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  • 2 Legionnaires cases reported at Quincy veterans home

    QUINCY, Ill. — Two cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been reported at a western Illinois veterans’ home more than two years after an outbreak killed 12 people and sickened 54 at the facility. The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs said Wednesday that two residents at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy contracted the disease. Department spokesman Dave MacDonna said one resident died last week but officials believe the death resulted from other factors. The other resident is recovering. The bacteria […]

  • Channing Tatum quits sexual abuse film with Weinstein Co.

    LOS ANGELES  — Channing Tatum is no longer developing a film with The Weinstein Co. that dealt with a boy dealing with the aftermath of sexual abuse. Tatum writes on Instagram Wednesday that he will not be developing anything with Harvey Weinstein’s former company, which has been embroiled in sexual harassment scandals over the past two weeks. A post shared by Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) on Oct 18, 2017 at 10:08am PDT The film was to be based on author Matthew Quick’s book […]

  • Cubs win, force Game 5 against Dodgers tonight at Wrigley Field

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs have forced a fifth game in the National League Championship Series by hitting three solo homers in a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Javier Baez homered twice and Willson Contreras hit a solo shot to back Jake Arrieta , who gave up a run and three hits over 6 2/3 innings. Cody Bellinger and Justin Turner homered for the Dodgers, who ended their team-record, six-game postseason winning streak. Manager Joe Maddon got ejected […]

  • Cubs avoid sweep, top Dodgers 3-2 to cut NLCS deficit to 3-1

    CHICAGO —  Javier Baez snapped an 0-for-20 skid with two home runs, Wade Davis hung on for a six-out save and the Chicago Cubs avoided a sweep, holding off the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series. Jake Arrieta pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning to held the defending World Series champion Cubs close their deficit to 3-1. Manager Joe Maddon got ejected for the second time in this series in the eighth, […]

  • Cubs’ Maddon tossed again in NLCS; ump admits he missed call

    CHICAGO — Cubs manager Joe Maddon turned out to be right. Even the umpire said so, later. Maddon’s prize? He got ejected for the second time in the NL Championship Series. At least he’ll get one more day in the dugout. Chicago reliever Wade Davis struck out Curtis Granderson on the next pitch after the disputed call and the Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 4 to avoid a sweep. Maddon lost his argument in […]

  • Blues beat Blackhawks 5-2

    ST. LOUIS  — Jaden Schwartz had his third career hat trick to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Wednesday night. Schwartz has four goals and six assists this season and has at least one point in six of the Blues’ first seven games. It was his 51st career multi-point game and fourth this season. Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and an assist, Kyle Brodziak also scored, and Jake Allen made 22 saves. The Blues snapped […]

  • Suspect in Maryland office park shooting is apprehended

    EDGEWOOD, Md.  — A man with a lengthy criminal past who was fired from a job earlier this year for punching a colleague showed up for work at a countertop company on Wednesday and shot five of his co-workers has been arrested, authorities said. Three of them were killed and two critically wounded. Less than two hours later, Radee Labeeb Prince drove to a used car lot about 55 miles (90 kilometers) away in Wilmington, Delaware, and opened fire on […]

  • Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip, dies at 53

    TORONTO — Gord Downie, who made himself part of Canada’s national identity with songs about hockey and small towns as lead singer and songwriter of iconic rock band The Tragically Hip, has died at age 53 after a battle with brain cancer. A statement on the band’s website said he died Tuesday night “with his beloved children and family close by.” The statement did not give a cause of death, though he had been diagnosed earlier with brain cancer. Since […]

  • Mississippi school shedding Confederate name, being renamed after Obama

    JACKSON, Miss. — A Mississippi school is shedding the name of the Confederacy’s only president and will instead be named for the first African-American president of the United States. Davis International Baccalaureate Elementary School in Jackson was named decades ago for Jefferson Davis. In a move proposed by parents, the school with 98 percent African-American enrollment will be renamed for Barack Obama in the next academic year. The PTA president announced the planned change at a school board meeting Tuesday. State […]

  • Win or go home time for Cubs in Game 4 against Dodgers tonight

    CHICAGO  — A return to Wrigley Field could not solve the same old problems for the Chicago Cubs. Yu Darvish pitched sparkling ball into the seventh inning, Chris Taylor homered again and the Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 on Tuesday night to open a 3-0 lead in the NL Championship Series. Andre Ethier also went deep and Taylor added an RBI triple in the fifth as Los Angeles improved to 6-0 in this postseason, setting a franchise record for […]