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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
Updated at 3:19 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on the final days of the congressional session (all times local): 11 p.m. Congress has averted a government shutdown " with less than hour to spare. The vote in the Senate late Friday night was 63-36 for a stopgap spending bill that will keep the government operating through April 28. The bill provides disaster relief to Louisiana after summer flooding and $10.1 billion in emergency war-fighting money for the Pentagon. It expedites the...

Updated at 2:48 AM

HONOLULU (AP) " A group of Hawaii musicians and a Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant provided special inflight entertainment to a Pearl Harbor survivor flying home from a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the attack. Ray...

Updated at 2:20 AM

LOS ANGELES"The winter of 2010 was a time of bitter disappointment for Russian sports officials. Their Olympic team limped away from the Winter Games in Vancouver with only three gold medals " a fraction of the total won by countries such...

Updated at 1:53 AM

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) " Swimming governing body FINA says Chen Xinyi of China has been suspended for two years from competition after testing positive to the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Chen, who...

Updated at 1:53 AM

BEIJING (AP) " Authorities in southern China have opened an investigation into the slaughter and sale of a protected leatherback sea turtle by local fishermen. The case grew to national prominence after cellphone video circulated showing...

Updated at 1:21 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani formally withdrew from consideration for a post in President-elect Donald Trump's administration Friday, putting an end to his ill-fated bid to lead the State Department. Trump is now...

Updated at 11:50 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " The illegally occupied Oakland warehouse where dozens of partygoers perished in a blaze does not appear in a database fire inspectors use to schedule inspections and may never have been checked for fire hazards, a firefighter...

Updated at 11:01 PM

As much as we love television for telling us stories about cowboy robots, hordes of zombies and women tattooed with clues for cases that the FBI has to crack, television is still a medium that serves as a barometer for what we're currently...

Updated at 3:20 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " With less than hour to spare, the Senate late Friday backed legislation averting a government shutdown as coal-state Democrats retreated on long-term health care benefits for retired miners but promised a renewed fight for the...

Updated at 3:13 AM

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) " At least 43,000 people have been displaced by the powerful earthquake that hit Indonesia's Aceh province, authorities said Saturday, as the government and aid agencies pooled efforts to meet the basic survival needs of...

Updated at 2:26 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " President Barack Obama has ordered intelligence officials to conduct a broad review of election-season cyberattacks, including the email hacks that rattled the presidential campaign and raised fresh concerns about Russia's...

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