Benton Evening News - Benton, IL
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PARIS (AP) " Both Nadine Mahe des Portes and the rat panicked when she inadvertently stepped on it on her walk back from work through Paris. "I heard a terrible squeak," the property agent recalled with a shudder. "I thought I'd stepped on a child's toy or something." When Parisians are literally tripping over rats on the sidewalk, it is clear that the City of Light has a problem. Professional exterminators with decades on the job struggle to recall infestations as impressive "...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " A White House official says the president has ordered a review of the email hacking that rattled the presidential campaign. Obama's counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco says intelligence and national security officials...

Updated at 3:53 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent will step down from that role next year and be succeeded by the company's No. 2 executive, Chief Operating Officer James Quincey, the company announced Friday. Quincey will take over the world's...

Updated at 3:52 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Supporters of the 2010 health care law will launch a political coalition Friday to block its repeal. They're targeting Republican lawmakers whose constituents may now be at risk of losing health insurance. The initial goal...

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KINGS POINT, N.Y. (AP) " Concerns about alleged sex abuse and harassment of U.S. Merchant Marine cadets training aboard commercial vessels are disputed in a new report issued by an alumni task force. The New York-based military academy...

Updated at 3:44 PM

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) " A Moroccan judge has acquitted two teenage girls put on trial for homosexuality, charges that angered LGBT rights groups who have long argued that same-sex relationships should not be a crime. The girls, ages 16...

Updated at 3:38 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) " Ohio's prison parole board on Friday rejected mercy for a man set to die in January for the 1993 rape and killing of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter. Ronald Phillips, 43, is the first death row inmate scheduled...

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The weekend after Thanksgiving, thousands of Gilmore Girls fans curled up with their friends and...

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It's the most wonderful time of the year! And no, we're not talking about the holidays. We're talking about the

Updated at 3:33 PM

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) " Dutch police detained a 30-year-old man on suspicion of preparing a terrorist crime after finding a Kalashnikov rifle, two full ammunition clips and a painting featuring a flag used by the Islamic State group at his...

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) " The Latest on the death penalty trial of Dylann Roof, who is charged with killing nine people during a Bible study in a Charleston church (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Dylann Roof hesitated for only moments...

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