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Signaling Frustration, Senior House Republican Plans to Quit Early
Amid disarray in Washington, Representative Pat Tiberi of Ohio, a senior lawmaker close to party leaders, is expected to quit midway through his term.
Struggle Over Kirkuk Puts the U.S. and Iran on the Same Side
Kurdish and Iraqi forces, both armed by the Americans, fought each other in Kirkuk. Analysts think Iran played a key role in the dispute’s resolution.
News Analysis: With Loss of Its Caliphate, ISIS May Return to Guerrilla Roots
With the fall of its capital and loss of territory, the Islamic State may be reeling but not vanquished.
U.S. Must Allow Undocumented 17-Year-Old to Have Abortion, Judge Says
Lawyers for the teenager accused federal officials of blocking her access to an abortion by not letting her leave a Texas shelter.
Trump’s Condolence Call to Soldier’s Widow Ignites an Imbroglio
A furious back-and-forth turned what can be an emotionally wrenching encounter into an ugly spectacle between the president and a bereaved citizen.
Is Trump Violating the Constitution? In Absentia, He Defends Himself in Court
At issue is whether the Trump Hotel in Washington violates a provision banning federal officials from accepting economic benefits from governments at home or abroad.
Op-Ed Columnist: The Trumpist Case for Janet Yellen
For his own sake, the president should reappoint the Federal Reserve chairwoman.
American Express C.E.O. Ken Chenault to Step Down
Mr. Chenault, who has led American Express since 2001, is one of corporate America’s few black chief executives.
Deal on North Carolina Bathroom Law Would Expand Transgender Protections
Gov. Roy Cooper and transgender rights advocates said they had drawn up a settlement on the state’s longstanding bathroom dispute.
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Smith impressive in debut, Mavs fall to Hawks 117-111
Hawks, Schroder spoil Smith's debut, top Mavericks 117-111
Aldridge's double-double leads Spurs by Timberwolves, 107-99
Aldridge's double-double leads Spurs by Timberwolves, 107-99
Pelicans drop opener to Grizzlies 103-91
Conley, rookie Brooks lead Grizzlies past Pelicans 103-91
Dennis Smith Jr In Good Company With Debut | The Scoop
Dennis Smith Jr In Good Company With Debut | The Scoop
Twi-lights: Wolves at Spurs
Check out the highlights from the Minnesota Timberwolves' 107-99 loss to the San Antonio Spurs
LEADING OFF: Cubs face Dodgers' Kershaw trailing 3-1 in NLCS
A look at what's happening all around the majors Thursday:
Blazers hand Suns worst loss ever in season opener, 124-76 (Oct 18, 2017)
PHOENIX (AP) Damian Lillard scored 27 points and the Portland Trail Blazers opened the season by handing the Phoenix Suns the most one-sided loss in the franchise's 49-year history, 124-76 on Wednesday night.
Wolves Fastbreak: Wiggins terrific in opener
Kevin Lynch says Andrew Wiggins was terrific in the Minnesota Timberwolves' season opener, a 107-99 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.
Harden, Houston spoil another opener, win 105-100 at Kings (Oct 18, 2017)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) James Harden had 27 points and nine assists, and the Houston Rockets made it a perfect two-game road trip to start the season despite playing this one without Chris Paul, beating the Sacramento Kings 105-100 on Wednesday night.
Cubs avoid sweep, top Dodgers 3-2 to cut NLCS deficit to 3-1 (Oct 18, 2017)
CHICAGO (AP) Javier Baez snapped an 0-for-20 skid with two home runs, Wade Davis hung on for a six-out save and the Chicago Cubs avoided a sweep, holding off the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series.
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Duo Security raises $70 million, a close look at Apple’s self-driving car, Snapchat’s Halloween costume and Abu Dhabi’s state fund is doing business in San Francisco. All this on Crunch Report! Read More
This ultra-cute tiny PS4 controller is a great option for children and the small-handed
If you like playing console games with the younger generation, you may have come across the issue of their tiny hands being unable to perform certain combos, reach certain buttons easily, and so on. While this makes them satisfying opponents, it might be better if they had a controller more suit...
MongoDB prices its IPO at $24 per share
MongoDB has finished up what is essentially the final step in going public, pricing its IPO at $24 and raising $192 million in the process. The company will debut on the public markets tomorrow and will once again test the waters for companies that are looking to build full-fledged businesses on...
Atlas Informatics calls it quits after less than a year
Atlas Informatics, whose Atlas Recall promised an intuitive and powerful way to index all your information across many services, is shutting down less than a year after launch. There will be no long sunset period: all user data will be deleted next Friday, the 27th. Read More
Truffle now lets you share your food tips via iMessage
While you’ve already got Yelp and other apps to help you figure out where to eat, Truffle is designed specifically for sharing recommendations with friends and other people you know. A new update should make that sharing even easier. The big addition is an iMessage app, which means (you guessed ...
Coursera’s chief product officer just left to become a VC
Tom Willerer, who has spent the last four years with the online education company Coursera — the last two as its chief product officer — is moving on from the outfit to become a venture capitalist. Specifically, Willerer is joining Venrock, a venture firm founded nearly 50 years ago to build off...
Blue Apron is laying off hundreds of employees
As Blue Apron approaches its next earnings report in a couple of weeks, the company said Wednesday that it is laying off 6 percent of its staff as part of “a company-wide realignment of personnel to support its strategic priorities.” Blue Apron was one of the big — and most anticipated — consume...
eBay is having a pretty bad day
eBay is not having a great afternoon after posting a pretty ho-hum third quarter that fit roughly in line with analyst estimates, but perhaps not seeing the kinds of leaps that Wall Street is looking for heading into the fourth quarter. The company said it added an additional 2 million active bu...
Adobe says it wants AI to amplify human creativity and intelligence
About a year ago, Adobe announced its Sensei AI platform. Unlike other companies, Adobe says that it has no interest in building a general artificial intelligence platform — instead, it wants to build a platform squarely focused on helping its customers be more creative. This week, at its Max co...
Snap is selling a dancing hot dog costume on Amazon
This might perhaps be the most random thing I ever write, but here goes nothing. Snap, the maker of Snapchat and Spectacles, is selling the dancing hot dog costume on Amazon for $79.99. If you’re a Snapchat or Bitmoji user, you probably know exactly what I’m talking about. Read More