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Aleppo raids called 'historic' war crimes
The U.N.s top human rights official denounces the siege and bombardment of the eastern Syrian city.

Trump booed after jokes become personal insults
Donald Trump appeared to lose the crowd at an annual New York charity benefit when he described Hillary Clinton as corrupt.

Trump, Clinton trade caustic barbs as roast turns bitter
Donald Trump appeared to lose the crowd at an annual New York charity benefit when he described Hillary Clinton as corrupt.

Long-time Arizona sheriff Arpaio trails in re-election bid: poll
Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio’s attempt at a seventh term in Maricopa County is in jeopardy, according to the latest poll.

Sex offender accused of killing deputy
Deputy Jack Hopkins was shot dead shortly after he arrived at a home to investigate a domestic disturbance.

Obama: Trump's concession talk is 'dangerous'
Trumps suggestion that he wont accept a loss "undermines our democracy" and does the work of adversaries, the president says.

Just how low is college sports willing to stoop?
Detailed allegations about Louisville turning a dorm into a gentlemens club/brothel leaves Yahoo Sports Dan Wetzel shaking his head.

Saving a cartoon frog from Internet hate
Over the past year, a lovable droopy-eyed frog named Pepe has become the racist calling card of the alt-right.

The candidates' plans for national security
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have laid out their visions for how to fight terrorism at home and abroad.

Democrats go on the offensive — down ballot
With the presidential debates over, attention and spending turn to some key races in the Senate and House.

Amazon CEO: I took Trump too lightly
Jeff Bezos says Trumps attacks on the media and allegations of a rigged election are creating hostility.

Ex-Sanders aide: 'Wish' Wikileaks came sooner
"Certainly in a purely political sense we wish, obviously, we had the emails earlier in the process," Jeff Weaver tells Yahoo News.

NSA can access more phone data than ever
A reform designed to rein in the agency’s surveillance may have inadvertently boosted its access.

Trump: I’ll accept election results 'if I win'
After coming under intense criticism, the GOP nominee admits he would accept “clear” results of the election.

'I announce my separation from the [U.S.]'
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte makes the declaration while visiting China, confirming his tilt toward Beijing.

Republicans rip Trump for refusing pledge
A number of conservative voices have expressed dismay over the GOP nominees answer to a request to concede if he loses the election.

Was that a sneak peek at the future Trump TV?
The candidate launched a Facebook live stream Wednesday that some think may have been the inaugural broadcast of a Donald Trump network.

Trump's rise was only possible in 2016
Without technology like Facebook and Twitter, the mogul might not have been the nominee — but probably not for the reasons you’d think.

Fact-checking the 3rd presidential debate
Is Trumps dark portrait of U.S. manufacturing accurate? Did Clinton really call for open borders?

Federal probe costs T-Mobile $48 million
The FCC said T-Mobile slowed data speeds when customers on so-called unlimited plans exceeded a monthly data threshold.

Record number now want pot legalized
Sixty percent of American adults support legal marijuana, a report notes as voters in nine states decide on the issue.

Melania Trump: Lewd 2005 tape was 'boy talk'
In her first interview since the controversy she said her husband was “egged on” by TV host Billy Bush.

‘Obama’s favorite general’ pleads guilty in leak probe
James “Hoss” Cartwright pleads guilty to a felony charge that he lied to the FBI about disclosing classified information to journalists.

Mother of Benghazi victim invited to debate
Donald Trump has invited Pat Smith, whose son was killed in the 2012 terrorist attacks, to Wednesdays debate.

What Clinton really thinks about Wall Street
Hillary Clinton has a complicated relationship with the Wall Street banks that nearly wrecked the global economy in 2008.

Clinton, Trump prepare for last debate
Hillary Clinton continues to put serious time toward readying herself while Donald Trump prefers to stay on the trail.

Paper responds to threats over endorsement
An op-ed piece in the Arizona Republic answers a deluge of angry response to its first-ever support for a Democratic presidential candidate.

Clinton venturing further into GOP territory
Hillary Clintons campaign is stepping up efforts in traditionally red states like Arizona and Texas.

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith comes out
Shepard Smith says his disgraced former boss didnt care he was gay and treated him with respect.

GOP office reopens after firebombing
A makeshift operation on folding tables was set up outside the office while uniformed police looked on.

Why ex-KKK leader's son fled the movement
Derek Black, son of a Klan grand wizard and godson of David Duke, was primed for a future in white supremacist leadership.

Amending Clinton's email classification
A State Dept. official asked the FBI to help change the classification level of an email on Benghazi from Clintons private server.

Long history of Trump's election fraud claims
Donald Trumps rants against a "rigged" election are neither new nor out of character for him.

U.S. has spike in undocumented children
The number of unaccompanied children illegally entering the country from its southern border rose 49 percent over the past year.

Man sentenced for shooting at Zimmerman
Matthew Apperson, convicted of second-degree attempted murder for firing at George Zimmerman, receives a 20-year prison sentence.

The women who are accusing Donald Trump
Trump denies the womens allegations of inappropriate touching, claiming their stories are part of a media conspiracy.

GOP 'naive' to voter fraud, Trump claims
The nominee lashes out at party leaders, claiming, without evidence that large-scale fraud is real.

Austria's plans for Hitler's birth house
The house where Adolf Hitler was born has become significant for neo-Nazis as a place of pilgrimage.

WikiLeaks: Assange's Internet link 'severed'
WikiLeaks says that founder Julian Assanges Internet access has been cut by an unidentified state actor.

Trump TV? Reports swirl about the possibility
The candidate’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has reportedly had informal discussions with an investment banker about such a venture.

Researchers try to understand naked mole rats' resistance to cancer
With their pinkish, translucent and wrinkly skin, double-saber buck teeth and black-bead eyes, naked mole rats look like characters in a nightmare from hell. In fact, they do live underground in pitch-dark burrows where their air, from a human point of view, can contain chokingly little oxygen, t...

Doctors try new models to push health insurers aside
Just about everyone agrees that the way we pay for primary care needs fixing. Under the current insurance model, doctors get paid for procedures and tests rather than for time spent with patients, which displeases doctors and patients alike and increases costs. Now some medical practices are side...

Medigap supplemental coverage can be too pricey for younger Medicare beneficiaries
One night three years ago, Joe Hobson finished reading a book, went to sleep and woke up blind. The problem, caused by a rare hereditary disease, forced him to give up his 20-year communications job, along with its generous health insurance. Now 63, the Arlington man is covered by Medicare, the f...

Breathless, but not from asthma

Fish and seafood recipe recommendations
Jennifer LaRue Huget offers some suggestions

Fish and seafood recipes
How much fish and seafood should you eat each week? What are some good recipes?

Inside the new Dietary Guidelines: Fish and other seafood
Jennifer LaRue Huget explains how best to incorporate the new dietary guidelines on seafood into your diet.

Parenting an overweight child can be difficult
Should they intervene early and practice a form of benign neglect, hoping that the baby fat will melt away as a child grows?

Type 2 diabetes surges in people younger than 20
U.S. cases in those under 20 have grown from almost zero to tens of thousands in just over a decade.

Surgeon general says obesity crisis should be addressed together
Surgeon general says obesity crisis should be addressed together.

Wisconsin's health-care fight illustrates challenges as states change leadership
After President Obama signed the nation's health-care overhaul into law, Wisconsin made more headway than virtually anywhere else in the country at preparing to carry the statute out. Then a Republican governor came to power and changed all that.

Drums Alive: Feel the beat, feel the burn
Could Drums Alive be the next Zumba? Vicky Hallett explores Baltimore's latest exercise craze.

Top green vegetables for your health -- and St. Patrick's Day
Get in the spirit with these top five green vegetables.

Fear is potent risk of Japanese nuclear crisis
The psychological impact of Japanese nuclear crisis could turn out to be significant

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Radiation exposure poses range of potential health problems for Japanese
Among other things, radiation from nuclear power plants could increase cancer rates for decades.

Nurses' strike cost Washington Hospital Center $6 million
Washington Hospital Center spent about $6 million to hire 600 temporary nurses, beef up security and cover other costs during last week's nurses' strike and subsequent lockout at the region's largest hospital, hospital officials said.

Report reveals steep increase in war amputations last fall
The majority of American soldiers undergoing amputation for war wounds last fall lost more than one limb, according to data presented Tuesday to the Defense Health Board, a committee of experts that advises the Defense Department on medical matters.

More information about ranch dressing
The original, handmade batches of buttermilk dressing were made in the mid-1950s by Steve Henson at his Hidden Valley Ranch near Santa Barbara, Calif. Buttermilk is now the sixth ingredient in the Hidden Valley full-fat dressing, after soybean oil, water, egg yolk, sugar and salt; it's third on t...

March madness? A basketball league that doesn't keep score
I recently spent a couple of hours at the Jewish Community Center in Fairfax watching women in their 40s, 50s and 60s play two games of full-court basketball. These were rec-league ballplayers, but there was nothing casual about the games. They played organized zone defense. A ref in black and wh...

Ranch dressing: How good is it for you?
Is ranch dressing the best way to get kids to eat their vegetables?

Milestones in the eradication of smallpox
With officials debating whether to destroy the remaining specimens of the pathogen, here is a look at notable dates in smallpox history:

Should last remaining known smallpox virus die?
Intense debate rages over whether to destroy the remaining laboratory specimens of the smallpox virus.

Smart food choices can cut excess sugar and empty calories from your diet
The average U.S. adult consumes about a half-cup of added sugar a day, which amounts to roughly 355 nutritionally empty calories.

Paperbacks discuss antidepressants and technology's role in marriage
Irving Kirsch's describes "The Emperor's New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth." Spouses Edward M. Hallowell and Sue George Hallowell explain how technology leaves people "Married to Distraction."

Children seem to gain extra weight after having their tonsils removed
A study analyzes data from nine studies, involving 795 children who had a tonsillectomy, with or without adenoid removal, before they turned 18.

Vitamin D deficiency may be a factor in development of allergies
Young people low in Vitamin D may be more prone to allergies, according to a new study.

Doctor-owned centers spark criticism, scrutiny
When Kenneth Baker found out he had prostate cancer, his urologist detailed his options: The 84-year-old was too old for surgery, but he could pick from two forms of radiation or simply wait to see if he really needed treatment.

Health insurers offer patients the option of paying extra for higher-priced care
When consumers and employers pick health plans, some increasingly are being offered a trade-off these days: They can get a hefty break on their premiums if they agree to pay more out-of-pocket when they use certain high-cost providers in their network or if they cut those providers out of their n...

Hospital, union brace for nurses' strike
Managers at Washington Hospital Center and the nurses union are bracing for a planned strike Friday at the region's largest hospital, with managers flying in replacement nurses from all across the country and nurses seeking support from city officials.

Republicans shift focus to Medicaid complaints
A day after President Obama said he would support amending the health-care law so states can opt out of key provisions sooner, Republicans sought to shift the rhetorical battle back to an issue that would be largely unaffected by the president's proposal: the impact of the law's Medicaid requirem...

Can't judge an exercise book by its cover
Crack open a copy of "The Men's Health Big Book of Exercises: Four Weeks to a Leaner, Stronger, More Muscular You!" and you'll find a compilation of 619 moves designed to work every muscle in your body. If you thought you'd see anything all that different inside "The Women's Health Big Book of Ex...

How men and women exercise differently
No one wants to think she's a cliche. But it's time for me to recognize that when it comes to my gym behavior, that's exactly what I am: a cardio-loving woman who has to be forced to hoist a dumbbell.

The Checklist: Fitness and nutrition advice for March
March is my pudgiest month. Winter has made it challenging to get to the gym or outside for regular runs. But now spring is nigh (it officially starts March 20!), and shorts-wearing weather can't be far behind. So now's the time to start getting in shape for the warm months ahead. I will if you w...

Many Americans have poor health literacy
An elderly woman sent home from the hospital develops a life-threatening infection because she doesn't understand the warning signs listed in the discharge instructions. A man flummoxed by an intake form in a doctor's office reflexively writes "no" to every question because he doesn't understand ...

D.C. Health Department issues measles alert
A woman infected with measles, a contagious and potentially dangerous disease, traveled through the District and Maryland after flying into Dulles International Airport, it was disclosed Monday.

Obama says he will support letting states opt out of health-care law earlier
President Obama told a group of governors Monday that he would support moving up the timetable in which states can opt out of the federal health care law, making a major concession to critics of the law.

Patients find plenty of health information on line, but not all of it is reliable
The Internet has no equal as an information storehouse. The trick is to know how to get right to a source of useful information and not waste time on Web sites that are biased, trying to sell you something or just plain wrong.

Medical Mysteries: A Teen's Swollen Ankle
Shortly after Thanksgiving 2009, 14-year-old old Abby Picard began complaining that her right ankle hurt. Her parents brushed it off, believing her discomfort was the result of her fondness for fashionable thin-soled sneakers and an extremely heavy backpack. "We thought nothing of it," recalled h...

Mobile dental clinic brings care to poor children in Prince George's County
At last, dentist Belinda Carver-Taylor was sitting in the new mobile dental clinic with a child before her. She had hoped for this day so long that now she could only shake her head.

Governors differ on extent of flexibility for Medicaid
Democratic and Republican governors, burdened by crushing budget pressures from Medicaid, said Sunday that federal officials should allow them more freedom to change eligibility rules and other aspects of the public health insurance program for the poor. But they displayed sharp ideological diffe...

The Checkup: More questions about cell phone safety
Are cell phones safe? That question has gotten a lot of attention, but so far, as my colleague pointed out on Monday, there has been no convincing evidence that those ubiquitous devices actually cause health problems. However, a new federal study may stir things up further, even though the bottom...

Obama administration asks states to cut costs without dropping Medicaid coverage
The Obama administration is deploying squadrons of in-house experts to help budget-strapped states figure out how to save money on Medicaid, the health program for the poor that has been a source of rising tensions between state capitals and Washington.

Whole grain and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines
It's no secret that whole grains are good for us. They deliver way more nutrients per calorie than refined grains do, which just happens to fall in line with one of the major themes of the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 (published by the U.S. Agriculture and Health and Human Services d...

Hospitals aim to reduce the number of patients readmitted after discharge
"Welcome back" are two words you'd really rather not hear at a hospital, especially if you've just been discharged. Yet one in five Medicare patients found themselves back in the hospital within 30 days of leaving it in 2003 and 2004, according to a recent study in the New England Journal of Medi...

I cannot tell a lie: Racing Presidents tryout isn't easy
I had to be Teddy. Nothing else would make sense. This is, after all, a fitness column, and any high school history student can tell you which U.S. president is most closely linked with "the life of strenuous endeavor," as Roosevelt liked to put it himself.

Flu season heats up
Don't let the warmer, brighter days fool you. Flu season is not over.

Fiber seems to be linked to a reduced risk of disease in people older than 50
THE QUESTION: Diets high in fiber have been shown to aid weight loss and help with digestive problems. Might fiber also offer other health benefits?

'Policy Review' essay covers PTSD; veteran benefits
How could a Veterans Administration rule making it easier for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder to file disability claims be a bad thing? In a "Policy Review" essay called "PTSD's Diagnostic Trap," psychiatrist and Yale University School of Medicine lecturer Sally Satel argues that ful...

Bacteria's role in colon cancer, cystic fibrosis; burning paper to measure carbon
Here's a not-so-savory news flash: There are more bacterial cells living in our bodies than human cells. Researchers are learning how the balance of these bugs affects our health, but reaping the benefits of bacteria is not quite as simple as eating probiotic yogurt. That's the gist of "The Good,...

Google, Yahoo! BabelFish use math principles to translate documents online
Early one morning in 2007, Libby Casey was trying to do her laundry in a guesthouse in Reykjavik, Iceland. When she couldn't figure out how to use the washing machine, she opened up the instruction manual.

An insomniac learns to make the most of getting the least sleep
In the wee hours of the morning - or is it still night? - my eyes snap open and my mind races. What do I have to do today? What didn't I get done yesterday? Why did I get into that disagreement? Other nights, I am on a high wire, hovering between sleep and wakefulness and chewing over my next mov...

Can relaxation drinks put you to sleep?
Once, "relaxation beverages" consisted of alcohol, chamomile tea and warm milk. Now, the field includes a slew of new drinks promising a better night's sleep using such ingredients as melatonin, valerian root and - think turkey - tryptophan.

Women are more likely than men to give up sleep to care for children and others
Call it the real night shift - that noctural period when bleary-eyed adults leave warm beds to tend to the needs of sick kids, elderly parents, an ailing spouse or incontinent pet. So, who takes the night shift: Mom or Dad?

Free app adjusts color on monitors to prevent disruption of sleep cycle
I stare at screens almost every waking hour. Computer monitor. Laptop. TV. Tablet. Smartphone. So I've tested a few ways to ease the strain on my eyes - and, in the process, learned about something that might be helping me in non-waking hours, too. It's about the light that these screens emit. It...

Obama administration unlikely to block Arizona plan to cut 250,000 from Medicaid rolls
The administration will probably permit the plan despite a provision in the new health-care law barring states from tightening their eligibility standards for the program, federal officials said.

The sports bra: Your No. 1 supporter
Everyone has a pair of feet, but women have an additional pair of something to worry about while exercising. And they're every bit as tricky to fit, control and protect, which is why bras are beginning to rival shoes as the most technical of all sporting apparel.

Z drugs keep sleep-aid market awake
With almost a third of Americans reporting sleep problems, it's not surprising that sales of Ambien, Sonata and similar sleep aids are high: It's a $1.8 billion market.

Study of recalled medical devices faults lax FDA testing methods
A new analysis is raising questions about how good a job the Food and Drug Administration is doing at protecting Americans from faulty medical devices.

Meditation and mindfulness may give your brain a boost
They are the simplest instructions in the world: Sit in a comfortable position, close your eyes, clear your mind and try to focus on the present moment. Yet I am confident that anyone who has tried meditation will agree with me that what seems so basic and easy on paper is often incredibly challe...

Humor, music and spirituality may offer physical benefits
Humor, music and spirituality can boost your mood, but growing evidence suggests that they also offer physical benefits.

Group tries to simplify drug labels to help people get the proper doses
"Take two tablets by mouth twice daily." This printed instruction, common on prescription pill bottles, might seem straightforward. Yet in a study, nearly half of patients misunderstood what it or other common label instructions meant.

Book explains allergies, asthma; magazine rates teen TV shows for safe-sex info
POZ, the lifestyle magazine for people with HIV/AIDS, evaluated a variety of teen TV shows for how often characters practiced safe sex.New book discusses allergies and asthma in children.

Apps and gadgets to track your sleep
A bunch of gadgets and apps are now on the market to help high-tech insomniacs (or just the sleep-curious) track their z's. These aren't meant to help you fall asleep, though there are plenty of other apps intended to do that. We're talking here about gizmos that claim to record your movements al...

Too little or too much sleep may take a toll on the heart
Quick Study: Too little or too much sleep may take a toll on the heart.

Tattooing outgrows its renegade image to thrive in the mainstream
It's 1945, and you want a tattoo. You drive to the part of town your mom warned you about, past scruffy bars and burlesque shows, and arrive at a tiny shop offering maybe 200 designs in three or four colors. An ex-sailor who just clocked out of his day job rinses off his tattoo machine. Five minu...

Insuring your health: Book argues against unnecessary medical intervention
In a new book, "Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health," Dartmouth researchers and physicians H. Gilbert Welch, Lisa Schwartz and Steven Woloshin argue that the medical establishment's embrace of early diagnosis and treatment as the key to keeping people healthy actually does ...

2010 was marked by a recall of eggs, drug warnings and progress on flu vaccines
Consumer Reports Insights: 2010 was marked by a recall of eggs, drug warnings and progress on flu vaccines.

Enrollment in high-risk insurance pools lagging behind predictions
More Americans have been signing up for special health plans designed for people with medical problems that caused them to be spurned by the insurance industry, according to new government figures. But enrollment continues to lag significantly behind original predictions.

FlyScreen Lands On iPhone But Not As We Know It
FlyScreen , the lock screen replacement for Android and Symbian phones from Israeli startup Cellogic, has landed on the iPhone . But not as we know it.That's because Apple's iOS is locked down as it were (see what I did there) and doesn't allow third-party apps to take over the lock screen. This...

D.C.'s leading provider of clean needles to drug addicts to close Feb. 25
The leading provider of clean needles to drug addicts in the District to help stem the spread of AIDS plans to shut its doors by the end of the month, officials said Wednesday, in the city that has the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in the country.

Study: Surgery in womb helps babies with spina bifida
Performing surgery on babies with the most severe form of spina bifida when they are still in the womb doubles the chance that they will be able to walk, according to a federally funded study released Wednesday.

Breast-cancer study questions lymph node removal
Many women with early breast cancer do not appear to need removal of their lymph nodes, as is often recommended, according to a federally funded study released Tuesday.

Want to be one of the Nationals' racing presidents?
Applications are due Friday for those interested in becoming one of the Washington Nationals' racing presidents: Abe, George, Tom or Teddy, right. The mascots are starting their sixth year of entertaining home crowds with a race on the field during the fourth inning.

The February wellness checklist
February's long winter slog is brightened by Valentine's Day, a good reminder to take care of our hearts. Here are some ideas for being well during this shortest, and often snowiest, of months in Washington.

When injuries interrupt exercise: Readers weigh in
I got some great feedback on my Jan. 27 column about the sudden interruption to my running regimen, "Coping with an out-of-the-routine injury." Here are edited excerpts of what two readers had to say, followed by excerpts from an online Q&A nutritional biochemist Shawn Talbott and I did with ...

'Why We Get Fat' by Gary Taubes; teen smoking prevention online
Once more, with feeling "Why We Get Fat" (Knopf, $24.95)

Health benefits of falling and staying in love
Love may make the world go 'round, but is it powerful enough to lower one's blood pressure, reduce depression and speed the healing of an injury? With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we set out to find the answer and discovered that science says yes.

Getting a tattoo is largely safe, though experts advise using a reputable shop
Dermatologists' organizations, tattoo artists and the Food and Drug Administration agree that tattooing is largely safe, but any time you stick a needle into skin there are risks. Consumers need to do their homework.

Military personnel take extreme measures to meet body-fat and weight rules
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Heather Sommerdyke spent $12,000 on two liposuction surgeries last spring. She was running eight to 10 miles, six days a week. She even switched to a starvation diet. It was all part of a last-ditch effort to trim her waistline to the 35.5-inch maximum for female airmen. She ...

Mediation can bring justice with no need for a trial
When a health-care provider harms instead of heals, patients who seek answers and redress generally face the prospect of a long and costly lawsuit. But there's another option, one that can significantly reduce the toll of a court battle while providing many of the same benefits to patients and th...

New dietary guidelines: Eat less, eat better and lose the salt
Americans need to make big changes in their eating habits to fight the obesity epidemic and a host of ailments caused by poor diets, including consuming less sugar, fat and salt and more fish, fruits and vegetables, the Obama administration recommended Monday.

Report on global cardiac risks: World gets fatter, but blood pressure goes down
The whole world is getting fatter, except perhaps for the women of Italy and Singapore. Globally, blood pressure is slowly coming down. Cholesterol is falling in rich countries and rising in developing ones.

State officials divided on meaning of judge's health-care ruling
A day after a federal judge struck down the government's plan to overhaul the health-care system, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen issued a stern statement: "This means that, for Wisconsin, the federal health care law is dead," and that his state "was relieved of any obligations or duti...

No chilling effect on donations at the Polar Bear Plunge
Much to the chagrin of the proudly purple people of Baltimore, the Ravens will not be playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Super thin Super Bowl spread
Like other food-centered celebrations, Super Bowl gatherings can be both fun and fraught with apprehension for those concerned about their waistlines. Nobody wants to sit on the sidelines, skipping the traditional snacks. But who wants to deal with postgame regrets? You can work football-fan food...

Health information remains high on the list of popular uses for the Internet
Seeking health information is the third-most-prevalent activity among American Internet users, according to a report being issued Feb. 1 by the Pew Internet Project. The only things more universal were exchanging e-mail and using search engines. (Of course, if someone uses Google to look up "shin...

Liposuction can't salvage Navy career
KEY WEST, FLA. - Mick Kruger is not out of shape. The 38-year-old master-at-arms first class has never failed a physical readiness test. He routinely scores "excellent" on the mile-and-a-half run. He has run one marathon and finished three others on in-line skates. His performance evaluations du...

AnyBody: Parents are ignoring their children for their BlackBerry
Increasingly, it is adults' constant, obsessive use of these technologies that's coming under fire.

Judge strikes down entire new health-care law
A federal judge in Florida on Monday became the first to strike down the entire law to overhaul the nation's health-care system, potentially complicating implementation of the statute in the 26 states that brought the suit.

House Republicans sharpen attack on health-care reform in two Hill hearings
Republicans on Wednesday used their new majority in the House of Representatives to hold the first of what they promise will be a steady drumbeat of congressional hearings to denounce the new health-care law.

Nutritional information: Milk
Sales of whole milk in the United States made up about 70 percent of the market in the mid-1970s but have dropped dramatically since, while the sales of skim and 2 percent have risen. The most recent sales figures show:

Got milk? What kind?
After spending a day with her boyfriend's family recently, my daughter marveled, "They only drink whole milk!" That milk was delicious, she reported, even after the container had sat on the counter for a while.

U.S. recovers $4 billion from health-care fraud cases
The government recaptured a record $4 billion last year from pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, doctors, nursing homes and other providers of care that defrauded federal health-care programs, the Obama administration reported Monday. - RSS Channel - Entertainment

'Moonlight' shines as coming-of-age tale
Deeply affecting, "Moonlight" is a small, beautifully told story that resonates well beyond the time spent in the theater. Bleak, but not hopeless, it's also one of those independent films that will rely on critical accolades and awards consideration to magnify its understated glow.

Janet Jackson hit soars on Spotify after 'nasty' debate

Celebs fact-check Trump: The Emmy Awards aren't rigged

'Black Mirror' breaks through with creepy Netflix return
Having quietly invaded America via DirecTV and then Netflix, "Black Mirror" appears destined for a coming-out party with a new batch of episodes premiering on the latter. The provocative, technology-focused anthology returns with most of its charms intact, an R-rated "The Twilight Zone" spun forward into the digital age.

Your guide to shows and movies worthy of a weekend binge

Lady Gaga on song about Trayvon Martin: 'How can I not say something?'
Lady Gaga is opening up about what could become one of the most talked about songs on her forthcoming new album, "Joanne."

Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump impression blends into reality at final debate

Cher on her signature tweets and returning to the stage
Cher tweets exactly what's on her mind and she's not sorry.

Kanye West heated about Tidal vs. Apple

Tom Cruise re-enacts movie roles with James Corden
Tom Cruise has been in some awesome films.

'Logan' trailer serves up moody Hugh Jackman
The new trailer for 20th Century Fox's "Logan" has officially arrived, but as the titular character mentions in the footage, the "X-Men" world we knew is no longer what it was.

Movie Pass: "Boo! A Madea Halloween"
Movie Pass: Tyler Perry and Madea return to the big screen for "Boo! A Madea Halloween"

Ava DuVernay hopes '13th' causes a 'revolution within'
Director Ava DuVernay discusses the politics of mass incarceration and black criminalization in her new Netflix documentary, '13th.'

David Oyelowo on why film must become more diverse
Hollywood star David Oyelowo made an impassioned plea for cinema to embrace diversity. CNN's Neil Curry reports.

Colbert to Obama: No promotions in 8 years
On "The Late Show" Stephen Colbert sat down with President Obama and advised him on how to get his next job after the presidency.

Jack Osbourne on living with multiple sclerosis and overcoming depression
Jack Osbourne has been living with multiple sclerosis for four years but admits there are still days he has those "why me" moments.

NBC's 'This Is Us' is this season's breakout hit
Earlier this year, as TV networks were picking up pilots in hopes of finding the next hit among the hopefuls, a clear trend began to emerge: families.

Leonardo DiCaprio 'supportive' of efforts to return possible 1MDB funds

Chelsea Handler's latest dinner party takes on equal pay in Hollywood
Chelsea Handler is throwing another dinner party on Netflix, but at this table, the main course is female empowerment.

Journey, Pearl Jam, Tupac among new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees
Music lovers, get ready to rock the vote.

'The Simpsons' and the art of being in a class of your own
When "The Simpsons" debuted in December 1989, it was the "perfect thing at the perfect time," according to executive producer Al Jean. You could say, their timing was excellent.

Smithsonian needs $300,000 to save Dorothy's red slippers

Frank Miller's next comic book character: Donald Trump?

The golden age of black television is here
The last time people were saying there was a "golden age of black television" there was unrest over the civil rights of African-Americans, protests and calls for more diversity.

A look back at Lynyrd Skynyrd
On this day 39 years ago, a plane crash claimed the lives of three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd. See some classic photos of the legendary Southern rock band.

The real-life 'Get Down'
Joe Conzo's photography is considered a huge inspiration for the aesthetic of the Netflix series "The Get Down," which tracks the early stages of hip-hop music in New York City.

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Defending champion Thomas surges clear at CIMB Classic
Defending champion Justin Thomas fired a bogey-free six-under-par 66 at the TPC Kuala Lumpur course to surge two shots clear of the field after the second round of the CIMB Classic in Malaysia on Friday. Thomas won his first and only PGA Tour title at the $7 million co-sanctioned event a year ago and the American backed up his opening round 64 with some flawless golf to lead the way heading into the weekend on 14-under for the tournament. Anirban Lahiri is alone in second place after firing a second straight 66 but the Indian repeated the late lapse he suffered on Thursday to fall out of a tie for the lead when he stumbled over the line with a double-bogey seven at the last.

Golf-Defending champion Thomas surges clear at CIMB Classic
Defending champion Justin Thomas fired a bogey-free six-under-par 66 at the TPC Kuala Lumpur course to surge two shots clear of the field after the second round of the CIMB Classic in Malaysia on Friday. Thomas won his first and only PGA Tour title at the $7 million co-sanctioned event a year ago and the American backed up his opening round 64 with some flawless golf to lead the way heading into the weekend on 14-under for the tournament. Anirban Lahiri is alone in second place after firing a second straight 66 but the Indian repeated the late lapse he suffered on Thursday to fall out of a tie for the lead when he stumbled over the line with a double-bogey seven at the last.

Sparks topple Lynx to claim elusive WNBA title
Candace Parker scored 28 points and Nneka Ogwumke drained the game-winning basket with 3.1 seconds remaining as the Los Angeles Sparks downed the Minnesota Lynx 77-76 to win the Womens NBA title. Thursdays victory in Minneapolis gave the Sparks a 3-2 triumph in the best-of-five championship series and their first WNBA crown since 2002. Ogwumike, who earned Most Valuable Player honors this season, scored from short range to put the Sparks back in front in the back-and-forth battle.

Rodgers the pass master as Packers tame Bears at Lambeau
(Reuters) - Aaron Rodgers fired a barrage of short passes to set a team milestone, finishing 39-of-56 for 326 yards and three touchdowns as the Green Bay Packers breezed past the Chicago Bears 26-10 at Lambeau Field on Thursday. "Its fun to win," said Rodgers, who set a franchise record for completions, surpassing Brett Favres 36 against Chicago in 1993.

Desperate Dodgers need Kershaw magic to keep hopes alive
(Reuters) - Facing elimination, the Los Angeles Dodgers will be putting their faith in just two pitchers as they fight for playoff survival. Another bullpen meltdown on Thursday left the Dodgers trailing the Chicago Cubs 3-2 in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series and looking for a stellar display from their most dependable duo of arms. Ace starter Clayton Kershaw will make a timely appearance on the mound for Game Six in Chicago on Saturday with the hope that he can take the team into the late innings before allowing reliever Kenley Jansen to seal the deal.

'Cursed' Cubs on brink of a World Series return
By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The cursed Chicago Cubs, who have gone 108 years without a World Series title, gave their long-suffering fans a massive jolt of optimism on Thursday as their batters erupted for a second straight game on the road. Twenty-four hours after they had pounded the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-2 at a stunned Dodger Stadium, they crushed their opponents 8-4 at the same venue to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series. Game Six will take place on Saturday in Chicago where another win by the Cubs would earn them a coveted place in the Fall Classic against the Cleveland Indians, and the chance to end a lengthy dry spell marked by "The Curse of the Billy Goat".

Cubs one win away from baseball World Series spot
Addison Russell homered for the second consecutive game on Thursday as the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 to move within one win of their first World Series berth since 1945. Game seven, if needed, would be in Chicago on Sunday. The Cubs have not won the World Series since 1908, setting a futility standard unmatched by any team in any major sport, with some among their long-suffering fans certain the team has been cursed.

Chicago Cubs explode in eighth inning to take 3-2 series lead
(The Sports Xchange) - Addison Russell homered for the second night in a row, and Javier Baez added three RBIs as the Chicago Cubs blew past the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 in Game Five of the National League Championship Series on Thursday. Cubs starter Jon Lester (1-0) struck out six, walked one and allowed a run on five hits in seven innings at Dodger Stadium as the Cubs grabbed a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. Chicago can clinch a trip to its first World Series since 1945 with a win in Game Six on Saturday at Wrigley Field.

Rodgers throws three TD passes to lift Packers over Bears
Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdown passes to rally the Green Bay Packers past visiting Chicago 26-10 on Thursday in the latest matchup of the NFLs oldest rivalry. The Packers, who improved to 4-2 this season, trail the overall series with the Bears at 94-93 with six drawn in a rivalry that dates to 1921, a year after the league was formed. Two Mason Crosby field goals against one by Connor Barth gave Green Bay a 6-3 half-time edge but the Bears grabbed the lead when Leonard Floyd sacked Rodgers for a 14-yard loss, knocked loose a fumble and recovered the ball in the end zone for a Chicago touchdown only 17 seconds into the third quarter.

Giants kicker admits domestic violence in documents
New York Giants kicker Josh Brown admits committing domestic violence upon his ex-wife in letters, messages and a journal, according to police documents related to a 2015 arrest. "I have abused my wife," the NFL player wrote in a journal entry that was part of the material obtained in an investigation stemming from Browns May 2015 arrest and included in the case file unveiled Wednesday by the King County Sheriffs Office in Washington state. In light of the revelations, the NFL said Thursday it would reopen its own probe of Brown that could result in league discipline, and the Giants announced that he would not travel with the team to London for Sundays game against the Los Angeles Rams.

LeBron chases Jordan legacy after title for Cleveland
LeBron James, who achieved a life dream by bringing home Clevelands first sports title in 52 years, now draws motivation from wanting to eclipse Michael Jordan as the greatest player in NBA history. James, a native of nearby Akron, will begin his 14th NBA campaign Tuesday as the Cavaliers raise a championship banner at their 2016-17 season opener against New York. It means a lot," James said.

Walton aims to get Los Angeles Lakers back on song
After two castastrophic seasons that were the worst in the clubs history, Luke Walton is under no illusions about the size of the task facing him as he attempts to resurrect the Los Angeles Lakers. The iconic California franchise looked to have hit rock bottom in the 2014-2015 campaign when the Lakers plunged to a 21-61 record in the Western Conference. With Kobe Bryant heading off into retirement, and coach Byron Scott swiftly fired in April, the Lakers turned to Walton to begin the rebuilding process of the 16-time NBA champions.

No bitterness as quarterback Bradford returns to Philadelphia
Sam Bradford returns to Philadelphia on Sunday aiming to extend Minnesotas unbeaten start to the season in the latest twist to what has been a surreal year for the former Eagles quarterback. Seven months ago, the 28-year-old put pen to paper on a two-year $36 million contract with Philadelphia which encouraged him to believe he would head into the season as the Eagles signal-caller. Within weeks, however, Bradfords future in Philadelphia was cast into question when the Eagles brokered a deal with the Cleveland Browns for second pick in the draft -- and promptly snapped up highly rated rookie Carson Wentz.

Ex-Colts' wife says he was cut for anthem kneel - report
The wife of former Indianapolis Colts cornerback Antonio Cromartie says the NFL team released her husband for kneeling during the US national anthem as a protest move, ESPN reported Thursday. The kneeling protest follows the lead of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who began the kneeling protest during the pre-game playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" in protest over allegations of police brutality.

Sixers forward Brand retires after 17 seasons
Philadelphia 76ers forward Elton Brand retired Thursday, calling it quits at age 37 after 17 NBA seasons since being the first overall selection in the 1999 NBA Draft. Brand played in 1,058 career games, 868 of them as a starter, for the Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Clippers, Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks and 76ers.

Warren leads in Portugal Masters as talk of 59 fades
Marc Warren took a one-shot lead at the Portugal Masters on Thursday but speculation that the European Tour could witness a round of 59 at the rough-free Victoria Clube de Golfe proved premature. Scotlands Warren began with six straight birdies but a bogey on the seventh stalled his momentum before he went on to make three further gains in an eight under par 63. Callum Shinkwin, David Lipsky, Eddie Pepperell, Matthew Baldwin and Mikko Korhonen are all a shot back.

Golf: Woods still dreams of eclipsing Nicklaus' major record
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods says he still believes he will surpass the record 18 major titles won by Jack Nicklaus, even though the former world number one has been sidelined from competition for more than a year due to a chronic back injury. Now aged 40, Woods is in the twilight of his golfing career and has been stalled on 14 major victories since his remarkable triumph at the 2008 U.S. Open but he expressed confidence about his playing future in a Public Broadcasting Service interview. According to an excerpt of an interview with television talk show host Charlie Rose, which will be aired in full later on Thursday, when asked if he believed he would end up with more than 18 major titles, Woods replied: "Correct".

Baylor University faces U.S. probe over response to sex assaults
The U.S. Department of Education has launched an investigation into Baylor University's response to sexual violence on campus, acting on a complaint filed by the school's former administrator responsible for looking into sexual assault complaints. Baylor, the world's largest Baptist university, has been rocked by a scandal over whether it failed to do enough to prevent and investigate sexual assaults against women by football players and others that led to the ouster of the school's president and its football coach. The federal investigation was disclosed by the Department of Education and by the lawyer representing Patty Crawford, who resigned this month as Baylor's Title IX coordinator and accused the university of retaliating against her for being too forceful in looking into sexual assault claims.

Golf-European Tour Portuguese Masters scores
Oct 20 (Gracenote) - Scores from the European Tour Portuguese Masters at the par-71 course on Thursday in Vilamoura -8 Marc Warren (Britain) 63 -7 Eddie Pepperell (Britain) 64 Callum Shinkwin (Britain) 64 Matthew Baldwin (Britain) 64 David Lipsky (U.S. ...

Woods still eyeing Nicklaus major mark
Tiger Woods says he still believes he can beat Jack Nicklauss record of 18 major victories despite the injury layoff that has left him sidelined for more than a year. The 40-year-old former world number one told PBS televisions Charlie Rose program that he had not given up hope of adding to his 14 major victories. Woods gave an enigmatic response when first asked whether he felt he could reach Nicklauss mark of 18 majors.

Thomas shoots 64 to launch CIMB defence
Defending champion Justin Thomas launched the defence of his CIMB Classic title in Malaysia with nine birdies en route to an eight-under-par 64 on Thursday. The American was joined at the top of the first-round leaderboard by compatriots Derek Fathauer and Keegan Bradley, with Englands Paul Casey one shot back. Thomas, 23, who clinched his maiden PGA Tour title here in 2015 after a tournament record 26-under-par 262, kept his cool despite hot and humid conditions to card just a single bogey at the TPC Kuala Lumpur course.

Rapid Replay feature targets NBA global audience
The National Basketball Associations international fans will be able to watch highlights in near real-time as part of changes to the leagues subscription service being rolled out for the new season, officials said Thursday. The new feature known as NBA Rapid Replay will be available through various packages tailored to meet the demands of fans throughout the globe, building on the success of highlight clips previously shown on Twitter. "Its one thing to tell our fans that a game is getting close going into the fourth quarter, or that Steph Curry hit a half-court shot at the end of the third tying it up, but its another thing for us to use pretty near live video in order to show fans what is happening," Melissa Brenner, the NBAs senior vice president of digital media, told AFP.

Thomas grabs share of lead to open CIMB Classic defense
Justin Thomas enjoyed a welcome return to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday when the American kicked off the defense of his CIMB Classic title by surging into a share of the lead at the $7 million co-sanctioned event. Thomas, who claimed his one and only PGA Tour title at the TPC Kuala Lumpur course last year when he edged out Adam Scott by a stroke, tallied nine birdies and a lone bogey in his first round this time to sign for an eight-under-par 64. If theres any such thing as an easy eight under, that was it," Thomas said in a post-round interview.

Golf-U.S. PGA Tour CIMB Classic scores
Oct 20 (Gracenote) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour CIMB Classic at the par-72 course on Thursday in Kuala Lumpur -8 Derek Fathauer (U.S.) 64 Keegan Bradley (U.S.) 64 Justin Thomas (U.S.) 64 -7 Paul Casey (Britain) 65 -6 Anirban Lahiri (India) 66 -5 Brian Harman (U.S.) 67 Aaron Baddeley (Australia) 67 Brendan Steele (U.S.) 67 Sergio Garcia (Spain) 67 -4 Patrick Reed (U.S.) 68 Scott Piercy (U.S.) 68 Harold Varner III (U.S.) 68 Jamie Lovemark (U.S.) 68 Charles Howell III (U.S.) 68 Kevin Kisner (U.S.) 68 -3 K.J. Choi (Korea) 69 James Hahn (U.S.) 69 Spencer Levin (U.S. ...

Indians blank Blue Jays to reach World Series
The Cleveland Indians are going to the World Series for the first time since 1997 after a 3-0 victory over the Blue Jays in Toronto. The Indians won the best-of-seven American League Championship Series four games to one and will host game one of the World Series on Tuesday against either the Chicago Cubs or Los Angeles Dodgers.

Cubs beat Dodgers to even best-of-seven series at 2-2
(The Sports Xchange) - Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell broke out of slumps by hitting home runs, and the Chicago Cubs pounded the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-2 to even the National League Championship Series at two games apiece Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. The Cubs, who were shut out the previous two games, broke a scoreless tie with a four-run fourth inning before pulling away. Game Two is Thursday at Dodger Stadium.

Google signs CBS, in talks with others on web TV: sources
Alphabet Incs Google has reached an agreement with CBS Corp to carry the network on its planned web TV service and is in advanced talks with 21st Century Fox , Walt Disney Co and Viacom Inc to distribute their channels, people with knowledge of the talks told Reuters on Wednesday. The service, which will be part of Googles YouTube platform, is expected to launch in the first quarter and will include all of CBSs content, including live NFL games, one of the sources said.

Baseball: Indians win on Merritt to reach World Series
By Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) - Just over a week ago Ryan Merritt was pitching in the Arizona Instructional League watching the Cleveland Indians work their way through the Major League Baseball postseason on television. On Wednesday the 24-year-old rookie was trending on Twitter and being showered with praise and champagne after leading the Indians to a 3-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays and into the World Series. Merritt, who had started only one game in his major league career and pitched 11 innings total, stunned the Blue Jays by throwing 4-1/3 shutout innings before the Indians' stellar bullpen took over.

Los Angeles jury rejects lawsuit accusing NBA star Rose of rape
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - National Basketball Association star Derrick Rose was cleared by a federal court jury on Wednesday of accusations in a $21.5 million civil lawsuit that he and two friends drugged and gang-raped his former girlfriend in 2013. The predominantly white jury of six women and two men deliberated for about three hours before unanimously rejecting the allegations against the 28-year-old, three-time NBA All-Star guard and his two co-defendants, all of whom are black. "The system worked," Roses lawyer, Mark Baute, told reporters outside the courthouse, adding that "media reporting in this case was biased against a black man." He did not elaborate.

Baseball: Indians blank Blue Jays to reach World Series
(The Sports Xchange) - Carlos Santana and Coco Crisp homered, rookie Ryan Merritt allowed two hits in 4 1/3 innings and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 on Wednesday afternoon to win the American League Championship Series in five games. The Indians will play with the Los Angeles Dodgers or the Chicago Cubs in the World Series, which opens Tuesday in Cleveland.

Goodell says flag kneel flap not part of ratings dip
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says a drop in television ratings has been caused by several factors but claimed Wednesday that the Colin Kaepernick flag-kneeling controversy was not among them. Speaking at an NFL owners meeting in Houston, Goodell touched on several topics, including the crackdowns on social media and touchdown celebrations that have revived the NFLs "No Fun League" label. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players have taken a knee rather than stand during the pre-game playing of the US national anthem, a protest against police brutality.

Rape case against Knicks star Rose dismissed
A Los Angeles jury on Wednesday dismissed a civil lawsuit brought against Derrick Rose by a woman who claimed she had been gang-raped by the NBA New York Knicks star. The woman, 30, had filed her case after claiming that Rose and two friends, Ryan Allen and Randall Hampton, had raped her repeatedly at her apartment after drugging her in 2013. The woman, an ex-girlfriend of Rose, didnt report the alleged incident to police until 2015.

Itoje happy to be 'secret' student
Maro Itoje may be one of English rugbys rising stars but the powerful forward insisted Wednesday he can quite happily go "incognito" when he reverts to being a university student. Itoje, 21, is in the final year of a politics degree at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), part of London University, attending lectures two days a week alongside his career as a professional rugby union player with English and European champions Saracens. "I dont think a lot of my classmates know who I am," said the 6ft 5in Itoje, whose height and dreadlocked hair helped him cut a distinctive figure on the pitch.

'Big Ben' out for Steelers while rookie gets Dallas nod
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been ruled out for Sundays NFL game against New England while rookie Dak Prescott will start for Dallas after the Cowboys bye this week. NFL quarterback news emerging Wednesday also saw Geno Smith set to replace Ryan Fitzpatrick as the New York Jets starter Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, whose starter Joe Flacco missed practice but says his sore right shoulder will not sideline him against the Jets.

Concussion protocols tweaked after Newton probe
NFL and players union officials have tweaked their joint concussion protocols following an investigation into how the policy was applied to Carolina quarterback Cam Newton in the leagues season opener. The NFL and NFL Players Association announced Wednesday in a joint statement that the probe found no violation of concussion protocol from the Panthers September 8 game against Denver, in which Newton suffered multiple helmet-to-helmet blows before being checked for possible head injury. Newton was slow to rise from a fourth quarter helmet-to-helmet hit that resulted in a Denver penalty.

Love, Ochoa, Woosnam among new World Hall of Famers
Major winners Davis Love, Ian Woosnam, Lorena Ochoa and Meg Mallon and journalist Henry Longhurst have been named 2017 inductees to the World Golf Hall of Fame. The selection committee for the St. Augustine, Florida, attraction announced the honor group Tuesday from among 16 finalists, with enshrinement ceremonies set for September 26, 2017, in New York ahead of the area hosting the Presidents Cup. "We have the privilege of bringing in one of our strongest classes to date," said World Golf Hall of Fame president Jack Peter.

London exhibition to feature NBA pop culture ties
A London exhibition next week will feature the NBA and its links to popular culture over time, the league announced Wednesday. Canadian NBA guard Steve Nash will be on hand as "NBA Crossover" is unveiled October 28-30 in Shoreditch, chronicling the convergence of NBA players and game action with music, film, fashion, television and video games. The exhibition, a first of its sort for the NBA, will utilize interactive exhibits to showcase how the league and popular culture have influenced each other over decades.

Bach says 2020 events should be held in disaster zone
By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has proposed that some 2020 Tokyo Olympics events should be held in the northeastern region devastated by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. Tokyos Olympic bid pledged that roughly 80 percent of events would be held within 8 km (5 miles) of the athletes village in downtown Tokyo but efforts to cut ballooning costs has already forced several venues to be moved out of the city. A review of expenses commissioned by Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has proposed moving rowing and canoe/kayak sprint events some 400 km north of Tokyo to existing facilities in one of the affected areas, but this has been opposed by organizers and sports officials as too hard on the athletes involved.

Dodgers shut out Cubs for 2-1 NL series lead
(The Sports Xchange) - Yasmani Grandal and Justin Turner homered to back the masterful pitching of Rich Hill as the Los Angeles Dodgers blanked the Chicago Cubs 6-0 on Tuesday to take a 2-1 lead in the National League Championship Series. Left-handed starter Hill used his sweeping curve ball to baffle Chicago for six scoreless innings as Los Angeles shut out the visiting Cubs for the second game in a row in the best-of-seven series. Hill (1-0) allowed just two hits with six strikeouts and two walks to became the only Los Angeles pitcher other than Clayton Kershaw to win a postseason start this month.

Baseball: Blue Jays avoid Indians' knockout punch
By Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) - Terry Francona rolled the dice looking to punch the Cleveland Indians' ticket to the World Series but instead watched the Toronto Blue Jays come off ropes with a 5-1 win on Tuesday to keep the American League Championship Series alive. Leading the best-of-seven series 3-0, Indians manager Francona sent out his ace Corey Kluber on three days rest for the first time in his career to finish off the Jays. "We're still alive, no doubt," said Toronto manager John Gibbons.