Carol Ann Usher-Fasano

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Apple is about to hold the biggest event it's had in years — here's what to expect

It's an announcement we've been expecting for months; Apple has held press events to introduce its newest smartphone to the world every September since 2012.<p>But what makes this event different is that analysts and industry watchers are expecting the company to talk about more than just its new …

Apple Watch

Orange Is the New Black's third season has a Piper problem

<i>Orange Is the New Black</i>’s third season opens on the eve of Mother’s Day. Motherhood and what it means has weighed heavily on the inmates of Litchfield over the past two seasons, and now it’s used both to reintroduce the characters we’ve come to love and remind us of the inherent tragedy in their …

4 things you need to know about the new season of 'Orange Is the New Black'

It's once again time to do some time at Litchfield Prison.<p><i>Orange Is the New Black</i> premieres its entire third season Friday at midnight PT in a moment …

Cavs Hang on, Go Up, 2-1

Cleveland Cavaliers

Lady Gaga Meets Prince Harry

Lady Gaga

Windows 10, with Cortana, Edge and Xbox gaming, is coming July 29

The newest version of<p>Microsoft Windowsarrives July 29.<p>Microsoft announced the launch date for Windows 10 on Monday. Upgrading to the major new edition of its operating system will be free for most consumers with a Windows 8 or Windows 7 machine. (Microsoft skipped a version 9.)<p>Highlights include …

Software

Lake Michigan shipwreck could contain gold treasure, divers say

Could the lost Confederate gold treasure that was stolen after the Civil War be buried somewhere in northern Lake Michigan? Two Muskegon treasure …

Earthquake hits Downstate Illinois

A 3.4-magnitude earthquake hit Downstate Illinois Friday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.<p>The earthquake occurred around 7:30 p.m. …

U.S. Geological Survey

US says anthrax shipments wider than previously thought

The US military has said that it discovered even more suspected shipments of live anthrax to research laboratories than previously thought, both within the country and abroad, prompting a thorough review of its practises.<p>In a statement issued on Friday evening, the Pentagon said 24 laboratories in …

Environmental Health

Latest on flooding: Obama signs Texas disaster declaration

11:30 p.m. (CDT)<p>President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for Texas after severe flooding this week.<p>The White House said Obama …

Weather

Hillary Clinton in Chicago for fundraising events

Hillary Clinton's two days of fundraising in Chicago began with an event at a Lincoln Park home Tuesday night. Two other fundraisers are scheduled …

Sprint, Verizon customers may be eligible for refund

If you are a Sprint or Verizon customer, you might be eligible for a refund.<p>Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and other attorneys general …

Man takes lifesaving leap from burning home in Niles

A suburban man trapped on the second story of his burning home survived by jumping into a makeshift tarp held by two Good Samaritans.<p>The cause of the …

Chicago doctor treats Nepal earthquake victims outside Kathmandu

A local doctor who helped treat Nepal earthquake victims is back in Chicago, sharing stories and pictures from the disaster.<p>Dr. Victoria Brander, a …

Amtrak train exceeded 100 mph before derailment, NTSB says

Preliminary information shows that an Amtrak train was going more than twice the speed limit when it derailed in Philadelphia's Port Richmond …

Why Bruce Jenner's Interview Could Be a Watershed Moment

Bruce Jenner, the Olympic gold medalist and <i>Keeping Up With the Kardashians</i> TV personality, has been the subject of intense media scrutiny lately, …

Will Smith reflects on his career, gun issues and racism

Will Smith has learned a lot in his more than 30 years in showbiz, and has seen plenty of success, but he has also seen his fair-share of failures. But none was harder for him to handle than when his movie with his son Jaden “After Earth” bombed at the box office.<p>“That was a valuable lesson for me …

Michael Douglas: My son experienced anti-Semitism in Europe

The recent rise of anti-Semitism in Europe hits close to home for Michael Douglas, and the actor revealed in a passionate Op-Ed for the Los Angeles Times that his son personally experienced anti-Semitism while the family traveled abroad last summer.<p>In the Op-Ed, Douglas calls on religious leaders, …

Obama library to be built in Chicago

The Barack Obama Presidential Center will be built on Chicago's South Side, the Barack Obama Foundation officially announced Tuesday.<p>Watch the full …

Could your GPS be leading you into danger?

The ABC7 I-Team is uncovering flaws with mapping and navigation systems. In one recent case, GPS is blamed for contributing to a deadly crash in our …

Faces of doom: what reporters look like delivering horrific news – in pictures

Some bite their lips, some appear in agony, and some flash full smiles … Jure Kastelic freeze-frames anchors in the very second they become the bearers of bad news. Here are his disturbing images, and the death stories they’re delivering

Lips

A History of American Idol: In Pictures

David Archuleta

Chris Rock, Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz to Guest Star In Empire Season 2

Fox’s hottest new show, hip-hop drama <i>Empire</i>, has signed up some huge names to guest star in season two.<p>The network announced Monday in New York that …

Inside Country Music's Conflicted Relationship With Religion

With country in the midst of a never-ending keg party, how does a genre rooted in God keep its Savior in the mix?<p>Summer is typically party-jam season …

Country Music

Wild West: Warriors must navigate loaded playoff field

Stephen Curry and his Golden State Warriors pals have the inside track in the Western Conference.<p>Let's <i>at least</i> give them that much respect as we debate the Western Conference side of these NBA playoffs.<p>They dominated in semi-historic fashion this season, finishing with the eighth-largest …

Basketball