Brian Howard, accused of setting the fire in a radar facility that brought down both Chicago airports last week, was ordered held without bond Monday.

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On Tuesday, Prince will release his first album in four years, “ART OFFICIAL AGE,” along with “PLECTRUMELECTRUM,” a CD from his latest protege act, 3RDEYEGIRL. Read more here…

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For the Smart Museum of Art’s 40th anniversary, its leaders decided to do something a little different — they chose to look inward and put together a show that highlights…

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In Arkansas, Gov. Mike Beebe touted signs of a 2 percent drop in premiums in the state’s Obamacare insurance exchange as proof the health law is working. In Alaska, though, Gov…

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It’s a fortunate thing that Bill O’Reilly’s latest book, “ Killing Patton ,” was written by him and not someone else. If not, O’Reilly would have taken the poor person…

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W hen I wrote recently about how most millennials wanted to marry but found marriage out of economic reach, lots of skeptical readers wrote to protest that marriage licenses are…

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HUDSON, Wis. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie played the role of political attack dog here Monday for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, saying the Democrat seeking to unseat Mr. Walker…

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Shane Morris, the quarterback for 2-3 Michigan, remained in Saturday’s game after appearing dazed on a hard hit, and on Monday the head coach defended his actions.

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The promise of “one country, two systems” was supposed to last until 2047. How far will President Xi go if protesters stand their ground?

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Chicago Public Schools officials said Monday that the district last week sent incorrect test scores to 201 area private school students vying to attend the city’s selective-enrollment schools and academic …

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Netflix and the Weinstein Company said that they planned to release a sequel to the movie “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” simultaneously on Netflix and a select number of Imax theaters.

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Over the last two years, perhaps no one player has done more than James Shields to change the culture and the mind-set in Kansas City.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, a Republican congressman said Monday. [[ This …

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President Obama welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House on Monday for their first face-to-face meeting as the administration seeks to revive the stagnant relationship…

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It’s funny how President Obama is always talking about “I” and “me” whenever it makes him look good, but suddenly it’s “they” and “we” when mistakes are made.

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It’s a lesson many of us learned in kindergarten: Say what you mean and mean what you say.

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The Obama administration announced a plan to help reduce the overuse of antibiotics, but there are many details still to be filled in.

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The man who breached security at the White House this month raced through several rooms on the main floor, penetrating farther into the building than previously disclosed, a Republican congressman …

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Jim Webb has built an entire persona on being a contrarian outsider whom no one sees coming. The Democratic former senator from Virginia has regularly unnerved members of his party…

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Escalating the weed wars

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When crops were first introduced that had been engineered to withstand the herbicide glyphosate — better known by the trade name Roundup — the agricultural industry said it would confer …

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Oh, Amanda Bynes seemed to be doing so well — but now the actress-turned-design student has been arrested again on suspicion of DUI.

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In Chicago’s South Side earlier this month, a 16-year-old boy was shot dead, the seventh person killed this year in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. The boy was able…

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Turns out the Stream 14 wasn’t the only affordable(ish) device HP had cooking, though its latest offerings are decidedly cheaper, smaller and less Chromebook-rivaling than the last one. The company…

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The Homeland Security Department has ordered a review of training for its Coast Guard criminal investigators as part of a broad legal settlement with The Washington Times over the improper…

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“Magic Mike XXL” has added another Mike to its cast, and he’s definitely of the extra-extra-large variety: Michael Strahan, the NFL player turned talk show host, will shake …

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They’re still going to call baseball’s championship the World Series, but there’s a good chance next month’s final will have something less than a global reach.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Once shunned by the United States, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi rode a wave of enthusiasm and popular support Monday to the White House, where he kicked …

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Officials at the Los Angeles County Fair blamed a summer heat wave and the end to a $1-ticket program for a 16% drop in attendance this year.

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Seems they’re going to announce the starting times for the playoffs incrementally, but at least the Dodgers now know the times for their first two games at home.

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Günther Oettinger, nominee to be the European Union’s next digital economy commissioner, emphasized that he wanted to create greater connections across the 28-member bloc.

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A legislative hearing set for later this week on Illinois High School Association operations won’t have a key player: the high-school sports governing body itself.

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If friends swear your homebrew is so good they’d buy it, here’s the first step to taking their money. Chicago Craft Bottling is making it easier to bottle homebrew, nonna’s…

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Apple has released an OS X patch addressing the Bash bug, also called Shellshock. The bug, discovered last week , could affect UNIX-based operating systems, Mac OS X included, potentially…

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In Noah Haidle’s quixotic, gorgeous “Smokefall,” the narrative begins with a young couple who have fallen in love. They get advice from someone much older — this romance will …

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Byron York President Obama has a pretty obvious deadline for nominating a successor to departing Attorney General Eric Holder. examinerpolitics.com

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Sean Lengell The Supreme Court handed Ohio Republicans an early election victory Monday when it halted the state’s early voting program hours before it was to begin. The high court …

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