• Donald Trump Nov 22, 2019

    China's Xi Says Beijing Wants Trade Deal With U.S., Can ‘Fight Back'

    President Xi Jinping said Friday that Beijing wants to work for a trade deal with the United States but is not afraid to “fight back” to protect its own interests. Echoing the upbeat tone adopted by other Chinese officials in recent days, Xi told a visiting U.S. business delegation that China holds a “positive attitude” about the trade talks. “As...

  • Chicago Oct 15, 2019

    Indiana Fire Kills Nearly 2,000 Competitive Racing Pigeons

    A fire at a northern Indiana facility has killed nearly 2,000 racing pigeons from around the world that were housed there for a race.

  • Chicago Oct 11, 2019

    Help Wanted! These Companies Around Chicago Are Hiring for the Holiday Season

    Holiday shopping is just around the corner and companies are hiring nationwide in preparation.

  • President Oct 7, 2019

    Registration Opens For 2020 Bank of America Chicago Half-Marathon, Shamrock Shuffle

    On your mark, get set … register! Registration opened Monday for two races next year: the 2020 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle and the newly announced Bank of America Chicago 13.1 half-marathon.

  • President Oct 3, 2019

    Bank of America Chicago Half-Marathon to Debut in June 2020

    There’s a new major race in Chicago next year. The Bank of America Chicago 13.1 will debut on Sunday, June 7, 2020, anchoring a three-day health and wellness festival on Chicago’s west side, race organizers announced Wednesday. The new half-marathon is described as a “running tour of Chicago’s West Side neighborhoods.”

  • Israel Sep 22, 2019

    Arab Lawmakers in Israel Endorse Gantz for Prime Minister

    The Arab bloc in Israel’s parliament abandoned its usual hands-off stance Sunday and endorsed former military chief Benny Gantz for prime minister, potentially giving him the edge over hard-line incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu. The historic move marked the first time in nearly three decades that the Arab parties backed a candidate for prime minster, reflecting their contempt for Netanyahu, who was...

  • President Sep 18, 2019

    Fast Questions With 2018 Chicago Marathon Champ Mo Farah

    The winner of the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Mo Farah, sits down with NBC 5 to answer a series of random questions about himself and a little quiz on Chicago! 

  • baseball Aug 24, 2019

    A Look at Iconic Announcers in NFL History

    While fans of some sports all have their favorite local announcers, the NFL has been much more of a shared viewing experience. With all games being shown on national networks rather than solely on local channels, the most memorable voices of football are universal. There were the early voices of the game such as Curt Gowdy and Ray Scott; the...

  • Donald Trump Aug 19, 2019

    Danish PM: Trump's Idea of Buying Greenland Is ‘Absurd'

    Greenland is not for sale and U.S. President Donald Trump’s idea of buying the semi-autonomous Danish territory in the Arctic from Denmark is “an absurd discussion,” Denmark’s prime minister said. Mette Frederiksen, who was visiting the world’s largest island to meet Premier Kim Kielsen, told reporters: “Greenland is not Danish. Greenland is Greenlandic. I persistently hope that this is not...

  • Associated Press Jul 28, 2019

    Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas After Protesters Defy Ban

    Hong Kong police on Saturday fired tear gas, swung batons and forcefully cleared out protesters who defied warnings not to march in a neighborhood where last weekend a mob apparently targeting demonstrators brutally attacked people in a train station. Protesters wearing all black streamed through the Yuen Long area, even though police refused to grant permission for the march, citing...

  • India Jul 20, 2019

    Want to Relax in Luxury? Report Ranks Top 100 Hotels in the World

    Want to know where you can relax in luxury? A newly released report ranks the top 100 hotels in the world.

  • director Jun 16, 2019

    'Romeo and Juliet' Director Franco Zeffirelli Dies at 96

    Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and extravagant productions, most famously captured in his cinematic “Romeo and Juliet” and the miniseries “Jesus of Nazareth,” died Saturday at 96. While Zeffirelli was most popularly known for his films, his name was also inextricably linked to the theater and opera. He produced classics for...

  • China Apr 18, 2019

    6.1M Quake Causes Light Damage in Taiwan's Capital, East Coast

    A strong earthquake shook eastern Taiwan on Thursday afternoon, causing scattered light damage in the capital and along the eastern coast. The 6.1 magnitude quake was centered northwest of the city of Hualien at a depth of nearly 12 miles, Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau said. Water pipes at the city’s train station burst and rail traffic was briefly suspended. Schools...

  • Eric Hinton Apr 5, 2019

    Winter is Here: ‘Game of Thrones' Stars Past and Present on Hand for Premiere

    The calendar may say spring… but have no doubt winter is finally, mercifully here. “Game of Thrones” stars past and present were on hand at Radio City Music Hall Wednesday night for a special screening of the Season 8 premiere, which marks the beginning of the end for the HBO franchise.

  • NBC Mar 20, 2019

    Danica Patrick to Join NBC's Indy 500 Team

    Danica Patrick will join NBC Sports’ inaugural coverage of the Indianapolis 500 as an analyst alongside host Mike Tirico.
    Patrick says her eighth appearance in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” prepped her for a return as a television personality.

  • New York Mar 18, 2019

    Voila! Hudson Yards, Manhattan's Newest $16 Billion Neighborhood, Is Officially Open

    New York City’s newest neighborhood — a whopping 14-acre, $16 billion real estate project with 100 retail stores called Hudson Yards — is officially open.

  • China Mar 15, 2019

    China's Premier Denies Beijing Tells Companies to Spy

    China’s premier denied Beijing tells its tech companies to spy abroad and promised Friday to treat foreign and domestic competitors equally, seeking to defuse tensions with Washington and Europe over technology, market access and other irritants. Premier Li Keqiang’s rejection of spying accusations at a news conference was the communist government’s highest-level effort to put to rest Western security concerns....

  • Chicago Mar 6, 2019

    Elon Musk Firm Pitched to Build Transit System in Las Vegas

    Entrepreneur Elon Musk’s dream of an express tunnel transit system could finally become a reality in Las Vegas after major setbacks in other cities. Las Vegas’ tourism agency announced Wednesday it is recommending that an enterprise backed by the divisive billionaire receive a contract to build and operate an underground tunnel system through which autonomous electric vehicles would whisk people...

  • Instagram Feb 9, 2019

    Thailand Puzzles Over Political Surprises From Royals

    A Thai political party swore loyalty to the king Saturday, a day after its stunning decision to nominate the monarch’s sister as its candidate for prime minister backfired when the king called the move inappropriate and unconstitutional. The statement of fealty comes as the country ponders a Friday whirlwind in which Princess Ubolratana Mahidol broke with tradition proscribing the monarchy’s...

  • President Dec 4, 2018

    Violent Protests in France Reveal a Hard-to-Heal Fracture

    A grassroots protest movement in France has ballooned and radicalized, unleashing anger that devastated the heart of Paris in weekend riots and revealed a fracture in the country between the haves and have-nots. Tough talk by unpopular President Emmanuel Macron, who has been roundly blamed for the chaos, isn’t likely to mend the growing sense of social injustice. Discontent about...

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