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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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in Local

Quaker Steak and Lube Closes

Popular venue unexpectedly shuts its doors

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in Local

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.

in Local

Quinn: Christie Ate “Box of Nails” For Breakfast

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

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in Entertainment

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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in Music

Angela Bassett shrugs off controversy over Whitney Houston biopic

The actress-turned-director says she isn't concerned with the naysayers.

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in Sports

Djokovic, Sharapova sparkle after others toil

A steamy first day proved more than a little stressful for several of the U.S. Open favorites.

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in Local

Wanted: Medical Pot Advisors

State seeking health pros to help craft procedures

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in Music

You can buy a never-before-seen Beatles pic for $150

Rare photographs of a 1964 concert will go on sale next month.

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in Entertainment, Viral Videos

WATCH: Weird Al performs TV show songs

The funnyman treats Emmy viewers to a mashup of realistic show themes from hits including "Mad Men" and "Game of Thrones."

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in Local

Adlai and Abe Go Together

Ex-guv was Dem nominee for president twice in 1950s

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in National

It’s official: Burger King is buying Tim Horton’s

The fast food king will buy the Canadian coffee chain to create the third-largest quick service restaurant group.

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in Sports

NFL, FIFA, others in “think tank” on concussions

Officials from the NFL, FIFA and other sports organizations are banding together for better ways to identify and treat concussions.

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in Sports

Tuesday’s Sports Minute

A look at the big sports headlines making news today, Tuesday, Aug. 26.

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in Sports

Slow down! Refs want to hit pause on up-tempo play

College football officials have formalized pace-of-play procedures in an effort to slow the game down.

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in Entertainment

Hayden Panettiere’s Emmy slip-up

The actress is expecting her first child and accidentally revealed the gender during a red carpet interview.

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in Weird

Father-daughter team traps blue lobster

A Maine teenager and her father have landed a one-in-two-million catch - a blue lobster.

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in National

Obama plans executive steps to boost vets’ mental health care

The President will unveil a series of executive actions aimed at improving access to mental health treatment for former service members.

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in National, World

Poll: Americans oppose paying ransom for hostages

Nearly two out of three Americans say governments should not pay ransom to terrorists in exchange for hostages.

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in National

Michael Brown remembered in Missouri, march planned

Family and supporters celebrated the life of the black teen slain by a white officer in a funeral ringing with calls for peace and police reforms.

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in Entertainment

Lena Dunham and Kate Mara hit by a falling sign

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Lena Dunham, of HBO's "Girls," arrives at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards held at The Nokia Theatre  in Los Angeles.

The "Girls" and "House of Cards" actresses saw stars of their own after an accident at a Venice premiere.

in Entertainment

Charges dropped against Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s suspected drug dealer

In this Jan. 19, 2014 photo, Philip Seymour Hoffman poses for a portrait at The GenArt Quaker Good Energy Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. Hoffman, who won the Oscar for best actor in 2006 for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in "Capote," was found dead Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in his New York apartment. He was 46.

Drug-selling charges against a friend of late film star Philip Seymour Hoffman have been dropped after officers neglected to read the suspect his Miranda rights.

in Entertainment

Hayao Miyazaki, Harry Belafonte among winners of honorary Oscars

"Ponyo" director Hayao Miyazaki poses for a portrait in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 28, 2009.

The Academy announces the recipients of this year's Governors Awards. See who made the list!