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Chicago police officers investigate the scene of a deadly shooting where a 7-year-old girl and a man were fatally shot in Chicago on Sunday, July 5, 2020. At least a dozen people were killed in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend, police said. Scores of people were shot and wounded. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune via AP)

7-year-old among 13 killed in weekend shootings in Chicago

Jul. 5, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — At least 13 people, including a 7-year-old girl at a family party and a teenage boy, were killed in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend, police said. At least 59 others were shot and wounded. In one shooting, just before midnight Saturday, four males opened fire on a large gathering in...

The Latest: South Korea has 63 newly confirmed virus cases

Jul. 2, 2020 10:56 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 63 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 as health authorities scramble to mobilize public health tools to the southwestern city of Gwangju, where more than 50 people were found sickened over the past week. The figures announced by the Korea Centers for Disease Control...

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Surge protection: Some travelers face quarantine in Chicago

Jul. 2, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — People traveling to Chicago from 15 states with increasing numbers of confirmed cases of the coronavirus will have to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival or face possible fines, city officials announced Thursday. To comply with the order that takes effect Monday, travelers must stay at a...

Toddler wounded in latest child shooting in Chicago

Jul. 1, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 3-year-old girl was shot and wounded while playing with other children in the front yard of a home on Chicago’s South Side — the latest in a spate of child shootings in the city. The girl’s mother ran outside and found her daughter on the ground after a relative heard...

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2019, file photo, former Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson participates in a news conference at police headquarters in Chicago. Documents, audio of a civilian 911 call and police body camera footage showing the former head of Chicago police allegedly asleep in October at the wheel of his vehicle were released to the public Monday, June 29, 2020, by the city of Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Chicago releases video of ex-top cop asleep at the wheel

Jun. 29, 2020 9:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Documents, audio of a civilian 911 call and police body camera footage showing the former head of Chicago police allegedly asleep in October at the wheel of his vehicle were released to the public Monday by the city of Chicago. A civilian saw former Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie...

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown addresses the city's weekend gun violence during a news conference at CPD headquarters, Monday, June 29, 2020. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

1,200 extra Chicago cops to be deployed over July 4 weekend

Jun. 29, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's police superintendent said Monday that he plans to flood the city's streets with additional officers during the long July 4 weekend in an effort to avoid a repeat of particularly bloody recent weekends and despite pressure to keep officer overtime to a minimum. “We didn't do...

Shootings across Chicago kill 3 kids; activists seek change

Jun. 28, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Activists and local leaders called for more state and federal support Sunday as weekend shootings across Chicago left three children dead, including a 10-year-old who was struck by a stray bullet that came through an apartment window. The Saturday night death was among at least 10 shooting...

FILE - In this Friday, June 5, 2020 file photo Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara speaks to reporters outside the FOP lodge in Chicago. The Illinois Supreme Court says Chicago can keep all records of complaints about police officers no matter how old they are. The court ruled 6-1 on Thursday, June, 18, 2020, that state law trumps a provision of the police union's contract with the city that calls for records more than five years old to be destroyed. Catanzara was bitterly disappointed in the ruling, saying that preserving reports could hurt and haunt police officers in the city for years to come, whether or not they did anything wrong. (Tyler LaRiviere/Sun Times via AP, File)

Court: Chicago can preserve old records of police complaints

Jun. 18, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Chicago can keep all records of complaints against police officers that are more than five years old, delivering a victory for police reform advocates who say the records are crucial to keeping track of officers accused of brutality...

A woman and two children pass protesters sitting on La Salle Street in front of Chicago's City Hall, Wednesday, June 17, 2020, demanding that Mayor Lori Lightfoot enact the ordinance for an all-elected Civilian Police Accountability Council, CPAC. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Activists push for new police oversight board in Chicago

Jun. 17, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A couple hundred activists gathered outside of Chicago City Hall on Wednesday to call on the mayor and City Council to create a new elected board that would have the power to investigate and fire police officers. The activists hope to persuade Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the council, who were...

People march down the street towards the Georgia state capitol to protest against the mistreatment of black people and to press for policy change, Monday, June 15, 2020, in Atlanta. The NAACP March to the Capitol Monday coincided with the restart of the Georgia 2020 General Assembly. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

The Latest: Portland reporters injured by police at protests

Jun. 16, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Two Portland reporters injured by police at protests against police brutality — FBI director visits Minneapolis, is briefed on Floyd investigation. — Man charged in Colorado in connection with Minneapolis fires. — Richmond, Virginia, police chief ousted after...