‘Unmarked’ government vehicles targeted by transparency group

Local governments throughout Illinois own a total of more than 270,000 cars, according to the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW), who also say they are working on a system to allow anyone to quickly identify municipal vehicles. The ECW argued that vehicle ownership should be more transparent to all. “We are working on an application that will be searchable More...

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By Associated Press On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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AAA predicts record travel over July 4th weekend

David Koenig AP Business Writer DALLAS (AP) — Americans are expected to put down the TV remote and hit the road in record numbers for the July 4th weekend. Auto club AAA said Thursday that it expects 44.2 million More...

By Associated Press On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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Uber searches for a new CEO in wake of Kalanick’s departure

Dee-Ann Durbin Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Uber seeks a strong manager who can repair a broken image, juggle multiple lawsuits and government investigations, develop and nurture a new corporate culture and More...

By United Press International On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns after series of scandals

Ray Downs United Press International SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) — Uber founder Travis Kalanick has resigned as the company’s chief executive officer after months of scandal saw investors lose faith in the More...

By Reuters On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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Coroner examining death of U.S. student released by North Korea

Jonathan Allen Reuters CINCINNATI (Reuters) — Preliminary findings from the autopsy of a University of Virginia student who was held prisoner in North Korea for 17 months will be released on Tuesday or Wednesday, More...

By Associated Press On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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American detainee’s death in North Korea baffles experts

Foster Klug Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s missile and nuclear tests, its carefully scripted propaganda bluster, even its military threats: Far from the scattershot workings of More...

By Reuters On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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U.S. student held prisoner by North Korea dies days after release

Steve Gorman Reuters CINCINNATI (Reuters) — An American university student held prisoner in North Korea for 17 months died at a Cincinnati hospital on Monday, just days after he was released from captivity More...

By Associated Press On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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Family: Freed student who died has ‘completed his journey’

Dan Sewell Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — The family of an American college student who died days after being released from North Korea in a coma says the 22-year-old “has completed his journey home.” Otto More...

By Reuters On Monday, June 19th, 2017
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South Korea’s Moon urges North Korea to return detainees swiftly

Ju-min Park and Susan Heavey Reuters SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday said North Korea should swiftly return South Koreans and Americans detained in the reclusive More...

By Reuters On Friday, June 16th, 2017
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Trump to clamp down on Cuba travel, trade, curbing Obama’s detente

Matt Spetalnick and Steve Holland Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) — President Donald Trump on Friday will announce plans to tighten restrictions on Americans traveling to Cuba and clamp down on U.S. business More...