US notifies UN of withdrawal from World Health Organization

Getty The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the World Health Organization WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the World Health Organization, although the pullout won’t take effect until next year, meaning it could be rescinded under a new administration […]

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White Sox’ Reynaldo Lopez says he’ll be in better frame of mind in 2020

White Sox righty Reynaldo Lopez. (Getty Images) | Getty Time with team psychologist was beneficial, White Sox right-hander said. “It will be very good for me,” he said. Right-hander Reynaldo Lopez is one of the high-ceiling commodities in the White Sox starting rotation on whom the upcoming season, shortened as it might be, depends greatly. […]

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Illinois casinos back in the game next week — Pritzker deals them in with Wednesday reopening

Gamblers play at the reopened Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino on June 18. | Getty All in-person gambling operations have been shuttered since March 16, the first time the casinos had closed for a sustained period since the state’s first riverboat set sail three decades ago. All bets are back on in Illinois starting […]

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No. 1 Novak Djokovic, wife have coronavirus after his tennis exhibitions

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena. | ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP via Getty Images Djokovic is the fourth player to come down with COVID-19 after participating in Croatian matches. BELGRADE, Serbia — Top-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic announced Tuesday he and his wife tested positive for the coronavirus after he played in a series […]

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Smaller-than-expected crowd as Trump presses ahead with Tulsa rally

Getty President Donald Trump launched his comeback rally in the midst of a pandemic by declaring “the silent majority is stronger than ever before.” TULSA, Okla. — President Donald Trump launched his comeback rally amid a pandemic on Saturday by declaring that “the silent majority is stronger than ever before,” but what was meant to […]

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Fire’s CJ Sapong among leaders of new Black Players Coalition of MLS

The Fire’s CJ Sapong is a member of the new Black Players Coalition of MLS. | Getty Images The coalition aims to give black players a voice in the league; to encourage black representation in the players’ association and higher levels of MLS; and to help local communities.  A group of black Major League Soccer […]

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Bears ‘extremely hopeful, confident’ to have fans at Soldier Field for 2020 season

A packed house at Soldier Field for the Bears-Chargers game last season. | Getty Bears president and CEO Ted Phillips says the team has contingency plans, but is still planning to have fans at Soldier Field this season as of now. As sports leagues work through coronavirus-related issues to resume playing, the Bears are optimistic […]

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MLB players’ union rejects proposal, asks ‘when and where’ to begin season

Getty Images The players are done negotiating with the owners, who continue to propose cuts to prorated pay. Instead, the players will receive their full proration, but it’s uncertain how many games they’ll play. The MLB players’ union rejected the league’s latest economic proposal to start the season and will not counter. In a letter […]

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A Portrait of America That Still Haunts, Decades Later

Images: Robert Frank, The Andrea Frank Foundation; Dorothea Lange, via The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; August Sander, Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur-August Sander Archiv, Cologne/ARS, NY; “Christ as the Man of Sorrows,” The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; James McNeill Whistler, Freer Gallery of Art, Gift of Charles Lang Freer; Lee Krasner, […]

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Hometown pressure? Cubs pick Ed Howard plans to — as always — field it cleanly

Ed Howard is ready to take on the challenge of playing for the hometown Cubs. | Getty Images The shortstop from Mount Carmel is excited and confident. “I feel I deserve to be [considered] the best shortstop in the draft,” he said. The pressure is already on Ed Howard, the 18-year-old shortstop who went to […]

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NFL won’t make amends with Colin Kaepernick, but he gains ground anyway

Kaepernick at a 2016 game against the Bears in Chicago. | Getty Bears star Akiem Hicks floated ways the league could make things right with Kaepernick. That won’t happen, but the blackballed quarterback’s movement is succeeding nonetheless as other players feel more free to speak out. Amid a half-hour of giving insight on the intersection […]

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Esper breaks with Trump, opposes using military for protests

President Trump Swears In Mark Esper As Secretary Of Defense | Getty Esper said the Insurrection Act, which would allow Trump to use active-duty military for law enforcement in containing street protests, should be invoked in the United States “only in the most urgent and dire of situations.” WASHINGTON — Breaking with President Donald Trump, […]

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MLS players approve new contract, opening door for season to resume

MLS players have approved a new collective bargaining agreement. | Jewel Samad/AFP via Getty Images The new CBA runs through the 2025 season. The sides had agreed to a five-year CBA in February but that had not been ratified when the coronavirus pandemic began. Major League Soccer players have approved a new collective bargaining agreement […]

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Protest outside Los Angeles mayor’s residence draws large crowd

More than 1,000 protesters gathered Tuesday outside the Getty House in Los Angeles, which serves as the residence of Mayor Eric Garcetti. The crowd appeared to remain peaceful, with no reports of vandalism or looting in the immediate area, as demonstrations following the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis continued across the U.S., […]

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Trump says GOP is pulling convention from North Carolina

Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images Trump announced the news via tweet, complaining the state’s governor, Democrat Roy Cooper, and other officials “refuse to guarantee that we can have use of the Spectrum Arena” and were not “allowing us to occupy the arena as originally anticipated and promised.” RALEIGH, N.C. — President Donald Trump announced Tuesday […]

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Cuckoo stuns scientists with longest migration ever recorded

A cuckoo lands on a branch in the rain: Getty Images More A cuckoo has completed one of the longest migrations ever recorded by any land bird after flying more than 7,500 miles (12,000km) from southern Africa to its birthplace and breeding grounds in Mongolia. The bird, named Onon, crossed 16 countries in his “mammoth […]

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Apple lobbyist Cynthia Hogan resigning after joining Biden campaign

May 15, 2020 | 10:44am | Updated May 15, 2020 | 11:15am Cynthia Hogan The Washington Post via Getty Im Joe Biden AFP via Getty Images Since this is “How To Get Away With Murder,” there… 2 View Slideshow Back Continue Share this: A top Apple lobbyist is reportedly leaving the company after joining Joe […]

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Sheila E was ‘obsessed’ with having Prince’s babies

May 9, 2020 | 3:15pm Enlarge Image Prince and former protégé, Sheila E. (left). Getty Images “Prince was in every way incomparable,” says singer John Legend. It was good to be Prince. The rock star ruled his kingdom with a firm hand. Musicians, friends and lovers were moved around his world like chess pieces, wooed […]

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From the archives: Reliving episodes 5 and 6 of ‘The Last Dance’

NBAE via Getty Images Here’s how the Sun-Times originally reported some of the topics covered in episodes 5 and 6 of the ESPN documentary “The Last Dance.” Sunday’s installments of the “The Last Dance,” ESPN’s 10-part documentary on the Bulls’ final championship season, touched on several topics from and leading up to that season. From […]

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