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College football Week 3 picks: Why Alabama, Penn State will cover

While there aren't any great Top 25 matchups this week - apologies, Florida fans - there are three ascending favorites that offer some value and a Big Ten team with an opportunity to not only cover the spread but pull an outright upset.
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Gov. Hochul furiously fundraises ahead of 2022 primary, AG James challenge
Gov. Kathy Hochul is furiously fundraising as she’s expected to face fierce challenges from state Attorney General Letitia James and others in her 2022 reelection bid.
Jets’ Robert Saleh needs to start coaching like a head coach
Jets rookie coach Robert Saleh isn't inspiring confidence right now.
Pro-Trump Sheriff in Wisconsin Plans to Show 'Proof of State-Wide' Election Fraud
The presentation will cover several elections in 2020 including the November presidential election, the sheriff's office said.
Knicks-Bulls matchup an unexpected big early showdown
The Knicks and Bulls -- one of the NBA's three undefeated teams -- are both off to strong starts entering Thursday’s intriguing matchup in Chicago.
NYC cocaine smuggling ring allegedly used kid’s lunchboxes to hide drugs
Five men were indicted Wednesday for allegedly running a "vast narcotics conspiracy" where they smuggled cocaine into New York City -- using children's lunchboxes, prosecutors said.
Virginia woman says FBI staked out school board meeting
Acrimony between some parents and school officials in Washington DC's affluent suburbs has been simmering since a parent was forcefully arrested in June after claiming inclusive school policies led to the rape of his daughter.
United Airlines will begin selling mini bottles of hard liquor next month
United Airlines will expand its in-flight beverage service Nov. 15 to include miniature bottles of liquor on select flights.
COVID vaccine mandate could force 20% of FDNY companies to close
The FDNY is preparing to shutter as many as 20 percent of all NYC fire companies ahead of the impending deadline for all city workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
2021 PFL Championship results: Movlid Khaybulaev grinds out Chris Wade to earn $1 million
Movlid Khaybulaev outwrestles Chris Wade to remain undefeated and earn $1 million in the featherweight final.       Related Stories2021 PFL Championship results: Movlid Khaybulaev grinds out Chris Wade to earn $1 million - Enclosure2021 PFL Championship results: Antonio Carlos Junior snatches choke, $1 million prize2021 PFL Championship results: Raush Manfio tops Loik Radzhabov in classic slugfest
‘RHOBH’ Reunion: Erika Jayne Admits “I May Have F***ed Myself Up” For Revealing Too Much On The Show
"It is best in any of these situations to be quiet. What did I do? I chose to say as much as I possibly could."
Joe Flacco unlikely will be ready to be Jets’ backup QB this week
The Jets’ quarterback shuffling took another curious turn on Wednesday.
Local Matters: Incumbent Byron Brown leads India Walton in Buffalo's mayoral race in final stretch
The race for mayor in Buffalo, New York, is heating up with just days left until Election Day. Incumbent Democratic mayor Byron Brown is vying for a fifth term as the leader of New York's second largest city. But he's running as a write-in candidate, after losing the primary election in June to Democratic Socialist India Walton. Chris Horvatits, a reporter for CBS Buffalo affiliate WIBV-TV, joined CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss the race.
River Hill’s Benjamin Siriboury, Helen Yeung win Maryland state golf titles
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Top Democrats say a deal on Biden's social spending plan is imminent, but roadblocks remain
Top Democrats on Capitol Hill say they're close to a deal on the President's Build Back Better bill, but there are still some roadblocks to overcome. CBS News senior White House Correspondent Ed O'Keefe tells us what major provision is now likely out of the bill, then speaks with CBSN anchor Lana Zak about the ongoing negotiations on how to pay for the legislation.
California's unemployment fraud climbs to $20 billion
California has paid at least $20 billion dollars in fraudulent unemployment benefits since the start of the pandemic. Adam Beam, a California reporter for the Associated Press, joins Lana Zak on CBSN to discuss.
US cigarette sales increased for first time in 20 years
Cigarette sales in the US suprisingly increased in 2020 for the first time in 20 years, according to a new report from the Federal Trade Commission.
'RINOs Stole Election, We Steal Lives': Pennsylvania GOP Commissioner Details Death Threats
Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmidt, a Republican, said that supporters of former President Donald Trump's false election fraud claims were "lied to, deceived and deranged by those lies."
San Francisco poised to give sick pay to house cleaners, nannies and caregivers
Supporters of a proposed San Francisco ordinance say it would allow domestic workers to claim sick pay they're legally entitled to.
COP26: What to expect at the upcoming U.N. climate summit
President Biden will attend the United Nations' climate change conference, known as COP26, beginning October 31. Leaders from 196 countries will engage in climate talks aimed at bolstering pledges made under the Paris Agreement in 2015. CBS News climate and energy reporter Cara Korte joins CBSN's Lana Zak with everything to know about the upcoming summit.
Lady Gaga and Adam Driver ‘taste blood’ in new ‘House of Gucci’ teaser
"Gucci is like a cake," Driver's Maurizio Gucci says in the clip. "You have a taste, then you want more, and then you want the whole thing for yourself."
Fox News renames flagship NYC studio to honor founder Rupert Murdoch
Fox News Channel capped its monthlong celebration of the cable news giant's 25th anniversary by rededicating its main New York City studio in honor of founder Rupert Murdoch.
Former NHL Player Kyle Beach Reveals He’s ‘John Doe’ in Blackhawks Scandal
Claus Andersen/GettyHockey player Kyle Beach publicly revealed Wednesday that he is the “John Doe” who accused a Chicago Blackhawks coach of sexually assaulting him a decade ago, resulting in a scandal that led to the general manager stepping down this week.In an interview with Canadian sports channel TSN, Beach said he felt “relief” and “vindication” after a law firm’s report blew the lid off the team’s mishandling of his claim of misconduct by video coach Brad Aldrich in 2010.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Ross Johnston’s gritty play led to Islanders’ extension
The Islanders decided to give Ross Johnston a four-year extension because they value his gritty play.
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Mets turn page after latest whiff on fill baseball president post
Four more swings, four more misses for the Mets, whose quest for a president of baseball operations is taking on an Odyssey-like vibe.
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Giants’ Dexter Lawrence has big plans for Dexxywear apparel line
A man of Dexter Lawrence's size can have trouble finding fashionable clothes that fit. Now, the giant Giant makes his own.
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Keanu Reeves surprised ‘John Wick 4’ stunt team with the ‘best wrap gift ever’
Reeves surprised his crew with individually personalized Rolex Submariner watches.
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'Rust' shooting investigation latest: Q&A with the Santa Fe Sheriff's Office
What's known about the gun and bullet, who is being investigated, and what about those rumors of target practice? Key details, boiled down here.
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Judge denies NYPD union's bid to halt COVID vaccine mandate
The COVID-19 vaccine mandate is set to take effect on November 1.
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Jorge Soler, Adam Duvall and Eddie Rosario have Braves on brink of World Series title
Trade additions Jorge Soler, Eddie Rosario and Adam Duvall have 'lit a fire' under the Braves as they head toward a World Series.
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Paid Family Leave Fight Delays Reconciliation Bill as Progressives Warn of 'Red Line'
At least a dozen Senate Democrats have signaled that they might not vote for Biden's infrastructure package if it doesn't include paid family leave.
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Claremont mother killed 18-month-old daughter, then herself, police say
No one answered the door during a welfare check, so officers entered and found the 33-year-old woman and her daughter unresponsive, police said in a news release.
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Ted Cruz Asks Merrick Garland If "Nazi Salutes" Are a Form of Protected Free Speech
Republicans have accused Garland of comparing angry parents to domestic terrorists, but Garland has never made such a comparison.
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When can kids under 12 get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Children as young as 5 years old could start vaccinations as early as next week.
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Man confirmed to be great-grandson of Sitting Bull with DNA match
It took scientists 14 years to extract enough DNA to link the man to Sitting Bull's bloodline.
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Today in History for October 28th
The Statue of Liberty is dedicated in New York; Benito Mussolini takes control of the Italian government; The Cuban Missile Crisis ends; Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and actress Julia Roberts are born. (Oct. 28)      
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Corey Davis: Jets’ culture starting to change for the better
Wide receiver Corey Davis, who played for a contender in Tennessee, said he knows the culture is changing for the better around the Jets.
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Former Blackhawks player Kyle Beach reveals himself as ‘John Doe’ after release of damning report
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Republicans Assail Garland Over Justice Department Schools Memo
Republicans said the Biden administration was seeking to intimidate parents concerned about school policies. The attorney general cited a spike in threats.
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Your favorite fast food is screwing up your hormones: study
A study published Tuesday has added further evidence that phthalates, so-called "everywhere chemicals," are particularly abundant in fast food dishes.
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Former Blackhawks player Kyle Beach: NHL 'let me down and they've let others down'
Kyle Beach, "John Doe" in the Chicago Blackhawks investigation, says ex-coach Joel Quenneville knew about his claims he was sexually harassed in 2010.      
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'Rust' tragedy shines harsh light on economics of low-budget movies: 'We can't keep grinding people down'
In the death of Halyna Hutchins, some film workers see the tragic result of a troubling trend in how producers on low-budget films place financial considerations over human ones.
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US issues first passport with 'X' gender marker
The US State Department issued its first passport with an "X" gender designation to Dana Zzyym, an intersex person who says it's a milestone in the recognizing of the rights of people who do not identify as male or female. (October 27)      
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Nor'easter knocks out power for nearly half a million residents
Across Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, nearly half a million residents were left without power due to the storm.
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Photo of Booth Giving Free Masks for 'Minorities Only' at Michigan College Sparks Outrage
The student said on Twitter the sign was part of an experiment conducted for a class to explore how COVID-19 has impacted different communities.
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Americans would live in haunted houses to afford their dream homes
These days Americans are willing to have roommates to afford their dream homes, even if those roomies are dead. Apparently people aren’t all that scared of living with ghosts if it means they will land their dream house. New data from reveals that 30% of Americans would reside among the paranormal if it would...
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Leon Black seen out on the town with wife Debra amid sex assault allegations
Leon Black in recent weeks has been stepping out on the town his wife, Debra, while he is facing very public rape allegations and has admitted to an affair. The former Museum of Modern Art chair was spotted with his wife at Italian restaurant Sette Mezzo on Lexington and 71st Street. The eatery describes itself...
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Texas, Justice Dept. argue over role of federal courts as abortion law dispute heads to Supreme Court
Both sides presented written briefs to the Supreme Court in advance of next week’s hastily scheduled hearing on the law that has virtually shut down abortion within the state’s borders.
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Bob Ferry, longtime NBA executive who built Washington Bullets championship team, dies at 84
Bob Ferry was the GM for the Washington Bullets from 1973-90, putting together teams that went to three NBA Finals and won the 1978 championship.      
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