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    Harvin, Prater plan to play…Media day free for all

    by  • January 29, 2014 • Sports

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Seattle’s wide receiver Percy Harvin who said he is “absolutely playing” in the Super Bowl. He returned to practice last Wednesday after passing the NFL’s concussion protocol. He suffered a concussion in Seattle’s playoff game against New Orleans which forced him to miss the NFC title game against San Francisco....

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    MLB wants Rodriguez’s suit dismissed…Chapman agrees with Reds…Puig gets off the hook

    by  • January 29, 2014 • Sports

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is seeking a speedy dismissal of third baseman Alex Rodriguez’s lawsuit challenging a season-long suspension for using three prohibited performance enhancing substances. MLB lawyer Howard Ganz said in a letter to U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos that Rodriguez’s claims do not come “remotely close” to what is...

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    Attempt to unionize college players

    by  • January 29, 2014 • Sports

    CHICAGO (AP) — Football players at Northwestern are spearheading the formation of a first-of-its-kind union for college athletes. Outgoing Wildcats quarterback Kain Colter joined union leaders in Chicago to announce the creation of the College Athletes Players Association. Colter says athletes need “a seat at the table” to guarantee safeguards against injuries and to...

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    Ameren warns of virus-infected email scam

    by  • January 28, 2014 • News

    A rash of scams uses the Ameren name to dupe consumers nationwide into paying bogus energy bills. Scammers are sending spoofed emails that appear to be requests from Ameren asking recipients to pay unpaid utility bills. Recipients also are being instructed to open a virus-infected attachment. Ameren has received calls from residents of several...

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    Extreme cold hurting natural gas, propane users

    by  • January 28, 2014 • News

    Gov. Pat Quinn has declared a propane supply emergency in Illinois. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reports Quinn made the declaration Monday. Wet fall weather and recent cold spells have combined to put a pinch on Illinois’ propane supplies, causing distribution problems across the  state. The declaration means regulations will be eased...

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