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Jesse Robinson sits on his porch, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. Robinson has received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. With millions of Americans waiting for their chance to get the coronavirus vaccine, a fortunate few are getting bumped to the front of the line as clinics scramble to get rid of extra, perishable doses at the end of the day. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Lucky few hit COVID-19 vaccine jackpot for rare extra doses

Jan. 22, 2021 1:18 AM EST

Fortune struck one man in the bakery aisle at the supermarket. Two others were working the night shift at a Subway sandwich shop. Yet another was plucked from a list of 15,000 hopefuls. With millions of Americans waiting for their chance to get the coronavirus vaccine, a lucky few are getting bumped to the front...

James, Lakers open long trip by beating Bucks 113-106

Jan. 21, 2021 11:56 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — LeBron James says the results of last season's NBA awards voting didn’t provide extra motivation as his Los Angeles Lakers prepared to face Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. He had more important things on his mind. James scored a season-high 34 points in the opener of...

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown, left, followed by Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan walk up to the podium to address reporters on the rise in carjackings in Chicago and surrounding communities at Chicago Police Headquarters, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Chicago police announces plan to combat surge in carjackings

Jan. 21, 2021 9:39 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police officials said Thursday they will put a stronger focus on prosecution and increased collaboration with other police agencies to combat a spike in carjackings. Carjackings rose about 135% last year to 1,415 and continue at a high pace this year, with the youngest carjacker in...

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2019, file photo, Chicago White Sox's Tim Anderson smiles in the dugout during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. Anderson landed a spot on a video game cover Thursday, Jan.21. He'd like a World Series ring to go with it. Anderson sees no reason why the White Sox can't win it all after loading up on the heels of a breakthrough playoff season. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

ChiSox's Anderson lands video game cover; next up, a ring?

Jan. 21, 2021 7:49 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox star Tim Anderson has landed a spot on the cover of a video game. He wants a World Series ring to go with it. Anderson sees no reason why the White Sox can't win it all after loading up on the heels of a breakthrough playoff season. “Anything's possible,” he said....

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2018, file photo, Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks shouts during the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta. Wilks is returning to coaching as the defensive coordinator at Missouri. Wilks, who was hired by Tigers coach Eli Drinkwitz on Thursday, Jan, 21, 2021, took last year off after spending the previous 14 seasons in the NFL.  (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

Ex-Cardinals coach Wilks new defensive coordinator at Mizzou

Jan. 21, 2021 7:33 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Steve Wilks is returning to coaching as the defensive coordinator at Missouri. Wilks, who was hired by Tigers coach Eli Drinkwitz on Thursday, took last year off after spending the previous 14 seasons in the NFL. The stint was highlighted by a year as the head coach of the Arizona...

This undated photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Detective Young Clifton Hobson. On Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, David Walsh, a Chicago man who was paroled after serving less than 20 years for the 1968 murder of Hobson, was sentenced to life in prison for a 2018 bank robbery, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. (Courtesy of Chicago Police Department via AP)

Man who murdered Chicago cop gets life for bank robbery

Jan. 21, 2021 7:19 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man who was paroled after serving less than 20 years for the 1968 murder of a police officer has been sentenced to life in prison for a 2018 bank robbery, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. Judge Gary Feinerman on Wednesday handed the sentence to David Walsh, 74, who...

Chicago teachers begin vote to defy order to return to class

Jan. 21, 2021 5:24 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers began voting Thursday to defy orders to report for in-person class next week ahead of elementary students' return, actions the nation's third-largest school district said could lead to “an illegal strike.” The Chicago Teachers Union fiercely opposes Chicago...

This undated photo provided by the Cook County Sheriff's Office shows David Pasulka. Pasulka a prominent Chicago family law attorney who was charged last summer with sexually assaulting a colleague has been charged with doing the same thing to two other women. Prosecutors outlined the new charges of of sexual assault, aggravated sex assault and criminal sexual abuse against Pasulka during a court hearing Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (Cook County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Chicago family law attorney charged with more sex crimes

Jan. 21, 2021 5:23 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A prominent Chicago family law attorney who was charged last summer with sexually assaulting a colleague has been charged with doing the same thing to two other women, including a client who says he told her that if he didn't have sex with him, she'd lose custody of her children. Prosecutors...

Chicago teachers to vote on walkout over reopening dispute

Jan. 20, 2021 11:23 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union’s House of Delegates on Wednesday approved a resolution that would have its members stay out of the classroom until it reaches an agreement on health and safety protocols with the school district. The resolution now goes to the union’s 25,000 members...

FILE - In this March 4, 2020 file photo, Casey Urlacher walks out of the Dirksen Federal Courthouse, in Chicago. Urlacher, mayor of the tiny Chicago suburb of Mettawa and brother of Chicago Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urbacher, received a pardon by President Donald Trump, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2020, for pending federal charges that he recruited for a multi-million dollar illegal offshore gambling ring. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Football great Brian Urlacher's brother pardoned by Trump

Jan. 20, 2021 3:12 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The brother of Chicago Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher has been pardoned of federal charges that he recruited for a multimillion-dollar illegal offshore gambling ring, Casey Urlacher, the mayor of the tiny Chicago suburb of Mettawa, was among those pardoned in the final hours of...