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Bear heads stolen from remote Maine cabin

A thief broke in but didn't get the jewelry and electronics that most burglars seek.

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Obama woos vets with health care, home loans

The President sought to make amends with veterans, announcing expanded mental health care and lower home loan costs for military families.

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U.S. names Conn. official to lead Obamacare marketplace

The Obama administration named a leader to oversee private health insurance offered to consumers in 36 states.

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Many More Data Breaches Discovered

Attorney general: don't be a victim

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in Local

Pontiac Cop’s Killer Pleads Guilty

Officer and his canine partner were killed by a drunk driver

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in Entertainment

Today’s celebrity birthdays

Paul Reubens - better known as "Pee Wee Herman - turns 62 today.

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Downtown Springfield Buildings Eye TIF Money

The iconic Myers building in downtown Springfield needs some facade work.

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Springfield Parks to Try Smoke-Free Zones

Smoke-free zones at Springfield Parks being established

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Lanphier Student Arrested; Brought Loaded Gun to School

Springfield Police say a 16 year old Lanphier High School student is in custody after he brought a loaded gun to school.

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New Protections for Pregnant Women in Illinois

Expectant mothers in Illinois will have some new protections at work.

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Quinn: Agencies Must Follow Hiring Rules

Gov. Pat Quinn says it was up to his transportation secretary to follow employment rules even when hiring candidates the governor's office favored.

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in Sports

USC investigating Josh Shaw’s ‘hero’ claim

USC is looking into whether the star player actually hurt himself the way he says he did.

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in Local

Man Robbed, Shot on South 7th Street

A Springfield man took himself to the hospital after being shot in the chest and robbed.

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in National

U.S. consumer confidence hits near 7-year high

U.S. consumer confidence rose in August to its highest level since October 2007.

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Spy flights over Syria begin

The surveillance flights could pave the way for airstrikes against ISIS militants in Syria.

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in Lifestyle

California to require ‘kill switches’ on smartphones

Phones will be required to come with a "kill switch" to render them useless if lost or stolen in an effort to stem an epidemic of theft.

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Quaker Steak and Lube Closes

Popular venue unexpectedly shuts its doors

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Drivers Advised to Avoid Iron Bridge in Chatham

Major thoroughfare under construction

FILE - In this April 30, 2014 file photo Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to students and educators at the state Capitol in Springfield Ill. Gov. Quinn largely approved the 2015 budget lawmakers sent him but used his veto powers to cut about $250 million from the $35.7 billion spending plan Monday June 30, 2014. The Chicago Democrat said he cut money for renovations to the state Capitol, which drew criticism last year over the hefty price tag. He also said he has directed state agencies to made additional reductions, including selling nearly half of the state's aircraft.

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Quinn: Christie Ate “Box of Nails” For Breakfast

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is dismissing criticism from Chris Christie.

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Ashton Kutcher named TV’s highest-paid actor

The "Two and a Half Men" star is laughing all the way to the bank.

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Joan Rivers stable after health emergency

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Comedienne Joan Rivers is in stable condition at a New York hospital after losing her breath during a routine surgery.

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Jimmy Fallon to lead Leno tribute

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The former "Tonight Show" host will be honored and his predecessor will be a big part of the ceremonies.

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PHOTOS: Joan Rivers through the years

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The comedienne has been entertaining audiences since the 1960s.