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Trump, at UN, to again confront North Korea's nuclear threat

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — As he begins the sequel to his stormy U.N. debut, President Donald Trump will again confront the dangers posed by North Korea's nuclear threat, though its shadow may appear somewhat less ominous than a year ago.

Twelve months after Trump stood at the rostrum of the U.N. General...


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Scrabble adds 300 new words including ‘OK’ and ‘ew’

NEW YORK — Scrabble players, time to rethink your game because 300 new words are coming your way, including some long-awaited gems: OK and ew, to name a few.

Merriam-Webster released the sixth edition of "The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary" on Monday, four years after the last freshening...


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Fired teacher acquitted of student assault settles lawsuit for $950G

SCRANTON, Pa. — A former middle school teacher in Pennsylvania who was fired despite being acquitted of assaulting a student in 2015 has settled his lawsuit against the district for $950,000.

The Times-Tribune reports 35-year-old William Yellund will receive $640,000, and the rest will go toward...


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Oregon man arrested for drive-by paintball gun attacks

BEND, Ore. — Authorities say that a 19-year-old man was arrested in central Oregon after a series of drive-by paintball gun attacks.

Bend police say Zachary Taylor Richardson fired yellow and pink paintballs while cruising around town in a white Hyundai hatchback on Sept. 15 and 16.

There were...


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Three arrested after police find 13-year-old boy naked, chained in Alabama home

PRATTVILLE, Ala. — A 13-year-old boy was found naked and chained at an Alabama home and three of his relatives have been arrested on child abuse charges, authorities said Friday.

The chained boy was discovered Thursday afternoon after deputies responded to an anonymous call of possible child abuse,...


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Matt Patricia-led Lions beat Bill Belichick, Patriots 26-10

DETROIT — Matt Patricia beat mentor Bill Belichick, seemingly making all the right moves to help the Detroit Lions beat the New England Patriots 26-10 Sunday night.

The Lions (1-2) suddenly looked like a team with a plan on offense and defense under their first-year coach, and former New England...

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Eli Manning saves season as Pat Shurmur gets first win as Giants coach

HOUSTON — Pat Shurmur walked into the NRG Stadium visitors’ locker room Sunday afternoon after his first win as Giants head coach and began hugging his players one-by-one, telling them how proud he was.

Eventually he got to Eli Manning, the man who wide receiver Russell Shepard appropriately called...

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Leonard: Chad Wheeler jump starts Giants in place of disappointing Ereck Flowers, who team should have already moved on from

HOUSTON — Pat Shurmur benched Ereck Flowers and started Chad Wheeler at right tackle on Sunday, helping to jump start the run game and offense with more efficiency and better early protection to build a large first-half lead in their first win of the season.

Wheeler’s primary assignment, three-time...

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Didi Gregorius could miss rest of season, as Yankees manager Aaron Boone announces injury after loss to Orioles

The Yankees’ championship hopes were dealt a potentially serious blow Sunday when Didi Gregorius was diagnosed with a torn cartilage in his right wrist.

The shortstop suffered the injury sliding into home on Saturday for the game-winning – and playoff-clinching run – in the 11th inning. Aaron Boone...

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Tiger Woods wins Tour Championship for 80th PGA Tour title and first in more than five years

ATLANTA — A comeback not even Tiger Woods saw coming a year ago.

A chaotic celebration that golf hasn't seen even in the best of times.

Woods delivered the perfect ending to his amazing return from four back surgeries on Sunday with a performance that felt like the old days. He left the competition...

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Cuomo set to raise money for at least 7 New York State Senate candidates

ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo is set to host a numbers of fundraisers in coming weeks to help state Senate Democrats in their effort to capture control of the chamber.

Starting Oct. 7, Cuomo will host at least seven fundraisers for Senate Democratic candidates, beginning with Andrew Gounardes, who is taking...

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Why women don't report sex abuse

Laguna Beach, Calif.: I graduated from high school in 1966. A typical prank was to put Jello in a rival high school’s swimming pool. If a classmate of mine had been sexually attacked back then, I doubt she would have reported it to the police. Despite what President...

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Brute knocks two gay men unconscious in Williamsburg bias attack: cops

A brutish bigot yelled slurs at two gay men in Brooklyn before knocking both unconscious, cops said.

The victims, ages 29 and 34, were walking, intoxicated, on Metropolitan Ave. near Union Ave. in Williamsburg at about 12:55 a.m. Sunday when the man began yelling anti-gay slurs at them, cops said.

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Trump, at UN, to again confront North Korea's nuclear threat

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — As he begins the sequel to his stormy U.N. debut, President Donald Trump will again confront the dangers posed by North Korea's nuclear threat, though its shadow may appear somewhat less ominous than a year ago.

Twelve months after Trump stood at the rostrum of the U.N. General...

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Scrabble adds 300 new words including ‘OK’ and ‘ew’

NEW YORK — Scrabble players, time to rethink your game because 300 new words are coming your way, including some long-awaited gems: OK and ew, to name a few.

Merriam-Webster released the sixth edition of "The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary" on Monday, four years after the last freshening...

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Entertainment

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‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ ticks to No. 1 in theaters

The Gothic family fantasy “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” exceeded expectations to debut with an estimated $26.9 million in ticket sales at the weekend box office, while audiences showed considerably less interest in Michael Moore’s Donald Trump-themed documentary, “Fahrenheit 11/9,” than...

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Paul Simon strummed a guitar with his right hand, played catch with his left and teamed-up with Edie Brickell for a farewell performance of 'Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard'

Paul Simon is a left winger.

Music fans at the final show of Simon’s “Homeward Bound: The Farewell Tour” were surprised to see the Queens-bred crooner bring a baseball mitt and a ball onstage to play catch with the crowd. They were even more caught off guard when the right-handed guitar player...

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Justin Theroux breaks his silence on 'heartbreaking' but 'amicable' split from Jennifer Aniston

Justin Theroux spoke out for the first time on his split from Jennifer Aniston – and the “Maniac” star has nothing but niceties for his ex.

Theroux, 47, may have called it quits with Aniston in February, but the actor is quick to explain that their breakup, while “heartbreaking,” was far from bitter.

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Kim Kardashian finds Kanye West 'exhausting' and 'overwhelming'

Even Kim Kardashian is having trouble taking “Mercy” on Kanye West amid his latest tirade.

The reality TV star found her husband’s blabbering this week “exhausting” and “overwhelming,” a source close to Kardashian told People mag.

First, West told the crowd at a Monday open-mic event in Chicago...

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Yankees introduce LGBTQ initiative to commemorate 50th anniversary of Stonewall uprising

The Yankees plan to honor the LGBTQ community next season after drawing heat earlier this year for becoming the only team that hasn’t hosted or announced a Pride Night.

On Friday, the team introduced its new Yankees-Stonewall Scholars Initiative, through which it will provide scholarships to five...

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Business

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In Beating Disney for Sky, Comcast Remains in the Game

Gaining control of the British pay-TV company was key for Comcast’s future plans, but it came at a steep price and Disney still has 21st Century Fox’s assets.
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Want to See What’s Up Amazon’s Sleeve? Take a Tour of Seattle

The e-commerce giant uses its headquarters city as a living laboratory, trying out new retail and logistics models.
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Trump’s China Fight Puts U.S. Tech in the Cross Hairs

As tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods go into effect on Monday, tech and telecom companies warn that America’s dominance is at risk.
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App-Only Banks Rise in Europe and Aim at Traditional Lenders

Favorable regulations and an influx of venture capital have made London a testing ground for banks without physical branches.
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the week ahead: U.S. Tariffs on Chinese Goods to Take Effect, and the Fed Will Meet

American and European trade negotiators will meet for more talks on trans-Atlantic trade, and new data on trade and manufacturing may show effects of a trade war.
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Science-Technology

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Trilobites: On Ecstasy, Octopuses Reached Out for a Hug

By dosing the tentacled creatures with MDMA, researchers found they share parts of an ancient messaging system involved in social behaviors with humans.
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Trilobites: NASA’s TESS Starts Collecting Planets

The satellite, launched in April, has already identified at least 73 stars that may harbor exoplanets, most of them new to astronomers.
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Trilobites: Decoding Pandas’ Come-Hither Calls

During mating season, the solitary mammals bleat important information to each other through their dense bamboo habitat.
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Matter: Why Your DNA Is Still Uncharted Territory

Scientists are focusing on a relatively small number of human genes and neglecting thousands of others. The reasons have more to do with professional survival than genetics.
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With Moon as His Muse, Japanese Billionaire Signs Up for SpaceX Voyage

Elon Musk shared a stage at a SpaceX factory on Monday night with Yusaku Maezawa, who will make a significant investment in the company’s next-generation rocket.
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Christine Blasey Ford Reaches Deal to Testify at Kavanaugh Hearing

Some details on the agreement still needed to be finalized, but her lawyers said those would not impede her testifying Thursday on her accusation of sexual assault.
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Kavanaugh Was Supposed to Be a Midterm Boon for G.O.P. Not Anymore.

Republican leaders in battleground states like Missouri are increasingly doubtful that candidates can wield the court nomination as a cudgel without risking repercussions.
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Kavanaugh to Give Senate Calendars From 1982 to Back Up Denial

Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh has calendars from the summer of 1982 that do not show a party consistent with the allegation against him. But his team acknowledges they do not disprove the accusation.
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Trump Galvanized a Movement of Women. Kavanaugh Is Testing It.

The judge’s fate, and the Senate’s treatment of his accuser, have the makings of a pivot point in American politics — a wrenching apex in the struggle over the status of American women and abortion.
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On Politics: Kavanaugh Nomination in Limbo

A second accusation of misconduct surfaced against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh on Sunday, the same day Christine Blasey Ford committed to testifying against him.
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