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Goodell: Same Mistakes Can't Be Repeated

NEW YORK (AP) — Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. Read more »

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Army Opens Ranger School to Women

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Army is opening the door for women to go to Ranger school. Read More »

Creator of Slush Puppies Dead at Age 74

CINCINNATI (AP) - Will Radcliff, who built a multimillion-dollar global business from flavored, icy "Slush Puppie" drinks, has died in Cincinnati. He was 74. Read More »

Bill Seeks Fairer Treatment for Black Lung Victims

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Bob Casey are unveiling legislation aimed at ensuring fairer treatment for coal miners with black lung disease as they pursue benefits claims. Read More »

Paducah Woman Arrested for Firing Gun Near Teens

MCCRACKEN COUNTY -- A Paducah woman is under arrest for firing a gun near a group of teens. Read More »

CDC Tells Healthy Adults Not to Forget Flu Vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Think the flu's only a big threat to kids and seniors? Influenza hospitalized a surprisingly high number of young and middle-aged adults last winter - and this time around the government wants more of them vaccinated. Read More »

2 Illinois Women Die from West Nile Virus

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Two women with West Nile virus have died, becoming the state's first deaths from the illness this year, health officials announced Thursday. Read More »

Cape Girardeau Doctor, Fiancee Accused in Kickback Scheme

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - A southeast Missouri neurosurgeon and his fiancee are facing federal indictment in an alleged kickback scheme. Read More »

Ill. Jobless Rate Continues 6-Month Decline

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois unemployment fell in August to 6.7 percent, the sixth straight monthly decrease in the state's jobless rate, according to figures released Thursday by the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Read More »

Grand Ole Opry Member George Hamilton IV Dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Grand Ole Opry Member George Hamilton IV, who was one of country music's first international ambassadors, has died. He was 77. Read More »

Wal-Mart to Increase Holiday Hiring

NEW YORK (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it plans to hire 60,000 temporary holiday workers for the crucial holiday season, an increase of nearly 10 percent from last year. Read More »

Scott Air Force Base Finalist for New Support Center

MASCOUTAH, Ill. (AP) - An Air Force base in southwestern Illinois has been named one of 10 finalists for a newly created installation and mission support center. Read More »

Search for Bank Robbery Suspect Continues

KEVIL, Ky. -- Kentucky State Police are still searching for a bank robbery suspect. Read More »

GOP Appeal Seeks to Knock Libertarian Off Ballot

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- A Sangamon County judge is considering an appeal by Republican attorneys to remove a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor from the November ballot. Read More »

Body of Missing Indiana Woman Found

EVANSVILLE, In. -- Authorities near Evansville Indiana have found the body of a missing woman. Read More »

Man Accused of Double Murder Behind Bars

WSIL -- A Massac County man accused of killing a western Kentucky mom and her son is out of the hospital and in jail. Read More »

Severe Respiratory Illness Confirmed in 12 States

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials say 12 states now have respiratory illnesses caused by an uncommon virus - enterovirus 68. Read More »

Meth Blamed After Missouri Man Sets Self on Fire

SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) - A southeast Missouri man is hospitalized and expected to face drug charges after accidentally setting himself on fire. Read More »

Illinois School Installs Carbon Monoxide Detectors

GIRARD, Ill. (AP) - Officials at a Springfield-area middle school have installed carbon monoxide detectors and tested a water heater after more than 140 students and adults were sent to hospitals when they became ill from a carbon monoxide leak. Read More »

Hundreds Apply for Jobs at Thomson Prison

THOMSON, Ill. (AP) - Hundreds of applicants, some from as far as Kentucky and Minnesota, have come to the northeastern Illinois Mississippi River town of Thomson to attend a three-day hiring fair at the town's long-await federal prison. Read More »

Citizenship Test Proposed for Missouri Students

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Some former Missouri officials are backing a proposal to require high school students to pass a test used for immigrants applying for citizenship. Read More »

Wounded, Injured Soldiers Biking from Post to Post

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - About 20 soldiers from Fort Campbell and Fort Knox who have been wounded or injured or who are ill are riding bicycles from one post to the other this week. Read More »

Bombs Found at Indiana Park

TERRE HAUTE, In. -- Police in Indiana are searching for clues after two bombs turned up at a city park. Read More »

Columbia Murder Victims' Family Seeking Damages

CHESTER, Ill. (AP) -- An attorney for the family of three southwestern Illinois murder victims filed another motion requesting the assessment of damages. Read More »

Poverty Rate Drops for the First Time Since 2006

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006. Read More »

Anheuser-Busch 'Disappointed' in NFL

(AP) - Anheuser-Busch, one of the NFL's biggest sponsors, says it isn't happy with the recent controversy that has engulfed the league. Read More »

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