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    Chance the Rapper says he paid for free showings of ‘Get Out’ at Chatham theatre

    CHICAGO — Chicago native Chance the Rapper says he’s bought “all the tickets” for Sunday showings of the breakout hit “Get Out” at a Chatham movie theater so fans can see it for free. “I bought all the tickets to Get Out at Chatham Theatre on 87th just pull up with ID and enjoy the movie,” Chance said on Twitter. “it’s free I just want you to see it on 87th.” I bought all the tickets to #GetOut at Chatham […]

  • Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the 59th Annual DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 26, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

    Kurt Busch wins crash-filled Daytona 500 with last-lap pass

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Decked in Monster gear, chugging a tall boy of the energy drink as he was flanked by scantily clad models, Kurt Busch celebrated the biggest race win of his career. It was Monster Madness! Busch used a last-lap pass to win the crash-filled Daytona 500 on Sunday in the opening race of Monster Energy’s new role as title sponsor of NASCAR’s top series. Busch, it just so happens, is also sponsored by Monster and the company […]

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    Police say more than 100 Jewish cemetery headstones damaged

    PHILADELPHIA — More than 100 headstones have been vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, damage discovered less than a week after similar vandalism in Missouri, authorities said. A man visiting the cemetery called police at 9:40 a.m. Sunday to report that three of his relatives’ headstones had been knocked over and damaged. “The cemetery was inspected and approximately 100 additional headstones were found to be knocked over,” apparently sometime after dark Saturday, a police spokeswoman said in a statement. […]

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    Storm chasers honor ‘Twister’ star Bill Paxton with GPS tribute

    Thanks to everyone who took part in the tribute. — Spotter Network Inc (@spotternetwork) February 26, 2017 Nearly 200 storm chasers paid tribute Sunday to the late actor Bill Paxton by spelling out his initials using GPS coordinates on a map depicting the heart of Tornado Alley. The effort coordinated by Spotter Network spelled out “BP” to honor the leading man in the disaster movie “Twister,” which inspired a generation of storm chasers. Storm chasers and storm spotters […]

  • Judge Joseph Albert Wapner receives a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on November 12, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)

    Joseph Wapner, star of ‘The People’s Court,’ dead at 97

    LOS ANGELES — Joseph Wapner, the retired Los Angeles judge who presided over “The People’s Court” with steady force during the heyday of the reality courtroom show, died Sunday at age 97. Son David Wapner told The Associated Press that his father died at home in his sleep. Joseph Wapner was hospitalized a week ago with breathing problems and had been under home hospice care. “The People’s Court,” on which Wapner decided real small-claims from 1981 to 1993, was one […]

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    Cubs agree to extension with Pedro Strop

    MESA, Ariz. – Cubs reliever Pedro Strop has accepted a two-year, $11.85 million package that includes a club option for 2019. The contract replaces the one-year, $5.5 million pact he accepted earlier this month. Strop was 2-2 with a 2.85 ERA in 54 appearances for Chicago last year and is 15-20 with a 3.23 earned run average in eight big league season that include stops in Texas and Baltimore.

  • U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center February 24, 2017 in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    President Trump says he won’t attend correspondents dinner this spring

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he won’t be attending the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner this spring. In a tweet on Saturday, the president doesn’t give a reason but says he wishes “everyone well and have a great evening!” I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2017 The annual fundraiser for college scholarships mixes politicians, journalists […]

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    Supreme Court weighs law banning sex offenders from Facebook

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Fresh from a trip to traffic court, Lester Packingham Jr. celebrated his turn of good fortune by announcing to friends on Facebook that his pending ticket was dismissed without him saying a word. “No fine. No Court costs. No nothing. Praise be to God. Wow. Thanks, Jesus,” Packingham wrote in a 2010 post that led to a lawsuit being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. Packingham, 36, was forbidden by a 2008 North Carolina law […]

  • NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 13:  (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS - PREMIUM RATES APPLY) Muhammad Ali onstage during the Michael J. Fox Foundation's 2010 Benefit "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson's" at The Waldorf=Astoria on November 13, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research)

    Muhammad Ali’s son reportedly detained at airport

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A lawyer says the son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport. Chris Mancini tells the Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky that 44-year-old Muhammad Ali Jr. and his mother Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the second wife of Muhammad Ali, arrived at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Feb. 7 after returning from Jamaica. Mancini says officials questioned Ali Jr. for nearly two hours, repeatedly asking him, “Where did you get your name from?” […]

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    Democrats elect former Obama Labor Secretary Tom Perez as national party chairman

    ATLANTA — Democrats elected former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as their new national chairman on Saturday over a liberal Minnesota congressman after a divisive campaign that reflected the depths of the party’s electoral failures as well as the energy from resistance to President Donald Trump. Perez, the first Latino to hold the post, edged Rep. Keith Ellison on the second round of voting by Democratic National Committee members gathered in Atlanta. A nod to his margin of 35 votes out […]