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Illinois fires coach Tim Beckman 1 week before season opener

Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas cited preliminary results of an investigation into allegations of player mistreatment and inappropriate behavior for the dismissal.

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How low will gas go?

AAA predicts gas prices could drop below $2 a gallon by the end of the year.

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Mariners demote Zunino to Triple-A Tacoma

Zunino was hitting just .174 in 112 games games this season. He has hit 11 home runs and 28 RBI's.

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Report: Lynch settles with NFL regarding media fine

The terms of the agreement include Lynch speaking to the media following games and at least once per week. Should the All-Pro running back not speak to the media, he will pay a fine.

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The secret to Rob Lowe’s ageless face

The 51-year-old actor will star in a new series this fall, "The Grinder," and still looks as good as ever.

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Buzz Aldrin wants to colonize Mars

The second man to walk on the moon is pushing for a Mars settlement by 2040.

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Pink Floyd’s flying pig set for auction

Executives at Air Artists, the firm behind the floating porky, are selling off the blow-up pig as part of a rock memorabilia sale, which will also feature items created for the Rolling Stones, Iron Maiden and AC/DC.

New Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik speaks at a news conference introducing Lloyd McClendon Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in Seattle. McClendon spent eight patient seasons as a coach waiting for another opportunity to be a major league manager after his stint in Pittsburgh. The Mariners are giving McClendon that chance and formally introduced him on Thursday as their new manager.

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Mariners fire general manager Jack Zduriencik

Jeff Kingston, who has been the Mariners Assistant General Manager since 2009, will handle the GM responsibilities for the remainder of the 2015 regular season.

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The ‘town drunks’ can’t drink that

The police department in Illinois' second largest city is going to compile a "habitual drunkard" list to help fight public intoxication.

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Richie Sambora developing TV show

The former Bon Jovie rocker is expanding his resumé by developing a TV show for HBO.

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Slash to producer slasher film

The former Guns 'N Roses star has teamed up with horror production firm Revolver Picture Company for a new movie franchise.

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U.S. vaccination rates high, but pockets of unvaccinated pose risk

The vast majority of U.S. kindergarten-age children are vaccinated against preventable diseases but sizable pockets of unprotected children still exist, posing a public health threat, according to a government study.

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Tribute to Justin Wilson before Sunday’s finale

Justin Wilson's race car will be back on track for the IndyCar season finale.

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Former Lynden star Josh Kraght moved to wide receiver at Portland State

Kraght redshirted in 2013 and appeared 12 games in 2014, starting three and threw for 521 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.

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Serena insists pressure not a factor in Grand Slam bid

Serena Williams says she is treating the upcoming U.S. Open just like any other, even though she is well aware of the historical impact the year's final grand slam may have.

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A new milestone for Facebook

For the first time, a billion people used Facebook in a single day.

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The latest news from the ‘Star Wars’ camp

The young stars of the upcoming movie, "The Force Awakens," talk about their experiences filming with JJ Abrams.

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Eying volatile markets, Obama urges Congress to pass budget

President Barack Obama on Thursday urged the Congress to avoid contributing to global economic uncertainty and quickly pass a budget before a deadline at the end of September to prevent a government shutdown.

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A decade after Katrina, Bourbon Street is rocking again

When the hurricane made landfall on Aug. 29, 2005, it would go on to become the costliest storm in U.S. history.

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Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose accused of rape

Derrick Rose, the 2011 National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player, is being sued by a former girlfriend who alleges he and two friends drugged and gang-raped her in 2013.

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Falcons announce 5-year contract extension for Julio Jones

Julio Jones #11 plays during an NFL football game between the Cleveland Browns and the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Atlanta

The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a five-year contract extension with Julio Jones that is expected to rank with recent deals paid to other top wide receivers.

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Little League World Series championship match-up is set

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Lewisberry, Pennsylvania will take on Tokyo, Japan in the Little League World Series championship game.

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Al Arbour, who coached Isles to 4 Cup titles, dies at 82

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Beginning in 1973-74, Arbour led the Isles to 15 playoff appearances and won an NHL record 119 playoff games over 19 seasons.

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‘Siri, can you give me a hint?’ Apple confirms September event

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The rumors are true: Apple will host an event Sept. 9 in San Francisco.

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