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Cannabis stocks' 2019 skid showing few signs of easing

Dec. 6, 2019 10:41 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it comes to investing in cannabis stocks, the marijuana bud's faded bloom has shown few signs of returning this year. Cannabis stocks have had a harsh comedown as investors' enthusiasm about the prospects for strong growth and blockbuster company mergers has dimmed. The ETFMG...

Prescott outplayed by Trubisky as Cowboys lose again

Dec. 6, 2019 1:32 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Dak Prescott was outplayed by Mitchell Trubisky. Jason Witten was very quiet, and Brett Maher made two big mistakes in the kicking game. Right now, the biggest reason for optimism for Dallas just might be the rest of the NFC East. Prescott's late rally ran out of time, and the Cowboys...

Mitchell Trubisky helps Bears beat Cowboys 31-24

Dec. 6, 2019 1:18 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears appear to be hitting their stride, even if it might be too late to salvage their season. Trubisky threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score in Chicago's 31-24 victory over Dak Prescott and the slumping Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night. In a...

Fitts leads Saint Mary's (Cal) past N. Illinois 61-49

Dec. 6, 2019 12:35 AM EST

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Malik Fitts had 13 points and 12 rebounds to lead Saint Mary's to a 61-49 win over Northern Illinois on Thursday night, the Gaels' eighth straight victory. Fitts shot 8 for 10 from the line. Tanner Krebs had 14 points and six rebounds for Saint Mary's (9-1). Jordan Ford added 12...

R. Kelly charged with paying bribe before marrying Aaliyah

Dec. 5, 2019 10:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors are accusing singer R. Kelly of scheming with others to pay for a fake ID for an unnamed female a day before he married R&B singer Aaliyah, then 15 years old, in a secret ceremony in 1994. The revised indictment, filed Thursday in New York, accuses Kelly of paying a...

Bears linebacker Roquan Smith departs with pectoral injury

Dec. 5, 2019 9:21 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago linebacker Roquan Smith left the Bears' game against Dallas on Thursday night with a pectoral muscle injury. Smith got hurt on Dallas' first drive. The Cowboys took the opening kickoff and covered 75 yards in 17 plays, capped by Ezekiel Elliott's 2-yard touchdown run. Smith was...

Bears CB Amukamara inactive against Cowboys with neck injury

Dec. 5, 2019 7:26 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago cornerback Prince Amukamara was inactive for the Bears' game against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night because of a hamstring injury. Amukamara was hurt in the Bears' victory at Detroit on Thanksgiving and was listed as doubtful for this game. Receiver Taylor Gabriel (concussion),...

United's Kirby to take over for CEO Oscar Munoz

Dec. 5, 2019 5:55 PM EST

Three years after being dumped by a rival, Scott Kirby will become the next CEO of United Airlines, where he has played a key role in leading a turnaround of the once-moribund carrier. United announced Thursday that CEO Oscar Munoz will step down in May and be succeeded by Kirby, currently the airline’s...

Report: Investigators ask about Illinois House leader

Dec. 5, 2019 5:16 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The longest-serving state House speaker in modern American history is a subject of inquiries in an ongoing federal corruption investigation that has already entangled several top Illinois Democrats, according to a newspaper report published Thursday. Four people interviewed by investigators...

Report: Officer recorded kissing Chicago chief reassigned

Dec. 5, 2019 4:50 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A female officer who was reportedly caught on video kissing then-Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson at a popular restaurant in October was transferred weeks later from his personal security detail to another role on the police force, a department spokesman said. Police spokesman...