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Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Get the facts, fight to recover

October 18, 2014 12:00 am

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Supreme Court sides with equality for all

October 18, 2014 12:00 am

Bail bid dropped for boy in killing of 90-year-old

HONESDALE, Pa. | A 10-year-old boy charged with fatally beating a 90-year-old woman remained in adult prison Wednesday after his lawyer withdrew a request for bail, saying his family isn't ready to have him released into their custody.

October 15, 2014 4:50 pm
Judge seals expenses for defense in Blount's trial

Judge seals expenses for defense in Blount's trial

CROWN POINT | A Lake County judge has ordered the county auditor's office to seal itemized billings, expenses and fees for the defense of a man accused of killing Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield. 

October 14, 2014 6:45 pm Related

Conservative bishops move away from gay overture

VATICAN CITY | A fight for the soul of the Catholic Church has broken out, and the first battlefield is a document on family values that pits increasingly alarmed conservatives against more progressive bishops emboldened by Pope Francis' vision of a church that is more merciful than moralistic.

October 14, 2014 4:57 pm Related

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Malala, Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway | Taliban attack survivor Malala Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel winner ever as she and Kailash Satyarthi, of India, won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for working to protect children from slavery, extremism and child labor at great risk to their own lives.

October 10, 2014 6:05 pm Related
NFL owners see video on domestic violence

NFL owners see video on domestic violence

NEW YORK | The presentation on domestic violence given to NFL owners on Wednesday included a video by a former player appealing for recognition and action.

October 08, 2014 5:00 pm
Tentative December trial date set in Peterson case

Tentative December trial date set in Peterson case

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, center, stands with his wife Ashley Brown Peterson, left, as they listen to Peterson's attorney Rusty Hardin, right, outside the courthouse after making his first court appearance Wednesday in Conroe, Texas. A Texas judge has tentatively set a Dec. 1 tri…

October 08, 2014 3:59 pm
Tentative December trial date set in Peterson case

Tentative December trial date set in Peterson case

CONROE, Texas | Adrian Peterson is hoping to go to trial as soon as possible. Whether the star running back for the Vikings returns to the playing field any time soon is another question entirely.

October 08, 2014 3:59 pm
NFL owners see video on domestic violence

NFL owners see video on domestic violence

Lisa Friel, vice president of the Sexual Misconduct Consulting & Investigations division for T&M Protection Resources, talks with reporters during a meeting of NFL owners and executives in New York, on Wednesday. Friel is one of the advisers helping the NFL develop and carry out a do…

October 08, 2014 1:59 pm
Conduct policy, Bills vote on NFL owners' agenda

Conduct policy, Bills vote on NFL owners' agenda

NEW YORK | NFL owners will meet Wednesday to discuss the league's personal conduct policy, vote on the sale of the Buffalo Bills and look at further international play.

October 07, 2014 5:39 pm

Chicago Teachers Union head hospitalized

CHICAGO | Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis has been hospitalized after experiencing discomfort over the weekend.

October 06, 2014 5:06 pm

Supreme Court rejects gay marriage appeals from Indiana, other states

WASHINGTON | The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for an immediate expansion of same-sex marriage by unexpectedly and tersely turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions. The court's order effectively makes gay marriage legal now in 30 states.

October 06, 2014 11:50 am
EDITORIAL: Nights around table build families

EDITORIAL: Nights around table build families

It might sound odd, but the dinner table could be one of the best tools in fighting drug abuse and a number of other societal problems.

October 06, 2014 12:00 am

U.S. jobless rate falls to 6-year low of 5.9 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 248,000 jobs in September, a burst of hiring that helped drive down the unemployment rate to 5.9 percent, the lowest since July 2008.

October 03, 2014 10:19 am

Homeless Indiana vets get $605,000 for housing

INDIANAPOLIS | The federal government is giving more than $605,000 in rental vouchers to Indiana public housing agencies, including one in Gary, to help 127 homeless Hoosier veterans find permanent housing.

October 02, 2014 6:26 am

Pediatricians urge IUDs or implants for teen girls

CHICAGO | Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends.

September 29, 2014 8:15 am
WALTER WILLIAMS: Do statistical disparities mean injustice?

WALTER WILLIAMS: Do statistical disparities mean injustice?

How many times have we heard laments such as "women are 50 percent of the population but only 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs," and, as the U.S. Justice Department recently found, "blacks are 54 percent of the population in Newark, New Jersey, but 85 percent of pedestrian stops and 79 percent …

September 28, 2014 12:00 am
Holder resigning: Attorney general backed rights

Holder resigning: Attorney general backed rights

Audience members applaud Attorney General Eric Holder, right, and President Barack Obama during an announcement in the State Dining Room of the White House to announce Holder is resigning, on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Washington. Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administ…

September 25, 2014 4:56 pm

GUEST EDITORIAL: Victims of domestic violence need help, not new barriers

In a strange, somewhat sick way, the huge scandal that's engulfed the National Football League with release of a graphic video of one of the league's stars knocking out his girlfriend (now wife) in an elevator may be saving others from similar abuse.

September 25, 2014 12:00 am
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