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Contract reached to fund ferry linking Kentucky, Illinois

Jul. 05, 2022 03:02 AM EDT

MARION, Ky. (AP) — A new contract has been reached to continue service by the Cave-in-Rock Ferry, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said. The ferry connects Kentucky 91 in Crittenden County with Illinois 1 in Hardin County, Illinois, carrying some 500 vehicles daily over the Ohio...

Arraez gets 3 hits as Twins beat White Sox 6-3 in 10 innings

Jul. 05, 2022 00:29 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Luis Arraez had three hits, including a tiebreaking RBI single in Minnesota’s four-run 10th inning, and the Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3 on Monday night. Arraez’s leadoff grounder against Joe Kelly (0-2) drove in pinch-runner Gilberto Celestino. Jorge...

White Sox, MLB decide to play game after parade shooting

Jul. 05, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox talked to Major League Baseball on Monday about postponing their game against the Minnesota Twins after a gunman opened fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago, killing at least six people. After the team's conversation with MLB...

6 dead, 30 hurt in shooting at Chicago-area July 4 parade

Jul. 04, 2022 22:50 PM EDT

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A gunman on a rooftop opened fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago on Monday, killing at least six people, wounding at least 30 and sending hundreds of marchers, parents with strollers and children on bicycles fleeing in terror, police said. ...

Caratini's HR in 10th gives Brewers 5-2 victory over Cubs

Jul. 04, 2022 22:07 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — With one swing of the bat, Victor Caratini turned a forgettable performance into one of the most memorable moments of his career. After striking out in each of his first four plate appearances, Caratini hit a three-run homer off Scott Effross with two outs in the...

Uneasy US tries to fete a July 4 marred by parade shooting

Jul. 04, 2022 21:59 PM EDT

A shooting that left at least six people dead at an Independence Day parade in a Chicago suburb rattled Monday's celebrations across the U.S. and further rocked a country already awash in turmoil over high court rulings on abortion and guns as well as hearings on the Jan. 6 insurrection. ...

Police chief: Person of interest in July 4 shooting at Chicago-area parade is in custody after brief chase

Jul. 04, 2022 19:57 PM EDT
HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — Police chief: Person of interest in July 4 shooting at Chicago-area parade is in custody after brief chase.

A list of recent high-profile shootings in the US

Jul. 04, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

The latest high-profile shooting in the United States happened on July Fourth, when a gunman opened fire on parade-goers in a Chicago suburb. Other notable episodes of gun violence in recent weeks: VESTAVIA HILLS, ALABAMA At least two...

Cubs activate OF Seiya Suzuki from IL for Brewers series

Jul. 04, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chicago Cubs rookie outfielder Seiya Suzuki has been activated from the injured list after missing about five weeks with a sprained left ring finger. Suzuki was back in the lineup and in the cleanup spot for the Cubs’ Monday game against Milwaukee. Cubs manager...

Police: Chicago-area July 4 parade shooter on loose, residents asked to shelter in place; 6 confirmed dead, 24 injured

Jul. 04, 2022 14:12 PM EDT
HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — Police: Chicago-area July 4 parade shooter on loose, residents asked to shelter in place; 6 confirmed dead, 24 injured.