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Feds Release Updated Strategy Against AIDS in America

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. health officials have updated their strategic plan for fighting AIDS, setting new goals for reducing infections and deaths. Read more »

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First Computer Outage, Then Water Main Break Impact Hospital

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Officials at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis are dealing with the aftermath of two problems - a 20-hour computer outage and a water main break that flooded the street near the hospital and forced some patients to be moved to different rooms. Read More »

Kirk's Public Comments, Gaffes Raise Questions

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, a first-term Illinois Republican whose seat is key for his party in the 2016 election, has raised questions in recent months with a number of public gaffes. This week, a prominent GOP fundraiser suggested that Kirk step aside for another Republican in the election, then quickly recanted the idea. Read More »

Congress Passes 3-Month Highway, Transit Aid Patch

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress has passed a three-month bill to keep highway and transit money flowing to states, one day before the deadline for a cutoff of funds. Read More »

Mobile App for Kentucky State Police Now Available

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - People who want to report a crime, access forms and submit confidential tips may now do so through a mobile app for Kentucky State Police. Read More »

Cardinals, Fox Sports Midwest Announce New Long-Term Deal

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals will stay on Fox Sports Midwest through 2032 thanks to a new agreement. Read More »

Lew Gets More Than 1 Million Comments on Currency Redesign

WASHINGTON (AP) - Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Wednesday he's gotten more than a million responses to his request for comments on how U.S. currency should be redesigned and recommendations for what woman should become the first female on U.S. paper money in more than a century. Read More »

160-Pound Python Killed in Rural Missouri Neighborhood

JONESBURG, Mo. (AP) - A resident of a Missouri neighborhood where a nearly 15-foot-long Burmese python was roaming for days has killed the snake. Read More »

Surgeon Who Helped Pioneer Key CPR Technique Dies at 87

MIAMI (AP) - Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87. Read More »

Whirlpool Recalls 40,000 Jenn-Air Ovens Due to Burn Risk

NEW YORK (AP) — Whirlpool is recalling more than 40,000 of its Jenn-Air brand ovens after customers reported burns due to faulty oven racks. Read More »

Rauner Signs Bill to Allow Hiring Preference for Veterans

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Private employers in Illinois can now give preference to veterans when hiring new workers. Read More »

Judge Rejects Claim That Bourbon Was Falsely Advertised

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that accused Maker's Mark distillery of false advertising for promoting its bourbon as handmade. Read More »

Body Found in Southeast Missouri Flood Waters Identified

CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. (AP) - Authorities in Pemiscot County have identified the body of a woman found in flood waters. Read More »

FDA Approves Stomach-Filling Balloon for Weight Loss

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health regulators say they have approved an inflatable medical balloon that helps patients lose weight by filling up space in the stomach. Read More »

Missouri Teen Dies After Being Pulled from Surf off NC Beach

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) - A 16-year-old Missouri youth has drowned after being pulled from the surf off a North Carolina beach. Read More »

Top Fundraiser says Mark Kirk Shouldn't Run Again

CHICAGO (AP) - A top Republican fundraiser suggests Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk should abandon his quest for re-election, saying he'll likely lose. Read More »

Paducah Man Arrested After Threats to Blow Up School

MCCRACKEN CO. -- A Paducah man is behind bars after he threatened to blow up a school. Read More »

Rauner Signs Bill Broadening Eligibility for Food Stamps

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - More Illinois families will be able to receive federal food stamps under expanded eligibility signed into law by Gov. Bruce Rauner. Read More »

Three Injured in McCracken County Crash

MCCRACKEN CO. -- Three people were injured in a crash in McCracken County. Read More »

Gov. Rauner Halts Payment of Video Gambling Profits

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's office says the state doesn't have the authority to distribute video gambling profits to municipalities across the state without a state budget. Read More »

Three Behind Bars After Major Toilet Paper Theft

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Three Memphis men are behind bars after a major cargo theft in Sikeston. Read More »

Disaster Loan Center Opening in Paducah for July Flooding

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - Businesses and residents affected by flash flooding earlier this month in the Paducah area can apply for low-interest Small Business Administration loans. Read More »

Mumps Outbreak Centered at U of Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Department of Public Health says the state has 73 known mumps cases right now and more than two-thirds are in Champaign County. Read More »

Illinois Hosted 109.4M Visitors in 2014, Up 3.5 Percent

CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois tourism officials say the state saw a 3.5 percent increase in visitors during 2014. Read More »

Report: Illinois Retirees Contacted About Working If Strike

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A published report says Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has been contacting retired state employees to determine if they're willing to come back on short-term contracts in case of a workers' strike. Read More »

More Illinois Residents Feel Pain as Budget Impasse Drags On

CHICAGO (AP) - Almost a month after Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats who run the Illinois Legislature entered a new fiscal year without a state budget, Illinois in many ways is still chugging along. Read More »

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