East Peoria Times-Courier - East Peoria, IL
Updated at 10:13 AM

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev came from a far-away land exploited by the Russians. His mother was a radical and his father was mentally ill. His older brother was a controlling brute. When he was a boy, little Dzhokhar cried when Simbaís father was killed in ďThe Lion King.ĒAs we enter month three in the interminable trial of the marathon bomber, seldom has so much time and effort been expended for such little return.

Updated at 10:09 AM

It is a little-known fact that while Americans will collectively spend nearly $20 billion this year, Anna Jarvis, the founder of Motherís Day, would disapprove of our chocolate-covered festivities.

Updated at 9:59 AM

The bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the government exceeds what Congress has allowed, a federal appeals court said Thursday as it asked Congress to step in and decide how best to balance national security and privacy interests.

Updated at 9:29 AM

Sometimes, itís best to leave things as they are.

Updated at 9:02 AM

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside our homes may be anywhere from 2-5 times as polluted as the great outdoors. Todayís tightly sealed, energy-saving construction has actually made this problem worse. Air leaks are...

Updated at 8:55 AM

Severe winds, including high winds and tornados, ripped through the southern plains states Thursdsay, May 6 and camera phones and a helicopter captured all the action.

Posted at 8:45 AM

Voters were choosing a new parliament for the United Kingdom on Thursday in an election that is expected to produce an ambiguous result and lead to a period of frantic political horse-trading.

Updated at 8:30 AM

Shaquille O’Neal fell during a TNT NBA broadcast last night, but the big guy had fun with the slip, telling viewers he’s offering $500 for the best meme on the fall. What a sport.

Updated at 8:21 AM

Tornadoes raked the southern Plains Wednesday, overturning cars on an Oklahoma City interstate and destroying dozens of homes.

Posted at 10:05 AM

There's a "he said/she said" battle brewing between Melissa Rivers and

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