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Toy Hall of Fame salutes Rubik’s Cube, bubbles

Little green army men prevailed in their two-year battle for a coveted spot in the National Toy Hall of Fame.

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Facebook launches Ebola charity donation button

The company is also deploying 100 satellite terminals to boost Internet services in affected areas in West Africa.

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A blind spot for Google Glass wearers?

The characteristic hardware of the high-tech frames could partially obstruct peripheral vision.

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We’re ‘adding to cart’ instead of ‘heading to mall’

It's expected to be another record-breaking year for online shopping.

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Survey: Holiday shoppers boost spending plans

Holiday shoppers expect to spend quite a bit more than they did a year ago.

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Holiday shoppers, start your engines

The holiday shopping season is here and retailers aren't wasting any time.

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Walmart ups ante on holiday shopping

Starting Saturday, Walmart will do whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy.

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App turns your smartphone into a breathalyzer

Alcohoot turns your smartphone into a portable, personal breathalyzer.

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Dallas man’s ‘Ebola’ house draws criticism in virus-hit city

The house has been transformed with blue plastic barrels, bio-hazard stickers, yellow caution tape and the word "QUARANTINE."

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Verizon promises no Internet ‘fast lanes’

Verizon says it's not planning to strike any "fast lane" deals to help some websites load faster than others.

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Use your smartphone to ‘think outside the bun’

Taco Bell debuted a mobile app that allows customers to order, customize their food, and pay from their phones.

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Haunted houses for adults in high demand

With Hollywood-grade stagecraft and professional actors, haunted houses are in increasingly popular with grownups.

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WATCH: A room with a $95M view

NYC's tallest apartment building isn't open yet but it already boasts an impressive view with a whopping price tag.

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Finally! A new Starbucks holiday drink is here

The Chestnut Praline Latte will be the first new holiday-themed drink in five years.

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Croissant-donuts are the biggest thing in breakfast

Dunkin' Donuts will begin selling the pastry - a "delicate and flaky croissant ring that is glazed like a donut" - next month.

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‘Pay-per-view’ coming to a tablet near you

Dutch start-up Blendle hopes to change the way readers browse online newspapers and magazines.

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The list of places you can checkout with Apple Pay is shrinking

Walmart, Target, Kohl's, and CVS are among the national retailers who are banning Apple's new e-payment service.

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Springfield Fire Captain Arrested for Wielding Gun

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The Menard County Sheriff's office says a Springfield Fire Department captain has been arrested for carrying a shotgun into a rural Athens home and threatening residents.

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State Attorney General Warns Against Immigration Scammers

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Lisa Madigan's office warns those applying for deportation relief to be on the lookout for scammers posing as Notarios.

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Cullerton Helps Veterans Transition to Civilian Life

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HJR 91 helps returning veterans transition back to civilian life.

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New Lincoln Exhibit Opens Today at Presidental Museum & Library

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New exhibit celebrates 150th anniversary of Lincoln's death and 10th anniversary of ALPLM.

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Court Date Set to Determine State Retiree Healthcare Refunds

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The state will refund money to about 75,000 state retirees who've been paying a portion of their pensions for health insurance.