Charlize Theron Confesses Her ‘Heart Belongs’ To Adorable Daughters Jackson, 8 & August, 3 – See Pic

Charlize Theron wished her ‘two beautiful powerhouses,’ Jackson and August, a happy Daughter’s Day on Instagram! For the tribute, the ‘Bombshell’ star put together a photo slideshow of her sweet children. Charlize Theron, 45, celebrated Daughter’s Day with the cutest post on Instagram! For the special day on Sept. 25, the Atomic Blonde star shared a slideshow […]

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MAC returns with 6-game football season starting Nov. 4

“Our decisions, in August and again today, have been guided by an overriding concern for the well-being of the student athletes, institutions, and the community at large,” MAC Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher said in a statement. | Tony Dejak/AP The Mid-American Conference is the 10th and final major-college football league to reverse itself despite the ongoing […]

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Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods ticks up just 0.4%

Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods increased just 0.4% in August following a much larger gain in the previous month By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer September 25, 2020, 1:59 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods increased […]

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The choices are in the mail? Nearly a quarter of a million ballots to start hitting Chicago mailboxes

Mailboxes sit outside of a New Jersey post office in August. | Theo Wargo/Getty Images file Statewide, nearly 1.8 million people have requested to vote by mail as of Tuesday, said Matt Dietrich, a spokesman for the Illinois State Board of Elections. Given the state’s numbers, it’s likely that a third of the vote will […]

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Has the President Handicapped His Own Party’s Efforts on Absentee Voting?

The North Carolina Republican Party spent $213,000 on glossy mailers sent out in August to voters believed to be supporters of President Trump. “Urgent Notice,” the mailers warned, alongside a photo of the president. On the flip side, voters found a tear-off application for an absentee ballot. “Are you going to let the Democrats silence […]

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California jobless rate falls with help of temporary jobs

A raft of temporary government jobs for the U.S. Census boosted California’s economy in August as the state added 101,900 jobs as the unemployment rate fell below the high-water mark of the Great Recession for the first time since March. But experts warned that other indicators — including new unemployment claims, feeble consumer spending and […]

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Pritzker OKs indoor dining in Will, Kankakee counties, crediting COVID-19 improvement to ‘neighbors doing right by neighbors’

The dining booths at Formento’s Italian restaurant in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood in August. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times file The resumption of indoor service in the suburbs capped a week of high but encouraging coronavirus numbers that saw the statewide testing positivity rate fall consistently after a mid-summer surge.  Indoor service is back on the menu […]

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US home construction falls 5.1% in August after gains

U.S. housing construction fell 5.1% in August after three months of strong gains as home builders mounted a rebound following a pandemic-induced shutdown in March and April By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer September 17, 2020, 12:47 PM • 1 min read WASHINGTON — U.S. housing construction fell 5.1% in August after three months of […]

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Aldermen, housing advocates tout proposals for affordability

Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th) addresses a community rally in August. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times The progressive group struck a bolder stance after a task force it worked on ducked specifics. Progressive aldermen and community groups Wednesday urged the mayor to support specific changes to improve housing affordability, protecting low-income families and stopping the city’s population […]

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Mayoral allies back out of pro-police ‘Back the Blue’ rally

Chicago police officers at a rally and protest in August. Three alderman have decided not to appear at a pro-police rally in Jefferson Park because they said it was being turned into a political event. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara accused Mayor Lori Lightfoot of being the heavy hand behind […]

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FSU Students Explain Why They’re Publicly Shaming Their Maskless Peers

As students began readjusting to live on Florida State University’s Tallahassee campus in August, two friends noticed something that scared them: Many students were socializing as if the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t ongoing. These partiers were posting videos and pictures of themselves getting wasted mask-free on Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok, with no apparent shame or regard […]

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Retail sales rise for 4th straight month as growth slows

Americans kept spending in August, but the pace of that growth is slowing as millions of unemployed people lost a $600 a week boost in their unemployment checks By JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail Writer September 16, 2020, 2:07 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NEW YORK — Americans kept […]

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US industrial production growth slows, up 0.4% in August

U.S. industrial production slowed to a modest increase of 0.4% in August, far weaker than the strong bounce back recorded in previous months when factories were coming back to life By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer September 15, 2020, 2:28 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON — U.S. […]

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Gains in U.S. Factory Production Slowed in August, Fed Says

Gains in U.S. Factory Production Slowed in August, Fed Says (Bloomberg) — U.S. manufacturing production rose in August by less than forecast, signaling a more moderate pace of progress for factories as the economy recovers from pandemic-related shutdowns earlier this year. Output at factories increased 1% from the prior month after an upwardly revised 3.9% […]

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How Climate Migration Will Reshape America

August besieged California with a heat unseen in generations. A surge in air-conditioning broke the state’s electrical grid, leaving a population already ravaged by the coronavirus to work remotely by the dim light of their cellphones. By midmonth, the state had recorded possibly the hottest temperature ever measured on earth — 130 degrees in Death […]

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Trump to Woodward: Nothing more could have been done to fight Covid-19

On August 14, the coronavirus pandemic was on fire in the US. More than 168,000 Americans had died, with more than 1,300 deaths that day alone. But when President Donald Trump called legendary journalist Bob Woodward, it was to find out one thing: He had recently learned that Woodward’s new book "Rage" was done and […]

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Drew Barrymore on her new talk show: ‘The rule book is on fire’

In August 2019, Drew Barrymore shot an audition tape for a hoped-for talk show in front of a live studio audience. Thirteen months and one pandemic later, “The Drew Barrymore Show” premieres Monday, with Barrymore taking center stage in her studio — and interacting with a virtual audience vis a vis COVID-19 protocols. “There’s really […]

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Trump Pressed for Plasma Therapy. Officials Worry, Is an Unvetted Vaccine Next?

WASHINGTON — It was the third week of August, the Republican National Convention was days away, and President Trump was impatient. White House officials were anxious to showcase a step forward in the battle against the coronavirus: an expansion of the use of blood plasma from recovered patients to treat new ones. For nearly two […]

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Trump Pressed for a Plasma Treatment. Officials Worry, Is a Vaccine Next?

WASHINGTON — It was the third week of August, the Republican National Convention was days away, and President Trump was impatient. White House officials were anxious to showcase a step forward in the battle against the coronavirus: an expansion of the use of blood plasma from recovered patients to treat new ones. For nearly two […]

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Eric Trump’s take: President’s son tells Mayor Lightfoot, ‘we truly appreciate you,’ and ‘we’re all rooting for Chicago’

Mayor Lori Lightfoot, left, discusses the city budget at a news conference in August; Eric Trump, right, gives a thumbs up to a few supporters after speaking at the Milwaukee Police Association in Milwaukee in August. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times file; Morry Gash/AP file In one text, dated June 1, Eric Trump says he’s thinking […]

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Injuries to Walker Buehler and Dustin May turn Dodgers’ rotation into a question mark

The Dodgers finished August confident enough in their starting pitching depth to discard Ross Stripling on the final day of the month, right before the trade deadline, for two minor leaguers. It hasn’t even been two weeks and that depth is already facing a challenge as the club seeks to clinch its eighth straight division […]

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Extra Unemployment Benefits Authorized by Trump Running Dry

© Bloomberg. WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 20: U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters during a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi in the Oval Office at the White House August 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. One day before the meeting, Trump announced that he will allow UN Security Council sanctions to ‘snap back’ […]

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US wholesale prices rise 0.3% in August as food costs drop

U.S. wholesale prices rose 0.3% in August, just half the July gain, as food and energy prices decline By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer September 10, 2020, 1:10 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON — U.S. wholesale prices rose 0.3% in August, just half the July gain, as […]

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