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Tennessee church shooting suspect charged with murder

Witnesses and police described a chaotic scene as a masked attacker armed with two guns shot seven people, killing one, in a Tennessee church before he was subdued. Burnette Chapel Church of Christ member Minerva Rosa said members were…


Deaths of farmworkers in cow manure ponds put oversight of dairy farms into question


Alberto Navarro Munoz had been working on the farm for only two weeks when he encountered one of the most gruesome hazards that a dairy worker can face. His tractor tipped over into a pit of cow manure, submerging the Mexican native under…


Nikola Mirotic, Bulls agree to two-year contract day before training camp


Negotiations took longer than both sides anticipated. But Nikola Mirotic will report to Monday's media day activities that start Bulls training camp in the manner everyone predicted. The restricted free agent agreed to a two-year, $27…


How Marcus Cooper turned a sure TD into 1 of Bears' all-time bonehead plays

Tribune writers Dan Wiederer and Brad Biggs recap the Bears' 23-17 overtime win over the Steelers on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (Colleen Kane/Chicago Tribune). Rich CampbellContact ReporterChicago Tribune. Marcus Cooper had such a clear path…

Bulls, Dwyane Wade agree to contract buyout

Photos of Dwyane Wade, who signed with the Bulls after a 13-year run with the Heat. K.C. JohnsonContact ReporterChicago Tribune. The Bulls and Dwyane Wade have agreed upon a buyout, sources familiar with the talks said Sunday night. Wade…

Masked shooter kills woman at Tennessee church

This photo provided by Metro Nashville Police Department shows Emanuel Kidega Samson. A gunman entered a church in Tennessee on Sept. 24, 2017, and opened fire, an official said. Metropolitan Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron identified…


Bears issue statement on President Trump’s comments; Steelers remain in locker room during anthem

Chicago Tribune

The Bears and Steelers began their Week 3 game at Soldier Field after each team took a different stance during the national anthem. Bears players stood along their sideline, most of them with their arms interlocked in a show of unity. The…

Sunday, Sep 24


Trump's criticisms incite more national anthem protests at NFL games

Players throughout the NFL protested during the national anthem on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in response to comments made by President Donald Trump, who said over the weekend players should be fired for kneeling. Arnie StapletonAssociated…


Trump's snub of NBA's Curry, condemnation of NFL protests anger athletes, executives

Chicago Tribune

President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation Saturday from league…


Chicago to host tennis' Laver Cup, all-star team tournament, in 2018

Chicago Tribune

Photos of tennis players participating in this year's Laver Cup in Prague, Czech Republic from Spetember 22 - September 24, 2017. Next year the Laver Cup will be at the United Center in Chicago. Dawn RhodesContact ReporterChicago Tribune.…


NFL owners speak out in support of players, against Trump

Chicago Tribune

President Donald Trump walks off the stage after he speaks at campaign rally in support of Sen. Luther Strange, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Huntsville, Ala. (Brynn Anderson / AP). Dave CampbellAssociated Press. The NFL's players and owners…


Immigrants touched by Mexico quake, try to help from afar

In this Sept. 22, 2017 photo, a civilian dressed in fatigues passes out chocolate to police guarding the site of an office building that collapsed during Tuesday's 7.1 earthquake, as search and rescue operations continue there at the…


Trump travel ban expires Sunday; new restrictions expected

In this Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally for Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., in Huntsville, Ala. (Evan Vucci / AP). Associated Press. President Donald Trump is expected to announce new…


Rauner vetoes geolocation privacy bill aimed at protecting smartphone users

Chicago Tribune / News

Groundbreaking Illinois legislation meant to protect mobile phone users from having their location information trafficked by companies without their permission is going nowhere, at least for now. Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed the proposed…


Right-wing firebrand plans UC Berkeley rally, even with 'Free Speech Week' events canceled

In this Sept. 21, 2017 photo, a group has put up flyers and a booth on Sproul Plaza calling for protesters to "Shut Down Milo Yiannopoulos, " at the University of California, Berkeley campus. Yiannopoulos said Saturday he planned on…


New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes a jittery Mexico, topples already damaged homes

Chicago Tribune

A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, killing at least two people, toppling already damaged homes and a highway bridge, and causing new alarm in a country reeling from two even more powerful quakes that together have killed…


Aid begins to flow to Puerto Rico, facing a growing humanitarian crisis in Maria's aftermath

Large amounts of federal aid began moving into Puerto Rico on Saturday, welcomed by local officials who praised the Trump administration's response but called for the emergency loosening of rules long blamed for condemning the U.S.…


A's catcher Bruce Maxwell first MLB player to kneel for the national anthem

Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell kneels during the national anthem before the start of a game against the Rangers on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (Eric Risberg / AP). Marissa PayneWashington Post. Oakland Athletics catcher…


Conservative Roman Catholic theologians accuse pope of spreading heresy

Chicago Tribune

Pope Francis waves as he arrives in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican for his weekly general audience on Sept. 20, 2017. (Vincenzo Pinto / AFP/Getty Images). Associated Press. Several dozen tradition-minded Roman Catholic theologians,…


Lake Central's Gelen Robinson produces three tackles for loss in Purdue setback

Purdue's Terry Wright (9) runs after a catch for a 36-yard gain in the second quarter Saturday against Michigan. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images). Michael OsipoffPost-Tribune. Privacy Policy. Gelen Robinson had little doubt he'd remember the…

Saturday, Sep 23


Trump says NFL owners should fire players who kneel during anthem

The National Football League and its players' union on Saturday angrily denounced President Donald Trump for suggesting that owners fire players who kneel during the national anthem and that fans consider walking out in protest "when…


Life Lynn DeKlyen, baby whose mother chose giving birth over chemo, has died

The headaches began in March. The couple didn't think much of them - until Carrie DeKlyen began vomiting. An initial scan showed a mass in her brain. More tests showed that it was a form of cancer, possibly lymphoma, but treatable. But a…


Cubs top Brewers in 10 innings to cut magic number to 5

Chicago Tribune

Jon Jay fouled off 10 consecutive pitches before hitting a single on the 15th pitch of his at-bat to start the fifth inning Friday night. Jay's patience set the tone for another tedious but successful triumph as the Cubs took a 5-4 victory…


Trump tells Alabama supporters that Luther Strange doesn't know Mitch McConnell 'at all'

President Donald Trump implored his supporters Friday to get behind an establishment-backed incumbent in a Republican runoff race in Alabama, arguing that Sen. Luther Strange will "drain the swamp" and doesn't know the Senate Majority…


Brad Ausmus out as manager of Tigers after season

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus is seen in the dugout before a game against the Twins, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Detroit. (Carlos Osorio / AP). Noah TristerAssociated Press. The rebuilding Detroit Tigers will start fresh next season with a new…

Friday, Sep 22


Death Wish Coffee recalls its Nitro Cold Brew over risk of deadly botulin toxin

A company named Death Wish Coffee Co. with a skull and bones logo announced a recall Tuesday of its 11-oz cans of nitrogen-infused cold brew coffee because they could potentially contain the deadly toxin botulin. The 5-year-old company…


Walmart wants to send people into your house to stock the fridge — even when you're not home

Walmart announced Friday that is testing a delivery program in Silicon Valley that would allow customers to use smart-home technology to remotely open the door for delivery workers and watch a livestream of the delivery by linking their…

Kim Jong Un insults Trump — a 'mentally deranged U.S. dotard' — and hints at weapons test

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobbed a string of insults at President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard" and hinting at a frightening new weapon test. It was the first time for a North Korean leader to…


I'll trust Jimmy Kimmel on health care over the GOP any day

Chicago Tribune

Because we live in a time of great stupidity, America finds itself embroiled in a fierce debate over whether a comedian and late-night television host should have an opinion on health care legislation. Much like previous GOP attempts at…

Teacher who subdued Mattoon school shooter 'was there to clean up Satan's mess,' mom says

Chicago Tribune

Police said the student fired numerous rounds in the central Illinois high school cafeteria. (Sept. 21, 2017). Dave TaylorThe Tribune-Star. A teacher who subdued a high school shooting suspect acted on her “strong Christian instincts,” the…