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Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey leaves game with groin injury, ruled out
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:45:47 -0400 - SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey sustained a right groin injury and was ruled out for the rest of the game in the first half of Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium.

Backup QB Matt Moore rallies Miami Dolphins past New York Jets
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:43:47 -0400 - MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Backup quarterback Matt Moore, facing a two-touchdown deficit, rallied the Miami Dolphins to a 31-28 win over the New York Jets on Sunday afternoon at Hard Rock Stadium.

Meijer recalls vegetable products for Listeria risk
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:43:22 -0400 - The Meijer retail store chain announced Saturday a recall of packaged vegetables in six states due to a potential listeria contamination.

Jared Goff helps Los Angeles Rams steamroll Arizona Cardinals
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:41:51 -0400 - Jared Goff threw for 235 yards and a touchdown as the Los Angeles Rams crushed the Arizona Cardinals 33-0 on Sunday at Twickenham Stadium in London.

Buffalo Bills come back to beat Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:39:10 -0400 - ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- LeSean McCoy rushed for 91 yards and two touchdowns and Tyrod Taylor passed for 268 yards and a touchdown as the Buffalo Bills came from behind to win.

Tennessee Titans avoid upset with OT win over Cleveland Browns
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:37:23 -0400 - CLEVELAND -- Ryan Succop kicked a 47-yard field goal with 1:55 left in overtime Sunday to give the Tennessee Titans a 12-9 victory over the Cleveland Browns.

Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars dominate Indianapolis Colts
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:35:22 -0400 - INDIANAPOLIS -- Blake Bortles completed 18 of 26 passes for 330 yards and a touchdown, and the Jacksonville Jaguars dominated the Indianapolis Colts 27-0 on Sunday in Lucas Oil Stadium.

New Orleans Saints beat Green Bay Packers for fourth straight win
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:32:17 -0400 - GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Drew Brees continued his mastery of the Green Bay Packers in leading the New Orleans Saints to a 26-17 victory on Sunday at Lambeau Field.

Eddie Jackson's defensive TDs lead Chicago Bears past Carolina Panthers
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:30:20 -0400 - CHICAGO -- Rookie safety Eddie Jackson became the first player in NFL history to score two defensive touchdowns of at least 75 yards in the same game, and the Chicago Bears made them stand up.

Kai Forbath kicks six field goals as Minnesota Vikings stop Baltimore Ravens
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:27:14 -0400 - MINNEAPOLIS -- On a day that belonged to the kickers, Minnesota's offense did just enough to spur the Vikings to their third consecutive win over the Baltimore Ravens.

NCAA college football Top 25 AP poll update, rankings: Michigan Wolverines drop out of poll
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:23:25 -0400 - Michigan dropped out of the Top 25 for the first time in two years, while Notre Dame jumped into the top 10 for the first time this season in the Associated Press college football poll released Sunday.

Boston Red Sox hire Houston Astros bench coach Alex Cora as manager
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:20:31 -0400 - The Boston Red Sox hired Alex Cora as their new manager on Sunday.

Florida police on the lookout for possible serial killer
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 16:21:46 -0400 - Police in Florida believe a serial killer may be on the loose after a series of three murders in the same neighborhood within 10 days.

Ole Miss Rebels QB Shea Patterson tears PCL, out for rest of season
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 15:48:16 -0400 - Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson will miss the rest of the season with a torn knee ligament, the school announced Sunday.

Mitch McConnell fires back at criticism against GOP
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 15:46:46 -0400 - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell dismissed criticism against him from former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon and others on Sunday.

Buffalo Bills CB E.J. Gaines departs with hamstring injury vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 15:44:01 -0400 - ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills cornerback E.J. Gaines left Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a hamstring injury and will not return.

Cleveland Browns LT Joe Thomas out with triceps injury vs. Tennessee Titans
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 15:42:05 -0400 - CLEVELAND -- Cleveland Browns All-Pro left tackle Joe Thomas was knocked out of Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans with a left triceps injury with 5:31 left in the third quarter.

Miami Dolphins QB Jay Cutler leaves vs. New York Jets with chest injury
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 15:39:00 -0400 - MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler left Sunday's game against the New York Jets due to a chest injury.

Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer leaves game with left arm injury
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 15:37:08 -0400 - Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer went to the locker room with a left arm injury in Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams in London at Twickenham Stadium.

Fearless 'Chuck Norris' seal chases great white shark
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 14:44:41 -0400 - A boat crew captured unusual video of a fearless seal chasing great white sharks in South Africa's Mossel Bay.

Rex Tillerson: Iranian militias in Iraq 'need to go home'
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 14:22:42 -0400 - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called for all Iranian militias to leave Iraq and encouraged Europe to avoid business with Iran's Revolutionary Guard.

Border Patrol finds 2 pounds of meth in stuffed toy dog
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:55:24 -0400 - Border Patrol agents in California said a stuffed toy dog was found to be filled with nearly 2 pounds of meth after it attracted the attention of a real canine.

Kurdistan prepared for unconditional talks with Iraq
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:44:50 -0400 - Kurdistan's two major political parties have announced they are prepared to enter unconditional talks with Iraq to discuss the nation's constitution.

WHO rescinds Robert Mugabe's goodwill ambassador status
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 12:24:10 -0400 - The World Health Organization rescinded Zimbabwe's controversial longtime President Robert Mugabe's status as a goodwill ambassador on Sunday.

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World News (Reuters)

Abe to push reform of Japan's pacifist constitution after election win
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 12:46:24 -0400 - TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc was headed for a big win in Sunday's election, bolstering his chance of becoming the nation's longest-serving premier and re-energizing his push to revise the pacifist constitution.

Spain urges Catalonia secessionists to obey Madrid
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 11:25:39 -0400 - BARCELONA (Reuters) - The Spanish government on Sunday urged Catalans to accept direct control from Madrid and ignore instructions from the restive region's secessionist leadership once it has been removed from power.

Go home, Tillerson tells Iranian-backed militias in Iraq
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 16:55:55 -0400 - RIYADH/DOHA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday it was time for Iranian-backed militias and their Iranian advisers who helped Iraq defeat Islamic State to "go home", after a rare joint meeting with the leaders of Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

U.S. senators seek answers on U.S. presence in Niger after ambush
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:37:11 -0400 - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators said on Sunday the White House has not been forthcoming with details about the military's presence in Niger after the deaths of four soldiers there earlier this month and they want more answers on U.S. operations in the west African country.

UK police end armed hostage-taking at English leisure complex: BBC
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 14:17:26 -0400 - LONDON (Reuters) - British police ended an armed hostage siege on Sunday, the BBC reported, saying there were no casualties after a gunman took two staff members hostage at a bowling alley in a leisure complex in central England.

Putin critic Navalny, freed from jail, resumes presidential campaign
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 15:41:09 -0400 - MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny held a political rally on Sunday, hours after being released from jail and pledged to continue his presidential campaign despite the authorities saying he is ineligible to stand.

Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 12:55:44 -0400 - GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization said on Sunday, following outrage among Western donors and rights groups at his appointment.

Now talk nice: EU script to help May settle Brexit bill
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 11:41:23 -0400 - BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Diplomatic theatrics at last week's Brussels summit revealed how European Union leaders will coax Theresa May over the next two months into parting with tens of billions of euros in return for a post-Brexit trade deal.

Protesters call for justice after Maltese journalist's killing
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 14:03:28 -0400 - VALLETTA (Reuters) - Thousands of Maltese called for justice on Sunday in a protest held by a group of non-governmental organizations after a journalist was killed last Monday.

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World News (BBC)

Raqqa: US coalition 'wiped city off Earth', Russia says
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 14:31:33 GMT - Moscow accuses the West of sending aid to the Syrian city to cover up evidence of crimes.

Iraq's Shia militia 'must go home', says Tillerson
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 18:38:48 GMT - The US secretary of state was speaking on a visit to Saudi partly aimed at curbing Iran's influence.

WHO cancels Robert Mugabe goodwill ambassador role
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:51:14 GMT - The appointment of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe prompted a global outcry and wide-ranging condemnation.

Shinzo Abe wins resounding victory in Japan, exit polls say
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 20:42:08 GMT - The prime minister has kept his "super-majority" and says he will deal firmly with North Korea

Spain Catalonia: Foreign minister denies 'coup' by Madrid
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 14:01:32 GMT - The foreign minister tells the BBC the government is only acting in line with the constitution.

Daphne Caruana Galizia: Thousands demand justice in Malta
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 18:05:47 GMT - But politicians named in the investigations of murdered blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia stay away.

Fox renewed Bill O'Reilly deal despite harassment suit
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 10:46:45 GMT - Twenty-First Century Fox knew O'Reilly had settled a harassment allegation when he was rehired.

Scot jailed in Dubai for hip touch
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 16:20:23 GMT - Businessman Jamie Harron was arrested after touching a man's hip in a Dubai bar.

Israel Facebook: Mistranslated post creates security alert
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 12:13:27 GMT - A post saying "good morning" in Arabic was reportedly mistranslated to say "attack them" in Hebrew.

Five former US presidents unite for hurricane relief concert
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:26:17 GMT - The five living former US presidents have raised more than $31m (£23.5m) for victims.

Spain FM: 'Many police violence pictures fake'
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 11:15:14 GMT - Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis was speaking to Andrew Marr about the Catalan referendum.

Under fire in Iraq: A camera crew's view of a warzone
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 12:38:43 GMT - Gunfire, danger - a few of the hazards facing a BBC team covering the news from Iraq.

Ivory Coast's hair sculptor Laetitia Ky
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:33:41 GMT - Laetitia Ky uses coat hangers, wires and pins to make "hair sculptures" for her Instagram fans.

Republican speaker Ryan roasts Trump at charity dinner
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 10:16:30 GMT - The senior Republican had a few presidential jokes up his sleeve at a charity dinner.

Putin weighs in on Trump's performance as US president
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:03:01 GMT - The Russian president took aim at the US political system when asked about Trump's "unpredictability".

Why did a black man hug a neo-Nazi skinhead?
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:16:34 GMT - A white supremacist walked into the middle of an anti-fascist rally - this is what happened next.

Macron's dog Nemo filmed peeing on Elysée fireplace
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 19:18:32 GMT - French TV was filming the president chatting with junior ministers when Nemo stole the scene.

Cliff diving in Chile: Divers compete in Lago Ranco
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:09:24 GMT - Competitors performed acrobatics from heights of up to 27m (89ft) in Chile.

New Zealand town funds its own petrol station
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:18:44 GMT - Residents fed up with a two-hour drive to buy fuel decide to take matters into their own hands.

Japanese zoo mourns anime-loving celebrity penguin
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:28:53 GMT - Grape the penguin became an online star after he "fell in love" with a cardboard cut-out in his enclosure.

Icelandic Pirate Party MP forced to wear eyepatch
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:31:21 GMT - Member of parliament and country's president both injured in bizarre household accidents.

Delicate task
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 15:19:30 GMT - The prime minister has meandered through previous crises but that won't work now, says Tom Burridge.

Naked Indonesia
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:06:57 GMT - Public nudity is strictly forbidden in Indonesia - and life is tough for the local nudist community

Coming into fashion
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:32:34 GMT - How the body art of the Moscow underworld is coming back into fashion.

Sticks and axes
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:04:40 GMT - Witnesses tell the BBC how men with sticks and axes started one of the world's longest conflicts.

The extra miles
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:37:12 GMT - Why are more people running marathons in all 50 states - and what does it say about modern America?

Dangerous work
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:36:30 GMT - On just one night a year Faroese men can hunt gannet chicks, considered a delicacy. It involves a dangerous climb down steep cliffs.

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