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Police: Chicago shooting leaves 2 people dead, 8 wounded

May. 20, 2022 06:29 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two people are dead and another eight wounded following a shooting in Chicago, authorities said. The shooting happened about 10:40 p.m. Thursday near a McDonald's restaurant on the city's Near North Side, a few blocks from the city’s Magnificent Mile shopping...

Zac Gallen, Daulton Varsho lead Diamondbacks past Cubs 3-1

May. 20, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — It was a grind for Zac Gallen. An impressive one. Especially at the very end. Gallen pitched five effective innings, Daulton Varsho homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Thursday night, stopping a six-game slide. ...

Diamondbacks place C Jose Herrera on injured list

May. 19, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks placed catcher Jose Herrera on the injured list Thursday without a designation, indicating a potential COVID-19 issue with the team. The move with Herrera comes one day after left-hander Kyle Nelson and outfielder Cooper Hummel were placed on...

Chicago cop shoots, seriously wounds, 13-year-old boy

May. 19, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer shot and seriously wounded a 13-year-old boy who ran away after he was pulled over driving a vehicle that had been involved in a carjacking the day before, officials said Thursday. The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA), the...

NBA prospects see value of college despite other options

May. 19, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — TyTy Washington Jr. remembers being in awe gazing at the banners in Madison Square Garden as he watched the New York Knicks meet the Cleveland Cavaliers and the feeling he had two days later when Kentucky faced Duke at the famed arena. Something else he won't forget?...

Filing: Chicago 'two-faced' on acknowledging police abuse

May. 19, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago pursues a “two-faced” strategy of acknowledging an ugly history of police brutality in public while directing its lawyers to deny that legacy in court when victims sue, community leaders alleged in a court filing Thursday. The filing in...

Cubs activate pitcher Marcus Stroman from COVID-19 list

May. 19, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs activated right-hander Marcus Stroman from the COVID-19 injured list on Thursday. Stroman was slated to start opener of the team's four-game series against Arizona. In his previous appearance, he tossed seven scoreless innings against Milwaukee on...

Illinois APME announces winners in 2021 newspaper contest

May. 19, 2022 08:47 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Winners have been announced in the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors 2021 newspaper contest. The contest features news and sports stories, features, editorials, columns and photos from 2021. DIVISION I AWARD WINNERS: GENERAL EXCELLENCE: First...

New league for prep standouts sends 2 players to NBA combine

May. 19, 2022 03:13 AM EDT

They took a chance on each other: The teenage power forward from New Jersey on the start-up league. The start-up league on the young player with immense talent. Dominick Barlow received on-the-job training — and a six-figure salary — to skip college and join Overtime Elite, a new...

Chicago-born rookie Suwinski homers, lifts Pirates over Cubs

May. 19, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Rookie Jack Suwinski, who attended high school 20 minutes from Wrigley Field, hit a tiebreaking home run and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cubs 3-2 Wednesday night, ending Chicago’s four-game winning streak. Suwinski made his major league debut this season and...