The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
Updated at 4:53 PM

To be honest, I wasnt really looking forward to the trip east to visit my long-lost cousin, Nancy Love.Its not that I didnt want to go. Its just that it was a busy time of semester with a lot of student essays I needed to read. I knew the trip would take all day. I was mildly curious, but I figured if Id gone 40-plus years without seeing my cousin, itd be OK to wait another year.

Posted at 4:30 PM

The Taliban declared Monday that it was open to peace talks with the Afghan government, but only if all U.S. and other international forces withdraw from Afghanistan and key Taliban figures are removed from a U.N. terrorism blacklist.

Updated at 4:28 PM

Whenever a great disaster hits somewhere in the world, our attention turns to that area for awhile.Its hard to keep our focus too long, because the world keeps changing and something new is always happening.

Updated at 4:23 PM

The Avengers started a fist fight on my Facebook wall the other day. No, they werent punching out bad guys such as Loki, Ultron or the Red Skull, but rather they were the epicenter of a rather heated discussion on superheroes, and why they seem to...

Updated at 4:19 PM

Dont get me wrong now, I love baseball, always have. For me, at least, its far superior to all the other spectator sports. Sure, there are dead spots here and there, but thats part of the charm. They give you time to review what just occurred and...

Updated at 4:16 PM

We need to consider our use of mulch. What is mulch and why is it used? A mulch is anything used to cover bare ground. A mulch covering is used to suppress the growth of weeds and prevent the loss of water by evaporation from bare soil.

Updated at 3:25 PM

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge today announced the name of their second child and first princess, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

Updated at 3:21 PM

A 25-year-old police officer shot in the head over the weekend while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun died Monday from his injuries, the third New York City officer slain on duty in five months.

Posted at 4:05 PM

For the third time this season on The Amazing Race, the team saved on a non-elimination...

Updated at 3:05 PM

Illinois Department of Agriculture Director Philip Nelson announced Monday the hiring of Patrick Buchen as the next state fair manager.

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