Chicago marchers call for voters to turn out
CHICAGO — Thousands of people marched through downtown Chicago to express their displeasure at President Trump and encourage voters to go to the polls for next month’s midterm election.
The march took place Saturday after a rally in Grant Park organized by Women’s March Chicago. The group dubbed the event March to the Polls.
A sea of people took to the streets, chanting “Let’s go vote!” as they walked from Grant Park to Federal Plaza. Some voters cast ballots at nearby early-voting sites. Chicago is a Democratic stronghold.
Organizers say enthusiasm is high, particularly since the confirmation of Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh was accused of sexual assault but he denies the allegations.
A women’s march days after Trump’s inauguration filled the 300-acre Grant Park.
William Coors dies;
led brewer for 41 years
William “Bill” Coors, the former chairman of Adolph Coors Co. and grandson of the brewing company’s founder, died at 102.
Molson Coors Brewing Co. said he died Saturday at his home in Golden, Colorado. Coors began his career with the company in 1939 and was chairman from 1959 to 2000, helping it grow from a regional brewer into one of the world’s largest. He was also an official beer taste tester for the company and continued to taste test until his 100th birthday.
After earning chemical-engineering degrees from Princeton University, Coors helped the company develop and introduce the modern aluminum beverage can in 1959. The company said he also started one of the country’s first employee wellness centers.
Coors is survived by three children, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
District of Columbia
Hillary Clinton loses security clearance
WASHINGTON — The State Department says former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s security clearance has been withdrawn at her request.
Clearances for five other people Clinton designated as researchers have also been withdrawn, including for aide Cheryl Mills.
The State Department disclosed Clinton’s request in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The committee chairman, Sen. Chuck Grassley, authorized the letter’s disclosure after consultation with the department. The letter blacks out the names of four other Clinton researchers whose security clearances were withdrawn last month.
The Iowa Republican has been critical of Clinton’s handling of classified information and has urged administrative sanctions. The committee says the update on Clinton’s security clearance is part of an ongoing State Department review related to her use of a nongovernment email server.
Mourners pack funeral for 8 in NY limo crash
AMSTERDAM, N.Y. — Mourners at a funeral for four sisters and their family members killed in a New York limousine crash were assured Saturday that their loved ones can still see their tears and feel their heartache.
On a damp, chilly day, hundreds of people packed the pews of an old brick church in Amsterdam at the service for eight of the 20 people killed last Saturday when the limousine they hired for a 30th birthday celebration crashed.
The stretch limo barreled down a hill past a stop sign into another vehicle in the parking lot. All 17 passengers and the driver were killed, as well as two pedestrians standing in the parking lot.