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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2014, file photo, former Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa stands with his Baseball Hall of Fame plaque before the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers in Chicago. La Russa, the Hall of Famer who won a World Series championship with the Oakland Athletics and two more with the St. Louis Cardinals, is returning to manage the Chicago White Sox 34 years after they fired him, the team announced Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)

White Sox reunite with La Russa, hire Hall of Fame manager

Oct. 29, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Tony La Russa didn't envision returning to the dugout when he stood at the podium in Cooperstown six years ago and took his place alongside baseball's greats. That started to change the past few seasons. And he simply couldn't resist the opportunity the Chicago White Sox gave him. La Russa,...

In this image taken from video, Tafara Williams speaking to reporters from her hospital bed during a Zoom meeting Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 in Libertyville, Ill. Williams who was injured in a police shooting in suburban Chicago says she begged officers to help her boyfriend, who was also shot and eventually died. Williams and Marcellis Stinnette, a Black man, were shot last week while in a car in Waukegan, north of Chicago. (Zoom/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Woman shot by suburban Chicago police sues officers, city

Oct. 29, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Black woman who was seriously injured when a suburban Chicago police officer shot her and killed her boyfriend is suing the officer who opened fire and the officer who initially questioned them minutes earlier. Tafara Williams’ lawsuit was filed late Wednesday in U.S. District...

El quarterback Drew Brees (9), de los Saints de Nueva Orleans, lanza bajo presión en el duelo de la NFL ante los Panthers de Carolina, en Nueva Orleans, el domingo 25 de octubre de 2020. (AP Foto/Butch Dill)

Saints look to stay on roll, Bears seek bounce-back win

Oct. 29, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints come into Chicago rolling along with three straight wins as they try to build on yet another unbeaten October. They're hitting their stride, steadying themselves after a shaky start. The Chicago Bears, on the other hand, hope to pick themselves up after...

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Fair housing groups: Redfin 'redlines' minority communities

Oct. 29, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Several fair housing organizations accused Redfin of systematic racial discrimination in a lawsuit Thursday, saying the online real estate broker offers fewer services to homebuyers and sellers in minority communities — a type of digital redlining that has depressed home values and...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2020 file photo, a woman shops at a clothing store in New York. The U.S. economy grew at a sizzling 33.1% annual rate in the July-September quarter — by far the largest quarterly gain on record — rebounding from an epic plunge in the spring, when the eruption of the coronavirus closed businesses and threw tens of millions out of work.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Surge in virus threatens to reverse global economic rebounds

Oct. 29, 2020 2:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The resurgence of coronavirus cases engulfing the United States and Europe is imperiling economic recoveries on both sides of the Atlantic as millions of individuals and businesses face the prospect of having to hunker down once again. Growing fear of an economic reversal coincided with a...

Chicago White Sox hire Hall of Famer Tony La Russa as new manager

Oct. 29, 2020 2:09 PM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago White Sox hire Hall of Famer Tony La Russa as new manager.

Police: Mother pretended baby was in SUV when it was stolen

Oct. 29, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago mother has been charged with filing a false police report after she said her SUV had been stolen with her 7-month-old son inside — a detail she later admitted she added to accelerate the hunt for the vehicle, police said. The child was found, unharmed, at the home of a...

Indiana girl, 8, dies after being shot while doing homework

Oct. 29, 2020 10:39 AM EDT

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — An 8-year-old northwest Indiana girl has died days after she was shot in the head by stray gunfire as she did her homework, authorities said. Timya Andrews died Wednesday at Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. She...

Purdue wide receiver Milton Wright (0) celebrates a touchdown by Purdue wide receiver David Bell (3) during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Iowa in West Lafayette, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. Purdue defeated Iowa 24-20. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Purdue wary of Illini as Boilermakers try to go 2-0

Oct. 29, 2020 2:04 AM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Purdue is fresh off a minor upset over Iowa. Illinois is reeling from a 45-7 drubbing at Wisconsin. Purdue coach Jeff Brohm made it clear the Boilermakers are taking nothing for granted when the two teams meet on Saturday. “Illinois is a team that put it to us last year, pure...

Cory Burke scores in the 65th, Union beat Fire 2-1

Oct. 28, 2020 10:07 PM EDT

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Cory Burke scored on a header in the 65th minute, helping the Philadelphia Union beat the Chicago Fire 2-1 on Wednesday night. Philadelphia (13-3-5) has won five of its last six matches and leads the MLS with 44 points. Chicago (5-9-6) is winless in its last three. Kacper Przybylko...