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  1. Dani Cameranesi scored two goals and added an assist, and the United States will play for the gold medal that has eluded them for nearly two decades after shutting out Finland 5-0 Monday.

    The Americans are back in the gold medal game for a third straight Olympics, and they will play the winner...

  2. LeBron James picked a winner in the NBA All-Star Game.

    James scored 29 points and hit the go-ahead layup with 34.5 seconds to play, winning his third All-Star Game MVP award while his hand-picked team rallied to win an uncommonly entertaining showcase, beating Team Stephen 148-145 Sunday night.

    ...
  3. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir came out of retirement to win more Olympic gold.

    Only the free dance stands in their way.

    The Canadian ice dancers broke their own record for a short program at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Monday, piling up 83.67 points with a harmonious, rock-inspired performance.

    That...

  4. President Donald Trump lashed out with fresh anger about the intensifying Russia probe over the weekend, accusing Democrats of enabling a foreign adversary to interfere in the 2016 election and attacking the FBI as well as his own national security adviser.

    In a defiant and error-laden tweetstorm...

  5. Someone fired a shot and a woman was hit over the head with a bottle when a fight broke out at a North Side bowling alley in the Goose Island neighborhood early Sunday, authorities said.

    No one was hit by the gunfire and no one was in custody, Chicago police said.

    Officers responded to the Kings...

  6. U.S. men's hockey player James Wisniewski says his father has contracted norovirus while attending the Pyeongchang Olympics.

    Wisniewski says his dad, Jim, who is 62, is now in quarantine after beginning to show symptoms on Saturday and needing to be taken by ambulance to the hospital.

    Officials...

  7. A group of young men has surrounded and robbed people in downtown subway pedestrian tunnels at least three times in recent weeks, Chicago police said Sunday as they released surveillance photos of four of the five men.

    The men most recently robbed someone Wednesday morning in a string of attacks...

  8. Each week, William Lee and Nina Metz recap and discuss the first season of “The Chi,” which airs at 9 p.m. Sundays on Showtime.

    Spoilers ahead

    William Lee: “The Chi” is definitely moving toward a climax, and it knows how to yank you from your comfort zone.

    First off, did you cringe when you saw...

  9. During the Civil War, the precious document was hidden behind wallpaper in a home in Virginia to keep Union soldiers from finding it.

    Later, it sat in a closet in Kentucky, in a broken frame, unappreciated and stored in a cardboard box.

    And later still it was stuck behind a cabinet in the office...

  10. A 17-year-old boy was in critical condition after being shot in the Harbor Point Estates neighborhood on the Southeast Side and at least three men have been wounded in shootings in Chicago since Sunday morning, according to police.

    The teen was shot in the head about 5:55 p.m. Sunday in the 4000...

  11. Well, at least NBC will still be able to interview Adam Rippon, right? In a reversal of news she had broken earlier on Sunday, USA Today's Christine Brennan reported that the figure skater will not, after all, take a job with the network as a correspondent for the rest of the Winter Olympics.

    Rippon...

  12. The debate surrounding gun laws is nothing new for Jaquie Algee.

    Unzipping her black winter coat in front of hundreds of people gathered Sunday at the Federal Center Plaza, Algee revealed a blue T-shirt memorializing her 19-year-old son who was shot dead in 1995 in Chicago.

    “Shame on us that we...

  13. White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has pinpointed two ways in which he wants to improve this season: steal more bases and learn to speak some English.

    Asked if more steals really is a goal for 2018, Abreu responded with a nod to that second goal.

    “Yes,” Abreu exclaimed in English, the only time...

  14. Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida focused their anger Sunday at President Donald Trump, contending that his response to the attack has been needlessly divisive.

    "You're the president. You're supposed to bring this nation together, not divide us," said David Hogg, a 17-year-old...

  15. Two people have been charged with murder in the slaying of a Chicago man in Evanston earlier this month after a drug deal gone wrong, officials said.

    Julius Francellno and Malik Caswell, both 18, were being held Sunday in connection with the homicide of Yakez Semark, 20, who was shot in the chest...

  16. When Anthony Rizzo left Cubs camp Wednesday, he was just another baseball player.

    But that all changed with the shooting that left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., the school from which Rizzo graduated and first drew the attention of baseball scouts in 2006 and...

  17. Danica Patrick and Aaron Rodgers brought a dose of A-list attraction to a pit road scene that was more fitting for a red carpet. The starry-eyed sweethearts were mobbed by fans and media clicking away for a snapshot of some PDA that would surely spawn headlines. Then the moment came: Rodgers, a...

  18. Tim Tebow arrived at the New York Mets spring training camp on Sunday, and the attention immediately turned to whether the quarterback who became an outfielder could make it all the way to Citi Field in the future.

    Guess what? Mets general manager Sandy Alderson votes yes.

    "Somebody asked me if...

  19. Under pressure to reveal why they suddenly dropped charges against a former Schaumburg police officer accused of stealing and dealing drugs, DuPage County prosecutors told a defense attorney they would share the information privately, the lawyer said.

    Publicly, the state’s attorney’s office has...

  20. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman issued a statement Sunday after four fans were ejected from the United Center during the Blackhawks-Capitals game late Saturday night for directing racial taunts at a Capitals player.

    Forward Devante Smith-Pelly was sitting in the penalty box during the third period...

  21. Amid the heartbreak and horror of yet another mass school shooting is the persistent sentiment that schools must do more to protect students by expanding security, installing more obstacles to attackers, even arming staff and teachers.

    But local school administrators and experts on school violence...

  22. On Saturday at the United Center, a beautiful night on the ice coincided with ugliness in the stands when four racist jerks embarrassed themselves, the Blackhawks, the sport of hockey and the city of Chicago.

    It should be their last Hawks game at the UC. Come to think of it, every one of Chicago’s...

  23. The Bears are nearly six weeks removed from hiring coach Matt Nagy and the calendar is moving quickly for them to put into place plans for the rebuild of the rebuild.

    The NFL scouting combine begins Feb. 28 in Indianapolis and unlike last year, it doesn’t lead directly into the “legal tampering”...

  24. Jason Reyes will never forget the last time he ate shrimp, he said.

    It was a few weeks ago, following a Dec. 27 kidney transplant, when he ordered some shrimp with cocktail sauce and experienced some significant stomach pain, he said. It was possibly worse pain than the surgery itself, and definitely...

  25. In the grand scheme of things, the endless debate over who will lead off for the Cubs this season is meaningless.

    But because Joe Maddon’s lineup machinations always are part of the daily discussion, what he will do with the top spot remains a topic du jour at the opening of Cubs camp.

    Kyle Schwarber...