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NFL, NCAA football fuel Fox TV's win of the prime-time week

Dec. 10, 2019 6:35 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fueled by both college and pro football, Fox won a rare title as champ of the broadcast week among networks. Fox's Thursday night NFL airing of the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears was the week's top show of any kind with 18.23 million viewers, and its broadcast of the Big 10 title game...

Pritzker signs law to bolster public-works apprenticeships

Dec. 10, 2019 5:58 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday signed legislation to open doors to new workers rebuilding Illinois' infrastructure. The General Assembly last spring approved Pritzker's $45 billion capital construction plan. The Democrat said that the Illinois Works Jobs Program he OK'd will ensure...

Bulls' Porter to miss another month with broken foot

Dec. 10, 2019 5:32 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls forward Otto Porter Jr. will miss at least another month because of a broken left foot that was initially diagnosed as a bruise. The Bulls said the injury was confirmed by Dr. Bob Anderson, a foot and ankle specialist who examined him Monday. The team said the small fracture...

Siakam scores 22, Raptors beat Bulls 93-92 to stop slide

Dec. 10, 2019 12:07 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Raptors held off the Chicago Bulls and then turned their attention toward the superstar who led them to their first championship in his lone season with Toronto. It figures to be quite a night on Wednesday when Kawhi Leonard visits Toronto for the first time since signing with the Los...

Raptors' VanVleet sidelined because of bruised right knee

Dec. 9, 2019 7:25 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet missed Monday's game against the Chicago Bulls because of a bruised right knee. Coach Nick Nurse said an MRI showed no structural damage. VanVleet, averaging 18 points and seven assists, left in the first half of a loss at Philadelphia on Sunday. ...

Rapper treated for opioids during police search of plane

Dec. 9, 2019 6:04 PM EST

Chicago (AP) — A federal agent who was at a Chicago airport to search a private plane that rapper Juice WRLD and his entourage had arrived in administered the opioid antidote Narcan to the performer, who briefly woke up incoherent but later died, authorities said Monday. The plane carrying the 21-year-old...

1 pleads guilty, another not guilty in $1B fraud scheme

Dec. 9, 2019 5:53 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A former vice president of a Chicago-based health information company pleaded guilty Monday for his role in what authorities called a $1 billion fraud scheme. Ashik Desai pleaded guilty to wire fraud and agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors, who said they would recommend that he...

Packers' key to Super Bowl run: Get the ball to Aaron Jones

Dec. 9, 2019 5:40 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers had a four-week stretch earlier this season where Matt LaFleur's offense couldn't miss. But that now seems as if it's a distant memory. The offense has been up and down the past five weeks, including two very lackluster efforts on the West Coast in losses...

2 men die after shoot-out as 1 walked with son in Chicago

Dec. 9, 2019 4:04 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Two men died after shooting one another in Chicago, as one of them was taking his son to school Monday morning, authorities said. Police said a man, 31, was shot several times in the chest and torso on the city's south side while walking with his son, who was unhurt and ran to get help. The...

US Catholic priests describe turmoil amid sex abuse crisis

Dec. 9, 2019 2:46 PM EST

CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) — More than a century ago, waves of Catholic immigrants from Ireland, Poland and Quebec settled in Chicopee and other western Massachusetts mill towns, helping build churches, rectories and schools to accommodate their faith. Today the priests leading those churches are under siege due...