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Laurence Msall, leader of Illinois tax watchdog group, dies

Feb. 06, 2023 06:46 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Laurence Msall, the longtime president of a nonpartisan Illinois tax and budget watchdog group and a former aide to two governors, died following complications from surgery. He was 61. Msall had been the Civic Federation's president since January 2002. He died...

Grammys 2023 live updates: Latest news from red carpet, show

Feb. 06, 2023 00:10 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Follow along for real-time, on-the-carpet and behind-the-scenes updates on the 2023 Grammy Awards from The Associated Press. Live updates — any times Pacific — are brought to you by AP journalists at the show in Los Angeles and around the country. ___ ...

Truex wins NASCAR's sloppy return to Los Angeles Coliseum

Feb. 05, 2023 23:14 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. won NASCAR's return to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for its season-opening exhibition race — a sloppy Sunday night extravaganza in which the Wiz Khalifa halftime show might have been the most entertaining part of the event. Truex took the...

Program's head says Iowa school shooting won't deter him

Feb. 05, 2023 15:00 PM EST

The founder of an educational program for at-risk youth in Des Moines says he will remain “all in on helping kids that are not reachable in so many peoples' eyes” after he was wounded in last month's shooting that killed two students. Will Keeps, 49, a former Chicago gang member...

New-look Logano leads NASCAR back to the L.A. Coliseum

Feb. 04, 2023 19:14 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joey Logano arrived at the first event of the season with a jet black shock of thick hair and a banner in the grandstands advertising the company that treated NASCAR's reigning champion for alopecia and early baldness. “Ask Joey!” the company Hairclub urged...

Cardet has 13 in Chicago State's 62-49 win against Hartford

Feb. 04, 2023 17:49 PM EST

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Wesley Cardet Jr.'s 13 points helped Chicago State defeat Hartford 62-49 on Saturday. Cardet also contributed three steals for the Cougars (8-17). Bryce Johnson added 12 points and six rebounds. Jahsean Corbett scored 11 points, while adding 11 rebounds....

Chicago announces best monikers in snowplow naming contest

Feb. 03, 2023 17:44 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — City officials in Chicago have announced the winning monikers in their “You Name a Snowplow” contest — and they’re so Chicago. The contest began in December 2022. In the first contest of its kind, Chicago city staff chose 50 finalists, and residents had...

White Sox acquire reliever German in trade with Red Sox

Feb. 03, 2023 14:59 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox acquired reliever Franklin German in a trade with the Boston Red Sox on Friday. The White Sox sent minor league right-hander Theo Denlinger to Boston for German, who made his major league debut in September. Right-hander Jason Bilous was...

US Open champ Ogilvy back from Down Under and back to golf

Feb. 03, 2023 11:21 AM EST

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — No matter what golf course design Geoff Ogilvy had in his head or on paper, he spent the better part of three years staring into a computer screen for video calls on those projects until he realized what he had been missing. “Golf is still the best job...

Streaking Stanford smacks Utah 78-72 for 5th straight win

Feb. 02, 2023 22:53 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Spencer Jones scored 22 points, shooting 8 for 12, and reserve Michael Jones scored 15 as Stanford beat Utah 78-72 on Thursday night for its fifth straight victory. Michael O’Connell and Brandon Angel both scored 11 for Stanford. O'Connell added seven...