Cubs could get Schwarber back if they reach World Series

CHICAGO (AP) — Injured slugger Kyle Schwarber could return for the Chicago Cubs if they make it to the World Series.
Jackson has 4 TDs, No. 7 Louisville routs NC State 54-13

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, right, and Jeremy Smith celebrate following a touchdown during the second half of their NCAA college football game against North Carolina State, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. Louisville won 54-13. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Lamar Jackson broke a school single-season record with four first-half touchdowns, Louisville had three interceptions leading to 17 points and the seventh-ranked Cardinals burst past North Carolina State 54-13 on Saturday.

Iraqi PM declines Turkish offer to help in Mosul battle

By Phil Stewart and Tuvan Gumrukcu BAGHDAD/ANKARA (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declined on Saturday an offer from Turkey to take part in the battle to drive Islamic State militants from Mosul, a decision that could rile Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. Mosul was once part of the Ottoman empire and Turkey sees the city as firmly within its sphere of influence. Ankara is in a dispute with Iraq's central government over the presence of Turkish troops at the Bashiqa camp near Mosul.
White House condemns Syrian government forces use of toxic gas

The White House on Saturday condemned the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government after an international inquiry found its forces responsible for a third toxic gas attack in Syria's civil war. The fourth report from the 13-month-long inquiry by the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the global chemical weapons watchdog, blamed Syrian government forces for a toxic gas attack in Qmenas in Idlib governorate on March 16, 2015, according to a text of the report seen by Reuters. In August, the third report by the inquiry blamed the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for two chlorine attacks - in Talmenes on April 21, 2014 and Sarmin on March 16, 2015 - and said Islamic State fighters had used sulfur mustard gas.
Dozens of demonstrators arrested at North Dakota pipeline

File photo of protesters demonstrating against the Energy Transfer Partners' Dakota Access oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, in Los AngelesRob Keller, a spokesman for the Morton County Sheriff's Department said by telephone that the department responded early in the morning to a group of around 200 to 300 protesters near the site of the Dakota Access pipeline. Police used pepper spray to subdue some protesters and a section of a state highway was shut down because of the demonstration, but had since reopened, Keller said.

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