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What to do when your Amazon Prime deliveries are late

Guaranteed two-day delivery is a big promise, and one that is sometimes delivered late. Here's some useful information to have on hand for tomorrow's Prime Day sale.

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Walmart taking on Amazon in epic ‘Prime Day’ battle

The world's largest retailer is launching one-day-only "atomic" deals, going head-to-head with Amazon's 20th anniversary bargain blowout.

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Windows 10 is coming this month

The upgraded operating system will allow users to switch seamlessly between personal computers, tablets, smartphones and other gadgets.

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Talkin’ Appalachian

Scholars around Appalachia are seeking to change outdated ideas about speech and identity in the mountainous region.

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McDonald’s: The ‘Minions’ aren’t dropping F-bombs

The burger chain denies that Happy Meals are being served with a side of swear words.

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Survey: Many consumers worry about safety of financial info

While the safety of their private financial information is a big deal for a lot of people, when it comes to protecting it, many are actually pretty lax.

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We can’t put our phones down

More than half of smartphone owners check their devices a few times an hour or more, and most Americans have their smartphones with them all day and many all night.

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Police, lawmakers decry cellphone case shaped like handgun

Officials say a cellphone case that's shaped like a handgun could be mistaken for the real thing.

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Forget craft beer, drink some craft sake

A new trend is brewing, and it isn't beer.

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Fitness apps show workout habits, most active states

Millions of Americans are recording their workout routines and activities on apps that are giving fitness experts new insights into the habits of a logged-in population.

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Amazon’s massive ‘Prime Day’ promises more deals than Black Friday

The online retail giant plans to celebrate two decades of deals and two-day shipping with "more deals than Black Friday."

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Car dashboards that act like smart phones raise safety issues

When it comes to dashboard displays that are more like smart phones, two things are clear: Customers want them, and automakers are intent on supplying them.

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Activated charcoal is the latest health trend but does it work?

More companies are using activated charcoal as an ingredient in health and beauty products in the belief that it removes toxins from the body.

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‘Minecraft’ celebrities draw record crowd to gaming

Some of today's biggest celebrities aren't rock stars or sports heroes - they're gamers.

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Montana polygamist vows to fight for marriage license

A Montana polygamist featured on the show "Sister Wives" says he will sue if denied the right to legally wed his second wife.

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Ice cream around the world

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

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5 ways to save money on your summer road trip

While a domestic road trip might appear like an affordable alternative to traveling abroad, costs can easily spiral out of control.

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Police Arrest 10 Suspected of Drug, Gun Crimes

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Authorities say they have arrested ten people they beleive have involved in either drug or gun violence, or both.

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Blagojevich Attorney to Ask Full Court for Rehearing

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The unanimous ruling let 13 counts stand. Requests for full-court hearings aren't granted automatically.

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UPDATE: Shooting Victim Was Teenager

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Springfield police say it was a 17-year-old boy that was found shot in the head inside a home on South 23rd Street on the city's east side Thursday.

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Candidate Lindsey Graham Campaigns in Illinois

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Talks immigration, supports Kirk

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Report: Overhaul Illinois Tax System

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CTBA: Tax services, go to graduated income tax