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  1. Thousands of Honduran migrants hoping to reach the U.S. stretched out on rain-soaked sidewalks, benches and public plazas in the southern Mexico city of Tapachula, worn down by another day's march under a blazing sun.

    Keeping together for strength and safety in numbers, some huddled under a metal...

  2. Julia Louis-Dreyfus is one of the best-known comedic actresses of her generation, and now she's been recognized with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor for a lifetime in comedy.

    She is the 21st person the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has honored with the award. Jerry Seinfeld, Stephen...

  3. Whether by design or coincidence, “Ridin’ the Storm Out” blared from the United Center sound system as the Blackhawks came out to start the third period.

    After a second period shellacking for the ages, it was a wonder the Hawks came out at all.

    The Lightning set a modern-day NHL record with 33...

  4. In less than five hours on Sunday, six people were shot, one fatally, in Chicago attacks, including two men who were caught in the crossfire of two shooters.

    On the West Side, a triple shooting left a man dead and two others wounded in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on Sunday afternoon, authorities...

  5. An oil spill that has been quietly leaking millions of barrels into the Gulf of Mexico has gone unplugged for so long that it now verges on becoming one of the worst offshore disasters in U.S. history.

    Between 300 and 700 barrels of oil per day have been spewing from a site 12 miles off the Louisiana...

  6. Jez Butterworth’s “The Ferryman,” which opened with a howling roar of cacophonous humanity on Sunday night on Broadway, packs more juicy and prophetic Anglo-Irish storytelling into a fantastic single night than any cable drama upon which you might ever hope to binge.

    For your tiny screens do not...

  7. Two weeks in a row the Bears caught a big break before their game and then struggled to account for where it all went wrong.

    That’s how you go from leading the NFC North back to their familiar digs in the basement of the division. A week after the Dolphins were suddenly without starting quarterback...

  8. Before he took the field Sunday against the Bears, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had led 31 comeback victories after trailing by 10 or more points.

    In case a reminder was needed about that ability after the Bears took a 10-point lead early in the second quarter, Brady delivered a timely dagger.

    ...
  9. Hundreds of students committed to changing the world came to Chicago as part of a Clinton Global Initiative forum. On Sunday, they settled for making a difference on the South Side.

    On the final day of the weekendlong CGI University program, created in 2007 to engage student leaders on college...

  10. Saudi Arabia's foreign minister denied on Sunday that the nation's powerful young crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi's killing, but the attempt to distance Mohammed bin Salman from the journalist's demise did little to blunt an international uproar that could test Saudi Arabia's status as a regional...

  11. Ben Braunecker pulled on his gray wingtip shoes and stood up from his stall inside a somber Bears locker room Sunday. He swallowed hard, holding back the emotion that welled in his face and voice.

    The Patriots — those mighty champions who zap their opponents’ margin for error — had gone through...

  12. On the final play of a wild Sunday afternoon, Mitch Trubisky launched a bomb into the October sky and hoped for the best. A cluster of bodies swirled around Soldier Field’s south goal line. And from within that mob, Bears receiver Kevin White emerged with the football. Right near the end zone.

    ...
  13. In a play that padded statistics and inflated the importance of coming close, Bears wide receiver Kevin White leaped high into the air Sunday at Soldier Field to provide the most enduring highlight of a painful 38-31 loss to the Patriots.

    Somehow, White seized the football out of all the arms extended...

  14. Lakers teammates Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul of the Rockets were suspended without pay Sunday for an on-court fight.

    Ingram was suspended four games, Rondo will sit out three games and Paul two games. The NBA handed down the punishments a day after the incident in the fourth quarter...

  15. A Cook County judge denied bail Sunday for a Chicago man who prosecutors said fired at least seven shots into a group of schoolchildren last month, wounding a 14-year-old boy only three weeks into the new Chicago public school year.

    Fugitive trackers with the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes task force...

  16. This would feel like the Bears’ opening night.

    Back then, the new Bears, with the threat of a 21st century offense, took on the Packers, the ruling class of the division most of the last 25 years.

    On Sunday, the 3-2 Bears who led the NFC North, faced the Patriots, the kings of the NFL for most...

  17. There is still a bit of work to go before the Pickwick Theatre’s transformation into a “mega theater” is complete, but owner Dino Vlahakis says moviegoers can expect to settle in for new, first-run films by the middle of next month.

    “We’re still waiting for the carpet and for Coke to bring the...

  18. Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson and the Boys of Summer. Ted Williams to Yaz and the Impossible Dream.

    Manny Ramirez. Pedro Martinez. Bill Buckner.

    Fenway Franks and Dodger Dogs. Ebbets Field, the Green Monster. "Sweet Caroline" or "I Love L.A."

    Yet for all their rich history — dating back to Babe...

  19. Recently, Chicago has seen a surge of new Japanese restaurants offering omakase, the practice where a chef picks out a succession of small, impeccable seafood dishes and then charges you accordingly for the privilege. For example, a meal at Otto Phan's new Logan Square restaurant, Kyoten, costs...

  20. Jabari Parker isn’t starting. But in the Bulls’ first crunch-time moment of this young season, he did finish.

    Parker scored three points with two rebounds in nearly eight minutes of fourth-quarter action Saturday night, including the rebound that led to Zach LaVine’s tying 3-pointer with 24.6 seconds...

  21. A driver who got into a dispute with people in another car Friday night in the East Ukrainian Village neighborhood, then hit and killed a man who had been a passenger in the other car, was released without charges, police said Sunday.

    The driver who killed a man identified as William Gonzalez,...

  22. The oddball precipitation known as graupel made an appearance in parts of the Chicago area Saturday, causing challenges for drivers and people who don’t know how to pronounce graupel.

    The substance — which, by the way, is pronounced “GRAH-pull” — is essentially a smaller and softer form of hail...

  23. Last week’s ranking in parentheses

    1. Michigan (2)

    Jim Harbaugh’s crew is finally atop a ranking that doesn’t involve coolest spring break trips.

    2. Iowa (3)

    Kirk Ferentz on a visit from Olympic wrestler Lou Banach: “I know we don’t have Will Ferrell and Snoop Dogg, but we had a gold medalist on...

  24. One of Taiwan's fastest passenger trains derailed Sunday on a curve along a popular weekend route, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 170 others, authorities said.

    The Puyuma express was carrying more than 360 passengers from a suburb of Taipei in the north to Taitung, a city on...

  25. Nightmare on Chicago Street returned to downtown Elgin Saturday as crowds braced against chilly temperatures in the Zombie Defense Initiative’s safe zones to escape a walking dead outbreak.

    Chicago Street became a scene from a post-apocalypse movie set depicting a zombie outbreak during homecoming...