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Thanksgiving Getaway: 46.3 Million To Hit The Road

NEW YORK (AP) — During the holiday weekend, 46.3 million Americans are expected to go 50 miles or more from home, the highest number since 2007, according to car group AAA. Read more »

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Cost of Thanksgiving Is Going Up, But Not By Much

(AP) - The price for putting Thanksgiving dinner on the table is expected to rise slightly this year, to about $49.41. That's 37 cents higher than in 2013. Read More »

Alternate Plan for Old Ledbetter Pier Demolition OK'd

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - An alternate demolition plan for the remaining piers at the site of a bridge in western Kentucky that was demolished this year has been approved. Read More »

Trial Set in Illinois Needles-in-Meat Case

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - A federal trial is scheduled for a southwestern Illinois man accused of inserting sewing needles into packaged supermarket meats. Read More »

Kentucky State Property Goes Tobacco-Free

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky state property is going cold turkey on Great American Smokeout day, ending the use of all tobacco products and electronic cigarettes on executive branch state property Thursday. Read More »

Viral Video Spotlights Hotel Snoop

MARION -- A video making it's way around the internet shows something disturbing In hotels. It's also something many of us have wondered about. Read More »

Police: Man Crawled Into Sunken Car, Saved Baby

PORTLAND, ME. -- A Maine logger helped save an infant from drowning when he crawled into a car that was upside-down in water and used a knife to cut the straps off her car seat and pull her out, police said. Read More »

Early Statin Use May Give Long-Term Heart Benefits

CHICAGO (AP) - Research shows that taking a cholesterol-lowering drug for five years in middle age can lower heart and death risks for decades afterward. The benefits seem to grow over time and may last for life. Read More »

Rauner Details Work of Transition Team

CHICAGO (AP) - Governor-elect Bruce Rauner has detailed what some members of his transition team will be doing before the Winnetka Republican takes office in January. Read More »

Feed Recalled After 3 Horses Die

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - A Lakeland-based animal feed manufacturer is recalling four of its horse feed products following a possible link to the deaths of three horses in South Florida. Read More »

Credit Score Company Settles FTC Charges for $22M

NEW YORK (AP) - A company that promised customers free credit scores has agreed to pay $22 million to settle charges that it billed customers for monthly credit monitoring that they did not sign up for. Read More »

Cross Concedes Ill. Treasurer's Race to Frerichs

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Republican Tom Cross has conceded the Illinois treasurer's race to Democrat Mike Frerichs. Read More »

Consumer Group Lists '10 Worst Toys' for Kids

BOSTON (AP) - World Against Toys Causing Harm, or W.A.T.C.H., a Massachusetts-based consumer watchdog group, has issued its annual list over possible hazards as the holiday shopping season gets underway. Read More »

Campaign Aims to Reduce Traffic Deaths in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police officials say the state is at its lowest highway fatality rate in nearly 50 years. Read More »

Legislators Expected in Springfield for Session

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois lawmakers are expected in Springfield for one of two remaining legislative sessions under outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn's tenure. Read More »

Small Plane Crashes into Chicago Home

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago couple who survived unscathed after a small plane crashed into their home were sleeping just 8 inches away. Read More »

Illinois-Run Insurance Marketplace Final Try Ahead

CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois lawmakers may have one more chance to approve a state-run health insurance marketplace. Read More »

Centralia Man Sentenced for Health Care Fraud

WSIL-- A Centralia man has been sentenced to six months in federal prison for health care fraud. Read More »

Quinn Will Use Private Funds for Official Portrait

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn says he'll rely on private funds to pay for his official portrait that'll hang at the state Capitol in Springfield. Read More »

Cape Girardeau Approves Sports Complex Project

CAPE GIRARDEUA, Mo. (AP) - City officials in a southeastern Missouri community have voted to use its restaurant tax to fund an indoor sports complex project. Read More »

Judge Hears Arguments Over Fracking Injunction

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A Madison County judge is mulling over whether to grant a preliminary injunction to stop new rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling from taking effect. Read More »

Ford Recalls Fusions for Ignition Key Problem

DETROIT (AP) - Ford is recalling about 65,000 Fusion midsize cars in North America because the ignition keys can be removed if the transmission is not in park. Read More »

Dorena-Hickman Ferry Closing for One Week

HICKMAN, Ky. (AP) - A western Kentucky ferry that connects Kentucky and Missouri is closing Tuesday for about a week. Read More »

Avoiding Scams During Medicare Enrollment

WSIL -- With open enrollment for Medicare drug, supplement and Medicare Advantage plans continuing until December 7, scammers see an opportunity to take advantage of seniors who may not understand the enrollment process. Read More »

Missouri Governor Activates National Guard

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard in advance of a grand jury decision about whether a white police officer will be charged in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Read More »

Illinois Treasurer Race Could Lead to Recount

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The race for Illinois treasurer could be decided by fewer than 400 votes and lead to the first recount request in three decades. Read More »

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