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Trial of Brendt Christensen, accused of killing University of Illinois student Yingying Zhang of China, to be in Peoria, not Urbana

9 days ago   |   By Chicago Tribune

The trial of a man charged in the 2017 kidnapping and slaying of a University of Illinois scholar from China will be held in Peoria instead of Urbana, a federal judge has ruled. The News-Gazette reports Peoria-based U.S. District Judge James Shadid this week approved a request from attorneys for...
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US airstrikes wipe out dozens of al-Shabaab militants in Somalia

US airstrikes wipe out dozens of al-Shabaab militants in Somalia

The US military killed 62 al-Shabaab militants during six weekend airstrikes in Somalia, officials said Monday. Four strikes near Gandarshe, in Somalia's south-central Banaadir... Read more ...

Colin Kroll, co-founder of HQ Trivia, found dead at 35

Colin Kroll, co-founder of HQ Trivia, found dead at 35

Kroll was the chief executive of the HQ Trivia app, a founder of the app Vine and worked for a period at Twitter. Read more ...

Saudis condemn US Senate for blaming Khashoggi murder on crown prince

Saudis condemn US Senate for blaming Khashoggi murder on crown prince

Saudi Arabia on Monday condemned a US Senate resolution blaming Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying it was based on... Read more ...

White House digs in on border wall demand, risking shutdown

White House digs in on border wall demand, risking shutdown

"We will do whatever is necessary to build the border wall to stop this ongoing crisis of immigration," said White House senior adviser Stephen Miller. Read more ...

Man pronounced dead after fiery Dover toll plaza crash

Man pronounced dead after fiery Dover toll plaza crash

A man was pronounced dead at the hospital after crashing into a concrete barrier in Dover early Monday morning, state police said. Read more ...

Camp Fire cleanup worker fired over photos from burn zone

Camp Fire cleanup worker fired over photos from burn zone

Police in Northern California say they'll pursue criminal charges against a wildfire cleanup worker who posted photos of himself posing at destroyed properties. Read more ...

At least 62 dead as U.S. conducts airstrikes against extremist rebels in Somalia

At least 62 dead as U.S. conducts airstrikes against extremist rebels in Somalia

The U.S.'s Africa Command said the airstrikes were carries out to “prevent al-Shabab” from gaining footholds in remote areas. Read more ...

Miss Philippines, Catriona Gray, crowned new Miss Universe

Miss Philippines, Catriona Gray, crowned new Miss Universe

BANGKOK - The Philippines' Catriona Gray was named Miss Universe 2018 in a competition concluding Monday in Bangkok, besting contestants from 93 other countries and delighting... Read more ...

Bowles explains why he didn't use best weapon in biggest spot

Bowles explains why he didn't use best weapon in biggest spot

With the game on the line Saturday, the Jets' $72.5 million cornerback was mostly on the opposite side of the field from one of the most dangerous receivers in the NFL. Instead... Read more ...

First transgender contestant fails to win Miss Universe, still makes history

First transgender contestant fails to win Miss Universe, still makes history

Angela Ponce, Spain's Miss Universe hopeful and the pageant's first-ever transgender contestant, was unable to capture the crown on Sunday night - and she couldn't have cared... Read more ...