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in Lifestyle

American waistlines still expanding

The average waistline increased by more than an inch over the past decade.

ISIS

in National

N.Y. man charged with trying to help Islamic State

A 30-year-old man has been charged with trying to provide material support to the militant group and attempting to murder U.S. soldiers.

kurtwarner

in Sports

Warner, Seau among 113 Hall nominees

There are 99 players and 14 coaches nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2015.

orioles

in Sports

Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the latest sports headlines making news today, Wednesday, Sept. 17.

obama

in National, World

Islamic State campaign test Obama’s commitment to allies

While Americans support the campaign of airstrikes against militants, they have a low appetite for a long campaign against the group.

stevens

in Music

Cat Stevens announces new album, tour

Yusuf, who was Cat Stevens until he converted to Islam, has announced a tour that will take him to the U.S. for the first time since 1976.

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in Sports

Vikings reverse course, suspend Adrian Peterson

The Minnesota Vikings have suspended the star running back from all team activities until his child-abuse case is resolved.

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in Viral Videos

Barbra Streisand’s ‘celebrity’ duets

The star appears on late-night TV for the first time in 50 years and is joined by some big names to perform a series of duets.

rayrice

in Sports

Rice files appeal against NFL’s indefinite suspension

The NFL continues to grapple with domestic violence issues as some of its top players are under scrutiny both by the league and the public.

corn

in Weird

Police: Intruder caught cooking corn in home

A Massachusetts man was arrested after allegedly breaking into a home to fix himself a snack.

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in National

Children’s respiratory illness spreads to more states

A serious illness sickening U.S. children has spread to 12 states and it's predicted that more states will report cases in coming weeks.

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in Music

Whitney Houston’s first live album hits stores in November

"Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances" will be available as a CD and DVD package just in time for the holidays.

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in National

Lawmakers want antibiotics out of chicken

Lawmakers want to rein in antibiotic use in livestock.

vanessawilliams

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Sept. 17

A look at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

cwlp

in Local

CWLP Mulls $12 Monthly Increase for Residential Electric Customers

Customer charges would go up, but electricity rates would go down in 2015.

gun

in Local

Southeast Student Faces Weapons Charges as Juvenile

A student accused of bringing an unloaded gun to school on Friday has been charged as a juvenile.

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in Local

Competing Springfield Outlet Mall Proprietors Join Forces

Two competing interests both looking to build outlet malls have reportedly joined forces.

carbon_monoxide

in Local

North Mac Intermediate School Closed Again Wednesday

The district recreated the carbon monoxide leak that sent nearly 150 people to area hospitals

marijuana

in Election 2014, Local

Rauner: Medical Marijuana Program “Ripe for Corruption”

Bruce Rauner wants the application process changed for companies vying for dispensary and cultivator licenses.

NRI

in Election 2014, Local

New Subpoena Issued in NRI Probe

Federal authorities in Chicago issued a new subpoena over records involving Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program.

Recent Headlines

in Music

Gene Simmons’ son following in dad’s rock footsteps

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Nick Simmons, 25, is starting his own rock band.

in Music

Chrissie Hynde calls today’s singers ‘porn stars’

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The rocker says there's a difference between talent and "porn stars trying to make records."

in Music

James Brown’s kids allege abuse, murder

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Grisly new books detail Brown's reputation as an abusive husband and suggest the singer was murdered.