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Heat and humidity grip East Coast as Midwest gets reprieve

Jul. 21, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The East Coast on Sunday sweated through another day of extreme heat and humidity as organizers in Boston canceled a benefit run, Delaware Civil War re-enactors got the day off and the New York Police Department implored residents to take it easy. "Sunday has been canceled," the NYPD jokingly...

GOP group removes post calling congresswomen "Jihad Squad"

Jul. 21, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois Republican group has apologized and removed from its Facebook page a post that showed images of four Democratic congresswomen who have been criticized by President Donald Trump and referred to them as the "Jihad Squad." The post appeared Friday night on the Republican County...

Bears kicking derby about to take center stage at camp.

Jul. 21, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy anticipates his team can avoid the pitfalls of success to drag down so many other NFL teams following sudden improvement. Whether it's possible for the Bears to duplicate last year's 12-4 season could depend on numerous factors, and it starts at kicker....

Quigley, Dolson score 19 apiece as Sky beat Fever 78-70

Jul. 21, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Allie Quigley and Stefanie Dolson scored 19 points apiece to help Chicago beat the Indiana Fever 78-70 on Sunday for the Sky's fourth consecutive win. Quigley scored eight points in the fourth quarter, hitting two of her four 3-pointers, and Dolson finished with nine rebounds. Diamond...

Police: Crash on Interstate 70 leaves 2 dead, 1 hospitalized

Jul. 21, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

GREENCASTLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a multi-vehicle crash in Clay County that left two elderly people dead and third person hospitalized. Indiana State Police say the SUV the two victims were traveling in was rear ended by a semi tractor-trailer on Interstate 70. The deceased were...

Mejia homers as Padres beat Cubs 5-1 to avoid sweep

Jul. 21, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Adrian Morejon started his first major league game while sometimes-starter Cal Quantrill came out of the bullpen. The strategy worked. And the offense did the rest. Francisco Mejia homered, Fernando Tatis Jr. drove in three runs and the San Diego Padres avoided the sweep, beating the Chicago...

Health officials release data on pregnancy and babies online

Jul. 21, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — State health officials say more data on pregnancy and babies will available to the public. The Illinois Department of Public Health says it is adding maternal and child health data to its public health community map. The feature shows information on the quality and access to...

Late state trooper honored on memorial wall in Springfield

Jul. 21, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois trooper killed in the line of duty has been honored on a memorial wall in the Illinois State Police Memorial Park. The State Journal-Register reports that friends, family members and colleagues of Trooper Brooke Jones-Story gathered Saturday in Springfield to add her...

Rays place CF Kevin Kiermaier on IL with thumb injury

Jul. 21, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays placed oft-injured center fielder Kevin Kiermaier on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a sprained left thumb and recalled outfielder Guillermo Heredia from Triple-A Durham. Kiermaier is hopeful of missing just a couple of weeks after an MRI on Sunday found...

University of Chicago to pay $2.6M in malpractice lawsuit

Jul. 21, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The family of a woman who died days after receiving a heart test at the University of Chicago Medical Center will receive $2.6 million settlement under a revised court agreement. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Sarah Crayton died in 2014 after going to the hospital for an appointment with a...