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Miami Marlins at Chicago Cubs game postponed because of rain in the forecast

Apr. 18, 2024 18:57 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Miami Marlins' game at the Chicago Cubs was postponed because of rain in the forecast for Thursday night. It will be made up as part of a split-doubleheader on Saturday at Wrigley Field. Chicago was back at home after a 5-4 trip that included stops...

Butler, Williamson injuries are part of story for Heat-Bulls and Kings-Pelicans play-in finales

Apr. 18, 2024 16:58 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — When injuries affect the Miami Heat, coach Erik Spoelstra almost always delivers the same three-word outlook. “We have enough," he says. That theory is about to be tested — and will be a theme in the NBA's win-or-go-home finales of the play-in...

Miami Heat guard Jimmy Butler will have MRI Thursday, may miss play-in game Friday

Apr. 18, 2024 10:36 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Miami guard Jimmy Butler will have an MRI on his right knee Thursday, with the Heat bracing for the strong possibility that he may miss Friday's elimination play-in game against the Chicago Bulls, a person with knowledge of the situation said. No final...

Justice Department ramps up efforts to reduce violent crime with gun intel center, carjacking forces

Apr. 18, 2024 10:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is ramping up its efforts to reduce violent crime in the U.S., launching a specialized gun intelligence center in Chicago and expanding task forces to curb carjackings. In an interview with The Associated Press, Deputy Attorney General Lisa...

Sheets and Fedde lead White Sox over Royals 2-1 to stop 6-game skid with doubleheader split

Apr. 17, 2024 20:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Gavin Sheets homered, Erick Fedde pitched scoreless ball into the sixth inning and the struggling Chicago White Sox edged the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Wednesday for a doubleheader split that ended a six-game slide. Salvador Perez hit a two-run homer in the eighth...

Movie Review: A lyrical portrait of childhood in Cabrini-Green with ‘We Grown Now’

Apr. 17, 2024 17:09 PM EDT

Two 11-year-old boys navigate school, friendship, family and change in Minhal Baig’s lyrical drama “We Grown Now.” It’s an evocative memory piece, wistful and honest, and a different kind of portrait of a very infamous place: Chicago’s Cabrini-Green public housing development. ...

First Industrial Realty Trust: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 17, 2024 17:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — CHICAGO (AP) — First Industrial Realty Trust Inc. (FR) on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The results missed Wall Street expectations. The Chicago-based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $81.8...

New leader of Jesse Jackson's civil rights organization steps down just months on the job

Apr. 16, 2024 23:27 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Dallas pastor who took over leadership of the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s longtime civil rights organization resigned Tuesday just months after he took the job. The Rev. Frederick Haynes III told The Associated Press that he submitted a letter with his resignation as...

Frederick D. Haynes III resigns as leader of Operation PUSH less than 3 months after taking over for Jesse Jackson

Apr. 16, 2024 21:05 PM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — Frederick D. Haynes III resigns as leader of Operation PUSH less than 3 months after taking over for Jesse Jackson.

Chicago woman pleads guilty, gets 50 years for cutting child from victim's womb

Apr. 16, 2024 19:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman accused of luring a pregnant teenager to her home and cutting her baby from her womb with a butcher knife nearly five years ago pleaded guilty to murder Tuesday and was sentenced to 50 years in prison. Clarisa Figueroa, 51, seated in a wheelchair and...