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October 16, 2018 1:07 AM Astros’ Marwin Gonzalez fought the wall — and the wall won

BOSTON—Fenway Park’s Green Monster looks like a benign ogre from a distance. Its rich green hue and charming old-fashioned scoreboard mask the fact that it is a 37-foot left-field wall that will leave its mark if you are an outfielder who has just crashed into it. Which is just what happened in the bottom of the third inning of Game 2 on Sunday night 6

October 15, 2018 10:33 PM Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

SEATTLE—Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates, has died. He was 65. Allen’s company Vulcan Inc. said in a statement that he died Monday. Earlier this month Allen said the cancer he was treated for in 2009, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, had returned. Allen and Gates founded Microsoft Corp. in 1975. Microsoft’s big break came in 1980, when IBM Corp. decided 8

October 15, 2018 8:26 PM Race can only help, never harm, applicants’ chances, Harvard legal team claim

BOSTON—Harvard University intentionally uses a vague “personal rating” to reject Asian-American applicants in favour of students from other racial backgrounds, according to a trial that started Monday and carries weighty implications for dozens of other U.S. colleges. Harvard’s legal team denied any discrimination in its opening statement at Boston’s 9

October 13, 2018 11:14 PM Trump prays with American pastor recently freed by Turkey

Trump thanked Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who had resisted the demands of Trump and other high-level U.S. officials for Brunson’s release. Erdogan had insisted that his country's courts are independent, though he previously had suggested a possible swap for Brunson. The U.S. had repeatedly called for Brunson’s release and, this year, sanctioned 41

October 7, 2018 9:39 PM Raptors fans catch sneak preview at open practice

“I just went to set a screen, a split screen on the post,” Powell said. “And then when I went to split, the guy was just trying to fight over it and kneed me in my quad. It’s just a little bruise. I should be fine.” ROSTER UPDATE: Head coach Nick Nurse said he is “not a lot closer” to finalizing the roster, which can include two extra players on two-way 9

October 2, 2018 2:06 AM Cristiano Ronaldo being sued, accused of rape by Nevada woman

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is being sued by a Nevada woman who said he raped her in the penthouse suite of a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 and then dispatched a team of “fixers” to obstruct the criminal investigation and trick her into keeping quiet for $375,000. The suit says the woman asked police last month to reopen the criminal case; Las Vegas police 10

October 1, 2018 2:29 PM The road to a NAFTA deal was a roller-coaster. Here were the milestones along the way

That fall, negotiators responsible for more than 30 “tables” of talks flew north and south across the continent, between Washington, Mexico City, Ottawa, back to the U.S. and back to Mexico, where it became clear the deadline for a new NAFTA deal would have to be extended into 2018. In the early rounds, Canada and Mexico put up a friendly front, but the body language 5

September 25, 2018 2:07 AM Judge likely to toss Stormy Daniels’ defamation suit against Trump

“The court basically said, ‘It’s Trump, it’s Twitter, he known for throwing around insults and this can’t be understood as anything other than exaggerated rhetoric,’ ” White said of the New York case. Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, said outside court that he would appeal if the defamation suit was dismissed. He said it was ironic that Trump was relied 19

September 18, 2018 5:41 PM Former DC mayor Marion Barry, who staged comeback after 1990 crack cocaine arrest, dead at 78

WASHINGTON - Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council. Instead, Barry will be remembered for a single night 91

September 17, 2018 5:45 PM Salesforce billionaire Benioff to buy Time magazine, boosting influence

Marc Benioff, the billionaire co-founder of software maker Salesforce.com Inc., is making a play to project his influence far beyond Silicon Valley with the purchase of Time magazine. The 53-year-old entrepreneur and his wife, Lynne, agreed to pay $190 million in cash to Meredith Corp. for the venerable but struggling print publication, stoking comparisons 13