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Fowler drives in 4 runs in Cardinals 9-2 win over Brewers

Aug. 21, 2019 12:50 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dexter Fowler was focused more on his team getting a win rather than his own production. Fowler hit a bases-loaded double and drove in four runs, leading the St. Louis Cardinals past the Milwaukee Brewers 9-4 on Tuesday night in the second game of the series between NL Central contenders....

Hamels returns to form, helps Cubs beat Giants 5-3

Aug. 21, 2019 12:30 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cole Hamels is searching for his usual form. It's a work in progress. He found a way Tuesday night. Hamels pitched six innings for his first win in two months, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 5-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants. "It's just kind of the baby steps and getting back to...

Man who allegedly threatened abortion clinic held

Aug. 20, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man accused of posting messages on social media that threatened a deadly attack on an abortion clinic has been ordered held in custody. A federal judge on Tuesday said the conflicting personas of Farhan Sheikh suggest he might be unstable. A complaint unsealed Monday said Sheikh...

Cubs activate reliever Cishek from IL

Aug. 20, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have activated reliever Steve Cishek from the 10-day injured list. The 33-year-old Cishek was sidelined by left hip inflammation. The right-hander is 3-5 with seven saves and a 3.58 ERA in 54 games this season. The Cubs' bullpen is getting healthy again after dealing with a...

Lawsuits filed against operator of medical equipment cleaner

Aug. 20, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly three dozen people have sued the operator of a suburban Chicago medical equipment cleaning plant they claim emits fumes that have adversely affected their health, lawyers for the plaintiffs announced Tuesday. The 32 lawsuits filed against Sterigenics LLC this week in Cook County seek...

Suit alleges security guards had sex with Illinois students

Aug. 20, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges two security guards who worked at a public high school in suburban Chicago had sex with female students, and the school failed to adequately protect girls from purported predators. The 22-page suit says school officials knew or should have known the...

Psych exam ordered for man accused of firing gun at hospital

Aug. 20, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a mental health evaluation for an Indianapolis man accused of opening fire at a Chicago veterans hospital earlier this month. U.S. Magistrate Susan Cox said during a hearing Tuesday that there is "reason to be concerned' about 40-year-old Bernard Harvey Jr. as she...

Window washer rescued after broken rope leaves him hanging

Aug. 20, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Equipment failure left a window washer dangling outside a Chicago apartment building. Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford says the window washer was left hanging from scaffolding Tuesday when one of the ropes he was fastened to snapped, causing him to fall from the 54th floor to...

Judge to rule on tossing suit against Smollett in October

Aug. 20, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge hearing the city of Chicago's lawsuit against Jussie Smollett says she'll rule on the actor's request to toss the suit in October. The 10-minute status hearing Tuesday was the first since the civil case was moved to federal court from state court. The former "Empire" actor...

Sandoval blames entertainment vendor for fake Trump shooting

Aug. 20, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Democratic state senator is blaming an entertainment vendor at a weekend fundraiser for a mock assassination of Republican President Donald Trump. Chicago Sen. Martin Sandoval said Monday he and his staff had no prior knowledge of a man pointing a beverage dispenser shaped like a rifle at...