The Illinois state disciplinary agency for lawyers has filed a complaint against a southern Illinois prosecutor over comments he made during a murder trial for a man whose conviction ultimately was overturned.
A deadly winter storm kept a tight grip on much of the United States on Monday as cold, snow and ice spread across the East Coast, snarling traffic and knocking out power to thousands. As much as 5 inches of snow were forecast for Monday night into Tuesday and much of the area from Virginia to coastal New England were under winter weather advisories, the National Weather Service (NWS) said in a forecast. Bitter Arctic air in the upper Great Plains and Rocky Mountains is expected to persist through Wednesday, with the coldest weather extending from the Nevada-Utah region into Minnesota, the NWS said. "I don't think things are going to warm up any time soon," said Bruce Sullivan, an NWS meteorologist.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The dramatic ouster of the uncle of North Korea's young ruler has sidelined the man reputed to be the second most powerful official in the secretive hierarchy. But Washington is not banking on a radical shift in Pyongyang's nuclear policy.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roughly three years ago, a man referred to in a federal indictment as "Visitor LF" went to Men's Central Jail to discuss his inability to visit his brother there. Instead, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy allegedly handcuffed him, took him to a break room with no windows or public access, and threw him against a refrigerator.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — President Barack Obama arrived in South Africa on Tuesday for a day of remembrance and celebration for his personal hero Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid icon who died last week at age 95.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The 85-year-old U.S. Korean War veteran who was detained for weeks by North Korea said Monday that the videotaped confession in which he apologized for killing North Koreans during the war was given involuntarily and under duress.
By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A Google San Fran gentrification battle heats up Inc commuter bus was blocked in San Francisco's Mission district for about a half hour Monday morning, highlighting many residents' growing concern that an influx of affluent technology workers is driving up costs in the city. "San Francisco, not for sale" and "Stop evictions now" numbered among the slogans yellow-vested protesters chanted as they surrounded the double-decker bus. Google's offices are in Mountain View, about 34 miles away from the incident. The protest, organized by an advocacy group called Heart of the City, took aim at private commuter buses which whisk thousands of employees from stops around San Francisco to jobs at technology companies south of the city such as Apple Inc, Facebook Inc and Google.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Along a street lined with walled mansions shaded by graceful jacaranda trees, mourners, black and white, by the thousands rubbed shoulders Monday outside the villa where Nelson Mandela died, placing flower bouquets and condolence notes on top of piles already knee-high. Others danced while singing praise for the anti-apartheid leader — a vivid example of the "Rainbow Nation" unity of race-blind multiculturalism championed by Mandela for South Africa.
The European Union's top diplomat Catherine Ashton was set to hold emergency talks in Ukraine on Tuesday amid growing international concern at the crisis that has pitted the security forces against pro-EU demonstrators. At least 10 protesters were reported injured in fresh clashes with baton-wielding police in the early hours of Tuesday as interior troops and riot police forced protesters and removed barricades from around the government headquarters in the capital Kiev. "More than 10 people are injured," a lawmaker from nationalist Svoboda (Freedom) party, Yuriy Syrotyuk, told AFP. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was due to meet EU mediator Ashton in Kiev for talks aimed at solving the crisis sparked by Ukraine's decision to reject a pact with the European Union in favour of a trade alliance with Russia.
Courtroom junkies, 2013 was your year. High-profile cases stuffed dockets across the country and around the world. There were trials that tested Americans' morals and values, judgments that ended political careers and celebrity cases that provided fodder for tabloids.
DENVER (AP) — Aron Ralston, the Colorado adventurer who cut off his forearm to free himself from a dislodged boulder in a Utah canyon — an ordeal made into the movie "127 Hours," was arrested in Denver on allegations of domestic violence after police say he and his girlfriend got into an altercation.
Saturday, December 7
SIU Campus Lake Trail, Bucky Dome Pavilion
Check-in is at 7:30 a.m., race starts at 8:30 a.m.
In Advance: $10 for individuals, $30 for a group of 4 and $5 more dollars per group member after that.
At the event: $15 for individuals, $35 for a group of 4.
Proceeds benefit SIU Children's Medical Resource Network.