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Benton Evening News - Benton, IL
Updated at 7:44 PM

UNITED NATIONS (AP) " With U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry invoking North Korea's latest nuclear explosion as a "reckless act of provocation," the U.N. Security Council on Friday approved a resolution urging quick global implementation of a treaty that would ban tests of such weapons. Kerry said universal adoption of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty would result in a "safer, more secure, and more peaceful planet," as the United States and 18 other council members approved the...

Updated at 7:42 PM

LUTHERVILLE, Md. (AP) " Authorities say police shot and killed a man Friday while investigating a bank robbery in suburban Baltimore and that a second man was injured. Baltimore County Police Cpl. John Wachter says the man who died was the...

Updated at 7:42 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on the U.S. presidential election campaign (all times EDT): 4:30 p.m. Donald Trump says that he's "greatly honored" by what he describes as Sen. Ted Cruz's endorsement. After months of refusing to do...

Updated at 7:41 PM

BEIRUT (AP) " Syria's military threatened a ground offensive in Aleppo and pounded the city's rebel-held neighborhoods with airstrikes on Friday, killing dozens, demolishing buildings and damaging a main water station in an escalation that could...

Updated at 7:40 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The House intelligence committee pressed the Obama administration on Friday to speed up the release of documents and other materials seized during the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Chairman...

Updated at 7:38 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Setting up a potential override by Congress, President Barack Obama vetoed a bill Friday that would have allowed the families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia. Obama cited the potential for the popular...

Updated at 7:34 PM

Phyllis Schlafly, the celebrated anti-feminist and all-around right-wing kook who died a few weeks ago at the age of 92, has left us a  sizable legacy of dubious political nostrums. One of the more recent examples of  questionable advice from...

Updated at 7:33 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) " Video of a deadly encounter between Charlotte police and a black man shows his wife repeatedly telling officers he is not armed and pleading with them not to shoot her husband as they shout at him to drop a gun. The...

Updated at 7:30 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) " Ohio's process for maintaining its voter rolls wrongfully removes eligible people, a federal appeals court ruled Friday as the perennial presidential battleground state prepares for the fall election. The American...

Updated at 7:23 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " Facebook is apologizing to advertisers for what it calls an error that overstated the average length of time users watched videos on the site. The measurement didn't affect how much Facebook charges to run video spots,...

Updated at 7:19 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) " Five major hospitals in Portland, Oregon, and a nonprofit health care plan said Friday they will donate a combined $21.5 million toward the construction of nearly 400 housing units for the city's burgeoning homeless and...

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