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Holyfield: Mayweather legacy a ‘numbers game’

Should Floyd Mayweather Jr end his boxing career on Saturday as planned, his legacy will be underpinned by the extraordinary numbers he has brought to the sport and his controversy out of the ring.


in Sports

Congressional bill aims to get NFL to change the name ‘Redskins’

The bill to strip the NFL of its federal antitrust protection as long as it allows Washington's football team to use the name "Redskins," a moniker some see as racist.


in National, World

Nuns working overtime to bake altar breads for Pope’s Philly mass

Religious sisters at the suburban Monastery of St. Clare recently made 100,000 communion hosts for the pontiff's outdoor Mass on Sept. 27.


in Sports

NFL long snappers important, often overlooked

The job of an NFL long snapper is one of the most tenuous in sports because each snap needs to be perfect on punts and field goals.


in National, World

U.S. to China: Take back your undocumented immigrants

The issue, which is likely to come up during a state visit to Washington later this month by Chinese President Xi Jinping, has further strained a U.S.-China relationship already frayed by tensions over economic policy, suspected Chinese cyber hacking and Beijing’s growing military assertiveness.


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Friday’s Sports Minute

Here’s a look at some of today’s big sports headlines making news, Friday, Sept. 11. BRADY SHARP IN SEASON OPENER…


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U.S. preparing to welcome Syrian refugees

President Barack Obama has directed his administration to prepare to take in at least 10,000 refugees.


in National

10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Sept. 11

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


in Viral Videos

Ellen’s epic lip sync battle

It's a battle of talk show hosts as Jimmy Fallon faces off against Ellen DeGeneres to songs like Silentó's "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" and Rihanna's "BBHMM."


in Lifestyle

New app lets makeup shoppers ‘Try It On’

Using facial recognition technology, consumers can snap a selfie, scan a bar code on their phone, and instantly know what they'll look like with that new shade of lipstick.


in National

New federal food safety rules issued after deadly outbreaks

The long-overdue rules come in the wake of deadly foodborne illness outbreaks linked to ice cream, caramel apples, cantaloupes and peanuts.


in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Sept. 11

A look at some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.


in Local

Tornado Touches Down in Mason County, Strong Storms Rock Springfield

The National Weather Service says a possible tornado touched down briefly in Mason County causing minor damage.


in Local

No Additional Conditions to be Added to Medical Marijuana Program

The health department rejected all of them with no explanation.


in Local

Darin LaHood Wins 18th District Congressional Seat, Will Replace Schock

State Sen. Darin LaHood (R-Dunlap) has won a special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock.

Official portrait Dr. Kruse

in Local

SIU School of Medicine Names New Dean

Jerry Kruse joined the SIU system in 1984 as an assistant professor. He was named the CEO of SIU Healthcare in 2013.

Medal of Valor

in Local

Springfield Police Officer Awarded Medal of Valor

Bryan Henson was attacked by Antonio Florence in February of last year during Florence's arrest.

MAP Grant Funding

in Local

Colleges, Lawmakers Urge MAP Grant Funding Passage

A lack of MAP grant funding could force students to quit school.


in Entertainment

Brian Williams heading back to TV this month

The disgraced journalist will return to television as an anchor for breaking news on cable channel MSNBC.

FILE- This is a 1967 handout image from Parlophone of The British group, The Beatles,. From left, are: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney; and George Harrison. The woman who as a child was the basis for the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is gravely ill. It was thought by many at the time that the psychedelic song from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band was a paean to LSD because of the initials in the title, but it was actually based on a drawing that John Lennon's young son Julian brought home from school. He told his father the drawing was of Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Lucy Vodden, now living in Surrey just outside of London _ drifted apart after schoolyard days, but they have gotten back in touch as Lennon has tried to help Vodden cope with Lupus, a life-threatening disease.

in Music

Beatles TV show in the works

A TV show about the Fab Four and their label, Apple Records, is in development.

Recent Headlines

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‘Ant-Man’ sequel and three more Marvel movies are coming


The superhero universe will add three more as of yet unnamed movies by 2020.

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Carlton says there won’t be a ‘Fresh Prince’ reboot


Alfonso Ribeiro is adamant there will never be a TV reboot of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," because no one can take the place of their "cornerstone" James Avery.

in Music

WATCH: Keith Richards on ‘Crosseyed Heart’ and getting the Stones back in the studio


The Rolling Stones guitarist talks about the overwhelmingly positive response to his third solo album, and getting the Stones back in the studio for the first time in a decade.