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Trial in 2015 slaying of 9-year-old Chicago boy to begin

Sep. 17, 2019 7:14 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The trial of two men charged in the 2015 slaying of a 9-year-old Chicago boy who was lured into an alley and shot to death is set to begin. The Cook County State's Attorney's Office says opening statements are set to start Tuesday as one jury will decide to acquit or convict Dwright...

Schwarber homers as Cubs beat Reds 8-2

Sep. 17, 2019 1:26 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Playing without Anthony Rizzo, the Chicago Cubs turned to Kyle Schwarber. And Nicholas Castellanos. And Alec Mills. It seemed like everyone helped out. Schwarber hit a three-run homer and made a diving catch in left field, and the Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-2 on Monday night for their...

Spangenberg lifts Brewers, ensures Padres' losing record

Sep. 17, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Corey Spangenberg helped the Milwaukee Brewers keep pace in their playoff push and ensured another losing season for his old team Spangenberg drove in three runs, including a tiebreaking, two-run triple in the fourth inning, and the Brewers beat the San Diego Padres 5-1 Monday night....

Indiana, Illinois AGs investigate after fetal remains found

Sep. 16, 2019 9:56 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's attorney general said Monday that he will work with his Illinois counterpart to investigate what he called the "grisly discovery" of more than 2,000 medically preserved fetal remains at the Illinois home of a late doctor who performed abortions in Indiana. Republican Attorney...

Reds INF VanMeter departs due to family medical issue

Sep. 16, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Josh VanMeter has left Cincinnati's game against the Chicago Cubs because of a family medical issue. VanMeter was replaced by a pinch hitter in the fourth inning Monday night. The 24-year-old rookie lined to center in the second in his only at-bat. VanMeter is batting .242 with eight homers...

Cubs 1B Rizzo diagnosed with moderate ankle sprain

Sep. 16, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — When Anthony Rizzo went down in the infield grass at Wrigley Field, it looked bad for the big first baseman and the Chicago Cubs. The result was somewhere in the middle. Rizzo will wear a walking boot for the next five to seven days after an MRI showed he had a moderate lateral right ankle...

Aaron Jones does 'unbelievable job' in win over Vikings

Sep. 16, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — What Aaron Jones did on Sunday is exactly what coach Matt LaFleur envisioned for the running game when he took over the reins of the Packers in January. Jones had 116 yards and a touchdown on a career-high 23 carries in Green Bay's 21-16 win over the Minnesota Vikings. "He did an...

Despite win, Bears have room to improve to make deep run

Sep. 16, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — It was ugly. It was gut wrenching. And it was, ultimately, a win for Chicago. A 16-14 victory at Denver on Sunday has the Bears breathing a little easier, and they can thank their dominant defense and kicker, of all people, for that. "What we saw yesterday was a team that was very...

The Latest: Indiana, Illinois AGs to probe fetal remains

Sep. 16, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the discovery of fetal remains at the Illinois home of a former Indiana abortion doctor (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Indiana's attorney general says he'll work with his Illinois counterpart to investigate last week's discovery of more than 2,000 medically preserved fetal...

Pigeon poops on lawmaker discussing pigeon poop problem

Sep. 16, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A pigeon apparently didn't think much of a lawmaker's ideas to address a messy situation at a Chicago Transit Authority stop known by some as "pigeon poop station." WBBM-TV reports that one of the birds did its business on the head of Democratic state Rep. Jaime Andrade as he was discussing...