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PIA Reopens After Security Breach

Peoria International Airport terminal is reopened. The airport was closed this morning for commercial flights. Incoming airport traffic was also stopped and diverted at Dirksen Parkway. A statement from Airport Director Gene Olson and staff around 5:00 a.m.: “Early this morning, during a time when there were no passengers at the airport, a man accessed the airport and broke into a secured area. He was immediately apprehended and steps are underway to re-establish security throughout the...

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Can a Middle-Class Candidate Defeat Millionaires in Gubernatorial Race?

A former math professor who reported income of less than $35,000 last year is campaigning as a middle-class candidate in an Illinois governor's race that includes a couple millionaires and a billionaire.

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PHOTOS: Highlights Of Week 1 At The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

By the time the first week wrapped up at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the powerful, icy winds that earlier disrupted or delayed competition had largely calmed. Norway's team led in medals, with 19, and Germany won more gold — nine medals — in the first week than any other country. The U.S., meanwhile, earned eight medals by Friday, including five gold. Snowboarder Redmond "Red" Gerard, a 17-year-old who overslept on the day of his event and had to borrow a too-big jacket after he couldn't...

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Man Arrested For Security Breach at PIA

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Peoria International Airport was closed early Saturday morning for commercial flights. The terminal building was closed and various police agencies swept the airport and restored the secured environment after a man breached security about 3 a.m. while it was closed.

 

28-year-old Justin Deemie has been arrested and is hospitalized after the security breach and disruption at PIA.

 

One day after a federal grand jury indicted more than a dozen Russians in connection with interfering in the 2016 presidential election, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster said Saturday, "As you can see with the F.B.I. indictment, the evidence is now really incontrovertible and available in the public domain, whereas in the past it was difficult to attribute."

Thirteen people died and 15 were injured Friday night after a military helicopter carrying government officials assessing earthquake damage crashed in southern Mexico, said the Oaxaca state prosecutor's office.

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Her murder triggered rioting in Pakistan and rippled the world-over, and on Saturday the man convicted in 7-year-old Zainab Ansari's death was sentenced to die four times over.

Mohammad Imran, a local man who knew Zainab's family, pleaded guilty to raping and killing the little girl, reports The Associated Press.

Her body was found on a trash heap on Jan. 9 in the city of Kasur near Lahore, four days after she was reported missing.

Prosecutors say Imran, 24, is a serial killer who has also admitted to killing several other children.

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Evelyn Baker is a retired St. Louis Circuit Court judge who ruled in thousands of cases. There is one defendant she's not been able to forget - 16-year-old Bobby Bostic, who was convicted of robbery and other charges.

In the brave new world of synthetic biology, scientists can now brew up viruses from scratch using the tools of DNA technology.

The latest such feat, published last month, involves horsepox, a cousin of the feared virus that causes smallpox in people. Critics charge that making horsepox in the lab has endangered the public by basically revealing the recipe for how any lab could manufacture smallpox to use as a bioweapon.

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Mitt Romney Announces Candidacy For Senate

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