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North Carolina moves to help offenders clear their records

May. 26, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Every time 28-year-old Poet Williams applies for a job, his arrest record comes up: three nonviolent misdemeanors. Those drug charges have followed the Durham resident since he was 21, barring him from jobs, apartments and opportunities. "I've put out so many applications trying to...

Cubs top Reds 8-6 in wild 6-HR game

May. 25, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Addison Russell delivered an impressive all-around performance on a wild day. The Chicago Cubs needed every last bit of it, too. Russell homered at Wrigley Field for the first time since he was suspended for violating baseball's domestic violence policy, leading Chicago to an 8-6 victory...

Mitrita's long-range goal gives NYCFC 1-1 draw with Fire

May. 25, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Alexandru Mitrita tied it in the 40th minute and New York City FC held on for a 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire on Saturday. Maxi Moralez laid it off for Mitrita to send a one-hopper inside the left post from 25 yards out. C.J. Sapong opened the scoring for the Fire (4-5-5) in the...

Mourners gather for Chicago woman whose baby cut from womb

May. 25, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

STICKNEY, Ill. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners, some carrying flowers and balloons, have gathered for the funeral of a Chicago woman who authorities say was strangled and her baby cut from her womb. Nineteen-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez was remembered as a tireless, loving mother at the funeral Saturday in...

Soccer club president latest tie to French corruption probe

May. 25, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The president of French soccer champion Paris Saint-Germain is the latest sports official implicated in a sprawling five-year corruption probe that keeps spreading. Prosecutors in France have implicated Nasser al-Khelaifi — who leads Qatar-owned PSG, is chairman of Qatar-owned...

Suárez hits 2-run homer in 9th, Reds rally past Cubs 6-5

May. 24, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Steve Cishek missed with his pitch location. Eugenio Suárez didn't miss with his swing. Suárez hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning off Cishek, one of the Cubs' more reliable relievers, to rally the Cincinnati Reds over Chicago 6-5 on Friday. Joey Votto drew a leadoff walk from...

Illinois man found guilty in teen's 1992 strangulation death

May. 24, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 76-year-old man has been convicted in the 1992 strangulation death of an Illinois teenager. Robert Serritella, of Park Ridge, was found guilty Thursday on two counts of first degree murder in the killing of 15-year-old David Chereck, of Skokie. The teen was found strangled with a scarf in...

Army Corps approves $778M plan to block Asian carp advance

May. 24, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The head of the Army Corps of Engineers has sent Congress a $778 million plan to fortify an Illinois waterway with noisemakers, electric cables and other devices in the hope that they will prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, where the aggressive invaders could...

AP WAS THERE: 1979 Chicago American Airlines crash kills 273

May. 24, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Decades after American Airlines Flight 191 crashed moments after taking off from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, it remains the deadliest aviation accident in U.S. history. The DC-10 was destined for Los Angeles when it lost one of its engines on May 25, 1979, killing 273 people,...

Giolito spins 4-hit gem, White Sox blank Astros 4-0

May. 24, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Lucas Giolito was forced to speed up his pace near the end of his last start for the Chicago White Sox because of rain. The results were so good he decided to try it again Thursday night against the Houston Astros, even though there was no need to rush in the climate-controlled confines of...