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Honda fined record $70M for failing to report deaths, injuries

Honda will pay penalties for failing to report hundreds of injuries, deaths, and other consumer claims.

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2014 layoffs were the lowest in 17 years

Employers cut 5 percent fewer jobs last year than in 2013 and the smallest number since 1997.

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Ready, set, showdown: New GOP leader, Obama lining up fights

The new Senate majority leader and President Barack Obama aren't wasting any time setting up showdowns.

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FCC chief seen siding with Obama on net neutrality

The top communications regulator appears ready to endorse strict "net neutrality" rules.

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French police officer killed in shoot-out, hunt deepens for terrorists

The manhunt widened for two brothers suspected of killing 12 people in an apparent Islamist militant strike.

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Sub-zero winds grip much of U.S., closing schools

An Arctic air blast from Canada hit the U.S., with many parts around minus 10 degrees, the National Weather Service said.

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U.S.-led air strikes have hit 3,000 Islamic State targets

Strikes against ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria have damaged or destroyed more than 3,000 targets since August.

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1 dead in police-involved shooting at Columbus airport

Officials say a man was fatally shot after a confrontation involving a vehicle outside of Port Columbus International Airport.

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At least 12 dead in French terrorist attack

Hooded gunmen stormed the offices of a satirical magazine known for lampooning radical Islam, killing at least 12, including two police officers.

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Republicans push Keystone bill, White House threatens veto

Republicans kicked off the new Congress with legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline to bring oil from Canada.

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Bridge to the past: Massachusetts opens 220-year-old time capsule

A time capsule containing artifacts left by U.S. founding fathers Samuel Adams and Paul Revere has finally been opened.

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Gunman fatally shoots 1, kills self at Army facility

The shootings took place at a veterans' clinic at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in western Texas.

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Opening Republican salvo on Obamacare draws fire on both sides

The first attempt to weaken Obamacare with legislation boasting Democratic support is headed for troubled waters.

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Middle aged? The CDC says you’re most likely to die from drinking

It's not college students, but rather middle-aged Americans, who are most likely to die from drinking too much.

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Republican reign begins in Congress

The party aims to roll back President Barack Obama's immigration, energy, and health care policies.

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Girl Scouts start new year with new cookies, technology

Girl Scouts is launching three new cookie flavors, including two that are Gluten-free!

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CDC: Flu is at epidemic levels

The flu is widespread in 43 U.S. states.

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2 in custody in connection with NYPD shooting

Two plainclothes policemen were shot and wounded while responding to an armed robbery on Monday night.

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Jury selection begins in trial of accused Boston bomber

Jury selection is underway for the trial of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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Free delivery creates holiday boon for consumers

For top retailers, free delivery is now the norm. That is good news for shoppers, but not so much for investors.

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Manar, Scherer Introduce High Speed Rail Legislation

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A couple of local lawmakers are trying to put some teeth into a high speed rail agreement that will benefit Springfield minority communities.

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Springfield Metro Unemployment Level Lowest Since 2007

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The Springfield metro area has recorded another drop in unemployment.

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Springfield Armed Robbery Suspect Caught on Camera, Police Seek Tips

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A man wielding a box cutter tried to hold up a new pet store near downtown Springfield

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Fuel Leak Closes Road Near New Berlin

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No one was injured in the crash.

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Salaita Sues U of I Over Rescinded Job Offer

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A professor who lost a University of Illinois job offer over his profane, anti-Israel Twitter messages has sued.