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Player charged in Wheaton College hazing 'frustrated' and 'disappointed,' attorney says

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Christy Gutowski and Stacy St. Clair Contact ReportersChicago Tribune Wheaton College football player Noah Spielman is "frustrated" and "disappointed" by the criminal charges against him after a lengthy investigation into a 2016 hazing…

Student shot at Mattoon High School in central Illinois; another student in custody

A student watches as officials discuss their response to a shooting at Mattoon High School on Sept. 20, 2017. (Dave Fopay / AP). Associated Press. A teacher subdued a male student who fired shots and wounded another student in a central…

Police officer fatally shoots deaf man holding pipe in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City police officers who opened fire on a man who was approaching them holding a metal pipe apparently didn't hear witnesses yelling that the man was deaf, the department said Wednesday. Police Capt. Bo Mathews said 35-year-old…

Entire island of Puerto Rico without power after Hurricane Maria; at least 9 dead

The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and triggered heavy flooding Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into…

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Melania Trump condemns bullying — and raises some eyebrows — in her first UN speech

Melania Trump gave her most expansive remarks as first lady Wednesday, condemning bullying and calling on world leaders to take their responsibility for guiding the next generation seriously. "By our own example we must teach children to…

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Toys R Us lives on because Mattel and Hasbro can't let it die

Workers fill bins with items at Toys-R-Us in Times Square Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. (Peter Foley / Bloomberg). Matt Townsend and Eliza Ronalds-HannonBloomberg. Rest easy, kids. Toys "R" Us isn't going anywhere, at least not if the makers of…

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Hillary Clinton and Stephen Colbert talk Trump, Russia, Putin and chardonnay

Hillary Clinton has been all over the place promoting her new book, "What Happened?" - and on Tuesday night, she stopped by CBS' "Late Show With Stephen Colbert" to chat with the host, one of the most vocal critics of President Donald…

'Battle of the Sexes' review: Emma Stone scores as Billie Jean King in crowd-pleasing study in love matches

Emma Stone as Billie Jean King crosses rackets with Steve Carell's Bobby Riggs in "Battle of the Sexes." (Fox Searchlight). Michael PhillipsContact ReporterChicago Tribune. Sunny (literally; this is the brightest, squintiest film in months…

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In hazing case, Wheaton College players suspended from team, and another turns himself in

Five Wheaton College football players charged this week in a 2016 hazing incident have been suspended from practice and games, the college said Tuesday. "The players have been deemed inactive for practice or competition by the college's…

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Disturbing images show Navy hospital staffers mishandling infant, calling babies 'mini Satans'

Two medical staffers at a military hospital in Florida were barred from caring for patients after they were seen in disturbing images mishandling a newborn, making obscene gestures and calling babies "mini Satans." One video shows a female…

Mueller's office questions Deputy AG Rosenstein amid probe of Comey firing

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is relevant to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation because he authored a memorandum in May that the White House initially held up as justification for former FBI Director James Comey's…

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Alex Gordon hits MLB's record-setting 5694th HR of season

The Royals' Alex Gordon reacts after striking out in the fifth inning against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Sept. 19, 2017 in Toronto. (Tom Szczerbowski / Getty Images). Associated Press. Kansas City's Alex Gordon broke Major League…

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Mike Montgomery's six innings of one-hit ball lead Cubs to 2-1 victory

Well-wishers surrounded Cubs manager Joe Maddon on Tuesday night, and he was treated to a video tribute recounting his nine seasons leading the Rays. But the Cubs' most significant homecoming was that of left-hander Mike Montgomery, who…

New GOP health care bill hits hurdle in resistance from governors

In this July 13, 2017, photo, Sen. Bill Cassidy, left, and Sen. Lindsey Graham talk while walking to a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP). Sean Sullivan, Juliet Eilperin and Kelsey SnellWashington Post.…

Trump defends 'America first' foreign policy at UN, threatens to 'totally destroy' North Korea

President Donald Trump on Tuesday delivered a toughly worded defense of his "America first" foreign policy in his inaugural address to the United Nations and threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea if necessary. The president, speaking…

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Bulls make surprise move in adding Doug Collins to management mix

Doug Collins' opening statement after the Bulls named him senior adviser of basketball operations at an out-of-the-blue Tuesday news conference lasted 61/2 minutes. Given that it came 28 years after the same franchise he led to the 1989…

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Obamacare 101: What would the Graham-Cassidy repeal bill do?

Senate Republicans are rushing to vote by the end of next week on a new bill to roll back the Affordable Care Act. The latest bill — written by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) — has been put together so quickly that…

UIC pursues $100M residence hall and academic complex

Continuing a transformation from its days as a commuter school, University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking to build a $100 million residence hall and academic complex, which would be the campus's first new dorm in more than a decade. The…

Wednesday, Sep 20

Walgreens to grow by 1,932 stores with Rite Aid deal

After years of trying, Walgreens Boots Alliance has received clearance from the Federal Trade Commission to expand its business through the purchase of 1,932 Rite Aid stores for $4.38 billion. The FTC had long resisted a deal between…

Tuesday, Sep 19

5 Wheaton College football players face felony charges in hazing incident

Five Wheaton College football players face felony charges after being accused of a 2016 hazing incident in which a freshman teammate was restrained with duct tape, beaten and left half-naked with two torn shoulders on a baseball field. A…

Hurricane Maria smashes Dominica, causing 'mind-boggling' devastation

Hurricane Maria smashed into the Caribbean island of Dominica with 160 mph winds, ripping the roof off even the prime minister's residence and causing what he called "mind-boggling" devastation Tuesday as it plunged into a Caribbean region…

Walgreens' $4.4 billion deal to buy Rite Aid stores gets US approval

The U.S. has approved Walgreens' amended bid to buy nearly 2,000 Rite Aid stores for about $4.4 billion. (Paul Sancya / AP). In its fourth attempt, Walgreens Boots Alliance clinched regulatory approval for a deal to buy Rite Aid Corp.…

Rauner boosting Amazon bids of both Chicago and St. Louis

Even as city and state officials head to Seattle for a Tuesday tour in a bid to land Amazon's second headquarters for Chicago, Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday acknowledged his administration also will work with neighboring St. Louis on its bid…

Monday, Sep 18

Student douses self with gasoline at Geneva High School

A Geneva High School student on Monday morning poured gasoline onto himself out of a water bottle in the school's cafeteria, but he was stopped by students and staff from doing anything further, according to a news release from Geneva…

President Trump omnipresent over Emmy Awards ceremony

President Donald Trump never won an Emmy, it's true. But his presence was felt at this year's television awards ceremony more than any actor, writer or producer. "Saturday Night Live," for which Trump was an endless fount of comedy during…

'Stick to sports' or stick to reality? Jemele Hill controversy highlights media issues

The sports network also released a statement Wednesday, saying: “Jemele has a right to her personal opinions, but not to publicly share them on a platform that implies that she was in any way speaking on behalf of ESPN. Shannon RyanContact…

Lopsided 29-7 loss to Bucs even more painful in Year 3 of Bears regime

Brad Biggs and Rich Campbell recap the Bears' 29-7 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. Rich CampbellContact ReporterChicago Tribune. It's not supposed to be like this. Not in the third year of a regime. Maybe…

Sunday, Sep 17

Trump golf ball tweet should earn unanimous rebuke from congressional women

Donald Trump retweeting a gif that shows him hitting Hillary Clinton in the back with a golf ball shouldn't be brushed off as the latest shenanigans from a Twitter-happy good ol' boy. It should be the last straw. (Evan Vucci / AP). Heidi…

'It's not the storm — it's the aftermath': In Irma's wake, searching for normal in the Florida Keys

Hurricane Irma, the most powerful Atlantic hurricane in recorded history, hit the islands of the northeast Caribbean on Sept. 6, 2017, before roaring along a path to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Florida. Steve…

Kenneka Jenkins memorial becomes a call for FBI's help with death investigation

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Family and friends of Kenneka Jenkins release balloons during a memorial on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in Chicago's Douglas Park for the young woman, who died inside a freezer at the Crown Plaza hotel in Rosemont a week earlier. (Abel Uribe…

Even if John Fox can't see it, it's time for Mitch Trubisky

"No, I don't think in any way you can pin that on the quarterback," Fox said about the possibility of replacing Mike Glennon after he committed three turnovers in the game's first 26 minutes. "Everybody had their hand in that." Everybody…

Saturday, Sep 16

Hurricane Norma edges toward Baja California Peninsula, Jose threatens US East Coast

An image shows tropical weather systems Hurricane Norma, left, on the Pacific Ocean side of Mexico; Jose, center, east of Florida; Tropical Depression 15, second from right, north of South America, and Tropical Storm Lee, right, north of…

Dozens arrested, several cops injured after ex-St. Louis cop acquitted in shooting of black man

A white former police officer was acquitted Friday in the 2011 death of a black man who was fatally shot following a high-speed chase, and hundreds of demonstrators streamed into the streets of downtown St. Louis and later an upscale…

Javier Baez joins shortstop class that has lived up to golden reputation

The 2017 season began with talk of a golden age of shortstops. And with two weeks left, the group has lived up to its reputation. Last year the class of shortstops set new records in slugging percentage (.407) and home runs (565) for the…

On hotel video, Kenneka Jenkins last seen alive staggering through kitchen

Rosemont police on Friday released video clips that depict Kenneka Jenkins staggering alone through a deserted kitchen of the Crowne Plaza O'Hare Hotel, but they do not show her entering the walk-in freezer in which her body was found. …