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Elite colleges with application drop can only blame themselves

Don’t shed a tear for schools like Emerson College, Harvard University and other elite institutions seeing applications drop: they did it to themselves. Harvard received 54,008 applicants for the class of 2028, down 5% from the year before, it was…

Bulls begin the offseason changes, trading Alex Caruso to Thunder for Josh Giddey

Changes were coming. Bulls executive vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas made that loud and clear in his end-of-season interview in April after watching his team get eliminated again in the play-in tournament. That first domino fell Thursday. Bulls…

Homes Are Unaffordable… Unless You’re Homeless in L.A.

The Establishment Finally Admits: Homes Are Unaffordable “Home prices up a whopping 47% since early 2020,” notes Breitbart News The Wall Street Journal Fox News far-left NPR. “According to tabulations in a newly released report by the Harvard Joint Center…

White Sox shortstop Paul DeJong’s appreciation for game at all-time high

Like many players before him, White Sox shortstop Paul DeJong has experienced the highs and lows of a major-league career. There was the splashy arrival on the scene with the Cardinals, for whom he was second in National League Rookie…

Robert Crimo III expected to change plea in Highland Park shooting

Robert Crimo III is expected to change his plea next week, almost two years after he allegedly opened fire at the Highland Park Independence Day parade, killing seven people and wounding dozens of others. Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart…

Chilling pre-9/11 video released of alleged suspects casing the Capitol in Washington, D.C. [+see video]

The release of a chilling pre-9/11 video “rewrites everything Americans” have been told about the terror attacks that murdered nearly 3,000 in one day and is still claiming others stricken with cancer from working on the toxic Twin Towers pile….

Steve Bannon’s bid to delay 4-month prison sentence rejected by appeals court

Supreme Court upholds Trump-era tax law Supreme Court upholds Trump-era tax on foreign earnings 04:50 A federal appeals court panel on Thursday rejected longtime Donald Trump ally Steve Bannon’s bid to stay out of prison while he fights his conviction…

Missouri AG Will Sue New York for ‘Lawfare Against President Trump’

Andrew Bailey, attorney general for the state of Missouri, announced on Thursday that his office will be suing the state of New York for its “lawfare against” former President Donald Trump. “I will be filing suit against the State of…

Sterling Bay Lincoln Park, Halsted Landing projects advance through Chicago Plan Commission

City Council’s practice of deferring to the local alderperson on developments in their ward is being challenged in Lincoln Park. Chicago Plan Commission approved on Thursday a zoning amendment for 1840 N. Marcey St., where local developer Sterling Bay is…

Latest cease-fire proposal hinges on Netanyahu and Hamas’ leader

TEL AVIV, Israel — The fate of the proposed cease-fire deal for Gaza hinges in many ways on two men: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamas’ leader in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar. Each leader faces significant political and personal pressures…

Charges dropped against most of Columbia University’s Hamilton Hall protesters

Charges dropped against many arrested after occupying Columbia’s Hamilton Hall Charges dropped against many arrested after occupying Columbia’s Hamilton Hall 01:05 NEW YORK — Charges were dropped Thursday against most of the Columbia University students and staff who were arrested…

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen visits Atlanta to make fentanyl combating announcement

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen (center) speaks to business leaders in Atlanta about combating fentanyl trafficking.Credit: Sarah Kallis / GPB News U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen visited Atlanta on Thursday to announce efforts to combat fentanyl trafficking. Yellen said the treasury…

Biden campaign targets Latino voters for Copa América, Trump team says effort is “a waste of time and money”

One of the highest viewership men’s soccer tournaments in the world, Copa América, kicked off Thursday and the Biden campaign is seizing on the opportunity to engage and mobilize Latino voters across the U.S. The Biden-Harris reelection team will host…

Gold bars and Sen. Bob Menendez’s online searches take central role at bribery trial

Prosecutors on Thursday showed jurors at Sen. Bob Menendez’s trial multiple instances when he researched the value of gold as he tried to help a New Jersey businessman who authorities say bribed him with gold and cash. The evidence about…

Phone hex: Children need a breather from their devices, social media

As far as I’m concerned, they can’t put warning labels on social media websites soon enough. Indeed, I’d go a lot further. I’d consider banning smartphones altogether for children under 16. Me, I’m so old I can remember when what…

Person in custody in killing of 7-year-old Jai’Mani Amir Rivera: CPD

A person was taken into police custody Thursday in connection to the fatal shooting of 7-year-old Jai’Mani Amir Rivera on the city’s Near West Side, according to Chicago police. Additional details weren’t available Thursday evening, and Cook County court records…

White House perplexed by Netanyahu claims that U.S. is withholding weapons

The White House, State Department, and Pentagon say they do not know what Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was talking about when he said this week that Secretary of State Antony Blinken was working to remove “bottlenecks” holding up weapons…

Archaeologists find 2,000-year-old wine in Spanish tomb: “Oldest wine ever discovered”

Archeologists have found an urn of wine that is more than 2,000 years old, making it the “oldest wine ever discovered,” researchers said in a new study. The glass funerary urn was found in a Roman tomb in Carmona, Spain,…

Trump proposes green cards for foreign grads of US colleges, departing from anti-immigrant rhetoric – Boston Herald

By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON (Associated Press) MIAMI (AP) — Former President Donald Trump said in an interview posted on Thursday he wants to give automatic green cards to foreign students who graduate from U.S. colleges, a sharp departure from the…

The best deals to shop during Walmart Plus Week, happening now

Apple Walmart Plus Week is here, and that means there are plenty of major savings across a variety of categories. It’s the sale of the summer while we wait for Amazon Prime Day to come along. From now through June 23,…

How one county is reimagining libraries, from teaching kitchens to woodworking shops

The first public library in the U.S. dates back to 1790 in Franklin, Massachusetts. Today, in the age of e-reading and other technological developments, the modern library faces a new set of challenges. Despite these hurdles, several libraries across the…

Hot sleeper? Rest easy with the best cooling mattresses of 2024

Getty Images Summer is officially here. Are you ready for the heat? Hot weather may go well with all those exciting outside plans you have lined up in the coming months, but things get less fun (and more humid) once…

Pilsen ‘serial polluter’ Sims Metal should not get city permit, groups say

Community groups are urging the city to hold off on giving an operating permit to a Pilsen scrap metal business until the owner proves the operation will reduce harmful air emissions. Ahead of a community meeting Friday night, multiple organizations…

NJ Transit and Amtrak commuters face Penn Station meltdown for 2nd time this week

For the second time this week, NJ Transit and Amtrak riders commuting into and out of New York’s Penn Station are scrambling to move through the region. According to the transit agencies, overhead wire issues and a brush fire in…

Cruise ship rescues 68 migrants adrift in Atlantic

A cruise ship rescued 68 people adrift on a fishing boat off the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, the cruise operator, Oceania Cruises, said Thursday. The ship, the Insignia, was near the end of a 180-day trip around the…

Border Patrol arrests are down 25% since asylum restrictions

WASHINGTON — The number of arrests by Border Patrol agents of people illegally crossing into the United States fell in May to the third lowest of any month during the Biden presidency, while preliminary figures released Thursday show encounters with…

Lincoln Park housing project advances despite alderman’s opposition

Mayor Brandon Johnson’s administration broke a City Hall taboo Thursday, advancing a massive development despite opposition from the local alderman. The Chicago Plan Commission, dominated by Johnson appointees, voted 11-1 to recommend a 615-unit Lincoln Park housing complex near the…

NYC has a new plan to fix an ailing BQE section. Construction won’t begin until 2029.

New York City transportation officials on Thursday unveiled a new vision to fix a defective section of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway — and said they plan to push back the long-planned rebuild until at least 2029. The latest plan by the…

“CBS Evening News” headlines for Thursday, June 20, 2024

“CBS Evening News” headlines for Thursday, June 20, 2024 – CBS News Watch CBS News Here’s a look at the top stories making headlines on the “CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell.” Be the first to know Get browser notifications…

Israeli prime minister, military spokesman at odds over Hamas comments

Israeli prime minister, military spokesman at odds over Hamas comments – CBS News Watch CBS News There appears to be a growing rift between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a top Israeli military official. This comes after Rear Adm….

‘Cult Leader’ Trump Doesn’t Believe His Own Lies

MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace said Thursday on “Deadline” that former President Donald Trump was a “cult leader” who does not believe his own lies. Wallace said, “Trump knew all along, right? That he lost, even though he’s raged for four…

Temps in the 80s, chance for rain and thunderstorms

The heat will finally be gone as Celtics fans line the championship parade route, but it’s still going to feel quite sticky out there during the victory celebration on Friday. The heat wave is thankfully ending for the Boston-area, as…

Bears’ electronic billboard can remain in Arlington Heights following ‘good faith’ approval – Chicago Tribune

An electronic billboard towering near the former site of Arlington International Racecourse, which the Chicago Bears now owns, will stay up another year – over one village trustee’s objection, despite the town’s ban on such advertising and because it could…

Gold bars and Sen. Bob Menendez’s curiosity about their price takes central role at bribery trial – Boston Herald

By LARRY NEUMEISTER (Associated Press) NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors showed jurors at Sen. Bob Menendez ’s trial on Thursday multiple instances when he researched the value of gold as he tried to help a New Jersey businessman who authorities…

2 men shot, 1 fatally in Chicago’s Lower West Side

A man was killed and another was critically wounded in a shooting in the Lower West Side Thursday morning. The men, 21 and 24, were in the 2300 block of West 24th Street when someone opened fire around 10:25 a.m.,…

Border Patrol reports arrests are down 25% since Biden announced new asylum restrictions – Boston Herald

By REBECCA SANTANA (Associated Press) WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of arrests by Border Patrol agents of people illegally crossing into the United States fell in May to the third lowest of any month during the Biden presidency, while preliminary…

Two Venezuelan Men Charged with Murder of 12-Year-Old Jocelyn Nungaray

Two men, initially from Venezuela, are accused of strangling and raping 12-year-old Jocelyn Nungaray and leaving her for dead in a Houston, Texas, creek. Johan Jose Rangel Martinez, 21 years old, and Franklin Jose Pena Ramos, 26 years old, were arrested and…

Thousands celebrate Juneteenth at City Springs in Sandy Springs

Cici Miller of Riverwood High School participated in an art project that was part of the Juneteenth celebration. Using a special app, viewers of her artwork were able to see her artwork “come to life” with animation in the augmented…

Family of man killed in U of C scaffolding collapse files lawsuit

The family of a construction worker who fell to his death at the University of Chicago Medical Center earlier this month has filed a lawsuit claiming the construction companies improperly secured scaffolding with plywood and nails. The lawsuit was filed…

Here’s were it’s going to cost more to cool your home this summer

Home cooling costs in the U.S. are expected to rise along with the temperature this summer, further straining household budgets. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) is forecasting that residential electricity bills from June through August will average $173 per month, about…

June’s full Strawberry Moon arrives with summer solstice

The start of summer is bringing a full moon along with it. Astronomy fans can look up and see the Strawberry Moon from Thursday night through Sunday morning as June’s full moon rises. June’s full moon will reach peak illumination…

Republican Tim Sheehy in Dead Heat with Democrat Jon Tester in Montana Senate Race

The Montana Senate race between Trump-backed Republican Tim Sheehy and Sen. John Tester (D-MT) is a dead heat, according to what is reportedly a Republican internal poll conducted by Public Opinion Strategies. The poll, which first appeared to surface through…

Forward Party makes its way into Massachusetts, files for political designation status

Sick of the partisanship they found on both the left and right, a group of voters have gathered the small number of signatures required to add the Forward Party as a declarable political designation in Massachusetts. By doing so, according…

Israeli-owned bakery in Emory Village faces antisemitic intimidation

About 50 Jewish and Israeli community members gathered in front of Ali’s Cookies in Emory Village on April 25 during protests on the university campus. (Photo by Logan C. Ritchie) Credit: Logan C. Ritchie Emory Village bakery Ali’s Cookies has…

Manhattan DA drops criminal cases against 30 Columbia student protesters

A Manhattan judge on Thursday dismissed and sealed 30 criminal cases against students and staff at Columbia University accused of occupying a campus building during a demonstration against the Israel-Hamas war this spring. Nearly 300 people were arrested at protests…

15 shot during Juneteenth celebration in Oakland, California

OAKLAND, Calif. — Fifteen people were shot during a Juneteenth celebration in Oakland, California, police said Thursday. The violence broke out Wednesday night during an event at Lake Merritt that was largely peaceful, with as many as 5,000 in attendance,…

Joe Mazzulla took Celtics coaches on duck boat tour before season

Celtics “We did one at the beginning of the year. We’re gonna end with one.” Joe Mazzulla is no stranger to the duck boats in Boston. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images) Joe Mazzulla and the rest of the Celtics will…

Former Boston police officers sentenced for overtime fraud scheme

Crime The two are among 10 officers convicted of participating in the scheme. A former officer and a former sergeant with the Boston Police Department were sentenced this week for their involvement in an overtime fraud scheme that amounted to…

Sword-Wielding Chinese Soldiers Seize Filipino Ship in Its Own Waters, Forcing Bare-Handed Brawl

The Chinese Communist regime admitted on Wednesday that it used force to board Filipino ships and force them out of the Philippines’ territorial waters, an act of piracy the Chinese touted as a “police action” because the Filipinos entered an…

Red Sox’ future in good hands with stacked Sea Dogs roster

Red Sox “I couldn’t love my teammates any more than I do now.” Kyle Teel, Roman Anthony, and Marcelo Mayer are all expected to be franchise fixtures in Boston by 2025. Ken McGagh for The Boston Globe PORTLAND, Maine — Krisitan…