Associated Press http://peoriapublicradio.org en Republican senators criticizing Quinn's handling of two appointees http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/republican-senators-criticizing-quinns-handling-two-appointees <div>Republican state senators are criticizing Governor Pat Quinn for his handling of two appointees.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">They say he used a legal loophole to gain time to get the officials confirmed.</span></div><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:15:29 +0000 Associated Press & Brian Mackey 21292 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Republican senators criticizing Quinn's handling of two appointees Quinn makes push for increasing MAP grants http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-makes-push-increasing-map-grants <div>Gov. Pat Quinn is promoting his plan to increase the number of need-based scholarships over the next five years.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Chicago Democrat toured universities around Illinois Thursday, including the University of Illinois.&nbsp;</span></div><div> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:24:25 +0000 Associated Press & Jeff Bossert 21285 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn makes push for increasing MAP grants Taliban Suspends Talks On Prisoner Exchange http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/taliban-suspends-talks-prisoner-exchange The Taliban has suspended talks over a possible exchange of Taliban and U.S. prisoners due to the "complexity" of the situation in Afghanistan, the militant group said on Sunday.<p>"Due to the political complexity of the current situation in the country, the leadership of the Islamic Emirate has decided to suspend the issue for some time," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in an email to media organizations, using the name the Taliban gave their 1996-2001 government.<p>"Therefore, the prisoner exchange process has been delayed until further notice," Mujahid said. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 06:01:00 +0000 Associated Press 19359 at http://peoriapublicradio.org One Dead, 28 Sickened By Carbon Monoxide At New York Mall http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/restaurant-manager-dies-carbon-monoxide-new-york-mall A 55-year-old restaurant manager died and more than two dozen others were taken to hospitals Saturday after being overcome by carbon monoxide at a New York mall, police said.<p>Suffolk County police identified the man who died as Steven Nelson, a manager at the Legal Sea Foods restaurant at the Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station on Long Island.<p>Police said 28 others affected by carbon monoxide were taken to area hospitals.<p>Three officers were among those overcome by carbon monoxide at the mall, which is about 35 miles east of New York City, police said. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 05:40:00 +0000 Associated Press 19358 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Boeing Machinists Approve Contract To Secure 777X Work http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/boeing-machinists-approve-contract-secure-777x-work The stakes were high and the vote was close as Boeing production workers agreed to concede some benefits in order to secure assembly of the new 777X airplane for the Puget Sound region.<p>Washington Gov. Sat, 04 Jan 2014 12:08:00 +0000 Associated Press 17162 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Boeing Machinists Approve Contract To Secure 777X Work 'Fast & Furious' Star Dies In Car Crash http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/fast-furious-star-dies-car-crash Paul Walker, the star of the "Fast & Furious" movie series, died Saturday in a car crash that killed one other person north of Los Angeles, his publicist said. He was 40.<p>Walker died Saturday afternoon, Ame Van Iden told the Associated Press.<p>A statement on the actor's Facebook page said he was a passenger in a friend's car, and that Walker was in the area to attend a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide.<p>"We ... Sun, 01 Dec 2013 05:52:00 +0000 Associated Press 15674 at http://peoriapublicradio.org 'Fast & Furious' Star Dies In Car Crash Three U.S. Economists Win Nobel Prize http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/three-us-economists-win-nobel-prize Americans Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller won the Nobel prize for economics on Monday for developing new methods to study trends in asset markets.<p>The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said the three had laid the foundation of the current understanding of asset prices.<p>While it's hard to predict whether stock or bond prices will go up or down in the short term, it's possible to foresee movements over periods of three years or longer, the academy said.<p>"These findings, which might seem surprising and contradictory, were made and analyzed by this year's laureates," the ac Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:29:00 +0000 Associated Press 13350 at http://peoriapublicradio.org