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Iron Maiden heading to China as part of World Tour

The band will perform in China for the first time after announcing details of their 2016 Book of Souls world tour.


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REO Speedwagon star Gary Richrath dead at 65

Richrath played with the band from 1970 until 1989 and wrote their U.S. Billboard top five hit "Take It On The Run."


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Springfield Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect

Cory Small, 35, allegedly implied he had a gun and demanded money and cigarettes from the cashier.


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Whitney Houston hologram show in the works

The superstar, who died in 2012, will become the latest big name to return to the stage in digital form, thanks to cutting-edge new technology.


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Ringo Starr auction to feature 800 items

Over 800 items owned by Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, including a three-piece drum kit he used in over 200 performances and recordings, will be auctioned later this year.


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Lawsuit Climate Study Is “Bogus,” Say Trial Lawyers

Study skewed, group says, to paint Illinois as plaintiffs' paradise


in Weird

You’ll never guess where they found this diamond

A police investigation in Thailand has literally gotten to the bottom of the theft of a $278,000 diamond last week.


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Pawn Shop Law: Unintended Consequences?

It could fuel illegal gun trafficking


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Schools face teacher shortages after years of cuts

After years of recession-related layoffs and hiring freezes, school systems across the United States are in urgent need of more qualified teachers.


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GOP leaders’ complex fight to avoid federal shutdown

Republican leaders on Capitol Hill say there'll be no government shutdown this year. But with Congress, it's never easy.


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Gas prices down 27 cents

Further price drops are likely if crude oil prices don't skyrocket, because the Sept. 15 change to winter grade gasoline comes with a cost cut in much of the country.


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‘Jurassic World’ is summer’s most mistake-ridden release

The monster epic stomped to record box office takings upon its release in June, but it's also earned the less impressive title as the film with the most gaffes.


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Floyd Mayweather hangs it up

The boxing champ announced his retirement from the ring after successfully defeating Andre Berto to take his record to 49-0.


in Lifestyle

Parents beware: Tricycles injure thousands each year

A new study cautions parents about the dangers of tricycles for kids.


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Aretha Franklin expands legal fight against ‘Amazing Grace’

The legendary soul singer wants a judge to block the release of the documentary, which contains footage shot in 1972.


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WATCH: Top fantasy performers of NFL week 1

Is your fantasy team already off to a rocky start? Check out this week's biggest impact players, and don't worry ... it's only week 1.


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Mariota makes memorable NFL entrance

Rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota threw four touchdown passes in the first half, looking like a pro in his NFL debut as the Tennessee Titans had an easy opener, throttling the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jameis Winston 42-14 at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday.


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Djokovic conquers Federer at U.S. Open for tenth major title

Novak Djokovic closed out the grand slam campaign in style beating long time rival Roger Federer to claim the U.S. Open, leaving the Serb a hair away from one of the greatest seasons of all-time.


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White House to announce steps to ease access to student aid

Among the measures Obama will announce in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday will be allowing aspiring college students and their families to apply earlier under the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.


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Kentucky clerk won’t authorize, or block, marriage licenses

The county clerk from Kentucky who was jailed after refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples returns to work, with supporters and critics alike wondering whether she will soon be back before a judge.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington recovering from heart attack


Members of the musician's family have revealed doctors had to repair two heart stents and add a third.

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Foo Fighters lay down new track during Austin City Limits


During the band's set at Austin City Limits, lead singer Dave Grohl told the crowd they recorded the new tunes in the beautiful city.

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All-night booze and blacked out windows: The Rolling Stones know how to party


The "Satisfaction" hitmakers still know how to tour in style.

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Bobby Brown working on ‘unvarnished’ memoir


Get ready for a "raw and unvarnished" memoir by Bobby Brown.

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Another George R.R. Martin TV adaptation is in the works


"Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin is throwing his support behind a planned TV adaptation of his 1988 novel "The Skin Trade."