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Los Angeles Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez his grand slam in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday in Chicago.
Thu, 10/19/2017 - 22:33

LA took the best-of-seven series four games to one and will play the winner of the American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros.

Former President Obama speaks during a campaign rally for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ralph Northam in Richmond, Va.
Thu, 10/19/2017 - 22:31

Former President Obama hit the campaign trail Thursday in support of Democrat Ralph Northam, and took some implicit shots at President Trump and GOP gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 19:53

Weinstein has been dogged by a litany of allegations of sexual misconduct ever since the New York Times reported earlier this month that he has paid off accusers for decades.

Two recalled Ikea dressers are displayed during a Consumer Product Safety Commission news conference in 2016. Since the recall was announced, at least one more toddler has been crushed to death by a falling dresser.
Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:31

Last June Ikea recalled millions of dressers over the risk of tip-over accidents. But the parents of Jozef Dudek, who was crushed by a Malm dresser this May, were not aware of the recall, lawyers say.

A woman wears a mask and filter as she walks to work during heavy pollution in Beijing, China.
Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:30

Researchers looked at the combined effects of air, water and soil pollution on global health to come up with an annual toll.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:04

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly says he was "stunned" and "broken-hearted" hearing criticism of Trump's calls to grieving parents. NPR's Geoff Bennett discusses with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly.

NOAA is predicting warmer-than-average temperatures in December though February for about two-thirds of the contiguous United States.
Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:57

The La Niña weather pattern is likely to develop, boosting snowfall in the Great Lakes and northern Rockies and lowering snowfall in the Mid-Atlantic.

An Afghan National Army soldier searches a vehicle at a checkpoint in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Thursday on the way to the Maiwand army base, the site of the Taliban attack late Wednesday.
Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:24

Just two Afghan soldiers at a base in Afghanistan's Kandahar province were left uninjured. At least 43 were killed. This week, more than 120 people were killed by the militant group.

Luis Guerrero fills barrels with crushed grapes at Valley of the Moon winery in Sonoma, Calif., Oct 16, 2017. Guerrero says he's struggling to pay for rent after the wildfires forced the winery to close.
Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:17

The devastating wildfires in Northern California and killed scores of people and left thousands homeless. They've also left many seasonal agricultural workers without jobs or income.

A police officer in Redford Township, Mich., leads Michael Zaydel to jail after he turned himself in, delivering doughnuts and a bagel while he was at it.
Thu, 10/19/2017 - 15:36

A wanted man made a bet with police on Facebook: If they could get 1,000 shares, he would turn himself in — and bring doughnuts. They did it. And eventually, police posted photos of his promise kept.

Jacinda Ardern will be the next prime minister of New Zealand. Ardern, who has led the Labour Party for less than three months, spoke at a press conference Thursday at Parliament in Wellington after a coalition government was formed.
Thu, 10/19/2017 - 15:29

When Ardern was elected Labour leader just 12 weeks ago, her party's polling numbers surged so rapidly it was dubbed "Jacindamania." She'll be the country's youngest prime minister in 150 years.

President Trump and Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello listen as FEMA Administrator Brock Long speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office on Thursday.
Thu, 10/19/2017 - 15:29

After meeting with the island's governor and the FEMA administrator, the president said things on the island were already pretty rough but he praised residents for their spirit.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 15:17

As Republicans look to overhaul the tax code, we look at the story of a single corporate tax deduction that tells us a lot about how the tax code works.

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday.
Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:05

Opposition from conservatives and waffling support from President Trump remain serious hurdles for the first-ever bipartisan legislation affecting the Affordable Care Act.

The teen protagonist in John Green's latest novel, <em>Turtles All The Way Down,</em> has a type of anxiety disorder that sends her into fearful "thought spirals" of bacterial infection and death.
Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:47

"It starts out with one little thought, and then slowly that becomes the only thought that you're able to have," Green says. His new novel, Turtles All The Way Down, is about a teenage girl with OCD.

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