Benton Evening News - Benton, IL
Updated at 11:51 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) " Donald Trump may have more than just his gratitude to offer in Michigan when he visits the state that capped his stunning presidential victory last month. Michigan Republican Party chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel is a leading contender for the Republican National Committee's chairmanship. There was no immediate sign from Trump's transition team Thursday that the billionaire planned to offer McDaniel the leadership post. The niece of 2012 GOP presidential...

Updated at 11:50 AM

LONDON (AP) " Police overseeing the sex abuse scandal in British soccer say 83 potential suspects have been identified and linked to 98 clubs. Officers across the country are sifting through 639 referrals received by both police and a...

Updated at 11:47 AM

BAGHDAD (AP) " Iraqi officials say separate bombings in the capital have killed 10 people and wounded another 22. The attacks on Friday mainly targeted civilians in Baghdad, and bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State group. Iraqi forces...

Updated at 11:42 AM

OSLO, Norway (AP) " Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says he has brought no members of the leftist FARC rebel group to Oslo for the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony because he doesn't want to "create problems" for the Norwegian...

Updated at 11:39 AM

LONDON (AP) " The Latest on the Russian doping report (all times local): ___ 12:35 p.m. The IAAF says it is retesting all Russian samples it has stored since the 2007 world championships, and has already found three positive...

Updated at 11:31 AM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) " For many South Korean business owners, President Park Geun-hye's impeachment Friday was a moment to celebrate " with a sale. A hotel in the harbor city of Busan put a banner outside that all of its rooms were free...

Updated at 11:31 AM

AMSTERDAM (AP) " Populist anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders was found guilty Friday of insulting and inciting discrimination against Moroccans, a conviction he immediately slammed as a "shameful" attack on free speech and an attempt to...

Updated at 11:23 AM

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) " Thirteen minutes into his execution by injection, an Alabama inmate heaved and coughed and appeared to move during tests meant to determine consciousness. Ronald Bert Smith Jr., 45, was finally pronounced dead at 11:05...

Updated at 11:23 AM

LONDON (AP) " A new report into systematic Russian doping details a wide-ranging "institutional conspiracy" that involved more than 1,000 athletes across more than 30 sports, including evidence corroborating large-scale sample swapping at the...

Updated at 11:19 AM

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (AP) " Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday that the United States will stick with Afghanistan for years to come. "America is and will remain committed to a sovereign and secure Afghanistan," Carter said in...

Updated at 11:07 AM

TOKYO (AP) " The estimated cost of cleaning up Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant has doubled to nearly 22 trillion yen ($190 billion), with decommissioning expenses expected to continue to increase, a government panel said Friday. The...

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