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Netflix Unveils New Way to Share Recommendations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix is giving its Internet video subscribers a more discreet way to recommend movies and TV shows to their Facebook friends after realizing most people don't want to share their viewing habits with large audiences. Read more »

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Long Delays in Missouri's Medicaid Program

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missourians trying to use a call center to sign up for the state's Medicaid program are running into long delays, prompting nearly half of them to hang up before they get help. Read More »

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State Starts Accepting Medical Marijuana Requests

CHICAGO (AP) - Thousands of patients in Illinois will be able to start requesting permission to use marijuana under a new state law. Read More »

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Dollar General Raises Family Dollar Bid to $9.1B

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Dollar General is boosting its bid for rival Family Dollar to approximately $9.1 billion and says it's now willing to more than double the number of stores it would shed to avoid trouble with regulators. Read More »

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Climatologist: August Warmed Up in Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois state climatologist says that after a cooler-than-usual July the summer finally turned warmer in August. And the season has been one of the wettest on record. Read More »

Median Cable Barrier Being Installed Along I-24

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Work has begun to add more median cable barriers in western Kentucky along Interstate 24. Read More »

Illinois Prisons Dealing With Backup Power Issues

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Department of Corrections officials are retesting emergency power equipment at the state's correctional facilities to ensure they are adequately prepared for emergencies. Read More »

40-Hour Work Week No Longer the Norm

WSIL -- A new study says Americans working full-time don't have the typical 40-hour work week. Read More »

Kraft Cheese Recall

WSIL -- Kraft is giving consumers the option to return cheese slices that weren't stored properly. Read More »

U.S. Eating Habits Improve a Bit - Except Among Poor

CHICAGO (AP) -- A new study says Americans' eating habits have improved - except among the poor. Read More »

IL Patients to Start Applying for Medical Marijuana

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - One unanswered question about a new state law legalizing medical marijuana is just how many Illinoisans will actually ask for permission to use it. Read More »

Prairie Farms Cuts 66 Jobs in St. Louis County

HAZELWOOD, Mo. (AP) - Sixty-six Prairie Farms Dairy employees in St. Louis County are out of a job, effective immediately. Read More »

Missing Missouri Woman Found in Wrecked Car

ELLINGTON, Mo. (AP) - A 66-year-old eastern Missouri woman who had been reported missing is hospitalized with moderate injuries after being found in a wrecked car. Read More »

Injunction Granted Ending Retiree Premium Hike

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- A Sangamon County judge issued a preliminary injunction barring Illinois from collecting higher health care insurance premiums from retired state employees. Read More »

Enrollment Rises at Southeast Missouri State University

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- Enrollment is on the rise at Southeast Missouri State University. Read More »

Pipe Near SEMO Fixed, But Classes Still Off

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - Repair work has been completed on a water main break that shut down the Southeast Missouri State University campus in Cape Girardeau, but classes are still off until Tuesday. Read More »

Illinois Women Charged with Cooking Meth in Church

HILLSBORO, Ill. (AP) - Southern Illinois authorities have charged two women with cooking methamphetamine in a rural Hillsboro church. Read More »

Cahokia Mounds Plans Indian Culture Weekend

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in Collinsville is offering a chance to explore Native American culture next month. Read More »

Who Should Pay For Ferguson Riots?

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt is asking the Justice Department to help reimburse state and St. Louis-area law enforcement agencies for costs incurred while providing security in Ferguson this month. Read More »

SEMO Closing Due to Water Main Break

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - Southeast Missouri State University is temporarily closing its main campus and a second campus that houses fine arts programs. Read More »

Spiders Force Suzuki to Recall Midsize Cars

DETROIT (AP) - Spiders have forced Suzuki to recall more than 19,000 midsize cars. Read More »

Blunt Seeks Federal Help for Ferguson Costs

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt is asking the Justice Department to help reimburse state and St. Louis-area law enforcement agencies for costs incurred while providing security in Ferguson this month. Read More »

Still Unclear How Mortar Shell Ended Up at Recycling Plant

GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) - Investigators are still trying to determine how a live mortar shell ended up at a recycling plant in southwestern Illinois where it exploded and killed two people this week. Read More »

Teamsters Vow to Fight IDOT Layoffs

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Lawyers representing 55 Illinois Department of Transportation workers laid off last week say the employees should be able to continue working for the agency in their staff assistant positions. Read More »

Illinois State Police Open New Forensics Lab in Belleville

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois State Police has a new forensics laboratory to help solve crimes. Read More »

Quinn Vetoes Speed Limit Increase

CHICAGO (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed legislation aimed at increasing the speed limit from 65 to 70 miles per hour on interstate highways around Illinois. Read More »

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