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DraftKings and FanDuel Merger Described as "Imminent"

Reports suggesting a tie-up between two of the biggest fantasy sports companies in the United States was imminent flared up after FanDuel and DraftKings paid a combined $12 million (£9.8m) to settle a long-running legal dispute with the NY attorney-general.

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Jury awards $7.3 million to Penn State whistleblower in Sandusky scandal

He was awarded $7.3 million in damages for defamation. McQueary was a key witness in the sexual molestation case against another former assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky . Now divorced at 42, jobless and living with his parents at their State College home, the 6-foot-5 former quarterback testified Friday that he has been unable to find work since Penn State placed him on paid leave, citing safety concerns in the days after Sandusky's arrest, and later decided not to renew his contract.

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Oklahoma crime rampage suspect killed in shootout with police

Vance, 38, shot two Wellston police officers Oct 23, fled in a police pickup, stole a auto at a trailer home park, drove to a home in Luther and killed his relatives, Ronald Wilkson and Valerie Kay Wilkson, authorities said . Ron Wilkson had been shot and had wounds on his neck "consistent with an attempt to sever his head", according to a court affidavit. Officials confirmed a Dewey County deputy was shot Sunday night during the search for Michael Vance.

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Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine coming to UW-Madison Tuesday

Kaine also readily addressed the recent controversy centered around the suspiciously timed reinvestigation of allegedly damaging Clinton emails, released by FBI Director James Comey. Kaine said. "We feel good about where we are, we would rather be us than them", Kaine said, "but you can't take anything for granted". "He's real. He's down-to-earth", she said.

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Quinn has Falcons buying in to his message

The quarterback was 28-for-38 with 246 yards passing with four touchdowns, no interceptions, and a 125.5 passer rating. Lacy is on injured reserve and isn't supposed to return until December at the earliest while Starks underwent knee surgery on October 16 to fix a torn meniscus.

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Justice Department Dedicating 'All Necessary Resources' To Review Emails Quickly

He's being ripped on multiple fronts for his decision to disclose the reopening of the Hillary Clinton email probe, but embattled FBI Director James Comey will weather the storm, say former law enforcement officials who know him. "Through your partisan actions, you may have broken the law". "Your actions in recent months have demonstrated a disturbing double standard for the treatment of sensitive information, with what appears to be a clear intent to aid one political party over another", ...

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New polls show tight Clinton-Trump presidential race

Clinton enters the final full week of the presidential race on defense once again. As Clinton targeted voters in Florida on Saturday, Trump was in boisterous spirits as he stumped for votes in the western states of Colorado and Arizona .

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GOP senator attacks his opponent, a war hero, using racially charged rhetoric

Duckworth, a Democrat, won a Purple Heart and lost both of her legs during the Iraq War. Yes, Rep. Tammy Duckworth's mother is an immigrant , but her father's family has traced its roots in service back to the American Revolution, as she later pointed out on Twitter .

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Sheriff Holds News Conference On Michael Vance Case

Vance, 38, had been on the run since October 23 - the day he shot two Oklahoma officers and killed two relatives. Authorities did not specify the disease, but Oklahoma County Sheriff's spokesman Mark Opgrande called it "a communicable disease that can be transmitted by blood".

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4 firefighters and 1 civilian injured in fire truck accident

The engine was responding to a report of smoke in a building at the time. That red auto had heavy front end damage visible at the scene. Their injuries were non-life-threatening. Four firefighters and the driver of one vehicle were taken to a hospital for treatment, according to the Boston Fire Department. "I'm very relieved that nobody was seriously injured", said Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn.

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Nebraska vs. Wisconsin: Score and Twitter Reaction

Dare Ogunbowale found the end zone from 11 yards out, but the Badgers again had a special teams blunder when Endicott missed the extra point to keep the score at 23-17. Wisconsin opened the second half with the ball and went on a monster 13-play, 73-yard drive that ended with a nine-yard touchdown pitch and catch from Hornibrook to Robert Wheelwright, putting the Badgers up 17-7.

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Hillary Clinton on FBI investigation: "There's no case here"

Hillary Clinton told supporters Monday at a campaign rally in OH that there was "no case here" while discussing the FBI reopening its investigation into her private email server on Friday. And in examining all polls that spanned the Comey letter to Congress, he writes: "There's really no evidence of a further shift to Trump - at least not yet".

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Unbeaten Michigan finally pushes back against Michigan State

It's the Wolverines right now. "Yeah, I think it definitely does", linebacker Riley Bullough acknowledged. That wasn't the case Saturday, when Michigan State outrushed Michigan 217-192. And when teams try to take them away, Jehu Chesson is more than capable of taking advantage. The Spartans are giving up 225 yards passing a game, ranking 13th in the Big Ten, and almost 30 points on average to rank 12th in the conference.

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Mayfield's 4 TDs, strong defense lead Oklahoma past Kansas

Seeing the KU offense ranks 104th nationally, it's not too tough to be a better unit on the field, but the Jayhawks do have a few playmakers on the defensive side of the ball. "It isn't just my brother and I", he said. The senior caught 40 passes for 881 yards and 11 touchdowns in five games in October. "Texas Tech University deeply regrets the behavior of some students and fans at Saturday night's football game against the University of Oklahoma ", Schovanec's statement said.

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Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Use Facebook Check-Ins to Confuse Police

A group of protesters opposing the creation of an oil pipeline in North Dakota want your help-and all you have to do is login to Facebook. The US Justice and Interior Departments along with the US Army Corps of Engineers halted construction under the Missouri in September due to protests by Native American tribes who say the pipeline would disturb sacred land and pollute waterways supplying nearby homes.

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Donald Trump Gets Booed As He And Hillary Clinton Trade Biting Jokes

Trump has tweeted extensively about his displeasure with the Emmys in the past - after his show "The Apprentice" did not win in 2012, 2013 or 2014. Trump's musings about hypothetical Election Day scenarios came as his campaign was reeling from widespread astonishment about his refusal to commit to the time-honored USA tradition of the election's loser acceding gracefully to the victor.

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All treats, no tricks: Tips for a safe Halloween

Police also advise parents to check out a child's costumer before they go out. Do not eat any treats until you arrive home and your parents inspect all goodies. · Clear the porch or front yard of any obstacles that a child could trip over. While collecting candy, children should never accept any from a stranger, officials warned.

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Texas Officials Refute 'Vote-Flipping' Claims After Trump Tweet

For as long as anyone can remember, scouring the piney woods of East Texas for a democrat has been a little like hunting for big foot. "If we win on November 8", he said, catching himself "When!" Judge Lauren Parish, District Judge said, "I've disassociated myself with the Republican party".

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Three Takeaways from the Huskers' loss to the Badgers

Despite the 7-0 ranking and No.7 ranking, it was unclear exactly how good the Cornhuskers were entering this game. "We hadn't been doing a ton of running out of our three wides". The Badgers' allowance of 14.6 points per game is 3rd in the country, trailing only MI (11.6) and Florida (11.7). He ran for 39 yards on 13 carries, including a 2-yard score with 13:45 left in the fourth quarter to draw Nebraska within 17-14.

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Rally for Standing Rock planned in OKC Monday

They trained people for the protest and what to do if they are arrested. The immediate need for action comes from the fact that not only were tribal members not consulted about this pipeline being run through their land, but, in light of many recent disastrous pipeline breaks, tribal leaders are deeply anxious that their main source of water could become contaminated as the pipeline will run directly under the Missouri River.

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Raiders topple Buccaneers in overtime despite NFL-record 23 penalties

Oakland's quarterback threw for four touchdowns and 513 yards against the Bucs. This score had to be the sweetest for Penn, though. Lost in Carr's huge day and the ugliness of the penalties was a defensive performance that saw the Raiders allow a season-low 270 yards.

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Connecticut provost to lead University of Missouri

Mun Y. Choi, provost at the University of CT, will be presented Wednesday in Jefferson City as the 24th permanent president of the University of Missouri. Dr. Choi (Ph.D., Princeton University, 1992) was a faculty member in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of IL from 1994 - 2000.

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No. 6 Ohio State Buckeyes avoid upset against Northwestern Wildcats

After lighting up Bowling Green for 77 points, Tulsa for 48 points, Oklahoma for 45 points and Rutgers for 58 points, the Buckeyes' offense had struggled in wins over in and Wisconsin and in a 24-21 loss at Penn State last Saturday night. Thorson capped off a 10-play drive with a two-yard touchdown pass to Garrett Dickerson to tie the game up at 17 with just under four minutes left in the quarter.

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Woman Suspected of DUI Shot, Killed by Police During Confrontation in Torrance

Sepulveda Boulevard was shut down and motorists were advised to avoid the area. "The driver was driving erratically on the wrong side of the road, nearly hit several vehicles, had traffic collision damage and the air bag deployed", Kranke said.

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Gansler, Sachs call Federal Bureau of Investigation decision on Clinton emails 'serious mistake'

In another sign of the Clinton campaign's escalating feud with Comey, her advisers leapt on a CNBC report that the director opposed releasing information close to Election Day about Russian interference in the White House race. Eight days from Election Day, the contumacious billionaire and the scandal-hit Democrat followed in the spirit of the bruising 2016 race by spending more time branding the other unfit to lead than they did highlighting their own strengths to voters.

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LA police chief injured in off-road motorcycle accident

The chief will recov. Beck was reportedly able to ride back to his truck, drive home and subsequently received emergency care at a hospital. Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck won't need surgery for a broken pelvis. "A awful accident happened while doing something that I love very much". Beck tweeted thanks for the support he's gotten as word of the crash has spread.

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Russell Westbrook joins elite list with 2nd triple-double in 3 games

Westbrook finished with 13 rebounds and 10 assists and took a career-high 44 shots to claim his 38th career triple-double. In New York, Jeremy Lin had 21 points and just missed a triple-double in his Brooklyn home debut while Brook Lopez scored 25 as the Nets got their first victory, 103-94 over Indiana.

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New Round Of Polls Show Clinton's Lead Over Trump Is Thinning

Hillary Clinton agreed, but not the way he meant it. The most recent data reflect a slight uptick for Clinton and a minor shift downward for Trump compared to data collected a day earlier. He said Republican candidates are adept at standing on their own merits, and persuading voters in a heavily Democratic state to also vote for the GOP in some races.

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Anti-Feingold PAC seems to concede Trump will lose

Johnson has trailed in polls the entire race, but on Friday a Democratic super PAC announced it was putting $2 million into the race to give Feingold a late surge. Mike Pence, were scheduled to hold an evening rally on Tuesday in Eau Claire. Johnson, who backs Trump but has yet to campaign with him, did not immediately say if he would be at the rally.

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Top Clinton aide calls FBI move 'unprecedented'

The last few days of early voting are historically the most popular. And Republicans are ahead of their 2012 pace in absentee ballot requests. The by-the-numbers report included the fact that 7.7 million Ohioans are registered to vote. As Trump makes his way through key swing states, he has been speaking extensively about Obamacare in light of the recent news that many patients on the health care law's exchanges will see increases in their premiums next year.

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Duke overwhelming choice at top of AP hoop poll

North Carolina, Xavier, Virginia, Wisconsin and Arizona make up the rest of the top 10. It's the fifth time in the past six seasons that U of L is ranked in the preseason AP top 15. It also comes after a 2015-16 season in which the Musketeers were a mainstay in the weekly AP rankings and finished a program-best No. 9 in the year-end poll.

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North Carolina GOP Senator Jokes About Shooting Clinton

Burr, a Republican, was answering questions in a private gathering of Republicans in Mooresville. "I was a little bit shocked at that - it didn't have a bullseye on it", Burr said at the event. "Anthony Weiner is the gift that keeps on giving", Burr said, because the laptop he shared with his estranged wife and top Clinton aide Huma Abedin is the center of the FBI's current investigation.

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For LSU's Orgeron, future, legacy at stake vs. No. 1 Alabama

That likely won't change this year, as the Tigers can control the division with a win over the Tide. Alabama is an early touchdown plus PAT favorite. "The way I'm go to talk this team (Monday), they're going to understand that I have great confidence in them to play well against a great football team".

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Louisville police officer killed by alleged drunk driver

Whitlow, 26, of Lexington, with two counts of second-degree manslaughter and one count of driving under the influence in the first degree. Schweitzer's best friend, who was with him on the trip, had just crossed the street when police said Whitlow lost control, hopped the curb, and drove onto the sidewalk where Schweitzer and Moore were talking.

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Metta World Peace Says He Was Inappropriately Touched By Ghosts

It's easy to read that as sarcastic or otherwise not serious, but World Peace insists he was violated, but didn't fully feel motivated to make it stop. This isn't a first among National Basketball Association players. The hotel's haunted history is well-documented, and then there's the time that Kyrie Irving stayed up all night because he was getting bitten by bed bugs.


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