University Of Chicago To Pay $2.6M In Malpractice Lawsuit

CHICAGO (AP) — The family of a woman who died days after receiving a heart test at the University of Chicago Medical Center will receive $2.6 million settlement under a revised court agreement. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Sarah Crayton died in 2014 after going to the hospital for an appointment with a heart specialist. The medical […]

Trooper Brooke Jones-Story Honored On Memorial Wall In Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois trooper killed in the line of duty has been honored on a memorial wall in the Illinois State Police Memorial Park. The State Journal-Register reports that friends, family members and colleagues of Trooper Brooke Jones-Story gathered Saturday in Springfield to add her name. The 34-year-old was killed in March when […]

Trump club in Virginia accused of cutting trees on riverbank

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Idaho State Police may get tests to tell hemp and pot apart

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Police officer charged with illegally making, selling guns

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Chicago Vegan Food Maker Lawsuit: Mississippi Labeling Law Violates Free Speech

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A federal lawsuit filed by a Chicago vegan food maker says Mississippi is violating free-speech rights by banning makers of plant-based foods from using terms such as “meatless meatballs” and “vegan bacon.” The lawsuit was filed Monday by the Plant Based Foods Association and Chicago-based Upton’s Naturals Co., which makes vegan […]

State Investigating 4 Cases Of Legionnaires Disease From Advocate Christ Medical Center

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Illinois Department of Public Health is investigating four cases of Legionnaires’ disease linked to Advocate Christ Medical Center since 2018, including two people who were patients in the past two months. State health officials are sending investigators to conduct on-site tests of the hospital’s water after confirming the reports of legionella, […]

Spurred By CBS 2 Investigation, Lawmakers Move Forward In Pushing For Ethylene Oxide Restrictions

CHICAGO (CBS) — Months ago, CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini introduced viewers to Matt Haller, a man who died of stomach cancer. Haller told CBS 2 before his death he believed his cancer was caused by elevated levels of ethylene oxide in the air near the Sterigenics plant in Willowbrook where he lived. Announced on Monday […]

World Breaking News

US wants to know if Pakistan used US-built F-16 jets to down Indian warplane

ISLAMABAD: The United States is “seeking information” on whether Pakistan used US-built F-16 jets to down an Indian warplane, the US Embassy in Islamabad said on Sunday (Mar 3), which may violate the F-16 sale agreements between Washington and Pakistan. READ: Pakistan returns Indian pilot shot down over Kashmir in ‘peace gesture’ Advertisement Pakistan says it did […]

Asia Breaking News

Bangladesh returns ‘lost’ Myanmar soldier

COX’S BAZAR: Bangladesh forces handed back on Sunday (Mar 3) a Myanmar soldier more than two months after he strayed across the border into a jungle in the Muslim-majority nation, a senior official said. Aung Bo Bo Thein, 30, was detained by Bangladeshi security forces on Jan 24 near the southern town of Naikhongchhari, Brigadier General Sajedur Rahman […]

Malaysia ready to back firms in finding missing flight MH370

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will consider resuming the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 if companies interested in the hunt come forward with viable proposals or credible leads, its transport minister said on Sunday (Mar 3). Flight MH370, carrying 239 people, became the world’s greatest aviation mystery when it vanished on its way from Kuala […]

US wants to know if Pakistan used US-built F-16 jets to down Indian warplane

ISLAMABAD: The United States is “seeking information” on whether Pakistan used US-built F-16 jets to down an Indian warplane, the US Embassy in Islamabad said on Sunday (Mar 3), which may violate the F-16 sale agreements between Washington and Pakistan. READ: Pakistan returns Indian pilot shot down over Kashmir in ‘peace gesture’ Advertisement Pakistan says it did […]

Europe Breaking News

France anti-Semitism: Strasbourg Jewish memorial vandalised

Image copyright Strasbourg deputy mayorImage caption The stone was found knocked off its plinth on Saturday morning A memorial stone at the site of Strasbourg’s old synagogue has been vandalised, the deputy mayor of the eastern French city says. Alain Fontanel tweeted a picture of the marble slab after it was knocked off its plinth, […]

Real Madrid 0-1 Barcelona: Rakitic sends Barca 10 points clear in La Liga

Ivan Rakitic scored his first La Liga goal since 20 October Barcelona moved 10 points clear at the top of La Liga after a second El Clasico win in four days, Ivan Rakitic’s goal all but ending Real Madrid’s faint title hopes. Rakitic kept his composure to beat Thibaut Courtois after a one-two with Sergi […]

Estonia general election: Polls point to tight vote

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Officials hope a lacklustre campaign does not affect turnout Estonians are voting in a general election, which pits the ruling Centre party against the liberal Reform party and a strong populist challenge. Prime Minister Juri Ratas of the Centre party currently leads Estonia in a four-party coalition. Polls suggest a tight […]

Africa Breaking News

Somali Forces End Deadly Mogadishu Building Siege

Somali security forces Friday ended the al-Shabab siege of a residential building in Mogadishu after battling the militants for almost 24 hours. An unknown number of al-Shabab militants had remained holed up in a building near a hotel in Mogadishu since Thursday. VOA’s reporter on the scene says government security forces cordoned off the entire […]

Scores of People Believed Dead After Nigeria Pipeline Explosion

—  Scores of people are believed dead after a pipeline explosion in southern Nigeria, according to local officials. The Associated Press reported on Saturday that more than 50 people were missing, a day after the early-morning explosion of the Nembe Creek pipeline in Bayelsa State. Aiteo, the company that owns the pipeline, has said no […]

Sudanese Opposition Party Leader Calls on Bashir to Step Down

CAIRO —  Sudan’s main opposition party leader Sadiq al-Mahdi on Saturday called on President Omar al-Bashir to step down and sit with the opposition to agree on details of a transitional process to end the nation’s crisis, a statement from his party said. “You can achieve a safe exit for the country which will be […]

Tech News

Local Lawyer Fights Facebook Over Post: ‘It Was Starving Human Beings’

CHICAGO (CBS) — Facebook has a strict policy on nudity and sexual content on its site. But did the social media giant go too far when it censored a historical article? A Chicago lawyer thought so and is telling his story exclusively to CBS 2’s Jim Williams. Attorney Alan Mills has long fought for social […]

Northwestern Neuroscientist Researching Brain Chips To Make People Superintelligent

CHICAGO (CBS) — What if you could make money, or type something, just by thinking about it? It sounds like science fiction, but it might be close to reality. In as little as five years, super smart people could be walking down the street; men and women who’ve paid to increase their intelligence. Northwestern University […]

What to know about Estonia’s general election

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Middle East

Life inside the chaos left by the Islamic State group’s fall

Image caption Children like Hamza are among the group’s last evacuees US President Donald Trump says “100%” of the Islamic State group’s territory has now been taken over, even though local commanders with the US allies, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), maintain total victory will be declared within a week. As the battle draws to […]

Canada Breaking News

Pence To Visit Indiana, Will Discuss Proposed US-Mexico-Canada Trade Deal

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to Indianapolis this week to discuss the proposed U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. The former Indiana governor will arrive early Thursday afternoon aboard Air Force Two at Indianapolis International Airport. Pence’s office says he’ll then travel to Lamb Farms Inc. in Boone County “to discuss the positive impacts” […]

Three arrested at logging site blockade in southeast B.C.: Police

Three protestors in southeast B.C. were arrested earlier this week for blockading a logging site, according to police in the village of Kaslo.Police said the arrests happened on Tuesday, Feb. 26, just before 7 a.m., when officers reportedly came across a lineup of vehicles on Deception Creek Forest Service Road near Meadow Creek, north of […]

Snow-filled February for Big White

It was a snow-filled February at Big White Resort near Kelowna.On Saturday, the ski resort reported that 170 centimetres of snow blanketed the mountain last month. When month’s end arrived on Thursday, Feb. 28, the resort’s alpine base was 247 cm.6cm of new snow overnight with more throughout the day and overnight. Conditions are beautiful […]

USA Breaking News

Trump club in Virginia accused of cutting trees on riverbank

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UK Breaking News

‘Arthritis is so painful I struggle walking to school’

Arthritis is a condition that is usually associated with old age. But according to NHS England, about 15,000 children and young people in the UK have developed some form of the illness. Eli, 16, who lives in London, is one of them. Because it is often seen as something that only affects the elderly, some […]

Man held as woman found stabbed to death in Hendon

Image copyright GoogleImage caption The woman was found stabbed at a home off the Great North Way in Hendon A man has been arrested on suspicion of a murdering a woman who was found stabbed to death at a London home. The 50-year-old woman was found at the home off the Great North Way, Hendon, […]

Arrest over builder’s death in Hatton Garden

Image copyright GoogleImage caption John Woodward was found on the roof of a building in Hatton Garden A man has been arrested in connection with the death of a builder in Camden last year. John Woodward, 47, was carrying out work at the building of Pressman Mastermelts, a jewellery scrap processing service, in Hatton Garden […]

Australia Breaking News

Exclusive: Mother of girl whose hospital death was ‘preventable’ says families must be heard

Angelique Burton-Ho was just 12 years old when she died. “She was a bubble of joy, a ray of sunshine and our angel, that’s why we named her that, because of the way that she fought her way through everything,” her mother Armanda Ho tells SBS News.  Angelique was born with VATER syndrome, a congenital […]

Kylie Minogue adds glamour to Sydney Mardi Gras glitz

Pop superstar Kylie Minogue, drag queens, glitter and flames dazzled the crowds at Sydney’s 41st Mardi Gras parade. Almost 200 floats featuring 12,000 people made their way down Oxford Street on Saturday night, celebrating a multitude of cultures, religious beliefs, organisations and causes, and embracing the theme of “Fearless”. Machines spat out flames and showered […]

Australian kids turn to alcohol, drugs to cope with bullying

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