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Baseball fan born in 1908 celebrates her 111th birthday

Aug. 21, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

SUNAPEE, N.H. (AP) — A woman has celebrated her 111th birthday in New Hampshire with a bunch of cupcakes and a tribute from singers. Hazel Nilson was born Aug. 21, 1908, in Chicago. A lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, she likes to say she was born the last time the team won the World Series before their big...

Fowler drives in 4 runs in Cardinals 9-2 win over Brewers

Aug. 21, 2019 12:50 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dexter Fowler was focused more on his team getting a win rather than his own production. Fowler hit a bases-loaded double and drove in four runs, leading the St. Louis Cardinals past the Milwaukee Brewers 9-4 on Tuesday night in the second game of the series between NL Central contenders....

Hamels returns to form, helps Cubs beat Giants 5-3

Aug. 21, 2019 12:30 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cole Hamels is searching for his usual form. It's a work in progress. He found a way Tuesday night. Hamels pitched six innings for his first win in two months, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 5-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants. "It's just kind of the baby steps and getting back to...

Man who allegedly threatened abortion clinic held

Aug. 20, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man accused of posting messages on social media that threatened a deadly attack on an abortion clinic has been ordered held in custody. A federal judge on Tuesday said the conflicting personas of Farhan Sheikh suggest he might be unstable. A complaint unsealed Monday said Sheikh...

Cubs activate reliever Cishek from IL

Aug. 20, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have activated reliever Steve Cishek from the 10-day injured list. The 33-year-old Cishek was sidelined by left hip inflammation. The right-hander is 3-5 with seven saves and a 3.58 ERA in 54 games this season. The Cubs' bullpen is getting healthy again after dealing with a...

Suit alleges security guards had sex with Illinois students

Aug. 20, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges two security guards who worked at a public high school in suburban Chicago had sex with female students, and the school failed to adequately protect girls from purported predators. The 22-page suit says school officials knew or should have known the...

Psych exam ordered for man accused of firing gun at hospital

Aug. 20, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a mental health evaluation for an Indianapolis man accused of opening fire at a Chicago veterans hospital earlier this month. U.S. Magistrate Susan Cox said during a hearing Tuesday that there is "reason to be concerned' about 40-year-old Bernard Harvey Jr. as she...

Judge to rule on tossing suit against Smollett in October

Aug. 20, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge hearing the city of Chicago's lawsuit against Jussie Smollett says she'll rule on the actor's request to toss the suit in October. The 10-minute status hearing Tuesday was the first since the civil case was moved to federal court from state court. The former "Empire" actor...

Cubs option INF Bote to Triple-A Iowa

Aug. 19, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have optioned infielder David Bote to Triple-A Iowa. Bote hasn't played very much in August, batting .400 (8 for 20) in 14 games. He also committed a costly error while playing shortstop in the ninth inning of Thursday night's 7-5 loss at Philadelphia. The Cubs announced the...

2 Chicago women plead not guilty in death of taken baby

Aug. 19, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two Chicago women charged with killing a 19-year-old have pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the death of the victim's child. Yovanny Jadiel Lopez died weeks after prosecutors say 49-year-old Clarisa Figueroa and her daughter, 24-year-old Desiree, cut the child from her mother's womb....