Benton Evening News - Benton, IL
Updated at 9:59 AM

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. SOUTH KOREAN LAWMAKERS IMPEACH PRESIDENT The stunning and swift fall for Park Geun-hye, the country's first female leader, follows protests over a corrosive corruption scandal that drew millions into the streets in united fury. 2. WHY BUSINESS COMMUNITY IS PRESSURING TRUMP Some employers want him to abandon campaign-trail pledges of mass deportation and other...

Updated at 9:58 AM

LONDON (AP) " The Latest on the Russian doping report (all times local): ___ 10:55 a.m. Pole vault great Yelena Isinbayeva says she will oppose blanket bans of Russian athletes after being named the head of the suspended Russian...

Updated at 9:50 AM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) " Park Geun-hye could always rely on one unwavering gift throughout a political career that saw a triumphant return as South Korea's first female president to the palatial Blue House where she'd lived as a girl: She always...

Updated at 9:48 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...

Updated at 9:48 AM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) " South Korean lawmakers on Friday impeached President Park Geun-hye, a stunning and swift fall for the country's first female leader amid protests that drew millions into the streets in united fury. After the vote,...

Updated at 9:44 AM

NEW YORK (AP) " A British man flew his girlfriend all the way across the pond to New York City so he could propose to her at the firehouse used in the "Ghostbusters" franchise. Wearing a hard hat and safety vest, Giles Baugh dropped to one...

Updated at 9:37 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 9:26 AM

KABUL, 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 a joint...

Updated at 9:24 AM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) " The search of an Alaska lake was resuming early Friday after debris believed to be from a small plane carrying four people was found in the water, near where the aircraft took off from, an official said. Searchers...

Updated at 9:15 AM

TRINGGADING, Indonesia (AP) " Indonesia's president traveled Friday to areas of Aceh province devastated by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake, as estimates of the number of displaced people swelled, and vowed that torn-apart communities would be...

Updated at 9:04 AM

LONDON (AP) " The Olympic world is bracing for more evidence of systematic Russian doping. World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren is releasing his latest report on Friday into allegations of state-sponsored cheating and...

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