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  1. In the end, it wasn't even close.

    Irish voters — young and old, male and female, farming types and city-bred folk — endorsed expunging an abortion ban from their largely Catholic country's constitution by a two-to-one margin, referendum results compiled Saturday showed.

    The decisive outcome of...

  2. Cubs starter Yu Darvish was placed on the 10-day disabled list before Saturday’s game with right triceps tendinitis.

    Darvish, the $126 million free agent signee, is coming off his first win of the season and was slated to start Sunday night’s game against the Giants.

    The Cubs will move Tyler Chatwood...

  3. Although it’s a holiday weekend, and a lot of people will be taking it easy, the Illinois EPA is warning Chicago-area residents air pollution could make too much exertion dangerous.

    A stagnant air mass is leading to elevated ozone levels in the Chicago area, including Cook, Lake, Kane, DuPage,...

  4. At least one person was injured and several lanes of traffic were closed after a crash on Interstate 294 in Hazel Crest on Saturday morning, police said in a press release.

    The crash occurred about 10:01 a.m., Illinois State Police reported, when a passenger car hit the median and overturned.

    The...

  5. Coaches were working on ways to tire out the national champion in the basement boxing ring at La Villita Community Church.

    Felix Gonzalez Jr., 17, lasted three rounds with three different boxers, sweat darkening his gray workout shirt while his neon green shoes danced around the ring and he bobbed...

  6. A Connecticut man accused of rape was acquitted this week after employing an unusual defense tactic: dropping his pants in court and showing his penis to the jury.

    Defense attorney Todd Bussert said it was "the only real, viable option" in a case where a woman claimed she was raped in 2012 by a...

  7. Joshua Holt, who traveled to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 to marry a Spanish-speaking Mormon woman but soon found himself jailed and later branded the CIA's top spy in Latin America, was set free by the anti-American Maduro government on Saturday in what his family called "this miracle."

    The release...

  8. Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency as Subtropical Storm Alberto brought rain to parts of Florida and moved into the Gulf of Mexico.

    The National Hurricane Center’s 5 p.m. advisory placed Alberto north of the western tip of Cuba and forecast a path that could see landfall anywhere...

  9. Gareth Bale's eye-catching scissor-kick helped Real Madrid to a third successive Champions League title on Saturday with a 3-1 victory over a Liverpool side thwarted by a pair of goalkeeping blunders and Mohamed Salah being forced off injured.

    Making an explosive impact as a second-half substitute,...

  10. The president of the University of Southern California agreed to step down, the school's board of trustees announced Friday night, amid growing outrage over allegations that the school's former gynecologist had molested students for many years.

    C.L. Max Nikias has led USC since 2010, pushing the...

  11. Brian Adams’ approach was simple. He was looking for a fastball to drive. The circumstances surrounding his at-bat Saturday were anything but simple.

    Sandburg trailed host Providence 7-6 in the bottom of the seventh inning, but the Eagles had two runners on base with two outs. The count was 2-2...

  12. The Cubs called up catcher Chris Gimenez from Triple-A Iowa before Saturday’s game against the Giants.

    Gimenez, who caught Yu Darvish in Texas, was hitting .224 at Iowa with seven RBIs in 116 at-bats. He was signed by the Cubs before Darvish, and the pitcher’s familiarity with the veteran catcher...

  13. Shortstop Addison Russell is out of Joe Maddon’s lineup as the Cubs look to win their second game in a row against the Giants.

    Javier Baez moves over to shortstop, with Ben Zobrist playing second and batting leadoff.

    Here is the Cubs lineup:

    Ben Zobrist, 2B

    Kyle Schwarber, LF

    Kris Bryant, 3B

    Anthony...

  14. A packed Oak Park and River Forest High School Board meeting erupted with cheers Thursday night as officials approved a new equity policy to protect all of its students, regardless of their gender identity.

    During a lengthy public comment session, several speakers urged board members to approve...

  15. The leaders of North and South Korea held a secret summit meeting Saturday in an effort to resurrect talks between Washington and Pyongyang, continuing their close coordination despite the apparent breakdown in U.S.-North Korean diplomacy.

    White House officials said they were informed of the extraordinary...

  16. Chance the Rapper and other prominent Chicagoans are resigning from the DuSable Museum of African American History’s board of trustees at a time when it’s hoping for a boost from the planned Obama Presidential Center slated for nearby Jackson Park.

    Chance, whose full name is Chancelor Bennett,...

  17. When training camp opened last summer, Bears general manager Ryan Pace declared tight end could be a position of strength.

    Then Zach Miller was lost in October with a catastrophic knee injury. Adam Shaheen was caught up in the adjustment from Division II to the pros. By the end of the season, with...

  18. RIP, Manny Machado trade rumor.

    We hardly knew ye.

    The week’s hottest rumor died of natural causes Friday when Cubs President Theo Epstein told reporters the Cubs “essentially” have had no trade discussions yet involving any player.

    “A simple way to put it is there have been a lot of trade rumors...

  19. Upton Sinclair’s 1906 novel “The Jungle” sought to expose appalling working conditions in Chicago’s meat-packing industry.

    Sinclair wrote about a company cheating its workers out of wages. He described how workers using knives lost fingers and how others injured their backs hauling 100-pound slabs...

  20. A Chicago man punched a 63-year-old woman in the face and then stole her car, dog and oxygen tank in Dolton, according to prosecutors.

    Frank Barker, 51, appeared Friday in the Markham courthouse for a felony bond hearing. Barker is charged with vehicular hijacking, robbery and aggravated battery,...

  21. An Orland Park man was denied bail Friday after being charged with sexually assaulting a teenager in his home, police said.

    Rodger W. Burke, 55, of the 11200 block of Endicott Court, was arrested Thursday and charged with criminal sexual assault, predatory criminal sexual assault and manufacturing...

  22. Every few minutes in the basement of La Villita Community Church, a piercing ring interrupts the sounds of fists hitting punching bags and jump ropes whirling.

    Young men and a few women trickle through the side door of the brick church after getting buzzed in. They bound down the concrete steps...

  23. The mother of Samantha Fleming read an emotional statement before the Gary woman charged with the kidnapping and murder of her daughter was sentenced.

    Geraldine Jones made no statement and didn’t react Friday in Madison Circuit Court Division 3 when Judge Thomas Newman Jr. sentenced her to 40 years,...

  24. Retirement appealed to Blackhawks legend Glenn Hall, “Mr. Goalie,” who had no plans to return to the crease for the 1968 season when Blues general manager Lynn Patrick called.

    “Lynn asked me if I still wanted to play because they took me in the expansion draft,” Hall, 86, recalled on the phone...

  25. At least two people have been killed and four people have been wounded in shootings since the Memorial Day weekend began Friday afternoon, Chicago police said.

    Most recently, about 5:20 a.m. Saturday, someone inside a vehicle shot a 42-year-old man who was on foot in the 6100 block of West Grace...