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This image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows Jasmine Amy Rogers, who will star in “BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical.” The production makes its debut this fall in Chicago with hopes that it can charm itself to Broadway. (Mark Seliger / Boneau / Bryan-Brown via AP)

With Broadway Hopes, New Betty Boop Stage Musical Premiering in Chicago Announces Star

Jasmine Amy Rogers will star in “BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical” making its debut this fall in Chicago with hopes that it can charm itself to Broadway. It first plays Broadway In Chicago from Nov. 19-Dec. 24.

This photo provided by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum shows an ambrotype image of President Abraham Lincoln circa 1858. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum via AP)

A Canon Injury and the Strange Story Behind an 1858 Abraham Lincoln Photo Just Donated to His Springfield Museum

The 1858 ambrotype was created during the future nation-saving Civil War president’s ascendancy, an image which the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has added to its collection.

President Joe Biden joins striking United Auto Workers on the picket line, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023, in Van Buren Township, Mich. United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain stands at left. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Joe Biden Makes Unprecedented Visit to Auto Workers Picket Line, Tells Union to ‘Stick With It’

Experts in presidential and U.S. labor history say they cannot recall an instance when a sitting president has joined an ongoing strike, even during the tenures of the more ardent pro-union presidents such as Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Harry Truman.

An Amazon company logo marks the facade of a building in Schoenefeld near Berlin, March 18, 2022. (AP Photo / Michael Sohn, File)

Amazon Sued by FTC and 17 States Over Allegations It Inflates Online Prices and Overcharges Sellers

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, is the result of a years-long investigation into Amazon’s businesses and one of the most significant legal challenges brought against the company in its nearly 30-year history.

Placards are gathered together at the close of a picket by members of The Writers Guild of America outside Walt Disney Studios, Tuesday, May 2, 2023, in Burbank, Calif. On Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023, a tentative deal was reached to end Hollywood’s writers strike after nearly five months. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Writers Guild and Hollywood Studios Reach Tentative Agreement to End Strike. No Deal Yet for Actors

The Writers Guild of America announced the deal in a joint statement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, the group that represents studios, streaming services and production companies in negotiations.

This Aug. 17, 2021, photo shows Quagga mussels cover the engine of a Bell P-39 Airacobra military plane in Lake Huron, Mich., as maritime archaeologist Carrie Sowden, rear, documents the site.(Wayne Lusardi via AP)

Historians Are Racing to Find Great Lakes Shipwrecks Before Invasive Quagga Mussels Destroy the Sites

An invasive mussel is destroying shipwrecks deep in the depths of the Great Lakes, forcing archeologists and amateur historians into a race against time to find as many sites as they can before the region loses any physical trace of its centuries-long maritime history.

Flamingos stand by the water along a Lake Michigan Beach on Sept. 22, 2023, in Port Washington, Wis. (Paul A. Smith / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via AP)

Flamingos in Wisconsin? Tropical Birds Visit Lake Michigan Beach in a First for the State

The American flamingos spotted Friday in Port Washington, about 25 miles north of Milwaukee, marked the first sighting of the species in Wisconsin state history.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., right, and his wife Nadine Arslanian, pose for a photo on Capitol Hill in Washington, Dec. 20, 2022. (AP Photo  /Susan Walsh, File)

New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, Wife Indicted on Bribe Charges as Probe Finds $100,000 in Gold Bars, Prosecutors Say

A search of the couple’s home turned up $100,000 in gold bars and $480,000 in hidden cash, said prosecutors, who announced the charges against the 69-year-old Democrat nearly six years after an earlier criminal case against him ended with a deadlocked jury.

United Auto Workers march outside the Stellantis North American Headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023, in Auburn Hills, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Strikes Against Automakers Spread to 38 Locations in 20 States, Stellantis and GM are Targeted

The president of the United Auto Workers said Friday the union will expand its strike against major automakers by walking out of 38 General Motors and Stellantis plants in 20 states.

Migrants who crossed into the U.S. from Mexico walk past concertina wire lining the banks of the Rio Grande as they move to an area for processing, Sept. 21, 2023, in Eagle Pass, Texas. Migrants have always come to the U.S., but the immigration system now seems strained nationwide more than ever. (AP Photo / Eric Gay)

As Chicago and Other Cities Scramble to Care for More Migrants, Take a Look at What’s Behind the Numbers

The various scenarios playing out across the country paint a picture of a strained immigration system making an impact far from the U.S.-Mexico border. The Biden administration late Wednesday announced measures intended to alleviate the problems.

Sergio Brown speaks during an NFL event for kids in south London, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. (AP Photo / Matt Dunham, File)

Maywood Police Investigating If Missing Ex-NFL Player Sergio Brown Posted Videos About Mother’s Death

Sergio Brown, 35, is still considered a missing person, Maywood police spokesperson Carmen Rivera said in an email Tuesday, acknowledging police were aware of the videos and were investigating.

Immigrants from Venezuela are reflected in a marble wall while taking shelter at the Chicago Police Department's 16th District station on Monday, May 1, 2023. In Chicago, where 13,000 migrants have settled in the last year, Mayor Brandon Johnson and Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker wrote Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to ask for parole for asylum-seekers, which, they say, would allow him to get around the wait for a work permit. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, FIle)

Biden's Democratic Allies Intensify Pressure for Asylum-Seekers to Get Work Permits

Increasingly impatient leaders of President Joe Biden’s party in other cities and states have hammered the same message over the last month, saying the administration must make it easier for migrants to get work authorization quickly, which would allow them to pay for food and housing.

United Auto Workers from engine team 50 man the picket line outside the Stellantis Toledo Assembly Complex on Monday, Sept. 18, 2023 in Toledo, Ohio. (Isaac Ritchey / The Blade via AP)

Union Threatens to Expand Targeted Strike Against Big Three Automakers If There Is No Substantive Progress by Friday

In a video statement late Monday, UAW President Shawn Fain said workers at more factories will join those who are now in the fifth day of a strike at three plants.

This frame grab from video, provided by the Mexican government, shows Ovidio Guzmán López being detained in Culiacan, Mexico, Oct. 17, 2019. (CEPROPIE via AP File)

In Chicago Courtroom, ‘El Chapo’ Son Ovidio Guzmán López Pleads Not Guilty to US Drug and Money Laundering Charges

Ovidio Guzmán López was extradited on Friday, five months after U.S. prosecutors unsealed sprawling indictments against him and his brothers, known collectively as the “Chapitos.”

Protesters are seen in the Wisconsin Capitol Rotunda during a march supporting overturning Wisconsin’s near total ban on abortion, Jan. 22, 2023, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo / Morry Gash)

Planned Parenthood Resumes Abortion Services in Wisconsin After More Than a Year

Providers across the state stopped offering abortions following the June 2022 decision, fearing enforcement of an 1849 state law that appears to ban the procedure but had previously been nullified by the 1973 Roe ruling.

In this image taken from video, Matthew Bussler, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer at Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, uses mapping equipment in Dowagiac, Mich., on Aug. 10, 2023. (AP Photo/Melissa Winder)

Centuries After Native American Remains Were Dug Up, a New Law Returns Them for Reburial in Illinois

Key to the measure is first-time authority for tribes to rebury recovered remains in Illinois, which they much prefer to relocating them to states to which the U.S. government forced their relocation nearly two centuries ago.

Hampton University students listen as Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at the university on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023, in Hampton, Va. (AP Photo / John C. Clark)

Younger Voters Will Be Critical in 2024 Election. Joe Biden and Donald Trump Are Taking Different Paths to Reach Them

Biden won 61% of voters between the ages of 18 and 29 in 2020, making young voters a critical part of his coalition. However, his approval ratings within that age group now stand at 29% compared to 40% overall, according to a new AP-NORC poll.

A collapsed tent sits in a parking lot in the 5600 block of West 73rd Street Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023 in Bedford Park, Chicago. Police say a number of people were injured. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune via AP)

Tent Collapse in Bedford Park Injures at Least 26, Including 5 Seriously, Police Say

A tent collapse in southwest suburban Chicago injured at least 26 people, police said. Five of those hurt had serious injuries, Bedford Park Police Chief Tom Hansen said.

Anthony Freud, general director of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, poses on the mezzanine overlooking the foyer at the Lyric on Dec. 11, 2014. (AP Photo / M. Spencer Green, File)

Anthony Freud to Retire as Head of Lyric Opera of Chicago at End of 2023-24 Season

 Anthony Freud will retire as general director of the Lyric Opera of Chicago at the end of the season, ending a 13-year tenure.

FILE - President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden leaves after a court appearance, Wednesday, July 26, 2023, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo / Julio Cortez, File)

Hunter Biden Indicted on Federal Gun Charges in Long-Running Probe After Plea Deal Failed

Hunter Biden is accused of lying about his drug use when he bought a firearm in October 2018, a period when he has acknowledged struggling with addiction to crack cocaine, according to the indictment filed in federal court in Delaware by a special counsel overseeing the case.

FILE - People rally outside the Supreme Court over President Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), at the Supreme Court in Washington, Nov. 12, 2019. (AP Photo / Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Federal Judge Again Declares That DACA is Illegal With Issue Likely to Be Decided by Supreme Court

A federal judge declared illegal a revised version of a federal policy that prevents the deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. He declined, however, to order an immediate end to the program and the protections it offers to recipients.

A motorist fills up the tank of a vehicle at a Shell station Wednesday, July 5, 2023, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo / David Zalubowski)

High Gas Prices Push Up Inflation, But Prices Overall Are Slowly Moving in the Right Direction

In a set of conflicting data, the Labor Department said the consumer price index rose 3.7% in August from a year ago, up from a 3.2% annual pace in July. Yet excluding the volatile food and energy categories, so-called core prices rose 4.3%, a step back from 4.7% in July and the smallest increase in nearly two years. 

Actor Jussie Smollett, center, leaves the Cook County Jail, March 16, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo / Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Illinois Appeals Court Hears Arguments on Jussie Smollett Request to Toss Convictions

If the appeal before the Chicago-based First District Appellate Court fails, Smollett will have to finish a 150-day stint in jail that his trial judge ordered during his 2022 sentencing. 

FILE - Sudafed and other common nasal decongestants containing pseudoephedrine are on display behind the counter at Hospital Discount Pharmacy in Edmond, Okla., Jan. 11, 2005. (AP Photo, File)

Popular Nasal Decongestant Doesn’t Actually Relieve Congestion, FDA Advisers Say

The leading decongestant used by millions of Americans is likely no better than a dummy pill, according to government experts who reviewed the latest research on the long-questioned drug ingredient.

FILE - Jaqueline Benitez, who depends on California's SNAP benefits to help pay for food, shops for groceries at a supermarket in Bellflower, Calif., on Feb. 13, 2023. (AP Photo / Allison Dinner, file)

Child Poverty in the US Jumped and Income Declined in 2022 as COVID-19 Pandemic Benefits Ended

Child poverty in the U.S. more than doubled and median household income declined last year when coronavirus pandemic-era benefits expired and inflation kept rising, according to figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., arrives at the Capitol in Washington, early Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023, as Congress faces a deadline to fund the government by the end of the month, or risk a potentially devastating federal shutdown. (J. Scott Applewhite / AP Photo)

Speaker McCarthy Directs a House Panel to Open an Impeachment Inquiry Into President Biden

The announcement comes as Speaker Kevin McCarthy faces mounting pressure from his right flank to take action against Biden while he also is struggling to pass legislation needed to avoid a federal government shutdown at the end of the month.