Jamie Squire/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — The drought is finally over for the Chicago Cubs.

After defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series, the Cubs will advance to the World Series for the first time since the Truman administration in 1945.

The team will face off against the Cleveland Indians with Game 1 of the Series starting on Tuesday at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cubs have not won a championship in 108 years and the Indians last won a title in 1948.

“Even last year we knew we had the group to do it we matured we learned a lot,” Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta said after the historic win. “Our young players grew up extremely quick and that’s why we’re here.”

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Leigh Vogel/FilmMagic via Getty Images(MANDAN, N.D.) — At least 83 people were arrested for protesting construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, according to authorities in North Dakota.

The Morton County Sheriff’s Department said 300 protesters trespassed on private property 3 miles west of State Highway 1806 along the pipeline right-of-way.

“Today’s situation clearly illustrates what we have been saying for weeks, that this protest is not peaceful or lawful,” Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier said in a statement. “It was obvious to our officers who responded that the protesters engaged in escalated unlawful tactics and behavior during this event. This protest was intentionally coordinated and planned by agitators with the specific intent to engage in illegal activities.”

Protesters have been demonstrating against construction of the 1,172-mile pipeline in support of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, which has said the project would affect water supply and culturally sacred sites on the North and South Dakota border.

Last week, actress Shailene Woodley was arrested for alleged criminal trespass and allegedly engaging in a riot during a protest of the pipeline.

A warrant was issued for the arrest of Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, last month, but a North Dakota judge found there was not probable cause to support a riot charge.

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Ron Chapple Studios/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — The Chicago Cubs could do something they haven’t in 71 years: earn a spot in the World Series.

A win for the Cubs in Saturday night’s game six of the National League playoffs against the Los Angeles Dodgers would put the team into the annual championship series of Major League Baseball for the first time since 1945. It would also bring the Cubs one step closer to winning the World Series for the first time in 108 years.

Some fans began lining up for tickets on Friday, hoping for a chance to watch the potentially historic game at Wrigley Field.

One man, Dwight Matthews, said he camped out at the box office starting at 3 p.m. Friday trying to score tickets, which went on sale this morning.

“We’re all in line we all know what numbers we are,” Matthews, who is first in line, told ABC affiliate WLS-TV on Friday. “Number one!”

Another fan, Ronny Wolff, has a ticket to tonight’s game and was just a teenager when he attended the 1945 World Series when the Cubs lost. This time, at 86, Wolff is hoping to see his team win 71 years later under the lights of Wrigley Field.

“They have a super team. I’ve never seen so many good players on one team in my life,” he told WLS-TV.

Other fans are taking to social media to express their excitement about a possible win and their crippling fear of a loss.

Last time Cubs won World Series
Women could not vote
8,000 cars in the U.S.
Speed limit was usually 10 mph
Average wage was 22 cents an hr

— Scott Larson (@disfan59) October 22, 2016

Chicago police have already set up metal barriers along the streets and city officials warned residents, visitors and businesses to be prepared for enhanced security around the ballpark.

“People have celebrated before, and they’ve done it appropriately. And we have public safety and the plan in place to do that,” said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

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iStock/Thinkstock(MINNEAPOLIS) — Two white Minneapolis police officers involved in the shooting death of a black man last year have been cleared after an internal investigation, according to the Minneapolis police chief.

Jamar Clark, 24, was killed in November 2015 after a confrontation with the two officers. His death sparked weeks of protests in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau said at a news conference Friday that video confirmed he was not handcuffed when police responded to an alleged assault by Clark, and DNA showed he had grabbed an officer’s gun. She added that the use of deadly force was warranted and said she supported the actions of the two officers involved.

“These officers did not dictate the outcome of this incident,” she said Friday.

An attorney for the Clark family said they were disappointed with the decision, and a civil suit would be filed on behalf of the family in the coming weeks, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

In June, the Justice Department announced that an independent federal investigation into the shooting did not find sufficient evidence for federal criminal civil rights charges against the two Minneapolis police officers.

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Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber has an outside shot at playing in the World Series — if his team can make it that far.

ESPN reports that Schwarber was cleared by doctors to hit and will join the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League this weekend. The Arizona Fall League is generally a place for teams to get prospects and minor leaguers extra at bats.

The Cubs hold a 3-2 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series. The winner of that best-of-seven series will face the Cleveland Indians in the World Series.

Schwarber is not expected to play in the field in the Arizona Fall League at this point, but will take some at-bats. He could potentially do the same as the designated hitter in four of seven World Series games.

Last year, Schwarber’s power allowed him to burst into the spotlight, hitting five postseason home runs.

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Monkey Business/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — After losing his wedding band two months ago in a rushing river during an end-of-summer work outing, Matt Dooyema never thought he’d see his sentimental gold band again. All that changed on Monday, however, when he received a Facebook message that he admittedly almost deleted, but is so grateful he didn’t.

“I packed all my important stuff up — keys, cell phone and wallet– but I didn’t think to take my ring off,” Dooyema, of St. Cloud, Minn., told ABC News of the fateful day at Two Rivers Campground in Royalton. “I never take it off. I shower with it, sleep with it.

“My hands got wet and the river that day had quite a fast current and I didn’t brace myself and I fell and lost my tube,” he explained. “I chased after my tube and somewhere in that base area where you get into the river my ring must have flung off and fell amongst rocks.”

Dooyema realized the ring was missing about 10 minutes down the river when he and his colleagues reached the first sand bar.

“I looked down and I see my wedding ring is gone. I was crying,” he recalled. “We thought about trying to look for it but the current was too heavy to go against. I had to come to grips with the fact that I’d never see my ring again.”

When he received the Facebook message from a woman named Jennifer Ortloff regarding a ring, he wasn’t sure what to think at first.

“I clicked on it and it’s a woman named Jennifer Ortloff who said, ‘My family and I were recently vacationing in Royalton, Minnesota,’” Dooyema said of the message. “‘We just found a ring that we believe belongs to you. My little boy found the ring and he’s been adamant about getting it back to you.’

“I didn’t believe it,” he said after realizing it could be the perfect match.

He provided the detailed inscription that was engraved in his wedding band which included his wedding date, his initials and his wife’s initials. It had been those clues that helped Ortloff and her son, Matthew, narrow down the search results to find Dooyema on a Minnesota wedding registry site called the Minnesota Official Marriage System.

“We were going on a tube trip down the river and I thought I saw a shiny rock and I picked it up and it was a mens wedding band,” young Matthew, 8, said of spotting the ring two weeks after Dooyema had lost it. “I said, ‘I need to get that back to the owner.’”

Matthew’s mom said her son was so concerned about the ring the whole way down the river that he’d check on it at every stop.

Now they can both rest easy knowing it’s been returned to its rightful owner. Dooyema and Ortloff met on Tuesday to safely get the ring home.

“Shock is pretty much the prevalent emotion I feel,” said Dooyema. “Disbelief. I had it set in my mind that I’d never see this again, almost as a way to not beat myself up any more about it. I was in shock, but also have a general feeling of gratitude and some reinforcement in my belief in people. It is very serendipitous, but it comes back to the fact that people are generally good. There are good people in this world who are willing to go above and beyond what’s right.”

As for how little Matthew feels about finally finding the owner?

“It’s awesome,” he said.

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Photo by Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(BOSTON) — Two workers were killed on Friday when a water main break flooded the trench they were working in.

The Boston Fire Department used a large vacuum to help remove water the trench, which ABC affiliate WCVB says was estimated to be 12- to 15-feet deep. The BFD said that the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office and the Occupational Health Safety and Health Administration will investigate was caused the incident.

WCVB says the two victims were workers for Atlantic Drain Services.

The bodies of both victims were recovered on Friday night.

BFD Commissioner Joe Finn tweeted his thanks to the first responders and to Boston Water and Sewer workers, National Grid and Eversource crews and others who assisted in the recovery.

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans told The Boston Globe that when the pipe burst, the workers “weren’t able to get themselves out of a hole.” Other workers, he said, were able to escape the trench.

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Photo by: Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) — Former number one overall draft pick Elton Brand announced his retirement this week, after seventeen years in the NBA.

Brand, a star at Duke University, was taken first overall by the Chicago Bulls in 1999. He spent two years in the Windy City, averaging 20+ points per game each year, before being traded to the Los Angeles Clippers for Tyson Chandler and Brian Skinner.

Brand played seven seasons with the Clippers, posting 20.3 points and 10.3 rebounds per game and making two All-Star Game appearances. He later played for the Philadelphia 76ers, the Dallas Mavericks and the Atlanta Hawks before returning to Philadelphia for the 2015-2016 season.

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Bran called the chance to play in the NBA “a wonderful journey…an honor and a privilege.”

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Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) — Philadelphia 76ers fourth-year center Nerlens Noel will undergo a minor surgical procedure to deal with soreness in his knee.

According the team, Noel reported the soreness during the normal course of rehabilitation for a strained muscle in his upper leg. The surgery is expected in the coming days. No timetable was announced for his return.

Noel is not the only young star to be sidelined for the Sixers, though. Rookie and number one overall draft pick Ben Simmons is recovering from surgery on his right foot. Head coach Brett Brown tempered earlier statements about a mid-season return for Simmons on Friday.

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Allentown Police Department(ALLENTOWN, Pa.) — A man who was kicked by a Pennsylvania police officer is suing Allentown city officials and members of its police department, alleging that arresting officers violated his civil rights when they used excessive force during the 2015 incident and that city and police officials attempted to cover it up.

On May 30, 2015, Allentown police officer Joseph M. Iannetta kicked Hector Medina-Pena in the head as he was on the ground on all fours after the car he was riding in was stopped by police, the lawsuit alleges. The incident was captured on dashcam video, which was obtained by ABC News.

In a statement, current Allentown Police Chief Keith Morris said Medina-Pena matched the description of an armed robbery suspect who had held up a strip club that day before getting into a car with three other individuals and driving off. “A detailed description of the getaway vehicle and the criminal suspect who displayed the weapon was broadcast, and due to diligent police work the vehicle was quickly located with the four suspects inside,” Morris said.

After the car was stopped, Medina-Pena “repeatedly refused to comply” with Iannetta’s orders and reached into the area of his waistband several times, Morris said. “Concerned about this suspect, who was reported by the victims to be armed, Officer Iannetta took action to protect himself … [taking the] later-convicted robber into custody by using the minimal amount of force necessary.”

Medina-Pena later pleaded guilty to robbery and was sentenced to up to 10 years in state prison.

The suit states Medina-Pena was riding in the left rear seat of a Ford Explorer with three other people in the car when police signaled for the driver to pull over. Once the car was stopped, Medina-Pena “immediately” complied with Iannetta’s instructions to show his hands and exit the car, according to the complaint. He then “got down on his knees and raised his hands over his head in plain view of all police officers on scene” while the driver and other passengers did the same, the suit states.

Medina-Pena was “defenseless” when Iannetta approached him with his gun drawn and performed a “WWE”-style kick to the right side of his head and face, causing him to crumple to the ground “in extreme pain,” according to the complaint.

The kick was in “full view” of at least one of the other police officers on the scene, the suit states. As Medina-Pena lied “immobile” on the ground, officer Patrick Bull, also named in the complaint, then positioned himself on top of him, with his left knee pressing into Medina-Pena’s back and his gun pointing at the other two passengers, who were lying on the sidewalk with their hands showing, according to the complaint.

Iannetta then approached the driver of the Explorer, “who had his hands displayed as requested,” and pointed his gun at the driver’s face before “violently” ripping him out of the car and throwing him to the ground, the complaint states. Iannetta then jumped on the driver and rolled on top of him while continuing to point his gun at his face, according to the suit.

Neither Medina-Pena nor the driver resisted arrest “in any way,” the complaint states. While Medina-Pena was still on the ground with Bull on top of him and his hands pinned behind his back, Iannetta allegedly “threw his body down, knee first, directly onto the back of [Medina-Pena’s] head and face” using “all his weight and as much force as he could muster,” the lawsuit states.

“It was immediately apparent to any observer that the Plaintiff, who now laid motionless, bleeding and seriously injured, presented no threat, provided no resistance and was completely defenseless before these unwarranted criminal assaults were inflicted by Defendant Iannetta,” according to the complaint.

According to the suit, once on the ground, Medina-Pena “was immediately searched, and found not to be in possession of any weapons or contraband.”

Paramedics arrived at the scene after Medina-Pena had lain motionless on the ground for several minutes and observed “obvious and significant” injuries to his head and face, the lawsuit states. It also alleges that he suffered a fractured jaw and had three teeth knocked out, which were only held in place due to his recently installed braces. Medina-Pena was hospitalized for three days following the incident, the complaint states.

Medina-Pena will continue to require medical treatment in the future and faces some possibly permanent issues, according to the complaint.

The complaint also alleges that Iannetta had a history of violence that the Allentown Police Department was aware of, pointing specifically to a 2013 incident in which Iannetta’s partner allegedly threw a man head-first into concrete, knocking him unconscious; Iannetta then allegedly stomped and kicked the man. Iannetta was a defendant in a civil rights lawsuit from that incident, according to Medina-Pena’s suit. The city paid $350,000 to settle that case, according to Allentown newspaper The Morning Call.

Dashcam video of the incident shows police approaching the dark-colored SUV with their guns drawn as a woman walks her bike on the sidewalk next to them. Medina-Pena is seen getting out of the car with his hands up and a fanny pack at his waist. He looks back at police and appears to nod to an officer as he is given instructions, then gets on all fours on the ground.

The lawsuit accuses Bull of failing to intervene after Iannetta delivered the kick to Medina-Pena’s head. It also accuses Iannetta and Bull of filing false police reports — in which they allegedly “omitted facts” to cover up the “assault” — and accuses the police department’s internal affairs division of assisting in the alleged coverup.

Other unnamed officers referred to as John/Jane Doe were also named in the lawsuit, as well as former Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald, Allentown Mayor Edwin Pawlowski and the City of Allentown.

The officers involved in the incident were “entrusted to protect the Constitutional rights of those he encountered,” the complaint, filed Thursday in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, states. Mayor Pawlowski was named in the lawsuit because he “either does, or has failed to, promulgate and enforce laws, rules and regulations concerning the operations of the Allentown Police Department,” according to the complaint.

Neither Pawlowski nor Fitzgerald conducted an “appropriate investigation” or issued discipline against the officers after the incident, according to the complaint, which also states that officers are provided “inadequate training” pertaining to the appropriate use of force and that officers “routinely” use excessive force. In addition, the complaint accuses the City of Allentown of “systematically” under-reporting citizen complaints on police abuse.

Medina-Pena is seeking an amount in excess of the $150,000 limit for arbitration in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, according to the suit.

Iannetta is a 14-year veteran of the Allentown Police Department and has training “far and beyond” what is required, said Allentown City Solicitor Susan Wild, adding that Iannetta is “highly decorated for merit and bravery.”

Iannetta’s actions have been “thoroughly reviewed” by police and city officials and were found to be appropriate under the circumstances, she said. The office of the mayor did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.

Police Chief Morris also said in the statement: “In today’s society, where officers are routinely being criticized for their use of firearms in encounters with suspects, this is an incident where an officer (based on his training) used a reasonable amount of force in response to the report of an armed suspect and necessitated by Mr. Medina-Pena’s criminal actions, and took a felon into custody with minimal risk and injury to all involved.”

Medina-Pena’s suit is the latest in a string of civil rights lawsuits brought against the Allentown Police Department in the last five years, according to The Morning Call. The city has paid out $650,000 to seven of those lawsuits so far.

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