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    Cyber attacks disrupt Twitter, Netflix, other sites

    LONDON — A massive cyber attack caused dozens of popular websites to basically shut down Friday after a key firm was hit by a cyberattack. It all started around 8:30 a.m. Chicago time when New Hampshire-based Dyn said its server infrastructure was hit by a distributed denial-of-service attack, which works by overwhelming targeted machines with malicious electronic traffic. Dyn is kind of a phone book for websites, so when you type in an address it navigates you to that site.  What the hackers […]

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    Bill Murray crashes White House press briefing wearing full Cubs garb

    WASHINGTON — Bill Murray, wearing Cubs gear head to toe, made a surprise visit to the White House Briefing Room Friday afternoon. Known for showing up unexpectedly, the comic legend crashed a press conference and took to the mics to engage reporters. “I feel very confident that Clayton Kershaw is a great, great pitcher, but we got too many sticks, we got too many sticks,” Murray said. “At home, our crowd, the weather. We get a little bit of autumn in Chicago, […]

  • NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Scottie Pippen (Right) attends Levi's Kids Rock! Runway Show at The Dock, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 8, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Nike/Levi's/Rookie USA show)

    Scottie Pippen files for divorce from ‘Real Housewives’ star: report

    Former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen is filling for divorce from the “Real Housewives of Miami” star Larsa Pippen. According to TMZ Sports, Scottie filed for divorce papers in Florida earlier this week. The couple has been married since 1997 and have four children together. They were last spotted at New York Fashion Week in September both wearing their wedding rings. No word yet on what caused the split.  

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    Lockport Cubs fan wins $1 million lottery prize while watching game

    LOCKPORT, Ill. — Turns out that being a Cubs fan pays off — literally! Lockport resident Rick Kempke was at home watching a Cubs game when he scratched an Illinois Lottery $300,000,000 Cash Spectacular ticket and instantly won $1 million. “I can’t believe it! I’m a huge Cubs fan and now that I won the lottery, I might buy a ticket for tomorrow night’s game!” Kempke said in a news release. Kempke, 56, has lived in Lockport all his life. He retired […]

  • LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 26: Kris Bryant #17 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates in the dugout after hitting a 2 run home run in the tenth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on August 26, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

    When is the World Series? Dates and times released

    The Chicago Cubs are one win away from clinching the National League Championship Series. If they make it to the World Series, here’s what the schedule will look like: Tuesday, Oct. 25: Game 1 @ CLE, 7:08 p.m. CT Wednesday, Oct. 26: Game 2 @ CLE, 7:08 p.m. CT Friday, Oct. 28: Game 3 @ CHI/LAD, 7:08 pm. CT Saturday, Oct. 29: Game 4 @ CHI/LAD, 7:08 p.m. CT Sunday, Oct. 30: Game 5* @ CHI/LAD, 7:15 p.m. CT Tuesday, […]

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    Highlights from NLCS Game 5: Cubs beat Dodgers 8-4

    LOS ANGELES — The Chicago Cubs are heading back to Wrigley Field with a 3-2 lead in the National League Championship Series. Relive Game 5 highlights below.

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    Addison Russell also borrowed something from Matt Szczur — his underwear

    LOS ANGELES — During Game 5 of the National League Division Series, Cubs reserve outfielder Matt Szczur spoke with the announcers about lending Anthony Rizzo his bat. Turns out, Rizzo isn’t the only player who borrowed something of Szczur’s. “I”m locker mates Addi Russell, and he says, ‘Szc, make sure you give me a shout out because I wore your underwear yesterday.’ I swear. He wore my leggings. He left his leggings in Chicago and he asked for a pair and […]

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    Charlie Sheen (aka Wild Thing) responds after social media call to throw out 1st pitch of World Series

    Shortly after the Cleveland Indians won the ALCS, fans began pulling for Charlie Sheen to throw out the first pitch of the World Series. If Cleveland doesn't have Charlie Sheen throw out the 1st pitch of WS game one, they have failed everyone. — SconnieRob (@SconnieRob) October 20, 2016 If the Indians go to the World Series, @charliesheen should throw the first pitch as Rick Vaughn in Cleveland. — Taylor Sanders (@Tsandman12) October 18, 2016 First pitch of the World Series… […]

  • LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 19:  Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs watches his solo home run fly into the stands against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth inning of game four of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on October 19, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

    Game highlights: Cubs beat Dodgers 10-2

    LOS ANGELES — After a stunning display by the Chicago Cubs, the National League Championship Series is now tied 2-2.   Relive the magic through our live blog updates below.

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    Chicago Teachers Union delegates approve contract

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Teachers Union’s House of Delegates heartily endorsed a tentative agreement with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration. The delegates approved the four-year deal by a 2-1 ratio. The contract will go before the union’s more than 20,000 members on Oct. 27 for final approval. Wednesday’s meeting gave the union’s top leaders another opportunity to promote the terms of a deal that was reached on Oct. 10 moments before a midnight strike deadline. The CTU and the school board […]