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At least 18 dead after one of Taiwan’s fastest trains derails

One of Taiwan’s fastest passenger trains derailed Sunday on a curve along a popular weekend route, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 170 others, authorities said.

Scary-good Alabama unchallenged at No. 1 in AP’s Top 25

After spending the first two months of the season dominating college football, No. 1 Alabama heads into its open date believing it still has plenty of room for improvement.

‘Halloween’ top draw at movie theaters with $77.5M in ticket sales

Forty years after he first appeared in theaters, Michael Myers is still drawing huge audiences for a good scare. Universal Pictures said Sunday that “Halloween” took in an estimated $77.5 million in ticket sales from North American theaters.

Trump’s ‘Space Force’ grounded in real needs but details are scarce

With his demand that the Pentagon create a new military service — a Space Force to assure “American dominance in space” — President Donald Trump has injected urgency into a long-meandering debate over the best way to protect U.S. interests in space, both military and commercial.

Los Angeles Angels name Brad Ausmus new manager

Brad Ausmus has been named the Los Angeles Angels’ manager. General manager Billy Eppler on Sunday announced the hiring of Ausmus, who served as his special assistant last season.

Former infielder David Bell hired as Cincinnati Reds manager

Former infielder David Bell has been hired as manager of the Cincinnati Reds. He is tasked with helping turn around a team that skidded to a 67-95 record and last-place finish in the NL Central.

Rich histories and traditions will mix in Dodgers-Red Sox matchup

Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson and the Boys of Summer. Ted Williams to Yaz and the Impossible Dream. For all their rich history, the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers have rarely crossed paths heading into this World Series. Only once before in October, and that was more than a century ago.

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