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Who owns aloha? Hawaii eyes protections for native culture

Apr. 18, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Last year, much of Hawaii was shocked to learn a Chicago restaurant chain owner had trademarked the name "Aloha Poke" and wrote to cubed fish shops around the country demanding that they stop using the Hawaiian language moniker for their own eateries. The cease-and-desist letters targeted a...

Report: Avenatti met R. Kelly prosecutor Foxx at O'Hare

Apr. 18, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Phone texts suggest chief Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx worked closely with attorney Michael Avenatti before bringing sexual abuse charges against singer R. Kelly, including by meeting Avenatti during a layover at O'Hare International Airport. The Chicago Tribune reported Thursday on the Feb....

Longtime Chicago sportscaster Chet Coppock dies at 70

Apr. 18, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Longtime Chicago sportscaster Chet Coppock has died at age 70 after a car accident a week ago. His daughter, Lyndsey, says on her Facebook page her father died Wednesday. He was a passenger in an accident April 11 near Hilton Head, South Carolina Coppock was a fixture on local sports...

More than 30 teens arrested for disrupting downtown Chicago

Apr. 18, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Police say more than 30 teenagers have been arrested after large groups of high school students caused disruptions and started fights in downtown Chicago. The Chicago Tribune reports that Chief of Patrol Fred Waller says hundreds of teens were moving through the city Wednesday night and...

Anderson spikes bat, gets drilled; Royals top Chisox in 10

Apr. 17, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Tim Anderson says he isn't sure what he did to rile up the opposing pitcher or get ejected from the game. But he's certain of this much: He's not changing his ways. And if flipping a bat to celebrate a towering home run offends the other team, so be it. "It's all confusing," he said. "I'm...

Despite recusal, prosecutor told deputy Smollett overcharged

Apr. 17, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Despite recusing herself from the case, Chicago's top prosecutor weighed in on the allegations against Jussie Smollett last month, telling a deputy that she believed her office had overcharged the "Empire" actor, according to newly released texts and emails. The text message exchange...

Royals hit Anderson after ChiSox SS flips bat; benches clear

Apr. 17, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox youngster Tim Anderson was drilled by a fastball two innings after emphatically spiking his bat to celebrate a home run, sparking a benches-clearing fracas with the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday. Anderson chucked his bat toward Chicago's dugout while admiring his two-run shot off...

Bodyguard for 'El Chapo' son pleads guilty to conspiracy

Apr. 17, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A purported bodyguard of one of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's sons has pleaded guilty in Chicago to taking part in a drug conspiracy. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that 35-year-old Jesus Raul Beltran-Leon admitted Wednesday to his role in the 2013 sale of 46 kilograms of cocaine...

Moncada, Garcia power White Sox past Royals 5-1

Apr. 17, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Yoán Moncada is not looking back at his struggles in the past or forward to the promise of his future. The 23-year-old switch-hitter said he is having too much fun in the present. Moncada hit a pair of solo shots for his first multihomer game and Leury Garcia added a two-run drive to...

Man stabbed by fellow student at a university in Chicago

Apr. 16, 2019 11:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 20-year-old man was critically wounded after being stabbed by a fellow student at a university in Chicago. Police say the 20-year-old victim and the 42-year-old suspect were in one of East-West University's classrooms Tuesday afternoon when the older man stabbed the victim in the back with...