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9-year-old boy killed, man wounded in east side attack

a 9-year-old boy was fatally shot and a 31-year-old man was critically injured in an attack late friday on the city's southeast side, according to police.

the 9-year-old boy was inside an suv about 11:15 p.m. friday in the 3500 block of east 97th street in the east side neighborhood when a gray...






man wanted in aurora fatal crash found hiding in semitrailer by border patrol in texas

after four years of searching, a man wanted in connection with a fatal crash that killed a woman in aurora has been found.

gustavo villarreal, 48, whose last known address was in the 1600 block of dearborn avenue in an unincorporated area near aurora, was wanted in connection with the jan. 21,...






travel ban ruling paves way for more refugees, but supreme court appeal awaits

a court decision on president donald trump's travel ban has reopened a window for tens of thousands of refugees to enter the united states, and the government is looking to quickly close it.

the administration late friday appealed directly to the u.s. supreme court after a federal judge in hawaii...






3 dead, 12 injured in fire in honolulu high-rise building with no sprinklers

at least three people died and 12 were injured friday in a fire at a honolulu high-rise that was not equipped with sprinklers, authorities said, and hundreds fled the giant condominium complex as smoke billowed from the upper floors.

the dead were found on the 26th floor, where the fire broke out...






florida sinkhole swallows boat, 2 homes, forces evacuations

a sinkhole that started out the size of a small swimming pool and continued to grow in florida swallowed a boat, destroyed two homes and prompted officials to evacuate residents from about a dozen homes friday.

dramatic video showed the home in land o' lakes, north of tampa in pasco county, collapsing...






wisconsin lawmaker stole sign that called gop 'gropers'

a wisconsin republican lawmaker admitted friday that he removed an 80-year-old man's anti-republican sign from the state capitol rotunda without permission in may in an effort to uphold "decorum" in the building.

rep. dale kooyenga of brookfield released a police report detailing the incident,...






ryan lochte cleared of false-report charge after incident at rio olympics

an appellate court in brazil ruled friday that the case against ryan lochte should be dismissed. the u.s. swimmer had been accused of fabricating a story about getting robbed at gunpoint in rio de janeiro during august's olympics, causing an international scandal that drew in some of his teammates....





cubs blow 8-0 lead but survive to take 9-8 victory over orioles

anthony rizzo noticed a spark in the cubs coaches who seemed as invigorated by participating in the all-star game as the players did shortly after learning of the acquisition of prized left-hander jose quintana.

"winning is addicting," rizzo said. "we want to get back to the top and be the best....






cubs' bullpen faces unfamiliar struggles in 9-8 win over orioles

the cubs escaped what would have been an embarrassing outcome friday night, as addison russell's home run in the ninth inning was the difference in a 9-8 win over the orioles.

much of the anxiety prior to russell's homer was the lack of the control by a cubs bullpen that posted a 3.26 era in the...






3 dead in fire in honolulu high-rise apartment building

at least three people died and at least 12 were injured in a fire that broke out on the 26th floor of a honolulu high-rise friday, and hundreds fled from the giant apartment complex as smoke billowed from the upper floors, authorities said.

the blaze at the marco polo apartments spread from at...






white sox prospect eloy jimenez faces old team right away in 'surreal situation'

eloy jimenez didn't have to travel far for his first game in the white sox organization.

the sox's class a winston-salem team happened to be playing thursday at myrtle beach, the team for which jimenez played this season while with the cubs. after jimenez was traded with three other prospects to...






cubs edge orioles 9-8 after addison russell's 9th-inning home run

the cubs, invigorated by the acquisition of prized left-hander jose quintana from the white sox, scored eight runs in the first three innings. but they needed addison russell’s tie-breaking home run with one out in the ninth to hold on for a 9-8 victory friday night over the orioles at muggy oriole...






3 dead in fire in honolulu high-rise apartment building

at least three people died in a fire that broke out on the 26th floor of a honolulu high-rise friday and hundreds fled as smoke billowed from the upper floors of the giant apartment complex.

the blaze at the marco polo apartments spread from the 26th floor to at least the 28th floor and hit several...






russian-american lobbyist was present at trump jr.'s meeting with kremlin-connected lawyer

a russian-american lobbyist and veteran of the soviet military said friday that he attended a june 2016 meeting between president donald trump's oldest son and a kremlin-connected lawyer.

the presence of rinat akhmetshin adds to the potential seriousness of the trump tower gathering that is emerging...






indiana senator selling stock after report ties family's company to mexican labor

an indiana senator and longtime critic of outsourcing jobs to foreign countries announced friday that he's selling his stock in his family's arts and crafts company after the associated press reported it manufactures some products in mexico.

democrat joe donnelly said he hasn't had an active role...






judge throws out conviction of activist who laughed during jeff sessions confirmation

a washington judge on friday ordered a retrial in the case of an activist who was arrested after laughing during attorney general jeff sessions's senate confirmation hearing in january.

desiree fairooz's arrest and conviction had sparked outrage from those who felt that it set "a dangerous precedent"...






silicon valley firm compiling a blacklist of investors who harass women

faced with a burgeoning sexual harassment crisis, leaders in silicon valley have come up with a very silicon valley solution: use technology to create a blacklist.

one of the region's most prominent firms recently emailed an online reporting form to 3,500 entrepreneurs, encouraging them to blow...






cubs president theo epstein open to making more moves before trade deadline

if the cubs display the form they did in the first three innings friday, when they hit four home runs on the way to an 8-0 lead against the orioles, president theo epstein could stay busy until the july 31 trade deadline.

"if we can get hot and start to play the way we're capable of, it puts us...






prosecutors: brawl over parenting skills sparked man to fatally stab brother

a judge set bail at $1 million friday for a man accused of fatally stabbing his older brother "for not being there for his kids,’’ prosecutors said.

tyrone a. montalvo, 28, was charged with murder after the wednesday night incident at his home in the 1400 block of north kildare avenue in the west...






1 dead, 4 wounded after west, south side shootings

one man has died and four others were wounded after shootings on the west and south sides friday.

the fatal attack happened at 6:03 p.m. in the 4500 block of west jackson boulevard in the city's west garfield park neighborhood.

a 20-year-old man who was shot in the chest was taken to mount sinai...