'Thankful to God': New Orleans woman who was imprisoned at 19 receives presidential pardon

'THANKFUL TO GOD': NEW ORLEANS WOMAN WHO WAS IMPRISONED AT 19 RECEIVES PRESIDENTIAL PARDON

A New Orleans woman who was imprisoned at the age of 19, served her sentence but was saddled with a crushing payments from a judge-mandated...

COVID-19 arrives in America: A look back on the one year anniversary

COVID-19 ARRIVES IN AMERICA: A LOOK BACK ON THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

A year ago Thursday, the virus that causes COVID-19 came to America. We didn't have a name for it then. Last January it was simply...

 
 
 
Fourth suspect charged with murder of retired Chicago firefighter

FOURTH SUSPECT CHARGED WITH MURDER OF RETIRED CHICAGO FIREFIGHTER

CHICAGO - A fourth suspect has been charged in connection with the death of retired Chicago firefighter Dwain Williams. Jaylen Saulsberry,...

Wheel from small plane flying into O'Hare lands in Jefferson Park neighborhood

WHEEL FROM SMALL PLANE FLYING INTO O'HARE LANDS IN JEFFERSON PARK NEIGHBORHOOD

CHICAGO - A wheel from a single-engine aircraft fell into a Jefferson Park neighborhood on Thursday night. Just before 6:45 p.m., authorities...

 
 
 
Alleged serial killer arrested in murders of 3 women in New York City housing complex

ALLEGED SERIAL KILLER ARRESTED IN MURDERS OF 3 WOMEN IN NEW YORK CITY HOUSING COMPLEX

NEW YORK - Police arrested an alleged serial killer accused of murdering several women at a public housing complex for New York City...

California researchers developing wearable COVID-19 test strip

CALIFORNIA RESEARCHERS DEVELOPING WEARABLE COVID-19 TEST STRIP

SAN DIEGO - Researchers at UC San Diego are experimenting with new wearable test strips that change color if they detect the SARS-CoV-2...

 
 
 
Japan privately concludes Tokyo Olympics should be canceled due to coronavirus

JAPAN PRIVATELY CONCLUDES TOKYO OLYMPICS SHOULD BE CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

TOKYO - Japan's government has privately concluded the Tokyo Olympics will have to be canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic,...

Couple's lost ultrasound images found in used car, returned years later

COUPLE'S LOST ULTRASOUND IMAGES FOUND IN USED CAR, RETURNED YEARS LATER

DEERFIELD, Ill. - When Elyse Peterson opened her mailbox last week, what she found inside seemed like a fairly common piece of junk...

 
 
 
Fire inside West Side residential building leaves 2 dead, 1 injured after jumping to escape flames

FIRE INSIDE WEST SIDE RESIDENTIAL BUILDING LEAVES 2 DEAD, 1 INJURED AFTER JUMPING TO ESCAPE FLAMES

CHICAGO - Fire ripped through a West Side residential building Thursday morning, leaving two people dead and a family in mourning as...

'Bernie mittens' sell out hours after Inauguration

'BERNIE MITTENS' SELL OUT HOURS AFTER INAUGURATION

The now-iconic mittens Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders wore to the Inauguration Wednesday have sold out, according to the mitten maker. Vermont...

 
 
 
LIVE: Biden to put forth new virus strategy exactly a year after 1st confirmed case in US

LIVE: BIDEN TO PUT FORTH NEW VIRUS STRATEGY EXACTLY A YEAR AFTER 1ST CONFIRMED CASE IN US

WASHINGTON - As the U.S. enters what Joe Biden has warned may be the "toughest and deadliest period of the virus," the president is...

Arctic air to send temps plunging; Chicago could wake up to wind chills Friday

ARCTIC AIR TO SEND TEMPS PLUNGING; CHICAGO COULD WAKE UP TO WIND CHILLS FRIDAY

Arctic air is set to blow into the Chicago are causing temps to drop late Thursday and into Friday. The coldest daytime temps of the...

 
 
 
Chance The Rapper joins Chicago youth groups for inauguration night performance on 'The Late Show'

CHANCE THE RAPPER JOINS CHICAGO YOUTH GROUPS FOR INAUGURATION NIGHT PERFORMANCE ON 'THE LATE SHOW'

'The Late Show' with Stephen Colbert was LIVE Wednesday after President Biden's inauguration with performances from some of Chicago's...

President Biden rolls back Trump policies on wall, climate, health

PRESIDENT BIDEN ROLLS BACK TRUMP POLICIES ON WALL, CLIMATE, HEALTH

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Joe Biden signed at least 15 executive actions shortly after being sworn on Wednesday, undoing policies...

 
 
 
US jobless claims decline to a still-high 900,000

US JOBLESS CLAIMS DECLINE TO A STILL-HIGH 900,000

WASHINGTON - Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, lowering claims to 900,000, still a historically high level...

Video released related to string of carjackings, robberies in Chicago, suburbs

VIDEO RELEASED RELATED TO STRING OF CARJACKINGS, ROBBERIES IN CHICAGO, SUBURBS

CHICAGO - Officials are warning the public about a string of carjackings and robberies across Chicago and the suburbs. Video shows...

 
 
 
Two $1M Powerball winners in Illinois - including 1 in Chicago

TWO $1M POWERBALL WINNERS IN ILLINOIS - INCLUDING 1 IN CHICAGO

CHICAGO - Two $1 million Powerball tickets were sold in Illinois - including one on the North Side of Chicago. The winning numbers...

We have a winner! Single lucky $730 million Powerball ticket sold

WE HAVE A WINNER! SINGLE LUCKY $730 MILLION POWERBALL TICKET SOLD

DES MOINES, Iowa - A single Powerball ticket sold in Maryland is the winner of an estimated $731.1 million jackpot, the first to get...

 
 
 
Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad, at least 28 dead

TWIN SUICIDE BOMBINGS ROCK CENTRAL BAGHDAD, AT LEAST 28 DEAD

BAGHDAD - Twin suicide bombings ripped through a busy market in the Iraqi capital Thursday, killing at least 28 people and wounding...

How to score a McDonald's cheeseburger for 25 cents next week

HOW TO SCORE A MCDONALD'S CHEESEBURGER FOR 25 CENTS NEXT WEEK

Next Thursday, you can buy a McDonald's cheeseburger for only 25 cents as part of the fast food chain's ongoing "Throwback Thursday"...

 
 
 



7 Democratic senators call for ethics probe into Cruz and Hawley to...

7 Democratic senators call for ethics probe into Cruz and Hawley to determine whether their electoral college objections contributed to the Capitol siege

Summary List Placement Seven Democratic senators have called for an ethics probe into Republican Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz over their objections to the Electoral College... Read more ...

Biden Cabinet: Buttigieg urges big funds for Transportation

Biden Cabinet: Buttigieg urges big funds for Transportation

During a Thursday hearing, Pete Buttigieg suggested that the Department of Transportation could help in rebuilding the economy. Read more ...

President Biden halts new oil and gas leases, permits on US land and water

President Biden halts new oil and gas leases, permits on US land and water

The Biden administration has suspended new oil and gas leasing and drilling permits on U.S. land and water for 60 days. Read more ...

COVID-19 timeline: It's been one year since the first announced case in the...

COVID-19 timeline: It's been one year since the first announced case in the United States

It's been one year since COVID-19 was first detected in the United States. Here's a list of several key dates and events relating to the pandemic since then. Read more ...

Dave Chappelle tests positive for COVID-19, cancels shows

Dave Chappelle tests positive for COVID-19, cancels shows

Dave Chappelle has reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus - causing the comedian, for a second time, to nix scheduled shows because of the bug. Chappelle has not yet... Read more ...

Randy Parton, the country singer and Dolly Parton's younger brother, has...

Randy Parton, the country singer and Dolly Parton's younger brother, has died after a battle with cancer

Country music singer Randy Parton, brother to Dolly Parton, has died after a battle with cancer. Read more ...

McConnell seeks two-week delay for impeachment trial so Trump can form legal...

McConnell seeks two-week delay for impeachment trial so Trump can form legal team

WASHINGTON - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday proposed delaying Donald Trump's impeachment trial until mid-February, giving the former president's legal... Read more ...

Who is Nick Sirianni? Meet the Eagles' new head coach, an ideal replacement...

Who is Nick Sirianni? Meet the Eagles' new head coach, an ideal replacement for Doug Pederson

The former Colts offensive coordinator may not have seemed like an obvious hire, but there are many reasons to think he's an ideal hire fit to replace Doug Pederson in... Read more ...

AP source: Cavaliers trading Porter to Rockets for pick

AP source: Cavaliers trading Porter to Rockets for pick

CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Cavaliers are finalizing a trade to send troubled forward Kevin Porter Jr. to the Houston Rockets for a future draft pick, a person familiar with the... Read more ...

Biden revokes Trump report promoting 'patriotic education'

Biden revokes Trump report promoting 'patriotic education'

President Joe Biden has revoked a recent Trump administration report that aimed to promote “patriotic education” in schools but that historians rejected as political propaganda. Read more ...