Northern Star




Northern Star

Northern Illinois University’s student news organization since 1899


Ensure student journalism survives. Donate today.

The Student News Site of Northern Illinois University

Northern Star

The Student News Site of Northern Illinois University

Northern Star

Trump uses State of Union to campaign; Pelosi rips up speech

By JONATHAN LEMIRE | February 5, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Standing before a Congress and a nation sharply divided by impeachment, President Donald Trump used his State of the Union address to extol a “Great American Comeback” on his watch, just three years after he took office decrying...

Denmark jails 3 men suspected of spying for Saudi Arabia

February 5, 2020

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Three men who are members of an Iranian separatist group, the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz, have been jailed in pre-trial custody in Denmark until Feb. 27, suspected of spying for an unnamed Saudi intelligence...

International court gathering evidence in Rohingya case

By JULHAS ALAM | February 5, 2020

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Investigators from the International Criminal Court have begun collecting evidence for a case involving alleged crimes against humanity by Myanmar against Rohingya Muslims causing them to flee to neighboring Bangladesh, a court...

Sans gavel, Roberts is among 4 justices at Trump speech

By MARK SHERMAN | February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts, lately a fixture at the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, was among the four Supreme Court justices in the House of Representatives for the president’s State of the Union speech Tuesday.Roberts...

Wisconsin court: Bid to recover smuggled car can continue

By TODD RICHMOND | February 4, 2020

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An attempt to recover a rare car that thieves smuggled from Milwaukee to Europe more than a decade ago can continue, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.According to court documents and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper...

Judge OKs limited release of Pentagon Papers case records

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER | February 4, 2020

BOSTON (AP) — The government must release some documents that will shed light on two grand juries that sat in Boston nearly 50 years ago to investigate the leak of the Pentagon Papers, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.The records detailing the probe into...

German appeals court denies bid to remove anti-Semitic relic

By GEIR MOULSON | February 4, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — A German appeals court on Tuesday rejected a Jewish man's bid to force the removal of a 700-year-old anti-Semitic statue from a church where Martin Luther once preached.The “Judensau,” or “Jew pig,” sculpture on the Town Church...

Malawi court nullifies presidential vote, orders new one

By GREGORY GONDWE | February 3, 2020

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — The Constitutional Court in the southern African nation of Malawi on Monday nullified the results of last year's presidential election, citing “widespread, systematic and grave” irregularities including significant use of...

Bernie Ebbers, ex-CEO convicted in WorldCom scandal, dies

By MALLIKA SEN | February 3, 2020

The former chief of WorldCom, convicted in one of the largest corporate accounting scandals in U.S. history, died just over a month after his early release from prison. Bernard Ebbers was 78.The Canadian-born former telecommunications executive died Sunday...

Judge refuses to vacate Somali pirate’s sentence

February 2, 2020

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal judge in Virginia has refused to vacate the life sentence handed down to a Somali man convicted in a 2010 attack on a U.S. Navy vessel off the coast of Africa.A judge in Norfolk issued a ruling Friday rejecting Mohamed...

Trial highlights: After drama, quick vote to block witnesses

By MATTHEW DALY | February 1, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a dramatic night and a day of expectation, the Senate voted in quick order to block Democratic calls for new witnesses and documents at President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. The 51-49 vote Friday, just before the dinner...

Trump acquittal now likely Wednesday; Senate nixes witnesses


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate narrowly rejected Democratic demands to summon witnesses for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial late Friday, all but ensuring Trump's acquittal in just the third trial to threaten a president's removal in U.S....