Barack Obama vacations in Hawaii
U.S. President-elect Barack Obama (right) watches his friend Dr. Eric Whitaker (left) warm up on the driving range to play golf with friends in Kailua, Hawaii on December 29, 2008. Obama and his family arrived in his native Hawaii December 20 for the Christmas holiday. (UPI Photo/Joaquin Siopack /Pool)
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U.S. officials said a plane was escorted from restricted air space in Florida, where President Obama is spending President's Day weekend at a gated golf club.
Police in Columbia, Tenn., said a surveillance video shows a man trying to run down a woman with his pickup truck, starting a series of disasters.
A federal grand jury has subpoenaed e-mails and records of Dr. Eric Whitaker, one of President Obama's closest Chicago friends, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Michelle Obama's job at the University of Chicago Medical Center included responsibility for a program to steer the uninsured away from its emergency room.
Illinois reported its 10th West Nile disease death of the year Thursday.
Confirmation of two new cases of West Nile disease in Illinois has brought the 2004 total to 56 cases of the mosquito-borne illness, two more than 2003.
Illinois public health officials say a second person has died of West Nile encephalitis this year as the number of cases rose to 44.
The number of West Nile cases in Illinois, which led the nation in the disease two years ago, has reached 34, Illinois Public Health officials said.
A 51-year-old northern Illinois woman has been confirmed as the 24th case of West Nile disease in the state this year, public health officials said.
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