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Pregnant woman seeks deportation asylum in Chicago church

May. 22, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A pregnant woman is seeking asylum in a Chicago church after she says she received a deportation order requiring her to leave the U.S. by Thursday. Adilene Marquina, 34, who has a high-risk pregnancy and is afraid to travel back to Mexico, is staying at the Faith, Life and Hope Mission on...

Chicago police kill man during armed standoff

May. 22, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say officers fatally shot an armed man who had barricaded himself in a home on the city's South Side after he apparently fired a weapon. Police say officers arrived shortly after a man called 911 at about 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to report that his son was upset and had armed...

2 bullets strike bus after students taken to Chicago museum

May. 22, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Police say stray gunfire struck a suburban school bus after it dropped students at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. Chicago police and Northbrook School District 28 officials said only the driver was aboard the bus Tuesday morning when two bullets struck the vehicle....

40-year sentence sought for man convicted of sex trafficking

May. 22, 2019 7:42 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors are seeking a 40-year prison sentence for man found guilty of sex-trafficking a Chicago teenager who was murdered. Joseph Hazley was found guilty in March of sex-trafficking 16-year-old Desiree Robinson and two other victims. Robinson was allegedly killed in December 2016...

Báez's pinch-hit single lifts Cubs over Phillies 3-2

May. 22, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The heart of the Chicago Cubs' lineup, including a taped-up Javier Báez, proved to be too much for the Philadelphia Phillies and their tired bullpen. Báez's pinch-hit single capped a two-run, ninth-inning rally and lifted the Cubs over Philadelphia 3-2 on Tuesday night to stop the...

Verlander has season-best 12 Ks in 5-1 win over White Sox

May. 22, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — As Houston's Justin Verlander flirted with a no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox, he took a moment to scan the seats behind home plate to see whether childhood idol Nolan Ryan, who threw a record seven no-hitters, was watching from his usual seat behind the plate. After throwing two...

Former judge files new motions in Jussie Smollett case

May. 21, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A former judge who wants a special prosecutor appointed in the Jussie Smollett case is back in court with new motions to obtain her goal. Sheila O'Brien on Tuesday filed three motions in Cook County Circuit Court attempting to get the case before a different judge. At a hearing last week,...

Chicago mayor keeping on Emanuel appointees in key posts

May. 21, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she is retaining several appointees of the previous mayor in key posts, including the city's police superintendent. Lightfoot, who was sworn in as mayor on Monday, announced Superintendent Eddie Johnson is among a group of officials from former Mayor Rahm...

The Latest: California also suing over Trump health rule

May. 21, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on states suing the Trump administration over a rule allowing medical providers to cite religious beliefs in declining to perform abortions (all times local): 4:30 p.m. California has joined nearly two dozen states and municipalities in suing the federal government to stop a new...

States sue over rule allowing clinicians to refuse abortions

May. 21, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two dozen states and municipalities sued the federal government Tuesday to stop a new rule that lets health care clinicians decline to provide abortions and other services that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs. A Manhattan federal court lawsuit asked a judge to declare the...