Angels fire general manager Billy Eppler after five losing seasons

Angels owner Arte Moreno will begin a search for his fourth general manager in 13 years after firing Billy Eppler following yet another losing season.

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Taulia Tagovailoa rallies Maryland past Minnesota in overtime
Taulia Tagovailoa, Maryland sophomore quarterback, shines as the Terps rally from 17 down to beat the Golden Gophers in overtime, 45-44.
Senior woman voter: If Trump wins, i'm leaving the GOP
CNN's Kate Bolduan speaks to senior women in New Hampshire about how the coronavirus pandemic has influenced their voting decision in the 2020 election.
Steve Nash adding Mike D’Antoni to staff is sign of his Nets vision
New Nets coach Steve Nash revolutionized NBA offense as a point guard with the Suns, earning every accolade except a championship while playing under Mike D’Antoni. Now, Nash is looking to finally win that title, with his former mentor now his assistant. Hiring D’Antoni to be a team’s head coach would normally be considered a...
'We were ready to leave': LeBron James sought guidance from Barack Obama during NBA boycott
LeBron James says he sought guidance from former President Obama about leaving bubble following the NBA boycott after the shooting of Jacob Blake.
Maher urges Trump voters, liberals to make peace after election: 'Let's skip the civil war'
"Real Time" host Bill Maher closed Friday night's show with a message to both Trump supporters and liberals ahead of next week's presidential election.
Trump uses Midwestern swing to launch false attacks on doctors while Covid cases rise
With three days to go in a campaign that's been dominated by the pandemic, President Donald Trump made the baseless claim that American doctors are profiting from Covid-19 deaths on his visit to the critical electoral region of the Midwest, where former Vice President Biden offered a contrasting message.
LFA 94 results: Lupita Godinez claims title from Vanessa Demopoulos in bloody affair
Lupita Godinez's superior striking was the difference in claiming the strawweight title from Vanessa Demopoulos in the LFA 94 headliner.        Related StoriesUFC 255 poster released: Champs Deiveson Figueiredo, Valentina Shevchenko look to defendUFC 255 poster released: Champs Deiveson Figueiredo, Valentina Shevchenko look to defend - EnclosureVideo: Paris Artis lands frightening head kick knockout at CFFC 87
More People Are Voting For Democrats Rather Than Against GOP Compared to 2016: Fox News Poll
The poll also found that 48 percent of registered voters "strongly dislike" Trump and only 44 percent of all voters plan on voting for him.
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Harrison to Graham: You can't give anybody lesson on telling truth
At the final South Carolina Senate debate Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison called out Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, saying that he's "lied to the people here of South Carolina."
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Philippines orders evacuation as the strongest typhoon of 2020 approaches
MANILA – Philippine officials on Saturday ordered an evacuation of thousands of residents in the southern part of the main Luzon island as a category 5 storm that is the world’s strongest this year approaches the Southeast Asian nation. Typhoon Goni, with 133 miles sustained winds and gusts of up to 164 mph, will make...
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Quinnen Williams wasn’t fazed by Jets trade rumors
Quinnen Williams said he didn’t have a reaction to swirling reports that the Jets were shopping him. When head coach Adam Gase publicly refuted the notion that Williams was on the trade block this week, it was all the same to Williams, who insisted Friday that he didn’t pay any attention to such rumors in...
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Philadelphia police budget cuts sought by 4 councilmembers during week of riots, looting: report
Four first-term City Council members in Philadelphia vowed Friday to continue pushing for cuts to the city police department’s budget – during a week that saw more than 200 stores looted in reaction to the Monday police-shooting death of Walter Wallace Jr.
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Paroled killer arrested in NYC subway shooting
A two-time murderer who’d been released on lifetime parole is back behind bars — after she was arrested on Friday for allegedly shooting a man in the neck during an argument at a Manhattan subway station earlier this month, police said. Before being released just last year, Rona Love, 59, had spent 25 years in...
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Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy reunite for 'Hocus Pocus' reunion alongside Meryl Streep and more
Bette Midler has officially won Halloween.
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Body camera video shows Fred Williams jumping a fence, holding a gun when he was shot by deputy
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials on Friday released footage of the first deputy shooting captured on newly rolled out body-worn cameras. Fred Williams III was killed this month during a foot chase in Willowbrook.
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Why does Trump love playing 'Fortunate Son' at rallies? John Fogerty has a pretty good theory
"The song is decrying the kind of person [Trump] is," says the Creedence Clearwater Revival founder of his 1969 antiwar classic. "He's absolutely that person I wrote the song about."
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A power company's electrical equipment started one of the most destructive fires in California history
A 2018 wildfire that killed three and destroyed more than 1,600 structures in California was sparked by Southern California Edison's utility equipment in fierce winds, according to a redacted investigative report determining the origin of the fire.
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UCLA football player tests positive, then negative for COVID-19
A UCLA football player who tested positive for COVID-19 has tested negative, but must get a second negative result before being cleared to rejoin the team.
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Trump baselessly claims doctors inflate coronavirus death counts for money as infections hit new high
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'Baffling': Lemon wonders how 'awful' comment helps Trump
CNN's Don Lemon is left baffled after President Trump pushed a baseless conspiracy theory at one of his rallies in Michigan, claiming that "our doctors get more money if somebody dies from Covid."
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USC pulls in-house video after deeming it insensitive during pandemic
Athletic director Mike Bohn apologizes for video posted that showed unmasked players and coaches attending a fake Hollywood premiere and a pool party.
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Boris Johnson may consider new UK lockdown, The Times reports
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UFC 255 poster released: Champs Deiveson Figueiredo, Valentina Shevchenko look to defend
Check out the official poster for UFC 255 on Nov. 21, featuring flyweight champs Deiveson Figueiredo and Valentina Shevchenko.        Related StoriesUFC 255 poster released: Champs Deiveson Figueiredo, Valentina Shevchenko look to defend - EnclosureBellator 250 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social mediaVideo: Paris Artis lands frightening head kick knockout at CFFC 87 
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CBS Evening News, October 30, 2020
Trump downplays pandemic on campaign trail as cases top 9 million; Voters pay respect to Susan B. Anthony at her grave in Rochester
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Buccaneers’ Tristan Wirfs could show Giants what they passed on
It would be understandable if general manager Dave Gettleman and the Giants are dealing with buyer’s remorse. On Monday night, they will get an up-close look at what might have been. Tristan Wirfs — the NFL’s highest-graded rookie offensive tackle according to Pro Football Focus — will be in town playing right tackle for the...
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Next to last week of NASCAR gives you a chance to win FOX’s Super 6
The Chase of the Cup heads to Martinsville on Sunday and you could win $25,000
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Steve Cohen sports Mets gear while ‘celebrating’ buying team
Steve Cohen’s first photo as Mets owner could be an encouraging one. The hedge fund billionaire’s wife, Alex, shared a photo to Twitter of her and Cohen after he officially bought the Mets from the Wilpons for $2.4 billion on Friday. The pictured showed the couple at home, Cohen with his legs crossed sporting a...
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Fantasy football: Look to fringe receivers for bye week help
With four teams on a bye in Week 8 and a continued rash of injuries, fantasy football  owners are having a tough time patching their lineups together for this weekend. There are no quality running backs available on the waiver wire, and unless you own one of the top four tight ends, that position has...
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Michigan bars, restaurants will require diners' names, phone numbers starting Monday
Diners in Michigan will be required to give their name and number to restaurants and bars starting Monday in an effort to contain a recent coronavirus surge, according to a report.
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Jon Stewart Is Panicking Over the Presidential Election
CBSWith a recently-announced Apple TV+ series and his continued work fighting for the health benefits of veterans, Jon Stewart has been making the publicity rounds of late. And on Friday night, he stopped by his former Daily Show pal Stephen Colbert’s Late Show to celebrate a very special day.“I wanted to call and say to you, ‘Happy anniversary, friend,’” Stewart told Colbert.You see, today marks the 10-year anniversary of Stewart and Colbert’s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear—an event (mocking Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor rally) at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. that drew 215,000 attendees.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Four injured in Charles County, Md., shooting, sheriff says
Gunfire was reported on Crain Highway in Waldorf, according to sheriff.
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Remembering the highs and lows of the Wilpon era
The Post’s Mike Puma takes a look back at the Wilpon era, which concluded Friday with the sale of the Mets to Steve Cohen: Highs 2000: The Mets, co-owned by Fred Wilpon and Nelson Doubleday, win the National League pennant and play the Yankees in the first Subway World Series since 1956, losing in five...
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PG&E should be fined $166 million for botched power shut-offs, watchdog agency says
The company failed to notify tens of thousands of customers that blackouts were imminent.
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'Halloween Kills' drops another teaser trailer, Jamie Lee Curtis says film connects to BLM
Another teaser trailer for "Halloween Kills" has arrived, and star Jamie Lee Curtis is talking about the film's reckoning with shared trauma.       
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Joe Biden’s Grief Is the DNA of His Humanity
Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Time is a relentless opponent offering no mercy. It steals the years, quickly, silently. It takes a step from your gait, adds a few seconds between retrieval of names, faces and often momentarily puts the mental box score of the life you’ve lived in the rear view mirror.Joe Biden is 77 years old. Nearly everyone is familiar with the life he’s led, the life that has offered position, prestige, power and unfathomable loss. Through it all, with it all, he endures and does not forget.In 1972 he ran for the United States Senate and won. He was 29 on election day. He had a crew of young people working for him. One of them was a young guy from Boston, Charlie Kenney, who came from a family of firefighters.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Family dynasty protects a ‘killer’ Kennedy
Of course, Michael Skakel got away with the murder of Martha Moxley.
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US coronavirus cases surpass 9 million, driven by asymptomatic infections
Coronavirus infections passed 9 million on Friday with the virus spreading across the United States at a faster rate than previously seen.
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Tamara Lawrance Endures a Gaslighting Mother-in-Law from Hell in the Terrifically Disturbing ‘Kindred’
Mike Marsland/GettyWhen shooting the film Kindred—directed and co-written by Joe Marcantonio and available on demand November 6—London native Tamara Lawrance found herself mostly alone in Ireland, shuttling between the cottage where she was staying and set. That isolation had resonances with her role in the film as Charlotte, a young woman who has made plans with her live-in boyfriend, Ben, to move to Australia, leaving behind his staid, upper class family and their frigid castle for a “fresh start” in the outback. Unfortunately, the escape plan does not hatch; Charlotte gets pregnant and Ben is killed in an accident. Instead of heading to Australia, the young woman is kept confined to her dead boyfriend’s mother Margaret’s home, along with Margaret’s overly friendly beta stepson, Thomas. A disturbing psychological game ensues: by insisting on her freedom, is reluctant mother-to-be Charlotte endangering the health of the baby? Or are her cold, wealthy keepers holding her hostage, using her own mother’s troubled past as justification to detain her?Lawrance’s work as Charlotte in the film is at turns quiet and eruptive; playing against the legendary Fiona Shaw’s Margaret, a darkly possessive and grief stricken matriarch, Lawrance carves out a space for her own character’s mystery. We know that Charlotte’s mother was herself not up to the work of being a mother due to mental illness. When Charlotte finds out she’s pregnant herself, her first instinct is to have an abortion; yet the posh doctor she sees is discouraging and pushes her to embrace motherhood—we find out later that he tells Ben’s family about the pregnancy before she gets the chance to tell Ben. Charlotte responds with small rebellions—chugging a glass of wine here, taking a few puffs of a cigarette there. No one, however, seems to be interested in what she wants for herself; not even Ben, whose excitement over fatherhood distracts him from Charlotte’s trouble.Lawrance, who also appears in Steve McQueen’s upcoming Small Axe trilogy, was encouraged to audition for the role—her first leading one on screen—by her friend Jack Lowden, who plays Thomas. She and Lowden, who also produced Kindred, had already appeared together in the television adaptation of Andrea Levy’s The Long Song, about a formerly enslaved Jamaican woman’s recollections of her life on a sugarcane plantation. This new collaboration, however, would have a different thrust. “What I really liked about the Kindred script is that Charlotte wasn’t racialized as Black,” Lawrance told me over Zoom, “which means there’s a chance for the audience to empathize with what’s happening without there being any overt explanation of why she’s there. I think that always adds to the mystery of it, and I’m interested to see what the racial overtones and undertones are that people glean from it.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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These Zombie Sites Have Been Brought Back to Life—to Spew Disinformation
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyFor users of the nascent internet of the late-90s and early-2000s, it was a much simpler time. Text-based web design. Pixelated graphics. Dancing babies and hamsters. Remember fledgling attempts by corporations to make website tie-ins to popular products—say Coca-Cola—or films—say the 1996 Warner Brothers feature, Space Jam? Captured by the digital novelty of it all, you might have even made a first clunky website of your very own.Fast forward to the internet of 2020, where websites of all type are increasingly traded as the digital currency of the multi-platform, social media era. Many of those early websites have lived a long life in the first two decades of the digital age, but have evolved; others have stayed the same. Famously, the original site promoting the classic duo of Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny is still going strong—an unchanged monument to mid-90s nostalgia that Rolling Stone once called “The Website that Wouldn’t Die.” But what of the early websites that lived a short, grainy life and did die—abandoned by their creators as associated businesses and products folded, and the masses of humanity opted for the relative ease of hosting their web presence on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter? Indeed, most of those early websites have been buried in the graveyard of digital history. But purveyors of disinformation working to game search engine optimization have exhumed some of these sites, cleaned them up, and weaponized them. This appears to now include peddlers of Russian disinformation narratives, who have reanimated moldering sites as rudimentary propaganda platforms.Simply put: welcome to the dawn of the era of zombie disinformation websites! While digital security and disinformation experts have focused on the proliferation of Russian bot and troll social media accounts in the aftermath of the Kremlin’s interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, zombie disinformation websites have begun to lurk among the search results for legitimate media platforms on search engines. But with so many dubious disinformation sources floating around cyberspace, what makes these sites uniquely concerning?Read more at The Daily Beast.
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NBA and players' union extend deadline to opt out of CBA until Nov. 6
The NBA and NBPA pushed back the deadline for either side to opt out of the collective bargaining agreement until Nov. 6 as talks continue ahead of next season.
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Completely bonkers 'Hocus Pocus' fundraiser reunites cast, overflows with celebrity cameos
Bette Midler's "Hocus Pocus" cast and stars including Mariah Carey, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close and John Stamos made a bonkers fundraiser video.       
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Even from childhood bedrooms, socially distanced students work to get out the vote
Socially distanced, bored and ready to win: Young voters campaign from home in a high-stakes election year playing out amid a once-in-a-century pandemic.
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AOC Says She Doubts 'Spineless' Lindsey Graham 'Believes in Anything'
"I'm not sure you believe in *anything* except preserving yourself," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) tweeted to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) after he debated his Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison on Friday night.
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Stephen Colbert Accuses Donald Trump Jr. of Being on Cocaine
CBSOn Friday night, The Late Show host Stephen Colbert took aim at one of his favorite targets: Donald Trump Jr., the president’s ne’er-do-well eldest son.This week, Don Jr.—whose father, according to his mother Ivana’s memoir Raising Trump, initially objected to the name, saying, “What if he’s a loser?”—appeared on Laura Ingraham’s fact-free Fox News show, where, whilst twitching and gnashing his teeth, he downplayed the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that’s claimed 230,000+ American lives, claiming that the current death toll from the disease “is almost nothing.”“If you’re curious how much Don Jr. thinks is ‘almost nothing,’ yesterday 1,004 Americans died of coronavirus. I wouldn’t ask Don Jr. to give a eulogy,” cracked Colbert, before imitating the Trump heir: We’re gathered here today for absolutely no good reason! What are you all crying about! Your grandpa is just one guy…it’s almost nothing!”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Kamala Makes High Stakes Wager for Team Biden in Texas
LM Otero/APWhen Hillary Clinton made a last-minute visit to Arizona in the final week before the 2016 presidential election, fretful Democrats worried—justifiably, it turned out—that the nominee’s political adventurism could come at a high cost.Four years later, the Biden campaign is meeting Clinton’s high-stakes red-state wager and raising her by the second-biggest prize in the Electoral College.In the surest sign yet that Texas is in genuine play this election cycle, the Biden campaign dispatched Sen. Kamala Harris of California, the vice presidential nominee, to a three-city tour of the Lone Star State on Friday, the last day of early voting in the state.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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People Call to #BoycottHomeDepot After Co-Founder Backs Donald Trump
"Trump deserves a second term not despite his COVID-19 response, but because of it," Bernie Marcus, the retired co-founder of The Home Depot, wrote in an opinion article published by Fox News, prompting a social media call to boycott the company on Friday.
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1 to 2 million tons of US plastic trash go astray, study finds
More than a million tons a year of America’s plastic trash isn’t ending up where it should. The equivalent of as many as 1,300 plastic grocery bags per person is landing in places such as oceans and roadways, according to a new study of U.S. plastic trash. In 2016 — the last year enough data...
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Philly’s Already on Edge. Election Day Could Spark Total Chaos.
Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP PHILADELPHIA—On Monday, against the backdrop of a nation careening toward its most fraught election in memory and a stream of ominous chatter from Donald Trump about this city in particular, local cops fatally fired 14 shots at Walter Wallace, a 27-year-old, mentally-ill Black man wielding a knife.Ensuing protests played out in parallel with last-minute legal jockeying and frantic preparations for November 3 in this most Democratic of towns, where Joe Biden needs to run up a massive margin to avoid a repeat of Trump’s shocking Pennsylvania win in 2016.The video of Wallace’s killing burned across social media, and among its viewers was Philadelphia's youngest Democratic ward leader, Anton Moore, himself a Black millennial. The 34-year-old activist, who addressed his party’s national convention in 2016, said the pain and frustration it evoked were almost enough to make him cancel an event on Tuesday to remind his neighbors of their last chance to apply for and fill out a mail-in ballot, even though he had already booked a DJ.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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