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Challenge accepted: Richardson steps in as Blackhawks coach

Jun. 29, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks were one of the NHL's worst teams last season, and their general manager is talking about a potentially long rebuilding process. They are listening to trade offers for their top goal scorer, and the situation at goaltender is murky at best. ...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jun. 29, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Clinics scramble to divert patients as states ban abortion

Jun. 29, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

They call her, desperate, scared and often broke. Some are rape and domestic violence victims. Others are new mothers, still breastfeeding infants. Another pregnancy so soon, they say, is something they just can't handle. “Heart wrenching,” said Angela Huntington, an abortion...

R. Kelly timeline: Shining star to convicted sex trafficker

Jun. 29, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

R. Kelly's musical accomplishments have been accompanied by a long history of allegations that he sexually abused women and children. Now the R&B singer has been sentenced to spend the next three decades behind bars. A jury found Kelly guilty in September of sex trafficking...

Parker's 25 points, 11 rebounds lead Chicago past Sun 91-83

Jun. 29, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Candace Parker had a season-high 25 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, Kahleah Copper scored 15 points and Chicago beat the Connecticut Sun 91-83 on Wednesday for the Sky's fourth straight victory. Parker made a no-look pass to Kahleah Copper with 33.5 seconds...

Hard-line conservative Reps. Boebert, Miller win primaries

Jun. 29, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of Congress’ staunchest conservatives repelled more centrist alternatives to lock up Republican nominations on Tuesday, even as the party’s voters chose to turn out a six-term incumbent in Mississippi. Illinois Republican Rep. Mary Miller won her primary...

Homer Markel wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Illinois' 12th Congressional District.

Jun. 29, 2022 12:16 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homer Markel wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Illinois' 12th Congressional District.

Scott Gryder wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Illinois' 14th Congressional District.

Jun. 29, 2022 12:14 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scott Gryder wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Illinois' 14th Congressional District.

Catalina Lauf wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Illinois' 11th Congressional District.

Jun. 29, 2022 10:36 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Catalina Lauf wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Illinois' 11th Congressional District.

Lawsuit filed by family of woman killed while parasailing

Jun. 29, 2022 08:41 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The family of a 33-year-old Illinois woman who was killed while parasailing in the Florida Keys last month has filed a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit against the boat company, attorneys said. Supraja Alaparthi was killed, her 9-year-old nephew was seriously...