House passes spending bill with $1.6 billion to begin border wall

Ray Downs, United Press International Writer WASHINGTON (UPI) — The House approved a $788 billion national security bill Thursday that includes $1.6 billion towards a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The bill, which passed along mostly party lines, 235-192, mostly allocates money for programs other than beginning construction of the wall — More...

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By United Press International On Thursday, July 27th, 2017
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U.S. warns Americans of possible ‘tainted’ alcohol in Mexico

Andrew V. Pestano, United Press International Writer WASHINGTON (UPI) — The U.S. Department of State has warned people traveling to Mexico about possibly tainted or substandard alcohol, and to drink responsibly More...

By United Press International On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
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Aide for Rep. Wasserman Schultz arrested trying to leave country

Ray Downs, United Press International Writer WASHINGTON (UPI) — An IT staffer for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who has been under criminal investigation, was arrested when he tried to leave the country More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, July 16th, 2017
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Allegiant Air flight without air conditioning causes passengers to faint

CLEARWATER, Fla. (Heartland Newsfeed) — Reports about a June 22 incident involving an air conditioning unit malfunction on an Allegiant Air flight surfaced Friday, following two weeks since the incident took More...

By Reuters On Monday, July 10th, 2017
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Royal Jordanian, Kuwait Airways see U.S. laptop ban lifted

Alexander Cornwell Reuters DUBAI (Reuters) — Royal Jordanian and Kuwait Airways are the latest Middle East carriers to be exempted from an in-cabin ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on flights More...

By United Press International On Saturday, July 1st, 2017
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South Korean president: ‘retreat’ not an option on North Korea

Elizabeth Shim United Press International WASHINGTON (UPI) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said a “retreat” from the threat of North Korea‘s growing nuclear weapons program is no More...

By Reuters On Thursday, June 29th, 2017
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U.S. travel ban bars grandparents, fiancés from six Muslim countries

Yeganeh Torbati and Mica Rosenberg Reuters WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration reversed a decision late on Thursday and said fiancés would be considered close More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, June 24th, 2017
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Important reminders to motorists regarding train safety

NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — With accidents happening so close to each other this past week in Raymond and east of Ohlman, with a third involving a 10-year-old boy on a bicycle in Decatur — the unfortunate More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, June 24th, 2017
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Don’t discount safe driving this summer

WASHINGTON (NewsUSA) — Summertime brings longer days and ideal driving conditions to much of the United States. However, summer weather can also lull drivers into a false sense of security, according to data More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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‘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 More...