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The Latest: Kansas welfare agency says children's needs met

Jun. 22, 2018 8:36 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump's order allowing them to remain with their parents (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Kansas' child welfare agency has concluded after an inspection that immigrant children housed in...

Barreto's two 3-run HRs, A's top Chisox 11-2, 5th win in row

Jun. 22, 2018 8:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Franklin Barreto insisted he didn't make any big adjustments at the plate to spark this power surge. It's just happening, and he sure is enjoying it. Barreto hit a pair of three-run homers and the Oakland Athletics won their season-high fifth in a row, pounding the Chicago White Sox 11-2...

Ex-priest who abused child allowed access to Chicago schools

Jun. 22, 2018 4:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools correspondence provided to The Associated Press shows that the nation's third largest school district gave a former Roman Catholic priest access to its schools for months despite knowing he was forced to leave the priesthood for sexually abusing a boy of 6 when he was...

Athletics activate Joyce, option Smolinski to Triple-A

Jun. 22, 2018 3:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have activated outfielder Matt Joyce from the 10-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Jake Smolinski to Triple-A Nashville. Sidelined since June 2 because of a strained lower back, Joyce was not in the lineup for the first game of Friday's doubleheader against the...

2 men charged in ATF agent's shooting plead not guilty

Jun. 22, 2018 3:21 PM EDT

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Two men have pleaded not guilty to federal charges stemming from an Indiana shootout that killed a third man and wounded a U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent. Nineteen-year-old Blake King of Chicago and 25-year-old Bernard Graham of Calumet City, Illinois,...

Social media is the new heart of political protests

Jun. 22, 2018 3:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. marching arm-in-arm with other civil rights activists. Cesar Chavez hoisting a picket sign in a farm workers' strike. Gloria Steinem rallying other feminists for equal rights. During the 1960s and into the 1970s, amid the turbulence of protests for civil...

White Sox activate OF Avisail Garcia from DL

Jun. 22, 2018 3:17 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia was activated from the 10-day disabled list Friday after missing two months because of a strained right hamstring. Garcia was in the lineup for Game 1 of Chicago's doubleheader against the Oakland Athletics — his first appearance since April 23....

Ex-police review authority supervisor awarded $2.8 million

Jun. 22, 2018 11:37 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The former supervisor of a defunct Chicago police oversight agency has been awarded $2.8 million after he sued the city over his dismissal. Lorenzo Davis says he was fired from the Independent Police Review Authority for refusing to change findings in police shootings he considered...

Mother charged with murder in 2016 death of 4-year-old son

Jun. 22, 2018 10:06 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 29-year-old Chicago woman has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of her 4-year-old son two years ago. The Chicago Tribune reports Friday that the charge was filed this week against Alyssa Garcia. She was charged in 2016 with concealment of a death after firefighters found...

Today's protests: Many voices, social media, not 1 leader

Jun. 22, 2018 1:24 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. marching arm-in-arm with other civil rights activists. Cesar Chavez hoisting a picket sign in a farm workers' strike. Gloria Steinem rallying other feminists for equal rights. During the 1960s and into the 1970s, amid the turbulence of protests for civil...