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Kris Bryant ignites 'MVP' chants as Cubs beat Dodgers in 10 innings Cubs manager Joe Maddon hasn't been shy about wanting to face the best opposing players. Maddon might have been asking for too much Friday night when Los Angeles Dodgers standout second baseman Chase Utley made a diving stop in right field to ...  The Feds Just Gave Amtrak $2.4 Billion. This Is Why It Needs the Money Amtrak Joe did it, you guys. In the waning days of his vice presidency, Joe Biden returned to the station—his home state station in Wilmington, Delaware—to announce the largest Department of Transportation loan in history: $2.45 billion dollars to  Bangladesh 'cafe attack planner killed' in police raid Bangladeshi police say they have stormed a hideout near Dhaka and killed the suspected planner of a cafe attack last month that left 22 people dead. "Tamim Chowdhury is dead," said senior police officer Sanwar Hossain, referring to the ...  Italy earthquake survivors: "The future is finished" Amatrice, Italy (CNN) The summer sun beats brightly down on the streets of the picturesque Italian mountain town, but the people who walk them are not on holiday. Amatrice has become a mausoleum. The town -- home to the beloved Spaghetti ...  Gary Sanchez homers AGAIN as Yankees bomb Orioles 14-4 The kids are all right for Joe Girardi these days, especially when you're talking about the new Sanchize in town — rookie wunderkind Gary Sanchez. The Bombers' 23-year-old catcher is officially the toast of the Bronx and the Big Apple after slugging  Man arrested, charged with murder in deaths of Mississippi nuns A man has been arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in the killing of two Catholic nuns, Mississippi authorities said late Friday. Rodney Earl Sanders, 46, of Kosciusko, was charged after being questioned by Mississippi Bureau of ...  Jeff Samardzija sizzles as Giants beat Braves 7-0 SAN FRANCISCO -- Maybe Matt Moore really did ignite something with his near no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants came home to AT&T Park Friday night and looked like a real contender, punishing the lowly Atlanta Braves 7-0 behind Jeff ...  Truck bomb decimates police headquarters in Turkish town A truck bomb killed 11 police officers and injured 70 others in the Turkish town of Cizre on Friday. The explosion destroyed the police headquarters it targeted. Turkish media is blaming Kurdish militant group the PKK for the attack. File Photo by  What we learned: Tom Brady outshines Garoppolo After failing to lead a scoring drive in six possessions Friday night versus the Panthers, interim quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo can take solace in the notion that Patriots coach Bill Belichick puts little stock in the idea of the third preseason game as  Boaters Rescued From Uninhabited Island After Writing 'SOS' in Sand A pair of mariners stranded on an uninhabited Pacific island for a week were rescued by a U.S. Navy air crew on Friday after writing "SOS" in the sand. The pair of stranded mariners. US Navy. The boaters were marooned on an island in Chuuk State, ...  UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile launches SEOUL The UN Security Council late on Friday condemned a series of missile launches by North Korea after failing to do so earlier this month when China had wanted a statement also to oppose the planned deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system in South ...  Video emerges showing US police pursuing deaf driver A video has emerged purportedly showing the beginning of a chase that resulted with a Highway Patrol trooper fatally shooting a deaf driver two weeks ago. The motorist, Daniel Harris, 29, of Charlotte, was shot during a traffic stop on Aug. 18. The  Video emerges showing US police pursuing deaf driver A video has emerged purportedly showing the beginning of a chase that resulted with a Highway Patrol trooper fatally shooting a deaf driver two weeks ago. The motorist, Daniel Harris, 29, of Charlotte, was shot during a traffic stop on Aug. 18. The  Dollar Bulls Awaken as Yellen Bolsters Outlook for Rate Increase Dollar traders are playing catch-up with the Federal Reserve. The greenback snapped a two-week losing streak after Fed Chair Janet Yellen said the case to raise interest rates is getting stronger, while Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer indicated an  Dollar Bulls Awaken as Yellen Bolsters Outlook for Rate Increase Dollar traders are playing catch-up with the Federal Reserve. The greenback snapped a two-week losing streak after Fed Chair Janet Yellen said the case to raise interest rates is getting stronger, while Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer indicated an  I have never lost faith in Henderson: Klopp Jurgen Klopp could be forgiven for wondering if the season ahead will be designated the year of the Liverpool scapegoat. Following victory over Arsenal, the fans' displeasure was directed at Alberto Moreno. After last weekend's defeat by Burnley, it  Republicans outraged over reported delay of Clinton meeting... WASHINGTON (CNN) - Republicans expressed outrage Friday night after a report said the State Department will not be able to produce all of Hillary Clinton's daily schedules during her time leading the State Department until well after Election Day.  A. Jutanugarn takes 3-shot lead in Canada; Ko 4 back PRIDDIS, Alberta - Ariya Jutanugarn had five birdies in a six-hole stretch and shot an 8-under 64 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead in the Canadian Pacific Women's Open. A week after withdrawing from the Rio Olympics because of a left knee injury  Molitor holds pregame meeting but Twins lose 8th straight TORONTO (AP) — In the final few weeks of a forgettable season, Twins manager Paul Molitor doesn't want his players hanging their heads. Russell Martin and Justin Smoak each homered and drove in five runs as Toronto hammered Minnesota 15-8 Friday ...  Astros fight off Rays with Evan Gattis' walk-off solo shot Needing to inject some life in their fading postseason chances, the Astros, after heading on the road last week on a four-game losing streak, did just that with a 5-2 trip. They needed that momentum to carry into a homestand against two teams out of  Redskins-Bills game night: Grant, Reed and Garcon catch TDs in second quarter of 21-16 win Jump to: Live stats | Intro | TV info | Pregame reading. Final — The action was in the second quarter, and we covered it pretty well below. The fourth quarter was mostly uneventful, even with second- and third-string players in the game, as opposed to  New Trump campaign chief faces scrutiny over voter registration, anti-Semitism Allegations of domestic violence and anti-Semitism from a former wife of Donald Trump's new campaign chief executive brought fresh scrutiny on Friday to how well Trump vets his most senior employees and advisers — another distraction from the themes  New Trump campaign chief faces scrutiny over voter registration, anti-Semitism Allegations of domestic violence and anti-Semitism from a former wife of Donald Trump's new campaign chief executive brought fresh scrutiny on Friday to how well Trump vets his most senior employees and advisers — another distraction from the themes  Ruling ends battle over brain-dead toddler Over parents' objections, a judge orders life support measures removed, and the 2-year-old dies. By Michael E. MillerThe Washington Post. Share. facebook · tweet · email. print Comment. Read Article. It all started with an asthma attack. Israel Stinson  The Colonel's Secret Recipe Revealed? Not So Fast, Says KFC NEW YORK — Has Colonel Sanders' nephew inadvertently revealed to the world the secret blend of 11 herbs and spices behind KFC's fried chicken empire? The company says the recipe published in the Chicago Tribune is not authentic. But that hasn't ...  Final: Quick strike costs Ricky Nolasco, Angels in loss to Tigers Angels second baseman Cliff Pennington, left, tags out the Tigers' James McCann, who was trying to steal second base during the fifth inning of Friday's game in Detroit. DUANE BURLESON, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. By JEFF FLETCHER / STAFF WRITER.  Dwyane Wade addresses fatal shooting of cousin: Enough is enough A woman who was fatally shot while pushing a baby in a stroller on Chicago's South Side has been identified as a cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade. Authorities say Nykea Aldridge, 32, was killed when two males walked up and fired shots at a third man ...  Jupiter, get ready for your close-up: Juno is coming Spacecraft don't get to sleep in on the weekend—and neither do their scientists. On Saturday at 5:51 a.m. Pacific, NASA's Juno spacecraft will swing within roughly 2,500 miles of Jupiter's cloud tops, the closest it will get to the gas giant during  Williams Sisters Could Be in Step for Semifinal Showdown at US Open Novak Djokovic, the world No. 1, took some time off after losing early in the singles and doubles competitions at the Rio Games. Credit Kevin Lamarque/Reuters. If the Williams sisters are to face off in Arthur Ashe Stadium once again, it will be in the  Poverty Could Hobble Colombia's Anti-drug Push After Peace Deal Jose Toconas, 45, shows the drying marijuana plants grown out at his home in the mountains of Tacueyo, Cauca, Colombia, Feb. 10, 2016. Share. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share on Google+ · Email to a Friend. Print. TACUEYO, COLOMBIA —.  Hart situation is a mess for Man City - but Bravo is worth the hassle The Premier League club is desperately trying to find a new home for the ousted England No. 1, but Pep Guardiola will be happy to have found the perfect goalkeeper for his system. While Pep Guardiola has been anxious not to give too much away about the ...  Tunisia parliament approves unity government of Youssef Chahed The Tunisian parliament has voted to approve a new government, which will take office in the next few days. The unity government, led by prime minister-designate Youssef Chahed, was backed by 167 members of the 217-seat parliament. The government ...  Judge declines to halt California's End of Life law RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- A judge refused Friday to temporarily halt a new California law that allows doctors to prescribe a fatal dose of drugs to terminally ill people in pain who wish to end their lives. Superior Court Judge Daniel Ottolia in Riverside  University of Chicago Strikes Back Against Campus Political Correctness University of Chicago students on campus Friday as the summer quarter ends. Credit Joshua Lott for The New York Times. The anodyne welcome letter to incoming freshmen is a college staple, but this week the University of Chicago took a different  Icahn Mocks Ackman's 'Obsession' After Raising Herbalife Stake Herbalife Ltd. backer Carl Icahn waited until after Friday's market close to contradict fellow billionaire Bill Ackman, spending the day adding 2.3 million shares to his stake in the nutrition company as its stock tumbled. In this latest tussle between  Buccaneers make a field goal, lose a wideout to injury After their opening drive stalled inside Cleveland territory, the Buccaneers sent Aguayo into the game to try a 48-yard field goal that was watched a bit more closely than many other preseason field goal attempts. Aguayo has missed two field goals and  Trump and advisers remain split on how far to move toward the middle Ten days after he appointed new campaign leadership, Donald Trump and many of his closest aides and allies remain divided on whether to adopt more mainstream stances or stick with the hard-line conservative positions at the core of his candidacy, ...  Trump and advisers remain split on how far to move toward the middle Ten days after he appointed new campaign leadership, Donald Trump and many of his closest aides and allies remain divided on whether to adopt more mainstream stances or stick with the hard-line conservative positions at the core of his candidacy, ...  Federal Investigators in Brazil to Seek Graft Charges Against Ex-President Da Silva Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the former president of Brazil, in March. Federal investigators said Friday that they would seek corruption charges against him. Credit Paulo Whitaker/Reuters. RIO DE JANEIRO — Federal investigators in Brazil said Friday  China Is Fueling a Submarine Arms Race in the Asia-Pacific A damaging leak of data on India's new submarine highlights how undersea warfare is at the heart of a regional contest for naval supremacy. By Elias GrollElias Groll is a staff writer at Foreign Policy, covering cybersecurity, privacy, and intelligence  Brazil police seek graft charges against ex-president Lula The allegations against Lula and his wife relate to the acquisition and renovation of an apartment in the beach resort of Guaruja, about 37 miles (60 km) southeast of Sao Paulo. lizubrazil. SAO PAULO: Federal police in Brazil urged prosecutors on  BP, Shell evacuating some staff from US Gulf on storm threat HOUSTON Oil giants BP and Royal Dutch Shell said on Friday they have started securing facilities and evacuating non-essential personnel from their drilling rigs and platforms in U.S. Gulf of Mexico as a precaution against a storm threat. All other  Humans Won't Hand-Pick Topics in Facebook's Trending Section Anymore Facebook will no longer display human-generated descriptions, only popularity numbers. Who would have thought that a tiny section on Facebook's homepage would cause so much controversy? The “Trending” feature, where a few popular news topics are ...  Residents Abandon Daraya as Government Seizes a Symbol of Syria's Rebellion An image provided by the Syrian antigovernment group Local Council of Daraya City showed residents gathered with their belongings as they prepared to evacuate from Daraya on Friday. Credit Local Council of Daraya City, via Associated Press. BEIRUT ...  Federal Judge Curbs Enforcement of North Carolina Transgender Access Law Unisex signs outside bathrooms at a restaurant in Durham, N.C. Credit Sara D. Davis/Getty Images. A federal judge on Friday curbed the enforcement of a North Carolina law that restricted restroom access for transgender people. The ruling was the first ...  Stranded mariners rescued in Micronesia after 'SOS' spotted in sand Two stranded mariners are safe Friday after crews spotted their “SOS” in the sand on uninhabited island in Micronesia. A U.S. Navy aircraft crew spotted the couple on the beach, and relayed their location to the Coast Guard in Guam. The two, who had  Yellowstone employee falls to death in park canyon A 21-year-old worker at the Yellowstone National Park plunged to her death early on Friday from the edge of a canyon while socializing with colleagues, park officials said. Estefania Liset Mosquera Alcivar, a concession employee, was with a small group  Dioner Navarro traded to Blue Jays for minor leaguer Colton Turner The Blue Jays sent minor league left-hander Colton Turner to Chicago in Friday's waiver deal. Navarro is likely to be the backup in Toronto behind Russell Martin. Navarro was texting with a Toronto player when White Sox general manager Rick Hahn ...  Clinton's full State Dept. schedule won't be released until after Election Day WASHINGTON – Seven months after a federal judge ordered the State Department to begin releasing monthly batches of the detailed daily schedules showing meetings by Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary of state, the government told The ...  US won't provide before Election Day all Clinton schedules of her meetings as secretary of state WASHINGTON (AP) — US won't provide before Election Day all Clinton schedules of her meetings as secretary of state. Topics: 2016 Election News 2016 Presidential Election News Government News Latest News White House. Leave A Comment.  US: Clinton calendars won't be released until after election WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is telling The Associated Press it won't finish before Election Day releasing monthly batches of the detailed daily schedules showing meetings by Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary of state. That comes seven ...  Independent Map Amendment ruled unconstitutional - WLS The Independent Map amendment will not be on the ballot for voters to consider this November. (WLS). WLS. By Charles Thomas. Friday, August 26, 2016 06:14PM. CHICAGO (WLS) --. The Independent Map Amendment will not be on the ballot for voters to ...  Girl's Killing Is New Mexico's Latest Horrific Child Death A memorial for a 10-year-old girl who police said was sexually assaulted, strangled then dismembered is seen at an Albuquerque, N.M., apartment building Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. On the day the girl was going to celebrate her 10th birthday, she was  Patrick Reed Shares Early Lead at Barclays Patrick Reed's place in the Ryder Cup is looking better with each round at The Barclays, and so are his prospects of winning. Even with a careless finish Friday at Bethpage Black, Reed rode a fast start to a 3-under 68 and a two-shot lead over Emiliano  With four-letter words and a secret binder, Maine's governor starts row over race and crime LEWISTON, Maine — With a fury that has become almost rote during his two terms in office, Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) has reignited a debate about race and crime in his state. Over 36 spittle-flecked hours, he insisted that the vast majority of violent ...  Mother Dies After Saving Her Son From Drowning LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– A mother from Lakewood has died after saving her young son from drowning on a family vacation in Lake Powell. Her co-workers told CBS4 they aren't surprised by the mother's sacrifice. Chelsey Russell was a well-known and ...  Trump doctor: I wrote health letter in 5 minutes The famous letter proclaiming that Donald Trump would be the healthiest president ever was written in just 5 minutes, Trump's personal doctor said Friday. Dr. Harold Bornstein dashed off the letter in December while a limo sent by Trump waited outside  Rays to release OF Desmond Jennings on Saturday (Aug 26, 2016) The team announced the impending move on Friday before opening a series against the Houston Astros. Manager Kevin Cash says: ''It was time. Best for him. Best for us going forward ... unfortunately it just didn't work out. Couldn't quite get him on the  As Donald Trump Repels Minority Voters, GOP Fears Its Future in the West Cesar Aguilar, an Arizona Democratic Party volunteer, at the party's headquarters in Phoenix on Tuesday. Credit Caitlin O'Hara for The New York Times. PHOENIX — Republicans in Western states fear that Donald J. Trump could imperil their party for  Politics|As Donald Trump Repels Minority Voters, GOP Fears Its Future in the West Cesar Aguilar, an Arizona Democratic Party volunteer, at the party's headquarters in Phoenix on Tuesday. Credit Caitlin O'Hara for The New York Times. PHOENIX — Republicans in Western states fear that Donald J. Trump could imperil their party for  US Marines in Pacific to get new commander Marine Lt. Gen. David H. Berger, right, talks with Japanese Maj. Gen. Shinichi Aoki, Deputy Chief of Staff, about training exercises taking place during Exercise Iron Fist 2016 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., on Feb. 17, 2016. Berger has  Trader Joe's vs. Pirate Joe's: Appeals Court Revives Cross-Border Trademark Fight Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! For Pirate Joe's, that could sum up a ruling handed down Friday by a federal appeals court in California. Pirate Joe, aka Mike Hallatt, is the Vancouver-based retailer whose enterprising effort to bring Trader Joe's to the Canuckian  Revealed: Fox News' 400-page oppo file on Gabriel Sherman Two full years before Sherman published a book about Roger Ailes, this book-length memo made the rounds inside Fox News. It has all the markings of "opposition research" about a political enemy — which is precisely how Ailes viewed Sherman. The memo ...  Tank explodes at California refinery; no injuries reported LOS ANGELES (AP) — A sulfur tank exploded Friday at the largest oil refinery in California, sending a chemical cloud into the air and causing a fire, authorities said. No injuries were reported. There was no immediate word on the cause of the blast at  Federal judge denies injunction against California vaccination law for schoolchildren A federal judge has denied a request for a preliminary injunction against a new law that requires children in California's public and private schools to be vaccinated unless they have a medical waiver from a licensed doctor. In an order released Friday ...  Federal judge denies injunction against California vaccination law for schoolchildren A federal judge has denied a request for a preliminary injunction against a new law that requires children in California's public and private schools to be vaccinated unless they have a medical waiver from a licensed doctor. In an order released Friday ...  Syrian war: US and Russia 'achieve clarity on path forward' US Secretary of State John Kerry says he and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov "have achieved clarity on the path forward" in Syria, but have "narrow issues" to resolve. The two held talks in Geneva to try to find a way of reviving a cessation of  Woman pushing baby stroller killed in Parkway Gardens shooting SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE - A woman pushing a baby stroller was accidentally killed in a shooting Friday afternoon in the South Side Parkway Gardens neighborhood. About 3:30 p.m., the 32-year-old victim was walking with a baby stroller in the 6300 block of ...  Britney Spears: Filming Carpool Karaoke 'Was a Little Awkward' Baby, maybe not one more time? Britney Spears revealed in a radio interview on Friday, August 26, that filming her now viral episode of Carpool Karaoke with James Corden was “a little awkward” even though it was plenty of fun.  Brazil police recommend corruption charges against ex-president Lula: official - Yahoo7 Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - The Brazilian police recommended corruption charges against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday as part of a probe into a huge embezzlement scheme at the state oil company Petrobras. The decision struck the  Traveling from park to park: Former Carroll teacher attempts to visit all 412 National Park Areas He's been to every state in the country. Now he's trying to see every National Park site. Privacy Policy. Growing up on a dairy farm, Charles Dean, of Ridgely, was never able to travel, as the family had to stay close to care for the cows. Over the  Woman pushing baby stroller killed in Parkway Gardens shooting - Chicago Sun A woman pushing a baby stroller was accidentally killed in a shooting Friday afternoon in the South Side Parkway Gardens neighborhood. About 3:30 p.m., the 32-year-old victim was walking with a baby stroller and a man in the 6300 block of South Calumet ...  Court sides with Trader Joe's in suit over alleged knockoff SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. court has the authority to hear a trademark lawsuit by grocery chain Trader Joe's against a man who purchased the company's products and resold them in Canada at “Pirate Joe's,” a store designed to mimic a real Trader ...  Court sides with Trader Joe's in suit over alleged knockoff SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. court has the authority to hear a trademark lawsuit by grocery chain Trader Joe's against a man who purchased the company's products and resold them in Canada at “Pirate Joe's,” a store designed to mimic a real Trader ...  Mechanic: Resurrection: EW review Mechanic: ResurrectionIn the interest of full disclosure, let me come right out and admit that I have a soft spot for Jason Statham movies. There's something about his bespoke... Mechanic: ResurrectionActionPT99MR In the interest of full disclosure  Woman kidnapped, held for 18 years cannot sue US over parole failures: c... An officer prepares to escort Phillip Garrido (R) out of the courtroom after receiving his sentence in Placerville, California June 2, 2011. REUTERS/Randy Pench/POOL/File Photo. By Dan Whitcomb | LOS ANGELES. LOS ANGELES A woman who was ...  Bolivia Says Official Sent to Negotiate With Miners Is Killed Demanding that the country's mining laws be changed, miners blocked a highway on Thursday in Panduro, south of La Paz, Bolivia. Credit David Mercado/Reuters. LA PAZ, Bolivia — A conflict between the Bolivian government and miners demanding that the ...  A more relaxed Serena, but unsure about shoulder NEW YORK (Reuters) - Top-seeded Serena Williams said on Friday that she was not sure about the state of her balky right shoulder but felt more relaxed entering next week's U.S. Open than last year. In 2015, Williams came to Flushing Meadows needing a ...  Updated: Sounders and U.S. national team forward Clint Dempsey undergoing medical evaluations for irregular ... Sounders midfielder Erik Friberg celebrates with forward Clint Dempsey for his goal, the second in the second half as the Seattle Sounders take on the Portland Timbers at CenturyLinkField in Seattle Sunday August 21, 2016. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle ...  Inside 'Pegasus,' the impossible-to-detect software that hacks your iPhone The hacking software that completely takes over an Apple iPhone and turns it into a mobile surveillance device is pretty terrifying. Built by a shadowy company called NSO Group, the software called "Pegasus" — discovered after being used against a  Missing Pennsylvania girl, 3, found with father in Midtown The search for a 3-year-old child abducted from Pennsylvania on Friday ended in Midtown, police sources said. A car carrying little Ava Byrne was pulled over on W. 34th St. near Ninth Ave. around 2 p.m., sources said. Paramedics took her to Bellevue ...  The Case Against Fox News The former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson meeting with her attorneys Nancy Erika Smith and Martin S. Hyman, in July. Credit Photograph by Bryan Anselm / Redux. Years ago, I briefly considered a job on a different career path. A person whose position ...  Splashdown! SpaceX Dragon Capsule Returns to Earth from Space Station SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft traveled home from the International Space Station today (Aug. 26) and made a successful splashdown in the Pacific Ocean at 11:47 a.m. EDT (1547 GMT). (The pictured craft arrived at the station in April, 2014.).  Virtually Tour Yosemite Park with President Obama So just yesterday, I realized that my summer to-do list still had one outstanding item. Like a lot of Americans, I suspect, I'd really been hoping to visit Yosemite National Park with President Obama this year. I have the most extraordinary coincidence  2 nuns fatally stabbed in Mississippi; funeral plans released FRIDAY UPDATE: Reward offered in slain nuns case. 3:45 p.m. update. Services have been scheduled for two nuns who were killed in Mississippi. The Catholic Diocese of Jackson says a wake will be held Sunday for Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula ...  Canadian couple forced to live apart after 62 years An elderly Canadian couple who have been married for 62 years have been forced to live in separate care homes. A photo of Wolfram Gottschalk, 83, and his wife, Anita, 81, went viral after their granddaughter shared their story. Ashley Baryik, 29 said  Bayern Munich vs. Werder Bremen: Score, Reaction from 2016 Bundesliga Match Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick to guide Bayern Munich to a 6-0 win over Werder Bremen on Friday in the first match of the 2016-17 Bundesliga season. Xabi Alonso and Lewandowski gave Bayern a two-goal lead early, and the Bavarians missed a ...  Illinois pension fund lowers investment rate, hikes state payment CHICAGO Aug 26 Illinois faces an estimated $420 million increase in fiscal 2017 pension contributions after the state's biggest public retirement system on Friday lowered its assumed investment rate of return to 7 percent from 7.5 percent. The Teachers  By going private, Rackspace looks to fuel its cloud evolution Rackspace, a company that was an early player in the cloud market, is being forced to evolve or continue to be left behind. The cloud and web-hosting company announced today that it's being acquired by Apollo Global Management, a U.S.-based private ...  'Making a Murderer': Steven Avery's Lawyer Files for Release of Evidence for New DNA Tests The lawyer representing “Making a Murderer” subject Steven Avery has filed a motion demanding physical evidence from the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach for further scientific testing that she claims didn't exist during the 2007 trial. On Friday  Interior Secretary Visits Glacier to Mark Park Service Centennial Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell hikes the boardwalk to the Hidden Lake overlook with Blackfeet Tribal Council Chairman Harry Barnes as the National Park Service celebrates its centennial in Glacier National Park on Aug. 25, 2016.  Police Break Up Zimbabwe 'Mega-Demonstration' In Defiance Of Court Order In Zimbabwe's capital city, police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse a demonstration that the country's top court had ruled could proceed. Opposition leaders termed Friday's march in Harare a "mega-demonstration." It marked "the first time  North Korea says it can nuke US mainland North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday claimed the U.S. mainland is now within range of his country's nuclear weapons, according to a report from Public Radio International (PRI). The statement comes after North Korea successfully tested its first ...  Report: Concerns raised about Ezekiel Elliott's pattern of behavior Like many people on out-of-town visits to states where marijuana is legal, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott decided to check out a pot store while he was in Seattle for last night's preseason game. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wasn't happy about that.  Mother dies in lake after saving 2-year-old son from drowning A 35-year-old mother died, saving her 2-year-old son from drowning in Lake Powell in Utah. Chelsey Russell and her son were on a houseboat on Lake Powell when her 2-year-old son went overboard, according to the San Juan County Sheriff's Office.  Steven Wright returns to mound with Red Sox back at Fenway The Red Sox All Star returns to the mound tonight at Fenway Park after a three-week absence from the starting rotation. Related Articles. Silverman: An 'attaboy' for Red Sox despite ugly end to trip · Red Sox notebook: Andrew Benintendi put on 15-day  Presidential Campaign Brings the Alt-Right Out of the Shadows The alt-right, a mostly anonymous internet subculture, has been introduced to the mainstream thanks to the 2016 presidential campaign. First Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hired controversial political figure Steve Bannon to a major ...  Baby dolls aren't birth control: School-issued fake babies aren't stopping teen pregnancy From this week's department of No Kidding, Everybody, a new Australian study published Thursday found giving teenage girls dolls to deter them from getting pregnant doesn't work. In fact, girls from schools that use “baby simulator” programs are  Sanders Launches New Political Group Called Our Revolution in Spite of Staff Drama Bernie Sanders led a record-breaking campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination that earned a spot in history, no matter how you look at it. He might have lost to Hillary Clinton, but he hasn't lost the spirit that drove him to run in the  From Miley and Nicki to Tay and Kanye: The Biggest VMAs Feuds of All Time (All Time!) Aside from its history making performances and mind boggling fashion, the MTV Video Music Awards stage has made a splash as a battle ground of shade time and time again. As we wait in anticipation of the drama that may unfold this Sunday at the 2016 ...