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Spieth re-sets goals for year, eyes top spot in rankings

Though Spieth's bid for a calendar grand slam of the majors ended at St. Andrews, he can still add a third leg at next week's PGA Championship while he would become world number one with victory this Sunday at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.


in Entertainment

Jon Stewart signs off from ‘The Daily Show’ with a look back

Jon Stewart wrapped up his long-running "The Daily Show" on Thursday with effusive tributes to his show's staff, many on hand to see him off while political and media luminaries who served as some of the satirist's favorite targets, from Bill O'Reilly to Hillary Clinton, appeared on tape.


in National

10 years on, Hurricane Katrina’s scars endure for New Orleans

A decade after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans seems to have found its rhythm again: the French Quarter is choked with tourists, construction cranes tower over the skyline, and hipsters bike to cafes in gentrifying neighborhoods.


in National, World

Blows for Obama as key lawmakers come out against Iran deal

U.S. President Barack Obama's hopes of preserving the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers were dealt a setback on Thursday when Chuck Schumer, one of the top Democrats in the U.S. Senate, said he would the oppose the agreement.


in National

It’s all about Trump at raucous Republican debate

Donald Trump refused to rule out an independent White House bid and bristled at questions about his attitudes toward women, leaving his rivals struggling for attention on Thursday during a feisty first Republican presidential debate.


in Sports

Friday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Friday, Aug. 7.


in National

10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Aug. 7

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

8-7-15 Downgrade Worry

in Local

Rauner: More Credit Downgrades Possible

The threat of a credit downgrade isn't going to move Gov. Bruce Rauner to raise income taxes.


in Local

Decatur Man Faces Federal Murder Charges

The U.S. Attorney's office says a federal grand jury has filed a five-count indictment against Kelton Snyder, 23.


in Lifestyle

Fitness fundamentals still challenge Americans, poll finds

Despite an explosion of fitness advice from TV shows, blogs, books and online experts, a basic knowledge of health and exercise still eludes most Americans, according to a poll.


in Viral Videos

Jon Stewart says goodbye to ‘The Daily Show’

The comedian finally gets his "moment of zen" with a performance by Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band.


in Local

Pike Co. Man Accused of Traveling Across State Lines for Sex with Minor

Ralph Hathaway, 46. of New Canton faces four felony charges including Transportation of a Minor with the Intent to Engage in Illegal Sexual Activity.


in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Aug. 7

A look back at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

8-6-15 Planned Parenthood Protest

in Local

Right to Life Protests Outside Springfield Planned Parenthood

A group of Springfield residents have officially entered the national debate over whether Planned Parenthood should have its federal funding yanked by Congress after videos regarding the harvesting of fetal organs surfaced.

university illinois

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University of Illinois Chancellor to Resign

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis Wise says she is resigning over concerns that what she called "external issues" involving her are a distraction to the university.

8-6-15 State Fair Preview

in Local

State Fair: The Show Must Go On

The Illinois State Fair will go on, even without a state budget.

I Voted Stickers

in Local

Politicians Talk GOP Presidential Debate

If you ask Illinois politicians from either party about Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate, one candidate is the focus: Donald Trump.


in Local

Crimestoppers Wants Help Solving ATV, Mower Thefts

Sangamon County authorities need help finding those responsible for a series of ATV and zero-turn mower thefts.

Lisa Madigan

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New Law Regarding Police Use of Sexual Assault Kits

A new law extending the statute of limitations on rape kit testing helps the backlog of kits, but it doesn't solve all the issues surrounding sexual assaults.


in Entertainment

WATCH: ‘The Daily Show’ family tree

As Jon Stewart signs off, lets look back at some of most distinguished "The Daily Show" alumni, from their first appearance on the show to the trajectory their careers have taken since departing.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Nicholas Hoult to take on J.D. Salinger in new biopic


The British actor will portray the beloved American author in "Rebel in the Rye."

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‘Spectre’ could be Daniel Craig’s last ‘Bond’ movie


The British star, whose turn in "Spectre" marks his fourth time playing 007, has now admitted he has no current plans to appear in another Bond movie

in Music

Smokey Robinson gets tribute treatment in Cleveland


Case Western Reserve University and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are going to spend a week studying and celebrating Smokey Robinson.