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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
Updated at 7:28 PM

RENO, Nev. (AP) " A team of heavy-machine operators drew a crowd of camera-toting spectators as they plucked downed trees and other dangerous debris from raging floodwaters in Nevada. The men then became internet sensations when video of their exploits spread online, with commenters dubbing them #CraneGuy, Bridge Ninjas and heroes of downtown Reno. Emergency workers voluntarily evacuated about 1,300 people from 400 homes in a Reno neighborhood last weekend as the Truckee River...

Updated at 7:28 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " House Democrats still seething over FBI Director James Comey's handling of the election-year inquiry of Hillary Clinton confronted the law enforcement officer over his refusal to say whether the FBI is investigating possible...

Updated at 7:26 PM

BILBAO, Spain (AP) " Tens of thousands of people demonstrated Saturday in the Basque city of Bilbao, calling for some 350 imprisoned members and sympathizers of the armed pro-Basque independence group ETA to be allowed serve their sentences...

Updated at 7:17 PM

† With only a few days left in Barack Obama's presidency, one wonders if the paranoid bed-wetters at the National Rifle Association are still afraid that the jack-booted thugs in his employ will soon descend upon our homes to seize all our firearms.

Updated at 7:03 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " Donald Trump tore into civil rights legend John Lewis for questioning the legitimacy of the Republican billionaire's White House victory, intensifying a feud with the black congressman days before the national holiday honoring...

Updated at 6:44 PM

Broadway star Jennifer Holliday has backed out as a performer at next week's presidential inaugural, saying she did not realize that her participation would be interpreted as a statement of support for President-elect Donald...

Updated at 6:38 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) " A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Saturday and placed a constellation of satellites in orbit, marking the company's first launch since a fireball engulfed a similar rocket on a Florida launch pad more than...

Updated at 6:24 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) " The Latest on the launch of a SpaceX rocket in California (all times local): 11:25 a.m. SpaceX says its first launch of a Falcon 9 rocket since a fiery September accident has successfully placed a constellation of...

Updated at 5:53 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) " Parts of the central U.S. grappled Saturday with a second day of road-glazing ice and braced for more of the treacherous, below-freezing wintry weather expected to close out the holiday weekend. The storm created...

Updated at 5:20 PM

Bernie Madoff made headlines when he was arrested in 2008 for conducting the largest Ponzi scheme in history...

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