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  • Transgender woman alleges former Chicago cop of sex crime

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are investigating allegations that a now-retired sergeant forced a transgender woman to perform a sex act inside a marked police vehicle while he was on duty. The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the details of the investigation are included in documents the paper obtained. Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says that after an internal investigation the sergeant was stripped of his police powers in early April and that he has since retired. The paper says that police reports indicate […]

  • Trial in slaying in Illinois of scholar from China continues

    PEORIA, Ill. — The federal death-penalty trial of a former University of Illinois doctoral student charged with slaying a 26-year-old scholar visiting from China is resuming in central Illinois. Monday is the fourth day of testimony as prosecutors present their case against 29-year-old Brendt Christensen. He’s accused of killing Yingying Zhang after luring her into his car in 2017. Prosecutors initially said they would need weeks for their presentation but later said they could finish in eight days. That could […]

  • Suburban Chicago sheriff’s office warns of jury-duty scam

    SYCAMORE, Ill.  — A suburban Chicago sheriff’s office is warning the public about a telephone scam in which a caller purports to represent the office and tells people they owe money for missed jury duty. A statement from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office says they had several reports of the phony sheriff’s office calls on Friday alone. The person who makes the call pretends to be a sheriff’s officer. A Friday statement from the sheriff’s office says officers never call […]

  • Woodland denies history with US Open title at Pebble Beach

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Gary Woodland denied Brooks Koepka’s bold bid at history with two clutch shots and made U.S. Open memories of his own, starting with that silver trophy in his hands at Pebble Beach. Woodland finished in style Sunday. He holed a 30-foot birdie putt for a 2-under 69, giving him the lowest 72-hole score in six U.S. Opens at Pebble Beach and a three-shot victory over Koepka, who was going for a third straight U.S. Open. Koepka […]

  • Sudan’s Bashir appears in public for first time since ouster

    KHARTOUM, Sudan — Sudan’s former President Omar al-Bashir appeared in public on Sunday for the first time since his ouster, as he was led away to a prosecutor’s office in a corruption probe. The deposed strongman has been held under arrest in the capital, Khartoum, since the military removed him from power in April amid mass protests against his 30-year rule. The military has since been locked in a tense standoff with the protest movement demanding civilian rule, even as […]

  • Escrow tops NHL players’ list of concerns ahead of CBA talks

    Jonathan Toews says he just wants his contract to be worth what it says on paper. Right now, it’s not that simple. Under terms of the collective bargaining agreement, NHL owners and players divide hockey-related revenue 50/50, and if player salaries exceed that split a certain percentage is withheld in escrow to make it even. The Chicago Blackhawks captain and fellow players have lost upward of 10% of their pay to escrow over the past seven seasons, which is why […]

  • CEO: Boeing made mistake in handling warning-system problem

    PARIS  — The chief executive of Boeing said the company made a “mistake” in handling a problematic cockpit warning system in its 737 Max jets before two crashes killed 346 people and he promised transparency as the aircraft maker works to get the grounded plane back in flight. Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg told reporters in Paris before the industry-wide air show that Boeing’s communication with regulators, customers and the public “was not consistent. And that’s unacceptable.” The U.S. Federal Aviation […]

  • Lloyd, a World Cup starter again, scores 2 as US beats Chile

    PARIS — Carli Lloyd wasn’t thrilled to open the Women’s World Cup on the bench for the United States. She accepted the role, but made no secret she wanted to start. When the call came Sunday, Lloyd made it count with a pair of goals to lead the defending champions to a 3-0 victory over Chile. The win pushed the United States into the round of 16. Lloyd was the hero of the World Cup in Canada four years ago […]

  • South America blackout leaves tens of millions without power

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina  — A massive blackout left tens of millions of people without electricity in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay on Sunday after an unexplained failure in the neighboring countries’ interconnected power grid. Authorities were working frantically to restore power, but by mid-afternoon nearly half of Argentina’s 44 million people were still in the dark. Voters cast ballots by the light of cell phones in gubernatorial elections in Argentina. Public transportation halted, shops closed and patients dependent on home medical […]

  • OJ Simpson on Twitter: ‘I got a little gettin’ even to do’

    LOS ANGELES — O.J. Simpson launched a Twitter account with a video post in which the former football star said he’s got a “little gettin’ even to do.” Simpson confirmed the new account to The Associated Press on Saturday, saying in a phone interview while on a Las Vegas golf course that it “will be a lot of fun.””I’ve got some things to straighten out,” he said.He did not elaborate before he said he had to go and ended the call. […]

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