Defund the police or take their handcuffs off? Paul Vallas, Brandon Johnson deny controversial statements at public safety forum
Johnson and Vallas have tried to distance themselves from statements they've made in the past, Johnson on defunding police and Vallas on loosening restrictions on their conduct.chicagotribune.com
Who are Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson? Two candidates seek to be Chicago's next mayor after Lightfoot's loss
Who are Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson, the two candidates headed into an April runoff election to become Chicago's next mayor after putting an end to incumbent Mayor Lightfoot's one-term tenure?foxnews.com
Chicago mayor's race goes to runoff, Lightfoot loses
Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson will meet in a runoff to be the next mayor of Chicago after voters on Tuesday denied incumbent Lori Lightfoot a second term, issuing a rebuke to a leader who made history as head of the third-largest city in the U.S. (March 1)news.yahoo.com
Mayor Lori Lightfoot concedes defeat, setting stage for Chicago’s mayoral race to be between Brandon Johnson and Paul Vallas
Mayor Lori Lightfoot conceded defeat, ending her efforts for a second term and setting the stage for Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson to run against former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas for mayor.chicagotribune.com
Garza scores 33, No. 5 Iowa beats No. 16 Minnesota 86-71
Iowa center Luka Garza (55) celebrates with teammate Jordan Bohannon (3) after making a 3-point basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Minnesota, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Iowa City, Iowa. The Iowa senior guard had 19 points and a career-high 14 assists, Luka Garza had 33 points and the No. “If it wasn’t for Luka making his layups, I wouldn’t have 14 assists,” Bohannon said. Minnesota (10-4, 3-4) rallied from a 63-45 deficit to get within five twice late in the second half. The 1,000th point came on a free throw with 17:48 left in the second half.
Minnesota takes down No. 4 Iowa 102-95 with 3-point spree
Iowa guard Joe Wieskamp (10) and Minnesota guard Gabe Kalscheur (22) vie for the ball in overtime of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)MINNEAPOLIS – Brandon Johnson made all four his 3-point attempts in overtime and finished with 26 points and nine rebounds, leading Minnesota's late surge to upset No. They trailed by seven points with 44 seconds left in regulation and outscored the Hawkeyes 29-15 the rest of the way. Then Carr hit the tying 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds remaining, bringing the Gophers bench players leaping onto the court. Garza started gobbling up rebounds and turning them into gimme putbacks, and Iowa looked like it was in control.
The Latest: Global coronavirus case total tops 50 million
Johns Hopkins University’s coronavirus tracker reported more than 50.2 million COVID-19 cases globally as of Sunday. Coronavirus cases and deaths also continue to soar in the U.S., as they are in many countries. Health officials also reported 1,038 new confirmed and probable coronavirus cases, bringing the state’s total so far to nearly 122,000. Globally, there have been nearly 50 million positive cases and more than 1.2 million deaths from COVID-19. With those adjustments and the latest reported cases, the statewide case total reached 53,671 with 1,104 deaths.
The Latest: Alaska hits daily new coronavirus case record
(AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Alaska on Saturday reported hitting a daily record in new coronavirus cases. ———MILAN – Italy registered a record 39,811 daily confirmed coronavirus cases on Saturday. — Nebraska reported a record 2,681 coronavirus cases and a record 748 people in the hospital. The world reached 400,000 daily confirmed cases on Oct. 15; 500,000 on Oct. 26, and 600,000 on Friday. The global death toll hit a daily record of 11,024 confirmed deaths on Wednesday.