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police: girl, 4, missing from west garfield park found in back of the yards

police on sunday had been seeking the public’s help in identifying the location of a missing 4-year-old girl, authorities said. she was found later the same day, according to chicago police.

miracle wheeler, 4, had last been seen in the area of the 4400 block of west van buren street, according...






fbi did not save officials' texts during key period in trump probe, senator says

the fbi did not retain text messages exchanged by two senior officials involved in the probes of hillary clinton and donald trump for a five-month period ending the day a special counsel was appointed to investigate possible connections between the trump campaign and russia, according to a new...






lawyers argue for firing squad for ohio death row inmate after unsuccessful lethal injection

attorneys for a condemned killer whose execution was stopped last year after 25 minutes of unsuccessful needle sticks are once again recommending the firing squad as an alternative.

the execution could also proceed if the state adopts a closely regulated lethal injection process that includes a...






projecting the cubs' 25-man roster

the cubs will eventually make some additions before pitchers and catchers report to mesa, ariz., for spring training in approximately four weeks, but here’s a look at a 25-man roster projection.






centrist senators race to strike a deal to end government shutdown

centrist senators racing to strike a deal to end the government shutdown expressed optimism sunday that they were close to an agreement - but it was unclear whether they would be able to secure the support of leadership to end the impasse.

with the start of the workweek for many federal employees...






jack hoiberg, son of bulls coach, hopes to make his own name at michigan state

jack hoiberg pleaded with his parents to make the decision for him. but like so many other times in life, they reinforced the idea that this was jack’s life to lead.

jack, the son of bulls coach fred hoiberg, had accepted a partial scholarship offer last year to play golf at the university of south...






evangelicals continue to apply moral relativism in dealing with trump, but at what cost?

few voting blocs back president donald trump as strongly as white evangelicals. many of them on friday reminded the world why as they descended upon washington for the march for life, one of the nation's largest antiabortion gatherings.

trump became the first sitting president to address the event...






shut down this shutdown habit

“shutting down the government of the united states of america should never ever be a bargaining chip for any issue. period. it should be to governing as chemical warfare is to real warfare. it should be banned.”

— lamar alexander, r-tenn., addressing his colleagues in the u.s. senate on saturday.

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larry nassar case shows courage of victims, shamefulness of enablers

in waves of courage, woman after woman stood before a judge, their abuser and the nation to detail the torturous sexual abuse inflicted upon them for years by a former u.s. olympic team physician.

recounting their horrific stories at larry nassar’s sentencing hearing that began last week, they...






a year of trump's 'america first' agenda has radically changed the u.s. role in the world

from the opening moments of his presidency, donald trump set forth a radically altered vision for the united states and its dealings with the rest of the world - one he dubbed "america first."

supporters say he has delivered: a military defeat of the islamic state, greater spending by u.s. allies...






actions will speak louder than words for blackhawks

patrick’s kane’s body language didn’t need a translator as he stood shaken in front of his locker stall late friday night.

the blackhawks forward was speaking fluent frustration while digging for answers that have eluded his team of late.

though they should have been fresh after five days’ rest,...






after huge crowds in u.s. women's marches, european women hold their own rallies for change

thousands of people on two continents picked up the baton from the united states and rallied sunday in solidarity with women demanding equality, justice and an end to sexual harassment.

demonstrations in london, paris, sydney and other european and australian cities followed much larger women's...






stormy daniels, star of the latest trump sideshow, takes her act to a strip club

year two of the trump presidency began here overnight much like year one had ended: with his alleged ex-mistress smashing people's faces into her bare chest at a strip club between an airport and a cemetery.

adult film star stormy daniels, who once claimed to have slept with donald trump not long...






man shot in the face during robbery

a man was shot in the face on the city’s southwest side during a robbery attempt, police said sunday.

about 11:45 a.m. a man was in the 5700 block of south mozart street in the gage park neighborhood, according to a police alert. the man was shot in the face by someone who was trying to rob him,...






turkish troops enter kurdish enclave in northern syria

turkish troops and syrian opposition forces attacked a kurdish enclave in northern syria on sunday in their bid to oust from the area a u.s.-allied kurdish militia, which responded with a hail of rockets on turkish towns killing at least one refugee.

the turkish offensive on afrin, codenamed operation...






trump campaign ad calls dems 'complicit' in officers' deaths

president donald trump's re-election campaign released a provocative new ad accusing democrats of being "complicit" in the slayings of law enforcement officers by people in the u.s. illegally.

the 30-second ad was released saturday on the anniversary of trump's inauguration and amid a government...






with four winds in south bend, new player calls for new deal in indiana casino game

the pokagon band of potawatomi indians has opened the doors to its fourth four winds casino — this one in south bend — fulfilling a longtime dream of theirs and spurring dire financial predictions for the state and its commercial casino operators.

but competition is nothing new to northwest indiana's...






one man's quest — change dan ryan signs from '22nd street' to 'cermak road'

steven bahnsen is a man with a passion — for road sign accuracy.

a retired chicago postal worker, bahnsen has spent years complaining about missing, inaccurate, poorly placed and misleading signs along illinois roads.

he has written so many letters to government agencies that one exasperated illinois...






jordan's king delivers pointed public remarks to pence in wake of jerusalem decision

in pointed public remarks, jordan's king abdullah ii told vice president mike pence on sunday that he had repeatedly warned washington about the risks of recognizing jerusalem as israel's capital and that he hoped the united states would now "reach out" and find the right way to move forward.

at...






two dead, teen seriously injured in gary house fire

a 15-year-old girl remained hospitalized sunday in a chicago-area hospital after being injured in a gary house fire that killed her grandparents early saturday morning.

gary fire department spokesman mark jones said firefighters were dispatched to the 4600 block of delaware street around 12:12...