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  • Italian Catholic Federation awards two college scholarships

    Italian Catholic Federation awards two college scholarships
    Two local high school graduates were awarded $400 college scholarships this year by the Italian Catholic Federation branch 374 at St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church. Dante Orlandini, a graduate of St. Francis High School, and Katherine Altmayer of...
  • Kids relish the healthy 'state dinner' with first couple

    WASHINGTON The White House band played gentle cocktail music as the guests arrived. The East Room's crystal chandeliers glittered over the neat table settings surrounded by the room's signature gold curtains. The White House kitchen staff appeared poised...
  • Feds OK testing for oil and gas in the Atlantic

    WASHINGTON Just as expected, the Obama administration is opening the waters off the East Coast to oil and gas exploration, approving a plan on Friday to allow seismic tests from Delaware to Florida's Cape Canaveral. The decision is a first step to what...
  • Lehigh Valley tugboat is linked to only WWI attack on U.S. soil

    Lehigh Valley tugboat is linked to only WWI attack on U.S. soil
    It was July 21, 1918 and World War I was in its final year. The Perth Amboy, a tugboat owned by the Lehigh Coal & Navigation Co., and four barges were traveling off the coast of Cape Cod when a German submarine surfaced. The U-boat attacked the...
  • Obama discusses potential new Russia sanctions with Merkel, Cameron

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday about the potential need for more sanctions against Russia if it fails to take steps to de-escalate the...
  • Biden, Poroshenko press Russia to influence separatists on ceasefire

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko pressed Moscow on Friday to influence pro-Russian separatists to take part in a ceasefire and give investigators access to the downed Malaysian jetliner on...
  • White House: credible prospect of nuclear deal with Iran prompted extension

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday there was a "credible prospect for a comprehensive deal" with Iran over its nuclear program that made it necessary to extend talks with Western powers another four months. "This extension will allow...
  • Obama dice Europa debería considerar avión derribado como llamada de atención

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - El presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, dijo el viernes que el avión malasio derribado en una región ucraniana debería ser una llamada de atención para Occidente, en su intento para que el Gobierno ruso asuma su...
  • New money for Walsh in race with Duckworth

    New money for Walsh in race with Duckworth
    After weeks of helping back the re-election of freshmen Republican lawmakers around him, the National Republican Congressional Committee has made a large cable television ad buy to assist controversial tea party-backed Republican Rep. Joe Walsh in his...
  • Obama se reunirá con presidentes de América Central por niños inmigrantes

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - El presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, se reunirá con los gobernantes de Honduras, Guatemala y El Salvador la próxima semana para discutir la cooperación sobre el flujo de niños inmigrantes que viajan desde América Central a...
  • Western Springs teen advances to spelling bee finals

     Western Springs teen advances to spelling bee finals
    A west suburban eighth-grader finished in the top six of the Scripps National Spelling Bee championship finals this evening. Alia Abiad of McClure Junior High School in Western Springs was one of 12 finalists at the prestigious competition in Washington,...
  • Suspected LAX gunman had his targets clearly in mind

    Suspected LAX gunman had his targets clearly in mind
    The gunman ignored the travelers shuffling in and out of Los Angeles International Airport. He ignored the airline employees printing tickets and checking bags. Instead, he scanned Terminal 3 for an airport security official, authorities said. Only...