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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
Updated at 10:15 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " In an evening filled with jokes about Bill Murray's elusiveness and quirky personality, it was David Letterman who provided the most touching moment as Murray was honored with the nation's top prize for comedy. Murray, 66, received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday night at the Kennedy Center, joining several other "Saturday Night Live" alumni to win the annual award. After he was presented with a bust of Mark Twain, Murray handed it to a man in the...

Updated at 9:58 AM

HONG KONG (AP) " A British banker accused of killing two Indonesian women in his Hong Kong apartment had tortured one of the victims for three days while using cocaine, a prosecutor said at the opening of his murder trial Monday. The...

Updated at 9:58 AM

BRUSSELS (AP) " The European Union's executive called for patience in an attempt to save a free trade deal with Canada and dismissed a Monday night deadline for a small Belgian region to provide its vital signature to the deal. The EU and...

Updated at 9:45 AM

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. LIMITED GAINS IN FIRST WEEK OF MOSUL OFFENSIVE Iraqi forces push toward the city from all sides, battling militants near the...

Updated at 9:42 AM

SAN DIEGO (AP) " President Barack Obama is stepping up the pace of his campaign to boost Hillary Clinton as his successor while pushing as well for Democrats to retake the Senate, visiting tightly contested Nevada before headlining party...

Updated at 9:40 AM

SAN DIEGO (AP) " President Barack Obama is stepping up the pace of his campaign to boost Hillary Clinton for president while pushing the efforts to restore Democratic control of the Senate. Getting into the Las Vegas spirit Sunday night,...

Updated at 9:39 AM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) " Olympic figure skating champion and commentator Scott Hamilton has been diagnosed with a third brain tumor. People magazine reports Hamilton has been diagnosed with a benign pituitary tumor. In a video for...

Updated at 9:39 AM

BAGHDAD (AP) " The Latest on developments in Iraq as the battle for Mosul enters its second week (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Iran says Turkey should get permission from Iraq's government to participate in the operation to take back...

Updated at 8:27 AM

BEIRUT (AP) " Syrian state media and opposition activists say government forces and their allies have captured a high point in the city of Aleppo where fighting with rebel groups resumed over the weekend. The SANA news agency said on Monday...

Updated at 8:20 AM

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) " Famed '60s anti-war activist Tom Hayden, whose name became forever linked with the celebrated Chicago 7 trial, Vietnam War protests and his ex-wife actress Jane Fonda, has died. He was 76. He died on Sunday after...

Updated at 8:15 AM

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) " A light plane crashed Monday after takeoff from Malta International Airport en route to Libya, killing all five crew members on board, airport authorities said. The twin-prop Fairchild Metroliner tipped to the right...

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