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Toronto break points record, San Jose leave it late

(Reuters) - Toronto FC broke a 19-year-old Major League Soccer record for points in a single season on Sunday while a stoppage-time winner gave the San Jose Earthquakes the final playoff berth on the last day of the regular season.

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Justin Timberlake Will Headline Super Bowl Halftime Show

Timberlake previously performed during the infamous “wardrobe malfunction” halftime of Super Bowl XXXVIII with Janet Jackson.

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Justin Timberlake to headline Super Bowl halftime show

(Reuters) - Grammy Award-winning pop singer Justin Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl halftime show in February, 14 years after a "wardrobe malfunction" overshadowed his last gig at the championship game, the NFL said on Sunday.

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Op-Ed Contributor: We Are Reclaiming Chicago One Corner at a Time

What we do is simple. We sit on the corners and watch over the children in the neighborhood.

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Trump: Sometimes feuding helps

President Trump said in an interview that sometimes bickering and feuding helps get people "to do what they're supposed to be doing." CNN's Pamela Brown reports.

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Four new faces but no Retallick in All Blacks squad

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand named four uncapped players on Monday in the squad for their end-of-season tour but lock Brodie Retallick will not be on the plane to Europe as he deals with a personal matter.

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Hamilton wins U.S. GP but made to wait for title

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Mercedes won the Formula One constructors' title for the fourth year in a row on Sunday but Lewis Hamilton was made to wait despite cruising to a U.S. Grand Prix victory at one of his favorite circuits.

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Cardinals' Palmer breaks arm, may be out for rest of season

(The Sports Xchange) - Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer suffered a broken left arm in Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Rams at Twickenham Stadium in London.

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Red Sox hire Astros coach Cora as new manager

(The Sports Xchange) - The Boston Red Sox hired Alex Cora as their new manager on Sunday.

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Tillerson: Time for Iranian-backed militias to leave Iraq

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, anticipating an end to the fight against ISIS, said Sunday it was time for Iranian-backed militias to exit the war-torn nation of Iraq.

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Dutch sailor wins last-gasp approval to start Volvo Ocean Race

ALICANTE, Spain (Reuters) - Team AkzoNobel confirmed Simeon Tienpont as skipper for the Volvo Ocean Race hours before the start on Sunday after the Dutchman got approval for a series of crew changes as they prepared for the 83,000 km race around the world.

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Bolt says he's serious about a soccer career

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Usain Bolt says he is serious about starting up a soccer career now he has retired from sprinting -- and believes he could even be good enough to play for Jamaica.

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Del Potro overcomes Dimitrov to retain Stockholm title

(Reuters) - Fourth seed Juan Martin del Potro put himself in contention for the ATP World Tour Finals when he successfully defended his Stockholm Open title on Sunday, defeating top seed and 2013 champion Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 6-2.

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Golf: Tournament host Garcia triumphs at Valderrama Masters

MADRID (Reuters) - Sergio Garcia won the Andalucia Valderrama Masters on Sunday to continue his excellent year, pipping Joost Luiten by one stroke after a thrilling duel.

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World downhill champion Stuhec may miss season with knee injury

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - World downhill ski champion Ilka Stuhec may miss the whole Alpine skiing season after she injured her knee during training on Sunday, her spokesman said.

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Muguruza keen to press on after seeing off Ostapenko

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Garbine Muguruza made a winning start to her third consecutive appearance at the WTA Finals with a 6-3 6-4 victory over Jelena Ostapenko on Sunday but the Spaniard will continue to push herself through the group stage knowing anything can happen.

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Jepkosgei breaks own half marathon world record in Valencia

(Reuters) - Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei took one second off her own world record when she won the Valencia Half Marathon in a time of one hour 4.51 seconds on Sunday.

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Murata beats N'Dam in WBA middleweight title rematch

(Reuters) - Japan's Ryota Murata scored a seventh-round technical knockout over Frenchman Hassan N'Dam to win the WBA middleweight title in a Tokyo rematch on Sunday.

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Ruthless Pliskova eases past Williams in Singapore opener

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Karolina Pliskova put on a ruthless display of big hitting to swat aside crowd favorite Venus Williams 6-2 6-2 in the opening match of the WTA Finals at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Sunday.

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Thomas prevails in playoff to win CJ Cup in Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - American Justin Thomas birdied the second extra hole of a playoff against Marc Leishman to win the PGA Tour's $9.25 million CJ Cup at the Nine Bridges Golf Club on Jeju island on Sunday.

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Korean Ji ends eight-year LPGA title drought in Taiwan

(Reuters) - South Korean Ji Eun-hee lifted her first LPGA title in eight years with an emphatic six-stroke victory at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship on Sunday.

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Golf: FedExCup champion Thomas wins CJ Cup in Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - American Justin Thomas birdied the second extra hole of a playoff against Marc Leishman to win the PGA Tour's $9.25 million CJ Cup at the Nine Bridges Golf Club on Jeju island on Sunday.

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Marquez wins in Australia to extend title lead

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Marc Marquez moved to within touching distance of a fourth MotoGP world title with victory at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday, his sixth win of the season giving him a 33-point lead over nearest rival Andrea Dovizioso with two races remaining.

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NBA: Highlights of Saturday's NBA games

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from National Basketball Association games on Saturday:

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Baseball: Astros reach World Series after Game 7 win over Yankees

(Reuters) - The Houston Astros reached Major League Baseball's World Series for the first time since 2005 after beating the New York Yankees 4-0 in Game Seven of the American League Championship Series on Saturday.

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Mexican Paredes wins cliff diving title in Chile

LAGO RANCO, Chile (Reuters) - Mexican Jonathan Paredes capitalized on a late mistake by six-time champion Gary Hunt to win his maiden Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series title in Chile on Saturday.

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Hamilton blasts to U.S. Grand Prix pole

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton pulverized the track record to claim pole position on Saturday ahead of a U.S. Grand Prix that could secure the Mercedes driver's fourth Formula One world championship.

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Hamilton on pole for U.S. Grand Prix

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton pulverized the track record to claim pole position on Saturday ahead of a U.S. Grand Prix that could clinch the Mercedes driver a fourth Formula One world championship.

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Chen, Medvedeva win grand prix opener

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Nathan Chen of the United States won the first grand prix event of the season in Moscow on Saturday, while Russia's Evgenia Medvedeva took first place in the women's event despite a fall.

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Hamilton completes U.S. Grand Prix practice sweep

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Formula One title favorite Lewis Hamilton was fastest in final practice at the U.S. Grand Prix on Saturday with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel closing the gap after putting the previous day's problems behind him.

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Home favorite Garcia leads Valderrama Masters by one shot

MADRID (Reuters) - Sergio Garcia heads the leaderboard by one shot on home territory going into the final round of the Andalucia Valderrama Masters, while Daniel Brooks put himself in contention.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: For the First Time, Hearing the Birds Chirp and the Wind Whistle

Charlen Evans, who has been hearing-impaired her whole life, got a cochlear implant in 2012. She has since returned to college in hopes of someday working with deaf students.

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Motor racing: Gasly's U.S. Grand Prix absence proves in vain

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Bad weather in Japan dashed French driver Pierre Gasly's hopes of winning the Japanese Super Formula title instead of competing at this weekend's U.S. Formula One Grand Prix.

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Chen wins grand prix opener, Hanyu second

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Nathan Chen of the United States won the first grand prix event of the season in Moscow on Saturday, defeating Japanese rival Yuzuru Hanyu by just over three points.

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Finals rookies ready to rock in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - All three debutants at the WTA Finals will be hoping to continue their stellar campaigns for at least another week by making a positive impact at the season-ending elite eight-woman event in Singapore.

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Top-ranked Halep hoping to keep dream alive at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Simona Halep is still coming to terms with her rise to the top of the world rankings at the start of the month but is trying not to let the euphoria of the achievement distract her at the eight-woman WTA Finals which starts on Sunday.

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Thomas battles back in Korea, shares lead with Brown

SEOUL (Reuters) - Justin Thomas refused to be thrown off his game by a double bogey midway through the third round of the $9.25 million CJ Cup in South Korea on Saturday, carding a battling 70 to set the pace with Scott Brown at the Nine Bridges course on Jeju island.

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Refreshed Muguruza braced for big hitters in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Garbine Muguruza feels fit and fresh ahead of the WTA Finals with the Spanish world number two keen to bank on her experience of previous visits to Singapore to emerge from a group containing the tour's hardest hitters in the round-robin phase.

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Marquez snatches pole for Australian Grand Prix

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - World champion Marc Marquez steered his Honda onto pole for the fourth year in a row at the Australian Grand Prix on Saturday, striking a major blow in the title race with his main rival Andrea Dovizioso only 11th fastest after an earlier crash.

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Verlander, Astros force decisive Game 7 vs. Yanks

(The Sports Xchange) - Justin Verlander continued his masterful pitching in elimination games and the Houston Astros turned a breakthrough fifth inning into a 7-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Friday night at Minute Maid Park in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series.

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Australia's Groves cleared of breach of whereabouts rules

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Rio Olympics silver medalist Madeline Groves has been cleared of a third breach of anti-doping 'whereabouts rules' and is free to compete at next year's Commonwealth Games, Swimming Australia said on Saturday.

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Oakland Raiders' Lynch suspended one game for pushing official

(Reuters) - Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch has been suspended for one game after pushing an official and grabbing his jersey during their home win over the Kansas City Chiefs, the NFL said in a statement on Friday.

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Sacramento Kings hire full-time female coach

(The Sports Xchange) - Jenny Boucek became the second current full-time female coach in the NBA on Friday, when the Sacramento Kings hired the former WNBA coach as assistant coach for player development.

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UPDATE 3-Brazil judge gives creditors more time to work out Oi restructuring

SAO PAULO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - The judge overseeing phone carrier Oi SA's bankruptcy case agreed on Friday to give creditors and the company more time to reconcile competing restructuring proposals, 16 months into Brazil's largest in-court reorganization.

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Motor racing-Hamilton smashes track record in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Formula One title favorite Lewis Hamilton shattered the Circuit of the Americas track record on Friday as he dominated practice for a U.S. Grand Prix that could bring him a fourth world championship.

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Chen, Medvedeva lead in grand prix opener

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Nathan Chen of the United States stunned reigning world champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan in the grand prix season opening in Moscow by taking first place in the short program, while two-time world champion Evgenia Medvedeva again showcased her dominance of the women's circuit.

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With time, shoe inserts may help ease plantar heel pain

(Reuters Health) - It could take a little time for orthotic shoe inserts to help relieve plantar heel pain, but the prefabricated versions sold in drugstores may work just as well as more expensive custom alternatives, a recent study suggests.

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Tennis: Dimitrov through to semis in Stockholm

(Reuters) - Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov moved closer to qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-3 6-4 victory over Germany's Mischa Zverev to reach the semi-finals of the Stockholm Open on Friday, setting up a clash with Fabio Fognini.

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Lin out for season after knee surgery, Nets confirm

(Reuters) - Chinese-American Jeremy Lin will miss the rest of the NBA season, the Brooklyn Nets confirmed on Friday after the guard underwent surgery.

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Baker out as Nationals manager after two seasons

(The Sports Xchange) - Dusty Baker will not return to manage the Washington Nationals in 2018, the team announced Friday.

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Tennis: Muguruza is WTA's Player of the Year

LONDON (Reuters) - Spain's Garbine Muguruza has been named the Women's Tennis Association's (WTA) Player of the Year after reaching number one in the rankings and winning Wimbledon.

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Chen first, Hanyu second in grand prix opener

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Reigning world champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan opened his grand prix season in Moscow on Friday by finishing second in the short program behind Nathan Chen of the United States.

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Motor racing: Hamilton fastest in U.S. Grand Prix practice

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Formula One title favorite Lewis Hamilton led the way in first free practice at the U.S. Grand Prix on Friday with a lap half a second faster than his closest rival Sebastian Vettel's best effort.

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Russia's Kasatkina, Germany's Goerges reach Kremlin Cup final

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Daria Kasatkina and Julia Goerges of Germany will meet in the final of the Kremlin Cup after defeating their semi-final opponents in Moscow on Friday.

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Motor racing: Hartley will have hefty grid penalty for F1 debut

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - New Zealander Brendon Hartley collected a grid penalty before he had even stepped into the car for his Formula One debut at the U.S. Grand Prix on Friday.

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Motor racing: Red Bull keep Verstappen under contract to 2020

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Dutch driver Max Verstappen has signed a contract extension keeping him at Red Bull through the 2020 season, the Formula One team said on Friday.

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Chen first, Hanyu second in grand prix season opener short program

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Reigning world champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan opened his grand prix season in Moscow on Friday by finishing second in the short program behind Nathan Chen of the United States.

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Venus secures Muguruza rematch at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Venus Williams will get an opportunity to avenge her Wimbledon final defeat by Garbine Muguruza at the eight-player WTA Finals after the veteran American was placed in the same round-robin group as the Spaniard at Friday's draw.

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Athletics: De Grasse eyes Canadian 100m record

TORONTO (Reuters) - Andre De Grasse is eager to return stronger from a season-ending hamstring injury that deprived him of a showdown with Usain Bolt and is now focused on breaking the Canadian 100 meters record.

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Kremlin says 'old friend' Blatter welcome to attend World Cup in Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and ex-UEFA head Michel Platini will both be welcome to attend the 2018 soccer World Cup in Russia as "old friends" of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.

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Cycling: Doctor at center of 'jiffy bag' probe resigns due to ill health

LONDON (Reuters) - The British Cycling doctor at the center of Team Sky's "jiffy bag" saga has resigned due to ill health, the organization said in a statement on Friday.

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Golf: Korean women's scores scrubbed after controversial ruling

SEOUL (Reuters) - A top Korean golf official resigned on Friday after a rules controversy at a domestic tournament saw penalties issued then rescinded, players threaten to withdraw, and all first-round scores at the KB Financial Star Championship scrubbed.

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Golf: Thomas slips back at CJ Cup, List leads

SEOUL (Reuters) - After opening the CJ Cup with a stunning nine-under-par 63, Justin Thomas battled blowy conditions and some bad breaks before slipping out of the lead after a two-over 74 at the Nine Bridges course on the South Korean island of Jeju on Friday.

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South Korea stresses safety of Pyeongchang Olympics to diplomats, companies

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's foreign ministry stressed the Pyeongchang Olympics will be safe from North Korean provocations in a briefing to diplomats and executives at foreign companies in the country on Friday, as concerns persist over tensions with the North.

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Tennis: Hopeful Eight seek starring role in Singapore showdown

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - All eight women competing at the WTA Finals will go into the tournament believing they have a genuine chance of finishing the season on a high note when round-robin play starts on Sunday without a clear favorite for the title.

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Highlights from Thursday's NHL games

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from National Hockey League games on Thursday:

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Last gasp touchdown sees Raiders stun Chiefs

(The Sports Xchange) - Derek Carr threw a two-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree with no time remaining on Thursday, lifting the Raiders to a stunning 31-30 victory against the Kansas City Chiefs that just may have saved Oakland's season.

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PRESS DIGEST-New York Times business news - Oct 20

Oct 20 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Dodgers beat Cubs in Game Five to reach World Series

(Reuters) - The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 11-1 on Thursday to clinch the National League Championship Series 4-1 and advance to Major League Baseball's World Series for the first time since 1988.

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South Korea to stress safety of Pyeongchang Olympics to diplomats, companies

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's foreign ministry will stress the Pyeongchang Olympics will be safe from North Korean provocations in a briefing to diplomats and executives at foreign companies in the country on Friday, as concerns persist over tensions with the North.

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BRIEF-‍Qualcomm Technologies and SenseTime Group announce plans to collaborate on artificial intelligence and machine learning for future mobile, IoT products​

* Co,SenseTime Group announce plans to collaborate on artificial intelligence and machine learning for future mobile, IoT products​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Motor racing: Alonso could race Daytona 24 Hours before Le Mans

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - McLaren's Fernando Alonso, who made a big impression in the Indianapolis 500 this year, could enter the Daytona 24 Hours sportscar race in January ahead of a later attempt to win Le Mans.

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U.S. EPA to shrink response time for permit requests: Pruitt

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will respond to permit requests within six months by the end of 2018, part of the agency's goal to reduce regulations and delays, Administrator Scott Pruitt said on Thursday.

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Motor racing: Hopkirk replaces Warwick as BRDC president

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Monte Carlo rally winner Paddy Hopkirk has been elected president of the British Racing Drivers' Club that owns Silverstone circuit, the BRDC said.

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PRESS DIGEST- Financial Times - Oct. 20

Oct 20 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Yankees adjust to new label: likeable underdogs

(Reuters) - The New York Yankees, traditionally one of the most reviled teams in Major League Baseball due to its long history of success, are adjusting to a new label - likeable underdogs.

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Motor racing: Vettel hopes to keep the fat lady quiet

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel refused to give up on the Formula One championship on Thursday and found support from title favorite Lewis Hamilton.

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Brazil's former Olympic chief to stand trial in Rio 2016 bribes case

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's former head of the national Olympics committee (COB), Carlos Nuzman will stand trial for his role in a corruption case involving alleged bribery aimed at making Rio de Janeiro the host of the 2016 Games, a Brazilian judge decided on Thursday.

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FIFA to look into changing nationality rules

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA is considering an overhaul of the rules which govern players’ eligibility for national teams, including a proposal which would allow them to switch allegiance in certain circumstances.

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Motor racing: Hartley calls on his old mates for advice

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - New Zealander Brendon Hartley has been grilling fellow-Antipodeans Mark Webber and Daniel Ricciardo for all the information he can get as he prepares for his Formula One debut in Texas on Sunday.

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Books of The Times: In ‘Righteous,’ a Stand-Up Sleuth Investigates His Brother’s Murder

Joe Ide’s follow-up to his award-winning debut novel, “IQ,” begins in the exact spot that story left off: in a junkyard with a car full of evidence.

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Brazil court orders release of former Olympic committee chief

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A Brazilian court ordered the release from jail of former head of the national Olympics committee Carlos Arthur Nuzman on Thursday, according to the court's press office.

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Goerges, Kasatkina reach Kremlin Cup semi-finals

MOSCOW (Reuters) - German Julia Goerges and Russian Daria Kasatkina enjoyed straight-sets wins on Thursday to reach the Kremlin Cup semi-finals, where they will be joined by Irina Begu and Natalia Vikhlyantseva.

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Tennis: Berdych, Kyrgios cut seasons short due to injuries

LONDON (Reuters) - Czech Tomas Berdych and Australian Nick Kyrgios are the latest leading players to end their seasons early due to injury problems, they said on Thursday.

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FIFA reaches agreement to help unpaid players

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA has reached an agreement that will help players leave their clubs when they do not get paid on time.

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Motor racing: Hamilton says no plans to 'take a knee' in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Formula One title favorite Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday he sympathized with athletes protesting racism in the United States but had no plans to kneel during the national anthem before Sunday's U.S. Grand Prix.

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Nets' Lin set to miss season with knee injury

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jeremy Lin's 2017-18 NBA season looks to be over after the Chinese-American suffered a knee injury that left him writhing in pain on the court in his team's season-opening loss, the Brooklyn Nets said on Thursday.

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Putin says IOC under U.S. pressure to bar Russia from Pyeongchang Games

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was being pressured by the United States to prevent Russia from taking part in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

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BRIEF-MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS COMMITS TO CERTAIN TIMELINES WITH U.S. DOJ

* MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS SAYS ‍ON OCT 17, CO COMMITTED TO CERTAIN TIMELINES WITH UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE​ - SEC FILING

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UPDATE 1-In blow to Britain, Goldman CEO says to spend more time in Frankfurt

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs chief executive Lloyd Blankfein is planning to spend a lot more time in Frankfurt, he said on Thursday, as the Wall Street bank pushes ahead with plans to make the German city a major base after Britain leaves the European Union.

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Motor racing: Alonso staying at McLaren in 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Double world champion Fernando Alonso will stay in Formula One with McLaren next season, the team said at the U.S. Grand Prix on Thursday.

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Basketball: Injured Lin set to miss season, say Nets

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jeremy Lin is expected to miss the entire 2017-18 NBA season after suffering a serious right knee injury in the Brooklyn Nets' regular-season opener on Wednesday night, his team said.

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Tennis: Berdych cuts season short with back problem

LONDON (Reuters) - Czech Tomas Berdych is the latest player to end his season early after announcing he would miss tournaments in Vienna and Paris because of a back injury.

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Stocks stumble off all-time highs, kiwi takes a dive

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks set a fresh record high before stalling in Europe on Thursday, as the longest winning streak for Japanese stocks since 1998 and the first close above 23,000 for Wall Street's Dow index helped to offset nerves about Spain.

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Obama hits campaign trail for first time since leaving White House

(Reuters) - Former President Barack Obama returns to the campaign trail on Thursday for the first time since he left the White House, venturing out to support Democrats in two governor's races that could offer a clue about the national mood before next year's midterm elections.

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Challenger Takam ready to give Joshua a 'proper fight'

(Reuters) - France-based Cameroonian Carlos Takam believes he can take the fight to world champion Anthony Joshua when the duo battle for the Briton's IBF, IBO and WBA (Super) heavyweight titles in Cardiff on Oct. 28.

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Olympics: Champions League winner Park to be first South Korean to carry Games flame

ATHENS (Reuters) - Champions League winner Park Ji-sung will be the first South Korean to carry the flame for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics after the torch lighting ceremony in Olympia next week, the Greek Olympic committee said on Thursday.

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World stocks stumble after all-time high, kiwi takes a dive

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks set a fresh record high before stalling in Europe on Thursday, as the longest winning streak for Japanese stocks since 1998 and the first close above 23,000 for Wall Street's Dow index helped to offset nerves in Spain.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks stumble after all-time high, kiwi takes a dive

* MSCI world index drops off latest high as Spain weighs on Europe China Q3 GDP growth slows slightly to 6.8 pct vs 6.9 pct in Q2

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Golf: Thomas surges clear as PGA Tour makes Korea debut

SEOUL (Reuters) - Justin Thomas made a slow start to the PGA Tour's CJ Cup in South Korea on Thursday with a bogey at his opening hole but the FedExCup champion soon caught fire, carding seven birdies and a pair of eagles in a nine-under round of 63 to lead the way.

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Highlights from Wednesday's NHL games

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Europe’s Fastest-Growing Economy Could Be Headed for Trouble

Much of the growth in Romania is the product of a consumer bonanza, and economists worry that the good times cannot last given a lack of investment.

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Tanaka lauded after pitching gem for Yankees

(Reuters) - Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka maintained an aggressive mindset to pitch the New York Yankees within a victory of the World Series and a potential showdown with compatriot Yu Darvish.

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Books of The Times: With ‘La Belle Sauvage,’ Philip Pullman Begins a New Trilogy

The author of the “His Dark Materials” trilogy returns, with answers to the questions what happened first and what happens next.

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METALS-Copper marks time ahead of China reports

MELBOURNE, Oct 19 (Reuters) - London copper marked time on Thursday amid prospects of better demand and ahead of a slew of economic readings out of China that were expected to signal a slowdown in economic growth. FUNDAMENTALS * LME COPPER: Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange was barely changed at $6,982 a tonne by 0136 GMT, having closed a tad softer in the previous session. A close below the $7,000 watermark may trigger a technical consolidation. LME copper hit

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Highlights of MLB playoff games on Wednesday

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Fallen Troops’ Families Tell of Meeting Presidents: Sympathy and Sometimes Discomfort

President Trump’s condolence call to the widow of a slain soldier was outside the usual range of encounters with presidents, wounded service members and families of those killed said.

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Dow ends above 23,000 for first time; IBM jumps

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 23,000 for the first time on Wednesday, driven by a jump in IBM after it hinted at a return to revenue growth.

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US STOCKS-Dow ends above 23,000 for first time; IBM jumps

* Indexes up: Dow 0.7 pct, S&P 0.1 pct, Nasdaq 0.01 pct (Adds FACTBOX and GRAPHIC on Dow milestones)

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Longtime AmEx CEO Kenneth Chenault is stepping down

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Dow closes above 23,000 for first time; IBM soars

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 23,000 for the first time on Wednesday, driven by a jump in IBM after it hinted at a return to revenue growth.

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Hayward receives encouragement from NBA players who overcame injuries

(Reuters) - After suffering a devastating ankle fracture just five minutes into his debut as a Boston Celtic on Tuesday, forward Gordon Hayward received encouragement from NBA players who overcame gruesome injuries of their own before returning to the league.

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Dow closes above 23,000 for first time; IBM jumps

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow Jones industrial average closed above the 23,000 level for the first time on Wednesday, driven by a jump in IBM after the computing giant hinted at a return to revenue growth.

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Trump and NFL at odds on how to get players to stand for anthem

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Football League rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's calls to punish players who kneel for the national anthem to protest racism, but said on Wednesday players "should" stand and it hopes the demonstrations will stop.

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Former Penn State coach Sandusky denied new child sex abuse trial

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday denied a request by former Penn State University football coach Jerry Sandusky for a new trial on charges that he sexually assaulted pre-teen and teenaged boys for 15 years.

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Soccer: FA under fire from MPs after apologies to women players

LONDON (Reuters) - The Football Association made a public apology to England women's soccer internationals Eniola Aluko and Drew Spence on Wednesday for comments that were "discriminatory on grounds of race" made to them by former manager Mark Sampson.

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BRIEF-Brazilian antitrust authority approves AT&T acquisition of Time Warner

* Brazilian antitrust authority approves AT&T acquisition of Time Warner

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Cryptocurrency hedge funds top 100 for first time

LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge funds that trade cryptocurrencies reached over 100 for the first time, according to new data from fintech research house Autonomous NEXT, of which more than three-quarters launched in 2017.

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Brazil's former Olympic chief charged in 2016 Games bribes investigation

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian prosecutors charged the former head of the national Olympics committee (COB), Carlos Nuzman, and five other people on Wednesday with corruption based on an investigation of alleged bribery to have Rio de Janeiro host the 2016 Games.

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UPDATE 1-Puma raises outlook for third time this year

* Puma, Adidas taking U.S. market share from Nike (Adds details, background)

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Brazil's Nuzman charged in 2016 Olympic Games bribes investigation

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian prosecutors charged the former head of the national Olympics committee (COB), Carlos Nuzman, and five other people on Wednesday with racketeering based on a probe of alleged bribery to win the selection of Rio de Janeiro to host the 2016 Games.

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Trump slams NFL for not making players stand for anthem

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the National Football League on Wednesday for not forcing players to stand for the national anthem, firing back after league officials meeting in New York chose instead to effectively back players' right to political activism.

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Mercedes and Hamilton on brink of F1 titles

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton could be crowned Britain's first four-times Formula One world champion in Texas this weekend while Mercedes are on the brink of a fourth consecutive constructor's title.

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Swiss cabinet backs bid to host 2026 Olympic Games

ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss government threw its weight behind a bid to host the 2026 Olympic Winter Games, promising on Wednesday to provide up to 1 billion Swiss francs ($1.02 billion) to support the campaign.

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UPDATE 3-Akzo cuts profit goal for second time since fending off PPG

* Still planning special dividend, chemicals sale (Recasts to focus on Akzo's missed promise, adds detail)

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Dow set to open above 23,000 for the first time

(Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average was poised to open above 23,000 for the first time on Wednesday following a series of upbeat earnings reports from marquee companies.

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Spanish Olympic high jump champion Beitia announces retirement

MADRID (Reuters) - Olympic champion high jumper Ruth Beitia has retired from athletics due to persistent injuries, the Spaniard announced on Wednesday.

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US STOCKS-Dow set to open above 23,000 for the first time

Oct 18 (Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average was poised to open above 23,000 for the first time on Wednesday following a series of upbeat earnings reports from marquee companies.

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Trump chides NFL for not forcing players to stand for anthem

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized the National Football League for not forcing its players to stand during pre-game renditions of the U.S. national anthem, furthering his feud with the nation's most popular sports league.

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Judge to rule on ex-Penn State coach Sandusky's bid for new trial

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania judge is due to rule on Wednesday whether former Penn State University football coach Jerry Sandusky will receive a new trial on charges that he sexually assaulted pre-teen and teenaged boys for 15 years.

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) nytimes.com

Frugal Traveler: Navigating Sometimes Chaotic, Always Fascinating Addis Ababa

Not only can the Ethiopian capital be done inexpensively, you will also find fascinating cultural landmarks, wonderful food and an almost unparalleled coffee culture.

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Boxing: Title, not payday the prize Pulev seeks

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria's Kubrat Pulev has no regrets about pulling out of his fight against world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua due to a shoulder injury and says he has not given up hope of fighting the Briton.

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Soccer: Reyna blasts U.S. 'arrogance' after World Cup exit

(Reuters) - Former Captain Claudio Reyna blasted the U.S. Soccer program on Tuesday, a week after the United States failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.

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Highlights from Tuesday's NHL games

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from National Hockey League games on Tuesday:

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Highlights of Tuesday's MLB playoff games

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Tuesday's Major League Baseball playoff games:

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TIMELINE-Rio Tinto faces fraud charges over Mozambique coal investment

SYDNEY, Oct 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday charged mining company Rio Tinto Plc and two of its former top executives with fraud, saying they inflated the value of coal assets in Mozambique and concealed critical information while tapping the market for billions of dollars.

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Nadal withdraws from Basel with knee problem

(Reuters) - World number one Rafa Nadal has withdrawn from the upcoming Basel indoors tournament due to a knee issue, the Spaniard has said.

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Judge delivers again as Yankees get the verdict

(Reuters) - New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge delivered once again with a home run that paved the way for a come-from-behind 6-4 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday, squaring their best-of-seven American League Championship Series at 2-2.

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Bulls' Mirotic suffers fractured jaw in fight with team mate

(Reuters) - Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic suffered a fractured jaw and a concussion after fighting with team mate BobbyPortis in practice, the NBA reported on its website on Tuesday.

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Hayward fractures ankle in first appearance for Celtics

(The Sports Xchange) - New Boston Celtics star forward Gordon Hayward fractured his left ankle when he was bumped in the air by LeBron James and fell with his leg pinned under him in the first quarter of the NBA's season opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday.

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Elliott eligible to play for Cowboys this weekend, judge rules

(Reuters) - Ezekiel Elliott is eligible to play for the Dallas Cowboys this weekend following a court ruling on Tuesday, NFL.com reported.

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NFL policy on anthem kneeling unchanged, despite Trump rebuke

NEW YORK (Reuters) - National Football League officials weighed the fervor of players protesting racism against U.S. President Donald Trump's anger at their autumn meeting on Tuesday with supporters of the players kneeling outside in solidarity.

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Sharapova out, Gavrilova through to second round of Kremlin Cup

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova was swept away in the first round of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow on Tuesday by Magdalena Rybarikova, while sixth-seeded Daria Gavrilova beat Kristyna Pliskova to make it to the round of 16.

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Books of The Times: A Graphic Novelist’s Passionate Anatomy of New York

Julia Wertz’s majestic portrait of the city is a collection of dramatic streetscapes and hidden histories.

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Deforestation drops for first time in three years in Brazil's Amazon

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon fell 16 percent in the year to July 2017 compared to the same period a year prior, the first decline in three years, the country's environment minister said on Tuesday.

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NFL meeting kicks off in New York as protesters kneel outside

NEW YORK (Reuters) - National Football League officials weighed the fervor of players protesting racism against U.S. President Donald Trump's anger as their two-day autumn meeting began on Tuesday with supporters of the players kneeling outside in solidarity.

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BRIEF-Whatsapp rolls out feature allowing users to share location in real-time - blog

* Says rolling out a new feature that allows users to share location in real-time Source text: (http://bit.ly/2yxcZ5o)

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Golf: Furyk hopes Tiger will play role on U.S. Ryder Cup team

(Reuters) - Jim Furyk said on Tuesday he hopes Tiger Woods will be a part of his team at next year's Ryder Cup, calling the injury-plagued golfer a valuable resource to a U.S. squad looking to snap a 25-year drought on European soil.

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Golf: Furyk and Bjorn follow in Palmer's footsteps by hitting balls off Eiffel Tower

PARIS (Reuters) - Ryder Cup captains Thomas Bjorn and Jim Furyk hit synchronized shots off a platform high up on the Eiffel Tower to continue the countdown to next year's showdown between Europe and the United States - to be held in France for the first time.

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Dow tops 23,000-mark for the first time on strong earnings

(Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average breached the 23,000-mark for the first time on Tuesday, powered by strong earnings from UnitedHealth and Johnson & Johnson.

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Me Time: I Took It With a Grain of Salt

You can hang out on a beach made of salt or lie naked in a pod. Either way, prepare to moisturize afterward.

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US STOCKS-Dow tops 23,000-mark for the first time on strong earnings

* Indexes: Dow up 0.05 pct, S&P flat, Nasdaq down 0.05 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

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'Auf Wiedersehen Innsbruck': Olympics 'disappointed' by Winter Games snub

(Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday said it was disappointed that the voters in Innsbruck stopped the city's plan to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics.

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NBA: Opening-night rosters feature 108 international players

(Reuters) - Opening night rosters for the NBA's 2017-18 season, which begins on Tuesday, will feature 108 international players from a record 42 countries and territories, according to the league.

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Fatty liver disease fastest-growing reason for transplants in young U.S. adults

(Reuters Health) - Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and its more aggressive form, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, have become the fastest-growing reasons for liver transplants in young Americans, according to a recent study.

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Motor racing: Usain Bolt to put Hamilton under starter's orders

LONDON (Reuters) - Usain Bolt, the "world's fastest man", will be putting Formula One title favorite Lewis Hamilton under starter's orders for what could be a decisive U.S. Grand Prix this weekend.

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Dow cruises past 23,000 for 1st time

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Dow breaches 23,000-mark for the first time

(Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average breached the 23,000 mark for the first time on Tuesday led by more than 5 percent gain in UnitedHealth.

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US STOCKS-Dow breaches 23,000-mark for the first time

* Indexes: Dow up 0.05 pct, S&P flat, Nasdaq down 0.05 pct (Updates prices, changes comment, adds details)

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Journalist: Why does Trump just make stuff up all the time?

Ryan Lizza and Jason Miller argue about whether President Trump is making false claims.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Dow cracks 23,000 mark for the first time

Oct 17 (Reuters) - The Dow Industrials breached the 23,000 mark for the first time on Tuesday, helped by a rally in shares of UnitedHealth and Johnson & Johnson.

New York Yankees nytimes.com

Yankee Fans Take Another Poll: This Time They Like Joe

Girardi, the Yankees manager, was excoriated by the team’s fans after he blundered in the first round of the playoffs. But now it’s the second round, and all is forgiven.

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Sharapova loses to Rybarikova in Kremlin Cup return

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova lost 7-6(3) 6-4 to Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova at the Kremlin Cup on Tuesday in her first match in Russia since returning from a doping ban this year.

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Cycling-Froome faces Dumoulin duel in 2018 Tour route full of surprises

PARIS (Reuters) - Tom Dumoulin should be Chris Froome's main rival as the Briton targets a record-equaling fifth title in the 2018 Tour de France, the route for which was unveiled on Tuesday.

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Froome faces Dumoulin duel in 2018 Tour route full of surprises

PARIS (Reuters) - Tom Dumoulin should be Chris Froome's main rival as the Briton targets a record-equalling fifth title in the 2018 Tour de France, the route for which was unveiled on Tuesday.

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IOC 'disappointed' by Innsbruck snub, still hopes for good bids

(Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday said it was disappointed by the referendum defeat of Innsbruck's plan to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics, with some in the movement saying another dual Games award could be on the cards.

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U.S. takes aim at Yemeni Islamic State for first time

DUBAI (Reuters) - The United States said it launched its first attack on Islamic State's deadly Yemen branch on Monday with a series of nighttime airstrikes that residents said targeted two villages and killed several people.

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Australian rules-AFL criticized after transgender player ruled ineligible

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Australian Football League has come under fire after ruling a transgender footballer ineligible for selection a day before the national draft for the professional women's competition.

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Cycling: Belgian rider Bakelants recovering after spinal surgery

(Reuters) - Belgian rider Jan Bakelants is on the road to recovery following spinal surgery after suffering multiple fractures to his vertebrae in a horror fall at the Giro di Lombardia this month.

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Boxing: Joshua to face Takam in title defense after Pulev withdraws

(Reuters) - Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF world title against Carlos Takam after Bulgaria's Kubrat Pulev withdrew due to a shoulder injury.

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Mariota returns to help Titans beat Colts

(The Sports Xchange) - The Tennessee Titans ended an 11-game losing streak to the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night with a big pass and a big defensive play.

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Judge gets Yankees back in ALCS in 8-1 rout

(The Sports Xchange) - Aaron Judge hit a three-run homer and made two outstanding catches in right field as the New York Yankees beat the Houston Astros 8-1 in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Monday.

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Highlights from Monday's NHL game

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from National Hockey League games on Monday:

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Cycling: Tour organizers seek uncharted territory

PARIS (Reuters) - Every year since he took over from Jean-Marie Leblanc in 2006, Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme has tried to spice up the route with new climbs to make the race more exciting.

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The Tennessee senator says his harsh critique of the President has 'been building for some time'

He called the White House "an adult day care center." He suggested President Donald Trump was setting the nation on a course to "World War III." And he said Trump "concerns me," adding that the President was treating the office "like a reality show."

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Honduras coach calls FIFA playoff dates 'inhumane'

(Reuters) - FIFA's decision to schedule the World Cup qualifier between Australia and Honduras with just five days in between the two matches was "inhumane", the Central Americans' coach Jorge Luis Pinto has said.

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Tiger cleared by doctors to return to golf: ESPN

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods has been cleared to resume full golf activity with no restrictions by the doctor that performed back surgery on the 14-time major champion in April, ESPN reported on Monday.

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NFL to tackle protests as Trump decries 'disrespectful' players

(Reuters) - The National Football League will tackle criticism from President Donald Trump over players who protest racial discrimination by kneeling during the U.S. national anthem when league officials gather with team owners in New York for their autumn meeting this week.

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Six times President Trump denied collusion

In the face of ongoing scrutiny over interference in the 2016 election, Donald Trump has strongly denied any ties or collusion with Russia.

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Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino fired amid corruption probe

(Reuters) - The University of Louisville fired Hall of Fame basketball coach Rick Pitino on Monday amid a national investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation of allegations of corruption in college basketball.

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NFL seeks compromise solution to anthem protests

(Reuters) - The National Football League will try to find a way to move on from the controversial issue of players protesting during the national anthem before games when it meets with team owners in New York this week for a regularly-scheduled meeting.

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Books of The Times: The Life of Oriana Fallaci, Guerrilla Journalist

Fallaci, whose interviews got the better of famous figures from Henry Kissinger to Muammar el-Qaddafi, is the subject of a new biography.

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Mike Ashley puts Newcastle United up for sale

(Reuters) - Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley put the Premier League club up for sale on Monday, signaling a possible end to his decade-long reign at St James' Park.

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Golf: Ridley takes over as Augusta National chairman

(Reuters) - Fred Ridley said it was humbling to begin his tenure as chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the U.S. Masters Tournament on Monday.

Space and Astronomy nytimes.com

LIGO Detects Fierce Collision of Neutron Stars for the First Time

Seen and heard, the fireball is a stunning breakthrough into kilonovas, bursts of energy believed to produce metals like gold and uranium in the universe.

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NBA: All eyes on hardwood for possible anthem protests

(Reuters) - The start of a new NBA season always commands attention, given a thirst for gravity-defying dunks and sweet shooters, but this year many may tune in simply to see if players will defy rules and kneel during the national anthem.

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LeBron's future with Cavs may hinge on success this season

(Reuters) - LeBron James enters the 2017-18 season with a deeper Cleveland Cavaliers team than the one that lost in last year's NBA Finals and anything less than a championship in June could mark the end of his second tenure with the team.

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Commentators unravel 'totally weird' NFL for Chinese fans

BEIJING (Reuters) - As the Denver Broncos prepared to battle the New York Giants on Sunday Night Football, China's top NFL announcers were going through their own pre-game rituals.

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Golf: Hatton stays grounded as hot streak continues

LONDON (Reuters) - Tyrrell Hatton hardly got carried away after winning his second successive tournament on Sunday.

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Ecclestone moving to Switzerland after F1 exit

LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One's former commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone is moving further away from the sport he ruled for decades by relocating to Switzerland.

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Soccer: France join top seeds for World Cup draw

ZURICH (Reuters) - France will be among the top seeds for next month's World Cup draw after they climbed to seventh in the FIFA rankings published on Monday.

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Willett did not want to play golf after 2016 U.S. Masters title

(Reuters) - Danny Willett has detailed his struggles in the months following his U.S. Masters triumph last year in a blog, describing how he did not want to play golf as he did not feel good enough.

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Britain's Johnson says time to begin 'serious negotiations' on Brexit

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said it was time to begin "serious negotiations" on Brexit, hours before his boss, Prime Minister Theresa May, visits Brussels in an attempt to unlock the stalled talks.

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Highlights from Sunday's NHL games

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from National Hockey League games on Sunday:

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Federer eyes ATP Finals title, top ranking after Shanghai triumph

(Reuters) - Roger Federer is eyeing a seventh ATP Finals crown and has not ruled out pinching the world number one ranking from Rafa Nadal if he maintains the form that won him his second Shanghai Masters trophy on Sunday.

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Soccer: Indonesian fans mourn death of keeper in collision with team mate

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian soccer fans are mourning the death of Choirul Huda, the long-term goalkeeper and captain of top flight side Lamongan FC, usually known as Persela, following a collision with a team mate during a weekend match at their stadium in East Java.

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PRESS DIGEST-New York Times business news - Oct 16

Oct 16 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Sharapova eyes strong finish to season after Tianjin title

(Reuters) - Maria Sharapova is looking for a strong finish to a season that began with a doping ban and hit a high in China on Sunday when she won her first title in over two years.

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Turner blasts Dodgers past Cubs, into 2-0 NLCS lead

(The Sports Xchange) - Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner hit a game-winning, three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 2 of the National League Championship Series to give the Dodgers a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.

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India's Flipkart in talks to buy stake in BookMyShow - Economic Times

Oct 16 (Reuters) - Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart is in talks for a partnership with online ticketing platform BookMyShow in a bid to build out its services and transaction offering, the Economic Times newspaper reported.