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Sapong, Katai help Fire beat Rapids 4-1

Apr. 20, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — C.J. Sapong and Aleksandar Katai each scored to help the Chicago Fire beat the Colorado Rapids 4-1 on Saturday, extending Colorado's losing streak to five games. Dax McCarty, near midfield, first-timed an arcing pass to a charging Katai, who took a couple dribbles and then fired a...

Cubs' Lester could be close to return after simulated game

Apr. 20, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs ace Jon Lester could be close to rejoining Chicago's rotation after pitching a simulated game. Lester threw 45 pitches Saturday. Manager Joe Maddon says he looked "very good," and the Cubs will see how he feels Sunday before determining the next step. Maddon did not rule out a return...

Moncada hits long homer as White Sox beat Tigers 7-3

Apr. 19, 2019 11:24 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — It was a big night for the bench coaches at Comerica Park. With both managers gone because of a suspension and an ejection, Joe McEwing and Steve Liddle guided their teams through the late innings Friday night. McEwing's Chicago White Sox ultimately won, beating Liddle's Detroit Tigers 7-3....

Hendricks strikes out 11, Cubs beat Diamondbacks 5-1

Apr. 19, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Hendricks mixed speeds, hit his spots and kept hitters off balance. It was a vintage performance that added up to his first win of the season and another victory for the rolling Cubs. Hendricks struck out a season-high 11 over seven scoreless innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the...

Panel to review approval of Boeing 737 Max flight controls

Apr. 19, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A global team of experts next week will begin reviewing how the Boeing 737 Max's flight control system was approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA says experts from nine international civil aviation authorities have confirmed participation in a technical review promised...

Prosecutor won't comment until review of Smollett case done

Apr. 19, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cook County state's attorney says she won't comment further on the Jussie Smollett case in Chicago until a county inspector general finishes his review of prosecutors' decision to drop charges against the "Empire" actor. Kim Foxx said in a written statement Friday that she doesn't want...

Man pleads not guilty in missing child hoax

Apr. 19, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A 23-year-old man authorities say impersonated a long-missing child pleaded not guilty Friday to lying to federal agents. Brian Michael Rini, of Medina, Ohio, was arraigned after his indictment this week on those charges and charges of aggravated identity theft. He was initially arrested...

Charges filed in student stabbing at Chicago university

Apr. 19, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 42-year-old man has been charged with critically wounding a fellow student at a university in Chicago. Chicago police say Dejuan Doby pulled out a knife while in a classroom Tuesday at East-West University and stabbed a 20-year-old student in the back. Doby faces one count of attempted...

Sheriff's officer corrals donkey on interstate near Chicago

Apr. 19, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — It wasn't a routine day for a sheriff's officer after she spotted a donkey meandering along Interstate 90 near Chicago. Video from a body camera taken Wednesday shows the bewildered Cook County officer radioing: "There's a donkey in the middle of I-90." The officer then...

2 top deputies resign from Chicago prosecutor's office

Apr. 19, 2019 9:59 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two top deputies to the Chicago prosecutor whose office handled the Jussie Smollett case are resigning. Documents obtained through open records requests show the resignations will take effect May 3 in the office of Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx. Both deputies say their departures are...