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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
Updated at 6:13 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " While the world was watching America's gay rights transformation, the Obama administration was pursuing a quieter mission to try to export the same freedoms overseas to places like sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and eastern Europe. The U.S. has deployed its diplomats and spent tens of millions of dollars to try to block anti-gay laws, punish countries that enacted them, and tie financial assistance to respect for LGBT rights. It was a mission animated in part by...

Updated at 6:04 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " Comcast's profit rose 12 percent in the July-September quarter thanks to the Olympics and the first third-quarter gains in video subscribers in a decade. NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke has said that the company made over $250...

Updated at 6:01 PM

More than 15 years ago, 17 babies were born after an experimental infertility treatment that gave them DNA from three people: Mom, Dad and an egg donor. Now researchers have checked up on how the babies are doing as teenagers. The...

Updated at 6:01 PM

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) " A former county employee in Arkansas has been arrested after prosecutors accused her of using a county credit card to buy personal items including Arkansas Razorbacks tickets and a tuxedo for her dog. The Sentinel...

Updated at 6:01 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT): 2:56 p.m. Donald Trump is defending his decision to take a break from the campaign trail to attend a ribbon-cutting for his new hotel. And he's blasting...

Updated at 5:58 PM

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) " Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened Wednesday to step up his intervention in the conflict along his country's border with Syria, insisting he was determined to oust Syrian Kurdish forces gathering in the...

Updated at 5:51 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " While many are skeptical of the business logic behind AT&T's desire to buy Time Warner, a similar deal from earlier this decade, Comcast's marriage with NBCUniversal, foreshadows some of the possibilities " as well as the...

Updated at 5:33 PM

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) " Authorities in Virginia on Wednesday identified a man who was fatally shot and three others who were wounded after a former co-worker opened fire at a rail car factory. Getachew Fekede opened fire at the FreightCar...

Updated at 5:26 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " With his White House dreams increasingly in question, Donald Trump is spending precious campaign time promoting his private business in the final weeks of the long race. Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, is using his appearances to...

Updated at 5:18 PM

LONDON (AP) " Researchers are trying to infect mosquitoes in Brazil and Colombia with a type of bacteria that could prevent them from spreading the Zika virus and other dangerous diseases. British and American governments are teaming up...

Updated at 4:51 PM

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) " Nine more athletes, including six medal winners, were retroactively disqualified from the 2008 Beijing Olympics on Wednesday after failing retests of their doping samples. The International Olympic Committee...

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