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Airplane Strikes Car During Emergency Landing in Minnesota

HAWLEY, Minn. (AP) - A small airplane has collided with a car while making an emergency landing on a Minnesota highway. No injuries were reported. Read more »

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Google, Microsoft Battle Drives Down Prices for PCs, Tablets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms. Read More »

Rauner Schedules Special Election to Replace Schock

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has called for a special election to fill the vacancy caused by former Congressman Aaron Schock's resignation. Read More »

Google Maps Turns Into Pac-Man's Chomping Grounds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The virtual streets of Google Maps are being transformed into Pac Man's chomping grounds in celebration of April Fools' Day. Read More »

Illinois Joins Campaign to Reduce Childhood Obesity

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois is the latest state to join a national program aimed at reducing childhood obesity. Read More »

Police Announce 2 Arrests in St. Louis Train Attack

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police have announced two arrests in the attack of a light rail passenger in St. Louis after he was asked about what he thought of the "Mike Brown situation." Read More »

Top Pediatricians Call for Metric System in Medicine Dosing

ABC NEWS -- If you've ever confused teaspoons and tablespoons in a recipe, think about how that difference can have an impact on medicine doses. That's the argument from the American Academy of Pediatrics on why the U.S. should use the metric system when dealing with medicine. Read More »

BNSF Railroad Adds New Safety Rules for Crude Oil Trains

AP -- BNSF has started taking additional safety measures for crude oil shipments because of four recent high-profile derailments in the U.S. and Canada, the railroad said Monday. Read More »

An Apple a Day May Not Keep the Doctor Away, Study Says

CHICAGO (AP) - An apple a day doesn't necessarily keep the doctor away. That's according to new research that found daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those who ate fewer or no apples. Read More »

Duckworth Makes Video Announcement for 2016 Senate Bid

CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois announced Monday she's running for U.S. Senate in 2016, setting up a high-profile challenge to Republican Sen. Mark Kirk's re-election bid. Read More »

McDonald's to Test All-Day Breakfast Beginning in April

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's plans to test an all-day breakfast at some locations in the San Diego area starting next month. Read More »

Trevor Noah Set to Replace Stewart on 'Daily Show'

NEW YORK (AP) - Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to "The Daily Show" a handful of times during the past year, will become Jon Stewart's replacement as host, Comedy Central announced Monday. Read More »

Police: Missouri Auditor Spokesman Dead in Apparent Suicide

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Police say the Missouri auditor's spokesman has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, just a month after the state auditor also killed himself. Read More »

Man Beaten on St. Louis Train Asked About Michael Brown

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police are searching for three young men after a light rail passenger in St. Louis was attacked after being asked what he thought about the "Mike Brown situation." Read More »

Lawmakers Support Salem Teen Injured in Accident

SPRINGFIELD -- A group of southern Illinois lawmakers is showing support for a Salem teenager who is fighting for his life. Read More »

Push To Drastically Reduce IL Prison Population

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's prison reform commission is examining ways to reduce the state's inmate population by 25 percent in 10 years. Read More »

Jesse Jackson Jr. Leaves Federal Prison for Halfway House

CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was released from an Alabama federal prison early Thursday, two years after pleading guilty to spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal items, his father said. Read More »

Kentucky Man Faces More Charges After Baby Dies

MARSHALL COUNTY, KY. -- More charges are expected for a western Kentucky man who left a baby unattended in the bathtub. Read More »

Cover Design Unveiled for New Harper Lee Novel

AP -- On Wednesday, HarperCollins unveiled the jacket art for Lee's "Go Set a Watchman," the unexpected follow-up to her classic "To Kill a Mockingbird." Read More »

Parents Want Ability to Opt Kids Out of State Tests

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A group of Illinois parents want a change in law to give them the ability to pull their children out of standardized tests administered by public schools. Read More »

US Steel Idling Granite City Plant, 2,080 Employees Affected

GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) - U.S. Steel says it's temporarily idling its plant in Granite City, putting 2,080 employees out of work. Read More »

Charity Named for Slain Coleman Family Sued By State

COLUMBIA, Ill. (AP) - A southern Illinois charity named after a woman and her two sons who were strangled to death is being sued by the state for allegedly misspending more than $33,000. Read More »

Heinz Buying Kraft in Deal to Create Food Giant

NEW YORK (AP) - H.J. Heinz Co. is buying Kraft Foods Group Inc., creating what the companies say will be the third-largest food and beverage company in North America. Read More »

Feds Investigate Safety of Lumber Liquidators Flooring

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is investigating the safety of Lumber Liquidators laminate flooring made in China. Read More »

Kennedy: Jesse Jackson Jr. Prison Release Set for Thursday

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A friend and former House colleague of Jesse Jackson Jr. says Jackson is being released from a federal prison Thursday and into a halfway house. Read More »

Study: Male Nurses Scarce But Make More Money Than Women RNs

CHICAGO (AP) - A new study says that the gender pay gap exists even in nursing, an occupation dominated by women. Read More »

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