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Red Sox Beat Dodgers in Game 5 of World Series

The Los Angeles Dodgers lost the 2018 World Series to the Boston Red Sox in Game 5 of the series Sunday night. With a final score of 5-1, this marked the second year the National League West champions lost the World Series - last year the Houston Astros beat the Dodgers in Game 7. 

Mega Millions Jackpot Tops $1 Billion

5, 28, 62, 65, 70: these are the winning numbers drawn as part of the biggest lottery in US history. The jackpot is currently estimated to be $1.6 billion (with a one-time cash payout option of $913 million). Currently, no one has come forward with a winning ticket. The odds of winning are 1 in 302,575,350.

Los Angeles Obtains First Bird Scooter DUI Conviction

Los Angeles has obtained its first misdemeanor conviction for DUI while riding a Bird scooter in West Los Angeles. 28-year-old Nicholas Kauffroath was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay a $550 fine after hitting a pedestrian while operating a Bird scooter while under the influence. 

Kavanaugh Continues to Pursue Nomination Despite Further Allegations

Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, has no plans to abandon his nomination despite accusations of sexual assault and inappropriate behavior. President Trump has spoken out on Kavanaugh's behalf and hopes he will be "confirmed quickly." 

Dallas Officer Who Shot Neighbor Will Face Grand Jury

A Dallas police officer may face more serious charges from the grand jury in connection with the fatal shooting of her neighbor in his own apartment. 30-year-old Officer Amber Guyger has been charged with manslaughter after killing 26-year-old Botham Shem Jean while off-duty last week. 

Kim Kardashian West Returns to White House to Advocate for Prisoner

Kim Kardashian West returned to the White House last week to meet with some of President Trump's senior aides to discuss criminal justice reform. Kardashian West successfully pressed the Trump administration for the pardon of 63-year-old Alice Marie Johnson earlier this year.