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Gov’t health insurance website getting upgrades

Consumers shopping on the government's health insurance website should find it easier to get their questions answered this year.


in Sports

Cleveland appeals ‘jock tax’ ruling to Supreme Court

The city of Cleveland says it is within its rights to tax visiting professional athletes based on the number of games they play a year because taxation is a matter of local jurisdiction.


in Weird

‘Mystery’ soda machine delivers a surprise every time

You never know what you're gonna get ...


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FIFA’s Blatter calls Swiss investigation ‘outrageous’

The outgoing FIFA President said a criminal investigation against him was "not correct" and defended his decision not to step down sooner as head of the world soccer body.


in Lifestyle

Myths about the flu

It's that time of year again.


in Music

Giant human peace sign celebrates Lennon’s 75th

More than 2,000 people joined Yoko Ono in New York's Central Park in an attempt to set a world record for the largest group of people forming a peace sign.


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Pacquiao planning to retire

Filipino boxing great Manny Pacquiao, a winner of world titles in eight different weight categories, said he is likely to retire from the sport after one more fight next year.


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The MLB wants answers from DraftKings

Major League Baseball said it was surprised to learn that fantasy sports operator DraftKings, in which it has an equity investment, allowed its employees to participate in contests and has reached out to the company to discuss the matter.


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Astros launch postseason with win over Yankees

The Houston Astros blasted into the next round of the Major League Baseball postseason with a 3-0 shutout of the New York Yankees in their Wild Card playoff game.


in Entertainment

Vin Diesel fuels rumors F. Gary Gray is directing ‘Furious 8’

The "Straight Outta Compton" moviemaker has emerged as a frontrunner to take over the blockbuster franchise.


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Volkswagen recall to start in January

The German carmaker plans to begin recalling cars affected by its diesel emissions crisis in January and complete the fix by the end of next year.


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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making news today, Wednesday, Oct. 7.


in Lifestyle

Twitter is having a ‘moment’

Twitter has launched a new feature called "Moments" that helps highlight the top stories being tweeted.


in National

McCarthy seeks to convince conservatives he’s not like Boehner

U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy sought to convince conservative lawmakers on Tuesday that he will be different from retiring Speaker John Boehner if McCarthy is elected as Boehner's successor this month.


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Forecast calls for lower heating bills this winter

Heating bills should drop this winter for most U.S. households, thanks to a combination of lower energy prices and warmer weather across most of the country.


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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, Oct. 7

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.


in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 7

A look back at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.


in Weird

This raccoon thinks its a dog

Little Pumpkin thinks she is just another canine.

Shelley Duvall hides from Jack Nicholson in 'The Shining.'

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MOVIES: 31 days of Halloween

Get into the Halloween spirit by watching one of these scary movies.

Latest Headlines

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Lawyer for Lac Megantic Victims to Sue Canadian Railroad

Photo Courtesy Associated Press

A lawyer for 41 of the 47 people killed in Canada when an oil train derailed says he's going to sue a Canadian railroad that declined to participate in the settlement fund.

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Biologists: Invasive Plant at Maine, New Hampshire Border


Biologists in Maine and New Hampshire say they have confirmed discovery of an invasive plant in a body of water on the border of the two states.

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Maine Has Fewest Residents on Food Stamps Since 2009


Maine health and human services officials say the number of state residents enrolled in the food stamps program has dropped below 200,000 for the first time in more than six years.

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Memorial Service to be Held for Crew Member Aboard El Faro

el faro

A memorial service is being held for a Maine man who was a crew member on a cargo ship that sank in Hurricane Joaquin.

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Police: Portland Man Arrested After Armed Bank Robbery

Portland Police Station

Police say a Portland man armed with a handgun robbed a bank_ the latest in a rash of eight bank robberies in the city since May.


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