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in Weird

Woman gets stuck in chimney trying to sneak into home

It took firefighters two hours to free a woman who was trying to make a Santa Claus style entry into the home of a man she met online.

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in Weird

Teacher uses ‘Wheel of Misfortune’ for discipline

A Washington state teacher has been warned not to have students spin a disciplinary "Wheel of Misfortune" to assign punishments for misbehavior.

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in National

Ebola crisis turns a corner as U.S. issues new guidelines

The U.S. issued new protocols for health workers treating Ebola victims in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly virus.

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in Entertainment

Fashion icon Oscar de la Renta dead at 82

He dressed American first ladies and Hollywood stars, to become one of the most sought-after designers of the last half-century.

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in Sports

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing girlfriend

The Olympic sprinter was sentenced to five years in prison, ending a trial that has gripped South Africa and the world.

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in Lifestyle

Apps bring playtime back to real world

Parents eager to get children away from video screens can turn to apps to get youngsters to learn while playing in the real world.

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in Sports, Viral Videos

College mascots ‘Shake It Off’ parody

Big Ten mascots show off their dance moves to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off."

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in Entertainment

14 photos for Kim K’s 34th birthday

Love her or hate her, Kim Kardashian is a household name.

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in Election 2014, Local

We Ask, They Say Whatever They Want

Quinn, Rauner have final debate; election is in two weeks

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in Local

Scouts Hurt in Explosion

Severity of burns in Raymond blast unclear

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in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 21

A look back at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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in Local

Springfield School District Still Focusing on Security

Gill: School district taking on safety head-on

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in Election 2014, Local

Grimm Polling Between 6 and 7 Percent in Governor’s Race Poll

The Libertarian candidate for governor is getting 6 or 7 percent in public opinion polls, which is greater than the lead that Gov. Pat Quinn enjoys in recent polls.

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in Local

Chicago Civil War Site Recognized

The former site of a Civil War training and prisoner of war camp on the South Side of Chicago has received formal recognition.

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in Local

Concealed/Carry Not a Problem for Most Cops

Cops always expect the unexpected

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in Entertainment

Robin gig has gone to the girls

The superhero sidekick is set for a sex change in the upcoming "Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice" film.

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in Music

Pitbull hosting American Music Awards again

The rapper will front the 2014 show on Nov. 23, and says he's thrilled to be back.

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in Sports

Wild World Series: Perfect Royals, tested Giants

Playoff-perfect Kansas City will meet San Francisco on baseball's biggest stage.

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in Music, Sports

San Fran bans Lorde’s ‘Royals’ for World Series run

California radio stations have removed the chart-topping song from their playlists.

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in National

Suspected Indiana serial killings could go back 20 years

A man suspected in at least seven slayings of women may have killed other people in the state as far back as 20 years, police say.

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in Music

Sam Smith, Mary J. Blige to perform at AMAs

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The breakthrough newcomers 5 Seconds of Summer will also take the stage at next month's American Music Awards.

in Music, Weird

Bret Michaels doesn’t need your bank account info

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The Poison singer is warning fans about a bizarre new scam.

in Entertainment

‘Dukes of Hazard’ recording Christmas album

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Good ol' boys John Schneider and Tom Wopat have teamed up to record a new holiday album.

in Entertainment

Hilary Swank, Miranda Lambert to front ‘Dog-a-Thon’

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LeAnn Rimes, Betty White, Scarlett Johansson, Josh Duhamel, and Kesha are among those set to appear on a "Dog-a-Thon."

in Music

Neil Young designing his own album cover

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To coincide with the release of his new album on Nov. 4, Young is staging his first Los Angeles art exhibition.