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Benton Evening News - Benton, IL
Updated at 11:36 AM

NEW YORK (AP) " Bill O'Reilly says the slaves who helped build the White House "were well-fed and had decent lodgings provided by the government." The Fox News commentator was responding to first lady Michelle Obama's remarks in her speech at the Democratic National Convention on Monday in praise of the social progress of the United States. "I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves," Mrs. Obama said. "And I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent, black...

Updated at 11:35 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " With consumers spending and employers hiring more freely, the U.S. economy has fared better of late. But when the Federal Reserve ends its latest policy meeting Wednesday, most analysts think it will signal that it wants to see...

Updated at 11:35 AM

LONDON (AP) " The Latest on the Rio Games (all times local to Rio de Janeiro): 9:30 a.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says that Russian track and field athletes are victims of "discrimination" that the country is "not going to put...

Updated at 11:34 AM

SEATTLE (AP) " University of Washington biology professor Adam Summers no longer has to coax hospital staff to use their CT scanners so he can visualize the inner structures of sting ray and other fish. Last fall, he installed a small...

Updated at 11:28 AM

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) " Turkish authorities issued warrants Wednesday for the detention of 47 former executives or senior journalists at the Zaman newspaper, which was associated with the U.S.-based Muslim cleric who the government says is behind...

Updated at 11:25 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The ALS Association is crediting money raised through the Ice Bucket Challenge for the discovery of a gene they say is among the most common that contribute to the progressive disease. Those who accepted the challenge...

Updated at 10:28 AM

1913 " The United States wins its first Davis Cup since 1902 by beating Britain three matches to two. 1928 " The Summer Olympics open in Amsterdam and the Olympic flame is lit for the first time. 1929 " The Chicago Cardinals become...

Updated at 9:44 AM

DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) " Sheriff's investigators say a man fatally shot his 1-year-old daughter and injured his 7-year-old son before killing himself during an argument with the children's mother along a South Florida road. The shooting...

Updated at 9:37 AM

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) " A twin bombing struck a crowd in a predominantly Kurdish town in northern Syria on Wednesday, killing 44 people and wounding dozens more, Syria's state-run news agency and Kurdish media reported. The Islamic State group...

Updated at 9:35 AM

LONDON (AP) " Russian fencers has been cleared to compete at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after the sport's governing body found no grounds to exclude any of the team for doping. The International Fencing Federation announcement was positive...

Updated at 9:30 AM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) " Two Good Samaritan vessels rescued 46 people Tuesday night who abandoned their sinking fishing boat in the Bering Sea off Alaska's Aleutian Islands, the Coast Guard said. There were no reports of any injuries as the...

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