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Warm weather brings brings a taste of spring to central and western United States

Feb. 25, 2024 17:52 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A warm front swept springlike weather across a large swath of the country Sunday in what is usually one of the coldest months of the year, sending people out of their homes to enjoy the rare winter respite but also bringing increased wildfire danger. In Omaha,...

Patrick Kane returns to Chicago with the Detroit Red Wings

Feb. 25, 2024 12:57 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane looks rejuvenated at the moment in his first season with the Detroit Red Wings. Perfect timing for his long-awaited return to his first NHL home. Kane leads the Red Wings into Chicago on Sunday for his first game against the Blackhawks...

Gazdag's late goal rallies Union to 2-2 draw with Fire in opener

Feb. 24, 2024 22:43 PM EST

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Dániel Gazdag scored in the third minute of second-half stoppage time, rallying the Philadelphia Union to a 2-2 draw with the Chicago Fire in a season opener on Saturday night. Brian Gutiérrez found the net in the 39th minute and Chicago took a 1-0 lead into...

Teens broke into a Wisconsin luxury dealership and drove off with 9 cars worth $583,000, police say

Feb. 23, 2024 19:32 PM EST

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A group of teenagers believed to be from the Chicago area broke into a luxury car dealership in Wisconsin and drove off with nine vehicles worth more than a half-million dollars, police said. Sunday's heist at a Jaguar-Land Rover dealership in Waukesha was...

Judge throws out Chicago ballot measure that would fund services for homeless people

Feb. 23, 2024 18:02 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Cook County judge has rejected a Chicago ballot measure that would have raised a one-time tax on luxury properties to fund services for homeless people after objections from real estate and business groups. The ruling Friday by Judge Kathleen Burke came as early...

Blind seal gives birth and nurtures the pup at an Illinois zoo

Feb. 23, 2024 15:51 PM EST

BROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A grey seal found stranded and blind more than a decade ago on an island in Maine has given birth at a Chicago-area zoo and is now “a very attentive mother" to her newborn, zoo officials said Friday. The 11-year-old seal named “Georgie” gave birth on...

A list of mass killings in the United States this year

Feb. 23, 2024 15:15 PM EST

The latest mass killing in the U.S. happened in Ferguson, Missouri, where authorities say a 39-year-old woman intentionally set a fire at home to kill herself and her four children. The children were 9-year-old twins, a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old. Police announced late Wednesday...

Kenya mourns as marathon world record-holder Kelvin Kiptum is given a state funeral

Feb. 23, 2024 12:51 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's world marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum was given a state funeral Friday following his death in a car crash earlier this month, as many Kenyans urged the government to do more to protect the country’s famous athletes. Hundreds of dignitaries —...

Hyatt Hotels: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 23, 2024 07:22 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — CHICAGO (AP) — Hyatt Hotels Corp. (H) on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $26 million. The Chicago-based company said it had profit of 25 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 64 cents per share. The...

Morningstar: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 22, 2024 16:59 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — CHICAGO (AP) — Morningstar Inc. (MORN) on Thursday reported earnings of $73.5 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Chicago-based company said it had profit of $1.71. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to $1.97 per share. ...