Benton Evening News - Benton, IL
Updated at 9:16 PM

HOUSTON (AP) " Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last person to walk on the moon who returned to Earth with a message of "peace and hope for all mankind," died on Monday in Texas following ongoing heath issues, his family said. He was 82. Cernan was with his relatives when he died at a Houston hospital, family spokeswoman Melissa Wren told The Associated Press. His family said his devotion to lunar exploration never waned. "Even at the age of 82, Gene was passionate about sharing...

Updated at 9:15 PM

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) " Gunfire broke out in a crowded beachfront nightclub throbbing with electronic music early Monday, causing five deaths and setting off a bloody stampede by screaming concertgoers at an international festival in this...

Updated at 9:11 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " Days before taking office, President-elect Donald Trump attempted to navigate the fallout of his flap with a civil rights leader and colleague of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while also losing a member of his incoming administration...

Updated at 8:04 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter, who was extensively questioned by federal agents in the days after the massacre, has been arrested by the FBI on in connection with the attack, authorities said Monday. Noor...

Updated at 8:00 PM

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Updated at 7:54 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) " Organizers trying to land the 2024 Summer Olympics for Los Angeles would include a new football stadium in the games' ceremonies. The NFL stadium being built in Inglewood near Los Angeles International Airport would be...

Updated at 7:33 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) " Ashley Wagner remembers being glued to her TV in the winter of 1998, when a sprightly young figure skater named Tara Lipinski was dazzling the judges on her way to gold at the Nagano Olympics. Wagner was 7 years old...

Updated at 7:23 PM

GLENSIDE, Pa. (AP) " The smiles radiate from photos posted online by friends: Grace Packer sporting an impish grin as a toddler, floating happily in a pool as a young teen, leaning in to talk to a friend at her school lunch table. But the...

Updated at 7:18 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) " A few states in the Midwest again are on alert for icy conditions. Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Michigan are expected to see a mix of rain and freezing rain Monday, with the precipitation pushing into southern...

Updated at 7:06 PM

ATLANTA (AP) " As Americans celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leaders and activists are trying to reconcile the transition from the nation's first black president to a president-elect still struggling to connect with...

Updated at 7:05 PM

BRUSSELS (AP) " European Union nations bracing for the looming Donald Trump presidency showed defiance Monday in the face of the president-elect's stinging comments on everything from NATO and German cars to the crumbling of the EU...

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