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6 Penn students among 19 pro-Palestinian protesters arrested during attempt to occupy building

May. 18, 2024 16:19 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A half-dozen University of Pennsylvania students were among 19 pro-Palestinian protesters arrested during an attempt to occupy a school building, university police said Saturday. Their arrests came a week after authorities broke up a protest encampment on...

Jury finds Chicago police officer not guilty in girlfriend's 2021 shooting death

May. 18, 2024 10:29 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer has been acquitted in the 2021 fatal shooting of a woman who was the mother of his child. A Cook County jury on Friday found Pierre Tyler, 32, not guilty of first-degree murder in the death of 29-year-old Andris Wofford. ...

Judge and Stanton homer to back effective Cortes as streaking Yankees top White Sox 4-2

May. 17, 2024 23:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton homered, Nestor Cortes won for the first time in 5 1/2 weeks and the New York Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory. Alex Verdugo and Stanton hit consecutive RBI doubles off starter...

Chicago Tribune staffers' unequal pay lawsuit claims race and sex discrimination

May. 17, 2024 13:59 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Tribune is being sued by some of its staffers, who say they and other women and Black journalists are being paid less than their white male counterparts. The complaint filed Thursday in federal court in Chicago also names Tribune Publishing Co. and Alden...

Scottie Scheffler isn't the first pro golfer to be arrested during a tournament

May. 17, 2024 13:23 PM EDT

Scottie Scheffler's arrest hours before his second-round tee time at the PGA Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, will go down as one of the most shocking in professional golf history. It certainly wasn't the first, though. Tiger Woods and John Daly are probably the highest-profile...

Police dismantle pro-Palestinian encampment at DePaul University in Chicago

May. 16, 2024 20:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Police began dismantling a pro-Palestinian encampment early Thursday at DePaul University in Chicago, hours after the school's president told students to leave the area or face arrest. Officers and workers in yellow vests cleared out tents at the student encampment...

McDonald's plans $5 US meal deal next month to counter customer frustration over high prices

May. 16, 2024 16:37 PM EDT

McDonald’s plans to introduce a $5 meal deal in the U.S. next month to counter slowing sales and customers’ frustration with high prices. The deal would let customers get a four-piece McNugget, small fries, a small drink and either a McDouble burger or a McChicken sandwich for $5...

Over 80,000 Illinois people banned from owning guns still keep them, report shows

May. 16, 2024 06:09 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — In Illinois, 114,000 people are banned from owning guns because of legal tangles or mental health issues — three-quarters of them haven't surrendered their firearms, according to data the Cook County sheriff will present Thursday. Sheriff Tom Dart is...

Ogunbowale owns fourth quarter, Wings pull away from Sky 87-79 in season opener

May. 15, 2024 22:39 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale scored 14 of her 25 points in the fourth quarter, Teaira McCowan and Natasha Howard had double-doubles and the Dallas Wings pulled away down the stretch for an 87-79 win over the Chicago Sky in a season opener on Wednesday night. Trailing...

White Sox blank Nationals 2-0 for their 2nd consecutive win

May. 15, 2024 18:01 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Korey Lee went 3 for 3 with an RBI, Garrett Crochet tossed five scoreless innings and the Chicago White Sox topped the Washington Nationals 2-0 on Wednesday for their second straight win. Tommy Pham and Andrew Benintendi each singled and doubled for last-place...