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Bieber excels, Indians outlast Giolito, White Sox 2-0 in 10

Apr. 14, 2021 00:35 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Shane Bieber wasn't sure where this ranked among his best performances. The AL Cy Young Award winner knew it was high on the list. Bieber pitched three-hit ball over nine innings for Cleveland while Lucas Giolito nearly matched him before the Indians...

Plunked again, Contreras hits back with HR, Cubs beat Brews

Apr. 14, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — After getting hit time and time again by Milwaukee Brewers pitchers, Willson Contreras finally hit back. Contreras delivered a two-run homer in the eighth inning and enjoyed his trip around the bases as the Chicago Cubs rallied past Milwaukee 3-2...

Family sees video of teen's fatal shooting by Chicago police

Apr. 13, 2021 22:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The family of a Chicago teenager fatally shot by a police officer last month has viewed video of the shooting, the city’s Civilian Office of Police Accountability announced late Tuesday. The agency said it would not immediately release the video at the...

Dozens gather in Chicago to protest killing of Daunte Wright

Apr. 13, 2021 22:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Dozens of people marched around downtown Chicago on Tuesday to express solidarity with the family of Daunte Wright, a Minnesota man fatally shot by police officer during a traffic stop. The protesters carried signs and chanted the names of Wright, George...

NWSL imposes additional 1-game suspension for Edmonds

Apr. 13, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The National Women's Soccer League has imposed an additional one-game suspension for Kansas City's Kristen Edmonds following her actions in a game against the Portland Thorns. Edmonds was issued a red card and sent off the field after a scuffle with...

2 sentenced to prison for murder of congressman's grandson

Apr. 13, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two people found guilty in the 2016 shooting death of the grandson of U.S. Rep. Danny Davis were each given 30-year prison sentences Tuesday by a Cook County judge. Tariq Harris was 16 and Dijae Banks 17 when prosecutors alleged they broke into the home ...

Bally's to pay $308M for Tropicana hotel on Las Vegas Strip

Apr. 13, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, a Sin City namesake, is being sold to a new entrant among Las Vegas Boulevard resort owners. Rhode Island-based Bally’s Corp. announced Tuesday it will acquire the iconic Strip property from Gaming and Leisure...

Cubs' Hendricks feeling ill, scratched amid team COVID scare

Apr. 13, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — With the team facing a COVID-19 scare, Chicago Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks was scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday night after the right-hander indicated he wasn't feeling well. The Cubs didn't provide specifics about Hendricks' health, saying...

Dogs banned from Chicago firehouses after fatal attack

Apr. 13, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Dogs have been banned from Chicago firehouses after one ran free, fatally attacking a family dog that was being walked near the station, officials said Tuesday. The Chicago Fire Department says an overhead door was being repaired at a West Englewood fire...

Illinois halts J&J vaccine as COVID-19 cases rise again

Apr. 13, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois public health officials are following the lead of federal authorities by suspending use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for COVID-19 while a potentially deadly side-effect is investigated. The state Public Health Department...