Cubs Advance to World Series

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The Chicago Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-0, on Saturday night in game 6 of the National League Championship Series to advance to the team’s first World Series since 1945. The team will face the Cleveland Indians in the Fall Classic beginning on Tuesday in Ohio. Pitcher Jon Lester and infielder Javier Baez shared co-MVP honors. The Cubs have not won a World Series since 1908, while the Indians haven’t clinched a championship since 1948.


Las Vegas Review-Journal Endorses Trump

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump secured his first major newspaper endorsement when the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s editorial board decided to back him. Characterizing this year as a “change election,” the newspaper said a Hillary Clinton presidency would mean the elimination of some of our basic rights under the Constitution. “Mr. Trump understands and appreciates the conditions that lead to prosperity and job creation and would be a friend to small business and entrepreneurship,” the editorial board wrote. “Mrs. Clinton has spent most of her adult life on the public payroll.” The newspaper is owned by Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson, and is often referred to as “The Adelson News.”


AT&T to Buy Time Warner for $80 Billion

AT&T and Time Warner have agreed to a purchase by the telecoms giant for more than $80 billion, according to reports. The deal would put media properties including CNN, HBO, and Warner Bros. under the second largest telecom in the U.S. Shortly after the news broke on Saturday, Donald Trump declared at a speech in Pennsylvania that he would block it. "As an example of the power structure I am fighting, AT&T is buying Time Warner and thus CNN — a deal we will not approve in my administration because it's too much concentration of power in the hands of too few," he said. The federal goverment would likely put the deal under heavy scrutiny.

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Iran’s Rouhani: U.S. Election a Choice Between ‘Bad and Worse’

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that the American election is essentially a choice between “bad or worse,” and that “morality” doesn’t exist in the U.S. “America claims it has more than 200 years of democracy, and they have had 50 presidential elections, but there is no morality in that country,” Rouhani said in a speech. “You saw the presidential debates, how they talk ... how they accuse and mock [each other.]” On who he would prefer in the Oval Office, Rouhani added: “I said should I prefer bad over worse or worse over bad?” He did not say which of the two major candidates was “bad” and which was “worse.”


Christian Towns in Iraq Taken from ISIS

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Iraqi forces re-took two Christian towns from ISIS as part of the offensive to liberate the terror group’s stronghold of Mosul, officials said. The province of Nineveh is home to diverse religious groups. The U.S. has been supporting the mission in Mosul, which is being led primarily by the Iraqi military. The Mosul offensive began nearly a week ago. 


Search Underway for Teen Believed to Have Fallen in Storm Drain

A search operation is underway in Nashua, N.H., for a teenager who is believed to have fallen into a storm drain during a torrential downpour on Friday night. Jacob Goulet, 16, was reported missing on Saturday. He was last seen on Friday night when he was walking home from a friend’s house. A witness who reported the incident found various personal items believed to be owned by Goulet that were in the area of a storm drain. Some storm drain covers came off as the town was under a flash flood warning. 


170 Escape Barefoot From Haiti Jail

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More than 170 people have escaped from a jail in Haiti, most of them barefoot. Inmates at the Arcahaie prison—30 miles north of the capital Port-au-Prince—stole five firearms, leading to a gunfight in which an inmate and a guard were killed, Justice Minister Camille Edouard said. Three other prisoners were wounded. United Nations peacekeepers joined Haitian officials’ efforts to find the escaped inmates. At least eleven were captured after police set up checkpoints for roads surrounding the prison.


Explosions Rock Japanese City


A series of explosions in the Japanese city of Utsunomiya, 80 miles north of Tokyo, killed one man and injured three others, according to officials. The blasts took place in a parking lot. The deceased man was identified as 72-year-old Toshikatsu Kurihara, a former member of Japan’s military. According to the country’s public broadcasting service, officials recovered a suicide note. Those wounded in the explosions—aged 14, 58 and 64—were hit by shrapnel and taken to a local hospital. Kurihara’s house was reportedly burned down just before the incident.


Trump: FBI And DOJ Covered Up For Clinton

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After reiterating his claims that the presidential election is “rigged” on Saturday, Donald Trump told a crowd of supporters in Gettysburg that “Hillary Clinton should have been precluded from running.” But “the FBI and the Justice Department covered up her crimes, which included lying to the FBI and Congress on numerous occasions,” he said. The speech was presented as Trump’s “100-day plan,” with the Republican nominee promising a detailed list of the first moves he’ll make in office. But much of the rally saw Trump lashing out at his detractors. Elaborating on his repeated claims that the election is not being held fairly, he told supporters “1.8 million dead people are registered to vote, and some of them are voting.” It’s not clear where he got that number, and he cited no evidence. He also railed against the several woman who accused him of sexual assault in recent weeks, vowing to take legal action. “All of these liars will be sued after the election is over,” he said to cheers from the crowd.


Nobel Academy Member Says Bob Dylan’s Nonresponse to Prize Is ‘Arrogant’

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Per Wastberg, a member of the Swedish Academy that selected Bob Dylan as the winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature, has slammed Dylan for not commenting on the award. “One can say that it is impolite and arrogant. He is who he is,” Wastberg was cited as saying in the Saturday edition of Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter. The academy has repeatedly tried to get in touch with the 75-year-old legend, but with no luck. Dylan was announced as the winner on Oct. 13 and, apart from a brief mention of the prize on his official Twitter and Facebook accounts, Dylan has yet to comment on the prize or get back to the academy. Despite his criticism, Wastberg said the academy still hopes to get in touch with Dylan before the official ceremony in Stockholm on Dec. 10. Dylan was chosen for his “new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”