Prosecutors over the past few years have been slowly, but steadily, expanding the notion of who can be held accountable for a mass shooting.
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The ruling from Cook County Circuit Judge Tracie Porter, an elected Democrat, concluded that Trump is barred from office under the 14th Amendment because he engaged in the January 6, 2021, insurrection.
Feb 28, 2024 | CNN
Illinois is now the third state where former President Donald Trump was booted from the ballot, after Colorado and Maine. But those decisions were paused pending the appeal of the Colorado case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Feb 27, 2024 | CNN
The company is closing 150 underperforming stores — 50 by the end of 2024 and the other 100 over the next few years. By 2026, it will have just 350 Macy’s stores, the company announced.
Feb 25, 2024 | CNN
Dartmouth College, and Rice, Vanderbilt and Northwestern universities agreed to pay a total of $166 million to settle claims filed in a 2022 class action lawsuit alleging the schools colluded on the amount of financial aid awarded to students, while favoring applicants from wealthier families.
Feb 24, 2024 | CNN
The maternal mortality rate in the U.S. is two- to threefold greater than in other high-income countries, and it has only increased in recent years, according to a new evidence review.
Historic Odysseus Moon Mission Marks Milestone in Reaching the Lunar Surface: ‘The US Has Returned to the Moon’
Feb 23, 2024 | CNN
Odysseus is expected to operate for up to seven days on the lunar surface before the landing site is plunged into lunar night, with freezing temperatures rending the vehicle inoperable.
Justin Fields Says He Wants to Stay a Chicago Bear, Explains Unfollowing Team on Social Media: ‘I’m Tired of Hearing the Talk’
Feb 22, 2024 | CNN
The 24-year-old set social media alight when he unfollowed the Bears on Instagram, fueling speculation that he could be on his way out of Illinois.
Feb 22, 2024 | CNN
AT&T’s network went down for many of its customers across the United States Thursday morning, leaving customers unable to place calls, text or access the internet.
Joe Biden and Democrats Build Cash Edge Over Donald Trump and GOP, and Other Campaign Finance Takeaways
Feb 21, 2024 | CNN
Biden’s campaign entered February with nearly $56 million cash reserves in his main campaign committee compared to a little more than $30 million in the coffers of Trump’s equivalent account.
Feb 16, 2024 | CNN
US auto safety regulations enacted in 2022 were supposed to finally allow ADB headlight, something for which the auto industry and safety groups had long been asking for. But, according to automakers and safety advocates, the new rules make it difficult for automakers to add the feature.
Feb 13, 2024 | CNN
Millions of people deal with COVID-19 symptoms long after their initial infections. Two new studies give a better look at the burden from this health problem that doctors say often goes under the radar.
Feb 13, 2024 | CNN
Of the 1,189 creatures listed by the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, more than one in five are threatened. They include species from all sorts of animal groups — whales, sharks, elephants, wild cats, raptors, birds and insects, among others.
Feb 12, 2024 | CNN
Bob Edwards began his 30-year tenure at NPR in 1974, when the network was still in its infancy. He co-hosted “All Things Considered,” NPR’s evening show, before spearheading “Morning Edition” as its inaugural host in 1979, a position he held until 2004.
As Guns Rise to Leading Cause of Death Among US Children, Research Funding to Help Prevent and Protect Victims Lags
Feb 7, 2024 | CNN
From 2008 to 2017, about $12 million in federal research awards were granted to study pediatric firearm mortality each year – about $600 per life lost, according to a study published in Health Affairs. Motor vehicle crashes, the leading cause of death among children at the time, received about $26,000 of research funding per death.
1 in 6 Black Men Will Be Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer in Their Lifetime. Early Detection is Key to Saving Lives
Jan 31, 2024 | CNN
One in six Black men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime, according to the advocacy organization ZERO Prostate Cancer. Research from the American Cancer Society shows Black men are more than twice as likely to die from the disease than their White counterparts.
Jan 27, 2024 | CNN
Even though the overall U.S. population is aging, “we’re seeing a movement of cancer diagnosis into younger folks, despite the fact that there are more people that are in the older populations,” said Dr. William Dahut, chief scientific officer for the American Cancer Society.
Jan 24, 2024 | CNN
That first CosMc’s location saw more than double the number of visits that a typical McDonald’s saw chainwide in the same month, despite only being open since Dec.7, according to a report from Placer.ai, which uses location data from mobile devices to estimate visits to specific locations.
The Doomsday Clock, Which Measures How Close Earth is to Annihilation, Again Set as Close to Midnight as Ever
Jan 23, 2024 | CNN
On Tuesday, the clock was again set at 90 seconds to midnight — the closest to the hour it has ever been, according to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, which created the clock in 1947.
CDC Expands Warning of Salmonella Infections Linked to Recalled Charcuterie Meats Sold at Costco, Sam’s Club
Jan 19, 2024 | CNN
There are now a total of 47 reported illnesses, including 10 hospitalizations, in 22 states, including Illinois.
Chicago Banned Unannounced Migrant Drop-Offs. Now This Texas Charter Bus Company is Suing Over the Restrictions
Jan 18, 2024 | CNN
Chicago rules require unscheduled one-way buses from outside the Chicago area to get advance approval from the city to drop people off. Violators can be fined $3,000 and have their vehicles impounded, the mandate says.
How Clashing Interpretations of Martin Luther King’s Legacy Fuels the Fight Over DEI and Affirmative Action
Jan 15, 2024 | CNN
Decades later, warring interpretations of one of King’s most famous quotes have fueled a culture war over the merits of affirmative action and diversity and inclusion efforts.
Jan 12, 2024 | CNN
The iconic gum, which has been sold since the 1960s, came in five flavors: Wet n’ Wild Melon, Cherry, Lemon, Orange and Peach. Each pack came with a temporary tattoo of its mascot, Yipes the Zebra.
Jan 11, 2024 | CNN
Donald Trump’s decision to launch into a monologue at the conclusion of his lawyers’ closing arguments reflected the fact that the civil fraud trial is a serious threat to Trump’s business and brand – New York Attorney General Letitia James is seeking to bar Trump from doing business in the state
Bottled Water Contains Thousands of Nanoplastics So Small They Can Invade the Body’s Cells, Study Says
Jan 9, 2024 | CNN
Nanoplastics are so teeny they can migrate through the tissues of the digestive tract or lungs into the bloodstream, distributing potentially harmful synthetic chemicals throughout the body and into cells, experts say.
Jan 9, 2024 | CNN
The internet radio conglomerate — among the biggest radio companies in the country — was saddled with substantial debt and faced slowed-down advertising revenue. Audacy said it is entering into a restructuring agreement to reduce its debt from about $1.9 billion to $350 million.