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The Latest: 5 lower-level tennis tournaments in US canceled

Aug. 13, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Five lower-level tennis tournaments in the United States in September have been called off because of the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Tennis Association -- which plans to hold the U.S. Open and another tournament in New York...

Body ID'd after being found in car at Cahokia car dealership

Aug. 13, 2020 12:00 PM EDT

CAHOKIA, Ill. (AP) — A coroner has identified the decomposed remains of a woman whose body was found inside a car parked at an automotive repair shop and car dealership in Illinois’ Metro East region. The woman was identified as Michelle R. Johnson, 38, by St. Clair County coroner Calvin Dye Sr....

Editorial Roundup: New York

Aug. 13, 2020 11:40 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: Could the Beirut Explosion Be a Turning Point for Lebanon? The New York Times Aug. 12 The appalling negligence that left more than 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate sitting for more than six years at Lebanon’s port in...

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks after Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden introduced her as his running mate during a campaign event at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

'One of us': South Asians celebrate Harris as VP choice

Aug. 13, 2020 8:55 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two words summed up Tamani Jayasinghe’s exuberance for the first Indian American and Black woman to run for vice president: “Kamala Aunty.” That title of respect that goes beyond family in Asian circles immediately came to mind when Joe Biden announced Kamala Harris as...

In a photo provided by the Chicago Police Department is Edgar Roman, 25. Roman was ordered held Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, for using an SUV to strike and kill a pedestrian and injure her daughter while they walked along a Chicago street. During a bond hearing, Cook County prosecutors said they haven’t come up with the motive in Roman using his vehicle to strike and kill Zoraleigh Ryan, 55, of Chandler, Ariz., and injuring her 20-year-old daughter. (Chicago Police Department via AP)

Chicago police: Driver struck pedestrian twice, killing her

Aug. 12, 2020 10:04 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man was ordered held Wednesday for using an SUV to strike and kill a pedestrian and injure her daughter while they walked along a Chicago street. During a bond hearing, Cook County prosecutors said they haven’t come up with the motive of Edgar Roman, 25, in using his vehicle to...

This Tuesday, May 6, 2014, photo shows the exterior of the Orange Avenue side of the Orlando Sentinel building in Orlando, Fla. In an announcement Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, Tribune Publishing Company said it's closing the newsrooms of five newspapers including The Daily News in Manhattan, the Orlando Sentinel and The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. The Chicago-based newspaper chain said the decision was made as the company evaluates its real estate needs in light of health and economic conditions related to the coronavirus pandemic. (Joshua C. Cruey/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

Tribune closing 5 newsrooms including NY Daily News

Aug. 12, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

Tribune Publishing Company, which owns some of the most storied newspapers in American journalism, said Wednesday that it is closing the newsrooms at five of them, including New York's Daily News and The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. The company said the newspapers — including the Orlando...

City municipal crews help guide the Christopher Columbus statue in Grant Park as it is removed by a crane, Friday, July 24, 2020, in Chicago. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020 announced the formation of a committee to review the city’s monuments three weeks after ordering the removal of three statues honoring Christopher Columbus. (Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Chicago mayor names committee to review public monuments

Aug. 12, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday announced the formation of a committee to review the city’s monuments three weeks after ordering the removal of three statues honoring Christopher Columbus. In announcing the committee, Lightfoot said her administration will also commission...

Timberland store is damaged after looting broke out overnight in the Loop and surrounding neighborhoods, Monday morning, Aug. 10, 2020 in Chicago.  Police Superintendent David Brown says when police shot a man who opened fire on officers Sunday, the incident apparently prompted a social media post urging looters to converge on the business district.  (Ashlee Rezin Garcia /Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Chicago Police post looting videos to identify suspects

Aug. 12, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police started giving people another look Wednesday at the looting that happened downtown and around the city this week and are hoping they will recognize suspects and provide their names and other information that will help detectives make arrests. Chief of Detectives Brendan...

FILE - In this May 11, 1994, file photo, Detroit Pistons guard Isiah Thomas announces his retirement from basketball at the Palace of Auburn Hills, Mich. Thomas' Olympic hopes were denied, not once but twice. Thomas was famously left off the U.S. Olympic team — the first Dream Team — that won a gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics with ease. But he could have been an Olympian 12 years earlier, had the Americans not boycotted the 1980 Moscow Games. (AP Photo/Richard Sheinwald, File)

Isiah Thomas' Olympic hopes were denied, not once but twice

Aug. 12, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

Isiah Thomas loved to play road games, and the ones he could have been part of in 1980 might have been unlike any other in his career. The Olympics. Inside the Soviet Union. During the Cold War. Much still gets made of how Thomas was famously left off the U.S. Olympic team — the first Dream Team —...

Mike Jacobis pushes a portion of tree trunk away as a neighbor helps on the ground in northwest Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The tree, which fell in Monday's storm, fell and damaged Jacobis' porch and the roof over a second-floor bedroom and closet. (Liz Martin/The Gazette via AP)

'Kicked in the teeth': Devastation mounts from Midwest storm

Aug. 12, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The impact of a wind storm that tore through the Midwest continued to grow Wednesday, as widespread power outages kept businesses closed, limited communication, spoiled food and caused long lines at gas stations. The rare storm known as a derecho hit Monday, devastating parts of the...