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  1. The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and turned some streets into raging rivers Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis.

    Leaving at least nine...

  2. Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services.

    The company is buying the HTC team that built the Pixel smartphone for Google in a cash deal, they said in...

  3. President Donald Trump had formally given Sen. Luther Strange his "complete and total endorsement." But as recently as last week, his advisers were deeply divided on whether the president should risk jetting to Alabama to prop up the Republican, who was trailing in his primary race behind a challenger...
  4. The wiggling fingers of a young girl trapped in the rubble of her collapsed school in Mexico City raised hopes and prodded rescuers to work furiously hour after hour Wednesday in a delicate effort trying to free her from unstable debris — a drama that played out at dozens of buildings toppled by...

  5. Manager Joe Maddon had more time than anticipated Wednesday night to plan for the Cubs' four-game National League Central showdown against the Brewers.

    After Jon Lester was knocked out after 4 1/3 innings in an 8-1 loss to the Rays, Maddon employed three of his seldom-used relievers to preserve...

  6. The Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday that a cyber breach of a filing system it uses may have provided the basis for some illegal trading in 2016.

    In a statement posted on the SEC's website, Chairman Jay Clayton said a review of the agency's cybersecurity risk profile determined...

  7. Joe Maddon said before Wednesday's game at Tropicana Field that the Brewers are "not going to go away," as much as the Cubs would like them to disappear.

    But with only 11 games left in the season after an 8-1 loss to the Rays on Wednesday, the Cubs now have a chance to put them safely in the rear...

  8. A 20-year-old man was shot and critically wounded in the West Garfield Park neighborhood Wednesday night, one of at least three people shot since early Wednesday afternoon in the city, police said.

    The man was in the 4400 block of West Jackson Boulevard about 8:35 p.m. when he was shot in the chest,...

  9. Hundreds of thousands of Illinois consumers who buy health insurance on the state's Obamacare exchange will likely see average rates increase by 16 percent to 37 percent next year for the lowest-priced plans, according to a new analysis.

    The Illinois Department of Insurance submitted rates to the...

  10. A Carpentersville man fatally shot a 76-year-old man and wounded a 43-year-old man in what is believed to have been a robbery attempt "that went wrong," Alsip police said Wednesday night.

    Brian Garcia, 33, is charged with murder and attempted murder in the killing of Mohamed Salhia, of Orland Park,...

  11. President Donald Trump said Wednesday the Republicans' last-resort "Obamacare" repeal effort remains two or three votes short, forecasting days of furious lobbying ahead with a crucial deadline looming next week.

    The legislation by Sens. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina...

  12. The latest Senate Republican drive to dismantle the Affordable Care Act would sharply reduce federal spending on health insurance and cause 34 states to lose such funding, according to an analysis that details the checkerboard of winners and losers the plan would create.

    The analysis by Avalere...

  13. A 70-year-old Chicago Palestinian activist who was deported from the United States for concealing a decades-old bombing conviction arrived in Jordan on Wednesday.

    Rasmea Odeh was greeted by several well-wishers after her arrival at Jordan's international airport.

    She said that she's "very angry,...

  14. A Naperville woman was in a psychotic state and said she heard a shadowy voice urging her to kill her young son and another child before she stabbed them to death, a noted forensic psychiatrist testified Wednesday at the woman's murder trial.

    Elzbieta Plackowska was out of touch with reality on...

  15. President Donald Trump has repeatedly promised to drain the swamp in Washington. He might want to check in on that effort at the capital area's airports.

    For the third time in a few weeks, a member of his administration is facing questions about his use of non-commercial flights. First, it was...

  16. The son of the Chicago Housing Authority CEO was charged Wednesday in a homicide in Indianapolis, according to authorities.

    Eugene Jones, 18, has been charged with murder and robbery in the killing Sunday of 18-year-old Deante Williams, authorities said. Jones is the son of CHA CEO Eugene Jones...

  17. For the first time a federal agency is moving to outlaw an entire class of toxic flame retardants, a policy change intended to protect Americans from chemicals linked to cancer, neurological deficits, hormone disruption and other health problems.

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission voted Wednesday...

  18. Less than two weeks before Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination, his campaign chairman offered to provide briefings on the race to a Russian billionaire closely aligned with the Kremlin, according to people familiar with the discussions.

    Paul Manafort made the offer in an...

  19. Bail was denied Wednesday to a Chicago Heights man accused of shooting to death a teenager over the weekend.

    Sherman Martin, 42, appeared in Markham bond court on one count of first degree murder.

    Prosecutors allege Martin shot Tyrone Anthony, 17, also of Chicago Heights, near his home on Saturday....

  20. Leaders of a proposed new mosque in Plainfield say they're moving ahead with their plans after narrowly winning preliminary approval despite some community opposition.

    "We're going to leave all the previous events in the past," said Zaki Basalath, secretary of the Islamic Foundation of the Southwest...

  21. Protesters took to the streets again Wednesday in the St. Louis area to demonstrate against a judge's recent acquittal of a white former police officer who fatally shot a black suspect in 2011.

    The demonstration was the latest part of an effort by protesters to disrupt business as a way to draw...

  22. Wheaton College football player Noah Spielman is "frustrated" and "disappointed" by the criminal charges against him after a lengthy investigation into a 2016 hazing incident, his lawyer said.

    Spielman, who is expected to plead not guilty, was punished following an internal inquiry at the evangelical...

  23. A young girl at Yankee Stadium was injured by a 105 mph foul ball off the bat of Todd Frazier during Wednesday's game against Minnesota, leading some players to call for protective netting to be extended.

    The Yankees said the girl was taken to a hospital for treatment, and New York manager Joe...

  24. A suburban police department discriminated against a pregnant officer by denying her reasonable job accommodations and a properly fitting protective vest, and then forcing her to go on leave months before her due date, she claims in a newly filed lawsuit.

    Frankfort police Officer Jennifer Panattoni...

  25. In an announcement that will surprise few observers, R.J. Melman has been named as president of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises.

    R.J., at 38 the oldest of LEYE founder Rich Melman's three children (Jerrod and Molly are the others), has been a major force within the LEYE empire for nearly 10 years....