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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Friday, Aug. 7.
Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.
The threat of a credit downgrade isn't going to move Gov. Bruce Rauner to raise income taxes.
The U.S. Attorney's office says a federal grand jury has filed a five-count indictment against Kelton Snyder, 23.
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.
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The comedian finally gets his "moment of zen" with a performance by Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band.
Ralph Hathaway, 46. of New Canton faces four felony charges including Transportation of a Minor with the Intent to Engage in Illegal Sexual Activity.
A look back at the Hollywood headlines that made history.
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 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.
The Illinois State Fair will go on, even without a state budget.
If you ask Illinois politicians from either party about Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate, one candidate is the focus: Donald Trump.
Sangamon County authorities need help finding those responsible for a series of ATV and zero-turn mower thefts.
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.
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.