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Quintana pitches 7 strong, Báez jukes, Cubs beat Dodgers 7-2

Apr. 24, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — José Quintana was the star of the show. Even better than Javier Báez's dance around David Freese. Quintana pitched seven crisp innings in his third straight win, and the Chicago Cubs used a fast start to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 on Tuesday night. "He was once again on top...

Garrett Popcorn sues ex-employee it says stole its recipes

Apr. 23, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The owner of a famed Chicago popcorn business has sued a former employee, accusing her of stealing thousands of files including information about its secret recipes. Garrett Popcorn Shops filed the federal lawsuit Monday against Aisha Putnam, one of three people the company says knows the...

Police release father's 911 call reporting son missing

Apr. 23, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A father told police that he'd looked around his house, garage and the surrounding neighborhood in suburban Chicago, looking for his 5-year-old son who was not home when he returned after a doctor's appointment, according to a recording of a 911 call released Tuesday. In the 911 call last...

The Latest: Hearing about missing boy's brother continued

Apr. 23, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the missing suburban Chicago 5-year-old boy (all times local): 7:20 p.m. A custody hearing involving the brother of a missing suburban Chicago boy and their parents has been continued. JoAnn Cunningham and Andrew Freund Sr., the parents of missing 5-year-old Andrew "AJ" Freund,...

Cubs SS Russell joining Triple-A Iowa to prepare for return

Apr. 23, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs shortstop Addison Russell is joining Triple-A Iowa to prepare for his return from a 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. Russell is expected to play when Iowa begins a nine-game homestand Wednesday night against Nashville. He had stayed in...

Brothers sue Jussie Smollett's lawyers, claiming defamation

Apr. 23, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers who say they helped Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself sued the "Empire" actor's attorneys on Tuesday, accusing them of defamation by continuing to insist publicly that the brothers carried out a real, bigoted attack on Smollett despite knowing...

Pace sees few glaring draft needs for Bears after big jump

Apr. 23, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — General manager Ryan Pace understands the idea that the Chicago Bears need to draft a running back. He's just not necessarily buying it. Pace doesn't see too many big holes on the roster with the draft starting Thursday after Chicago made a worst-to-first jump last season. The...

Former Kansas guard Charlie Moore transfers to DePaul

Apr. 23, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Kansas guard Charlie Moore is returning home to Chicago to play for DePaul. Coach Dave Leitao announced the move Tuesday, making DePaul Moore's third school. He began his career at California and played one season at Kansas. Moore averaged 2.9 points in 35 games as a sophomore after...

The Latest: Smollett's attorneys call lawsuit 'ridiculous'

Apr. 23, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit filed against Jussie Smollett's attorneys (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Jussie Smollett's attorneys say a lawsuit accusing them of defaming two brothers who say they helped the "Empire" actor stage an attack against himself is "ridiculous." Attorneys Mark Geragos and...

Smollett case could undermine prosecutor's reform efforts

Apr. 23, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

Chicago's top prosecutor drew heavy criticism after she recused herself from the case against Jussie Smollett and then complained in text messages to a subordinate that her office had overcharged the "Empire" actor. But anyone who has followed Kim Foxx's work recognized in the texts the same reforms she has been...