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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
Updated at 12:55 AM

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) " Canadian officials began evacuating 8,000 people from work camps north of devastated Fort McMurray by air on Thursday and hoped to move thousands more via a highway convoy Friday if it is safe from a massive wildfire raging in Alberta that has grown to 85,000 hectares (210,035 acres). More than 80,000 people have emptied Fort McMurray in the heart of Canada's oil sands, authorities said. The Alberta government, which declared a state of emergency,...

Updated at 12:52 AM

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) " A judge said that insurers in litigation with Penn State claim a boy told football coach Joe Paterno in 1976 that he had been molested by Jerry Sandusky, Pennlive.com reported Thursday. The order by Philadelphia Judge...

Updated at 12:47 AM

NEW YORK (AP) " Donald Trump is struggling in his efforts to unify the Republican Party behind his presidential campaign, the difficulty immediately underscored Thursday by a startling exchange of negative comments with GOP House Speaker Paul...

Updated at 10:51 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " More than a decade ago, a judge bemoaned that the life sentence she was about to impose on Charles C. Brown was overly harsh. This week, relief finally came to Brown, along with 57 other offenders. President Barack Obama...

Updated at 10:40 PM

Several hours after a stranger abducted an 11-year-old Navajo girl as she played near her home, few outside the reservation knew she was missing. Cellphone alarms jolted New Mexico residents at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, giving the first warning...

Updated at 10:34 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The FBI has interviewed Huma Abedin, a close aide to Hillary Clinton, as part of a federal investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state, a person familiar with the probe said...

Updated at 9:32 PM

MIAMI (AP) " British biotech company Oxitec and the Cayman Islands government announced plans Thursday to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in the fight against a species that spreads Zika and other diseases. Deployment of...

Updated at 9:30 PM

CENTEREACH, N.Y. (AP) " It was a deer caught in the ... light globe. Authorities say a police officer has come to the aid of a wild deer whose head was stuck inside a light globe in a wooded area of suburban New York. The state...

Updated at 8:58 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) " Three campaign advisers to 2012 presidential candidate Ron Paul were convicted Thursday in a federal case alleging they conspired to cover up the campaign's payments to a former Iowa state senator who had agreed to endorse...

Updated at 8:56 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Islamic State attack on Kurdish forces in northern Iraq that killed U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Charles Keating was a surprise that, if anticipated, might have turned out differently, a Pentagon spokesman said...

Updated at 8:53 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The federal government announced sweeping new rules Thursday for electronic cigarettes that will for the first time require the devices and their ingredients to be reviewed, a mandate that could offer protection for consumers...

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