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Paramount apologizes for ‘Ninja Turtle’ 9/11 tweet

The film studio apologized for a poster showing the four "TMNT" characters jumping down from an exploding skyscraper with a Sept. 11 release date.

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in National

Most Americans see unaccompanied immigrant kids as refugees

About 70 percent of Americans think the U.S. should provide temporary support and housing for unaccompanied minors who illegally cross the border.

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in National

Boehner dismisses talk of impeaching Obama

Republicans have no plans to begin impeachment proceedings against the President, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner says.

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in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: July 30

The Hollywood headlines that made history.

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in Local

Police Investigate Southtown Shooting; Accident at Dirksen & South Grand

Springfield Police are investigating a couple of east side incidents they say might be related.

BEL-AIRE

in Local

Bel-Aire Motel a “Chronic Nuisance?” Not Necessarily.

Slapping the Bel-Aire Motel with "chronic nuisance" violations could be easier said than done.

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in Local

Bomb Squad Investigation into Springfield IED Begins

The Secretary of State Police Bomb Squad has a daunting task on its hands -- gather information about a pipe bomb it nearly destroyed to prevent it from exploding.

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in Local

Standoff Near Pana Injures Police Officer; Kills Gunman

Several law enforcement agencies responded to what was a standoff near Pana in rural Christian County.

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in Local

IPI: Illinois Pension Funding = Problematic

The right-leaning “free market” advocacy group Illinois Policy Institute says new standards from GASB – the Government Accounting Standards Board – magnify the problem.

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in Music

Ne-Yo opens up about new romance

Ne-Yo has gone public with his new romance with video vixen and model Crystal Renay.

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in Election 2014, Local

Quinn Signs Millionaire Tax Referendum

Voters will be able to weigh in on a proposed tax on millionaires this November.

A Palestinian firefighter reacts as he tries to put out a fire at Gaza's main power plant, which witnesses said was hit in Israeli shelling, in the central Gaza Strip July 29, 2014.

in National, World

Israel intensifies Gaza assault, Egyptians revise truce plan

Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal for halting its war with Islamist militants in the enclave.

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in Local

Coming Soon: Medical Pot

Those interested in growing and selling marijuana for medicinal purposes in Illinois should be able to apply soon

Recording artists Lady Gaga, left, and Tony Bennett, attend a Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga concert taping on Monday, July 28, 2014, in New York.

in Music

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett celebrate collaboration with concert

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett performed tracks from their jazz collaboration Cheek to Cheek ahead of its long-awaited release.

Actor Jamie Foxx poses for a portrait at the Crosby Street Hotel, in promotion of his upcoming role in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," on Sunday, April 27, 2014 in New York.

in Entertainment

Jamie Foxx to portray Mike Tyson in biopic

Jamie Foxx is set to portray boxing legend Mike Tyson in a movie after five years of preparation for the role.

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Kiefer Sutherland confused by Freddie Prinze, Jr. blast

Kiefer Sutherland has been left baffled by former 24 co-star Freddie Prinze, Jr.'s public attack on the star's professionalism.

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in Local

Lawsuit Against Quinn Back in Court in October

A legal battle between an anti-patronage lawyer and Gov. Pat Quinn's administration will return to federal court less than two weeks before the election.

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in Local

School and Health Officials Pushing Free Immunizations

It is an effort to ensure Springfield School District students can start the school year out on the right foot

FILE - In this June 20, 2013 file photo, Torrin Lawrence reacts after his heat in the senior men's 400-meter dash at the U.S. Championships athletics meet in Des Moines, Iowa. Former University of Georgia 400-meter runner Torrin Lawrence died in a car accident early Monday, July 28, 2014 in Cordele, Ga. He was 25.

in Sports

Star sprinter Torrin Lawrence dies at 25

Celebrated track star Torrin Lawrence has been killed in a tragic road accident in Georgia.

Woman In Black

in Weird

Social media asks: ‘Who is the woman in black?’

A quiet woman wearing a flowing, black dress has the curious wondering who she is and spurred a social media site to document her trek.

Recent Headlines

in Music, Entertainment

Lorde curating ‘Hunger Games’ soundtrack

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The 17-year-old pop star is recording a single for the third installment of the franchise.

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David Cassidy reportedly skips court for race track

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The '70s heartthrob was reportedly at the race track while his attorney was in court representing him on a drunken driving charge.

in Music

PHOTOS: Inside Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch

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Five years after the King of Pop's death, his iconic California home is about to be sold.

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Stars hold out for big payday on ‘Big Bang Theory’

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Production of the hit comedy is on hold as the show's stars demand big bucks.

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Alicia Keys expecting second child

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The "Empire State of Mind" hitmaker is expecting her second child with husband, producer Swizz Beatz.