Solar eclipse crosses U.S. as millions view historic sight

CARBONDALE, Ill./ST. LOUIS (UPI) — The United States’ first total solar eclipse in 38 years arrived Monday, as millions witnessed the historic event. The eclipse became one of the largest mass migrations in human history, as experts said more than 200 million Americans were within a day’s drive of the path of totality. This slideshow More...

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By United Press International On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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Johnson & Johnson loses $417 million verdict in talc powder suit

LOS ANGELES (UPI) — A Los Angeles jury on Monday awarded $417 million to a 62-year-old women who blames Johnson & Johnson’s talc powder on her ovarian cancer. Johnson & Johnson lost a $417 million More...

By Reuters On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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Bill Cosby hires Michael Jackson lawyer for sexual assault retrial

NORRISTOWN, Penn. (Reuters) — The lawyer who successfully defended Michael Jackson against child molestation charges will represent Bill Cosby when he is retried on sex assault charges later this year, the More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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Most expensive British car ever sold goes for $22.5 million

MONTEREY, Calif. (Heartland Newsfeed/UPI) — During an auction at Monterey Car Week in California this past weekend, the most expensive British car ever sold exchanged hands for the sum of $22.5 million. According More...

By Reuters On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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University of Texas at Austin removing statues of four figures tied to Confederacy

AUSTIN (Reuters) — The University of Texas at Austin is removing the statues of four figures tied to the Confederacy, the school’s president said on Sunday, saying they had become symbols of white supremacy. (Photo More...

By United Press International On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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Former Northwestern University professor, Oxford employee arrested for bizarre fantasy murder

CHICAGO (UPI) — A Northwestern University professor and an Oxford University employee were arrested Sunday for their alleged involvement in the stabbing death of a 26-year-old man in Chicago – a murder More...

By Guest Poster On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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Illinois Policy Institute: Moody’s warns delay of state funding for Illinois schools a ‘credit negative’

SPRINGFIELD/CHICAGO (Illinois Policy Institute) — State lawmakers keep giving ratings agencies reasons to downgrade Illinois government: pension crises, years of bad budgets and a two-year budget impasse are More...

By United Press International On Saturday, August 19th, 2017
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Lawsuit alleges Poland Spring water isn’t from a spring

STAMFORD, Conn. (UPI) — A lawsuit filed in Federal court in Connecticut claims Poland Spring water is not actually from a spring and is “common groundwater.” A lawsuit alleges Poland Spring water More...

By United Press International On Friday, August 18th, 2017
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Former Uber CEO Kalanick replies to venture capital firm’s lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) — Uber co-founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick filed a reply in court to a fraud lawsuit brought by an investor. Uber co-founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick replied Thursday to a More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, August 18th, 2017
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Circuit clerk issues statement regarding civil case e-filing

HILLSBORO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Starting January 1, 2018, all civil cases in Illinois must be e-filed and Montgomery County Circuit Clerk Holly Lemons wants to make sure court users are not caught off guard More...