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Benton Evening News - Benton, IL
Updated at 2:38 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The FBI said Wednesday that it will not publicly disclose the method that allowed it to access a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, saying it lacks enough "technical information" about the software vulnerability that was exploited. The decision resolves one of the thorniest questions that has confronted the federal government since it revealed last month, with minimal details, that an unidentified third party had come forward with a successful...

Updated at 2:24 AM

CHICAGO (AP) " Dennis Hastert, the Republican who for eight years presided over the House and was second in the line of succession to the presidency, was sentenced Wednesday to more than a year in prison in a hush-money case that revealed...

Updated at 12:45 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign said Wednesday it plans to lay off hundreds of field staffers and other aides, even as the Democratic candidate promises to keep running against Hillary Clinton through the June primaries...

Updated at 12:29 AM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) " Renowned basketball coach Bob Knight on Wednesday threw his support behind Donald Trump's presidential campaign, less than a week before Indiana voters go to the polls in the state's primary. The former Indiana Hoosiers...

Updated at 12:24 AM

BEIRUT (AP) " A military buildup in northern Syria, coupled with heavy fighting and mounting civilian casualties, spells the end of a cease-fire that for two months brought some relief to a war-weary country. The renewed violence is ushering in...

Updated at 12:18 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " A gay rights group sued the Justice Department on Wednesday for failing to produce hundreds of pages of documents related to a 1953 order signed by President Dwight Eisenhower that empowered federal agencies to investigate and...

Updated at 11:59 PM

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) " Some activists have a vision for Alaska's upstart marijuana industry that could have Anchorage looking more like Amsterdam in the years ahead. Just like the city in Holland where pot can be legally purchased and smoked...

Updated at 11:38 PM

ATLANTA (AP) " Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's claim that Hillary Clinton is playing "the woman's card" drew intense backlash Wednesday, from the Democratic front-runner herself as well as tens of thousands of critics on social...

Updated at 10:44 PM

Brine spills from oil development in western North Dakota are releasing toxins into soils and waterways, sometimes at levels exceeding federal water quality standards, scientists reported Wednesday. Samples taken from surface waters...

Updated at 10:42 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Lawmakers accused Valeant Pharmaceuticals of gouging patients to reward Wall Street investors during a hearing Wednesday scrutinizing the embattled drugmaker's pricing tactics. The blistering criticisms from Senate...

Updated at 10:32 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP) " The family of a mentally ill black man who was fatally shot in a 2014 confrontation with a white police officer in a downtown Milwaukee park filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the city, Police Department and former officer...

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