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A judge adds 11 years to the sentence for a man in a Chicago bomb plot

Jul. 19, 2024 19:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man convicted of plotting to blow up a Chicago bar will have to spend another 11 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly resentenced Adel Daoud to 27 years in prison on Friday, the Chicago Tribune reported. U.S. District Judge Sharon...

GOP convention sets the stage for the Democratic convention in Chicago, activists and police say

Jul. 19, 2024 12:09 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Activists who marched outside the Republican National Convention are trumpeting their efforts, despite crowd estimates falling short. Milwaukee police are praising their cooperation with other agencies in convention security, even as Ohio officers face scrutiny for shooting and...

Today in History: July 19, the Seneca Falls Convention

Jul. 19, 2024 00:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, July 19, the 201st day of 2024. There are 165 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 19, 1848, the first “Convention to discuss the social, civil and religious condition and rights of...

Comedian Bob Newhart, deadpan master of sitcoms and telephone monologues, dies at 94

Jul. 18, 2024 21:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Newhart, the deadpan accountant-turned-comedian who became one of the most popular TV stars of his time after striking gold with a classic comedy album, has died at 94. Jerry Digney, Newhart's publicist, says the actor died Thursday in Los Angeles after a...

Artists are taking things into their own hands to protect their work from generative AI

Jul. 18, 2024 10:38 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The oil painting depicts a woman standing on a podium, her arm aloft as she grasps a laurel crown in her hand. A scarlet cloak drapes across her chest as she stares at the viewer. To the naked eye, the painting looks like a normal piece in an online portfolio. But the version...

Caitlin Clark breaks WNBA's game assists record with 19 in Fever's loss to Wings

Jul. 17, 2024 23:15 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Caitlin Clark smiled and hesitated just long enough for Indiana teammate Aliyah Boston to intercept the answer for what it meant to the rookie to set a WNBA record with 19 assists in a game. Clark's milestone came in the Fever’s 101-93 loss to the Dallas...

Prominent Democrat Schiff calls for Biden to withdraw, but party aims to nominate before convention

Jul. 17, 2024 21:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — California Rep. Adam Schiff on Wednesday became the highest-profile Democrat to call for President Joe Biden to drop his reelection bid, even as the party pushed ahead with plans for a virtual vote to formally make Biden its nominee in the first week of August. ...

Bears agree to deals with QB Caleb Williams, wide receiver Rome Odunze

Jul. 17, 2024 17:59 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears locked in their top two rookies, agreeing to four-year contracts with No. 1 overall draft pick Caleb Williams and No. 9 selection Rome Odunze and avoiding any training camp drama with their prized quarterback and wide receiver. The Bears announced...

First Industrial Realty Trust: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 17, 2024 16:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — CHICAGO (AP) — First Industrial Realty Trust Inc. (FR) on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. The results beat Wall Street expectations. The Chicago-based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $89.6...

United: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 17, 2024 16:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines Holdings Inc. (UAL) on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $1.32 billion. On a per-share basis, the Chicago-based company said it had net income of $3.96. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to $4.14 per...