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Analysis: It may be time to re-think NBA All-Star voting

Jan. 27, 2023 19:43 PM EST

It’s reasonable to think Chet Holmgren will be an NBA All-Star one day. He was a highly recruited high school player whose one year at Gonzaga was stellar enough for Oklahoma City to make him the No. 2 pick in last year’s draft. He's an obvious talent, an enormous talent. And...

Ray Herbert, Detroit sandlot ace and 1962 AL All-Star, dies

Jan. 26, 2023 23:30 PM EST

Ray Herbert, a 1962 All-Star Game winning pitcher who threw batting practice for his hometown Detroit Tigers for decades after retiring, died peacefully in Plymouth, Michigan, five days after his 93rd birthday. Herbert started his big league career with Detroit in 1950 and pitched...

Officials: Deadly Chicago high-rise fire was accidental

Jan. 26, 2023 17:05 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago authorities said Thursday that a deadly fire in a high-rise apartment building was caused by someone smoking in a bedroom. In a brief statement, the Chicago Fire Department called the fire accidental and said investigators traced the cause to “careless use...

Grand jury gets case of July 4 shooting suspect's father

Jan. 26, 2023 15:18 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois prosecutors told a judge Thursday that they are presenting evidence to a grand jury for a possible indictment against the father of the man charged with fatally shooting seven people at a Fourth of July parade in suburban Chicago. Robert Crimo Jr., 58, was...

Youth program founder hurt in shooting 'has biggest heart'

Jan. 26, 2023 07:16 AM EST

Will Keeps was a 15-year-old member of a Chicago gang when he witnessed rival members kill his friend. He escaped the streets and moved to Iowa to help other young people from troubled backgrounds. Now, Keeps is hospitalized and in serious condition following just the sort of...

Jones hits 6 3s, scores 21; Stanford beats Chicago St. 72-65

Jan. 26, 2023 00:40 AM EST

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Spencer Jones hit six 3-pointers and finished with 21 points, Maxime Raynaud had his second career double-double and Harrison Ingram scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half to help Stanford beat Chicago State 72-65 Wednesday night. Raynaud, a 7-foot-1...

Henderson scores 19 as Hartford knocks off Stonehill 73-56

Jan. 25, 2023 22:28 PM EST

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Kurtis Henderson had 19 points in Hartford's 73-56 victory over Stonehill on Wednesday night. Henderson also contributed five assists and three steals for the Hawks (5-17). Briggs McClain scored 16 points and added five assists. Pano Pavlidis recorded 13...

Ex-student gets 8 years for spying for Chinese government

Jan. 25, 2023 19:39 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago graduate student was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday for spying for the Chinese government by gathering information on scientists and engineers in the U.S. with knowledge about aerospace and satellite technology. A federal jury in...

Charges filed in stolen Rockford funeral home van case

Jan. 25, 2023 18:30 PM EST

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A 23-year-old Rockford man has been charged with abuse of a corpse for stealing a funeral home van containing a body that was later dumped in Chicago, authorities said Wednesday. The man, who remained at large Wednesday, also faces a charge of unlawful...

1 dead, 8 taken to hospitals in Chicago high-rise fire

Jan. 25, 2023 14:38 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago authorities said one person has died and eight others were taken to hospitals Wednesday as firefighters responded to a high-rise apartment building fire on the city's South Side, battling flames that leaped up 10 floors as snow fell. Chicago Fire...