How We’re Forecasting The 2016 U.S. Open

We’re forecasting the U.S. Open using a modified version of Elo, a tool that was originally developed for chess but that FiveThirtyEight often uses to generate power ratings and make predictions in sports that consist of head-to-head matches between individuals or teams. Elo is particularly well-suited for evaluating tennis players, and we’ve used it before to examine the place in ...

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19-Year-Old Ithaca College Student Killed in ‘Large Fight’ on Cornell Campus: Police

One Ithaca College student was killed and another was injured after being stabbed during a “large fight” on the nearby Cornell University campus early Sunday in Ithaca, New York, officials from both schools said. Cornell University Police were called to the intersection in front of Olin Hall, which houses Cornell’s school of chemical and biomolecular engineering, just before 2 a.m. ...

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Women and Men Go Topless for Gender Equality

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Women around the country are taking off their tops on GoTopless Day, a day that promotes gender equality and women’s rights to bare their breasts in public. GoTopless Day is celebrated annually on the Sunday closest to Women’s Equality Day, marking the day American women earned the right to vote. A few dozen women, and some ...

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Police Search For Missing Waltham Woman With Dementia

WALTHAM (CBS) — Police have issued a Silver Alert for a missing Waltham woman. Elaine Libertini, 79, was last seen Saturday in the Seaport District of Boston. Police say she was driving a 2007 brown Toyota Camry with the license plate number 89MT55. Libertini suffers from memory loss, dementia and depression. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Waltham ...

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Women’s Rights Activists Bare Their Breasts In New York City To Celebrate 9th Annual ‘Go Topless Day’

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Women’s rights activists marched topless in New York City and dozens of other cities on Sunday to celebrate the ninth annual “Go Topless Day.” WCBS 880’s Stephanie Colombini reported the crowd was mostly made up of men ogling the women baring their breasts for topless pride. Dave Gould and his friend from Massaqequa told WCBS 880 ...

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U.S. Ready To Hand Over Internet Control On October 1st

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter WORLD WIDE WEB (CBSMiami/AP) — Flip the switch and the lights go on. Hit the starter button and the engine turns over. Type in an Internet domain name and the Web page pops open. How does it all work? Who even thinks about that — until there’s a reason to wonder. Like when something goes ...

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‘Don’t Breathe’ Tops ‘Suicide Squad’ At Box Office

Follow CBSDFW.COM: Facebook | Twitter LOS ANGELES (AP) — The horror movie “Don’t Breathe” has reason to let out a big sigh of relief. Audiences turned out in droves for the late summer thriller, which brought in $26.1 million, according to studio estimates released Sunday. That’s more than double the early predictions for how the scary pic would perform and ...

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