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  • Brazil to announce budget cuts with new economic team: Folha

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's new, still unconfirmed economic team is preparing budget cuts for 2015 that will be announced next week, newspaper Folha de S. Paulo reported on Sunday. The paper did not give an amount for the...
  • Donald F. Steiner 1930-2014

    Donald F. Steiner 1930-2014
    Dr. Donald F. Steiner, a University of Chicago faculty member since 1960, did ground-breaking research on insulin that included the discovery of what he called proinsulin, a finding that has improved the lives of people with diabetes around the world....
  • Girls swimming state notes: Downers Grove North still afloat

    Girls swimming state notes: Downers Grove North still afloat
    During what was supposed to be a down season, Downers Grove North will not go away. The Trojans came within 3 1/2 points of beating New Trier for the team title in 2013. They graduated arguably the most talented senior class in program history —...
  • Banker to be named Brazil finance minister: newspapers

    By Alonso Soto BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will name banker Joaquim Levy as her new finance minister, three leading newspapers reported on Friday, signaling a shift toward more market-friendly policies that could breathe life...
  • House GOP sues Obama over health care law

    WASHINGTON After months of threats and delays, House Republicans on Friday finally filed their lawsuit against the Obama administration over the 4-year-old Affordable Care Act, charging that the White House had exceeded its authority on key elements of...
  • New data fuels doctors’ demands to rewrite U.S. heart guidelines

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Controversial heart disease prevention guidelines that abandoned specific targets for reducing "bad" LDL cholesterol are under fresh assault after a major study highlighted the benefits of taking LDL to very low levels. Guidelines...
  • Ditka? Halas? Trestman? Ranking 10 best Bears coaches

    Ditka? Halas? Trestman? Ranking 10 best Bears coaches
    Lance Briggs weighed in with his three all-time greatest Bears coaches this week when he ranked George Halas, Mike Ditka and Lovie Smith at the top. This reporter has been around here a little longer than Briggs. In fact, Halas once invited me to sit...
  • Rachel Tejada leading Illinois State in soccer tournament

    Rachel Tejada leading Illinois State in soccer tournament
    Postseason play in football, soccer and cross-country is fully underway in all NCAA and NAIA divisions this weekend, and several Chicago area schools are in the mix. Some tournament tidbits: -- Senior Rachel Tejada, the leading goal scorer in Missouri...
  • Mike Nichols, award-winning American director, dies at 83

    (Reuters) - Mike Nichols, a nine-time Tony Award winner on Broadway and the Oscar-winning director of influential films such as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," "The Graduate," and "Carnal Knowledge," died on Wednesday at age 83. The prolific director...
  • Another Latin showdown over 'Pax vobiscum — unless it's tecum'

    Another Latin showdown over 'Pax vobiscum — unless it's tecum'
    On Tuesday, as the Archdiocese of Chicago changed leaders, we revived a spirited (not spiritual) debate over Latin usage. Several readers emailed or called to protest the headline atop a Tribune editorial: "Pax vobiscum, Cardinal George." These erudite...
  • U of C: Feds investigate threatening Facebook hack

    U of C: Feds investigate threatening Facebook hack
    A group of University of Chicago students who petitioned the school to address its alleged “culture of racial intolerance” are now facing threats of violence that federal authorities are investigating. This week, the Facebook account of a...