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Turner has a surprise ready if Dodgers win World Series

Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Justin Turner has been rocking a serious beard and some long hair for months, but it all could disappear after Wednesday night. The Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman hinted after Tuesday night’s Game 6 win in the World Series that he would shave his lengthy beard if his team wins the championship. Postscript: Justin Turner did hint that he’ll follow through and shave his beard if the Dodgers win it all. Just wouldn’t say when. — Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) November 1, 2017 Turner’s signature beard has become somewhat iconic over the postseason. The third baseman was co-NLCS MVP and had been helping to carry the Dodgers to the World Series, but he’s slowed down against Houston with only three hits. The three were big ones — a homer a...

What the Russians posted on Facebook

On Wednesday, Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee publicly released a sampling of ads and other content that Facebook, Instagram and Twitter have linked to Russian actors and turned over to the committee. The ads focus on such issues as the black lives matter movement, illegal immigration, Islam, LGBT issues, Christianity, state pride, and Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders — hot button topics apparently intended to instigate conflict.

Father of New York City terror victim: ‘I’m not angry … I’m absolutely hurt’

The father of one of the two Americans killed in Tuesday’s truck attack in lower Manhattan told reporters, “I’m not even angry.” “I’m not angry at all,” victim Darren Drake’s father, Jimmy Drake, told reporters. “I’m absolutely hurt.” Darren Drake, 32, of New Milford, New Jersey, would have turned 33 on Nov. 18, according to his father. Darren Drake was his only child. Darren Drake’s family told ABC station WABC-TV in New York that he had weight loss surgery three years ago and rode Citi Bikes to stay in shape. The other American killed in the attack was Nicholas Cleves, 23, of New York City. Eight people were killed overall. The other victims were a Belgian mother and five Argentine tourists.

Are cemeteries dying out?

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Timeline: New York City a terror target for decades

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NFL midseason grades: Eagles, Steelers top of class

Because of a shortage of players who were instead serving in the military during World War II, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia merged rosters to field a team during the 1943 season. Almost three-quarters of a century later, there could very well be another unprecedented NFL event involving the franchises that comprised the former “Steagles” — an all-Pennsylvania Super Bowl. At the midway point of the 2017 season, the Eagles (7-1) and Steelers (6-2) are sitting atop their respective conferences with inside tracks for home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Philadelphia has the league’s best record, while Pittsburgh enjoys a tiebreaker edge over the AFC’s other 6-2 clubs in New England and Kansas City. But before “Iggles” and “Stillers” fans start bookin...

Darnold to stay at USC … only if Browns have first pick?

© Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports USC Trojans quarterback Sam Darnold may stay in college if the Browns plan to draft him. The Cleveland Browns remain the laughingstock of the sports world, and it’s not necessarily that close. Head coach Hue Jackson is overseeing yet another variation of the Factory of Sadness, the Browns missed out on acquiring an overrated backup earlier this week and the team finds itself at 0-8 on the season. Heck, it’s also paying Brock Osweiler nearly $900,000 to start for the Denver Broncos this week. There’s a lot of blame to go around as to why Cleveland continues to be a joke. And now, that’s apparently not lost on USC quarterback Sam Darnold. According to this report from MMQB’s Albert Breer, Darnold could in fact decide to return to the Trojans for the 2018 sea...

Report: Hoyer signs with Pats, but Packers ‘tried to steal him’

Click to expand Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO UP NEXT Recently released quarterback Brian Hoyer signed with the New England Patriots on Wednesday, but not before the Green Bay Packers made an attempt to get him first. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Packers “tried to steal” Hoyer before he eventually signed a three-year deal with the Patriots. The #Packers tried to steal him, but Brian Hoyer ends up back in New England where he wanted to be. https://t.co/mgeA8mgftO – Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 1, 2017 The San Francisco 49ers released Hoyer on Tuesday after trading a second-round pick to the Patriots for Jimmy Garappolo. The Patriots signed him Wednesday to replace Garappolo as Tom Brady’s backup. It appears the Packers made a legitimate ...

Portraits of Every U.S. President

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UK town to burn Harvey Weinstein in effigy on Bonfire Night

© The Associated Press Artists Frank Shepherd and Andrea Deans put the finishing touches to the Edenbridge Bonfire Society effigy, which has been unveiled as Harvey Weinstein, for Bonfire Night in Edenbridge, England, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. (Gareth/PA via AP) LONDON — A British town plans to burn a 36-foot (11-meter) effigy of Harvey Weinstein at its annual Bonfire Night celebrations. Each year the Edenbridge Bonfire Society chooses a well-known figure to go up in flames alongside an effigy of 17th-century militant Guy Fawkes. The society says the movie mogul was the obvious choice after many women made allegations of sexual harassment and assault against him. The effigy unveiled Wednesday appears in a bathrobe, holding a Hollywood star and a clapperboard with “final cut” on ...

The names of the 8 New York City terror attack victims

The eight people killed in a truck attack in New York City on Tuesday were two young Americans, a Belgian mother and five Argentine tourists visiting New York City to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their high school graduation. Police identified the victims as: — Darren Drake, 32, of New Milford, New Jersey — Nicholas Cleves, 23, of New York, New York — Ann-Laure Decadt, 31, of Belgium — Hernan Diego Mendoza-Espino, 47, of Argentina — Alejandro Damian Pagrucco, 47, of Argentina — Herman Ferruchi, 47, of Argentina — Diego Enrique Angelini, 47, of Argentina — Ariel Erlis, 48, of Argentina The man accused of plowing into the victims on a lower Manhattan bike path Tuesday had apparently been planning the attack for a number of weeks, police of...