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Biden-Sanders vote proceeds in 3 U.S. states despite coronavirus fears

Mar 17, 2020 - 2:14 PM

As Arizona, Florida, and Illinois prepare to vote between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primaries, there is confusion over whether polling stations will be safe, given the pandemic

DEMOCRACY GOES ON. Democratic presidential hopefuls former US vice president Joe Biden (L) and Senator Bernie Sanders greet each other with a safe elbow bump before the start of the 11th Democratic Party 2020 presidential debate in Washington, DC on March 15, 2020. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Scientists boost plant yield by 40% through 'genetic hack'

Jan 04, 2019 - 2:52 PM

The wider goal isn't to produce more tobacco but to apply the technique to wheat or soy beans, in order to meet mankind's growing appetite

U.S. teen's gang rape streamed live on Facebook – reports

Mar 22, 2017 - 11:30 PM

Chicago s police chief becomes personally involved in the case after the girl s mother approached him showing graphic photos taken from a Facebook Live video showing several young men assaulting the teenager

EDDIE JOHNSON. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson (C) speaks to reporters at the scene of a triple shooting in the North Lawndale neighborhood to address the media on February 14, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. File photo by Joshua Lott/ AFP

Attorneys general from 16 U.S. states condemn Trump travel ban

Jan 30, 2017 - 7:22 AM

The 16 attorneys general all Democrats whose states are home to nearly a third of the US population issued a joint statement in opposition

Demonstrators at Philadelphia International Airport protest against President Donald Trump's executive order banning Muslim immigration on January 29, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Barack Obama's farewell address

Jan 11, 2017 - 10:47 AM

Watch US President Barack Obama s farewell address delivered January 10 2017

Clinton kicks off fall campaign, with press in tow

Sep 05, 2016 - 11:06 AM

Hillary Clinton brings traveling press aboard her plane for the first time as she seeks to regain momentum against her White House rival Donald Trump

This file photo taken on August 25, 2016 shows Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greeting a crowd after a campaign event in Reno, Nevada. Josh Edelson/AFP

Russian hackers attack 2 US voter databases – reports

Aug 30, 2016 - 6:22 PM

The incidents lead the FBI to send a flash alert to election officials asking them to watch for similar cyber attacks

US ELECTIONS. Trump image from Gary Coronado/EPA and Clinton image from Shawn Thew/EPA

Filipino scientist with NASA sends 'Astronaut Bob' to space

Jun 02, 2016 - 10:28 PM

The launch seeks to promote Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics STEM awareness in education

Clinton, Trump move closer to White House nominations

Mar 16, 2016 - 7:03 AM

5th UPDATE Hillary Clinton takes a monumental step toward clinching the Democratic party s White House nomination while Donald Trump s seemingly unstoppable rush to victory hits a bump in Ohio

FRONTRUNNERS. Leading candidates Hillary Clinton of the Democratic Party (L) and Donald Trump of the Republican Party (R). Clinton photo by Jim Lo Scalzo, Trump photo by Cristobal Herrera / EPA

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Mar 15, 2016 - 6:55 PM

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White House hopefuls in last push before 'Super Tuesday 2'

Mar 15, 2016 - 1:26 PM

The latest major date in the run up to November s presidential election will see Democratic and Republican primary contests in the states of Florida Illinois Missouri North Carolina and Ohio

LAST ONES STANDING. (L-R) Donald Trump; Ted Cruz; Marco Rubio; John Kasich; Hillary Clinton; and Bernie Sanders.

Tuesday's US primaries shaping up as referendum on Trump

Mar 14, 2016 - 1:30 AM

The stakes could not be higher for the Republicans as billionaire Donald Trump seeks a huge lead

epa05206239 US businessman and Republican presidential hopeful Donald J. Trump speaks as retired Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson (not pictured) announces his endorsement of Trump during a press conference at the Mar-A-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, USA, 11 March 2016. Carson had abandoned his presidental campaign on 05 March and announces on 11 March he is endorsing Trump. The Florida Presidential Preference Primary Election will be on 15 March 2016. EPA/CRISTOBAL HERRERA

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Mar 11, 2016 - 7:05 PM

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Soldiers hit streets as US floods death toll mounts

Jan 02, 2016 - 8:11 AM

Missouri and Illinois have been particularly hard hit from the record breaking and relentless deluge in the past week

FLOODED. Highway signs mark the closing of Tenbrook Road in Arnold, Missouri, USA, 31 December 2015. Water from the nearby Meramec River flooded homes and closed roads across the region. Historic rainfall across the American Midwest has pushed the Meramec and other rivers in Missouri to record levels. EPA/SID HASTINGS

Chicago appeals for calm after police shooting video

Nov 25, 2015 - 10:21 AM

The graphic video is the latest in a string of police shootings caught on camera that have sparked mass – and sometimes violent – protests and engulfed the United States in a debate over racism and the use of deadly force by police

A frame grab from a dash cam video released by the Chicago Police on November 24, 2015 which shows the fatal shooting of 17 year-old Laquan McDonald (C) by Chicago police officers (L) in Chicago, USA, October 20, 2014. Chicago Police/Handout/EPA

Filipina caregiver in US charged with stealing $6,000 from cancer patient

Aug 11, 2015 - 8:00 PM

April Ablaza who worked in Riverside Illinois allegedly made unauthorized withdrawals from her patient s bank account

'Fifty Shades' inspired Chicago sex assault – prosecutors

Feb 25, 2015 - 8:11 AM

A college student accused of sexual assault was inspired by the newly released movie version of Fifty Shades of Grey prosecutors say

A scene from 'Fifty Shades of Grey.' Image courtesy Columbia Pictures/UIP/YouTube

Jollibee earmarks P9.1B to open 330 stores in 2015

Feb 23, 2015 - 7:16 PM

The fastfood giant aims to open 220 local and 110 overseas stores this year and it s about to launch its first store in Chicago Illinois as well

UN: Ebola quarantine stigmatizes health workers

Oct 28, 2014 - 4:35 AM

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon says health workers returning from West Africa are exceptional and should be treated with respect

'EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE.' UN chief Ban Ki-Moon says health workers helping to fight Ebola in West Africa should be supported, not stigmatized through mandatory quarantine policies. File photo by Zoom Dosso/AFP

US flight chaos after Chicago air-traffic control arson

Sep 27, 2014 - 11:06 AM

Almost 2 000 flights were canceled including more than 1 500 from O Hare leaving thousands of frustrated passengers stranded and unsure when they d be able to travel

ARSON. Travelers wait on line to book and reschedule travel plans after flights were delayed or cancelled at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, USA, September 26, 2014. A fire at a nearby Federal Aviation Administration control facility in Aurora, Illinois, USA, reportedly started by a contract employee who was found with self inflicted non-gunshot. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

US reports third case of MERS virus

May 18, 2014 - 10:11 AM

The Illinois resident was first tested for MERS on May 5 and those test results were negative But a blood sample tested positive on May 15 showing he has antibodies to MERS

Violent tornadoes kill 6 in US Midwest, dozens injured

Nov 18, 2013 - 4:26 PM

The devastating damage flattened homes leaving piles of rubble in central Illinois

TORNADO AFTERMATH. Jeremy Janssen of Mackinaw Fire Department walks through debris along Elgin Avenue after a tornado struck on November 17, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/AFP

26 Fil-Ams winning in US polls

Nov 17, 2012 - 3:04 PM

Semi official tallies show more than half of 40 candidates have been elected

INFOGRAPHIC: 2012 U.S. Electoral Map

Nov 11, 2012 - 2:07 PM

UPDATED Here is the 2012 US Election Map showing the distribution of the electoral votes as of Saturday November 10

#USvote: Electoral College tally

Nov 11, 2012 - 9:02 AM

UPDATED Nov 11 Here is the Electoral College tally for the 2012 US presidential election based on projections from the major US networks ABC NBC CBS CNN FOX and the New York Times

LIVE: Obama wins, say U.S. media

Nov 07, 2012 - 8:19 AM

LIVE COVERAGE of the 2012 US presidential election November 6 2012

Voters in full force for U.S. poll finale

Nov 07, 2012 - 6:44 AM

Freezing temperatures in the northeast light drizzle in Chicago and a threat of thunderstorms in Florida did little to deter citizens from lining up at polling stations

Obama, Romney end tumultuous White House campaign

Nov 06, 2012 - 2:10 PM

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney made their final cases to Americans on election eve Monday November 5 capping a grueling negative multi billion dollar campaign and handing their fates to voters

THE BATTLE IS ON. This combination of file pictures shows US President Barack Obama (L) speaking during a campaign event at Prime Osborn Convention Center July 19, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida, and US Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney (R) addressing the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit in Washington on October 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN /Nicholas KAMM/FILES

Obama goes through the night in quest for votes

Oct 25, 2012 - 3:19 PM

Obama locked in a neck and neck race with Republican Mitt Romney pleaded with supporters Wednesday October 24 to cast early votes

ALL NIGHTER BEGINS. US President Barack Obama (C) speaks at a campaign event in Iowa, October 24, 2012. Photo courtesy of the Barack Obama campaign page on Facebook.