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Bear that wandered yards near Los Angeles moved to forest

February 21, 2020

MONROVIA, Calif. (AP) — A big, old bear wandered a Los Angeles foothill suburb Friday, drawing curious onlookers and news media before wildlife authorities removed it.The bear sluggishly ambled along streets and into backyards in Monrovia, which sits...

Takes a village: Bear ‘foster mom’ raises cub saved by dog

February 13, 2020

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — An orphaned black bear cub has been placed with a substitute mother this week after being saved by a dog and brought to safety.The rescue effort unfolded after the dog turned up at its owner's home in Washington County with a cub...

Trump administration moves ahead on shrinking Utah monuments

By BRADY McCOMBS | February 6, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. government implemented final management plans Thursday for two national monuments in Utah that President Donald Trump downsized more than two years ago that ensure lands previously off-limits to energy development will...

Berlin zoo’s panda twins take their 1st public tumbles

January 29, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Pit and Paule, the new star attractions at Berlin's zoo, have made their first foray into the limelight, climbing and tumbling around their cub-proof indoor enclosure to the delight of the cameras.Keepers had prepared the glass-enclosed...

Berlin zoo prepares panda cubs for their big day out

January 27, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Two baby pandas born at Berlin's zoo have been chipped and checked in preparation for their first public outing in a few days, officials said Monday.The zoo said the 5-month-old cubs, nicknamed Pit and Paule, were injected with a tiny...

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) passes against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

Injuries headlined week two of NFL

By Matt Boecker | September 18, 2019

DeKALB — Injuries to two cornerstone players and defensive back drama defined this week in the NFL. Carolina Panthers struggles continue, losing nine of their previous 10 gamesIn the offseason, the Carolina Panthers tried converting dual-threat QB...

Drivers encouraged to purchase Chicago team license plates

Drivers encouraged to purchase Chicago team license plates

By Northern Star staff | October 28, 2016

Jesse White, Illinois Secretary of State, encourages sports fans to support the Cubs by purchasing Cubs themed license plates.Each Chicago team license plate sale or renewal, including the Cubs, donates $25 to the Professional Sports Teams Education Fund,...

NIU football: Da’Ron Brown runs routes for NFL scouts at Pro Day

By Frank Gogola | March 6, 2015

Running routes is what Da’Ron Brown’s all about.Brown, former Huskies wide receiver, ran routes and did position drills during NIU’s Pro Day on Friday at the Chessick Practice Center.“I’m pretty sure they [the scouts] would say I probably have...

Quarterback Jordan Lynch scans and prepares to launch the ball downfield during Saturdays game against Central Michigan.

Lynch headed to Canadian league

By Frank Gogola | January 15, 2015

After calling himself a NIU Huskie and a Chicago Bear — albeit briefly — quarterback Jordan Lynch can now call himself an Edmonton Eskimo.Lynch signed a three-year contract with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League on Wednesday. He...

NIU football a beacon of light in a dark football city

December 16, 2014

Part of me thought the playoff-eliminated Chicago Bears (5-9) would come out and play for pride against the equally struggling New Orleans Saints (6-8) Monday at Soldier Field in Chicago.Sadly, it became apparent the Bears had more or less checked out...

BSU gets supplemental funding from SA Senate

By Betsy Mathew | April 7, 2014

Student Association Senate passed a resolution to provide $8,925 in supplemental funding to the Black Student Union at Senate’s Sunday meeting.The BSU is an umbrella organization that supports at least 22 organizations on campus.“We focus on unity...

Key departures could bring change for the Bears in new season

By Thomas Hiley III | April 9, 2013

This upcoming season for the Bears will be somewhat different from those of recent years due to some key departures. Those departures include former head coach Lovie Smith and Bears middle linebacker Brain Urlacher. With these big time departures it is...