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Chicago rapper G Herbo, 2 others arrested with loaded guns in South Loop, cops say

Deavonte Royale Kimble, left, Herbert Wright, center, and Marchello Walton, right, were taken into custody on Feb. 22, 2018. Each was armed with a loaded firearm. (Chicago Police Department). Deanese Williams-HarrisContact ReporterChicago…

Former Bears cornerback Charles Tillman is now an FBI agent

A source confirms that the former Bears cornerback has graduated from the FBI's training academy is now working as an agent. Tillman could not be reached for comment. New FBI agents are placed in a two-year probationary period where they…

More companies are cutting ties with gun lobby as #BoycottNRA movement gains steam

U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the National Rifle Association, after the latest school massacre. (Seth Perlman / AP). Fred Barbash and…

'Heartbroken' Gus Kenworthy visits dog meat farm, adopts puppy

American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, left, and his boyfriend Matthew Wilkas watch dogs in cages at a dog meat farm in Siheung, South Korea. Kenworthy saved five stray dogs during the Sochi Olympics four years ago and adopted a puppy he…

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Deaths mounts in Syria as United Nations weighs cease-fire resolution

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Syrian government warplanes carried out a sixth day of airstrikes Friday in the rebel-held suburbs east of Damascus, killing 32 people, activists said, as the death toll from a week of bombardment soared over 400. At the United Nations, a…

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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens blames politics, but even some in GOP concerned

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is blaming his felony invasion of privacy indictment on a "reckless liberal prosecutor," holding fast to the assertion that any case stemming from his admitted extramarital affair is politically driven. The…

Combine marks busy period for Bears, Ryan Pace on multiple fronts

The Bears are approaching what they hope will be the end of a run of top-10 picks as preparation for the draft ramps up this week at the scouting combine. They hold the No. 8 pick after selecting Mitch Trubisky No. 2, Leonard Floyd No. 9 …

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U.S. tightens sanctions on North Korean shipping

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The Trump administration escalated pressure on North Korea Friday by slapping sanctions on scores of companies and ships accused of illicit trading with the pariah nation. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the U.S. has now blacklisted…

Trump administration considering offer for Adelson to fund Jerusalem embassy

Sheldon Adelson sits with his wife Miriam at the presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., on Sept. 27, 2016. Adelson has proposed paying for at least part of the new U.S.…

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Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany says condensed basketball schedule 'wasn't healthy' and won't be repeated

That was essentially the message from Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany, who told the Tribune on Friday the conference tournament would return to Madison Square Garden in New York only if the Big Ten can have the premier weekend — the one…

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Father re-enacted how he slit son's throat as he confessed on video, prosecutors say

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Assistant Cook County State's Attorney Jamie Santini talks to the media Feb. 23, 2018, after the bond hearing for Rolando Ortiz, who is charged with killing his 2-year-old son Mateo Garcia Aguayo. (Terrence Antonio James / Chicagio Tribune…

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China prosecuting Anbang insurance tycoon, who controls Waldorf Astoria hotel

The founder of one of China's biggest insurers, who had discussed possibly investing in a Manhattan skyscraper owned by the family of U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, will be prosecuted for financial offenses and…

World plays catch-up as Russian women rule figure skating

Kaetlyn Osmond was all smiles after a magnificent free skate at the Pyeongchang Olympics, and a memorable month that began with a gold medal in the team event and ended with individual bronze. It was, the Canadian figure skater said, the…

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Shani Davis finishes 7th in 1000 at 5th (and final?) Olympics

Chicago Tribune

Shani Davis waves after the men's 1,000 meters speedskating race at the Gangneung Oval on Feb. 23, 2018. (Petr David Josek / AP). Beth HarrisAssociated Press. Shani Davis let his skating do his talking in his last event at the Pyeongchang…

Police: Little Village man killed 2-year-old son because toddler was keeping him awake

Chicago Tribune

A 2-year-old boy was found nearly decapitated in the 2700 block of South Avers on Feb. 21, 2018. Authorities are investigating the death as a homicide. (E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune). Peter NickeasContact ReporterChicago Tribune. A…

Gold medalist Jessie Diggins picked to carry US flag at closing ceremony

Jessie Diggins at the end of the 4x5km Relay at Alpensia Cross-Country Centre on Feb. 17, 2018. (Carlos Gonzalez / TNS). Tim ReynoldsAssociated Press. Jessie Diggins has one more big Olympic moment awaiting her. Diggins — who thrust…

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Bobby Portis scores 38 points but Bulls lose 116-115 to 76ers

Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and Lauri Markkanen played together with none of them on a minutes limit for the first time this season. Cristiano Felicio started for the first time this season. Cameron Payne played for the first time this season.…

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Killer screams, yells 'murderers!' as he's put to death for 1993 Florida rape and slaying

As the execution drugs were being administered, inmate Eric Scott Branch let out a blood-curdling scream. Then he yelled "murderers! murderers! murderers!" as he thrashed on a gurney as he was being put to death for the 1993 rape and…

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Canadian hockey player Jocelyne Larocque apologizes for taking off silver medal

Chicago Tribune

Canadian defenseman Jocelyne Larocque says she wishes she hadn't taken off her silver medal almost immediately after it was placed around her neck at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Larocque issued a statement through Team Canada apologizing to…

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MLB imposes stricter mound limits, defers on pitch clocks

Major League Baseball imposed stricter limits on mound visits by players in an effort to speed games but decided against 20-second pitch clocks for 2018. After more than a year of negotiations, the Major League Baseball Players Association…

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'Lock her up?' Still?: Conservatives at CPAC battle the left, without a clear foe

Attendees pass by a CPAC sign during the annual Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 22, 2018. (Alex Wong / Getty Images). David WeigelWashington Post. This year's Conservative Political Action Conference began 472 days after…

U.S. women headed for worst figure skating finish in Olympics

One by one, the best in American figure skating fell to the ice, their Olympic hopes dashed in the opening seconds of their short programs at the Pyeongchang Games. It was emblematic of the state of U.S. figure skating. Sure, Nathan Chen…

10 White Sox players to watch during Cactus League play

The White Sox are ready to move on to the next phase of spring training: games against real competition. Starting Friday, the Sox are scheduled to play 32 exhibitions in 32 days before taking a quick break in advance of the season opener…

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World leaders urge Syria cease-fire as fighting escalates in 'humanitarian disaster'

World leaders called Thursday for an urgent cease-fire in Syria as government forces pounded the opposition-controlled eastern suburbs of the capital in a crushing campaign that has left hundreds of people dead in recent days. The U.N.…

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Trump backs raising age to buy assault rifle, presses case to arm some teachers, praises NRA

President Donald Trump on Thursday appeared to voice support for raising the age at which someone could buy an assault rifle to 21, and he doubled down on his idea of arming some teachers as a deterrent for school shootings. John Wagner…

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Mortgage rates move higher for the seventh week in a row

Mortgage rates were slightly higher this week as investors waited to see what they could decipher from the minutes of January's Federal Reserve meeting. According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate…

Gov. Rauner drinks chocolate milk to demonstrate his commitment to diversity

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In the name of diversity: Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner drinks chocolate milk during a demonstration put on by Tyronne Stoudemire of Hyatt Hotels at the Thompson Center on Feb. 21, 2018. Rauner was attending an African American History…

Amy Poehler, 'Parks and Rec' team in Twitter tussle with NRA and its 'pro-slaughter agenda'

Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson and Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope in NBC's "Parks and Recreation." (Ben Cohen / NBC). Travis M. AndrewsWashington Post. The NBC sitcom "Parks and Recreation" was a show about the power of community and civic…

Ford names Lincoln chief to replace ousted N. American head

Kumar Galhotra at the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles on Nov. 29, 2017. Galhotra will head Ford's North American operations after his predecessor, Raj Nair, was fired over "inappropriate behavior." (Patrick T. Fallon / Bloomberg).…

New Chicago radio station mining gold from rap classics

For the past few months, Todd Cavanah has been experiencing something he can equate only to frequent deja vu. The radio executive will request an Uber, hop in the backseat and, like clockwork, 104.3 JAMS — the “throwback” hip-hop and R&B…

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Emotional support dog bites child on Southwest flight, forcing airline to reexamine policies

Southwest Airlines is reexamining its policies on emotional support animals after a dog bit a child on one of its flights. (Tony Gutierrez / AP). Mary SchlangensteinBloomberg. Southwest Airlines is reviewing its policies on emotional…

US win over Canada for hockey gold is the stuff of dreams — and naps

It was a triumph for U.S. women's hockey and a setback for American workplace productivity. Team USA won the gold medal Thursday at the Pyeongchang Winter Games, rallying to take Canada past overtime and through the sixth round of an…

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Women's gold medal game an instant classic and a win for all of hockey

Chicago Tribune

We're good with Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson pulling off the sickest of moves — her shoulders dipping to and fro, her blades cutting this way and that, her magic wand of a stick guiding the puck past a helpless Canadian goalie who had been…

Steve Wilkos, talk show host and former Springer security director, faces OUI

Chicago Tribune

Steve Wilkos, host of "The Steve Wilkos Show," arrives at the NBCUniversal Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., in 2016. Wilkos is facing a drunken driving charge in connection with a car crash in…