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Doctors say new rule will mean sicker immigrants

Aug. 18, 2019 2:10 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Diabetics skipping regular checkups. Young asthmatics not getting preventive care. A surge in expensive emergency room visits. Doctors and public health experts warn of poor health and rising costs they say will come from sweeping Trump administration changes that would deny green cards to...

Aquino, Reds drop Cards into first-place tie with 6-1 win

Aug. 17, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Aristides Aquino keeps hitting historic home runs. Cincinnati's red-hot rookie had a three-run homer, Nick Senzel added a leadoff shot and the Reds dropped the St. Louis Cardinals back into a tie with Chicago for first place in the NL Central Division with a 6-1 victory on Saturday. With...

Bryant homers, Cubs win 2-0 as Pirates strand 11

Aug. 17, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kris Bryant heard a voice from the crowd just before he homered to put the Chicago Cubs ahead in the seventh inning Saturday. After committing an error at third base each of the previous two innings, Bryant watched Steven Brault lift his leg. That's when he could just make out what a fan...

Nemanja Nikolic scores twice to help Fire beat Union 2-0

Aug. 17, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Nemanja Nikolic scored twice to run his goals streak to four games and the Chicago Fire beat the Philadelphia Union 2-0 on Saturday night despite playing down a man throughout the second half. Nikolic opened the scoring in the 38th minute. Przemyslaw Frankowski played a low cross...

Illinois sues company after lead found in village's water

Aug. 17, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill. (AP) — Illinois alleges that a company that provides water to a Chicago suburb made changes without permission from state regulators that caused lead to contaminate the village's drinking water. Attorney General Kwame Raoul filed a lawsuit Friday against Aqua Illinois, the company...

Man charged with attempted murder of Illinois state trooper

Aug. 17, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

WHEELING, Ill. (AP) — A 43-year-old suburban Chicago man has been charged with attempted murder for shooting and wounding an Illinois state trooper who was serving a warrant at the man's home. Authorities say Volodymyr Dragan of Wheeling shot the 32-year-old trooper about 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The trooper...

Walton's World: Big Bill brings unique musings to baseball

Aug. 17, 2019 4:09 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton brought his unique commentary and musings to the baseball booth Friday night. After nine innings, it was evident Chicago White Sox broadcasts might never be the same again. Walton was the guest analyst because Steve Stone is taking this weekend's...

Giolito Ks 11, McCann hits slam as White Sox top Angels 7-2

Aug. 17, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — James McCann is certainly enjoying a grand week at the plate. The Chicago White Sox catcher hit his second grand slam in three games during Friday night's 7-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. McCann, who launched a slam during the eighth inning Wednesday at Houston, did it in the...

Newman hits RBI single in 9th, lifts Pirates past Cubs 3-2

Aug. 16, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kevin Newman felt the entire crowd on his side when he stepped to the plate in the ninth inning of a tie game. Pinch-hitter Cole Tucker drew a bases-loaded walk and Newman hit an RBI single, all with two out, as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to beat the Cubs 3-2 on Friday night. Tucker...

Quigley scores 26, Sky beat Sparks 91-81

Aug. 16, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Allie Quigley scored 26 points to help the Chicago Sky beat Los Angeles 91-81 to pull into a tie for fourth place with the Sparks on Friday night. Courtney Vandersloot added 17 points and nine assists, Astou Ndour and Diamond DeShields had 11 points each, and Stefanie Dolson scored 10 for...