Sports

yesterday in Music, Sports

Lorde meets Hall of Famer who inspired ‘Royals’

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The singer behind the hit meets the real-life Royal that inspired her song.

yesterday in Sports

Sharper challenges his no-bail status in Arizona

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Lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper are challenging the evidence used to keep him in jail without bail on sexual-assault charges in Arizona.

yesterday in Sports

Pistorius trial: Judge sets 2-week adjournment

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The judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius plans to adjourn for more than two weeks after Thursday.

yesterday in Sports

Wednesday Sports Minute

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Clippers keep pressure on Thunder, Knicks top Nets, Cards shut down Brewers, and more.

yesterday in Sports

Phelps’s return to swimming shrugged off by fellow Olympians

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The news that Michael Phelps was returning to the pool with an eye toward the 2016 Olympics was greeted with a big yawn by fellow swimmers.

Entertainment

yesterday in Entertainment

Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy engaged

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Jenny McCarthy has the "right stuff" in the New Kids On The Block star's eyes.

yesterday in Entertainment

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly re-team for new comedy

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The duo are teaming up on the big screen for a third time in a new comedy.

yesterday in Music, Entertainment

Brad Paisley to appear opposite wife on ‘Two and a Half Men’

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Country singer Brad Paisley is set to star opposite his wife in the season finale of "Two and a Half Men."

yesterday in Entertainment

Paul Walker’s brothers to fill in for late actor in ‘Fast & Furious 7′

U.S actor Paul Walker arrives for the UK Premiere of Fast & Furious, in London's Leicester Square, Thursday, March 19, 2009.

The brothers of the late actor will fill in for the star in order to complete scenes in the upcoming film "Fast & Furious 7."

yesterday in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: April 16

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A look at the Hollywood headlines of years past.

Viral Videos

yesterday in Viral Videos

Kicked in the head by a train

Kicked By Train

This man tried to take a selfie while a train passed but was a little too close.

yesterday in Viral Videos

Slow motion parkour dog

Parkour Dog

If you thought parkour videos were cool, wait until you see the dog version!

yesterday in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: How ‘Frozen’ Should Have Ended

How Frozen Should Have Ended

This "alternative ending" would have made Frozen a COMPLETELY different movie!

Tuesday in Viral Videos

This greeting card commercial will tug at your heartstrings

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Watch what happens when people apply for the #WorldsToughestJob.

Tuesday in Viral Videos

‘Wheel of Fortune’ loser

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This college kid needs to brush up on his game show skills.

COMING UP ON MORNING NEWSWATCH

 Morning Newswatch

Coming up Wednesday on the new Morning Newswatch, Springfield Mayor Mike Houston joins us at 6:40 to talk city politics. At 7:40 Deborah Layton, who escaped Jim Jones’ People’s Temple in Guyana just before “revolutionary suicide,” will join us in advance of her speech at LLCC. All that and more on Wednesday’s Morning Newswatch from 5:30 to 9.

National Headlines

yesterday in National

Washington state mudslide death toll rises to 39

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The official death toll from a mudslide rose to 39, after search teams pulled out two more bodies from the mud and rubble.

yesterday in Lifestyle

Americans urged to plan for the end

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National Health Care Decisions Day encourages people to think about their own end-of-life preferences.

yesterday in National

Senators press Delphi on GM recalls

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Lawmakers probing how GM used faulty ignition switches are turning their scrutiny to the supplier of the part, Delphi Automotive.

yesterday in National

Obama to announce $600M job training initiative

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The plan is part of an effort launched in the State of the Union speech to act in the absence of a consensus from a divided Congress.

yesterday in National

New poll shows Americans increasingly prefer Democrats on healthcare

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Americans increasingly think Democrats have a better plan for healthcare than Republicans, according to a new poll.

yesterday in National

Classes to resume at Pennsylvania stabbing school

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Students plan to gather in prayer and in support a week after a mass stabbing.

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