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2 Charged in Fatal Shooting of Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer

Jovan Battle, left, and Menelik Jackson (Chicago Police Department)

Two men are charged with first-degree murder in the weekend slaying of an off-duty Chicago police officer who was repeatedly shot while sitting in a parked car.

No Decision on R. Kelly’s Dubai Travel Request

R. Kelly, right, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court for a hearing on Friday, March 22, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo / Matt Marton)

An overseas trip by R. Kelly is in limbo after his criminal attorney asked for more time to provide details to the court about concerts the singer wants to perform next month in Dubai.

R. Kelly Defense Emerges, Including Saying Accusers are Lying

R. Kelly and his publicist Darryll Johnson, right, leave The Daley Center after an appearance in court for Kelly’s child support case on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (Ashlee Rezin / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Court filings and comments by R.Kelly’s lead attorney after the R&B star was charged in February provide clues about an emerging legal strategy.

MillerCoors Sues Anheuser-Busch Over Corn Syrup Ads

A Bud Light truck in Austin, Texas (Johan Ejermark / Flickr)

A fight between beer giants escalated Thursday after MillerCoors filed a lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch that accused its rival of trying to “frighten” consumers into switching to Bud Light with “misleading” Super Bowl ads.

Illinois State Police Face 2nd Lawsuit Over Aurora Warehouse Shooting

Crosses are placed for the victims of a mass shooting Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, near Henry Pratt Co. manufacturing company where several were killed on Friday. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh)

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday by the family of Vincent Juarez, who was a forklift operator at Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora and was killed in the Feb. 15 attack.

Ald. Willie Cochran Pleads Guilty in Federal Corruption Case

Ald. Willie Cochran entered his plea Thursday to one felony count of wire fraud for spending campaign funds on personal purchases, including gambling and his daughter's college tuition.

$8.7 Billion O’Hare Airport Expansion Underway

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday joined airline executives at a groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of his plan to remake O’Hare International Airport.

Attorneys: Church List of Accused Illinois Clergy Incomplete

Attorney Jeff Anderson speaks as Joe Iacono, left, and Cindy Yesko listen during a news conference in Chicago on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Advocates for clergy abuse victims say their list of 395 priests or lay people in Illinois who have been publicly accused of sexually abusing children is far more extensive than the names already released by the state’s six dioceses. (AP Photo / Kiichiro Sato)

Advocates for clergy abuse victims released the names Wednesday of 395 priests and lay people in Illinois they say have been publicly accused of sexually abusing children.

Illinois Man Pleads Not Guilty in Deputy’s Fatal Shooting

This undated booking photo released by Illinois Department of Corrections shows Floyd E. Brown.  (Illinois Department of Corrections via AP)

Floyd E. Brown pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal charges accusing him of fatally shooting 35-year-old McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Keltner.

Chicago Police Union Wants Federal Probe in Smollett Case

This Feb. 22, 2019 file photo shows Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx speaking at a news conference in Chicago. (AP Photo / Kiichiro Sato, File)

The Chicago police union’s president alleges that the county’s top prosecutor interfered with the investigation of “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett before recusing herself.

AP Source: Justice Department Probing Development of Boeing Jets

In this March 14, 2019, file photo a worker walks next to a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane parked at Boeing Field in Seattle. (AP Photo / Ted S. Warren, File)

U.S. prosecutors are looking into the development of Boeing’s 737 Max jets, a person briefed on the matter revealed Monday.

Are Eggs Good or Bad For You? New Research Rekindles Debate

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The latest U.S. research on eggs won’t go over easy for those who can’t eat breakfast without them. Adults who ate about 1.5 eggs daily had a slightly higher risk of heart disease than those who ate no eggs, a study shows.

R. Kelly Case Poses Challenge: Separating Artist from Anthem

R. Kelly and his publicist Darryll Johnson, right, leave The Daley Center after an appearance in court for Kelly’s child support case on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (Ashlee Rezin / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

The dilemma of separating the sides of R. Kelly, who faces 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, now confronts millions who listen to or perform the singer's music. 

FAA’s Close Ties to Boeing Questioned After 2 Deadly Crashes

In this photo taken Monday, March 11, 2019, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for TUI Group sits parked in the background at right at Boeing Co.'s Renton Assembly Plant in Renton, Washington.  (AP Photo / Ted S. Warren)

The FAA’s oversight duties are coming under greater scrutiny after deadly crashes involving Boeing 737 Max jets operated by airlines in Ethiopia and Indonesia, killing a total of 346 people. 

Judge Allows Courtroom Cameras for Trial of R. Kelly

In this Nov. 17, 2015, file photo, musical artist R. Kelly performs the national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks in New York. (AP Photo / Frank Franklin II, File)

A Cook County judge on Friday OK’d cameras during the R&B singer’s upcoming court appearance next Friday.

R. Kelly Sex Tapes: From Duffel Bag to National Circulation

In this Nov. 17, 2015, file photo, musical artist R. Kelly performs the national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks in New York. (AP Photo / Frank Franklin II, File)

An acquaintance of R. Kelly’s recalled how the singer once lugged a duffel bag everywhere — to recording studios, film sets and gyms. Stuffed inside, she said, was a collection of his homemade VHS sex tapes.

Feds: Charity Funneled Millions in College Bribery Scam

William “Rick” Singer, front, founder of the Edge College & Career Network, exits federal court in Boston on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, after he pleaded guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo / Steven Senne)

The mastermind of a wide-ranging college admissions scandal set up a charity that wove a deep web of deception and fraud to mask bribes and payoffs,according to prosecutors and tax documents reviewed by The Associated Press.

R. Kelly Appears in Chicago Court in Child Support Case

Musician R. Kelly arrives at the Daley Center for a hearing in his child support case at the Daley Center, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in Chicago. (Ashlee Rezin / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

R. Kelly’s publicist says the R&B singer wants his child support payments lowered, but it doesn’t appear that they were reduced during the most recent hearing in the case.

US Grounding of Boeing Jet Shows Limits of Company’s Clout

In this photo taken Monday, March 11, 2019, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for TUI Group sits parked in the background at right at Boeing Co.'s Renton Assembly Plant in Renton, Washington.  (AP Photo / Ted S. Warren)

Bowing to international pressure, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft in the U.S. were being grounded following the Ethiopian Airlines disaster.

Pilots Have Reported Issues in US with New Boeing Jet

In this photo taken Monday, March 11, 2019, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for TUI Group sits parked in the background at right at Boeing Co.'s Renton Assembly Plant in Renton, Washington.  (AP Photo / Ted S. Warren)

Airline pilots on at least two U.S. flights have reported that an automated system seemed to cause their Boeing 737 Max planes to tilt down suddenly.  

A Britney Spears Musical Stage Comedy is Set for Chicago

In this June 13, 2017, file photo, U.S. singer Britney Spears performs during her concert in Taipei, Taiwan. (AP Photo / Chiang Ying-ying, File)

She is the latest pop star to throw her fedora onto the stage. The show “Once Upon a One More Time” will have its world premiere this fall in Chicago, with previews beginning in October.

Smollett’s Lawyer Welcomes Cameras in Courtroom

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, center, arrives at Leighton Criminal Court Building for a hearing to discuss whether cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during his disorderly conduct case on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo / Matt Marton)

An attorney for Jussie Smollett says she wants cameras in the courtroom throughout the “Empire” actor’s trial so that the public “can see the evidence and the lack thereof.”

2nd Crash Renews Safety Concerns for Boeing’s Prized New Jet

In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, SilkAir's new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft is seen through a viewing gallery window parked on the tarmac of Singapore’s Changi International Airport. (AP Photo / Wong Maye-E, File)

The second deadly crash of a prized new airplane in five months has renewed safety concerns about the 737 Max that could shape Boeing's fortunes for many years.

Man Accused of Shooting Deputy Makes Court Appearance

This undated booking photo released by Illinois Department of Corrections shows Floyd E. Brown.  (Illinois Department of Corrections via AP)

Floyd E. Brown of Springfield is charged with first-degree murder in the death of McHenry County Sheriff's Deputy Jacob Keltner. 

Chance the Rapper Marries Longtime Girlfriend

In this Nov. 26, 2018 file photo, Chance the Rapper, right, and Kirsten Corley appear during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Chicago Bulls and the San Antonio Spurs in Chicago. (AP Photo / David Banks, File)

Chance the Rapper tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend in a star-studded ceremony. Reports say the couple married in Newport Beach, California on Saturday.