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News Briefs: Two dead in Woodhull car accident

Two dead in Woodhull car crash

Woodhull, ILL. — A 19-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman died on the scene of a two-vehicle car accident Tuesday at the intersection of Knox Highways 6 and 2 south of Woodhull. The drivers of the cars, of which the victims were passengers, were both in serious condition. One of the drivers was lifeflighted to a Peoria hospital for life-threatening injuries and the other driven to a Galesburg hospital for serious injuries. The accident remains under investigation at this time. (Source: Galesburg-Register Mail)

Obama asks for war declaration

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday President Obama asked Congress to declare a three-year military campaign against the Islamic State. The campaign against the terrorist group would avoid invasion and occupation measures with a focus on air strikes, potentially assisted by limited ground operations. This declaration would allow Obama to continue the air strikes against the Islamic State which started this past fall. The declaration would have in place a time limit and limit on ground forces, which did not occur during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. This would be the first time Congress authorized a president’s use of force since the 2002 invasion of Iraq. (Source: New York Times)

Costa Concordia captain charged with manslaughter

ITALY — The Costa Concordia, an Italian cruise ship, sunk in 2012 after striking rocks and killing 32 people on board. Captain Francesco Schettino was at the helm and has been accused of bringing the ship too close to shore and abandoning ship with passengers and crew on board. He has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for manslaughter. Schettino is expected to appeal the verdict, as he has stated that he was wrongfully singled out as a scapegoat. (Source: BBC News)

TKS Staff

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