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New Rams DT A'Shawn Robinson moves closer to debut

Oct. 21, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — A'Shawn Robinson has been designated to return to practice with the Rams this week, moving the new defensive tackle closer to his debut for Los Angeles. The Rams (4-2) announced the decision Wednesday. Robinson can be activated at any point in the next 21 days, or the Rams can...

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, Wisconsin running back Garrett Groshek (37) heads to the end zone with a 42-yard touchdown against Western Kentucky during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Madison, Wis. Groshek ran for 194 yards on 42 carries and caught 29 passes for 289 yards last season. (AP Photo/Andy Manis, File)

Illinois seeks to stun No. 14 Badgers for 2nd straight year

Oct. 21, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

Illinois at No. 14 Wisconsin, Friday at 8 p.m. ET (Big Ten Network). Line: Wisconsin by 19 1/2. Series record: Wisconsin 42-37-7 WHAT’S AT STAKE? Wisconsin seeks to avenge a 24-23 loss at Illinois from last year in one of the season’s biggest upsets. The Badgers were favored in that game by 30...

Remains found in Illinois field identified 25 years later

Oct. 21, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The remains of a woman have finally been identified a quarter of a century after they were discovered in a central Illinois field about 150 miles from her family home. The (Champaign) News-Gazette reported Wednesday that authorities were able to identify the woman as Keri Lyn Wyant by...

Chicago adds 5 states to travel quarantine amid virus spike

Oct. 20, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago added five states to its travel quarantine order as rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations prompted Mayor Lori Lightfoot to announce she's thinking about reimposing strict guidelines on businesses that were put in place earlier this year. Rising numbers prompted Gov. J.B....

Bears sign former Notre Dame star LB Teo to practice squad

Oct. 20, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears signed former Notre Dame star linebacker Manti Teo to their practice squad on Tuesday. A 2012 Heisman Trophy finalist also known for his internet relationship with a person falsely posing as a woman stricken with leukemia, Teo has made 48 starts and 62 appearances...

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2019, file photo, Wisconsin's Jack Sanborn recovers a fumble in front of Iowa's Nate Stanley during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin traditionally wins games primarily because of its running game and defense. Now that Jonathan Taylor has moved on to the NFL, that would seem to put more pressure on the defense to carry the load as the Badgers’ offense adjusts to life without the two-time Doak Walker Award winner. The defense looks forward to that challenge. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Wisconsin's veteran defense ready for bigger responsibility

Oct. 19, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

Wisconsin traditionally wins games because of its running game and defense. Now that Jonathan Taylor has moved on to the NFL, that would seem to put more pressure on the defense to carry the load as the Badgers’ offense adjusts to life without the two-time Doak Walker Award winner. The defense looks...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus pass by a statue with a face mask at a park in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. South Korea's daily coronavirus tally has dropped below 50 for the first time in more than two weeks despite reports of small-scale local infections. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: S. Korea increases hospital, nursing home tests

Oct. 18, 2020 10:16 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 76 new cases of the coronavirus as officials begin testing tens of thousands of employees at hospitals and nursing homes to prevent transmissions at live-in facilities. The figures released by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency on Monday brought...

Singapore man granted asylum in US faces child porn charges

Oct. 18, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A blogger from Singapore who was granted asylum to stay in the U.S. faces child pornography charges, according to prosecutors. Amos Yee appeared Friday in court in Chicago on solicitation and possession of child pornography, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. He was being held on $1...

Baby born after pregnant mom fatally shot dies 4 days later

Oct. 18, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A newborn boy delivered after his mother was fatally shot last week in Chicago has died, authorities confirmed Sunday. Chicago police said the baby died Saturday. He was 4 days old. He was delivered Tuesday in critical condition after his mother, 35-year-old Stacey Jones, was shot twice in...

This photo provided by Cresco Labs LLC shows Charlie Bachtell, CEO of Cresco Labs.  Demand for marijuana products in U.S. states where they are legal in some form has been resilient this year, despite the pandemic. Bachtell credits strong sales this year to growing marijuana demand and retailers having been deemed essential businesses during the pandemic.  (Cresco Labs LLC via AP)

Cresco Labs CEO talks legal marijuana industry challenges

Oct. 18, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Demand for marijuana products in U.S. states where they are legal in some form has been resilient this year, despite the pandemic. In California and other states that account for most of the retail sales of marijuana for recreational use, sales are up 8.5% from a year ago, according to...