nov 20, 2001
A top U.S. diplomat Monday accused Iraq, North Korea and three other countries of pursuing germ weapon programs, an unusually pointed diplomatic charge designed to put pressure on nations suspected of flouting an international ban on biological arms....
| Oct 17, 2001
Chicago-based Boeing Co. said Tuesday that it plans to form Boeing Security and Safety Services, a division that will eventually offer safety improvements to prevent hijacking attacks such as those that killed thousands on Sept. 11.
| Sep 12, 2001
America's sense of security was smashed with apocalyptic fury Tuesday when the most destructive and meticulously planned terror attack in history shattered two of the country's most potent symbols.
Shortly after leaving Boston, American Airlines Flight...
| Nov 14, 1999
There are many kinds of prisons, and more than one way to stage a revolution. If the radical Puerto Rican independence movement has mellowed, so too have its leaders. Juan Segarra Palmer, mastermind of the $7.1 million Wells Fargo robbery, lives here in...
| Sep 12, 2001
In the worst terrorist attack ever against the United States, hijackers struck at the preeminent symbols of the nation's wealth and might Tuesday, flying airliners into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and killing or injuring thousands of people....