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Taraji P. Henson: ‘Empire’ feud rumors are ‘silly’

“Empire” stars Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard have branded rumors of an on-set feud “silly”. The pair play former…


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John Mayer happy to help ‘bring back’ the Dead

Singer-songwriter John Mayer proudly declared himself a Deadhead as he defended members of the Grateful Dead in their decision to regroup after playing what was supposed to be the band's final tour this summer.


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Republicans Await Democratic Ideas

Durkin: The governor is the reasonable one


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NFL: More in Europe, and maybe L.A. as well

You are going to see more NFL games played overseas.


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Blatter, Platini suspended from soccer by FIFA’s ethics body

FIFA President Sepp Blatter and his possible successor, European soccer chief UEFA Michel Platini, have been provisionally suspended for 90 days, the ethics committee of football's global governing body said.


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PREVIEW: 2015 Presidents Cup

The 2015 President's Cup kicks off in Incheon, South Korea today.

A box from is pictured on the porch of a house in Golden, Colorado on July 28, 2008.

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Amazon taking on Etsy

Amazon is launching a site for handcrafted goods called Amazon Handmade, hoping to capitalize on shoppers' appetite for homemade items ahead of the holiday season.


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Cubs beat Pirates after another Arrieta pitching gem

The Chicago Cubs celebrated their first postseason win in 12 years when they beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 in the Major League Baseball playoffs on Wednesday.


in National

Senate approves defense bill despite veto threat

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday that would allow the military to avoid mandatory spending cuts, setting up a likely veto from President Barack Obama, who is pushing for a broader budget deal.


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Media savvy Islamic State grave concern for U.S. at home

A recruiting push by Islamic State militants via thousands of social media postings remains one of the biggest threats facing the United States, military official say.


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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Oct. 8.


in Lifestyle

This fire truck is purple for a purpose

A central Pennsylvania volunteer fire company is using a purple fire truck to raise awareness of domestic violence.


in National

10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Oct. 8

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.


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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Peewee footballers ‘Whip’ & ‘Nae Nae’ instead of playing

That moment when you're supposed to be playing football but your jam comes on ...


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The man who got ‘too high’

File this under "stupid."


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WATCH: ‘Jaws 19’ trailer

It's the movie that "Back to the Future II" promised us we'd see in 2015.


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Today in entertainment history: Oct. 8

A look back at the Hollywood headlines that made history.


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Illinois Economy Continues to Grow Slowly

The monthly measure of the state's economy is where it's been since May 2013 – slow, steady growth.

4-28-15 Rauner

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Rauner Reiterates Budget Passage Plea

A speech from Gov. Bruce Rauner on the budget impasse offers little new information.

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‘Pan’ taps origins of Peter Pan’s 100-year pop culture adventure


In the century since Scottish author J.M. Barrie created Peter Pan for a stage play then a book, the Neverland universe has inspired movies, books, TV shows, plays, video games and even a pop psychology syndrome describing emotionally immature men.

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2 Illinois Bands Nominated for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Open Hearts Foundation 4th Annual Gala - Arrivals

Featuring: Cheap Trick,Robin Zander,Rick Nielsen,Tom Petersson,Bun E. Carlos
Where: Malibu, California, United States
When: 10 May 2014
Credit: SIPA/

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"Chicago" and Rockford's Cheap Trick are among eight first-time nominees.

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Keanu Reeves wants to have a third ‘Bill & Ted’ adventure


The "Matrix" star says a script for the third installment of the "excellent" time-traveling franchise is in the works.

in Music

New biography details Tom Petty’s drug use


Tom Petty was hooked on heroin in the 1990s, according to his longtime pal Warren Haynes, who is preparing to release an unauthorized biography.

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Phil Collins undergoes back surgery


The former Genesis star underwent the operation last week.