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Mayor taps ex-Dallas chief to head Chicago police force

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday named former Dallas police Chief David Brown to head the police force in the nation's...

Chicago, Dallas, other cities, cancel St. Patrick’s Day parades

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago on Wednesday joined the ranks of cities around the world to scrap St. Patrick's Day parades amid concerns about spread...

Actor Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to restored charges

CHICAGO (AP) — Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Monday to restored charges that accuse him of staging a racist, homophobic attack...

Suspected serial killer stayed under the radar, but how?

CHICAGO (AP) — When a police detective said last week that a man suspected of strangling a suburban Chicago teen in 1976 may have...

Police suspect serial killer strangled Illinois teen in 1976

CHICAGO (AP) — A suspected serial killer strangled a suburban Chicago teenage girl in 1976 and likely killed another woman just days before she...

Trial to begin in 9-year-old’s killing that shocked Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — It stands as one of Chicago's most horrific crimes, in large part because of small details that are impossible to shake:...

Judge orders special prosecutor to examine Smollett probe

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge decided to appoint a special prosecutor Friday to investigate the decision by Cook County prosecutors to dismiss all charges...

Judge allows courtroom cameras for trial of R. Kelly

CHICAGO (AP) — Cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during the trial and pretrial hearings in R. Kelly's sexual abuse case, but the...

‘Empire’ producers cut Smollett from season’s last episodes

CHICAGO (AP) — The producers of the TV show "Empire" said Friday that Jussie Smollett's character will be removed from the final two episodes...

Police: ‘Empire’ actor staged attack to promote his career

CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist, anti-gay attack on himself because he was unhappy about his salary and wanted to...

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Venezuela judge convicts 6 American oil execs, orders prison

By SCOTT SMITH ASSOCIATED PRESSCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Six American oil executives held for three years in Venezuela were found guilty of corruption charges...