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  1. In an effort to jumpstart diplomacy, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday he would consider sending a special envoy to North Korea for talks if the North stops its missile and nuclear tests. He also declared, amid fears in South Korea that threats from President Donald Trump to unleash...
  2. The White Sox closer-by-committee failed in its first test Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.

    Yasiel Puig hit a walk-off, two-run double to center field off Sox reliever Jake Petricka to lift the Dodgers to a 5-4 victory and a two-game series sweep.

    Logan Forsythe’s RBI double to left field off...

  3. A 16-year-old boy was among two people who were killed and another eight people were wounded Wednesday in separate shootings, according to Chicago police.

    The boy was playing basketball in the 9700 block of South Yates Avenue in the Jeffery Manor neighborhood about 4:35 p.m. when a sedan with two...

  4. Silicon Valley significantly escalated its war on white supremacy this week, choking off the ability of hate groups to raise money online, removing them from Internet search engines, and preventing some sites from registering at all.

    The new moves go beyond censoring individual stories or posts....

  5. Cubs manager Joe Maddon expects to be fined after his ejection, subsequent actions and comments Wednesday night in the ninth inning of a 7-6 win over the Reds.

    "I don’t know what to say about that call," said Maddon, who was irate that a pitch from Wandy Peralta that struck Ben Zobrist on the left...

  6. The question of John Lackey's future was raised before the 38-year-old Cubs pitcher took the mound Wednesday night in search of his sixth consecutive victory.

    Based on the amusing developments surrounding him, it might be wise for Cubs followers merely to enjoy what Lackey can provide in the final...

  7. Better luck next time.

    In the Wednesday night drawing, there were no Powerball jackpot winners. The numbers were 9-15-43-60-64, with a Powerball of 4 and a Power Play of 3.

    There was one $2 million winner in Texas, as well as five $1 million winners in California and Florida.

    The Powerball jackpot...

  8. President Donald Trump's lawyer on Wednesday fanned an already-incendiary racial debate by forwarding an email advocating protection of some Confederate monuments and claiming that the protest group Black Lives Matter had been infiltrated by terrorists.

    Trump's lawyer John Dowd told The Washington...

  9. A "suspicious incident" involving Naperville police and members of the DuPage County Hazardous Devices Unit came to an end about 10 p.m. Wednesday at the Route 59 Metra commuter train station in Naperville.

    There were no reports of injuries in the incident. A small explosion could be heard about...

  10. There is so much that is wrong, corrupt, troubling, and dangerous in Afghanistan that it seems strange to return from a visit with positive impressions. Yet so it was, more than in any time I can recall in the dozen years I have worked in and visited Afghanistan. After several years in which the...

  11. Hundreds of people marched with lit candles across the University of Virginia campus Wednesday night in a contrasting demonstration from the torchlight white nationalist parade last Friday night.

    Students and residents gathered at the Rotunda at the University of Virginia campus carrying candles...

  12. Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant isn't shy about his admiration of Reds All-Star Joey Votto.

    "He's the best player ever," said Bryant, who was flattered this week when Votto told him his approach at the plate looked a lot better. "He's my favorite player. I love watching him. I love talking to him...

  13. The mother of the young woman mowed down while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville urged mourners at a memorial service Wednesday to "make my child's death worthwhile" by confronting injustice the way she did.

    "They tried to kill my child to shut her up. Well, guess what? You...

  14. Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg took to his social network Wednesday to condemn white supremacists and pledged to remove violent threats and posts celebrating hate crimes.

    "The last few days have been hard to process," Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page Wednesday evening, days after...

  15. Videos of Lake County Sheriff John Buncich that a jury viewed during the first week of his public corruption trial were released Wednesday.

    The videos were played as evidence during Buncich's trial and show the sheriff allegedly accepting cash.

    Buncich starts the ninth day of his trial Thursday...

  16. A multi-agency team scoured the ocean off Hawaii on Wednesday for five soldiers aboard an Army helicopter that went down during a nighttime training exercise.

    The UH-60 Black Hawk went missing when another Army helicopter training with it lost visual and radio contact about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, said...

  17. While a national debate over Confederate symbols in the U.S. rages this week, a monument on the city's South Side commemorating the deaths of 4,000 Confederate soldiers stands largely unnoticed.

    At Oak Woods Cemetery in the city's Grand Crossing neighborhood, the 30-foot granite monument, called...

  18. “George Washington was a slave-owner,” said President Donald Trump,  unspooling Tuesday afternoon a popular but tired argument in defense of Confederate statuary. “So, will George Washington now lose his status? Are we going to take down statues to George Washington?”He rambled on. “How about Thomas...

  19. Amid the hoopla of the City Series last month at Wrigley Field, Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer found time to meet with White Sox manager Rick Renteria.

    It was there that Hoyer presented Renteria with a 2016 Cubs World Series ring, an acknowledgement of his work with a young Cubs team during his...

  20. Illinois House lawmakers on Wednesday denounced a political cartoon from a conservative think tank with strong ties to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, saying the drawing perpetuates racial stereotypes.

    The cartoon published by the Illinois Policy Institute shows an African-American child panhandling...

  21. Two of the White House's top corporate advisory groups disbanded Wednesday in a direct affront to President Donald Trump, as the fallout from his controversial statements about who was to blame for violent protests involving white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, cascaded beyond Washington.

    ...
  22. President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon says there's no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions, despite the president's recent pledge to answer further aggression with "fire and fury."

    In an interview with The American Prospect posted online...

  23. A one-time Buffalo Grove business executive and his former escort-turned-girlfriend have been indicted on six counts of wire fraud after they allegedly spent $5.8 million from a suburban company to fund a lavish lifestyle.

    Federal prosecutors obtained a grand jury indictment against Scott Kennedy,...

  24. As the new White House chief of staff, John Kelly routes all calls to and from President Donald Trump through the White House switchboard, where he can sign off on them. He stanches the flow of information reaching the president's desk. And he requires that all staff members - including Trump's...

  25. Standing about 100 feet off the ground in a basket at the end of a ladder attached to Chicago Fire Department Truck No. 21, Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber smiled Wednesday as he dared to look down.

    You might call it a season high for the struggling slugger.

    "I wasn't afraid of heights," Schwarber...