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Robert Crimo Jr., left, pleaded guilty to seven counts of misdemeanor reckless conduct. (E. Jason Wambsgans / Pool / Chicago Tribune / AP via CNN Newsource)

Who is Accountable for a Mass Shooting? It’s No Longer Only the Person Who Pulled the Trigger

Prosecutors over the past few years have been slowly, but steadily, expanding the notion of who can be held accountable for a mass shooting.

Former President Donald Trump has appealed an Illinois judge’s decision that disqualified him from the state’s upcoming Republican primary ballot. He is shown here in Washington DC on January 6th, 2021. (Getty Images via CNN Newsource)

Donald Trump Appeals Judge’s Decision That Disqualified Him From Illinois Ballots

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.

Former President Donald Trump attends a campaign event ahead of the Republican presidential primary election in North Charleston, South Carolina, on Feb. 14, 2024. (Sam Wolfe / Reuters via CNN Newsource)

Illinois Judge Removes Trump From Ballot Because of ‘Insurrectionist Ban’

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.

Shoppers carry Macy's bags during Black Friday in New York in November 2023. (Yuki Iwamura / AFP / Getty Images via CNN Newsource)

Macy’s Announces Plans to Close 150 Stores, Including 50 by End of 2024

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.

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Northwestern, Dartmouth, Rice and Vanderbilt Settle Antitrust Financial Aid Lawsuit

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. 

Maternal mental health disorders such as suicide and opioid overdose are responsible for nearly one in four maternal deaths in the U.S., research shows. (Prasit photo / Moment RF / Getty Images / File via CNN Newsource)

Maternal Mental Health Conditions Drive Climbing Death Rate in US, Research Says

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.

Odysseus passes over the near side of the moon following lunar orbit insertion on Feb. 21, 2024. (Credit: Intuitive Machines / NASA / X via CNN Newsource)

Historic Odysseus Moon Mission Marks Milestone in Reaching the Lunar Surface: ‘The US Has Returned to the Moon’

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 looks on prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field on September 10, 2023. (Michael Reaves / Getty Images via CNN Newsource)

Justin Fields Says He Wants to Stay a Chicago Bear, Explains Unfollowing Team on Social Media: ‘I’m Tired of Hearing the Talk’

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.

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Massive AT&T Outage Reported, Disrupting Phone Service Across the Country

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 Donald Trump. (AFP/Getty Images via CNN Newsource)

Joe Biden and Democrats Build Cash Edge Over Donald Trump and GOP, and Other Campaign Finance Takeaways

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.

This aerial drone photo shows a car driving on a road at night with headlights shadowing another vehicle. (Credit: Audi)

Car Headlights Are Blinding Us. Here’s Why It’s Mostly an American Problem

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.

File photo of an at-home COVID-19 test. (Annie Spratt / Unsplash)

Millions of People Have Long COVID, Including Children and Pregnant People, Studies Show

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.

Baby leatherback sea turtles head to the sea at sunset on Indonesia’s Lhoknga Beach in February 2023. (Chaideer Mahyuddin / AFP / Getty Images)

Humans Have Altered the Earth So Much That Many Migratory Animals Are Facing Extinction

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.

Bob Edwards, the longtime National Public Radio host, has died. Edwards is seen here in February 2012 in New York City. (Larry Busacca / Getty Images)

Bob Edwards, Longtime Host of NPR’s ‘Morning Edition,’ Dies at 76

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.

People visit a memorial at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to honor those killed on the 5th anniversary of the mass shooting on Feb. 14, 2023, in Parkland, Florida. (Saul Martinez / Getty Images / File)

As Guns Rise to Leading Cause of Death Among US Children, Research Funding to Help Prevent and Protect Victims Lags

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.

Health advocates are urging Black men to consider prostate cancer screenings as data from the American Cancer Society shows they are more than twice as likely to die from the disease than White men. (FG Trade / E+ / Getty Images)

1 in 6 Black Men Will Be Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer in Their Lifetime. Early Detection is Key to Saving Lives

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.

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Cancer Incidence Rising Among Adults Under 50, Report Says, Leaving Doctors Searching for Answers

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.

First CosMc’s, Located in Bolingbrook, Saw Twice the Traffic Last Month as a Typical McDonald’s

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, which uses location data from mobile devices to estimate visits to specific locations.

The Doomsday Clock was set at 90 seconds to midnight in 2023 and this year. (Anna Moneymaker / Getty Images / FILE)

The Doomsday Clock, Which Measures How Close Earth is to Annihilation, Again Set as Close to Midnight as Ever

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.

Charcuterie meat products that may be contaminated. (CDC)

CDC Expands Warning of Salmonella Infections Linked to Recalled Charcuterie Meats Sold at Costco, Sam’s Club

There are now a total of 47 reported illnesses, including 10 hospitalizations, in 22 states, including Illinois. 

Migrants stand at a processing center as they wait for a bus to Chicago, in downtown Brownsville, Texas, on Oct. 24, 2023. (Carlos Barria / Reuters)

Chicago Banned Unannounced Migrant Drop-Offs. Now This Texas Charter Bus Company is Suing Over the Restrictions

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.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivering a speech in Montgomery, Alabama, on March 25, 1965. (Stephen F. Somerstein / Getty Images)

How Clashing Interpretations of Martin Luther King’s Legacy Fuels the Fight Over DEI and Affirmative Action

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.

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Fruit Stripe Gum Discontinued by Chicago-Based Ferrara

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.

Former President Donald Trump attends the closing arguments in the Trump Organization civil fraud trial at New York State Supreme Court in the Manhattan borough of New York City, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2023. (Shannon Stapleton / Pool via Reuters)

Takeaways From Closing Arguments in Donald Trump’s $370 Million Civil Fraud Trial

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

Using a glass or stainless steel container is a safer way to consume water, experts say. (Clara Margais / dpa / picture alliance / Getty Images)

Bottled Water Contains Thousands of Nanoplastics So Small They Can Invade the Body’s Cells, Study Says

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.

A screen displays the company logo for Audacy, Inc. on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., May 16, 2023. (Brendan McDermid / Reuters)

Owner of WBBM, The Score, WXRT and Other Chicago Radio Stations Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

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.