• Truck slams into Illinois Starbucks; 4 sent to hospitals

    McHENRY, Ill. (AP) " A pickup truck slammed into an Illinois Starbucks on Thursday, injuring several people and causing massive damage to the coffee shop, police said.Patrick Polidori, public affairs officer for McHenry police, told The Associated Press that the driver and four people inside the cafe were injured. Fire and rescue personnel extracted one person from beneath the vehicle, police said in a statement.Four people were transported to the hospital, while the other was [

  • FAU basketball: Jailyn Ingram, Rich Maitre's heroics lead Owls to thrilling overtime victory over Middle Tennessee

    With new football coach Willie Taggart in attendance, Florida Atlantic rallies from 11-point deficit to hold off Middle Tennessee

  • Andrew Yang's wife details alleged sexual assault by doctor

    WASHINGTON (AP) " The wife of Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang says she was sexually assaulted by a doctor (an OB-GYN) while she was pregnant with the couple's first child.Evelyn Yang said in an interview televised Thursday by CNN that the assault happened in 2012, and she was initially afraid to tell anyone. She and 31 other women are now suing the doctor and hospital system, saying they conspired and enabled the crimes.Yang said she was encouraged to speak out [

  • HS boys basketball: Cardinal Newman takes advantage of late technical foul to edge St. John Paul

    Vladimir Vibert had 25 points, seven assists and three steals as Cardinal Newman went on a late 9-0 run and won 65-59

  • Trump's trial begins at the start of an election year

    WASHINGTON (AP) " The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with quiet ceremony Thursday " senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of 'impartial justice' as jurors, House prosecutors formally reciting the charges and Chief Justice John Roberts presiding.The trial, only the third such undertaking in American history, is unfolding at the start of the election year, a time of deep political division in the nation. Four of the senators sitting in [

  • Royal rift: UK monarchy will look smaller when dust settles

    LONDON (AP) " Prince Charles, the future king, has long been seen as a potential modernizer who wants a more modest monarchy in line with other European royal households " and the streamlining process has already begun with the astounding developments of recent months.But the changes have come at a terrible cost for Charles, who has seen his brother Prince Andrew disgraced and his once close sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, become estranged.The trials and tribulations of [

  • Bangladesh says once-submerged island ready for Rohingya

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) " A Bangladeshi island regularly submerged by monsoon rains is ready to house 100,000 Rohingya refugees, but no date has been announced to relocate people from the crowded and squalid camps where they've lived for years, officials said Thursday.Flood protection embankments, houses, hospitals and mosques have been built on Bhasan Char, or floating island, in the Bay of Bengal, officials said.'Bhasan Char is ready for habitation. Everything has been put in [

  • Ex-US rep's fate rests with judge in insider trading case

    NEW YORK (AP) " A judge must decide the fate of former U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins after his lawyers and prosecutors disagreed over how he should be punished for conspiring in an insider trading scheme.U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick in Manhattan will sentence the 69-year-old Republican on Friday afternoon.Collins' lawyers said he is sorry and should face no prison time. Prosecutors, though, said in written arguments to the judge that he should go to prison for nearly [

  • Trump campaign tries robust outreach to expand his appeal

    WASHINGTON (AP) " Selfies on a 'Women for Trump' bus tour through Iowa. Volunteer training at a 'Black Voices for Trump' organizing session in Philadelphia. A vice presidential headliner at a "Latinos for Trump' event in Florida.President Donald Trump's surrogates fanned out across the country Thursday in a show of force that is part of an aggressive " and uphill " effort to stretch his appeal beyond the base of working-class white voters who propelled him to victory in 2016. [

  • Top Iran leader: Trump is a 'clown' who will betray Iranians

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) " Iran's supreme leader said President Donald Trump is a "clown" who only pretends to support the Iranian people but will 'push a poisonous dagger' into their backs, as he struck a defiant tone in his first Friday sermon in Tehran in eight years.Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the mass funerals for Iran's top general, who was killed in a U.S. airstrike earlier this month, show that the Iranian people support the Islamic Republic despite its recent trials. He said the [

  • Libya's rival military commander seeks support in Greece

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) " The commander of forces fighting the U.N.-supported government in war-torn Libya has begun meetings in Athens in a bid to counter Turkey's support for his opponents.Libyan Gen. Khalifa Hifter met with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias after arriving for a previously unannounced visit late Thursday. He will continue meetings with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday as well as with other senior Greek officials.The surprise visit by Hifter takes [

  • Ukrainian prime minister submits resignation after tapes

    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) " Ukraine's prime minister submitted his resignation Friday, days after he was caught on tape saying the country's president knows nothing about the economy.In a Facebook post, Oleksiy Honcharuk said that he had given his resignation to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.'I took this post to implement the president's program. He is an example of transparency and decency to me," he said."However, in order to dispel any doubts about our respect and trust for [