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Authorities across US grapple with rash of violence in final days of spring

Jun. 17, 2024 18:18 PM EDT

Communities across the country are grappling with a rash of violence in the final days of spring that included at least four mass shootings in one weekend, and continued Monday with stabbings outside an Indiana strip mall. On Saturday, a lone gunman opened fire at a recreational...

Think cicadas are weird? Check out superfans, who eat the bugs, use them in art and even striptease

Jun. 17, 2024 16:56 PM EDT

FOREST PARK, Illinois (AP) — Mayumi Barrack sees a pair of mating periodical cicadas getting together, whips out her phone, says, “Hi guys!" and takes their picture. “I'm not really a bug person, but as I look more and more I feel they are adorable,” Barrack explained, noting...

Walker, Diamondbacks strike early, rout White Sox 12-5

Jun. 16, 2024 20:10 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Christian Walker drove in three runs with a home run and a double and the Arizona Diamondbacks routed the Chicago White Sox 12-5 on Sunday. Walker hit a solo homer in the first inning, singled in the third and drove in two more with a bases-loaded double in a six-run...

Jorge Soler's 3-run homer keys a 9-run inning that leads the Giants past the Angels 13-6

Jun. 16, 2024 19:55 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jorge Soler hit a three-run homer in San Francisco's nine-run fourth inning and the Giants beat the Los Angeles Angels 13-6 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep. The Giants' struggling bats woke up in big fashion in the fourth inning to turn a 2-0 deficit into...

'Hungry' Imanaga delivers in a big spot for the Cubs once again

Jun. 15, 2024 19:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Shota Imanaga emphatically pumped his left arm as the Wrigley Field crowd of 40,088 roared its approval on a picturesque Saturday afternoon. Imanaga had the Chicago Cubs on their way to a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Japanese left-hander was...

Suárez, Pederson homer, Nelson goes 6 innings in Diamondbacks' 7-1 victory over White Sox

Jun. 15, 2024 01:07 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Eugenio Suárez homered, Ryne Nelson pitched six solid innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago White Sox 7-1 on Friday night for their fourth victory in five games and ninth in 13. Nelson (4-5) allowed six hits, walked one and struck out a career-high...

Ariel Atkins scores 29, Mystics blow 15-point lead before beating Sky 83-81

Jun. 14, 2024 22:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ariel Atkins scored a season-high 29 points on 9-of-13 shooting to help the Washington Mystics hold on to beat the Chicago Sky 83-81 on Friday night for their second consecutive win after 12 straight losses to open the season. Julie Vanloo hit a 3-pointer with...

The AZEK Company: Fiscal Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jun. 14, 2024 16:17 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — CHICAGO (AP) — The AZEK Company Inc. (AZEK) on Friday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $49.8 million. The Chicago-based company said it had profit of 34 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 39 cents per share. ...

Illinois lawmakers unable to respond to governor's prison plan because they lack quorum

Jun. 14, 2024 15:47 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Members of a legislative review panel on Friday said a state proposal to replace the ancient Stateville Correctional Center in suburban Chicago makes sense, but Gov. J.B. Pritzker's administration needs to provide more details. However, the bipartisan...

Make mine medium-rare: Men really do eat more meat than women, study says

Jun. 14, 2024 09:51 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Vacationing in Chicago this week from Europe, Jelle den Burger and Nirusa Naguleswaran grabbed a bite at the Dog House Grill: a classic Italian beef sandwich for him, grilled cheese for her. Both think the way their genders lined up with their food choices was no...