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US Catholic priests beset by overwork, isolation, scandals

Dec. 9, 2019 5:15 AM EST

CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) — More than a century ago, waves of Catholic immigrants from Ireland, Poland and Quebec settled in Chicopee and other western Massachusetts mill towns, helping build churches, rectories and schools to accommodate their faith. Today the priests leading those churches are under siege due...

US Catholic priests beset by overwork, isolation, scandals

Dec. 9, 2019 5:10 AM EST

CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) — More than a century ago, waves of Catholic immigrants from Ireland, Poland and Quebec settled in Chicopee and other western Massachusetts mill towns, helping build churches, rectories and schools to accommodate their faith. Today the priests leading those churches are under siege due...

Coyotes rally for 4-3 shootout win over Blackhawks

Dec. 8, 2019 11:47 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — After falling behind early, the surprising Arizona Coyotes came back to pull out a win and grab a share of first place in the Pacific Division. Conor Garland and Nick Schmaltz scored on the Coyotes’ first two attempts against Robin Lehner in the shootout, and Arizona rallied from two...

Herro the hero for Heat, who beat Bulls 110-105 in overtime

Dec. 8, 2019 10:00 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Game on the line, perfect home record on the line, and the Miami Heat turned to their teenager. Tyler Herro came through. The rookie guard scored 27 points — including 16 of Miami's final 18 — and the Heat held off the Chicago Bulls 110-105 on Sunday night. They improved to 10-0...

Rapper Juice WRLD dies after medical emergency in Chicago

Dec. 8, 2019 6:38 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Rapper Juice WRLD, who launched his career on SoundCloud before becoming a streaming juggernaut and rose to the top of the charts with the Sting-sampled hit “Lucid Dreams,” died early Sunday after a “medical emergency” at Chicago's Midway International Airport....

Illinois snaps 5-year bowl drought with berth in Redbox Bowl

Dec. 8, 2019 5:43 PM EST

California (7-5 Pac-12) vs. Illinois (6-6, Big Ten) , Dec. 30, 4 p.m. ET LOCATION: Santa Clara, California. TOP PLAYERS Cal: RB Christopher Brown Jr., 794 yards rushing, 8 touchdowns. Illinois: QB Brandon Peters, 1,611 yards passing, 17 touchdowns. NOTABLE CaL: The Golden Bears won at Stanford and UCLA to clinch...

Andrew Yang having fun, but Democrat's message is serious

Dec. 8, 2019 11:19 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Of all the many Democrats running for president, Andrew Yang is having the most fun. Unburdened by expectations and unbothered by political convention, the tech entrepreneur has spent months cruising around the country, mixing his dark warnings about America's new tech economy with doses of...

Mooney scores 17 as UC Davis turns back N. Illinois 66-57

Dec. 7, 2019 10:56 PM EST

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Joe Mooney had 17 points and six rebounds and UC Davis held off a late rally to defeat Northern Illinois 66-57 on Saturday. The Aggies (4-7) led the entire game except for a 31-all tie late in the first half. UC Davis had a nine-point lead at one point in the second half but Northern...

Copeland, Horne carry Illinois St. past Morehead St. 61-50

Dec. 7, 2019 10:06 PM EST

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Zach Copeland had 16 points and DJ Horne scored 14 as Illinois State got past Morehead State 61-50 on Saturday night. Keith Fisher III added 10 points and nine rebounds for Illinois State (4-5). The Redbirds led 31-28 early in the second half before scoring the next seven points to...

No. 3 Maryland rallies from 15 down, beats Illinois 59-58

Dec. 7, 2019 8:51 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — No. 3 Maryland couldn’t help but like the way its Big Ten opener against Illinois ended. How the Terrapins got there — not so great. Anthony Cowan Jr. hit a tying 3-pointer in the final 20 seconds and a go-ahead free throw with 2.1 seconds left as Maryland rallied...