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Day 2 of deliberations on death penalty in scholar's slaying

Jul. 18, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) —  Jurors have resumed deliberations on whether an ex-University of Illinois doctoral student should be put to death for slaying a 26-year-old scholar from China. Thursday is the second day of deliberations in the penalty stage of the federal case against Brendt Christensen. Jurors...

Woman who got postcard sent in 1993 tracks down sender

Jul. 18, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois woman who recently got a 1993 postcard in her mailbox has tracked down the man who sent it to his children more than two decades ago. Kim Draper's story about the mysterious Hong Kong postcard was published in The State Journal-Register in Springfield and picked up by...

Pumpsie Green, 1st black player on Boston Red Sox, dies

Jul. 18, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Former Boston Red Sox infielder Elijah "Pumpsie" Green, the first black player on the last major league team to field one, has died. He was 85. The Red Sox said Green, who lived in California most of his life, died Wednesday at in a hospital in San Leandro, near Oakland; no cause of death was...

Jury deliberates death penalty in Chinese scholar's slaying

Jul. 17, 2019 10:42 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) —  Jurors began deliberating but didn't reach a decision Wednesday on whether a former University of Illinois doctoral student should be put to death for the brutal slaying of a scholar from China he abducted at a bus stop. Brent Christensen's attorney, Elisabeth Pollock, teared up...

Romario Williams scores in 90th, Crew tie Fire 2-2

Jul. 17, 2019 10:13 PM EDT

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Romario Williams scored on a header in the 90th minute, shortly after entering as a second-half substitute, and the Columbus Crew tied the Chicago Fire 2-2 on Wednesday night. Columbus (5-14-3) snapped a five-game losing streak, but has just one win in its last 16 matches. Chicago...

No-hit bid fails, Padres settle for 3-2 win over Miami

Jul. 17, 2019 10:12 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Rookie right-hander Chris Paddack took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and two relievers got the final four outs to complete a three-hitter and help the San Diego Padres beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 Wednesday night. The Padres, who played their first game in 1969, are the only major league...

White Sox put Jiménez on IL with nerve contusion in arm

Jul. 17, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have placed rookie outfielder Eloy Jiménez on the 10-day injured list with an ulnar nerve contusion in his right arm. The move comes a day after Jiménez collided with outfielder Charlie Tilson in the first inning Tuesday against the Kansas City...

Darvish finally wins at Wrigley, Cubs top Reds 5-2

Jul. 17, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Yu Darvish finally had a reason to celebrate at Wrigley Field. Darvish tossed six innings of two-hit, shutout ball to earn his first win at the iconic ballpark as a Cub and lead Chicago past the Cincinnati Reds 5-2 on Wednesday. Kris Bryant and Addison Russell homered for the only hits off...

The Latest: Illinois jury goes home without sentence verdict

Jul. 17, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing in the slaying of a visiting Chinese scholar (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Jurors have gone home after a first day of deliberations without a decision on whether a former University of Illinois doctoral student should be put to death for slaying a young...

Grounding of Boeing jet complicates United's 2020 planning

Jul. 17, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The grounding of Boeing 737 Max airplanes is making it harder for United Airlines to plan for next year. United Chief Financial Officer Gerry Laderman told analysts on a conference call Wednesday that they can assume that United won't get all the Max jets it was expecting from Boeing through...