US star Pulisic confident in form despite Chelsea benching

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Christian Pulisic said he won’t let his benching with Chelsea affect his play for the U.S. national team as it prepares for a match against Cuba, pronouncing himself in peak form despite scant playing time of late. “I feel the best I ever have. I feel very confident in my game. […]
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UK labor market weakening amid Brexit uncertainty

LONDON (AP) — Brexit uncertainty appears to be finally affecting Britain’s labor market, which has been relatively resilient over the past three years in spite of a slowdown in economic growth. The Office for National Statistics said Tuesday that the number of people in work dropped by 56,000 in the three months to August from […]
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Hong Kong's leader: Territory not becoming a police state

Hong Kong's leader said Tuesday that "it's totally irresponsible and unfounded" to suggest the semi-autonomous Chinese territory is becoming a police state as her government grapples with protests now in their fifth month. In a spirited defense of Hong Kong's 30,000-strong police force and her handling of the protests in response to criticism from visiting U.S. senators, Carrie Lam challenged the notion that the territory is losing its freedoms, unique in China, as police battle demonstrators i...
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You can read beautifully illustrated novels in the New York Public Library's Instagram account

In an effort to get more people reading, the New York Public Library set out to take advantage of Instagram's huge user base.  Mother New York designed "Insta Novels" as a way to read entire novels in Instagram Stories.  The books feature carefully selected fonts, beautiful animations, and some clever hacks to allow such an unorthodox use of the Instagram app: one challenge was that the pages would turn themselves after 10 seconds. But the solution of the Thumb Rest gave us a simple way-finding ...
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Charlie’s Angels Soundtrack Features Ariana Grande Collabs With Chaka Khan, Normani & Nicki Minaj

Ariana Grande's association with the new Charlie's Angels reboot goes beyond soundtrack single "Don't Call Me Angel," her collaboration with Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey seemingly designed to revive the spirit of Destiny's Child's "Independent Women, Pt. 1." Turns out Grande executive produced the whole soundtrack alongside Savan Kotecha and Scooter Braun, … More »
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Pakistan’s premier travels to Saudi Arabia amid Gulf tension

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s prime minister is traveling to Saudi Arabia amid his efforts to ease tensions between Riyadh and Iran after a recent attack on the kingdom’s oil industry. Imran Khan was to arrive to Riyadh on Tuesday. Saudi Arabia is a major supporter of Pakistan. The U.S. blames a Sept. 14 attack on […]
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Alexei Leonov, 1st human to walk in space, dies in Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s space agency says Alexei Leonov, the first human to walk in space 54 years ago, has died in Moscow. He was 85. Roscosmos says in a statement on its website that Leonov died on Friday. It did not provide details. Leonov performed his spacewalk on March 18, 1965, when he exited […]
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Climate activists in London shift site but keep up protests

LONDON (AP) — Climate protesters in London plan to keep up their campaign despite being ousted by police order from their Trafalgar Square encampment. The Metropolitan Police had said Extinction Rebellion protesters and their tents must leave the square by Monday evening. The force said it was a “proportionate and reasonable” move to end a […]
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Despite confusing cannabis laws, America has its first smoking cafe. Are more coming?

The first cannabis restaurant in the U.S., Lowell Cafe, has arrived. With it, new terms "Flower Host" and "tokage fee" are born. Are more cafes coming?         [Author: USA TODAY]
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RIBA Stirling prize goes to Passivhaus social housing project

The most prestigious prize in British architecture is given to the solidly green project rather than the flash in the pan.
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India blocks SMS services in Kashmir after trucker killed

Text messaging services were blocked in Indian-administered Kashmir just hours after being restored when a truck driver was killed by suspected militants and his vehicle set ablaze, authorities said Tuesday. Security sources said the decision to cut text services was taken to reduce the ability of militants to communicate. Indian authorities had only restored call and text services for mobile phones on Monday, following a 72-day blackout in the restive northern territory imposed after New Delh...
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Hoping to eliminate distractions, Mike Leach bans players from using Twitter and Instagram for rest of 2019 season

After the Cougars’ 25-point loss in Salt Lake City, coach Mike Leach put the kibosh on his players’ social media accounts, banning them from using Twitter, Instagram and other platforms for the remainder of the 2019 season.
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The Budapest Election Is a Victory for Cities

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- With the election of Gergely Karacsony as mayor, Budapest joins a long list of big cities pitched against nationalist, populist and otherwise illiberal national governments. These cities, however, are largely powerless now to reverse countries’ policies which they abhor. By finding new ways to work together, though, these cities may find they can not only solve some of the thornier problems of urban life, but form an effective counterweight against authoritarian rule. Thou...
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Court Ruling Extends Vote Protest of Philippine Marcos’ Son

(Bloomberg) -- The Philippines’ top court on Tuesday decided to release the initial results of the vice-presidential vote recount, which the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ son said will delay his chance to assume the post.Former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said he is “frustrated” by the court’s decision not to resolve his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo victory in the 2016 polls. Robredo is already halfway through her six-year term.The court instead decided to make public ...
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News Brief: Sanctions On Turkey, Fort Worth Shooting, Presidential Debate

The U.S. imposes sanctions on Turkey for its Kurdish offensive. An ex-Fort Worth officer is charged in the fatal shooting of a woman in her home. And, a Democratic presidential debate tonight in Ohio.
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President Trump criticizes NBA, Steve Kerr, Gregg Popovich; says league 'pandering' to China

Donald Trump said it was ''pretty sad'' to see coaches Gregg Popovich, Steve Kerr and others "pandering to China'' while being critical of U.S.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Wealthy counties get many FEMA buyouts of flood-prone homes

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — FEMA buys flood-prone homes more often in wealthy, populous counties than in poor, rural areas, even though lower-income rural areas may be more likely to flood frequently, a new study finds. The reason is probably that better-off local governments have the resources to apply for and administer the programs — and […]
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Trump Administration Missteps Weaken U.S. Hand Entering Chinese Trade Negotiations

On Thursday, Chinese vice premier Liu He will arrive in Washington for the first high-level trade talks with American officials since July. With new tariffs on virtually all Chinese exports to the U.S. slated for December 15, these negotiations may be the last chance to prevent a sharp escalation.A White House press briefing Monday stated that discussion would pertain to a wide range of topics, including “forced technology transfer, intellectual property rights, services, non-tariff barriers, ag...
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A trailer showed up in front of a Seattle councilmember’s home. Is it a political stunt? Or a coincidence?

The trailer showed up in front of Councilmember Lisa Herbold's house not long after failed council candidate Ari Hoffman threatened to tow similar vehicle to other councilmembers' homes. But it remains unclear how the vehicle ended up there or who it belongs to.
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Kareem Jackson fits right in at safety for Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Exhibit No. 1 in support of Vic Fangio’s desire to convert Kareem Jackson into a fulltime strong safety is the 10th-year pro’s jackhammering, fumble-causing, touchdown-saving, touchback-inducing, bone-crunching hit of Chargers running back Austin Ekeler . On fourth-and-goal from the 1 and with 7 seconds remaining in the half, Ekeler lined up […]
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Cardinals score 10 runs in first inning of NLDS Game 5 vs. Braves

The Cardinals scored 10 runs in the top of the first in the winner-take-all Game 5, the most first-inning runs in postseason history.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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US moves Islamic State prisoners as Turkey attacks Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the U.S. has moved some of the Islamic State prisoners amid fears some could escape custody as Turkey invades northeast Syria. Turkey is attacking the U.S.-backed Syrian Defense Forces, a Kurdish force that battled the Islamic State group alongside American troops and now is responsible for […]
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Microsoft’s housing pledge shows welcome innovation

Creativity is shown not just in financing, but in opting to preserve older structures that are naturally more affordable and cost much less than developing new units.
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Biden’s Rivals Are Utterly Perplexed at the Timing of Hunter’s Interview

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyAfter months of staying silent amid an avalanche of attacks by President Trump and his team, Hunter Biden, son of the former vice president, is set to make his first public comments in an interview Tuesday morning just about 12 hours before his father takes the debate stage Tuesday night.  For the majority of the Democrats running for president, and even one notable surrogate to Joe Biden himself, there is a sense of confusion as to why Hunter is choosi...
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China demands US lift tech curbs, will 'safeguard' interests

China demanded Washington lift sanctions on Chinese tech companies and warned Wednesday it will "resolutely safeguard" the country's interests. The Ministry of Commerce criticized curbs imposed on sales of U.S. technology to a group of Chinese companies as interference in the country's affairs. American officials say those companies provide technology used to repress Muslim minorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang.
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Falcons looking to regroup during desert trip

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons planned this week’s extended trip to the desert when their schedule came out six months ago, hoping the time together would be a good bonding experience. Now that they’re under the sun and among the cactus, they realize the timing was impeccable. “If there was a week to […]
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First-half surprises include stingy Wisconsin, LSU’s Burrow

The same six teams occupied the first six spots in the Top 25 poll all the way up until Georgia lost 20-17 in overtime to South Carolina last week, causing the Bulldogs to tumble from No. 3 to No. 10. That does not mean there hasn’t been the unexpected during the first half of the […]
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PG&E Should Compensate Customers For Power Shutoffs, California Governor Says

Pacific Gas & Electric should give rebates or credits to each of its nearly 800,000 customers affected by last week's power shutoffs, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said, demanding that the utility "be held accountable." CNN reports: The utility intentionally cut power to almost 800,000 customers in Northern California last week in an effort to prevent downed utility lines and equipment from causing wildfires amid dry and windy conditions. Some customers were without power for days. Newsom is urgi...
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‘We Are Puget Sound’: Sally Brownfield / The People of the Water

Hope returns to a peninsula at the southern end of Puget Sound, where a member of the Squaxin Island Tribe grew up respecting the bay and its life-sustaining harvest.
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Packers get the calls, Crosby hits late FG to beat Lions

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Mason Crosby nailed a 23-yard field goal as time expired, and the Green Bay Packers benefited from some questionable officiating to rally past the Detroit Lions 23-22 on Monday night. Aaron Rodgers, in his second straight game without top target Davante Adams, completed 24 of 39 passes for 283 yards […]
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