Senate control may be at stake in GOP-friendly Missouri

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2015 file photo, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The clamor for change that’s fueling Donald Trump’s presidential campaign may help Jason Kander, a little-known Democrat, upset powerful Republican Sen. Roy Blunt in red-state Missouri on Election Day. And with...

Ed Feng’s Week 9 College Football Playoff Standings Predictions

Will your team make the College Football Playoff? Unlike most media sites, Bleacher Report doesn't give you a yes-or-no answer. Instead, we use analytics and a proprietary algorithm as a substitute for committee rankings to assign teams probabilities of making the playoff. Each week, we'll highlight the most important talking points from the previous...

NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase Grid 2016: Standings, Schedule After Alabama 500

Blown up engines to mistakes at pit stops, the Alabama 500 had it all as Joey Logano edged out Brian Scott for the win on Sunday at the Talladega Speedway. As the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series entered the Round of 8, there was plenty on the line as drivers kept their Sprint Cup...

Employment support cuts could affect 45,000 disabled jobseekers, says report

Reversing the previous cuts could lead to ‘net benefits to exchequer of £280m’, according to report author. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images Fewer disabled people will have access to specialist employment support due to a “massive gap” between the government’s rhetoric and reality, a report warns. A study said proposed cuts in funding mean that...

Flood defences ‘skewed towards wealthy families and regions’

A woman is rescued from her property in Romford, Essex. A report suggests areas with higher house prices could get more funding for flood defences. Photograph: Rex/Shutterstock The system for allocating taxpayers’ money to flood defence schemes favours protecting wealthy families and those in the south-east, analysis suggests. The government has said it applies...