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Astros power past Yanks for 3-1 ALCS lead, Verlander up next
Astros power past Yanks for 3-1 ALCS lead, Verlander up next

Certainly, the Houston Astros have confidence for good reason on the brink of another World Series. ''It's Justin Verlander,'' reliever Ryan Pressly said. George Springer and Carlos Correa each hit three-run homers and the Astros got another wild ace off the hook to beat the disheveled

Trump, in Texas, bashes Democrats as
Trump, in Texas, bashes Democrats as 'crazy,' unpatriotic

President Donald Trump tried to turn impeachment rancor into a political rallying cry Thursday, using a Texas rally to bash Democrats as "crazy" and unpatriotic as they push forward with their investigations. The comments come as the House continues its quickly unfolding inquiry into Trump

Most overrated? Mattis laughs off Trump barb at charity gala
Most overrated? Mattis laughs off Trump barb at charity gala
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  • 2019-10-18 02:46:44Z

Former Defense Secretary James Mattis hit back at his old boss at a white-tie gala in New York on Thursday, saying that he's not just an overrated general, he's the greatest overrated general. Mattis made the joking remarks at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a day after

Hinch: Astros will come off field if fans throw objects
Hinch: Astros will come off field if fans throw objects

Astros manager AJ Hinch says he will remove his team from the field if fans at Yankee Stadium again throw objects at Houston players. Right fielder Josh Reddick said fans tossed water bottles, baseballs and other objects debris at him during Game 3 on Tuesday night. ''I will pull the team off the field if we get in that situation again where bottles are being thrown and balls are being thrown and it becomes unruly,'' Hinch said Thursday before Game 4.

Rick Perry resigns as Donald Trump
Rick Perry resigns as Donald Trump's energy secretary amid Ukraine scrutiny

Energy Secretary Rick Perry, the former Texas governor who has faced scrutiny over President Donald Trump's interactions with Ukraine, has resigned.

Energy Secretary Perry resigning at end of year, Trump says
Energy Secretary Perry resigning at end of year, Trump says

Energy Secretary Rick Perry will leave his job by the end of the year, President Donald Trump said Thursday. Perry, 69, a former Texas governor, has been energy secretary since March 2017, making him one of the longest-serving members of Trump's Cabinet, which has seen huge turnover. Trump told reporters he "knew six months ago" that Perry wanted to leave by the end of the year.

The Latest: Probe after Chicago chief found lying in car
The Latest: Probe after Chicago chief found lying in car
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  • 2019-10-17 22:36:12Z

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has asked the department to investigate his actions after he was found lying down in a car near his home. Police department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says Johnson indicated he parked his car after feeling lightheaded. The 59-year-old Johnson underwent kidney transplant surgery in August 2017.

Washington Group Fighting Affirmative Action Used Proud Boys As Guards
Washington Group Fighting Affirmative Action Used Proud Boys As Guards

John Rudoff/GettyAn anti-affirmative action campaign used members of the Proud Boys for security-and is now claiming it didn't realize its protection team was an organization labeled a hate group.On Nov. 5, voters in Washington state are set to decide on the future of Referendum 88, a measure that would allow affirmative action hiring in public jobs. The measure has support from civil rights groups like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), but faces opposition from a state veterans group and the organization Washington Asians for Equality, which claims the measure would lead to preferential treatment for some...

Doing it for the 'gram? Royal Caribbean says no to that, bans guest from ever sailing again

Doing it for the 'gram? Royal Caribbean Cruises doesn't seem to think that's a good idea, particularly when it's dangerous.

US envoy says Giuliani was given role on Ukraine policy
US envoy says Giuliani was given role on Ukraine policy

The U.S. ambassador to the European Union said Thursday that President Donald Trump instructed him and other envoys to work with his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, on Ukraine policy and that he was "disappointed" by the directive and disagreed with it. Gordon Sondland's closed-door testimony

Want the real truth about slavery? Try these books, movies for kids, adults and teachers
Want the real truth about slavery? Try these books, movies for kids, adults and teachers

From TV series to novels, here's how historians say you can learn about slavery. We have material for all ages, plus tips for teachers or parents.

Mike Pence announces that Turkey agreed to a five-day cease-fire in its Syria assault
Mike Pence announces that Turkey agreed to a five-day cease-fire in its Syria assault

Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo land in Turkey to salvage U.S. interests in Syria.

Rep. Elijah Cummings, Capitol Hill veteran and Maryland Democrat, dies at age 68
Rep. Elijah Cummings, Capitol Hill veteran and Maryland Democrat, dies at age 68

As chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Cummings led multiple investigations of the president's governmental dealings.

Mick Mulvaney acknowledges Ukraine aid was withheld over investigation into Democrats
Mick Mulvaney acknowledges Ukraine aid was withheld over investigation into Democrats

Donald Trump's acting chief of staff said Thursday that aid to Ukraine was withheld because of the president's desire for Kiev to probe U.S. politics.

How Elijah Cummings
How Elijah Cummings' unexpected death could affect the impeachment inquiry

New York Democrat Carolyn Maloney takes over as chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee and will play a key role in the impeachment inquiry.

Adam Silver: Chinese government asked for Rockets GM Daryl Morey to be fired
Adam Silver: Chinese government asked for Rockets GM Daryl Morey to be fired

For a while, it was unclear whether Rockets general manager Daryl Morey would keep his job after tweeting support for Hong Kong protesters, who are trying to maintain and expand their freedom.

Trump envoy Jared Kushner to lead U.S. delegation to Israel
Trump envoy Jared Kushner to lead U.S. delegation to Israel

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner will lead a U.S. delegation to Israel at the end of the month to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Benny Gantz, a senior administration official said on Thursday. Kushner has been leading President Donald Trump's effort to develop a peace plan for Israelis and Palestinians. After proposing a $60 billion aid package for the region last summer, he has yet to unveil a proposed political plan that gets at the thorniest issues in the decades-old conflict, with Netanyahu struggling to form a governing coalition.

Mexico Throws $900 Million at Labor to Entice Democrats on USMCA
Mexico Throws $900 Million at Labor to Entice Democrats on USMCA

(Bloomberg) -- Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is pledging close to $1 billion to implement a law to improve labor conditions that U.S. Democrats say is key to passing a stalled North American trade accord.Mexico's Finance Ministry will ask lawmakers to boost the budget that was already presented to congress by $69 million for next year, Lopez Obrador stated in a letter he sent to U.S. Representative Richard Neal, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. He promised another $830 million over the following three years to fund the labor overhaul.The expensive pledges seem to be working, as both the White House and House Democrats are becoming increasingly upbeat about...

Pence Says US Will Withdraw New Turkey Sanctions Despite Bipartisan Opposition
Pence Says US Will Withdraw New Turkey Sanctions Despite Bipartisan Opposition

Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw existing Turkish sanctions and will not impose any additional ones after Turkey agreed to a five-day ceasefire with Kurdish forces in Syria.Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan for several hours on Thursday and agreed on the brief ceasefire agreement, which gives Kurdish fighters 120 hours to leave the 20-mile-wide occupied zone along the Turkey-Syria border."Once that is completed, Turkey has agreed to a permanent cease-fire," Pence said.Earlier Thursday, a pair of bipartisan senators introduced legislation to slap additional sanctions on Ankara as Turkey continues its...

White House says next G-7 to be held at a Trump golf resort
White House says next G-7 to be held at a Trump golf resort

The White House said Thursday it has chosen President Donald Trump's golf resort in Miami as the site for next year's Group of Seven summit. The announcement comes at the same time that the president has accused Joe Biden's family of profiting from public office because of Hunter Biden's business activities in Ukraine when his father was vice president. The idea of holding the event at Trump's resort has been criticized by government ethics watchdogs.

'Teachers are going out the door': 32,000+ educators in Chicago are on strike. Here's why

Chicago Public Schools teachers went on strike Thursday morning, seeking smaller class sizes, more support staff and a pay raise.

The Latest: Rights group blasts Venezuela seat on UN agency
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  • 2019-10-17 17:59:18Z

The government of President Nicolás Maduro is celebrating Venezuela's newly won seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council as a diplomatic victory amid an onslaught of criticism. Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said Thursday's U.N. vote followed a "fierce campaign." Some 50 organizations and nations campaigned in opposition to Maduro and his government over its rights record. Maduro's government has rejected recent criticism by the U.N.'s commissioner on human rights, who found cases of torture, sexual abuse and extrajudicial killings.

The Latest: Johnson sure UK lawmakers will pass Brexit deal
The Latest: Johnson sure UK lawmakers will pass Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he's confident that Parliament on Saturday will adopt the Brexit deal he reached with the European Union. Johnson's domestic rivals and even some crucial allies have said they won't back his Brexit deal. European Council President Donald Tusk says the Brexit deal will avoid "chaos and conflict" between the European Union and Britain.

The Latest: House committees set more impeachment interviews
The Latest: House committees set more impeachment interviews

Three House committees investigating impeachment have tentatively scheduled at least eight closed-door interviews next week, including one with Bill Taylor, the current top official at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine. The schedule includes a mix of State Department officials and White House aides who lawmakers believe can shed light on President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine.

GM contract: worker pay hikes, factory closings move forward
GM contract: worker pay hikes, factory closings move forward

A tentative four year contract with striking General Motors gives workers a mix of pay raises, lump sum payments and an $11,000 signing bonus. In return, the contract allows GM to proceed with factory closures in Lordstown, Ohio, Warren, Michigan, and near Baltimore. The Detroit Hamtramck plant which GM wanted to close will stay open and a new electric pickup truck will be built there.

White House: Next G-7 meeting will take place at Trump
White House: Next G-7 meeting will take place at Trump's Doral facility in Florida

President Donald Trump will host world leaders at a G-7 economic summit next year at his Doral golf resort in Miami, the White House announced Thursday.

Marine Corps admits misidentifying another WWII hero in iconic, flag-raising Iwo Jima photo
Marine Corps admits misidentifying another WWII hero in iconic, flag-raising Iwo Jima photo

Three historians using film footage from Mount Suribachi identified one of the six flag-raisers as Cpl. Harold 'Pie' Keller - not Pfc. Rene Gagnon.

More than half of Wisconsin vaping samples tested by FDA contain marijuana ingredient
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  • 2019-10-17 16:08:25Z

Vaping product samples from Wisconsin linked to a rash of serious lung injuries tested by U.S. health regulators showed that more than half contained THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, according to a summary of a preliminary report seen by Reuters. Of the THC-containing products, two-thirds also tested positive for Vitamin E acetate, a cutting agent believed to have been used to stretch the amount of THC oil, according to a summary of the report. Wisconsin is the first U.S. state to disclose results from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on its testing of samples collected in a public health crisis that has led to nearly 1,300 cases of a mysterious lung injury associated...

'Don't be a fool!' Donald Trump's letter 'binned' by Turkish president as Mike Pence attempts to broker ceasefire
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  • 2019-10-17 15:43:44Z

The United States faced further diplomatic humiliation on Thursday as it emerged that Recep Tayyip Erdogan "binned" a letter from Donald Trump asking him not to invade Syria and vowed to continue Turkey's operation there despite US calls for a ceasefire. News of the spectacular snub came as Mike Pence, the US vice president, flew into Ankara on an emergency mission to end Turkey's assault on formerly US-allied Kurdish forces and defuse a rapidly escalating diplomatic crisis between Nato's two largest armies.  The letter, dated October 9, the day the Turkish offensive began, was released by the White House on Wednesday in response to accusations that Mr Trump gave Mr Erdogan a "green...

Biden
Biden's most loyal supporters are starting to look elsewhere, according to a new Insider poll

Former Vice President Joe Biden has been steadily losing support since he announced his 2020 presidential bid last April.

Former Vice President Al Gore Says President Trump
Former Vice President Al Gore Says President Trump's Conviction After Impeachment Is Unlikely - But Not Impossible

"Listening to what president Trump has said out of his own mouth, when he publicly asks foreign governments to dig up dirt on one of his principal political opponents, that is an impeachable offense," Gore said

Anti-Trump businesswomen are nervous about Warren, and the Democratic debate didn
Anti-Trump businesswomen are nervous about Warren, and the Democratic debate didn't help

In her fight against corporate America, Warren is turning off a key group of voters who want to oust Donald Trump: the liberal women who work there.

Peter Navarro Invented an Expert for His Books, Based on Himself

Peter Navarro, a top White House trade adviser, has developed a reputation in Washington as a Rasputin-like China hawk who whispers anti-China musings in President Donald Trump's ear.This week, Washington learned about the mysterious anti-China voice that has long whispered in Navarro's ear:

Pence Pushes for a Cease-Fire Erdogan Doesn
Pence Pushes for a Cease-Fire Erdogan Doesn't Want: Syria Update
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  • 2019-10-17 14:42:26Z

(Bloomberg) -- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence started talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to demand a cease-fire in Syria hours after a Turkish official signaled the call will be rejected.President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops and stand aside when Turkey advanced into Syria has

Netanyahu
Netanyahu's Latest Call for Unity Government Is Quickly Rejected
  • World
  • 2019-10-17 14:37:51Z

(Bloomberg) -- Benjamin Netanyahu's main rival turned down the Israeli prime minister's renewed call to set aside political differences and join a national unity governmentNetanyahu has until late next week to form a ruling coalition or risk the country's president handing the mandate to former military

APNewsBreak: Billionaire governor
APNewsBreak: Billionaire governor's family farms get subsidy

A family business of West Virginia's billionaire governor has maxed out a taxpayer-funded subsidy program meant to help farmers through the U.S. trade war with China. Records reviewed by The Associated Press show Justice Farms of North Carolina, which is owned by the family of Gov. Jim Justice,

Mitch McConnell warns Republicans in private meeting that Trump
Mitch McConnell warns Republicans in private meeting that Trump's impeachment trial could start as soon as November

McConnell explained how the impeachment process would work during a private weekly lunch meeting with GOP lawmakers.

White House adviser says China agricultural purchases will depend partly on markets
White House adviser says China agricultural purchases will depend partly on markets

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Thursday that China's "serious commitment" to buy $40 billion to $50 billion worth of U.S. agricultural goods as part of a phase 1 trade deal would depend in part on private companies and market conditions. When asked if China had guaranteed

NYPD makes arrest in mass shooting that killed 1, wounded 11
NYPD makes arrest in mass shooting that killed 1, wounded 11
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  • 2019-10-17 13:48:39Z

New York City police arrested a 20-year-old man late Wednesday in connection with a mass shooting over the summer at a Brooklyn community festival that left one person dead and 11 wounded. Police said the gunman, Kyle Williams, was one of two people who opened fire - possibly shooting at each other - during the Old Timers Day gathering in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn on July 27. Flying bullets cut down partygoers as they fled the event, held annually as a reunion for people who grew up in Brownsville.

China detains 2 US citizens who ran teaching program
China detains 2 US citizens who ran teaching program

China said Thursday it detained two U.S. citizens on suspicion of organizing others to illegally cross the border, amid sharpening tensions between the sides over trade, technology and other sensitive issues. Police in the eastern province of Jiangsu arrested Alyssa Petersen and Jacob Harlan on Sept. 27 and Sept. 29, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said. "The department handling the case has informed the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai in a timely manner, arranged U.S. diplomats to conduct consular visits and protected the legitimate rights and interests of the two," Geng said at a regular press briefing.

Taco Bell sued by NJ couple over $2.18 dispute over Chalupa Cravings Boxes
Taco Bell sued by NJ couple over $2.18 dispute over Chalupa Cravings Boxes

A Middlesex Borough couple says they were charged $12.18 for two Chalupa Cravings Boxes which they say were advertised on a TV for $5 apiece.

US delegation seeking a cease-fire with Turkey and Kurds
US delegation seeking a cease-fire with Turkey and Kurds
  • World
  • 2019-10-17 11:53:53Z

A senior U.S. delegation faces the herculean task of pressuring Turkey to accept a cease-fire in Northern Syria, hours after President Donald Trump declared the U.S. has no stake in defending Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as America's partners against Islamic State extremists. Vice

Powerful Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings has died
Powerful Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings has died

Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper's son who rose to become the powerful chairman of a U.S. House committee that investigated President Donald Trump, died early Thursday of complications from longstanding health issues, his office said. Cummings was a formidable orator who passionately

Thunberg sets an example to teenage tennis star Gauff
Thunberg sets an example to teenage tennis star Gauff

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is leading a changing of the established order in how the young are now emboldened to speak up and not kowtow to their elders, said American teenage tennis sensation Coco Gauff. Gauff, aged just 15, has taken the women's tennis circuit by storm this year,

America
America's Coal Country Is Heading for Another Wave of Layoffs

(Bloomberg) -- The clearest sign yet that America's Coal County is headed for widespread job cuts: The amount of coal being produced per U.S. miner is at the lowest level in eight years.Productivity has slid 11% this year alone. The last time it was this low was in 2011, when coal companies ended up

Brexit Rally Eases as Traders Weigh Deal
Brexit Rally Eases as Traders Weigh Deal's Chances: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) -- Want the lowdown on European markets? In your inbox before the open, every day. Sign up here.U.S. equity futures advanced with European stocks on Thursday and the pound strengthened as a new Brexit deal was announced, though moves eased as investors assessed its chances of winning crucial

Former concentration camp guard, 93, goes on trial in Germany
Former concentration camp guard, 93, goes on trial in Germany

A 93-year-old former concentration camp guard arrived in court in a wheelchair on Thursday, in what could be one of Germany's last trials of Nazi war crimes. Bruno D., whose surname cannot be given for legal reasons, is accused of being an accessory to 5,230 murders in the final months of World War Two.

Nancy Pelosi took a photo that Trump tweeted to accuse her of having a
Nancy Pelosi took a photo that Trump tweeted to accuse her of having a 'meltdown' and made it her cover photo

The photo was taken at a meeting after the House voted to condemn the US withdrawal from Syria. Pelosi also said the president had a "meltdown."

Trump massively undermined Mike Pence
Trump massively undermined Mike Pence's mission to stop Turkey's invasion of Syria, saying publicly that it's none of his business

Pence is en route to Turkey to convince its president to stop his offensive on Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria. His boss isn't helping.

Elijah Cummings, U.S. civil rights icon who led House probe of Trump, dead at 68
Elijah Cummings, U.S. civil rights icon who led House probe of Trump, dead at 68

WASHINGTON - (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings, a civil rights champion who over the last quarter century became one of the most influential Democrats in Congress and a key figure in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, died on Thursday.

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