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Atari Plans to Open Video Game-Themed Resort in Chicago, Other Cities

In this Sept. 15, 2005 file photo the new Atari Flashback 2 video game console is on display in San Francisco. (AP Photo / Paul Sakuma,File)

Atari, the arcade game company that ushered in the gaming revolution in the 1980s, is opening eight video game-themed hotels across the United States, including one in Chicago.

Democratic AGs Sue to Force US to Adopt ERA in Constitution

Rep. Karen Kwan, D- Murray, center, speaks during the ERA Now rally at the Utah State Capitol during the first day of the Utah legislative session Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Salt lake City. (AP Photo / Rick Bowmer)

The lawsuit filed against the archivist of the United States comes after the National Archives and Records Administration said this week that David Ferriero would “take no action to certify the adoption of the Equal Rights Amendment.” 

Trump Trial Could End Soon; Alexander Says No to Witnesses

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, before the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. (AP Photo/ Jacquelyn Martin)

Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee will oppose calling more witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, all but dashing Democratic efforts to hear more testimony and pushing the Senate toward a vote to acquit Trump as soon as Friday.

Trump’s Defense Shifts to Not ‘Impeachable’ Even if True

In this image from video, Alan Dershowitz, an attorney for President Donald Trump, answers a question during the impeachment trial against Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

In a striking shift from President Donald Trump’s claim of “perfect” dealings with Ukraine, his defense asserted at his Senate trial that a trade of U.S. military aid for political favors — even if proven — could not be grounds for his impeachment.

US Beefs Up Screening of Travelers for New Virus from China

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks at a news conference about the federal government’s response to a virus outbreak originating in China, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky)

U.S. health officials are expanding their checks of international travelers for signs of a worrisome new virus from China, even as they say the risk to Americans so far is very low.

Ex-Illinois Lawmaker Charged With Red-Light Camera Bribery

This June 2, 2019 file photo shows Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval, D-Chicago, at the Illinois State Capitol, in Springfield, Ill. (Justin L. Fowler / The State Journal-Register via AP, File)

Federal prosecutors filed bribery and tax charges on Monday against former Illinois state Sen. Martin Sandoval, alleging he accepted payments in exchange for supporting costly red-light camera programs across the state.

Kobe Bryant Left Deep Legacy in LA Sports, Basketball World

In this June 7, 2009, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) points to a player behind him after making a basket in the closing seconds against the Orlando Magic in Game 2 of the NBA basketball finals, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo / Mark J. Terrill, File)

Kobe Bryant inspired a generation of basketball players worldwide with sublime skills and an unquenchable competitive fire.

Woman Kills Retired Trooper, Self at Chicago-Area Cigar Bar

This undated photo provided by the Illinois State Police shows retired Illinois State Police Trooper Gregory Rieves. (Illinois State Police via AP)

A woman fatally shot a retired Illinois State Police trooper and wounded another retired state trooper and an off-duty trooper Friday night before turning the gun on herself at a cigar lounge in the Chicago suburbs, police said.

Defense Resumes in Key Impeachment Week; Dems Seek Witnesses

House Democratic impeachment manager, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., arrives at the Senate as work resumes in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite)

President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial enters a pivotal week as his defense team resumes its case and senators face a critical vote on whether to hear witnesses or proceed directly to a vote.

‘Punk’d’ to Be Revived with Chance the Rapper Doing Pranks

In this Sept. 4, 2016, file photo, Chance the Rapper performs at The Budweiser Made In America Festival in Philadelphia. (Photo by Michael Zorn / Invision / AP, File)

MTV Studios and Quibi said Friday they are teaming up to revive the show with Grammy-winner Chance the Rapper pranking unsuspecting A-listers.

Too Soon to Tell if New Virus as Dangerous as SARS Cousin

In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, file photo, a staff member moves bio-waste containers past the entrance of the Wuhan Medical Treatment Center in Wuhan, China, where some people infected with a new virus are being treated. (AP Photo / Dake Kang, File)

The new virus from China has the world on edge because it’s a close cousin to viruses that killed hundreds in separate outbreaks. While it’s too early to tell if this latest threat will prove as deadly, health authorities are drawing on lessons from that grim past.

US Imposes Visa Rules for Pregnant Women on ‘Birth Tourism’

In this Sept. 2017 file photo, a flag is waved outside the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster)

The Trump administration is imposing new visa rules aimed at restricting “birth tourism,” in which women travel to the United States to give birth so their children can have U.S. citizenship.

R. Kelly Girlfriend Can Return to Kelly Home for Belongings

Joycelyn Savage, one of R&B singer R. Kelly’s girlfriends, walks out of the Cook County Domestic Violence Courthouse, Thursday morning, Jan. 23, 2020, in Chicago. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

A judge on Thursday agreed to allow a girlfriend of R. Kelly to retrieve her belongings from the singer’s home in Trump Tower, where authorities say she assaulted one of Kelly’s other girlfriends earlier this month.

AP-NORC poll: Public Doubts Senate Trial Will be Revealing

In this image from video, presiding officer Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts speaks during the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

Americans are sharply divided along party lines about whether President Donald Trump should be removed from office, and they doubt the Senate impeachment trial will do anything to change their minds, according to a new poll.

Trump: Travel Ban Expansion Coming, Nations Aren’t Yet Final

U.S. President Donald Trump leaves the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo / Markus Schreiber)

President Donald Trump said Wednesday the U.S. would soon be imposing visa restrictions on more countries — though it’s not clear yet how many nations will be affected by his expansion of the travel ban.

US Seeks to Tighten Rules Covering Service Animals on Planes

In this Sept. 20, 2017, file photo, Oscar the cat, who is not a service animal, sits in his carry on travel bag after arriving at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. (AP Photo / Ross D. Franklin, File)

The days of passengers bringing rabbits, turtles and birds on planes as emotional-support animals could be ending.

Impeachment Arguments as Seen by Democrats, Trump Team

The U.S. flag flies over the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (AP Photo / Manuel Balce Ceneta)

A look at the main points Democrats are making as they argue for President Donald Trump’s removal from office, and Trump’s response as the defense team pushes for his speedy acquittal.

US Gets 1st Case of Mysterious New Chinese Illness

People wear face masks as they ride an escalator at the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo / Ng Han Guan)

Late last week, U.S. health officials began screening passengers from Wuhan in central China, where the outbreak began, at three U.S. airports. On Tuesday, the CDC announced it will add Chicago’s O’Hare airport and Atlanta’s airport to the mix later this week.

Democrats Decry McConnell’s Impeachment Rules as ‘Cover-Up’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., arrives at the Senate for the start of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite)

President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial quickly burst into a partisan fight Tuesday at the Capitol as Democrats objected strongly to rules proposed by the Republican leader for compressed arguments and a speedy trial.

McConnell Proposes Swift Impeachment Trial for President

American flags blow in wind around the Washington Monument with the U.S. Capitol in the background at sunrise on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Washington. The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump will resume in the U.S. Senate on Jan. 21.  (AP Photo / Jon Elswick)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday proposed a condensed, two-day calendar for each side to give opening arguments in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, ground rules that are raising objections from Democrats.

Suspected Serial Killer Stayed Under the Radar, But How?

This undated photo provided by the Lisle Police Department shows Bruce Lindahl. (Lisle Police Department via AP)

Today, as Lisle Police Detective Chris Loudon and detectives in other communities where Bruce Lindahl lived try to retrace his steps, what is emerging is a terrifying murder mystery created by a man Loudon describes as a serial killer, a monster hiding in plain sight.

US Marks King Holiday Amid Fears of Deep Racial Divisions

In this Jan. 17, 2020, photo Rabbi Fred Reeves, left, speaks during the Friday Shabbat Service at KAM Isaiah Israel in Chicago. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh)

As the nation marks the holiday honoring King, the mood surrounding it is overshadowed by deteriorating race relations in an election season that has seen one candidate of color after another quit the 2020 presidential race. 

DNA Tests Confirm Coyote Captured in Chicago Attacked Boy

This Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 photo provided by Chicago Animal Care and Control in Chicago shows an injured coyote after it was successfully located and safely darted with a tranquilizer. (Chicago Animal Care and Control via AP)

Animal control officials in Chicago said Sunday that DNA tests confirm a coyote recently captured in the city is the same animal that attacked a 6-year-old boy. 

Who’s Who on Trump’s Legal Team for Impeachment Trial

In this Feb. 22, 2018 file photo, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi speaks to reporters outside the West Wing in Washington. (AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite)

President Donald Trump’s legal team for his Senate impeachment trial will include a pair of well-known attorneys who have vigorously defended Trump on television and played roles in some of the most consequential legal dramas in recent history.

US Drinking More Now Than Just Before Prohibition

In this June 16, 2016, file photo, bottles of wine are displayed during a tour of a state liquor store, in Salt Lake City. According to federal health statistics, Americans are drinking more now than when Prohibition was enacted a century earlier. (AP Photo / Rick Bowmer, File)

Federal health statistics show a rise in per-person consumption of alcohol and increases in emergency room visits, hospitalizations and deaths tied to drinking.

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