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Trump cancels summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, citing 'tremendous anger'
Thu, 24 May 2018 19:14:00 +0200
In a dramatic diplomatic turn, President Donald Trump on Thursday called off next month's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, calling the cancellation a "tremendous setback" for peace and stressing that the US military was ready to respond to any "foolish...
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Donald Trump grants posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson
Thu, 24 May 2018 19:10:00 +0200
President Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after what Trump said many feel was a racially motivated injustice. Jack Johnson was convicted in 1913 by an all-white jury for...
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Danny Farquhar to throw out the first pitch at White Sox's June 1 game
Thu, 24 May 2018 18:50:00 +0200
Amid all the negative talk of catcher Welington Castillo and his 80-game suspension, the White Sox announced something far more pleasant on Thursday: Danny Farquhar will throw out the first pitch before their June 1 game against the Brewers. Farquhar...
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Get ready for buses at O'Hare this year as 'people mover' gets rehab
Thu, 24 May 2018 18:40:00 +0200
The “people mover” light rail system, which shuttles passengers around O’Hare International Airport and provides a roller-coaster-type buzz for some very young flyers, is being shut down on weekdays through the winter to allow for modernization,...
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White Sox's Welington Castillo suspended 80 games after testing positive for Erythropoietin
Thu, 24 May 2018 18:40:00 +0200
White Sox catcher Welington Castillo was suspended 80 games without pay on Thursday for violation of baseball’s drug testing rules. MLB said Castillo tested positive for Erythropoietin (EPO), a performance-enhancing substance. “I was recently notified...
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Could the Cubs go an entire season without a complete game?
Thu, 24 May 2018 18:40:00 +0200
Waiting for a Cubs starter to throw a complete game this season has been an exercise in futility. Just once I’d like to see Willson Contreras jog to the mound and shake the starter’s hand, as catchers used to do regularly when pitching decisions were...
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Authorities say Gurnee police shooting and Antioch standoff were connected
Thu, 24 May 2018 18:30:00 +0200
Dramatic incidents Wednesday in which people barricaded themselves for hours in a house in Antioch, and a woman armed with a gun was shot dead by police in Gurnee, were connected, authorities said Thursday. According to Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Christopher...
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Dog owner searches for missing St. Bernard mix: 'Please bring her home'
Thu, 24 May 2018 18:00:00 +0200
Nick Shultz got Gracie, his St. Bernard mix, about a year and a half ago. The female dog was about 8 months old but “a puppy at heart,” he said, and he took her from a friend of a friend who couldn’t handle taking care of a large breed dog. Gracie...
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Police search for man accused of trying to kidnap an 11-year-old
Thu, 24 May 2018 17:55:00 +0200
Police have asked the public to help find a man who attempted to lure an 11-year-old into his vehicle Wednesday by offering the child money, authorities said. The incident occurred at about 4:35 p.m. in the 10800 block of South Washtenaw Avenue in the...
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Chicago's population down third year in a row — but we're still ahead of Houston: census
Thu, 24 May 2018 17:40:00 +0200
It’s no secret that there’s been a friendly competition brewing between Chicago and Houston in recent years, and just-released census figures may keep that going: As Chicago’s population declined for a third straight year, the Texas city’s head...
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'The only thing I did was to tell the truth,' young sex assault victim says at sentencing of Woodstock man
Thu, 24 May 2018 17:35:00 +0200
A girl who was sexually assaulted by a 39-year-old Woodstock man said at the man’s sentencing hearing Wednesday that she wants to help victims of other predators, according to prosecutors. “There are many children like me who have been abused, just...
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New Bears OC Mark Helfrich chasing 'perfection' with Mitch Trubisky
Thu, 24 May 2018 17:20:00 +0200
Mark Helfrich’s first media session in four months began Wednesday just minutes after the Bears completed their fifth full spring practice. The new offensive coordinator hadn’t had time to process the fresh set of reminders that the offense is a dirt...
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Self-driving Uber car that killed woman saw her, but automatic brakes were disabled, fed report finds
Thu, 24 May 2018 17:18:00 +0200
The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used to automatically apply brakes in potentially dangerous situations had been disabled,...
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EPA: Lead study and cleanup in Whiting, Hammond 'still a work in progress'
Thu, 24 May 2018 17:15:00 +0200
Ray Jansky doesn’t know if his Whiting home is contaminated with lead. He’s been told to avoid having his pregnant daughter and granddaughter go to his home until it’s tested. “To me that’s unacceptable,” Jansky said. Jansky was one of many...
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Reading recommendations for Michelle Obama, Chance the Rapper and other Chicago celebs
Thu, 24 May 2018 17:05:00 +0200
As regular Chicago Tribune readers know, each week in the Sunday Life + Style section, Biblioracle columnist John Warner recommends books for readers who submit lists of the last five titles they’ve read. For our special summer reading section, we asked...
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Girl groped while riding Blue Line train in Wicker Park
Thu, 24 May 2018 17:00:00 +0200
Chicago police have issued a public alert about a man who kissed and groped a girl on a Blue Line train in the Wicker Park neighborhood. The girl was on her way to school when the incident happened at about 10 a.m. Wednesday in the 1200 block of North...
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Hollywood’s sweeping generalizations about 'mainstream America' are getting it wrong
Thu, 24 May 2018 16:55:00 +0200
“Roseanne” has been the big sitcom story of the season, and recently Ad Week talked with ABC honcho Ben Sherwood about the show’s revival. If Hollywood has been out of touch with “mainstream America, ” Sherwood asserts — a sweeping assumption...
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What lurks underneath 'Star Wars'' new Chewbacca? A 7-foot-3-inch former basketball player from Finland
Thu, 24 May 2018 16:50:00 +0200
There’s too much “Star Wars.” A new “Star Wars” movie five months after the previous “Star Wars” movie — whether it’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story” or “Kenobi: A Star Wars Story” or “Star Wars: The New Jedi After the Last Jedi”...
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NBA players react to Sterling Brown video with #StandWithSterling
Thu, 24 May 2018 16:20:00 +0200
After the Milwaukee Police department released footage of a January interaction with Bucks guard Sterling Brown, several NBA players reacted with the hashtag #StandwithSterling. The video that was made public on Wednesday showed several officers forcefully...
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If it's the Indians, then it's Joe Maddon overmanaging
Thu, 24 May 2018 15:55:00 +0200
Indians reliever Andrew Miller said he knew what Joe Maddon was going to do, and sure enough, Maddon ordered Javier Baez to lay down a squeeze bunt that Miller easily — easily – turned into a 1-2 putout of Anthony Rizzo at the plate late in a 1-0...
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Chicago's population down third year in a row - but we're still ahead of Houston: census
Thu, 24 May 2018 13:30:00 +0200
It’s no secret that there’s been a friendly competition brewing between Chicago and Houston in recent years, and just-released census figures may keep that going: As Chicago’s population declined for a third straight year, the Texas city’s head...
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15 of the weirdest Bob Dylan cover songs to celebrate his birthday
Thu, 24 May 2018 12:00:00 +0200
In celebration of Bob Dylan’s 77th birthday, we take a look at some of the weirdest — not necessarily good or bad, just pleasantly strange — cover songs of his career, now a half century strong. Elvis Presley: “Tomorrow is a Long Time” Dylan...
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Morning Spin: Emanuel doesn't take a side in sports betting debate
Thu, 24 May 2018 12:00:00 +0200
Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. Subscribe here. Topspin Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday declined to say whether Illinois should legalize...
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As Starbucks gears up for training, here's why 'implicit bias' can be good, bad or very bad
Thu, 24 May 2018 12:00:00 +0200
Five women calling themselves the Sisters in the Fairway, new members of the Grandview Golf Club in York, Penn., were playing the first holes April 21, when they were accused of moving too slowly, and urged to leave and give up their memberships. Three...
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Amazon official to Emanuel on Chicago HQ2 pitch: 'Everyone here was impressed'
Thu, 24 May 2018 12:00:00 +0200
A high-ranking Amazon official and former member of the Obama administration emailed Mayor Rahm Emanuel in January to tell him the company was “impressed” with Chicago’s high-stakes bid to land the online retail giant’s second headquarters and...
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