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Tennis: Flawless Svitolina eases past Kvitova in Singapore
Tennis: Flawless Svitolina eases past Kvitova in Singapore

The 24-year-old Ukrainian came into the White Group opener at the eight-woman event on the back of seven straight defeats to the big-hitting Czech, but Svitolina was able to capitalize on her opponent's erratic play to record a stunning triumph. Svitolina is making her second appearance at the season-ending

Tennis: Isner welcomes Wimbledon
Tennis: Isner welcomes Wimbledon's new tiebreak rule

Tennis's marathon man John Isner has welcomed Wimbledon's decision to introduce tiebreaks at 12-12 in the final set. The American became something of a Wimbledon cult hero when beating France's Nicolas Mahut 70-68 in the fifth set in 2010 - a record-breaking duel lasting 11 hours five minutes

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D'Antoni backs NBA to 'sort out' Lakers-Rockets brawl

Mike D'Antoni backed the NBA to do a "good job" deciding what action to take for the "heated stuff" which occurred at Staples Center.

The Best Thing About Social Security
The Best Thing About Social Security's 2019 COLA Is This

Hint: It's not that this is the biggest increase in seven years.

Afghans shut out by polling station chaos return to vote
Afghans shut out by polling station chaos return to vote
  • World
  • 2018-10-21 09:11:49Z

Around three million Afghans voted on Saturday, officials said but across the country there were complaints that polling stations remained closed, often because staff failed to turn up. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan issued a statement saying it was encouraged by the high numbers

Trump says U.S. to exit nuclear treaty, Russia says dangerous move
Trump says U.S. to exit nuclear treaty, Russia says dangerous move
  • World
  • 2018-10-21 08:59:07Z

President Donald Trump said on Saturday the United States will exit the Cold-War era treaty that eliminated a class of nuclear weapons due to Russian violations, a move an official in Moscow called a dangerous attempt at blackmail. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, negotiated by then-President

Israel postpones demolition of Bedouin West Bank village
Israel postpones demolition of Bedouin West Bank village

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has frozen plans to demolish a strategically located Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank that have drawn international concern, his office said Sunday. "The intention is to give a chance to the negotiations and the offers we received from different bodies, including in recent days," a statement from Netanyahu's office said about Khan al-Ahmar.

Watch Rajon Rondo punch Chris Paul in Lakers-Rockets NBA brawl
Watch Rajon Rondo punch Chris Paul in Lakers-Rockets NBA brawl

Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul are two of the NBA's prickliest point guards, and the pair got into it Saturday night at Staples Center. In LeBron James' first regular-season game in Los Angeles as a Laker, Brandon Ingram shoved James Harden after the reigning

American Nathan Chen wins Skate America men
American Nathan Chen wins Skate America men's title
  • World
  • 2018-10-21 05:46:15Z

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Nathan Chen ran away with the Skate America men's title Saturday.

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LeBron's home debut ends in defeat, Walker makes NBA history

In his official home bow, LeBron James and the LA Lakers were beaten by the Houston Rockets 124-115.

Prince Harry inspires athletes as pregnant Meghan trims Australia schedule
Prince Harry inspires athletes as pregnant Meghan trims Australia schedule
  • World
  • 2018-10-21 05:34:03Z

The pregnant wife of Britain's Prince Harry, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will cut back her busy schedule as the royal couple enter the last week-and-a-half of their tour to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Meghan curtailed her activities after attending the opening ceremony for the

The Latest: 2 suspects charged in Georgia officer
The Latest: 2 suspects charged in Georgia officer's slaying

SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) - The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Georgia police officer (all times local):

Thousands of caravan migrants take shelter in southern Mexico
Thousands of caravan migrants take shelter in southern Mexico
  • World
  • 2018-10-21 04:44:53Z

The migrants pose a tough challenge to the Mexican government's pledge to stop the illegal travelers' plans to press ahead to the U.S. border. More than 5,100 migrants have been registered in three shelters in the Mexican border town of Ciudad Hidalgo, while another 2,000 had camped out for

Afghans shut out by polling station chaos return to vote
Afghans shut out by polling station chaos return to vote
  • World
  • 2018-10-21 04:20:03Z

Around three million Afghans voted on Saturday, election officials said but across the country there were complaints that polling stations remained closed, often because staff failed to turn up. "Those eligible voters who were not able to cast their vote, due to technical issues, deserve the right

NASCAR notebook: Ford leaving Toyota in dust so far at Kansas
NASCAR notebook: Ford leaving Toyota in dust so far at Kansas

Playoff driver Joey Logano bucked conventional wisdom with his pole-winning run in Friday's knockout qualifying session for Sunday's Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway (2:30 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). In the final round, however, with the Busch Pole Award on the line

Trump Plans to Tear Up a 31-Year-Old Nuclear Weapons Treaty. Now What?
Trump Plans to Tear Up a 31-Year-Old Nuclear Weapons Treaty. Now What?

President Donald Trump revealed Saturday the United States intends to withdraw from a 31-year-old nuclear weapons agreement with Russia, delivering a severe blow to the arms control regime that helped preserve peace since the Cold War. "We're going to terminate the agreement and we're going to pull out," Trump told reporters after a rally in Elko, Nevada, without indicating what the next steps might be. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, first signed by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev in December 1987, was the first and only nuclear arms control agreement that ever eliminated an entire class of nuclear weapons.

Student Loans Are Derailing Millennials
Student Loans Are Derailing Millennials' Savings Efforts

And it's time to do something about it.

Hamilton grabs pole position at US Grand Prix in title bid
Hamilton grabs pole position at US Grand Prix in title bid
  • World
  • 2018-10-20 23:52:08Z

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Lewis Hamilton warned Ferrari and championship rival Sebastian Vettel would be ready to "punch back" at the U.S. Grand Prix after recent poor results.

Missing time will hit Gronk in the wallet
Missing time will hit Gronk in the wallet

For the second straight year, the Patriots gave tight end Rob Gronkowski a contractual adjustment that hinges exclusively on playing and producing. Which means that, if he can't play and/or produce, he won't make the money. The news that Gronk didn't fly with his teammates to Chicago and could miss Sunday

Saudis Used Mole At Twitter To Track Dissidents For Troll Farm: Report
Saudis Used Mole At Twitter To Track Dissidents For Troll Farm: Report

The Saudi government apparently groomed a mole inside Twitter to keep tabs on

KDP comes first in Iraqi Kurdistan election
  • World
  • 2018-10-20 23:18:39Z

A year after a failed bid for independence, Iraq's Kurds voted last month in a parliamentary election that could disrupt the delicate balance of power in the region. Announcement of the results was delayed for three weeks after the Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission said it received

Appalachian State beats Louisiana-Lafayette 27-17

BOONE, N.C. (AP) -- Darrynton Evans ran for a career-best 183 yards and a touchdown to help Appalachian State get past Louisiana-Lafayette 27-17 on Saturday to maintain a perfect record in Sun Belt Conference play.

What went right in Dave Martinez
What went right in Dave Martinez's first season with the Nationals?

As a first time manager, Martinez became an easy target for Nats fans during a disappointing season. But what went right for him in his debut campaign?  

Detroit police find 63 fetuses in funeral home amid probe
Detroit police find 63 fetuses in funeral home amid probe

DETROIT (AP) - Police removed the remains of 63 fetuses from a Detroit funeral home and regulators shuttered the business amid a widening investigation of alleged improprieties at local funeral homes.

Kawhi Leonard, Jimmy Butler Among NBA Stars to Sit Out on Saturday Night
Kawhi Leonard, Jimmy Butler Among NBA Stars to Sit Out on Saturday Night

A trio of former All-Stars will be inactive on Saturday night, with all three sitting out for either rest or injury rehabilitation.

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Here's Social Security's Earnings Limit for 2019

The amount you can earn before it causes a reduction to your Social Security is increasing next year.

Trump says team working on tax cut for middle-income earners
Trump says team working on tax cut for middle-income earners
  • US
  • 2018-10-20 21:53:04Z

U.S. President Donald Trump said the administration was studying a tax cut for middle-income earners that could be rolled out some time around the beginning of November, just before pivotal congressional elections. Trump mentioned the proposed tax cut in the same week the U.S. government ended the 2018 fiscal year with a $779 billion deficit, the Treasury Department said on Monday, as previous Republican-led tax cuts squeezed revenues. The deficit figure was the highest in six years.

Kawhi Leonard sits for Raptors on 2nd night of back-to-back
Kawhi Leonard sits for Raptors on 2nd night of back-to-back

Kawhi Leonard is sitting out as the Toronto Raptors play on a second consecutive night. Leonard did not travel with the Raptors to the nation's capital for their game at the Washington Wizards on Saturday night. Leonard played in only nine games for the San Antonio Spurs last season, mostly because

Donald Trump says US to withdraw from nuclear weapons pact due to Russian violations
Donald Trump says US to withdraw from nuclear weapons pact due to Russian violations

Donald Trump on Saturday announced the US is to pull out of a landmark nuclear agreement with Russia, accusing the Kremlin of violating its terms. Mr Trump did not offer specific details on how Moscow had violated the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, but during the past four years America has repeatedly argued that Russia has been in breach of the agreement with its aggressive actions against former Soviet states in Europe. "Russia has violated the agreement. They have been violating it for many years," said Mr Trump after a campaign rally in Nevada.  "And we're not going to let them violate a nuclear agreement and go out and do weapons and we're not...

Israel delays eviction of West Bank Bedouin village
Israel delays eviction of West Bank Bedouin village
  • World
  • 2018-10-20 21:44:16Z

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday postponed the forced eviction of a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank, a government official said. The fate of Khan al-Ahmar has drawn international concern after Israel said it planned to raze the village, a ramshackle camp housing 180 residents

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Amazon's Jeff Bezos Targeted By NFL Owners To Buy Seattle Seahawks

National Football League owners reportedly want Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to join the club by purchasing the Seattle Seahawks franchise. The Seahawks were owned by Paul Allen, who passed away earlier this week from septic shock after battling a recurrence of cancer. Bezos, who may be the richest man in the

Lakers
Lakers' James to make home debut against Rockets tonight

James said he and his new teammates are still going through a feeling-out period.

Trump says US will pull out of intermediate range nuke pact
Trump says US will pull out of intermediate range nuke pact
  • World
  • 2018-10-20 21:04:34Z

ELKO, Nevada (AP) - President Donald Trump said Saturday he will pull the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty because Russia has violated the agreement, but provided no details on the violations.

No. 9 Oklahoma rebounds from only loss with 52-27 win at TCU
No. 9 Oklahoma rebounds from only loss with 52-27 win at TCU

Kyler Murray threw four touchdowns, Kennedy Brooks and Trey Sermon both had 100-yard rushing games with scores and ninth-ranked Oklahoma rebounded from its only loss this season by beating TCU for the third time in 11 months, 52-27 on Saturday. The Sooners (6-1, 3-1 Big 12) won their 18th consecutive

NFL fines Vontaze Burfict $112,000
NFL fines Vontaze Burfict $112,000

The NFL has taken a lot of criticism for not suspending Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict after his cheap shots against the Steelers on Sunday. But the league sure did hit Burfict hard in the wallet. The league fined Burfict $112,000 for multiple violations on Sunday. Although the NFL did not break

Adelsons Add $25 Million to Their Midterm Campaign Spending
Adelsons Add $25 Million to Their Midterm Campaign Spending

The Las Vegas Sands Corp. chief executive officer and his wife were among the big-dollar donors who lavished tens of millions on political committees during September ahead of the first national elections of Donald Trump's presidency. The couple's latest contribution was to the Senate Leadership Fund, a super political action committee affiliated with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Federal Election Commission filings show.

Brewers, Dodgers announce lineups for NLCS Game 7
Brewers, Dodgers announce lineups for NLCS Game 7

It's winner-take-all tonight. The Brewers are out for their first National League pennant in franchise history, while the Dodgers will look to secure back-to-back pennant wins for the first time since 1977-78. Taking the mound: Right-handers Jhoulys

Elizabeth Warren
Elizabeth Warren's DNA Test and the Difficult History of Looking for Answers in Blood

If Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren hoped that releasing the results of a DNA test would settle the issue of her claim to Cherokee heritage, she was quickly proved wrong. In the days that followed, the release reignited debate regarding not only the reliability of commercial DNA tests, but also the very meaning of DNA when it comes to questions of race and heritage. In Warren's case, the Cherokee Nation quickly responded that "a DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship" and that using such a test to claim a connection "is inappropriate and wrong." (Warren herself acknowledged that the results said nothing about tribal citizenship).

Facebook
Facebook's WhatsApp flooded with fake news in Brazil election
  • World
  • 2018-10-20 19:32:56Z

Facebook has touted efforts to crack down on misinformation on its main platform ahead of the Oct. 28 presidential run-off between right-winger Jair Bolsonaro and leftist Fernando Haddad. Haddad now alleges that businessmen supporting Bolsonaro have been paying to bombard voters with misleading propaganda

Attention, Seniors: Don
Attention, Seniors: Don't Get Too Comfortable With Your Social Security Raise

Social Security is going up in 2019. But that's only a mild solution to a fairly large problem.

New York witches aim hex at Supreme Court
New York witches aim hex at Supreme Court's Brett Kavanaugh despite death threats
  • US
  • 2018-10-20 18:12:02Z

"It gives the people who are seeking agency a little bit of chance to have that back," Madara said. Seated at a desk phone among bird skulls and crystal balls at Catland Books, the occult shop she co-owns, Madara said the Kavanaugh hex is expected to be the most popular event the store has hosted since its 2013 opening, including spells aimed at President Donald Trump. Madara declined to provide details of what the latest ritual will entail.

Three keys and prediction: Bears vs. Patriots
Three keys and prediction: Bears vs. Patriots

What will the Bears have to do to knock off Tom Brady and the Patriots? JJ Stankevitz has his three keys plus a prediction for Sunday's tilt at Soldier Field. 

The Latest: Many in caravan inclined to take Mexico asylum
The Latest: Many in caravan inclined to take Mexico asylum
  • World
  • 2018-10-20 17:56:53Z

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) - The Latest on a caravan of Central American migrants hoping to reach the United States (all times local):

Saudi account of Khashoggi killing is widely denounced
Saudi account of Khashoggi killing is widely denounced
  • World
  • 2018-10-20 17:48:05Z

ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkey will "never allow a cover-up" of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, a senior official in Turkey's ruling party said Saturday, reflecting international skepticism over the Saudi account that the writer died

At dueling events, Trump and Biden keeping focus on Nevada
At dueling events, Trump and Biden keeping focus on Nevada

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, a potential White House challenger in 2020, are making election pushes several hundred miles apart from each other in pivotal Nevada, where early voting was beginning Saturday. Trump was wrapping up a visit to Western states with an afternoon

Chris Weidman Issues Statement Addressing Luke Rockhold UFC 230 Withdrawal
Chris Weidman Issues Statement Addressing Luke Rockhold UFC 230 Withdrawal

It didn't take long for the UFC to re-book Chris Weidman after Luke Rockhold had to pull out of their co-main event bout at UFC 230. Shortly after news broke on Friday that Rockhold was out because of an injury, Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza agreed to forego his UFC 230 bout with David Branch

Carl Icahn comes out swinging against Dell
Carl Icahn comes out swinging against Dell's $21.7 billion VMware deal that could see it return to the stock market (DVMT)

Carl Icahn says Dell's offer to buy VMware tracking stock is massively undervalued. The billionaire activist investor, now VMware's second-largest shareholder, published a scathing letter bashing the proposed $21.7 billion buyout by Dell that could make the computer giant publicly traded once

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Is Apple's New Lower-Priced Smartphone Its Secret Weapon?

The iPhone XR could result in record-setting unit sales and revenue for the Cupertino company.

Chelsea furious with assistant coach for celebrating wildly in front of Jose Mourinho
Chelsea furious with assistant coach for celebrating wildly in front of Jose Mourinho

Chelsea are furious with assistant team coach Marco Ianni for celebrating wildly in front of Jose Mourinho, the incident which sparked a touchline melee at the end of the club's 2-2 draw with Manchester United. Maurizio Sarri said that he has not ruled out disciplinary action against the 32-year-old Italian coach, who was ordered to apologise to Mourinho after the 2-2 draw, levelled by Ross Barkley's goal six minutes into time added on. It is a major embarrassment for Chelsea, for whom there is no love lost with their former manager and these are precisely the kind of incidents the club wants to avoid.

Jacare Souza Steps in to Face Chris Weidman in UFC 230 Co-Main Event
Jacare Souza Steps in to Face Chris Weidman in UFC 230 Co-Main Event

Less than 24 hours after Luke Rockhold fell out of the UFC 230 co-main event, Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza agreed to step in.  Rockhold had been slated to fight Chris Weidman at UFC 230 on Nov. 3 at Madison Square Garden, but had to withdraw from their co-main event because of an undisclosed injury

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