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Chicago Tribune
Dec 11, 2017

Official: Man had explosive device strapped on before NYC subway blast
A pipe bomb that was strapped to a man went off in the New York City subway near the Times Square area of Manhattan on Monday, injuring the suspect and another person on the platform at the height of the morning rush hour, law enforcement officials said.

The person on the platform was being treated...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 11, 2017

HBO's 'Big Little Lies,' FX's 'Feud: Bette and Joan' among Golden Globe nominees
Stars of HBO's 'Big Little Lies,' FX's 'Feud: Bette and Joan,' and ABC's 'black-ish' are among the nominees for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards announced this morning.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:Robert De Niro, 'The Wizard of Lies'Jude...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 11, 2017

Move it, build around it, leave it be - old Nichols Library's fate up in the air
The Naperville City Council doesn't want it or the responsibility of paying for renovations. The owners don't want it and say it will cost several hundred thousand dollars to move it. There's space for it at Naper Settlement, but does it make sense there, the museum's president asks.

The old Nichols...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 11, 2017

She lost her parents and three sisters to Nazis. Her story is one for the ages
It was a missed opportunity I truly regret.

By the time I got around to calling Bright Oaks retirement center in Aurora to set up an interview with 86-year old Agnes Hoffman, she had passed away.

I could have kicked myself for having lost this chance to meet a Holocaust survivor in person and to...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 11, 2017

Doctors believe Eagles QB Carson Wentz tore his ACL and is out for the year
Carson Wentz threw a touchdown pass a few plays after suffering an injury that could ruin a special season for the Philadelphia Eagles, and then stuck around to greet teammates and celebrate a division-clinching victory with them.

It's always team-first for No. 11.

Two sources familiar with the...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 11, 2017

Baby formula maker orders global recall over salmonella fears
Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination.

The French company, one of the largest dairy groups in the world, said it has been warned by health authorities in France that 26 infants have become...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 11, 2017

With three weeks left in the year, Chicago exceeds 630 homicides
With three weeks left in the year, Chicago has so far posted 636 homicides, trailing this time last year by 118 killings.

But as the city closes in on the end of the year, it far surpasses the homicide counts as of this day in 2014 and 2015. In 2015, the city saw 467 such deaths, and 416 in 2014.

...

Chicago Tribune
Dec 11, 2017

10 thoughts on the Bears' 33-7 win over the Bengals
10 thoughts after the Chicago Bears put together their most complete effort of the season in a 33-7 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium, snapping a five-game losing streak.

1. I thought for sure when the Bears took over on their own 36-yard line with 6:19 remaining...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 11, 2017

GGP is said to reject $14.8 billion bid as discussions go on
GGP Inc. has rejected Brookfield Property Partners' initial $14.8 billion bid to acquire the stake it doesn't already hold in the U.S. mall owner while remaining in talks to reach a deal, a process that the head of Brookfield's parent company said may take months.

Brookfield last month offered...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 11, 2017

Prosecutors: Minnesota tourists falsely claimed they were robbed to have 'some fun'
A pair of Minnesotan tourists who fabricated a story about getting robbed at knifepoint by three men in the Loop told police they were just trying to have 'some fun,' prosecutors said Sunday.

Katie Mager, 27, of Apple Valley, Minn., and Ryan Reiersgaard, 27, of Burnsville, Minn., claimed they were...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 11, 2017

New York Police Department says it is responding to report of explosion near Times Square
The New York Police Department says it is responding to a report of an explosion near Times Square.

The response is centered in the area of the Port Authority bus terminal.

It's led to delays along some of the subway lines that pass beneath the bus terminal.

Some passengers have been evacuated...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 11, 2017

Russia's Putin makes stop at Russian military base in Syria
Declaring a victory in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday visited a Russian military air base in the country and announced a partial pullout of Russian forces from the Mideast nation.

Putin's surprise visit marked his first trip to Syria, drawing a symbolic line under the campaign...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 11, 2017

Mitch Trubisky returns home to Ohio and enjoys his best day as a pro
With Bears wide receivers catching more flak than footballs this season, Kendall Wright seized a rare opportunity to enjoy a little redemption.

'You guys said we had no wideouts, but now you want to talk?'''' Wright kidded Sunday in a bubbly Bears locker room at Paul Brown Stadium after he caught...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 11, 2017

A boy shares the pain of being bullied - inspiring thousands to show him love
While fighting back tears, young Keaton Jones couldn't stop asking one question: Why?

'Just out of curiosity, why do they bully? What's the point of it?' he asks his mother while in the passenger seat of a parked car. 'Why do you find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 11, 2017

LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 12/11/17
Today's Birthday (12/11/17). Meditate on a long-term vision this year. Realize carefully laid plans. Profit through self-discipline and persistence. Shifting routes this winter lead to expanding creative connections. An heirloom or inheritance next summer could spark miscommunications; resolution...

Chicago Tribune
Dec 11, 2017

Saudi Arabia to allow movie theaters after decades of ban
Saudi Arabia announced on Monday it will allow movie theaters to open in the conservative kingdom next year, for the first time in more than 35 years, in the latest social push by the country's young crown prince.

It's the latest stark reversal in a county where movie theaters were shut down in...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 11, 2017

Emanuel tries to dig out, look ahead to third term bid
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is in the back half of a second term filled with controversies and challenges that would have left many politically weakened if not finished for good, but he''s as cocksure as ever about his future.

Long a fan of the who''s-up-and-who''s-down handicapping of an election cycle, Emanuel...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 11, 2017

Cake case is about gay intolerance — but isn't the same as racial intolerance
Without a doubt, the Masterpiece Cakeshop case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court is about much more than cake.

Colorado baker Jack Phillips refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, claiming that using his artistic talents in such a way would go against his religious beliefs. It is a...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 11, 2017

Morning Spin: Congressional hopeful Ramirez-Rosa blasts 'corporate Democrats'
Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. Subscribe here.

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Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, a candidate for the congressional seat held for now by U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, said there''s...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 11, 2017

Man fatally shot in Gage Park identified
A man shot and killed early Sunday on the Southwest Side has been identified.

Juan Martinez, 28, was pronounced dead at 5:54 a.m. on scene after he was shot in the 5300 block of South Washtenaw Avenue in the Gage Park neighborhood, according to the Cook County medical examiner''s office.

Martinez...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 11, 2017

Omarr's daily astrological forecast, For release 12/11/17 for 12/11/17
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Gary Carr was born in London on this day in 1986. This birthday guy stars as C.C. on the series 'The Deuce.' On British TV, he played Jack Ross on 'Downton Abbey' and Fidel Best on 'Death in Paradise.' On the stage, Carr has appeared in British productions of 'Nation,' 'Yerma,'...

Chicago Tribune
Dec 11, 2017

1 dead, 2 wounded in shootings within two hours in Chicago
A 24-year-old man died after being shot in the city's Lawndale neighborhood Sunday night, Chicago police said.

He was among three people shot in Chicago in about two hours Sunday.

About 6:25 p.m. on the West Side, the man was shot in the leg in the 1300 block of South Komensky Avenue.

The Cook...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

State expands plan to add toll lanes on I-55
Interstate 55 at rush hour is a great place to listen to an audiobook of 'War and Peace.'

But it''s not so great if you want to get home on time. I-55 offers one of the worst commutes in the Midwest and sees 12 hours of daily congestion, with four crashes a day, according to the Illinois Department...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

5 thoughts on the Season 8 midseason finale of 'The Walking Dead': It's Carl's show
So at the end of Sunday''s midseason finale of 'The Walking Dead,' there are lots of things we still don''t know, but there is one very big one that we do.

It comes with a spoiler alert, but if you''ve been around the water cooler where the people still following the zombie series congregate, then...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

It's Carl's show: 'The Walking Dead' midseason finale recap
So at the end of Sunday''s midseason finale of 'The Walking Dead,' there are lots of things we still don''t know, but there is one very big one that we do.

It comes with a spoiler alert, but if you''ve been around the water cooler where the people still following the zombie series congregate, then...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

1 dead, 2 wounded after city shootings
A 24-year-old man died after being shot in the city's Lawndale neighborhood Sunday night, Chicago police said.

He was among three people shot in Chicago in about two hours on Sunday.

About 6:25 p.m., the man was shot in the leg in the 1300 block of South Komensky Avenue on the West Side.

The 24-year-old...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Bitcoin futures rise as virtual currency hits Chicago Board Options Exchange
The first-ever bitcoin future jumped after it began trading Sunday as the increasingly popular virtual currency made its debut on a major U.S. exchange.

The futures contract that expires in January surged more than $3,000 to $18,010 four hours after trading launched on the Chicago Board Options...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Corey Crawford helps push Blackhawks past Coyotes 3-1
The lightbulbs that illuminate to indicate a goal has been scored at the United Center spent a good part of Sunday night in the dark.

The rest was courtesy of two teams that have struggled to put pucks in nets, not to mention two goalies — Corey Crawford for the Blackhawks and Scott Wedgewood for...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

The rise and striking fall of Trump adviser George Papadopoulos
A brass band played, fighter jets streaked the clear blue sky and a red carpet adorned the airport tarmac on the day in May 2016 when Vladimir Putin came to Athens for a visit. 'Mr. President, welcome to Greece,' the Greek defense minister, Panos Kammenos, said in Russian as he smiled broadly and...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Aaron Rodgers could be back for Packers, who kept playoff hopes alive with OT win over Browns
Aaron Rodgers stood on the sideline, fighting off the December chill inside a large green Packers jacket and stocking cap.

His game-day look could soon be more familiar.

Relegated to being a cheerleader since breaking his collarbone in October, Rodgers may be back on the field next Sunday for Green...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Mitch Trubisky returns home to Ohio and enjoys his finest day as a pro
With Bears wide receivers catching more flak than footballs this season, Kendall Wright seized a rare opportunity to enjoy a little redemption.

'You guys said we had no wideouts, but now you want to talk?'''' Wright kidded Sunday in a bubbly Bears locker room at Paul Brown Stadium after he caught...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Blackhawks top Coyotes 3-1
After two scoreless periods, the Blackhawks scored three goals in the third Sunday during a 3-1 victory against the Coyotes at the United Center.

Tommy Wingels, Artem Anisimov and Nick Schmaltz each had a goal, while Patrick Kane had two assists to snap a four-game point-less streak.

Blackhawks...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Precision sacrificed for speed as GOP rushes ahead on taxes
Republicans are moving their tax bill toward final passage at stunning speed, blowing past Democrats before they've had time to fully mobilize against it but leaving the measure vulnerable to the type of expensive problems already popping up in their massive and complex plan. Questionable special-interest...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Officials see weapons threat as North Korea gains biotech expertise
Five months before North Korea's first nuclear test in 2006, U.S. intelligence officials sent a report to Congress warning that secret work also was underway on a biological weapon. The communist regime, which had long ago acquired the pathogens that cause smallpox and anthrax, had assembled teams...

Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Eddie Jackson's big day for Bears: ‘Best birthday gift you could ask for'
Eddie Jackson turned 25 Sunday, and the Bears rookie safety felt pretty good about how his birthday went.

Jackson had an interception and forced and recovered a fumble in the Bears'' 33-7 victory over the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bears scored a touchdown after each takeaway.

'It''s the...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Prosecutors: Minnesota tourists trying to have 'some fun' admit to false robbery claims
A pair of Minnesotan tourists fabricated a story about getting robbed at knifepoint by three men in the Loop and told police they were just trying to have 'some fun,' prosecutors said Sunday.

Katie Mager, 27, of Apple Valley, Minn., and Ryan Reiersgaard, 27, of Burnsville, Minn., originally claimed...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Comedian Hannibal Buress arrested on intoxication charge
A Florida newspaper reports that Chicago comedian Hannibal Buress was arrested on a disorderly intoxication charge after an encounter with a police officer.

The Miami Herald first reported that 34-year-old Buress was booked into Miami-Dade jail at 1:57 a.m. Sunday and posted bail just before 6...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

California fires, moving north, force more evacuations
Monster fires in Southern California raged for a seventh day on Sunday, edging into Santa Barbara County while leaving residents of neighboring Ventura County to deal with the aftermath of a historic inferno. As hundreds fled for safety in Santa Barbara County as the fires spread north, residents...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Man accused of Ukrainian Village sexual assault ordered held without bail
A Humboldt Park man sexually assaulted a woman in a gangway in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood and threatened to kill her, prosecutors said Sunday.

Ricky Parkman, 53, was charged with robbery, criminal sexual assault and aggravated kidnapping, according to court documents. He was ordered held...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Doctors believe Eagles QB Carson Wentz tore his ACL
Carson Wentz threw for 291 yards and four touchdowns before leaving with a knee injury and Jake Elliott kicked the go-ahead 33-yard field goal with 3:45 left for the Philadelphia Eagles, who beat the Los Angeles Rams 43-35 in a thriller Sunday to clinch the NFC East title.

Two sources familiar...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Mitch Trubisky's TD run adds shine to sparkling performance vs. Bengals
Mitch Trubisky sprinted across the goal line, flicked his right wrist and the ball fluttered to the ground. A simple celebration for an easy touchdown.

Where the heck was this all season?

It was tempting to wonder that Sunday as the Bears offense exploded in a 33-7 win over the Bengals.

Rather...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Offense ‘vibing' as Bears snap 5-game losing streak, rout Bengals 33-7
As the minutes wound down on a frigid Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium and Bengals fans bolted for the exits, the band of Bears fans that remained began waving navy-and-orange blankets and chanting, 'Let''s go Bears!' Afterward in the locker room, Bears players joked and laughed and threw out words...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Texans QB Tom Savage returned to game after concussion
Houston quarterback Tom Savage was cleared to re-enter Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers for one series after sustaining a concussion, raising questions about the NFL's procedure for evaluating such injuries during games.

Savage was injured with about nine minutes remaining in the second...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

With focus on 2018, Bears produce their finest effort of 2017
As Kendall Wright was stuffing the few remaining belongings from his locker into a bag, he glanced across the locker room at Mitch Trubisky, the man who targeted him a season-high 11 times in the Bears'' 33-7 romp over the Bengals on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium.

'Mitch played lights out,' Wright...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Eagles QB Carson Wentz leaves game with knee injury
Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz went to the locker room in third quarter of the Eagles-Rams game on Sunday. He is out for the rest of the game with a knee injury.

Wentz took a big hit to his lower body when he tried rushing for two-yard a touchdown. The play was for naught, because a penalty nullified...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Local Haitian community fears end of temporary protective status
The federal government''s recent decision to end a protection allowing tens of thousands of Haitians to live and work legally in the U.S. has instilled fear and panic in the local Haitian community. After an earthquake shattered the already-impoverished Haiti almost eight years ago, nearly 60,000...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Lebanese security forces clash with protesters near U.S. Embassy in Beirut
Lebanese security forces clashed Sunday with demonstrators near the U.S. Embassy in Beirut as hundreds protested President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. The Lebanese army fired water cannons and tear gas as youths hurled stones and burned effigies of Trump. Hundreds...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Blackhawks' Jordan Oesterle goes from stand-in to standing next to Duncan Keith
Jordan Oesterle''s primary role in this play has been as a stand-in this season.

Before Sunday, when he played in place of the injured Cody Franson against the Coyotes, the Blackhawks defenseman had been absent from the ice since Nov. 12. But spending 11 games and almost a month as a healthy scratch...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

U.S. Nobel laureate worries politics could undermine science
An American researcher who shared this year's Nobel Prize for medicine bluntly criticized political developments at home in his address at the awards' gala banquet Sunday night.

Michael Rosbash, who was honored for his work on circadian rhythms — commonly called the body clock — expressed concern...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Packers stun winless Browns in OT, setting up Aaron Rodgers' return
Your turn, Aaron Rodgers.

The Green Bay Packers saved their season just in time for their star's return.

Brett Hundley threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams in overtime as the Packers rallied from a two-touchdown deficit in the fourth quarter for a 27-21 win on Sunday over the winless...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Volunteers and donations fill hearts of those in need at Antioch Traveling Closet
Within an hour, more than 200 people had lined up for the annual Antioch Traveling Closet held at the Antioch Area Senior Center where, besides finding clothes, shoes and toiletries, people could get their blood pressure checked and a new haircut, all courtesy of donations and volunteers.

'Basically...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

'Got to be some fire somewhere': Sen. Shelby bucks Alabama GOP leaders in voting against Moore
In his sternest rebuke yet, Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby said repeatedly Sunday his state can 'do better' than electing fellow Republican Roy Moore to the U.S. Senate, making clear that a write-in candidate was far preferable to a man accused of sexual misconduct.

Days before the pivotal race, Shelby,...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Finishing touch: Sandburg senior Dylan Jacobs wins Foot Locker Nationals
Sandburg's Dylan Jacobs believed he had one more good race left before the end of his prep cross country career, and he was right.

A week after finishing 13th in the Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Ore., Jacobs returned to the West Coast and won the Foot Locker Nationals title Saturday in San...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Despite recent wins, Democrats remain divided about what they stand for
In recent weeks, Democrats have scored huge electoral wins in Virginia, cultivated public opposition to the GOP tax bill, purged two liberal stars accused of sexual misconduct and come close to winning a Senate race in Alabama that should be out of reach in such a conservative state. But they still...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

The Bears offense was so good that it Fox-proofed the game
Rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky threw for 271 yards on 25-of-32 passing and one TD while also running in the first of his career.

Rookie tight end Adam Shaheen caught four passes for 44 yards and a TD.

Sophomore running back Jordan Howard rushed for 147 yards, a 6.4 average and two TDs.

Kendall...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

David Nwaba continues to make impact at both ends
Other players have produced better statistics, but David Nwaba''s averages of 13 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.5 blocks in 31.5 minutes have proved plenty impactful as the Bulls posted consecutive victories for the first time this season.

Either way, coach Fred Hoiberg has cited Nwaba''s...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Cubs reach 2-year deal with reliever Brandon Morrow
In their latest attempt to upgrade their pitching staff, the Cubs reached a two-year agreement Sunday with free-agent reliever Brandon Morrow.

A source at the winter meetings confirmed the agreement, as the Cubs have been looking to sign Morrow to possibly fill the closer''s role because of the...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Extended minutes and growing confidence have Kris Dunn on a 7-game tear
Kris Dunn loves to shop.

'You can find me on Michigan Avenue for sure,' Dunn said. 'You can find me in Wicker Park. I''m all over the place. It''s not going to be hard to bump into me.'

But no matter where the Bulls guard went as he learned to navigate his new work city, he couldn''t buy what he searched...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Bears snap 5-game losing streak with 33-7 win over Bengals
The Bears offense found its groove against a banged-up Bengals defense to run away with a 33-7 victory Sunday afternoon at Paul Brown Stadium. Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky had a touchdown pass and a touchdown run. Running back Jordan Howard topped 100 rushing yards for the first time in three...

Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Bears-Bengals: Week 14 recap, social media reaction
The Bears offense found its groove against a banged-up Bengals defense to run away with a 33-7 victory Sunday afternoon at Paul Brown Stadium. Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky had a touchdown pass and a touchdown run. Running back Jordan Howard topped 100 rushing yards for the first time in three...

Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

4th quarter: Bears 33, Bengals 7
Game updates, photos, tweets and more from the Bears-Bengals game at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday (noon, Fox). On the Chicago Tribune app? Click here to see the live blog.

Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Man ordered held without bail after Dec. 1 sexual assault on West Side
A man was ordered held without bail Sunday after sexually assaulting a woman early Dec. 1 in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood.

Ricky Parkman, 53, appeared in court Sunday afternoon and was ordered held on no bail by Judge Sophia Atcherson.

He was charged with three felonies in connection with...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

In Franken's wake, three senators call on President Trump to resign
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and two of his Democratic colleagues have suggested that President Donald Trump should consider resigning, after a run of sexual harassment scandals that has driven out some members of Congress.

Sen. Al Franken 'felt it proper for him to resign,' Sanders said in an interview...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

3rd quarter: Bears 19, Bengals 7
Game updates, photos, tweets and more from the Bears-Bengals game at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday (noon, Fox). On the Chicago Tribune app? Click here to see the live blog.

Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Roy Moore calls sexual-assault allegations 'ritual defamation'
In his first sit-down interview since Dec. 4, and his first on local Alabama television since last month, Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore told reporter Bill Britt that the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct were engaged in 'ritual defamation' against him.

'I do not know them. I...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

2nd quarter: Bengals 7, Bears 6
Game updates, photos, tweets and more from the Bears-Bengals game at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday (noon, Fox). On the Chicago Tribune app? Click here to see the live blog. The Bears' banged-up defense will be short-handed again Sunday, as expected. Nose tackle Eddie Goldman (hip) and outside linebacker...

Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Palestinian stabs Israeli amid tensions over Jerusalem
A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard Sunday at the entrance to Jerusalem's bustling central bus station, seriously wounding him in the first attack in the volatile city since President Donald Trump recognized it as Israel's capital.

In Beirut, scores of Lebanese and Palestinian demonstrators...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

'Shalieve': As Ryan Shazier recovers from his spinal injury, Steelers' cleats send a message
Ryan Shazier, the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker who suffered a scary spinal injury in the Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals, remains hospitalized, with his teammates planning to pay tribute to him in Sunday night's game against the Baltimore Ravens.

A number of Steelers players...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Woman robbed at gunpoint inside her vehicle in South Loop
A woman was robbed at gunpoint in her own vehicle Saturday morning in the South Loop, according to Chicago police.

It happened around 8:35 a.m. in the 1200 block of South Michigan Avenue, police said.

The woman, 32, told police she was sitting inside her Mercedes-Benz sedan when an unknown man...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

David Nwaba continues to make an impact at both ends
Other players have produced better statistics, but David Nwaba''s averages of 13 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.5 blocks in 31.5 minutes have proved plenty impactful as the Bulls posted consecutive victories for the first time this season.

Either way, coach Fred Hoiberg has cited Nwaba''s...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Nikki Haley: Trump's accusers of sex misconduct should be heard
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that women who accuse someone of sexual misconduct deserve to be heard, even if it involves President Donald Trump.

'I know that he was elected, but women should always feel comfortable coming forward. And we should all be willing to listen...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

1st quarter: Bears 0, Bengals 0
Game updates, photos, tweets and more from the Bears-Bengals game at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday (noon, Fox). On the Chicago Tribune app? Click here to see the live blog. The Bears' banged-up defense will be short-handed again Sunday, as expected. Nose tackle Eddie Goldman (hip) and outside linebacker...

Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Why Mike Tirico's history of alleged sexual harassment hasn't led him to Matt Lauer's fate
Dylan Farrow wrote in the Los Angeles Times on Thursday that 'we are in the midst of a revolution' but noted that 'the revolution has been selective.'

She was talking about the sparing of Woody Allen, her adoptive father, whom she has long accused of sexually abusing her when she was a child. Far...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Trump calls for firing after Washington Post reporter's mistaken tweet
President Donald Trump on Saturday evening issued a call for a reporter with The Washington Post to be fired because of a quickly deleted tweet that presented a misleading impression of Trump's rally crowd in Florida.

The Post reporter, David Weigel, had earlier tweeted a photo of the crowd gathered...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Illini fall to UNLV; Leron Black leaves after 12 minutes with injury
Last season UNLV didn't get its eighth win until Dec. 31, two games into Mountain West Conference action.

Saturday night, the Runnin' Rebels improved to 8-2 with three games left on their non-conference schedule.

Jovan Mooring shot 50 percent from the field and scored 27 points to lead UNLV to...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Racial dispute at beloved bakery roils liberal college town in Ohio
Students at Oberlin College have long enjoyed pastries, bagels and chocolates from Gibson's Bakery, a century-old, family-owned business near campus. That sweet relationship has turned bitter amid hotly disputed accusations of racism, roiling a school and town long known for their liberal politics.

...

Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

The Jesus Lizard is back in full force, fury
It took David Yow all of about 10 seconds into the Jesus Lizard''s 80-minute concert Saturday at a sold-out Metro to launch himself into the crowd. For the untamed frontman, even now at 57, physical contact with the audience is a necessary component.

Eight years have elapsed since the Chicago-based...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

California fires rage into second week as massive blazes are 'expected to spread'
Raging wildfires continued to burn through Southern California on Sunday, stretching into a second week as authorities warned that the blazes could still spread and pose new dangers.

The fires have been blamed for one death, and the flames have destroyed more than 800 buildings and threatened thousands...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

3 killed, 6 more wounded in Chicago shootings
Three men were fatally shot and at least six other men have been wounded in separate shootings since Saturday morning, Chicago police said. 

The first fatal attack happened about 8:30 a.m. in the Fernwood neighborhood, in the 10200 block of South State Street.

A neighbor discovered a man lying...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

DIY heated seats not worth the hassle
Q: I just bought a new Honda Fit this spring. It is nice and all, but I don''t have heated seats like my old Golf and my car is parked on the street. Is there something I can get to solve this problem?

— C.W., Chicago

A: We have a hunch you got the Honda Fit EX model, on which heated seats are not...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Israeli defense chief calls for Arab boycott after protests
Israel's defense minister called Sunday for a boycott of Arab businesses in an area where residents took part in violent protests against President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, as a Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard in the volatile city in the first attack...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 12/10/17
Today's Birthday (12/10/17). You can realize your visions this year. Craft and implement your plan with disciplined coordination to profit. Winter explorations reveal new directions that lead to flourishing communications, networking and creativity. Family finances expand next summer. Talk through...

Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

'SNL' cold open: Kids wonder if Al Franken, Roy Moore and Trump are on Santa's naughty list
In its latest cold open, 'Saturday Night Live' took on the recent string of high-profile sexual-misconduct scandals, featuring a parade of children - each seemingly more precocious and world-weary than the last - visiting a mall Santa, played by Kenan Thompson.

And the kids had quite a few questions...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

YouTube advertising crackdown puts some creators out of work
YouTube's crackdown on inappropriate material is inadvertently depriving some creators of as much as 80 percent of their monthly sales, a blow to the very people who helped make the site the most popular place to watch video online.

The swift drop in revenue, a side effect of YouTube's attempt...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Most Alabama GOP leaders say they are voting for Roy Moore
Most Republican leaders in Alabama say they plan to vote for Roy Moore on Tuesday, despite sexual misconduct allegations against the former judge that have prompted others around the country to say he should never be allowed to join the U.S. Senate.

'I have stated both publicly and privately over...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

3 people arrested in fire-bomb attack on Swedish synagogue
Three people have been arrested for allegedly throwing firebombs at a synagogue in the Swedish city of Goteborg.

No one was injured in the attack late Saturday during a youth event at the synagogue and the adjacent Jewish center in Sweden's second-largest city. Goteborg police spokesman Peter Nordengard...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Teen program combats violence by challenging macho stereotypes
As a group of teen boys joked and scarfed down a pizza lunch in a Little Village classroom, their instructor posed questions: Is showing compassion and emotion manly? How do you prioritize responsibilities like homework and adequate sleep? What does it really mean to be a man?

Spearheaded by Chicago...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

A lesson in history: Why the furor behind declaring Jerusalem Israel's capital?
Some critics of President Donald Trump''s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel''s capital fear it will enrage the Muslim world. Others claim it will offend our European allies who continue to maintain their embassies in Tel Aviv. Both are possible.

But it''s easier to read the past than predict the...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

'Evil' tax cuts? Nope, it's blue-state panic
Ah, the holiday season. It''s a magical time, bursting with joy, laughter, parties, twinkling lights and mildly terrifying mall-dwelling Santas. It''s also bursting, unfortunately, with the sounds of caterwauling blue-state politicians shrieking that the GOP tax reform bill signals the end of civilization...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Contemporary home in Bucktown: $3.7M
1848 N. Paulina St. in Chicago: $3,675,000

Listed on Nov. 30, 2017

Custom built in 2013 and designed by award winning Osterhaus McCarthy Architects, this home blends interior and exterior living spaces. Unique features include over 7,500-square-feet of living space on three living levels and over...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Family affected by Las Vegas shooting not receiving support
Dear Amy: My son-in-law was shot in the thigh during the Las Vegas concert in October. Fortunately, he is now OK.

I belong to a religious congregation of around 35 families. One of the women in my congregation and I are also part of another (affiliated) group.

At a meeting of the group, I mentioned...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Your 10,000 packages arrived — and they're causing all kinds of problems
Package theft in her Chicago apartment building is so rampant, Sara Costello says, that she has begun rerouting all of her online orders to work: potting soil, knitting kits, glittered wigs and the occasional bottle of sage-scented spray.

It's secure — and practical, the actor and comedian says —...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

How to get rich off bitcoin — or lose it all while trying
To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, 'Here we go again.'

Bitcoin is on everyone's lips this week and the price has gone nuts — shooting past $17,000 per bitcoin in Thursday's trading. It has rocketed up $5,000 in less than a week, prompting wall-to-wall news coverage that is giving Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.,...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Storm dumps snow in parts of Deep South, marches toward Northeast
A pre-winter storm that roared through the Deep South and coated half of North Carolina and portions of Virginia in snow pushed northward on Saturday, leaving motorists to brave potentially icy roads and utility crews trying to restore heat and light to thousands.

Forecasters were warning that...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Israeli strikes kill 2 Hamas men after Gaza rocket attack
Israeli airstrikes killed two Hamas members early Saturday following a rocket attack on Israel, in the latest fallout from President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital — a development that has roiled the region and the larger Muslim world.

The Israeli military said...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

States are looking for new ways of executing prisoners on death row. Their latest idea? Opioids.
The synthetic painkiller fentanyl has been the driving force behind the nation's opioid epidemic, killing tens of thousands of Americans last year in overdoses. Now two states want to use the drug's powerful properties for a new purpose: to execute prisoners on death row.

As Nevada and Nebraska...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Trump hails civil rights heroes at Mississippi museum visit; protesters pan his record
President Donald Trump paid tribute Saturday to the leaders and foot soldiers of the civil rights movement whose sacrifices help make the United States a fairer and more just country, though protests surrounding his visit to Mississippi laid bare the stark divisions among Americans about his commitment...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

'Firefighting at Christmas' may become normal in California: 'This is very odd and unusual'
A week of destructive fires in Southern California is ending but danger still looms.

Well into what's considered the wet season, there's been nary a drop of rain. That's good for sun-seeking tourists, but could spell more disaster for a region that emerged this spring from a yearslong drought and...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

GOP tax plan diverges wildly from Trump's promises to the middle class
The GOP tax plan on the cusp of becoming law diverges wildly from the promises President Donald Trump and top advisers said they would deliver for the middle class - an evolution that shows how traditional Republican orthodoxy swamped Trump's distinctive brand of economic populism as it moved through...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Notre Dame wins in Mike Brey's return to Delaware
NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Mike Brey reunited with old friends, felt at home on a familiar sideline, and soaked in the cheers from Delaware fans still grateful for the way he stamped the program on the basketball map.

The happy homecoming was going well — except for those peeks at the scoreboard.

'First...



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