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Judge orders psych evaluation for Illinois man charged in 4 killings

Apr. 15, 2024 20:33 PM EDT

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A judge on Monday ordered a psychiatric evaluation for a northern Illinois man charged with killing four people and injuring seven others by stabbing, beating and driving over them. Winnebago County Judge Debra Schafer ordered the evaluation for Christian Soto...

News organizations urge Biden and Trump to commit to presidential debates during the 2024 campaign

Apr. 14, 2024 16:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Twelve news organizations on Sunday urged presumptive presidential nominees Joe Biden and Donald Trump to agree to debates, saying they were a “rich tradition” that have been part of every general election campaign since 1976. While Trump, who did not...

Cody Bradford, Adolis García help Rangers beat A's 6-2 to end 3-game skid

Apr. 11, 2024 09:03 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cody Bradford struck out seven in another strong start, Adolis García had a two-run single among three hits and the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 6-2 on Wednesday night, stopping a three-game losing streak. Shea Langeliers struck out twice and...

Brunson scores 45 in second straight 40-point game, Knicks beat Bulls 128-117

Apr. 10, 2024 15:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jalen Brunson scored 45 in his second straight 40-point game, and the New York Knicks beat the Chicago Bulls 128-117 on Tuesday night. Brunson delivered his 10th 40-point game this season after scoring 43 in a win at Milwaukee on Sunday. He joined Bernard King and...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Apr. 09, 2024 07:13 AM EDT

Chicago Tribune. April 4, 2024. Editorial: Republicans are right to call out failings of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Illinois Prisoner Review Board Jayden Perkins’ death shines a tragic spotlight on Prisoner Review Board The horrifying case of Crosetti...

Alvarez and Caratini homer as Astros beat Rangers 10-5 for a series split after Valdez scratched

Apr. 08, 2024 23:39 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Yordan Alvarez homered for the second game in a row, among his three hits as Houston rallied from an early deficit to beat the Texas Rangers 10-5 on Monday night after Astros scheduled starter Framber Valdez was scratched because of elbow soreness. No. 9...

Inside Missy Elliott's first headlining tour, with Busta Rhymes, Ciara and Timbaland

Apr. 08, 2024 08:52 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At a 24,000-square-foot studio near downtown Los Angeles, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes and Ciara are preparing to film the video announcement for a tour no one saw coming. This summer, the trio — along with legendary producer Timbaland — will hit the road for...

Even in the age of Google Earth, people still buy globes. Here's why they remain so alluring

Apr. 07, 2024 05:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Find a globe in your local library or classroom and try this: Close the eyes, spin it and drop a finger randomly on its curved, glossy surface. You’re likely to pinpoint a spot in the water, which covers 71% of the planet. Maybe you’ll alight on a place you’ve...

Crimson Tide trying to slow down the UConn juggernaut in the Final Four

Apr. 05, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Alabama coach Nate Oats had to rebuild his roster and replace three assistant coaches. The pieces ended up fitting perfectly. The fast-and-furious Crimson Tide were among one of the nation's best offenses all season and rolled into the program's first Final...

Makira Cook's strong 2nd half leads Illinois past Villanova 71-57 for inaugural WBIT championship

Apr. 03, 2024 21:08 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Makira Cook rebounded from first-half foul trouble by scoring 22 of her 27 points in the second half and Kendall Bostic had 15 points and 15 rebounds, leading fourth-seeded Illinois past top-seeded Villanova 71-57 on Wednesday night to win the first Women's Basketball...