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  • Tech devices changing the game for restaurants, diners

    From taco stands to sit-down restaurants, technology is changing the way we order, pay and even dine ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Phidian musical program Sunday in Dixon

    DIXON – Jeff and Melissa Padgett will perform Sunday at this year’s Musicale from the Phidian Art Club of Dixon.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 6:27 pm
  • Husband’s DVDs have wife feeling uncomfortable

    Dear Abby,I am a full-time mother of three young children and have been married for 9 years. Since t ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Bob Crewe, 'Walk Like a Man' writer, dead at 83

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Crewe, co-writer of "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," ''Big Girls Don't Cry" and many other pop hits, died last week. He was 83.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 3:30 pm
  • Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane sentenced in assault

    ATLANTA (AP) — Prosecutors say rapper Gucci Mane has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault for attacking a fan at an Atlanta nightclub.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 3:28 pm
  • Microsoft to buy 'Minecraft' maker for $2.5B

    NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft will acquire the maker of the long-running hit game Minecraft for $2.5 billion as the company continues to invest in its Xbo ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 10:08 am
  • Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

    DENVER (AP) — The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Anot ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 10:09 am
  • Consensus grows that bed rest could hurt pregnant women

    For much of his 20-year career as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, Anthony J. Sciscione has been criticizing something obstetricians routinely pr ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 10:15 am
  • Shortage of in-home dialysis solution worries patients

    Unlike the hundreds of thousands of Americans who drive several times a week to dialysis centers, Joanna Galeas relies on an increasingly popular at-h ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 10:17 am
  • U.S. works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doc ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 10:40 am
  • Readers shame Abby over response to ‘Offended’

    Dear Abby: Your response to "Offended Daughter" (Aug. 10), whose mother didn't like her lounging in a bikini top at her house because of her weight, w ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Written thank-you notes not out of fashion

    Dear Abby: I just turned 14 and had a small party with relatives to celebrate it. A few days later my mom bought me thank-you cards and said I should ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • FDA approves weight-loss drug Contrave

    WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. regulators have green-lighted a new weight-loss drug called Contrave, the thi ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Foam rollers let you give yourself a deep-tissue massage

    LOS ANGELES – Maybe your shoulders are achy from time spent bent over a computer keyboard. Perhaps y ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend

    It's a Fiesta in the Twin Cities! STERLING – Fiesta Days in Sterling and Rock Falls will conclude th ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 9:55 am
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