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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
Updated at 6:12 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " President Barack Obama has signed a short-term funding bill to keep the government from shutting down at the end of the week. Lawmakers eager to leave town to campaign for re-election gave themselves breathing room by voting to continue existing spending levels for another 10 weeks, beyond the Nov. 8 election. Members of Congress will have to reach agreement on funding for the rest of the budget year when they meet in a lame-duck session after the...

Updated at 6:12 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Relatives of Jesse Owens and America's 17 other black athletes from the 1936 Olympics were welcomed to the White House on Thursday by President Barack Obama for the acknowledgement they didn't receive along with their white...

Updated at 6:10 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The CIA's former security director has been chosen to head the National Background Investigations Bureau, set up after last year's massive government data breach at the Office of Personnel Management, officials said...

Updated at 6:10 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) " With early voting poised to play a bigger role in this year's election, Hillary Clinton was urging voters in Iowa to start casting ballots on Thursday, more than five weeks before Election Day. Clinton's 10-city tour...

Updated at 6:02 PM

PARIS (AP) " Among the forest decor at the star-studded Balmain collection, pop star and former French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy killed time chatting with French Vogue Editor Emmanuelle Alt. Guests were all waiting on one person: Kim...

Updated at 5:59 PM

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) " A rush-hour commuter train crashed through a barrier at the busy Hoboken station and lurched across the waiting area Thursday morning, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others in a tangle of broken concrete,...

Updated at 5:48 PM

ROME (AP) " As far as city leaders are concerned, Rome's bid for the 2024 Olympics is finished. The city council voted in favor of scrapping the bid on Thursday, a week after Mayor Virginia Raggi rejected the candidacy, citing concerns over...

Updated at 5:43 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Lawmakers are venting outrage over high prescription drug costs, but lawmakers and presidents of both parties may have set the stage for the startling prices that have consumers on edge. As the proverb says: Physician,...

Updated at 5:38 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " The federal government is beefing up emergency cellphone alerts like the one used in New York to advertise a search for a bombing suspect earlier in September. The Federal Communications Commission approved a measure...

Updated at 5:37 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " U.S. Olympic athletes would be exempt from a so-called victory tax under legislation approved by Congress and sent to the president. The Senate gave final legislative approval Thursday to a bill that would block the IRS...

Updated at 5:25 PM

BERLIN (AP) " Scientists began saying their final farewells to the Rosetta space probe Thursday, hours before its planned crash-landing on a comet, but said that data collected during the mission would provide discoveries for many years to...

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