George Soros Transfers Billions to Open Society Foundations
Mr. Soros has moved about $18 billion to Open Society, the charity he founded which promotes human rights around the world. He plans to give still more.
2 Senators Strike Deal on Health Subsidies That Trump Cut Off
A plan by Senators Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Patty Murray of Washington to fund health subsidies for low-income consumers won President Trump’s backing.
As Party Gathers, Xi Jinping Displays a Firm Grip on Power
The Chinese Communist Party, which took power in 1949, is about to overtake the Soviet Union’s as the longest-ruling Communist party in history. Xi Jinping wants to extend that run.
Taliban Breach Afghan Police Posts, Killing Dozens
Militants in suicide vests used explosive-laden vehicles to enter security compounds in two eastern provinces, killing at least 46 police officers.
‘Come Out and Surrender’: Inside Raqqa, With the Fighters Who Drove Off ISIS
A New York Times photographer accompanied Kurdish fighters as they entered Raqqa, the Syrian city that had been a stronghold of the Islamic State.
Navy SEALs Were Ready if Pakistan Failed to Free Family Held as Hostages
American officials asked Pakistan to rescue an American woman, her Canadian husband and their children. With new intelligence on their whereabouts, officials had limited time to act.
Book News: George Saunders Wins the Man Booker Prize for ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’
Mr. Saunders is the second consecutive American writer to win the Man Booker Prize.
Arthur Cinader, Who Started J. Crew, Avatar of Preppy Style, Dies at 90
Mr. Cinader created a retail success story by catering to affluent consumers eager to signal a certain Ivy League pedigree in what they wear.
Asia and Australia Edition: Raqqa, Kirkuk, Marawi: Your Wednesday Briefing
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Raqqa, ISIS ‘Capital,’ Is Captured, U.S.-Backed Forces Say
Loss of the Syrian city is a heavy blow to the militants, but the destruction there is immense, and questions linger about who will govern and rebuild.
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Bulls' Mirotic injured in fight with Portis at practice
CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Bulls say forward Nikola Mirotic suffered multiple broken bones in his face as well as a concussion in a fight with teammate Bobby Portis during practice.
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Furyk to invite Americans to see Ryder Cup course in France
Le Golf National outside Paris, the host course of the Ryder Cup next year, has been part of the European Tour schedule since 1991 and last year was the 25th time it has held the French Open.
Glowinski, Pocic get chance to replace injured Joeckel
RENTON, Wash. (AP) Seahawks guard Luke Joeckel is expected to miss at least four to five weeks after having surgery on his knee.
Judge gives Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott reprieve, temporarily blocking 6-game suspension
NEW YORK (AP) Judge gives Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott reprieve, temporarily blocking 6-game suspension.
Alex Rodriguez, David Ortiz, Frank Thomas and Keith Hernandez help out a young A’s fan
Alex Rodriguez, David Ortiz, Frank Thomas & Keith Hernandez sign some gear for a young Oakland A’s fan.
Blazers opening season without CJ McCollum
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The season opener for the Portland Trail Blazers has come with an unexpected twist: The absence of starter CJ McCollum, who is suspended for Wednesday's game at Phoenix.
Timeline unknown for Jazz's Exum following shoulder surgery
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Dante Exum knew he had suffered a significant injury the moment he awkwardly hit the floor during a preseason game against the Suns on Oct. 6. The diagnosis was a separated shoulder and the Jazz guard and the team took the next 10 days to decide what to do.
Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks shows you how he gets ready for the ALCS.
New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks shows you how he gets rested and ready for the ALCS. #RestedSetGo
Yuli Gurriel's 3-run double gives Houston the lead in Game 4
Yuli Gurriel's 3 run double brings home the first runs of the game to give Houston a 3-0 lead in the 6th.
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Google Lens on Pixel 2 still has a long way to go
The reveal of Google Lens at I/O was one of the most exciting moments of the developer conference, with the tool promising to be a new type of visual browser identifying the world around users and giving them easy access to a web of information and context. I’ve gotten to take a look at a beta o...
Twitter is done with hate symbols and violent groups
Twitter, a platform infested with trolls, hate and abuse, can be one of the worst places on the Internet. As a followup to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s tweetstorm last week, in which he promised to crack down on hate and abuse by implementing more aggressive rules, Twitter is gearing up to roll out...
Ticketmaster is taking NFL ticketing digital
The football ticket is about to go paperless. As part of a multi-year contract extension between The National Football League and Ticketmaster, the ticketing giant has said it will be selling the NFL “the first open architecture, fully digital ticketing system in sports.” Ticketmaster will also ...
WeChat begins censoring users ahead of China’s National Party Congress
Expect to see plenty of censorship news coming out of China over the next week. The country’s National Congress is a hugely influential political summit that takes place every five years, and includes the selection of central party leadership. It is also a time when Chinese censors are on high a...
Allen Institute for AI’s Semantic Scholar adds biomedical papers to its AI-sorted corpus
Semantic Scholar, an effort to index scientific literature using natural language processing and other AI methods, has added tens of millions of papers to its trove, expanding from computer science into biomedical studies. It’s a good opportunity for people in more fields to try this useful tool...
Images hidden in Pokémon GO suggest new Pokémon might appear around Halloween
If you’re still poking around Pokémon GO, there’s a good chance you’ve caught most of what’s available by now. Good news! It seems Niantic is getting really, really close to adding Gen 3 (or “Hoenn”) Pokémon to the game. Some of them, at least. Read More
Genetic testing startup Prenetics gets $40M from investors, including Alibaba’s Hong Kong fund
Prenetics, a genetic testing startup, plans to expand into more Asian countries after raising a $40 million Series B led by Beyond Ventures and Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund. Read More
The next revolution will be reclaiming your digital identity
An identity is a difficult thing to lose. I found this out the hard way when my passport was stolen while backpacking through Asia and Africa earlier this year. The bureaucratic process to get a new passport gave me a glimpse at how broken our system of identity management is today. Fortunately,...
Amazon Studios head Roy Price steps down amid sexual harassment allegations
Less than a week after being suspended from his gig as the head of Amazon Studios, Roy Price has officially stepped down from his role, TechCrunch has learned. The resignation came after producer Isa Hackett told The Hollywood Reporter that she was subject to “shocking and surreal” sexual haras...
WhatsApp joins other messaging platforms with live location sharing
Sharing your current location with someone is a great way to passive-aggressively explain that you’re on your way when they ask where you are. But it also has other uses, and WhatsApp has now joined rivals Facebook Messenger and iMessage in offering the feature (with its own somewhat unique twis...