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Bears cling to positives as offense regroups for third exhibition

Mike Glennon stood in the middle of the locker room Saturday night and spoke confidently as reporters gathered around. The Bears' starting quarterback clung to a positive. He was upbeat. He believed, dang it, that the first-string offense…

Nation's political split on display at Trump Phoenix visit

The nation's political split over President Donald Trump is expected to be on full display Tuesday as hard-core backers of the Republican president flood into the Phoenix Convention Center and police brace for protests from opponents…

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Federal authorities: Texas man tried planting bomb on Confederate statue

The Richard Dowling statue is shown near the entrance to Hermann Park on Aug. 21, 2017, in Houston. A Houston man was taken into custody on allegations he tried to plant explosives at the statue. (Steve Gonzales / AP). Juan A.…

Poll shows strong disapproval of how Trump responded to Charlottesville violence

Twice as many Americans disapprove than approve of President Donald Trump's response to the deadly Charlottesville, Va., protests led by white supremacists that ignited widespread political backlash against the White House, although a…

Trump expected to announce small troop increase in Afghanistan in prime-time address

President Donald Trump was preparing Monday to rally the nation in support of a new strategy for the U.S. war in Afghanistan, taking greater ownership of a protracted conflict that he had long dismissed as a waste of time and resources.…

Jury awards $417M in lawsuit linking talcum powder to cancer

Chicago Tribune

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied…

Monday, Aug 21

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'Game of Thrones': 5 thoughts on penultimate episode of Season 7

If “Game of Thrones” were a person, instead of a television series, we’d be looking right now for the tell-tale signs of addiction. Is there a little powder around the nose? Have valuables been disappearing from the “GoT” house? Is it time…

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Sempra Energy bids $9.45B for Oncor, topping Buffett offer

Sempra Energy is buying Texas power transmitter Oncor for $9.45 billion in cash, wresting it away from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. Sempra said Monday that it will also pick up $9.35 billion of the company's debt. To gain…

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China's Great Wall considers bid for Fiat Chrysler Jeep unit

In this Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, photo, a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Altitude Edition appears on display at a Fiat Chrysler dealer in Doral, Fla.China's Great Wall Motor signalled on August 21, 2017 its intention to make an ambitious…

The cost of eclipse fever for workplaces? It could be $694 million

Monday is eclipse day and also, alas, a workday. It might not feel that way, though, as the clock ticks toward 11:54 a.m. and workers across Chicago abandon their desks to glimpse, hopefully without long-term eye damage, what for many will…

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Nations search for 10 missing after U.S. Navy destroyer, oil tanker collide

Chicago Tribune / News

Vessels from several nations are searching Southeast Asian waters for 10 missing U.S. sailors after an early morning collision Monday between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker ripped a gaping hole in the destroyer's hull. The…

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The slapstick, the telethons, 'Laaa-dy!' — comic and philanthropist Jerry Lewis dies at 91

Chicago Tribune

Comedian Jerry Lewis, who hosted the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon and was paired with Dean Martin in dozens of films and television specials, died Aug. 20, 2017, at the age of 91. Dennis McLellanLos Angeles Times. For decades, Jerry Lewis'…

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Three-phase review: Bears rookie RB Tarik Cohen proving fearless

Reason for optimism: No Bear was more impressive Saturday than rookie running back Tarik Cohen, who rushed for 77 yards on his 11 first-half carries. With Jordan Howard left home after suffering a corneal abrasion during a walk-through…

Alex Avila, Javier Baez key Cubs' rally, finish off sweep of Blue Jays

Cubs manager Joe Maddon reacts after the "crazy" 10th-inning rally to defeat the Blue Jays 6-5 on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. (Paul Skrbina/Chicago Tribune). Paul SkrbinaContact ReporterChicago Tribune. Alex Avila had trouble throwing the ball…

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Suspects' 'sex fantasies' led to fatal high-rise stabbing, prosecutors say

Chicago Tribune / News

A former Northwestern professor and an Oxford University employee lured a 26-year-old man into a Near North Side high rise and stabbed him dozens of times to fulfill an elaborate, violent sexual fantasy, prosecutors said Sunday. Wyndham…

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10 thoughts on the offense and Bears' 24-23 preseason win

Ten thoughts after the Bears hung on for a 24-23 victory over the Cardinals Saturday night at University of Phoenix Stadium. 1. The Bears would like you to believe the first team offense has responded. That’s the word that kept popping up…

Sunday, Aug 20

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Mike Glennon has done nothing to deserve Bears' starting quarterback job

Chicago Tribune

In the middle of the locker room late Saturday night at University of Phoenix Stadium, Bears Chairman George McCaskey beamed with pride watching Mike Glennon talk about bouncing back. In the interview room, coach John Fox insisted Glennon…

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MLB umpires end protest against alleged mistreatment

Home plate umpire D.J. Rayburn wears a wristband to protest "abusive player behavior" on umpires by players as Rayburn heads to his position to call the first inning of a game between the Brewers and Rockies on Aug. 19, 2017, in Denver.

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Mitch Trubisky beaten up but not beaten down in second exhibition

Mitch Trubisky took his white game jersey and laid it over the chair at his stall inside the Bears’ locker room late Saturday night. A fresh grass stain was smeared across the back, symbolic of an encore performance that wasn’t as clean as…

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Mitch Trubisky should get first-string snaps in the Bears’ next exhibition

For a while, Mike Glennon didn’t totally stink against the Cardinals on Saturday night. Yes, he was bad. Of course he was bad. He’s Mike Glennon. But he didn’t post another 0.0 passer rating, so you can’t call it totally stinking. Stinking…

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Mike Glennon underwhelms as Bears hold on for 24-23 preseason win over Cardinals

It started well enough, at least. Mike Glennon and the Bears’ first-string offense didn’t trip over themselves out of the starting block like they did in their debut. They effectively emphasized the run. They nipped at the Cardinals…

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Bears will be patient as Mike Glennon continues to search for consistency

Kendall Wright threw the football against the wall behind the end zone so hard it had to leave a mark after his 7-yard touchdown reception Saturday night. With 36 seconds remaining in the second quarter, the Bears' first-team offense…

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Bannon's departure is unlikely to calm the turmoil in Trump's White House

President Donald Trump disembarks from Air Force One upon arrival at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., on Aug. 18, 2017, following travel for meetings at Camp David in Maryland, as he returns to Bedminster to continue his…

Brian Urlacher hopeful about Mitch Trubisky, Bears and his Hall of Fame chances

Curiosity about Mitch Trubisky late Saturday night turned our attention southwest, inside a massive chrome stadium resembling a space station plopped in the desert, where a Bears-Cardinals exhibition game allowed football scientists a…

No Powerball jackpot winners; prize jumps to $650 million for Wednesday drawing

Chicago Tribune

There was no Powerball jackpot winner for the drawing estimated at $535 million on Saturday, with winning numbers of 17-19-39-43-68, a Powerball of 13 and Power Play of 4. The jackpot has now rolled over to $650 million for Wednesday's…

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After 56 years, Six Flags will no longer fly the Confederate flag over its theme parks

Six Flags Over Texas' Arlington theme park reversed its stance on Confederate flags and removed all five flags except the current U.S. flag from display at the park. (Kris Rowberry / Six Flags Entertainment Corporation). Amy B…

Ian Happ, Jose Quintana help Cubs defeat Blue Jays 4-3

There are no explosives to celebrate home runs hit by Cubs at Wrigley Field. So Ian Happ settled for a flyover from the Blue Angels against the Blue Jays on Saturday after he hit a 417-foot, tying home run in the fourth inning of a 4-3…

Saturday, Aug 19

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I sent in my DNA to get a personalized diet plan. What I discovered disturbs me.

Chicago Tribune

August 18 is National Ice Cream Pie Day. (It's also the third week of National Crayon Collection Month, but who's counting?) You know whose arteries ice cream pie is good for? No one. Plain and simple. But Habit, one of the latest…

Jake Arrieta is pitching like an ace again — just in time for free agency

Jake Arrieta may be in his final weeks with the Cubs, but he's not going quietly into the night. He came to the Cubs in the second year of the rebuild, carried them into the playoffs in 2015 with a history-making performance and capped it…

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Suspect arrested in shooting death of Kissimmee officer; 'not much hope' for 2nd shot cop

Chicago Tribune

A Marine veteran has been arrested in the shooting death on Friday of a Kissimmee Police officer, and there is “not much hope” a second officer he’s accused of shooting will survive, Kissimmee Police Chief Jeff O’Dell said this morning.…