Cody Bellinger takes batting practice - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

NAFTA talks bog down over U.S. demands as latest round concludes - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

No one spoke about walking away from the North American Free Trade Agreement, but such sharp differences have surfaced among negotiators that the U.S., Canada and Mexico agreed to a kind of timeou...

Music to soothe Cubs fans - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Andre Ethier is in Dodgers' Game 3 starting lineup - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Here is the Cubs' Game 3 starting lineup - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Dave Roberts on Dodgers' lineup changes in NLCS Game 3 - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Forget the Cubs. The Chicago Symphony can't lose - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Having long ago planned a fall West Coast tour, the Chicago Symphony couldn’t have possibly known that when this mighty Midwest orchestra and its mighty maestro, Riccardo Muti, arrived Monday at...

New fires in Sausalito, Santa Cruz and Dublin force evacuations - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Officials were contending with new fires in Northern California on Tuesday as progress continued on the blazes that have ravaged wine country. Five firefighters were injured in a fast-moving wildf...

What Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' has to do with the vivid new album from Beck - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Standing on the 12th floor of the Capitol Records tower in Hollywood, Beck gazed through a south-facing window and pointed toward a neighborhood straddling nearby Sunset Boulevard. “We lived ove...

Opioid law draws scrutiny after Trump's pick for drug czar steps aside - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

President Trump's pick to be the nation's drug czar, Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), withdrew from consideration Tuesday after news reports focused attention on his role in pushing legislation that weake...

Celebratory gunfire in Raqqah, after U.S.-backed Syrian forces wrest the city from Islamic State - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

U.S.-backed Syrian forces battling Islamic State say the city of Raqqah has been liberated, dealing a major symbolic blow to the extremist group that had made the city the de facto capital of its ...

Figure skater Gracie Gold makes a difficult but smart decision - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

What matters most now is that figure skater Gracie Gold gets well and can enjoy her life, healthy in mind and body, even if that means she doesn’t compete again this season or at the Winter Olym...

Women in Hollywood gala becomes a forum for stars to reflect on their own stories of sexual abuse and harassment - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

On a night that was supposed to be a celebration of empowerment, Elle magazine’s Women in Hollywood gala turned into an evening of shared stories about sexual assault and harassment. At the star...

County approves $1.7-million settlement over jail suicide - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

The daughters of a mentally ill man who jumped to his death in a Los Angeles jail in 2014 will receive $1.7 million under the terms of a settlement approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supe...

10 things you need to know today: October 17, 2017

- The Week

1. President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) met in a private lunch at the White House on Monday in a bid to end months of feuding. In a show of unity afterwards, Trump said, ...

Amazon Studios head Roy Price resigns following sexual harassment claims - The Week

Less than a week after he was accused of sexually harassing a producer he worked with and suspended, Amazon Studios head Roy Price stepped down on Tuesday, the studio confirmed to USA Today. The Man...

Sean Spicer has reportedly been interviewed by Mueller's team - The Week

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer spent most of Monday being interviewed by members of special counsel Robert Mueller's team, several people familiar with the meeting told Politico Tuesd...

Trump says he's the reason ISIS is 'giving up' - The Week

President Trump gave himself a pat on the back during an interview Tuesday, taking credit for the Islamic State "giving up." U.S.-backed forces liberated Raqqa, Syria, on Tuesday, seizing ISIS's de f...

Google Maps pulls calorie-counting feature after backlash - The Week

Google Maps received swift social media backlash for a test feature that showed you how many calories you'd burn if you walked to your destination. The feature was pulled Monday night, and Google con...

Trump drops 92 places on Forbes' richest Americans list after losing almost $600 million - The Week

President Trump tumbled 92 places on Forbes' 2017 list of the richest Americans, released Tuesday, due to a $600 million loss since the last ranking, Deutsche Welle reports. Forbes, which credited Tr...

Hawaii judge blocks most of Trump's latest travel ban - The Week

A federal judge blocked most of the newest iteration of President Trump's travel ban Tuesday, declaring that the administration cannot restrict the travel of people from six of the eight blacklisted ...

New York City is about to get its first self-driving cars - The Week

Starting in early 2018, Manhattan's usual gridlock traffic will have something new to contend with: self-driving cars. A fleet of Chevy Bolts will be led by Cruise Automation, the self-driving unit o...

Sens. Alexander, Murray reach bipartisan deal on stabilizing ObamaCare - The Week

Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) have reached a bipartisan deal to stabilize the Affordable Care Act, The New York Times reports. Alexander said Tuesday that the deal would ...

Las Vegas just got another sports team - The Week

The San Antonio Stars are headed to Las Vegas, thanks to MGM Resorts. The hospitality company purchased the WNBA team, which will play home games at the Mandalay Bay Events Center beginning in May 20...

City leaders present list of demands to Amazon - The Week

When Amazon announced that it was looking for a second city to call home, officials across the country immediately jumped at the chance to snag the new headquarters, dubbed HQ2. But while the wooing ...

A cow is loose in Brooklyn. And everyone is losing their minds. - The Week

Aside from the occasional bodega cat, you don't typically get to see much wildlife living in New York City. Brooklynites minding their own business Tuesday afternoon, however, got a special treat in ...

FCC chairman shoots down Trump's threats to revoke NBC's license - The Week

Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, rejected President Trump's claim that the FCC could shut down a network that broadcasts "fake news." "Under the law, the FCC does not have...

Soon, you'll be able to pay with Venmo at 2 million online stores - The Week

More than two million U.S. retailers will accept Venmo payments online starting this week. Shoppers will be able to use Venmo, the mobile app that makes person-to-person payments, to pay for purchase...

Tillerson allegedly routinely rolls his eyes at Trump in meetings - The Week

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has had a tough go of it in eight months as America's top diplomat, Jason Zengerle wrote for The New York Times Magazine. As the boss at Exxon Mobil, Tillerson was th...

Pet shop owner claims he was tricked into standing behind Trump for health-care photo op - The Week

A Massachusetts pet supply company owner claims he was "duped" by the White House into appearing in the background of a photo of President Trump signing an executive order on health care. "I want to ...

Officials in Portugal and Spain suspect arson in fires that left 41 dead - The Week

Portugal began three days of national mourning Tuesday for the victims of the wildfires that have spread across the Iberian Peninsula. At least 37 have died in Portugal, as well as four across the bo...

The FBI reportedly kept mum about an extensive Russian nuclear bribery scheme - The Week

The FBI had already uncovered evidence of bribery and kickbacks in the United States that benefited the Russian nuclear industry prior to a controversial 2010 uranium deal between the Obama administr...

Trump's travel ban is back in court - The Week

When President Trump issued the third version of his travel ban in late September, the Supreme Court canceled oral arguments for two challenges to the policy's second iteration. But this week the ban...

The White House says Democrats only oppose the border wall because they hate Trump - The Week

Congressional Democrats are not supporting efforts to fund President Trump's much-promised wall along the southern border, a White House representative said Tuesday, purely out of petty, political ma...

The NBA is auctioning off jerseys from Tuesday's season openers to benefit hurricane victims - The Week

For a competitive sum, you may own an authentic, sweaty, game-worn LeBron James jersey — as well as the internal warmth that comes with a good deed done. The NBA season tips off Tuesday, and th...

Drug czar nominee withdraws after reports he sponsored Big Pharma-backed opioid bill - The Week

President Trump announced Tuesday that Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) has withdrawn his name from consideration for the head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. "Tom is a fine man and a great con...

How much 'fake news' did Trump try to pass off on Monday? Axios counts. - The Week

President Trump has gotten some flak for claiming, falsely, that former President Barack Obama and other ex-presidents did not call the families of fallen troops, but that was only one of the bits of...

The daily business briefing: October 17, 2017

- The Week

1. Airbus announced Monday that it would buy a majority stake in Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier's C Series business, and add a final assembly line for the planes at its Mobile, Alabama, pla...

Morning Joe's Mika Brzezinski reacts in stunned horror to Trump's erroneous claims about fallen soldiers - The Week

Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski was unable to hold back her thoughts Tuesday concerning President Trump's erroneous claim that his predecessors did not call families of fallen soldiers, Mediaite ...

U.S.-backed forces reclaim ISIS capital of Raqqa - The Week

U.S.-backed forces seized complete control of the Islamic State's de facto capital of Raqqa, Syria, on Tuesday, a commander told The Associated Press. Brig. Gen. Talal Sillo deemed the victory "the f...

Senate confirms Callista Gingrich as U.S. ambassador to the Vatican - The Week

On Monday, the Senate confirmed President Trump's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, Callista Gingrich, 70 to 23. Gingrich, who is Catholic, is the third wife of prominent Trump supporter...




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