Benton Evening News - Benton, IL
Updated at 5:15 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronting insurmountable obstacles, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy suddenly withdrew from the contest for speaker of the U.S. House on Thursday, shocking colleagues just before they were to vote and producing ever-deeper chaos for a divided Congress.

Updated at 3:01 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon on the House speaker.

Updated at 2:30 PM

Upon her father's return home from serving in Southeast Asia, a soldier's daughter just can't wait any longer to see her dad.

Updated at 2:27 PM

Amy Robach has interviewed a long list of influencers—from Oprah Winfrey to Taylor Swift to Nobel Peace 

Updated at 2:27 PM

It has been over a year since I wrote my last "Letter to the Editor." In my absence there have been changes in the Benton Evening News front office staff who I believe will print both views of a story.

Updated at 2:17 PM

The Rangers will take to the gridiron Friday to battle the Massac County Patriots.

Updated at 2:15 PM

You should think twice about posting pictures of your boarding pass to Facebook or Instagram.

Updated at 1:55 PM

First there were the Freemasons; now there’s the Orange Sleeve Society. Starbucks unveiled its secret society for big-time...

Updated at 1:23 PM

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — An 800-pound Rhode Island man says he's been kicked out of a hospital's in-patient weight loss program for ordering pizza.

Updated at 1:16 PM

America is as always in the midst of a bitter debate over guns.

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