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  1. I promised myself that I'd spend less less of 2017 dissecting the provocations of assorted jerks and frauds. I held out for a while. But as Milo Yiannopoulos' reign as the latest conservative enfant terrible crumbled this weekend over video of him suggesting that very young teenagers can consent...

  2. Lakers legend Magic Johnson has been promoted to president of basketball operations, the team announced Tuesday.

    Mitch Kupchak has been relieved of his duties as general manager, and Jim Buss no longer will serve as the executive vice president of basketball operations.

    “Today I took a series of...

  3. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to use millions of dollars in unspent property tax rebate money hit a roadblock Tuesday as several aldermen said he should be focusing the cash more directly on anti-violence efforts.

    The City Council budget committee did not vote on Emanuel's proposal for the nearly $15...

  4. A 14-year-old faces aggravated battery and battery charges in connection to an attack at Kenyon Woods Middle School that severely injured a classmate.

    The teen appeared in the juvenile courtroom of Kane County Judge Clint Hull Tuesday morning. Accompanied by his parents, the teen spoke only to...

  5. The Supreme Court appears to be evenly divided about the right of Mexican parents to use American courts to sue a U.S. Border Patrol agent who fired across the U.S.-Mexican border and killed their teenage son.

    Justice Anthony Kennedy and other conservative justices suggested during argument Tuesday...

  6. Yahoo is taking a $350 million hit on its previously announced $4.8 billion sale to Verizon in a concession for security lapses that exposed personal information stored in more than 1 billion Yahoo user accounts.

    The revised agreement, announced Tuesday, eases investor worries that Verizon Communications...

  7. Oreo-maker Mondelez International announced the launch of a savory snack brand Tuesday tailor-made for today's health-conscious consumers, even as merger speculation continues to envelop the company.

    In midmorning trading, Mondelez shares were up more than 4 percent to about $44.35 per share, bolstered...

  8. Rapper J. Cole announced Monday he is set to return to Chicago in July to play the United Center as part of his cross-country tour.

    Cole, who performed at Aahh Fest in Union Park in September and Lollapalooza in July, is scheduled to play the United Center July 24. Tickets are set to go on sale...

  9. Welsh-Ryan Arena will get a proper sendoff.

    Northwestern’s final regular-season game against Purdue will be broadcast by CBS Sports, with Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery, Grant Hill and Tracy Wolfson coming to Evanston.

    The game will tip at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 5. It will be Northwestern’s first...

  10. The Trump administration is greatly expanding the number of people living in the U.S. illegally who are considered a priority for deportation, including people arrested for traffic violations, according to agency documents released Tuesday.

    The documents represent a sweeping rewrite of the nation's...

  11. Coyotes are clever, adaptable animals that once roamed the western two-thirds of North America. A determined federal government extermination campaign in the 1940s and '50s led to the killing of more than 6 million of them. But in recent decades, coyotes have made a comeback, expanding beyond their...

  12. One month down, 47 (or 95) months to go.

    As President Trump celebrated his first month in office Monday, late-night hosts lined up to take on his latest round of headlines.

    Seth Meyers found plenty of reasons to break out his keenly honed Trump impression on Monday's "Late Night," opening the show...

  13. An Austrian court on Tuesday approved a U.S. extradition request for a Ukrainian oligarch suspected of paying millions of dollars in bribes to Indian officials.

    The court decision overturns a lower court ruling nearly two years ago against extraditing Dymitro Firtash. The judge then said that the...

  14. An Indiana House panel on Tuesday approved an amended version of a bill that would require abortion providers to give women considering drug-induced abortions information on stopping the procedure midway through — even though that process is scientifically disputed.Republican Rep. Ron Bacon's proposal...

  15. President Donald Trump called anti-Semitic violence "horrible" and vowed Tuesday to take steps to counter extremism in comments that followed criticism that the White House had not clearly denounced vandalism and threats targeting Jewish institutions.

    Hours before Trump's remarks, Hillary Clinton...

  16. Former Cubs star Sammy Sosa compared himself to Jesus Christ when asked by a blogger about speculation he took performance-enhancing drugs.

    “It’s like Jesus Christ when he came to Jerusalem,” Sosa told chuckbloggerstrom.com. “Everybody thought Jesus Christ was a witch (laughing) — and he was our...

  17. On paper, the NHL's newly installed bye weeks would seem to be a good thing for its players, some of whom will follow 82-game regular seasons with two months of Stanley Cup playoff games. But most of the 20 teams who already had their byes — five midseason days without a practice or game — have...

  18. Not only do the Cubs expect stiff competition in their quest to repeat as champs, Cubs fans should expect stiffer competition to get what is arguably its best lineup of game-day giveaways, which was announced Tuesday. To help you prioritize, we rank all 43.1. Final out bobblehead, May 20. Only...

  19. When Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure in November to legalize recreational marijuana, Josh Miller saw this as a sign that his time had finally arrived. 

    The Rhode Island state senator has a reputation among colleagues as a cannabis crusader — a battle that, so far,...

  20. Every year, the stock of some NFL draft prospect or another shoots through the roof due to a lights-out combine performance. Every year, though, the results can more or less be predicted. No one posts a 40-inch vertical or rips off 35 reps on the bench without their on-field performance hinting...

  21. Fans of "Modern Family" and glitzy food award shows, rejoice! Jesse Tyler Ferguson is set to host this year's James Beard Foundation Awards in Chicago, to be held May 1 at the Lyric Opera House.

    You may be wondering: What does Jesse Tyler Ferguson have to do with food? The actor writes a food blog,...

  22. Dwayne Snurr, a janitor and lifelong resident of this rural, working-class town 60 miles from the White House, was eating chicken wings in a cafe off Main Street last week when he began chewing over a locally important subject: President Donald Trump's taste in vacations.

    "I guess he's got that...

  23. President Donald Trump's most colorful foreign policy critic, Eliot Cohen, reacting to appearances by chief of staff Reince Priebus on the Sunday shows, tweeted that Priebus reminds him "of the colorless, beliefless, spineless functionaries of 20th century totalitarians." Well, Priebus, who happily...

  24. Lindsay Lohan claims she was "racially profiled" while wearing a headscarf at London's Heathrow Airport.

    The actress told a British talk show that she was stopped while traveling to New York.

    She said an airport worker "opened my passport and saw 'Lindsay Lohan' and started immediately apologizing,...