QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — From behind the desk of his second floor office at First Bankers Trust Co. in Quincy, Scott Thoele looks to be far removed from the life of danger and tough decisions he once led.
JASPER, Ind. (AP) — The assumptions — you know what they say about assumptions — cut with such degradation that those closest to David Doersam can’t help but leap to his defense. He’s dru
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Steve Stemle stood in Yankee Stadium at the pitcher’s plate, 60 feet away from Derek Jeter, the team’s prized hitter. Stemle, a New Albany native, had a lot to be
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Move over, recorder — you bastion of fourth-grade instrumental music — there’s a new kid in town who’s hip and cool and the perfect accompaniment for songs from ̶
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — The Hunter family tree is heavily decorated: Purple hearts. A Distinguished Service Cross. Public praise from high-ranking commanders. The legacy of service can be tracked back
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Before Valli Warren’s husband died last year after a long illness, the Stoughton couple knew they wanted a home funeral and green burial. But they weren’t sure how to
MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — Jeff Lenzner was asleep after pulling an all-night shift at work. Barb Lenzner, his wife, had just settled onto the living room couch after cleaning the house. It was July 26,
AVON, Minn. (AP) — Hot coals, molten iron and the clang of metal on metal. This is therapy, blacksmith-style. Ken and MaryLou Zitur have owned Ken’s Custom Iron since 1988, creating ironwork an
WABASHA, Minn. (AP) — Hair perfectly coiffed and nails newly painted, Mary Ann Witte calmly rocked her chair as she chatted with Deacon Jim Weingart and Barb Mathias. The familiar banter revolved aro
FARLEY, Iowa (AP) — While the work of agronomists and animal production specialists seemingly never ends, planting and harvest times always are the busiest, according to workers at local agriculture
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Natalia Baca, one of the Las Vegas shooting victims, had a hospital visitor that she will never forget. Nicodemus, or Nico, a golden retriever from Seward, Nebraska, jumped onto he
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The stench of raw deer scraps filled a cold, blood-stained garage earlier this week in northwest Davenport, but the two elderly gentlemen inside appeared unfazed. “A lot
But Zimbabwe's opposition should be warned... As any peasant could tell them, be careful about following a crocodile into murky water.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has convicted a man of multiple murder for a daring motorcycle bomb attack that killed a Muslim rebel-turned-congressman and three other people and wound
DETROIT (AP) — A priest who dedicated himself to helping others is on a path to sainthood decades after his death. Solanus Casey, known as Father Solanus, will be beatified Saturday at a Mass attende
LITTLETON, Maine (AP) — State police say a horse had to be euthanized after it ran into a road and was struck by a car and a truck in Littleton. Authorities say the collisions happened around 7:20 p.
As mega-cities like Beijing impose increasingly stringent measures, speculators have moved to smaller centres this year where authorities offer cheap credit and impose few restrictions
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's main medical association called on Saturday for the government to allow independent doctors and other health experts to help more than 400 asylum seekers languishing
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri says his stay in Saudi Arabia has been to consult with officials there on the future of Lebanon and its relations with its Arab neighbors. He
BOSTON (AP) — Free speech advocates whose rally on Boston Common last summer drew boisterous counter-protesters plan to regroup there this weekend. The conservative groups Resist Marxism and Boston F
Forgiveness is perhaps one of the major attributes anyone must possess before entering into marriage, because at any time, offence can arise from either of the partners. Having said that, any offence
On April 4, more than 80 people were killed in a sarin attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhun
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Matthew Jayroe doesn’t walk like someone who sustained serious nerve and tendon damage a few years ago. He runs. Thanks to a nerve graft procedure, he’s recovered from
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A marsh tacky foal born on Daufuskie Island the morning of Nov. 10 was the first of the once-common Lowcountry breed of horses to be born there in at least 40 years, a
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Janae Williams sang one day inside Huntington High School’s empty and naturally lit auditorium — calling on the Holy Spirit like she’s done since she was a young gi
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — When female veterans walk through the doors of the new Reveille Retreat home in Fayetteville, they should feel cherished and energized. That’s the vision of Travis Pea
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Forever 20. That’s how Gene Walters remembers his fellow U.S. Army soldiers in the Vietnam War. Just weeks after arriving in Vietnam, Walters survived after every other me
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — For more than 30 years, Karr Ayres felt buried alive by depression. “It’s like you’ve dug a deep hole and pulled dirt in over you,” said the 64-year-old H
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Most people in Greenwood know her as Mary Laine Dyksterhouse, a third-grader at Pillow Academy. On the internet, however, she goes by another name — Emmie Enchanted, a young l
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Thousands of ochre-colored hairs hanging from his nose to his chest have been part of Shane Sheriff’s life for almost five years. “I had a moustache when I was 10
The All Progressives Congress National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has received former Governor of Ebonyi, Chief Martin Elechi and his wife Mrs Josephine Elechi into the APC. 6,000 other forme
Pressure is growing on the embattled president to stand aside, following Wednesday's army takeover.
Experts doubt that the move would yield any breakthrough as China has virtually no political influence on North Korea
UN climate talks finish with progress on technical issues but with questions on carbon cuts unresolved.