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Rare blue-eyed cicada spotted during 2024 emergence at suburban Chicago arboretum

May. 26, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

LISLE, Ill. (AP) — It was late morning when The Morton Arboretum's Senior Horticulturist Kate Myroup arrived at the Children’s Garden with a special guest: a rare, blue-eyed female Magicicada cassini cicada, spotted earlier in the day by a visitor. A lucky few saw the cicada...

Bonner scores 19 points to keep Connecticut unbeaten with 86-82 win over Chicago

May. 25, 2024 23:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — DeWanna Bonner scored 19 points, DiJonai Carrington and Brionna Jones each scored 16 and the Connecticut Sun beat the Chicago Sky 86-82 on Saturday night. Tyasha Harris scored 15 points for the Sun (5-0) who remain the only unbeaten team in the WNBA. ...

Travelers cope with crowds and high prices on the busiest day of Memorial Day weekend

May. 24, 2024 18:40 PM EDT

Travelers contended with big crowds and flight delays Friday, which was expected to be the busiest day of the Memorial Day weekend. More than 6,000 U.S. flights were delayed by early evening on the East Coast, continuing a trend that has tested the patience of travelers all week....

Orioles survive ChiSox rally, win 8-6 in a game that ended with infield fly and interference call

May. 24, 2024 00:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jorge Mateo hit a go-ahead, three-run homer and the Baltimore Orioles withstood a late Chicago comeback try and beat the White Sox 8-6 Thursday night in a game that ended on an infield fly and an interference call. Trailing 8-2 entering the bottom of the ninth...

Bichette homers and drives in three, Bassitt pitches 7 innings as Blue Jays rout White Sox 9-2

May. 22, 2024 22:55 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Bo Bichette homered and had three RBIs, Daulton Varsho reached base three times and drove in a pair, and the Toronto Blue Jays used a seven-run second inning to beat the Chicago White Sox 9-2 on Wednesday night. By taking two of three from Chicago, the Blue Jays won...

Today in History: May 22, Lyndon B. Johnson outlines 'Great Society'

May. 22, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 22, the 143rd day of 2024. There are 223 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 22, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson, speaking at the University of Michigan, outlined the goals of his...

Presidents' Trophy-winning Rangers set to face Panthers in Eastern Conference final

May. 21, 2024 15:28 PM EDT

One year after reaching the Stanley Cup Final, the Florida Panthers are back in the Eastern Conference final. The Presidents' Trophy-winning New York Rangers have made it there for the second time in three years. Now, the East's division winners will meet in the...

Denver launches ambitious migrant program, breaking from the short-term shelter approach

May. 21, 2024 01:56 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — In a hotel conference room in Denver, Dallenis Martinez attended orientation with hundreds of other migrants Monday for the city's new, ambitious migrant support program, which includes six month apartment stays and intensive job preparation for those who can't yet legally work. ...

Bichette has 4 hits, Berríos snaps 4-start winless streak, Blue Jays beat White Sox 9-3

May. 20, 2024 19:04 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Bo Bichette had three doubles among his four hits, José Berríos pitched six solid innings to snap a four-start winless streak, and the Toronto Blue Jays won consecutive games for the first time in more than three weeks by beating the struggling Chicago White Sox 9-3 on Monday. ...

Sour Patch Kids Oreos? Peeps Pepsi? What's behind the weird flavors popping up on store shelves

May. 20, 2024 14:48 PM EDT

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream usually draws customers with gourmet takes on classics like vanilla and pistachio. But occasionally, the artisanal ice cream maker headquartered in New York slips in what it calls a “shock flavor,” like Hidden Valley Ranch or pizza. Surprising flavor...