Search for New Southern Illinois President Could Take Year

CARBONDALE, IL (AP) — The search for a new president for Southern Illinois University could take a year following the resignation of its previous leader following a contentious dispute over shifting state funding between its campuses. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports Board of Trustees members met in a private session for nearly three hours Tuesday to…

Manafort Jury To Hear Closing Arguments In His Fraud Trial

By CHAD DAY, MATTHEW BARAKAT and MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Closing arguments were expected Wednesday in the trial of Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman accused of tax evasion and bank fraud. Manafort’s defense rested its case Tuesday without calling any witnesses. Manafort himself chose not to testify.…

Jordanian Immigrant Gets Death For Houston ‘Honor Killings’

HOUSTON (AP) — A Jordanian immigrant was sentenced to death on Tuesday after being convicted in what Texas prosecutors described as the honor killings of his daughter’s American husband and her friend who was an Iranian women’s rights activist. Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan was found guilty of capital murder last month in the 2012 fatal shootings…