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Cubs put closer Morrow on DL; Darvish throws simulated game

Jun. 20, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs will have to get by without closer Brandon Morrow for a little while. The Cubs placed the right-hander on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday because of lower back tightness, leaving a short-handed bullpen without its most important piece. While Morrow went on the DL, Yu...

Lester wins 5th straight start, Cubs beat Dodgers 4-0

Jun. 20, 2018 6:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Whether they were making neat grabs or nailing runners at the plate, the Chicago Cubs came through with one sparkling play after another. It was just what Jon Lester needed. The four-time All-Star won his fifth straight start, Javier Baez backed him with three hits and two runs, and the Cubs...

Illinois coroner who withheld poor people's remains resigns

Jun. 20, 2018 4:00 PM EDT

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — A western Illinois coroner is resigning after facing criticism over his practice of keeping poor people's remains until their relatives could pay $1,000. Adams County Coroner James Keller said in his resignation letter Wednesday that he was stepping down effective July 10 to spend more...

Chicago teen eligible for parole next April in 2014 killing

Jun. 20, 2018 2:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago teenager who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting another 14-year-old girl in a street fight in 2014 that escalated from a Facebook feud over a boy will be eligible for parole in April next year. The teen, who turns 19 next month, struggled to hold back tears as she tried to read a...

The Latest: Chicago teen apologizes in Facebook feud slaying

Jun. 20, 2018 1:42 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a Chicago teenager convicted of murder in the shooting of another girl following a Facebook feud over a boy (all times local): 12:35 p.m. A Chicago teenager cried in court as she tried to read a statement before her sentencing for killing another girl in a...

Wounded boy stable after Bloomington shooting that killed 3

Jun. 20, 2018 11:31 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old boy is in stable condition after being wounded in a shooting that left three men dead at an apartment complex in central Illinois. Police in Bloomington haven't yet offered a potential motive for the Monday afternoon attack and no arrests have been...

Cubs beat Dodgers 2-1 in 10 innings for doubleheader split

Jun. 20, 2018 12:59 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Albert Almora Jr. got even. So did the Chicago Cubs. Almora hit a game-ending RBI single in the 10th inning, and the Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 on Tuesday night to salvage a split of their day-night doubleheader. Kris Bryant sparked the winning rally with a leadoff triple against...

Clevinger strikes out 10 as Indians beat White Sox 6-3

Jun. 19, 2018 11:29 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Clevinger has become a vital member of the Cleveland Indians' rotation. Clevinger struck out 10 and allowed one run in 7 2/3 innings, and Cleveland beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3 on Tuesday night. Clevinger (6-2) beat Chicago for the third time this season and was in command after...

3rd ex-Wheaton football player pleads guilty in hazing case

Jun. 19, 2018 6:53 PM EDT

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A third former member of a Christian college football team in suburban Chicago who faced felony charges in a 2016 hazing incident has pleaded guilty to lesser charges. Samuel TeBos of Allendale, Michigan, pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor battery and was sentenced to one year of...

Lawsuit: Chicago police falsely ID thousands as gang members

Jun. 19, 2018 6:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that the Chicago Police Department relies on an error-plagued database that names up to 195,000 people as gang members, including many who have never been in a gang. Many people were erroneously listed in the database simply because of a...