Woman calls veteran's PTSD service dog 'nasty' in viral video

An argument broke out at a Delaware restaurant this week after a woman complained to a veteran that service dogs inside eateries are “nasty.” The video shows Ciara Miller standing inside of Kathy’s Crab House arguing with a small group of people, including a man holding a leash of a Great Dane wearing a vest… Read More

Steve Bannon to travel to Alabama to campaign against Trump-endorsed candidate

In this photo taken April 29, 2017, Steve Bannon, chief White House strategist to President Donald Trump is seen in Harrisburg, Pa  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Former White House adviser Steve Bannon will head to Alabama to campaign for Roy Moore – the Christian conservative who is running against the candidate endorsed by President Trump in… Read More

Las Vegas police reveal how dummy helped secure conviction

LAS VEGAS –  Las Vegas police detectives say they were surprised when they were able to use a decoy mannequin in their search for a suspected killer who had bludgeoned to death two homeless men. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Metropolitan Police Department officers and a prosecutor described Tuesday how they used a CPR-training mannequin… Read More

New York Knicks trade Carmelo Anthony to Oklahoma City

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony reacts after hitting a 3-point shot in a game against the Detroit Pistons this past March. The Knicks agreed to trade Anthony to the Thunder on Saturday.  (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) NEW YORK –  Carmelo Anthony won’t be at Knicks training camp after all. He’ll be in Oklahoma City, joining… Read More

The Latest: Traffic is light during border crossing closure

SAN DIEGO –  The Latest on closing Mexico-bound car traffic at the nation’s busiest border crossing for construction work (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Detoured traffic is unusually light during the closure of all Mexico-bound car traffic at the busiest U.S. border crossing in San Diego. U.S. authorities say people are heeding their calls to… Read More

Trump Doubles Down On Criticism of Kim Jong Un During Alabama Rally

Full Story Here Yahoo News September 23, 2017 1:42 pm Support Us (Aaron Bernstein / Reuters) More President Donald Trump went after Kim Jong Un during a campaign rally for Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) in Alabama on Friday night, the latest barb in the ongoing exchange of threats and insults between the two leaders. Trump called… Read More

Syria drops off the radar at UN assembly

Full Story Here Yahoo News September 23, 2017 1:42 pm Support Us View photos Members of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in Raqa, where they are fighting to clear out the last remaining Islamic State group jihadists (AFP Photo/Delil souleiman) More United Nations (United States) (AFP) – Syria’s war has taken a new turn with… Read More

Dog Hoards Money So She Can Pay For Treats Herself

Full Story Here Yahoo News September 23, 2017 1:42 pm Support Us Holly the dog doesn’t beg for treats — she pays for them. The New York canine’s bizarre obsession with paper bills began when she was just a puppy, according to her owner, Casi Cook. And it wasn’t long before she realized that money… Read More

Indonesia raises Bali volcano alert to highest level

Full Story Here Yahoo News September 23, 2017 1:42 pm Support Us View photos Mount Agung volcano is seen at the sunrise in Bali, Indonesia, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Indonesia officials have more than doubled the zise of no go zone around the mount Agung volcano o the tourist island of Bali and raised its… Read More

German justice handed images of 'torture by Assad regime'

Full Story Here Yahoo News September 23, 2017 1:42 pm Support Us “Caesar”, dressed in a blue jacket to hide his identity, is a Syrian army defector who fled his homeland in 2013 with 55,000 images of people who died in government custody (AFP Photo/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI) More Berlin (AFP) – More than 27,000 images of… Read More

Mexico focuses search for quake survivors on 10 buildings; 273 dead

Full Story Here Yahoo News September 23, 2017 1:42 pm Support Us View photos A man looks at the remains of his home after an earthquake in Jojutla de Juarez, Mexico September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido More By Daniel Trotta and Lizbeth Diaz MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Rescuers swarmed over rubble with shovels and picks… Read More

Anderson Cooper Has A Very Blunt Message For Sean Spicer

Full Story Here Yahoo News September 23, 2017 1:42 pm Support Us Anderson Cooper Has A Very Blunt Message For Sean Spicer More CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Thursday called out former White House press secretary Sean Spicer for lying to the media ― and even lying about his lies.  Cooper played a clip from earlier in the… Read More

How many people are killed by terrorist attacks in the UK?

Full Story Here Yahoo News September 23, 2017 1:42 pm Support Us How many people are killed by terrorist attacks in the UK? More London has been rocked by a series of terror attack in 2017, with the most recent attack involving a man who drove a van into a crowd of Muslim worshippers in Finsbury Park.… Read More

Hunter Accidentally Shoots Therapy Dog In Front Of Owner

Full Story Here Yahoo News September 23, 2017 1:41 pm Support Us A Canadian woman has written a Facebook post about witnessing her therapy dog being shot dead by a hunter, who mistook it for a wolf. In her post Tuesday, Vale Calderoni, owner of a dog rehabilitation centre in Squamish, British Columbia, said her dog… Read More

1 dead, 18 wounded in city shootings

One man was killed and at least 18 other people were wounded in shootings from Friday into Saturday, which included a triple shooting, police said.  The fatal attack happened about 8:15 p.m. Friday in the 13700 block of South Torrence Avenue near the Hegewisch neighborhood on the Far South Side. The victim, a 28-year-old man, was traveling in a… Read More

Hurricane Maria: US East Coast warned to monitor storm – CNN

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Family remembers mom killed in hospital shooting

RUMNEY, N.H. (AP) — Mourners say a woman killed this month in a shooting at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center had a spiritual presence that was undeniable by those who met her. Friends and family of Pamela Ferriere (FAIR-ee-uhr) gathered Saturday at Rumney Baptist Church to celebrate her life. She was 70 years old, attended the church… Read More

URI receives grant to ban smoking and tobacco use on campus

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island has received a grant to help it become a smoke and tobacco-free campus. The university received a $20,000 grant from the American Cancer Society and CVS Health Foundation to develop policies to prohibit smoking and tobacco use. The American Cancer Society’s “Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative” is… Read More

Puerto Rican players across MLB help after Hurricane Maria

HOUSTON (AP) — It’s been three days since Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico and Carlos Beltran still hasn’t been able to get in touch with his parents who live there. While the Houston Astros designated hitter plays with a heavy heart and prays that his family is OK in the wake of the massive storm,… Read More

US flies bomber, fighter mission off North Korean coast

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a show of American military might to North Korea, the United States on Saturday flew bombers and fighter escorts to the farthest point north of the Demilitarized Zone by any such American aircraft this century. The Pentagon said the mission showed how seriously President Donald Trump takes North Korea’s “reckless behavior.”… Read More

Owners, insurer settle high-dollar suit in Ohio mansion fire

CINCINNATI (AP) — A dispute over a multi-million dollar insurance claim for a suburban Cincinnati mansion that burned down in 2014 has been settled weeks before a scheduled trial. A federal court filing says attorneys for Jeffrey and Maria Decker and their insurer informed the judge that the matter was settled, but the document doesn’t… Read More

Mexican experts rush to inspect quake-damaged buildings

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In quake-stricken Mexico City, hundreds of architects and engineers are rushing to do triage, diagnose and classify some very worrisome patients: the thousands of buildings that suffered cracks of varying size and seriousness in the 7.1 magnitude quake that struck on Sept. 19. The quake turned the city into a vast… Read More

Civil rights group critical of Baltimore monitoring team

BALTIMORE (AP) — The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund is asking for a more diverse monitoring team to oversee an agreement to overhaul Baltimore’s troubled police department. The Baltimore Sun reports the legal organization expressed concern that nine members of the proposed team that will oversee changes mandated under a consent decree are either… Read More

‘Vacationland’ candlepin bowling alley closing in Maine

SACO, Maine (AP) — A candlepin bowling alley that’s a fixture on Route 1 in southern Maine is preparing to close. Claire Dube called it a “very hard decision” to close Vacationland Bowing and Recreation Center after more than three decades of business. The Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/2x8htyW ) reports that the couple plans to… Read More

North Korea threatens rocket strike on US mainland after Trump insults

North Korea said on Saturday that firing its rockets at the U.S. mainland was “inevitable” after U.S. President Donald Trump called Pyongyang’s leader “rocket man”, in a further escalation of rhetoric between the two leaders. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho’s remarks before the United Nations General Assembly came hours after U.S. Air Force… Read More

Suspect shot by police, officer injured in early morning altercation in La Verne

A La Verne police officer was injured and a suspect was shot and wounded during an altercation early Saturday, authorities said. The shooting occurred about 3:30 a.m. at an apartment complex in the 2400 block of Foothill Boulevard, officials said. Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators are assisting the La Verne Police Department with their probe… Read More

Ban Kneeling Pro Athletes, Trump Repeats After Disinviting Curry

President Donald Trump, a one-time football team owner, is ratcheting up his rhetoric against professional sports and some of their stars — and at least one league and some athletes are giving it back to him. Hours after profanely criticizing NFL players who protest police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem, Trump took to Twitter… Read More

HUD's Carson Breaks With Trump in Backing Moore for Senate Seat

Ben Carson has been a faithful ally to President Donald Trump since winning confirmation to serve as U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary, but he as put himself at odds with his boss in expressing support for Roy Moore in Alabama’s Senate race over Luther Strange. “Judge Moore is a fine man of proven character and… Read More

Iran tests missile despite Trump pressure

Media playback is unsupported on your device Iran says it has successfully tested a new-medium range missile, in defiance of US President Donald Trump. The launch of the Khoramshahr missile, which has a range of 2,000 km (1,242 miles), was shown on state TV. It is unclear when the test took place. At the UN… Read More

The Trump-Loving Lawyer Who Won’t Stop Suing Fox News

Douglas Wigdor raced out of his law offices near Union Square in Manhattan, jumped on a bike, and, still wearing his navy suit and purple tie, pedaled furiously toward a BBC TV studio downtown. It was a mild evening in mid-September, and once again the news bookers had beckoned him to weigh in on the… Read More

The long wait

Dolores and Antonio used to talk to their son Juan every day – he usually rings them from work. But he hasn’t called them since Tuesday morning. That morning, like every morning, Juan had gone to work as an accountant on the fourth floor of an office block in the trendy La Condesa area of… Read More

Manchester City 5-0 Crystal Palace

Premier League leaders Manchester City eventually overpowered a Crystal Palace side who became the first team in English Football League history to start a season with six defeats and no goals. City were only top alphabetically before kick-off, but now lead neighbours Manchester United on goal difference after continuing a prolific start to the new… Read More

Saudi textbook features image of Yoda with King Faisal

Saudi Arabia’s education minister has apologised for the production of a school textbook in which the Star Wars character Yoda is seen superimposed on a photograph of the late King Faisal. Ahmed al-Issa said a committee was looking into the “unintended mistake”. The image, which shows the diminutive Jedi Master sitting beside King Faisal as… Read More

Family remembers mom killed in hospital shooting

RUMNEY, N.H. –  Mourners say a woman killed this month in a shooting at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center had a spiritual presence that was undeniable by those who met her. Friends and family of Pamela Ferriere (FAIR-ee-uhr) gathered Saturday at Rumney Baptist Church to celebrate her life. She was 70 years old, attended the church and… Read More

US first lady, Prince Harry meet before Invictus Games

TORONTO –  U.S. first lady Melania Trump met Saturday with Britain’s Prince Harry as she led a delegation to Toronto for the opening of an Olympic-style competition for wounded service members and veterans that he founded several years ago. Mrs. Trump was heard telling the prince that she had just arrived on a flight from… Read More

North Korea says strike on US is 'inevitable' as Pentagon flies bombers off coast

North Korea’s foreign minister called U.S. President Donald Trump “a mentally deranged person full of megalomania” and promised a strike on the American mainland was “inevitable” in a blistering speech to the United Nations General Assembly Saturday. The address by Ri Yong Ho began as the Pentagon announced that it had flown bombers and fighter… Read More

If the kids aren’t alright, blame the parents

By Christine Emba, Don’t grow up too fast. It’s the refrain of country singers and misty-eyed grandparents across the nation. Surprisingly, the kids are taking their advice. At least that’s what the data seems to show. According to a study published Monday in the journal Child Development, teenagers are increasingly putting off traditional markers of… Read More

Why didn't Equifax protect your data? Because corporations have all the power.

The credit reporting agency, Equifax, announced on Sept. 7 that a hack has impacted the credit histories of up to 143 million Americans. Here’s what you should do if you believe you are affected. (Jhaan Elker/The Washington Post) When the credit-reporting agency Equifax announced this month that hackers had accessed the accounts of 143 million… Read More

Tens Of Thousands In Puerto Rico Told To Evacuate Immediately As Dam Cracks

Full Story Here Yahoo News September 23, 2017 1:21 pm Support Us About 70,000 people in Puerto Rico’s northwestern municipalities of Isabela and Quebradillas were being urged to evacuate immediately Friday after the Guajataca Dam there was found to be in “imminent” danger of failing. Engineers found a crack in the 88-year-old structure during an… Read More

A crossbow hunter thought he shot a coyote. It was a family dog named Tonka.

Tonka, a 1-year-old Alaskan shepherd, sleeps next to James Mongno, 9, and Lauren Mongno, 3. Tonka died Sept. 20 after a hunter mistook him for a coyote and shot him. (Courtesy of Elizabeth Mongno) Elizabeth Mongno was walking Tonka around her wooded property in rural New Jersey when the 1-year-old dog spotted a deer and decided to… Read More

Far-right German party uses 'modern marketplace' of the Web to breach cultural taboo

Supporters of the hard-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party shout slogans during an election campaign rally for German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Torgau, Germany, on Sept. 6. (Reinhard Krause/Reuters) BERLIN — The campaign of a far-right German party poised to topple a postwar barrier and enter Parliament for the first time is premised on persuading voters… Read More

No, Mr. President, you did not invent the name 'Big Luther' Strange

President Trump greets Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) at a Sept. 22 rally in Huntsville, Ala., for the state’s U.S. Senate race. (Brynn Anderson/AP) On the occasions when President Trump’s rambling 90-minute speech in Huntsville, Ala., on Friday wandered back to its advertised subject, the campaign of Republican Sen. Luther Strange, the president tended to marvel less at the candidate’s politics than his height.… Read More

South Korea says natural North Korea earthquake detected

Full Story Here Yahoo News September 23, 2017 1:21 pm Support Us View photos People watch a TV news program reporting North Korea’s earthquake, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. South Korea’s weather agency said an earthquake was detected in North Korea on Saturday around where the country recently… Read More

Russia says will target U.S.-backed fighters in Syria if provoked

Full Story Here Yahoo News September 23, 2017 1:21 pm Support Us View photos A fighter from Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) sits in a military tank in Raqqa, Syria September 16, 2017. REUTERS/ Rodi Said More By Andrew Osborn and Phil Stewart MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russia warned the United States on Thursday it would target… Read More

Deportations in Houston resume after Trump suspends them for Hurricane Harvey

Full Story Here Yahoo News September 23, 2017 1:21 pm Support Us Getty Images More The United States is deporting people from southeastern Texas again after taking a brief break in enforcement during Hurricane Harvey rescue and recovery efforts. The administration of Donald Trump announced the change, saying that everyone in the country illegally is… Read More

Excitement bubbles up at BYU as caffeinated soda now on sale

Full Story Here Yahoo News September 23, 2017 1:20 pm Support Us PROVO, Utah (AP) — Mormon church-owned Brigham Young University ended a six-decade ban Thursday on the sale of caffeinated soft drinks on campus, surprising students by posting a picture of a can of Coca-Cola on Twitter and just two words: “It’s happening.” The… Read More

Heartbreak in Puerto Rico: 'We Don't Have Anything'

Full Story Here Yahoo News September 23, 2017 1:20 pm Support Us Puerto Ricans are now returning home to face the devastation from Hurricane Maria. Watch TV shows, movies and more on Yahoo View, available now on iOS and Android. About NBC News Specials NBC News brings its worldwide resources to these in-depth special programs.… Read More

Senator asks FBI if it warned Trump campaign about Russian meddling

Full Story Here Yahoo News September 23, 2017 1:20 pm Support Us FILE PHOTO: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) meets with FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts More WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has asked the FBI… Read More

The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week

Full Story Here Yahoo News September 23, 2017 1:20 pm Support Us Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. More Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and… Read More

Fearing far-right surge, Merkel urges Germans to vote on Sunday

Full Story Here Yahoo News September 23, 2017 1:20 pm Support Us View photos German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a top candidate of the Christian Democratic Union Party (CDU) for the upcoming general elections, gestures as she speaks during an election rally in Fritzlar, Germany September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach More By Madeline Chambers BERLIN (Reuters)… Read More

Federal government notifies Illinois, 20 other states of election hacking

The federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems before last year’s presidential election. The notification came roughly a year after U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials first said states were targeted by hacking efforts possibly connected to Russia. The states that told The Associated Press they had… Read More

Hamburger Hop 2017: See which chefs won Chicago's battle for the best burger

Two veteran Chicago chefs swept to victory in the 8th annual Hamburger Hop, held Friday night on the Harris Theater Rooftop in Millennium Park. On an unseasonable hot and humid night that had attendees guzzling as much bottled water as it did beer and craft cocktails, 15 chefs, representing 14 restaurants, engaged in a friendly competition… Read More

Watch: 2017 Naperville Central Marching Classic

The 11th Annual Naperville Central Marching Classic will take place on Saturday, Sept. 23. You can watch the event in its entirety below starting at noon. In addition to Naperville Central High School and North Central College, who will be participating in an exhibition fashion, the following 17 schools will be competing. In order of… Read More

NFL commissioner, LeBron James blast Trump for tweets against athletes – CNN

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US flies bomber, fighter mission off North Korean coast – Fox News

WASHINGTON –  In a show of American military might to North Korea, the United States on Saturday flew bombers and fighter escorts to the farthest point north of the Demilitarized Zone by any such American aircraft this century. The Pentagon said the mission showed how seriously President Donald Trump takes North Korea’s “reckless behavior.” “This… Read More

UNC team skipping White House visit due to schedule conflict

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s national championship men’s basketball team will not visit the White House because of a scheduling conflict. Team spokesman Steve Kirschner said Saturday that Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams and the players were willing to go, and the university and White House tried “eight or nine” dates but… Read More

2 killed, 7 injured in crash involving chicken plant van

MORTON, Miss. (AP) — Two people killed in a Scott County crash involving a chicken plant van and an SUV have been identified. WAPT-TV reports the county coroner’s office identified the victims of Thursday’s wreck on Highway 13, north of Morton, as 39-year-old Corley McCorkley, of Louisville and 51-year-old Mikel D. Ray, of Forest. The… Read More

Las Vegas police reveal how dummy helped secure conviction

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police detectives say they were surprised when they were able to use a decoy mannequin in their search for a suspected killer who had bludgeoned to death two homeless men. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2wdgQk5 ) Metropolitan Police Department officers and a prosecutor described Tuesday how they used… Read More

State unveils new map of significant Thoreau spots

BOSTON (AP) — The state is making it easier for fans of Henry David Thoreau and other literary giants from Massachusetts to find their way to the significant places in their lives. The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism has created a map and itinerary that charts the places where Thoreau was born, raised and… Read More

EPA removes waste at Texas toxic sites, won’t say from where

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it has recovered 517 containers of “unidentified, potentially hazardous material” from highly contaminated toxic waste sites in Texas that flooded last month during Hurricane Harvey. The agency has not provided details about which Superfund sites the material came from, why the contaminants at issue have not been… Read More

Homeless families in Memphis: the unseen side of poverty

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Karen was 22 years old and the mother of two when she first became homeless. Her mom died when she was 10. Her aunts refused to accept her because of her biracial children, and she went to live with her grandmother. Until her grandmother died, too. For the next 10 years,… Read More

Oklahoma man dies after motorcycle wreck, run over by truck

DORRANCE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol says a 64-year-old Oklahoma man was killed when he was hit by a semi-trailer truck after being involved in an earlier crash. A crash report says two motorcycles were eastbound when they hit a large flatbed trailer in the roadway, causing both motorcycles to crash. The patrol… Read More

Toddler won’t have to testify in father’s murder trial

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee judge says a toddler who witnessed her mother’s death will not have to testify in her father’s murder trial. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Knox County Criminal Court Judge Steve Sword ruled the child would not have to testify about the 2015 death of her mother. Jury selection is… Read More

No offense, but Seahawks need more production

If it is true you get what you pay for, then maybe Seahawks’ fans should have seen this coming. No NFL team this year is paying more to its defense than Seattle, according to OvertheCap.com, with the Seahawks owing that side of the ball almost $92 million in 2017. And only five teams are paying… Read More

Trump doubles down on call to ‘fire’ NFL anthem protesters

President Trump ratcheted up his war of words with the NFL Saturday, insisting again that the league should boot players who refuse to stand during the national anthem. “If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL,or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect….our Great American… Read More

Trump picks fights with the NFL and the NBA — and top athletes fight back

President Trump has picked fights with two of the nation’s most popular professional sports leagues, setting off a Twitter war with top athletes who were quick to fight back in an extraordinary display of political trash-talking with thinly veiled racial undertones. Even National Footbal League Commissioner Roger Goodell jumped into the fray on Saturday, criticizing… Read More

Blocked off

A number of Rohingya activists have had their social media accounts curtailed during the recent conflict in Myanmar, leading many to question whether they have been targeted by a co-ordinated campaign. Shah Hossain is a prominent activist living in Saudi Arabia. He’s been running a Facebook page since 2010, and was surprised when he saw… Read More

China Curbs Oil Product Exports to North Korea, Bans Condensate

A train delivering crude oil from Daqing Oil Field is seen at a oil storage factory in Dandong, China. China slapped fresh sanctions on North Korea, curbing some oil product exports to the country, after U.S. President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions this week. China halted the outbound shipment of condensate and liquefied natural gas… Read More

Premiership: Saracens 41-13 Sale Sharks

Aviva PremiershipSaracens (17) 41Tries: Spencer 2, Williams, Koch, Earle Cons: Farrell 5 Pens: Farrell 2Sale (3) 13Tries: McGuigan 2 Pen: de Klerk England’s Billy Vunipola left the field with a knee injury as Saracens kept up their unbeaten home record over Sale with a bonus-point win at Allianz Park. The hosts led 17-3 at the… Read More

Leicester City 2-3 Liverpool

Philippe Coutinho scored a brilliant first goal of the season and Jamie Vardy had a penalty saved as Liverpool survived a Leicester fightback to end their run of four games without a win. The Foxes won 2-0 in their Carabao Cup third-round meeting on Tuesday, but the Reds exacted revenge on their return to Premier… Read More

Mexico quake: 'If you die saving someone it's OK'

Search and rescue efforts are continuing in Mexico following Tuesday’s devastating magnitude 71. earthquake. The BBC followed the recovery effort at one building in Mexico City after a man was spotted trapped under the rubble. Dozens of rescue workers risked their lives to try to find him. Juan Paullier from the the BBC’s Mundo service… Read More

What's so special about Eric?

Eric is transforming lives in his community. As a therapy dog, he offers friendship and he is helping Karen recover after she had a stroke. Eric is one of 12 short films commissioned for Listen to Britain. Viewers in the UK can watch the programme at 21:00 on Sunday 24 September on BBC Four or… Read More

Soul singer Charles Bradley dies at 68

Charles Bradley performs on the Sycamore stage during Arroyo Seco Weekend at the Brookside Golf Course at on June 24, 2017 in Pasadena, California.  Rich Fury/Getty Charles Bradley, the acclaimed soul singer, died Saturday after long fight with cancer, a spokesperson said. He was 68. “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the… Read More

U.S. flies bombers over waters east of North Korea

WASHINGTON — In a show of American military might to North Korea, the United States on Saturday flew bombers and fighter escorts to the farthest point north of the Demilitarized Zone by any such American aircraft this century. The Pentagon said the mission showed how seriously President Trump takes North Korea’s “reckless behavior.” “This mission… Read More

5 food rules that stand the test of time

By Cara Rosenbloom, I wrote recently about how the nutrition “facts” we used to believe decades ago have changed. Even a study done last week will be refuted by a study this week. It’s downright confusing. So I began to think: Wouldn’t the most valuable advice be that which has stood the test of time?… Read More

What’s in the path of Hurricane Maria

Maria is now among the most intense hurricanes to make landfall within the United States and its territories, according to the National Hurricane Center. When the storm hit Puerto Rico, its central air pressure was reported to be 917 millibars (mbar), putting it within the same strength field as Hurricane Andrew in 1992 (922 mbar)… Read More

French opposition protests Macron's labor law reforms

By James McAuley, PARIS — Thousands of protesters marched through the streets of the French capital Saturday, condemning the liberalizing labor laws of President Emmanuel Macron. The demonstrators gathered at the behest of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the radical leftist who has emerged as the principal opposition figure to France’s centrist president, a former investment banker. Two… Read More

Theresa May calls for Brexit 'period of implementation'

British Prime Minister Theresa May proposed a two-year transitional Brexit deal during a keynote speech in Florence, Italy on Sept. 22. British Prime Minister Theresa May proposed a two-year transitional Brexit deal during a keynote speech in Florence, Italy on Sept. 22. Full Story Here Washington Post September 23, 2017 12:59 pm Support Us

Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Portland? Of course there was a protest.

A group protests Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who visited Portland, Ore., to discuss sanctuary city policies with city and regional law enforcement officials. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP) PORTLAND, Ore. — Sign-waving, chanting into bullhorns and marching down the city’s wide, clean streets are all intrinsically Portland, so common that it has earned this Pacific… Read More

Over onion rings, a tense meeting about Islam and America

By Robert Samuels, FERRIS, Tex. — Ilana Panich-Linsman For The Washington Post The two men drove to an isolated parking lot off Highway 45, a midway spot between their adversarial existences, to try to settle their differences. “Meet me at the Dairy Queen,” David Wright, 44, had suggested. Ali Ghouri, 29, obliged. They each brought… Read More

'Face of evil': Man gets life for killing 8 at hair salon

Full Story Here Yahoo News September 23, 2017 12:59 pm Support Us View photos Hattie Stretz, second from left, a survivor of the Salon Meritage hair salon shooting in 2011, is comforted by Bethany Webb, the sister of Laura Webb Elody, one of eight people killed, and family as she speaks to Scott Dekraai during… Read More

Earthquake in North Korea was natural, South Korean agency says

Full Story Here Yahoo News September 23, 2017 12:59 pm Support Us  Kim Jong-Un has pushed ahead with testing nuclear weapons and long-range missiles despite warnings from the international community – AFP More South Korea’s weather agency said a magnitude 3.0 earthquake was detected in North Korea on Saturday around where the country recently conducted… Read More

Police: Man wanted for repeatedly exposing himself near day care

Authorities on Saturday said they’re searching for a man who repeatedly exposed himself to someone “in the immediate area” of a child day care center earlier this year. Between May 22 and June 22, the man appeared near the day care center near North and California avenues and exposed himself in front of someone, police… Read More

Stutzman scores in double OT as Lake Zurich wins epic over Warren

Joey Stutzman had a quiet night, by his standards anyway. The two-way standout for Lake Zurich was held to 47 yards on 20 rushes, but he did score twice. And his final carry gave Lake Zurich an epic 41-35 North Suburban win over host Warren in double overtime. Evan Lewandowski passed for 305 yards and… Read More

'Retreats' help Cubs deal with tense moments like wild games with Brewers

Anthony Rizzo revealed Friday that the Cubs have adopted a new method of taking out their frustrations during games, reasoning that “you can only stay sane for so long” without snapping. Speaking of John Lackey, the snap-happy starter was removed with a one-run lead against in the fifth inning of the Cubs’ 5-4, 10-inning win… Read More

Why the Latest Health Bill Is Teetering: It Might Not Work – New York Times

By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and ROBERT PEARSeptember 23, 2017 WASHINGTON — Health insurers, who had been strangely quiet for much of the year, came off the sidelines to criticize it. Many state Medicaid directors could not stomach it, either. For months now, proposals to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act have risen and fallen in the House and the… Read More

U.S. Flies Bombers Off North Korea Coast in Show of Force

The Pentagon says B-1B bombers from Guam and F-15 fighter escorts from Okinawa, Japan, have flown a mission in international airspace over the waters east of North Korea. The U.S. says it’s the farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone that divides the Korean Peninsula that any American fighter or bomber has flown this century. Defense… Read More

South Korea says earthquake detected in North Korea was natural

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s weather agency said a magnitude 3.2 earthquake was detected in North Korea on Saturday close to where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but it assessed the quake as natural. The quake was detected in an area around Kilju, in northeastern North Korea, just 6 kilometers (3.7 miles)… Read More

Chargers' Jason Verrett to have season-ending knee surgery

Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett’s season is over barely after it got started. Verrett will go on injured reserve Saturday, according to a team source who was not authorized to speak publicly and requested anonymity. He’ll undergo season-ending knee surgery. Verrett, a former first-round pick and Pro Bowl corner, played in just one game this season… Read More

Players alone aren't responsible for Galaxy's disastrous season

After the Galaxy’s last home game, an uninspired 4-0 loss to Toronto FC, coach Sigi Schmid closed the locker room doors and addressed his players. “The main message was that guys are playing for their jobs,” goalkeeper Jon Kempin said. “Play for some pride.” Given the way the team responded, it seems some of the… Read More

UK Concerned by Reports of Iran Missile Test, Johnson Says

Rigs carry ballistic missiles during a military parade in front of former Supreme Leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei’s shrine due to the Sacred Defence Week in Tehran, Iran on Sept. 22. U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said he is “extremely concerned” by reports that Iran tested a missile, saying the action was inconsistent with United… Read More

Road World Championships: Britain underdogs in men's road race – Rod Ellingworth

Road World Championships 2017: Men’s elite raceHost: Bergen, Norway Date: 24 SeptemberCoverage: 09:00-16:30 BST – Connected TV and online (uninterrupted coverage); 09:00-14:00 – BBC Red Button; 13:00-16:30 – BBC Two. Full broadcast schedule here Britain’s riders will be “real underdogs” in the men’s road race at the World Championships in Norway, according to coach Rod… Read More

Kalashnikov statue changed because of German weapon

Workers in Moscow have cut out part of a new monument to a Russian creator of the world famous AK-47 assault rifle because a weapon depicted on the statue was actually a German-designed firearm. Mikhail Kalashnikov’s monument was opened this week to great fanfare by government officials and members of the Russian Orthodox Church. But… Read More

Trump to protesting athletes: “Find something else to do!”

President Trump is ratcheting up a contentious dispute with two of America’s most popular professional sports leagues, opening a new front in a culture war over free speech and First Amendment rights. Mr. Trump angered many NFL players and fans when he said at a rally in Alabama on Friday that athletes who refuse to… Read More

Photos of the Week: 9/16–9/22

Unbelievable wreckage left across the Caribbean by massive hurricanes, an epic refugee crisis in Bangladesh, huge protests in St. Louis, Manila, and Barcelona, and the aftermath of a terrible earthquake in Mexico City that is being met with an enormous volunteer effort. Full Story Here The Atlantic September 23, 2017 12:41 pm Support Us

Coyotes muster just 17 shots in preseason loss to Flames

CALGARY, Alberta — Johnny Gaudreau scored twice and Sam Bennett had three assists to help the Flames get their first win of the preseason, beating the Arizona Coyotes 4-2 on Friday. Micheal Ferland also scored and Mark Jankowski got his third goal in three games for Calgary, which had lost its first three games. Mike… Read More

Liz Peek: McCain’s defection on health care is inexcusable

John McCain has once again shown he has no loyalty to his party, his friends, or to his voters. In likely torpedoing what may prove Republicans’ last effort to rid the country of ObamaCare, McCain evinced the nostalgia of an old man for better times. He wants the Senate to operate as it once did,… Read More

How Trump is helping to save our democracy

By E.J. Dionne Jr., Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein, E.J. Dionne Jr., Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein are the authors of “One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported,” from which this essay is adapted. The election of Donald Trump could be… Read More

Why would anyone in Puerto Rico want a hurricane? Because someone will get rich.

How tax breaks and a quasi-colonial status make the island vulnerable to disasters. By Yarimar Bonilla, Yarimar Bonilla is the author of “Non-Sovereign Futures: French Caribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment” and a founder of the Puerto Rico Syllabus. She is an associate professor of anthropology and Caribbean studies at Rutgers University and a… Read More

'We'll look at every option': Luther Strange won't guarantee support for Mitch McConnell

Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) introduced President Trump at a campaign rally in Huntsville, Ala., on Friday night. (Marvin Gentry/Reuters) The Republican primary in Alabama’s Senate race is a proxy battle between political outsiders, who largely support challenger Roy Moore, and the GOP establishment, which backs incumbent Sen. Luther Strange. But Strange on Saturday declined to… Read More

D.C.-area forecast: August-like temperatures will continue into next week

A rooftop city scene. (Jarrett Hendrix via Flickr) TODAY’S DAILY DIGITA somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. 7/10: I’ll enjoy the day quite a lot, but it’s probably near the “too warm” side for many. EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Becoming sunny. Highs: 84-89.Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows: 60s.Tomorrow: Mostly clear… Read More

If Trump kills the Iran deal, he may give the world another Rocket Man

By Jeffrey Lewis, President Trump made quite the scene at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. He didn’t bang his shoe, as Nikita Khrushchev did in 1960, or wear a pistol like Yasser Arafat in 1974. But in his own way, Trump unsettled the audience in the room and those watching on television with… Read More

New earthquake shakes a jittery Mexico, topples already damaged homes

A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, toppling already damaged homes and a highway bridge and causing new alarm in a country reeling from two even more powerful quakes this month that together have killed nearly 400 people. The U.S. Geological Survey said the new, magnitude 6.1 temblor was centered about 11 miles (18… Read More

After 10 months of frustration, Kyle Long finally returns for Bears

“I am going insane.” The first tweet appeared at 10:25 a.m. Arizona time on March 21. Four words from Kyle Long to his Twitter followers, a group now totaling more than 281,000. “I’m serious,” he wrote four minutes later. “Is this what they warned me about!???” Long was ready to pull back the curtain on… Read More

Cubs manager Joe Maddon eschews free agent lobbying

Manager Joe Maddon appreciates the significant roles closer Wade Davis and outfielder Jon Jay have played in the Cubs‘ surge toward the National League Central title. But Maddon, recalling a lesson he learned two decades ago, said he won’t publicly lobby for the team to re-sign them or other potential free agents. Maddon recalled during… Read More

Poll: Trump's approval rating rebounds – The Hill

President Trump’s job approval rating has rebounded from its lows, as voters approve of the government’s response to a series of devastating hurricanes and the White House’s efforts to work with Democrats. The latest Harvard-Harris survey found 45 percent of voters approve of the job Trump is doing, compared to 55 percent who disapprove. That’s up… Read More

South Korea says natural earthquake detected in North Korea

South Korea’s weather agency said a magnitude 3.2 earthquake was detected in North Korea on Saturday close to where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but it assessed the quake as natural. The quake was detected in an area around Kilju, in northeastern North Korea, just 3.7 miles northwest of where the North conducted… Read More

Trump Scorns ‘Madman’ Kim After Threat of H-Bomb Test in Pacific

North Korea struck back at U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to destroy it, with Kim Jong Un warning of the “highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history” and his foreign minister suggesting that could include testing a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean. Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho spoke to reporters on Thursday in New… Read More

Colin Firth Takes Italian Citizenship After Brexit Decision

London (AP) — British actor Colin Firth says he has taken Italian citizenship as a “sensible” move amid global political uncertainty. Firth, who is married to environmentalist Livia Giuggioli, says he has become a dual U.K.-Italian citizen, and his wife is applying for British nationality. Their two sons already have dual citizenship. In a statement… Read More

Macron's labour reforms spark huge demonstration in Paris

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Paris in protest at President Emmanuel Macron’s overhaul of France’s labour laws. The demonstration was organised by Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the far left leader who has emerged as the president’s principle political opponent. It comes a day after Mr Macron signed a new law aimed… Read More

Romelu Lukaku: Man Utd ask for CCTV footage over controversial chant

Manchester United have asked for CCTV footage to help identify fans who sang a controversial song about striker Romelu Lukaku during Saturday’s win at Southampton. Lukaku, 24, asked fans to “move on” from the chant on Friday. However, the song was heard in United’s 1-0 Premier League victory at St Mary’s Stadium. United said they… Read More

Mexico's earthquake warning system saved lives. Where is California's?

Tuesday’s deadly earthquake in Mexico killed more than 300 people, but the death toll could have been higher without the country’s seismic warning system. It sends an alert to people miles away from the quake’s epicenter precious seconds before the ground starts to shake. While other nations have implemented similar systems, so far the U.S.… Read More

How NAFTA Explains the Two Mexicos

On January 1, 1994, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation, a group of indigenous rebels in Mexico, seized public buildings in towns and cities across Chiapas, the country’s poorest, southernmost state. On that day, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) had gone into effect, heralding a new era in economic integration and freedom of… Read More

UC Berkeley says 'Free Speech Week' event canceled

BERKELEY, Calif. –  Confusion swirls around the “Free Speech Week” event at the University of California, Berkeley with the school saying the event has been canceled, but a featured speaker insists it will go on. UC Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof said Saturday that the Berkeley Patriot student organization told university administrators that the four-day event… Read More

Some forcibly arrested in St. Louis weren't protesting

ST. LOUIS –  An undercover police officer and an Air Force lieutenant were among the 120 people who were forcibly arrested last weekend when police began clearing downtown St. Louis streets during protests over the acquittal of a white former officer in the killing of a black suspect. The arrests last Sunday came about two… Read More

Trump vs. pro sports: President finds new target in America First agenda

Professional sports has been caught in President Trump’s crosshairs as of late after he issued stinging attacks against protesting athletes and team owners. The president, who spent this week targeting worldwide foes and US senators, began his attacks on pro sports in earnest Friday night when he blasted NFL players for kneeling in protest during… Read More

On the hunt: Lithuanians race to pick wild mushrooms

VARENA, Lithuania –  Hundreds of Lithuanians have been running around with baskets and buckets in a southeastern pine forest. Why you ask? It’s the national championship of wild mushroom picking — a competition always held on the last Saturday in September. Participant Janina Juodine said that’s when conditions are “not too dry, not too wet,… Read More

LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 9/23/17

Today’s Birthday (09/23/17). You’re on fire this year. Autumn launches a two-year phase of financial growth. Tightly coordinated communications allow for ease. Begin a new domestic phase this winter, before transitions with friends set the stage for surging passion. Your love inspires your family. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the… Read More

Vote: Top plays of the high school football weekend

Check out these four highlights from Week 5 of Illinois’ 2017 high school football season, and vote for your favorite. Evan Lewandowski to Matthijs Enters — Lake Zurich Carson Ochsenhirt — New Trier Ian Schilling to Ricky McLaughlin — Warren Trent Taylor — Oswego East — Take a look at the winners from past weeks:… Read More

Trump says NFL owners should fire players who kneel during anthem: 'Get that son of a bitch off the field'

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 somebody disrespects our flag.” “Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of… Read More

Mom wants adult son to step-up at home

Dear Amy: My 30-year-old son returned to live at home from several states away. He has a college degree, is handsome, charming, and quick-witted. His former position with a well-known insurance company ended when the contract ran out. Initially I thought he would be living at home for two or three weeks, but we have… Read More

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

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 over the Brewers in 10 innings. The victory trimmed the Cubs’ magic… Read More

Knicks reportedly agree to trade Carmelo Anthony to Thunder

A person with knowledge of the deal says the New York Knicks have agreed to trade Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Knicks will get Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a draft pick. The spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because the trade had not been announced. A day… Read More

Democrats fire back at Republicans calling for obscure 'blue slip' process to be changed for Trump's benefit – Business Insider

Dianne Feinstein. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Senators are squabbling over the “blue slip process” that goes along with President Donald Trump’s nomination of federal judges. The process allows senators to essentially block a judicial nominee from their home state, giving Democrats one of their biggest pieces of leverage. Republican leaders are mulling whether to alter the process… Read More

NFL Owners Should Stand Up to Donald Trump on National Anthem Protests – Sports Illustrated

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UC Berkeley's 'Free Speech Week' officially canceled, appeared to be set-up from the start – The Mercury News

‘Free Speech Week’ is officially off, UC Berkeley announced Saturday morning. “Representatives of the Berkeley Patriot student organization have informed UC Berkeley’s administration that all of the events scheduled for the coming week have been canceled,” said Cal spokesman Dan Mogulof in an emailed statement. “It is extremely unfortunate that this announcement was made at… Read More

Police Fake Death Scene to Snag Suspect in Murder-for-Hire Plot

(NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio) — Police say a makeup artist helped them stage an Ohio crime scene to make the suspect in a murder-for-hire plot believe his requested target was killed by the would-be hitman, who actually was working with investigators. North Ridgeville police say 39-year-old suspect Seljami Idrizi, of Grafton, was arrested this week after… Read More

Boeing 747s offered for public auction in China

Boeing 747s offered for public auction in China By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Ever wanted to own your own private jet? That may now be possible, given that a number are now up for auction in China, it’s reported. Three Boeing 747s have landed on the auction arm of Taobao, China’s… Read More

Knicks agree to trade Carmelo Anthony to Thunder

A person with knowledge of the deal says the New York Knicks have agreed to trade Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Knicks will get Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a draft pick. The person spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because the trade had not been announced. A… Read More

Spain Rebuffed in Move to Boost Control Over Catalonia's Police

Spanish prosecutors’ order that the Catalan regional police must accept more central-government control was rejected by the separatist region’s administration, adding a new level of defiance to the illegal effort to hold an independence referendum on Oct. 1. Prosecutors on Saturday ordered a unit of the Madrid-based Interior Ministry to coordinate the operations of the… Read More

Saudi Foreign Minister at UN Demands Qatar Stop Terror Support

Qatar’s support for terrorism has destabilized the region and Doha must stop its financing of terror groups, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir told leaders at the annual United Nations General Assembly. Adel Ahmed Al-Jubeir Photographer: Bryan R. Smith/AFP via Getty Images In a relatively restrained address, Jubeir demanded that Qatar abide by the previous… Read More

US student trapped in Indiana cave for three days

A US student spent almost three days trapped inside a cave after he was left behind on a university field trip. Lukas Cavar, 19, was visiting the Sullivan Cave in southern Indiana with the Indiana University Caving Club on Sunday. He was separated from the rest of the group who then left without him, locking… Read More

In pictures

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. South African Daniel Laruelle competes at the Highline Extreme event in Switzerland on Friday. Fifty of the world’s best slackliners, as they are known, walk across six tightropes ranging in height from 45 to 304 metres. Another… Read More

Train spotting

This image, also a repost, represents a generosity that is typical on trains, says Mr Babar. Sometimes, strangers are forced to share a berth if they are both on the waitlist. Their reservation is often confirmed only after they board the train. Here, two men sleep shirtless in a coach without air conditioning. Full Story… Read More

Bosnia's war-ravaged Olympic track comes back to life

Media playback is unsupported on your device A summer luge may look like a plastic tray on wheels. But at full speed it hurtles around the concrete banking of Sarajevo’s Olympic bobsleigh track with the roar of a Star Wars TIE fighter swooping in for the kill. There are no barriers to prevent encroachment on… Read More

Sir Patrick's guide to theatre company's huge costume sale

The Royal Shakespeare Company is selling off more than 10,000 items of clothing worn by actors over the decades. Hollywood star and RSC veteran Sir Patrick Stewart gave BBC News a tour of the costume sale and shared some of his memories. The sale is taking place on Saturday 23rd September. Video journalist: Sophie van… Read More

Was Aaron Hernandez a victim of sport's growing brain injury toll?

The suicide of a jailed ex-NFL footballer later found to have had brain disease is renewing debate about the safety of sports where high impacts are common. Aaron Hernandez, 27, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a condition associated with head injury, his family lawyer said. His family asked for his brain to be tested… Read More

UC Berkeley says 'Free Speech Week' event canceled

Confusion swirls around the “Free Speech Week” event at the University of California, Berkeley with the school saying the event has been canceled, but a featured speaker insists it will go on. UC Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof said Saturday that the Berkeley Patriot student organization told university administrators that the four-day event scheduled to start… Read More

Doctor admits signing phony prescriptions as part of scheme

Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey doctor has admitted signing prescriptions for patients he never saw as part of a scheme that cheated the state’s health benefits programs and other insurers out of nearly $25 million. John Gaffney, a 55-year-old Linwood resident whose medical practice is in Margate, pleaded guilty Friday to health care fraud.… Read More

Syria says victory is in sight over terrorists

Syria’s foreign minister told world leaders Saturday that his country is “marching steadily” toward the goal of rooting out terrorism — and “victory is now within reach.” Walid Al-Moualem pointed to “the liberation of Aleppo and Palmyra,” the end to the siege of Deir el-Zour by the Islamic State extremist group, “and the eradication of… Read More

2 Connecticut police officers shot responding to domestic shooting

A gunman was holed up in a house in Connecticut Saturday after shooting his wife and two police officers, the New Haven Register reported. New Haven Officers Eric Pasino and Scott Shumway were each shot once, and the unidentified woman was shot several times, the paper reported, citing police. The woman was critically injured. Pasino… Read More

Seahawks player discusses body-shaming for the first time

Seattle Seahawks running back Eddie Lacy has been the subject of relentless Internet trolling the past few years. After being publicly called out by Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, Lacy’s body (and, more specifically, his weight) has been very much a public matter. While the football player has remained silent about the bullying for years,… Read More

Muti, Mutter open CSO season on a familiar note

Most Chicago Symphony Orchestra gala performances are predictable affairs, short and sweet programs that place few demands on orchestra players or audience members. The Symphony Ball concert with which Riccardo Muti and the CSO began the 2017-18 season Friday night at Symphony Center was no exception. Some brisk tempos could have been motivated as much… Read More

Watch the White Sox turn 9-2-4-6 double play to beat Royals

The Royals ran, but they couldn’t hide from White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia on Friday. The second man Garcia threw out at the plate against the Royals was the first out of wild, game-ending double play that made the Sox’s 7-6 against the Royals look as easy at 9-2-4-6. That was the way the… Read More

Cubs' Albert Almora Jr., Ian Happ start vs. Brewers' Suter

The Cubs could use some early offense Saturday to give Kyle Hendricks ample run support and reduce the stress on an effective but well-worked bullpen. Albert Almora Jr. and Ian Happ will start against Milwaukee left-hander Brent Suter as the Cubs try to reduce their magic number for clinching the National League Central title. Almora Jr.… Read More