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  • 1 dead, at least 7 hurt in South Side shootings

    1 dead, at least 7 hurt in South Side shootings
    An 18-year-old man was killed in the South Chicago neighborhood Saturday night during an eight-hour stretch in which at least eight people were shot on the South Side, authorities said. Police said the fatal shooting happened about 11:05 p.m., in a...
  • Two Rhodes Scholars with Chicago ties named

    Two Rhodes Scholars with Chicago ties named
    A Yale University political science student from Oak Brook and a University of Chicago student specializing in climate change were among 32 Americans selected over the weekend as Rhodes scholars. Vinay Nayak, a senior at Yale, has focused his studies on...
  • Lawrence Klein dies at 93; won Nobel for his econometric models

    Lawrence Klein dies at 93; won Nobel for his econometric models
    Lawrence Klein, the University of Pennsylvania economist who won the 1980 Nobel Prize for his computer-based models that help governments forecast the future and act accordingly, died Sunday at his home in Gladwyne, Pa. He was 93. His family announced...
  • Audiovisual jokes wear thin at MusicNOW opener

    Audiovisual jokes wear thin at MusicNOW opener
    The less-is-more principle yet again proved its applicability in concerts of new classical music given around town over the past several days. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra's MusicNOW series began its season Monday night with a multimedia happening (to...
  • Can the Bad Plus find jazz in 'The Rite of Spring'?

    Can the Bad Plus find jazz in 'The Rite of Spring'?
    Chicago has encountered Igor Stravinsky's revolutionary ballet score "The Rite of Spring" several times during this centennial year of its infamous debut, which caused a riot at the Theatre des Champs-Elysses in Paris on May 29, 1913. But surely none of...
  • Lupita Nyong'o, the level-headed breakout star of '12 Years a Slave'

    Lupita Nyong'o, the level-headed breakout star of '12 Years a Slave'
    A thick, unrelenting heat permeated the Louisiana sets of "12 Years a Slave" — 100-degree-plus temperatures so intense they stifled breath. The moment a scene wrapped, cast and crew would take refuge in air-conditioned cars parked nearby. One member...
  • Biden coming to Chicago for fundraiser, speech and groundbreaking

    Biden coming to Chicago for fundraiser, speech and groundbreaking
    WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden will visit Chicago on Monday for three events: a groundbreaking for a center for domestic violence victims, a Senate fundraiser and a speech at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics. Biden...
  • Caltech names physicist as new president

    Thomas Rosenbaum, an expert in condensed matter physics, will become the new president of the California Institute of Technology, officials announced Thursday. Rosenbaum, 58, currently serves as provost at the University of Chicago, where he also holds...
  • Detectives seek leads after baby's body is found on conveyor belt

    Detectives seek leads after baby's body is found on conveyor belt
    Homicide detectives Thursday evening were looking for the mother of an apparently newborn baby girl whose body was found wrapped in a blanket on a conveyor belt at a Victorville recycling center. A worker discovered the infant's body around 11:30 a.m....
  • Boy, 13, was shot seven times by Sonoma County deputy, report finds

    A 13-year-old boy killed by a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy while carrying a pellet gun that resembled an assault rifle was shot seven times, according to a preliminary coroner's report. Two of the rounds that struck Andy Lopez were fatal. One hit...
  • Apparent water main break floods Tarzana neighborhood

    Apparent water main break floods Tarzana neighborhood
    An apparent water main break Thursday evening flooded streets and homes in Tarzana, fire officials told KTLA-TV Channel 5. Water was coursing through a street near Brewster and Topeka drives, helicopter video showed. Fire officials said the main burst...
  • L.A. Supt. John Deasy says he'll talk more after his job evaluation

    L.A. Supt. John Deasy says he'll talk more after his job evaluation
    L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy said he will have more to say about his future with the school system Tuesday, after he is evaluated by the Board of Education. In the meantime, Deasy said, he has not submitted a letter of resignation. School board...