SEATTLE â Starbucks is back in business early Saturday after a computer outage forced thousands of its stores to close early the night before.
KATHMANDU, Nepal â A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 906 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest. It was the worst tremor to hit the poor South Asian nation in over 80 years.
CHICAGO â A federal judge in Chicago has marked the centennial of the start of the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks.
HARVARD â A safe place to dispose of medication, including controlled substances, will now be available at the Harvard Police Department, 201 W. Front St.
SPRINGFIELD â As new standardized tests tied to the Common Core standards spark debate around the country, the Illinois Legislature is considering a bill that lays out exactly how students can opt out of the state assessment tests.
SPRINGFIELD â Illinois nursing homes are at a loss for how they will deal with a $65 million cut in state Medicaid funding made by Gov. Bruce Raunerâs office as part of a budget fix for this fiscal year.
BALTIMORE â In the clearest acknowledgement of failure yet, Baltimore police said Friday that Freddie Gray should have received medical attention at the spot where he was arrested â before he was put inside a police van.
INDIANAPOLIS â An Indiana county is experiencing nearly daily increases in new HIV infections tied to intravenous drug use, and health officials hope the situation prompts other states to closely track their hepatitis C and HIV rates to identify potential clusters of the diseases.
OTTAWA â Two Illinois men are being accused of beating an Ottawa businessman to death and then incinerating his body in a burn pile before dumping his ashes in the Fox River.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. â A Nashville swingers club has undergone a conversion â it says it's now a church â in order to win city approval so it can open next to a Christian school.
NEW YORK â A bomb threat made by an anonymous 911 caller forced the evacuation of hundreds of tourists Friday from the Statue of Liberty, but a thorough sweep of the landmark by investigators turned up no explosives.
SPRINGFIELD â The Illinois House has passed a measure that restricts how long law enforcement agencies can keep data collected by automated license plate readers.
WOODSTOCK âÂ A Lake Barrington man faces drug and disorderly conduct charges after police say he approached a girl walking home from a Woodstock elementary school and offered her a ride home,
CRYSTAL LAKE â Jason Memmen wants the board overseeing McHenry County College to take student space into consideration when it makes decisions about the Crystal Lake campus.
WOODSTOCK â A McHenry County judge on Friday ordered the civil commitment of a Woodstock convicted sex offender with an admitted sexual foot fetish.
HUNTLEY â A woman was taken to Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin on Friday afternoon after a crash flipped the car she was in on its side.