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  1. Ryanair has faced criticism after a video posted online apparently showed the airline's crew failing to take action to remove a passenger who launched a racist tirade against a fellow traveler. The video, uploaded to social media by Briton David Lawrence, showed a man hurling racist insults at...
  2. Dear Amy: I have worked closely with a colleague since the beginning of our careers. We are both in our 30s and extremely close — she was there for me during my divorce, I attended her wedding, our kids have met and we do “non-work” stuff together.

    She returned to work after a year off for maternity...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. The Patriots extended their winning streak over the Bears to five games and 18 years with a 38-31 victory Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field.

    On a day when Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky wasn’t at his best, the Bears couldn’t afford breakdowns in other areas of their game against the Patriots.

    ...
  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. Matt Nagy’s Bears have their first losing streak to deal with, a two-game slide against AFC East opponents that has dampened some of the buzz that had swept across Chicago. On Sunday, the Bears (3-3) were done in by untimely turnovers and two major special teams breakdowns in a 38-31 loss to the...

  13. 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.

    ...
  14. 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...

  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. 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...

  19. 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,...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. A newly formed hurricane rapidly gained force off Mexico's Pacific coast on Sunday and forecasters said it could reach Category 4 status before hitting land by midweek. A hurricane watch was posted for a stretch of shore between San Blas and Mazatlan.

    Hurricane Willa was about 270 miles south-southwest...

  24. "Mom." My 25-year-old son looked up from his phone. "Have you seen this Aziz Ansari story?" It was a Sunday morning on a holiday weekend, which meant pancakes instead of headlines, a rare chance to spend the day untethered to the news. "No," I said. "What's up?"

    In an online article, "Grace," a...

  25. Four men and a teenager have been charged in the armed carjacking of an off-duty Chicago police detective early Thursday in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood.

    Raynell Lanford, 18, of the 4300 block of West Maypole Avenue; Javion Bush, 18, of the 8300 block of South Hermitage Avenue; Jamaal Ashshaheed,...