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

WASHINGTON (AP) " Eight tumultuous years at the helm of American power have come and gone, and for President Barack Obama, this is finally the end. The president is spending his last full day at the White House on Thursday before becoming an ex-president. The big decisions and grand pronouncements are all behind him, but Obama is still in charge until President-elect Donald Trump takes the oath at noon on Friday. The White House left Obama's schedule mostly empty for his last...

Updated at 7:24 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Sending thousands more American troops into Iraq or Syria in a bid to accelerate the defeat of the Islamic State group would push U.S. allies to the exits, create more anti-U.S. resistance and give up the U.S. military's key...

Updated at 7:21 AM

MILAN (AP) " The Latest on the avalanche that buried a hotel in central Italy (all times local): 9:20 a.m. Italian civil protection authorities say that 30 people are missing after an avalanche covered a mountain hotel in central...

Updated at 7:19 AM

MILAN (AP) " An Italian official says a hotel in an earthquake-hit zone of central Italy has been buried by an avalanche, with reports of dead. Italian media say that the avalanche covered the three-story hotel in the central region of...

Updated at 7:15 AM

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) " Iranian state television says a high-rise building on fire in Tehran has collapsed. It's unclear if anyone was injured in the collapse of the Plasco building on Thursday. Before the collapse, authorities said at...

Updated at 6:38 AM

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) " Few people are more eager for Donald Trump's arrival in the White House than those who do business in Russia. Hacking scandals? They expect that to blow over. Conflict in Ukraine? An artificial problem invented by...

Updated at 6:36 AM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) " Cynthia Erickson woke up early, hoping her four furnaces were working. She owns a grocery store and the building that houses the post office in the village of Tanana, Alaska, which ranked as the coldest place in the...

Updated at 6:30 AM

HONOLULU (AP) " A group of NASA-funded researchers are poised to enter an isolated geodesic dome on a Hawaii volcano to study human behavior for long-term space exploration, including a planned voyage to Mars. The six crew members head into...

Updated at 5:28 AM

SALEM, N.J. (AP) " Although he's a Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton, a 91-year-old New Jersey man will still be traveling to Washington to witness his 18th presidential inauguration in person. WCAU-TV reports (

Updated at 5:20 AM

HOUSTON (AP) " Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, remain hospitalized in Houston, where he was in intensive care for pneumonia and she was being watched after complaining of fatigue and coughing. The 92-year-old former...

Updated at 3:26 AM

JARRATT, Va. (AP) " A man convicted of killing a family of four, slashing their throats and setting their home ablaze after they left their front door open while preparing for a New Year's Day party in 2006, was executed Wednesday. Ricky...

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