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  • 'Maze Runner' races past 'Tombstones' with $32.5 M

    NEW YORK (AP) — The young-adult adaptation "The Maze Runner" raced to the top of the box-office with $32.5 million, giving a budding franchise a quick ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 1:51 pm
  • The Kuro taste: Peppery tang and hint of squid ink

    TOKYO (AP) — The first Kuro, or black, burger had a black bun and sauce. Last year's edition, the Kuro Ninja, added a slice of (non-black) bacon to th ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Review: Larger iPhones eliminate reason to switch

    NEW YORK (AP) — It's easy to dismiss Apple's new iPhones as merely catching up to Android.After all, ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:27 am
  • Day Trip: Obstacles go along with living

    QUAD CITIES – If traveling means a lot of sitting and driving, then a day trip designed to get people moving might be just the ticket.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:29 am
  • Putting a garden to bed for the winter requires some special tools

    Even if you’re tending to the same garden, you’ll need different tools in the fall.“In the fall, you ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Suspicions confirmed: Proof of infidelity found

    Dear Abby,I had suspicions my dad was cheating on my mom, and when she found a mysterious earring in ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend

    Score up some fun in DixonDIXON – The Metropolis Symphony of Chicago will perform music from "Star W ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Scarecrow Festival will feature wrestling show in Dixon

    DIXON – The 18th annual Scarecrow Festival returns from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 27 in downtown Dixon. 
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Daughter appalled by callous treatment of her dad’s ashes

    Dear Abby,My dad died in April after a brief illness. Before he passed, my stepmother encouraged him ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Scarletta bringing its brand of country back to Sterling

    Scarletta, the country band set to perform at 9 p.m. Saturday at Champs Sport Bar & Grill, has a simple goal when it comes to music: Keep the fans hap ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 6:22 pm
  • Isaacson, Chast on National Book Awards longlist

    NEW YORK (AP) — Walter Isaacson's group portrait of digital pioneers and cartoonist Roz Chast's illustrated memoir about her parents have made it to t ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 9:58 am
  • 'Easy Rider' bike going to auction

    NEW YORK (AP) — The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it' ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:01 am
  • Miley Cyrus date barely makes court appearance

    DALLAS, Ore. (AP) — A massively famous celebrity meets a young homeless man in Hollywood and introduces him to an audience of millions. Then, just whe ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:01 am
  • Nik Wallenda to tightrope walk over Chicago River

    CHICAGO (AP) — Daredevil Nik Wallenda said Tuesday that his next tightrope walk will be more than 50 stories high from one high-rise building to anoth ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:02 am
  • Leonardo DiCaprio named U.N. Messenger of Peace

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio's movie roles have made him an international star, but his long and little-known commitment to preserving the ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:02 am
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