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USC investigating Josh Shaw’s ‘hero’ claim

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USC is looking into whether the star player actually hurt himself the way he says he did.

in Sports

Djokovic, Sharapova sparkle after others toil

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A steamy first day proved more than a little stressful for several of the U.S. Open favorites.

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NFL, FIFA, others in “think tank” on concussions

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Officials from the NFL, FIFA and other sports organizations are banding together for better ways to identify and treat concussions.

in Sports

Tuesday’s Sports Minute

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A look at the big sports headlines making news today, Tuesday, Aug. 26.

in Sports

Slow down! Refs want to hit pause on up-tempo play

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College football officials have formalized pace-of-play procedures in an effort to slow the game down.

Entertainment

in Entertainment

Today’s celebrity birthdays

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Paul Reubens - better known as "Pee Wee Herman - turns 62 today.

in Entertainment

Ashton Kutcher named TV’s highest-paid actor

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The "Two and a Half Men" star is laughing all the way to the bank.

in Entertainment, Viral Videos

WATCH: Weird Al performs TV show songs

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The funnyman treats Emmy viewers to a mashup of realistic show themes from hits including "Mad Men" and "Game of Thrones."

in Entertainment

Hayden Panettiere’s Emmy slip-up

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The actress is expecting her first child and accidentally revealed the gender during a red carpet interview.

in Entertainment

Emmys exalt old favorites over TV’s shiny newcomers

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In a year dominated by Netflix and newcomers, the big broadcast networks still fared well.

Viral Videos

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WATCH: Weird Al performs TV show songs

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The funnyman treats Emmy viewers to a mashup of realistic show themes from hits including "Mad Men" and "Game of Thrones."

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Billy Crystal’s tribute to Robin Williams

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The Emmy Awards remembers Robin Williams, "the brightest star in a comedy galaxy."

in Entertainment, Viral Videos

WATCH: The making of an Emmy

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Go behind the scenes to see the craftsmanship behind the making of an Emmy statuette.

in Viral Videos

Miley Cyrus’ VMA acceptance speech

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In a move opposite last year's shocking twerk-filled performance, the pop star used her stage time to advocate for homeless youth.

in Viral Videos

If Michael Bay directed ‘Up’

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Cue the Linkin Park, Carl's journey to Paradise Falls just got more intense.

COMING UP ON MORNING NEWSWATCH

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Wednesday on the Morning Newswatch, Joey will let you know what happened at the Springfield City Council meeting, talk about the American Heart Association recommendations on e-cigs with the SIU School of Medicine, and give you the latest on the U.S. surveillance flights over Syria.  Plus you get weather on the 9s all morning, Wednesday on the Morning Newswatch from 5:30 to 9.

National Headlines

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U.S. consumer confidence hits near 7-year high

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U.S. consumer confidence rose in August to its highest level since October 2007.

in National

Spy flights over Syria begin

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The surveillance flights could pave the way for airstrikes against ISIS militants in Syria.

in Lifestyle

California to require ‘kill switches’ on smartphones

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Phones will be required to come with a "kill switch" to render them useless if lost or stolen in an effort to stem an epidemic of theft.

in National

It’s official: Burger King is buying Tim Horton’s

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The fast food king will buy the Canadian coffee chain to create the third-largest quick service restaurant group.

in National

Obama plans executive steps to boost vets’ mental health care

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The President will unveil a series of executive actions aimed at improving access to mental health treatment for former service members.

in National, World

Poll: Americans oppose paying ransom for hostages

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Nearly two out of three Americans say governments should not pay ransom to terrorists in exchange for hostages.

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