Stories by Associated Press

United Airlines Extends Cancellation of Boeing Max Flights

In this July 18, 2018, file photo, United Airlines commercial jets sit at a gate at Terminal C of Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo / Julio Cortez, File)

United is using other planes to cover some flights that had been scheduled with its 14 Max jets. However, the airline said that because of the Max’s grounding it will cancel about 1,120 flights in June and about 1,290 in July.

Army Corps Approves $778M Plan to Block Asian Carp Advance

In this June 13, 2012, file photo, Asian carp, jolted by an electric current from a research boat, jump from the Illinois River near Havana, Ill. (AP Photo / John Flesher, File)

The head of the Army Corps of Engineers has sent Congress a $778 million plan to fortify an Illinois waterway with noisemakers, electric cables and other devices in the hope that they will prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.

Trade Impasse: Trump Pledges $16B to Farmers; Markets Slump

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue laughs with a reporter on the North Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 23, 2019. (AP Photo / Andrew Harnik)

President Donald Trump rolled out another $16 billion in aid for farmers hurt by his trade policies, and financial markets shook Thursday on the growing realization that the U.S. and China are far from settling a bitter, yearlong trade dispute.

Virtual Reality Helps Police in Dealing with Autistic People

Axon Immersion Training Virtual Reality (VR) headset, used in training police officers to learn the best way to interact with people who suffer with autism, Thursday, May 23, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo / Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Axon, the company known best for developing the Taser, announced a partnership this week with Chicago police to train officers how to interact with people with autism by using virtual reality headsets.

Chicago Bank CEO Charged with Trying to Trade Loans for Trump Post

In this June 28, 2012 photo, Stephen M. Calk, Chairman and Chief Financial Official of The Federal Savings Bank speaks as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel listens during an announcement about job growth and economic development and a corporate headquarters relocation by the Federal Savings Bank to Chicago.  (Al Podgorski / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Stephen M. Calk was arrested Thursday in New York City on a financial institution bribery charge. He is scheduled to appear in Manhattan federal court in the afternoon.

‘American Taliban’ Lindh Freed After 17 Years in Prison

American John Walker Lindh is seen in this undated file photo obtained Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, from a religious school where he studied for five months in Bannu, 190 miles southwest of Islamabad, Pakistan. (AP Photo, File)

John Walker Lindh, 38, was released Thursday from the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana. He spent more than 17 years in prison after pleading guilty to providing support to the Taliban.

United CEO Vows to be Aboard 737 Max When Its Cleared to Fly

In this May 2, 2017 file photo, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a House Transportation Committee oversight hearing. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP File Photo)

CEO Oscar Munoz says he will be aboard United Airlines’ first flight of a Boeing 737 Max once regulators agree to let the aircraft fly again.

Pregnant Woman Seeks Deportation Asylum in Chicago Church

In this Tuesday, May 21, 2019 photo provided by WBEZ Radio is Adilene Marquina, left, as she sobs after announcing she will be seeking sanctuary inside Faith, Life and Hope Mission church on Chicago's Southwest Side. Hugging her is her son, Johan as Rev. Jose Landaverde, right, comforts her. (María Ines Zamudio / WBEZ Radio via AP)

The 34-year-old woman, who has a high-risk pregnancy and is afraid to travel back to Mexico, is seeking asylum after she says she received a deportation order requiring her to leave the U.S. by Thursday.

Michael Avenatti Charged with Defrauding Stormy Daniels

In this April 16, 2018 file photo, adult film actress Stormy Daniels, left, stands with her lawyer Michael Avenatti as she speaks outside federal court, in New York. (AP Photo / Mary Altaffer, File)

Federal prosecutors in New York City say Michael Avenatti used a doctored document to divert about $300,000 that Stormy Daniels was supposed to get from a book deal, then used the money for personal and business expenses. 

McDonald’s Says It’s Offering Training to Combat Harassment

In this Aug. 8, 2018, file photo employees stand in McDonald’s Chicago flagship restaurant. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh, File)

McDonald’s Corp. says it’s enhancing training and offering a new hotline for workers in response to mounting allegations of sexual harassment.

Hospital That Treated Baby Cut From Womb Investigated

Clarisa Figueroa (Chicago Police Department)

The agency that licenses and inspects health care facilities in Illinois has started an investigation of a suburban Chicago hospital where doctors treated a baby brought in by a woman claiming to be his mother, a spokeswoman for the agency said.

Funeral Set for Marlen Ochoa-Lopez

A memorial of flowers, balloons, a cross and photo of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez are displayed on the lawn, Friday, May 17, 2019 in Chicago, outside the home where Ochoa-Lopez was murdered last month. (AP Photo / Teresa Crawford)

The visitation, funeral and burial will take place this week for Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, who was strangled and whose baby was cut from her womb late last month.

Asian Carp DNA Found in Chicago Area Near Lake Michigan

A silver carp captured in June 2017 in the Illinois Waterway below the T.J. O’Brien Lock and Dam, about 9 miles from Lake Michigan. (Courtesy Illinois Department of Natural Resources)

Officials say genetic material from Asian carp has been detected near Lake Michigan, but a follow-up search turned up none of the invasive fish.

Illinois Not Alerted to Early Clues in Womb-Cutting Case

A memorial of flowers, balloons, a cross and photo of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez are displayed on the lawn, Friday, May 17, 2019 in Chicago, outside the home where Ochoa-Lopez was murdered last month. (AP Photo / Teresa Crawford)

Police and Illinois’ child welfare agency say staff at a Chicago-area hospital didn’t alert them after determining that a bloodied woman who arrived with a gravely ill newborn had not just given birth to the baby boy, as she claimed.

Incoming Chicago Mayor Has Path to Historic Police Reforms

Lori Lightfoot celebrates at her election night rally at the Hilton Chicago after defeating Toni Preckwinkle in the Chicago mayoral election, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (Ashlee Rezin / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Lori Lightfoot will have a powerful ally in seeking to fulfill a campaign promise to overhaul the Police Department: a judge with authority to hold reform slackers in contempt.

Trade War, Heavy Rains Weigh on Deere & Co.

In this May 10, 2019, file photo John Deere Agricultural machinery made by Deere & Company sits staged for transport near cranes at the Port of Tacoma in Tacoma, Washington. (AP Photo / Ted S. Warren, File)

Deere cut its profit and sales expectations for the year as a trade war between the U.S. and China escalates and farmers try to recover from a planting season besieged by heavy rains.

Expert: Fetal Abduction Rare Yet Endures Over 30 Years

Arnulfo Ochoa, the father of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, is surrounded by family members and supporters, as he walks into the Cook County medical examiner’s office to identify his daughter’s body, Thursday, May 16, 2019 in Chicago. (Ashlee Rezin / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Of the roughly 30 documented fetal abduction cases between 1987 and 2015, most of the mothers were slain and it’s typical for them to have been stalked or lured somewhere under false pretenses, an expert said. 

Pregnant Chicago Woman Slain, Baby Cut From Her Womb

Arnulfo Ochoa, the father of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, is surrounded by family members and supporters, as he walks into the Cook County medical examiner’s office to identify his daughter’s body, Thursday, May 16, 2019 in Chicago. (Ashlee Rezin / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

The body of 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez was found early Wednesday. She was last seen leaving her high school on April 23, the same day paramedics were called to a home several miles away on the Southwest Side about a newborn with problems breathing.

Tony Award-Winning ‘Hamilton’ Ending Chicago Run in January

(Joan Marcus / Broadway in Chicago)

Producers made the announcement Thursday, saying the production playing at downtown Chicago’s CIBC Theatre would close Jan. 5, 2020. 

Author of Flattering Trump Biography Gets Pardon From Trump

In this Jan. 13, 2011 file photo, Conrad Black arrives at the federal building in Chicago. (AP Photo / Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

President Donald Trump on Wednesday granted a full pardon to Conrad Black, a former newspaper publisher whose media empire once included the Chicago Sun-Times and The Daily Telegraph of London.

Trump Criticizes Prosecutors at Event for Fallen Officers

President Donald Trump sits with Attorney General William Barr during the 38th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump used a ceremony for fallen law enforcement officers on Wednesday to criticize big-city prosecutors he asserts don’t go after criminals who pose a severe threat to public safety. He singled out prosecutors in Chicago and Philadelphia.

Rolling Stones North American Tour to Start in Chicago

In this Oct. 22, 2017, file photo from left, Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones perform during the concert of their “No Filter” Europe Tour 2017 at U Arena in Nanterre, outside Paris. (AP Photo / Michel Euler, File)

The Rolling Stones are ready to get back on the road after postponing their North American tour because Mick Jagger needed medical treatment.

Study: Illinois Sometimes Brushes Aside Child Abuse Allegations

In this May 13, 2019 photo, Dana Weiner, policy fellow at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, discusses a review of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services’ Intact Family Services program, during a press event at DCFS. (Ashlee Rezin/Sun Times via AP)

Illinois’ child welfare agency is so intent on keeping children with their parents even when they have strong evidence of abuse that it has sometimes left those children in grave danger, a study released Wednesday found.

Comedian Tim Conway of ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ Dies at 85

A Feb. 15, 1983 file photo shows comedian Tim Conway. (AP Photo / WF, File)

Tim Conway, the stellar second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show, has died, according to his publicist. He was 85.

AP Source: Barr Launches New Look at Origins of Russia Probe

In this May 1, 2019, file photo, Attorney General William Barr appears at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Attorney General William Barr has appointed a U.S. attorney to examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if intelligence collection involving the Trump campaign was “lawful and appropriate.”