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Sunnis, Kurds walk out of first session of Iraqi parliament

Sunnis, Kurds walk out of first session of Iraqi parliament

Sunnis and Kurds walked out of the first session of Iraq's new parliament on Tuesday after Shi'ites failed to name a prime minister to replace Nuri al-Maliki, dimming any prospect of an early national unity government to save Iraq from collapse.

chicagotribune.com (1 month and 26 days ago)

Cubs Announcer Grabs Foul Ball With Bare Hand (VIDEO)

Cubs Announcer Grabs Foul Ball With Bare Hand (VIDEO)

The most impressive catch of the game between the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox on Monday night might have come from one of the Cubs broadcasters. When Chicago's Darwin Barney hit a foul ball in the second inning, Cubs announcer Jim Deshaies calmly made a bare-handed grab from his seat. Granted, Deshaies spent 12...

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Confessions of an HRC Canvasser

Confessions of an HRC Canvasser

You're walking down the street (perhaps shopping, or on your lunch break), and up ahead you see one of those street activists with the binders. They're trying to make eye contact with you, but you've averted your gaze and pulled out your phone. "Hey! Do you have one minute for gay rights?" "You look like a nice guy!...

huffingtonpost.com (1 month and 26 days ago)

Tropical storm Arthur, first-named storm, forms off Florida coast

Tropical storm Arthur, first-named storm, forms off Florida coast

Tropical Storm Arthur, the first named storm of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season, has formed off the central Florida coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday.

chicagotribune.com (1 month and 26 days ago)

Teddy Goalsevelt Is U.S. Soccer's Breakout Star, And His Story Is Amazing

Teddy Goalsevelt Is U.S. Soccer's Breakout Star, And His Story Is Amazing

CHICAGO -- Mike D'Amico believes in fate simply because there's no other way to explain how he went from soccer outsider to overnight World Cup sensation "Teddy Goalsevelt." The 31-year-old D'Amico has a lucky ESPN crowd shot and his uncanny resemblance to America's 26th president to thank for his newfound fame at...

huffingtonpost.com (1 month and 26 days ago)

What Is a Teacher?

What Is a Teacher?

A teacher is the one who listens to the "strange" boy talk about his fascination with dragons and not judge. A teacher listens intently to the very animated child and might not understand what he is speaking of, but a teacher listens. A teacher is the one who listens to the 7th grade girl complain about her...

huffingtonpost.com (1 month and 26 days ago)

Summer camp for jazz lovers

Summer camp for jazz lovers

Victor Goines, Bobby Watson, Willie Pickens and other stars will share their secrets at Straight Ahead Jazz Camp.

chicagotribune.com (1 month and 26 days ago)

Routine pelvic exam should be discontinued, physicians group says

The routine pelvic exam endured by healthy women at their physician's office is a yearly ritual that frequently produces pain, anxiety and embarrassment in return for no documented benefit, and it should be discontinued, an influential physicians group has concluded.

chicagotribune.com (1 month and 26 days ago)

Obama will bypass Congress on immigration

Obama will bypass Congress on immigration

President Barack Obama said Monday he would take executive action to revamp the U.S. immigration system and move additional resources to protect the border after hopes of passing broad reform legislation in Congress officially died. Republican John Boehner, speaker of the House of Representatives, told Obama last...

chicagotribune.com (1 month and 26 days ago)

Idaho college arms officers as law allowing guns on campus takes effect

Idaho college arms officers as law allowing guns on campus takes effect

Public safety officers armed with semi-automatic pistols will patrol Idaho State University for the first time on Tuesday to safeguard students and staff as a new state law allowing concealed weapons on college campuses goes into effect.

chicagotribune.com (1 month and 26 days ago)

Judge overturns conviction of New York City 'cannibal cop'

Judge overturns conviction of New York City 'cannibal cop'

A former New York City police officer found guilty in March 2013 of plotting to kidnap, cook and eat women has had his conviction overturned by a federal judge, according to court documents. A federal judge granted the acquittal of Gilberto Valle, dubbed the "cannibal cop" by the tabloid media, on the charge of...

chicagotribune.com (1 month and 26 days ago)

Did May's Unemployment Rate Drop in your County?

Did May's Unemployment Rate Drop in your County?

How's the job outlook in your city or county? For residents in all but three of Illinois' 102 counties, the unemployment rate fell in May. The preliminary data, which was released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Illinois Department of Employment Security last week, is not seasonally adjusted and compares the...

huffingtonpost.com (1 month and 26 days ago)

Israel launches Gaza airstrike after bodies of missing teens found

Israel launches Gaza airstrike after bodies of missing teens found

Israel bombed dozens of sites in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, striking at Hamas after finding the bodies of three missing teenagers whose abduction and killing it blames on the Palestinian Islamist group.

chicagotribune.com (1 month and 26 days ago)

Lyric Opera reports banner year for ticket sales, revenue, fundraising

Lyric Opera reports banner year for ticket sales, revenue, fundraising

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced significant increases in ticket sales, ticket revenue and fundraising in fiscal 2014.

chicagotribune.com (1 month and 27 days ago)

Officials quiet on fireworks enforcement despite 2013 tragedy

Officials quiet on fireworks enforcement despite 2013 tragedy

Woman who lost her foot in accident at illegal display is suing city, Park DistrictA brand-new artificial turf field now covers a portion of West Lawn Park, where a woman lost her foot and lower leg and another woman also was badly injured by stray fireworks last Fourth of July.

chicagotribune.com (1 month and 27 days ago)

Chicago violence continues to outpace NYC, LA

The Rev. Michael Pfleger and about 100 supporters marched along South Paulina Street on Friday evening while down the next block, Chicago police searched for bullet casings and sought potential witnesses after a man and a woman were struck by a hail of bullets in the second shooting there in as many days.

chicagotribune.com (1 month and 27 days ago)

After wet weekend, new tornadoes, floods seen in U.S. Midwest

After wet weekend, new tornadoes, floods seen in U.S. Midwest

(Reuters) - A strong storm front that proved deadly in Iowa moved through northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin on Monday, bringing with it hurricane-force winds and thunderstorms that damaged homes and took down trees and power lines.

chicagotribune.com (1 month and 27 days ago)

U.S. sends 300 more troops to Iraq over security concerns

U.S. sends 300 more troops to Iraq over security concerns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is ramping up its military presence in Iraq, deploying around 300 additional troops as well as helicopters and drone aircraft in response security concerns in Baghdad, officials said on Monday. 

chicagotribune.com (1 month and 27 days ago)

Toronto Mayor Ford exits rehab, says was in 'complete denial'

Toronto Mayor Ford exits rehab, says was in 'complete denial'

TORONTO (Reuters) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said on Monday he had been in "complete denial" about his drinking and drug use before entering a rehabilitation clinic two months ago, and admitted that his struggle against substance abuse will never end.

chicagotribune.com (1 month and 27 days ago)

Jim Tafel, owner of '07 Derby winner Street Sense, 1924-2014

After retiring as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Technical Publishing Co. in 1983, Jim Tafel immersed himself in thoroughbred racing, and the horses he owned and bred made sports headlines.

chicagotribune.com (1 month and 27 days ago)

Anthony Lynn Burrell, 1961-2014

Cook County Circuit Court Judge Anthony Lynn Burrell dropped out of high school but went on to earn a law degree from an Ivy League school and sit as a Cook County judge for 12 years.

chicagotribune.com (1 month and 27 days ago)

Rare Bill Murray Footage Proves He Was Born To Play Nick The Lounge Singer

Rare Bill Murray Footage Proves He Was Born To Play Nick The Lounge Singer

Though Nick the lounge singer was one of actor Bill Murray's signature recurring characters from his stint at "Saturday Night Live," the role did not actually originate on the sketch comedy TV show. Rather, Murray polished his lounge lizard act on the stage at Second City in Chicago, where the Wilmette, Illinois...

huffingtonpost.com (1 month and 27 days ago)

Obama to use executive actions to advance immigration reform

Obama to use executive actions to advance immigration reform

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will announce on Monday his intention to take executive action to address the "broken" U.S. immigration system after hopes of passing a broad reform bill in Congress officially died.

chicagotribune.com (1 month and 27 days ago)

Chicago's Manufacturing Institute and Benefit Corporations: Aligning Stakeholder Interests

Chicago's Manufacturing Institute and Benefit Corporations: Aligning Stakeholder Interests

Chicago's digital manufacturing institute overseen by the Defense Department aims to build the next gen factory for U.S. manufacturing. The idea behind these national manufacturing institutes is to aggregate money and resources to shorten the time and cost to bring advanced research to market, thereby gaining...

huffingtonpost.com (1 month and 27 days ago)

Bodies of three missing teens found in West Bank: Israeli media

Bodies of three missing teens found in West Bank: Israeli media

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli security forces on Monday found the bodies of three teenagers who went missing in the West Bank earlier this month and confirmed them as the Israeli seminary students sought since June 12, Israeli media said.

chicagotribune.com (1 month and 27 days ago)

The Sidepiece Agreement: 10 Rules for The Other Woman

The Sidepiece Agreement: 10 Rules for The Other Woman

A close male friend (who used to cheat on his wife) has enlightened me that some of us otherwise intelligent chicks enter into the Sidepiece Agreement -- that is, knowingly becoming the mistress or other woman -- without fully understanding the terms of the deal. My friend should know; he had a lover that stalked...

huffingtonpost.com (1 month and 27 days ago)

NBA Free Agency: What Are The Best Fits For LeBron James And Carmelo Anthony?

NBA Free Agency: What Are The Best Fits For LeBron James And Carmelo Anthony?

The NBA offseason arrived with a flurry of perfectly manicured -- and not so perfectly manicured -- draft night suits in what was perhaps the most anticipated draft crop to enter the league since the one containing two guys, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, way back in 2003. All they've done since is combine for 17...

huffingtonpost.com (1 month and 27 days ago)

Jury selection begins in trial of friend of accused Boston bomber

Jury selection begins in trial of friend of accused Boston bomber

Jury selection was set to begin Monday in a U.S. court in Boston for the trial of the first of three friends of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, charged with obstructing the investigation into the deadly blasts.

chicagotribune.com (1 month and 27 days ago)

SeaWorld ride stalls, stranding riders in air for 4 hours

SeaWorld ride stalls, stranding riders in air for 4 hours

A SeaWorld San Diego elevator ride with dozens aboard was stuck some 220 feet above ground for four hours on Sunday after a power failure, fire officials said.

chicagotribune.com (1 month and 27 days ago)

United flight from O'Hare makes emergency landing in Kansas

United flight from O'Hare makes emergency landing in Kansas

A United Airlines flight that took off from O'Hare International Airport and was bound for southern California with 101 people on board was diverted to Wichita, Kan., on Sunday night after an emergency evacuation chute inflated inside the aircraft in midair, the airline said.

chicagotribune.com (1 month and 27 days ago)

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