DETROIT (AP) - A federal judge has scheduled a November trial for a Chicago-area Arab leader accused of covering up her conviction in a fatal terrorist bombing in Jerusalem when she entered the U.S. Israel freed Rasmieh Yousef Odeh from prison after 10 years in a prisoner swap with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. She's associate director of Chicago's Arab American Action Network.
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) - The trial of a parolee accused of stabbing to death a suburban Chicago girl in her home has begun. Jury selection began yesterday in John Wilson Jr.'s murder trial. Wilson is accused of killing Kelli O'Laughlin as he burglarized her Indian Head Park home in 2011.
CHICAGO (AP) - Republican U.S. Senator Mark Kirk says the United States should take a hard line against the Islamic State group. Islamic State extremists released a video yesterday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist. Kirk calls the reported beheading cruel and barbaric. He says the U.S. should take effective military action.
CHICAGO (AP) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved permits for the FutureGen clean coal project to store carbon dioxide underground. The permits are a key piece of the project. FutureGen aims to capture carbon dioxide from coal at a power plant in western Illinois and store it. Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas linked to climate change.
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