Wildfires blasting through West draw states to lend support
Out-of-state crews are heading to Montana to battle a blaze that injured five firefighters as the West struggles with a series of fires that have ravaged rural lands and destroyed homes
Residents of flood-hit German towns tell of short lead timeWith the death toll and economic damage from last week's floods in Germany continuing to rise, some residents are asking why systems designed to warn people of the impending disaster didn't work
Vietnam locks down capital Hanoi for 15 days as cases riseVietnam has announced a 15-day lockdown in the capital Hanoi as a coronavirus surge spread from the southern Mekong Delta region
Thousands protest lockdown in Sydney, several arrestedThousands of people have taken to the streets of Sydney and other Australian cities to protest lockdown restrictions amid another surge in cases
Elevated metal levels found in water near Rockton's ChemtoolOfficials have found elevated levels of harmful metals in groundwater monitoring wells at a Rockton Superfund toxic waste site
Lake Monroe beaches, fishing docks closed due to floodingPublic beaches along the Lake Monroe shoreline remain closed more than a week after multiple rounds of heavy rain passed through south-central Indiana
New outdoor exhibits display Springfield's Black historySPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Colorful street signs with the names of Black men who left a lasting impact on the Springfield community and a mural featuring a roadmap of the area's history can now be seen from the sidewalk at the corner of Eighth and Cook streets. A couple dozen people gathered June 9th to celebrate the reopening of Route History and the new additions to the museum.
Indiana Lake Michigan port sees big jump in shipmentsIndiana's Lake Michigan port has seen a big increase in shipments this year as the global economy rebounds from the coronavirus pandemic
Tokyo Olympics begin with muted ceremony and empty stadiumBelated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a near-empty stadium, a colorful but strangely subdued ceremony that set a striking tone to match a unique pandemic Games.
Chicago cop sentenced for role in gambling ringA federal judge on Thursday sentenced a veteran Chicago police officer to 15 months in prison for his role in a large-scale, international gambling ring.
Cook County Board of Review member accused of 'flagrant nepotism'It's been a little more than seven months since Democrat Tammy Wendt joined the Cook County Board of Review, but she's already being accused of "flagrant nepotism" -- and firing back that her fellow commissioners are "territorial" bullies who haven't exactly rolled out the welcome wagon.
Pritzker signs bill allowing over-the-counter birth controlGov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday signed a law allowing pharmacists to assess and prescribe hormonal birth control to patients, a move Pritzker and champions of the bill called a "common-sense approach" to helping women get contraceptives from trusted sources.
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