October 23, 2014

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World Series: Will it be rest or rust for Royals and Giants?

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost watches batters during baseball practice Monday in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals will host the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of the World Series on Oct. 21. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head. Gordon let out a huge laugh, and so did a bunch of his Kansas City Royals teammates watching Monday’s workout. “I can’t believe Read More…

10 Things to Know, Monday, Oct. 20

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Why suspected Nazi war criminals collected millions in Social Security  The payments flowed through a loophole that has given the U.S. Justice Department leverage to persuade Nazi suspects to leave the country and keep the benefits, according Read More…

Nepal to end rescue operation on trekking route

In this photo provided by the Nepalese army, a Nepalese army soldier searches for avalanche victims at Thorong La pass area in Nepal, Sunday. Nepalese officials closed a section of a popular Himalayan trekking route Sunday after rescuers, overwhelmed with last week's snowstorms that killed 38 hikers, had to bring to safety new climbers who set out on the same mountain trails where the blizzards struck. (AP Photo/Nepalese Army)

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal was wrapping up rescue operations in its northern mountains Monday, saying all the hikers believed to have been stranded on a trekking route by a series of deadly blizzards are now safe. At least 38 people, including trekkers from Canada, India, Israel, Slovakia, Poland and Japan, died in the blizzards and avalanches that swept Read More…

Hawaii rides out storm, no reports of serious woes

Maryanne Fisher, of League City, Texas, stands in the rain on Waikiki Beach with Diamond Head in the background in Honolulu Sunday. Hurricane Ana brought a steady rain to the Hawaiian Island of Oahu as it passed about 180 miles west. Fisher said she plans to spend the rest of the day in the hotel bar with her husband, Mike. (AP Photo/P. Solomon Banda)

HONOLULU (AP) — A Pacific tempest packing hurricane force winds brushed Hawaii over the weekend with heavy rain, high surf and strong winds, but the islands rode out the storm with no reports of any serious problems. Hurricane Ana was downgraded to a tropical storm late Sunday afternoon as it began to pull away from the state’s Read More…

Police hunt for clues near where Va. remains found

Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo,  wipes his eyes as he and Albermarle County police Col. Steve Sellers brief the media on the discovery of remains in Albermarle County during a news conference in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — After finding remains that could be University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities interviewed nearby residents and picked through leaves on the side of a sparsely populated highway, searching for any clues or evidence. Forensic tests were needed to confirm whether the remains match the 18-year-old Graham. They were discovered by a deputy Read More…

Hong Kong leader: ‘External forces’ involved in protests

A woman eats her lunch in an occupied area outside government headquarters in Hong Kong's Admiralty district Monday. Hong Kong's leader has claimed that "external forces" are participating in student-led pro-democracy protests that have occupied parts of this financial capital for more than three weeks, but provided no evidence to back his accusation. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader has claimed that “external forces” are participating in student-led pro-democracy protests that have occupied parts of this financial capital for more than three weeks, but provided no evidence to back his accusation. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying’s statement in a televised interview Sunday was the first time he has alleged foreign involvement in the Read More…

NY Gov. Cuomo raises profile — but for what?

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo talks with news media before marching in the Columbus Day parade in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — With a new book, an appearance on David Letterman, high-profile trips overseas and a bigger campaign account than any other governor, New York’s Andrew Cuomo might look like someone running for president. But with no pilgrimages planned to Iowa or New Hampshire and no stump speeches for Democrats elsewhere in the country, Cuomo’s recent efforts Read More…

Obama keeps his schedule clear to focus on Ebola

Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, left, listens as President Barack Obama speaks to the media about the government’s Ebola response, next to Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, right, in the Oval Office of the White House Thursday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

CHICAGO (AP) — Rarely one to leave anything to chance, President Barack Obama is playing it by ear this week as his administration’s response to the Ebola scare continues to evolve. After waking up in his own bed Monday at his family’s home in Chicago, Obama plans to vote early for the midterms and attend a fundraiser Read More…

US airdrops arms to Kurds in Syrian town of Kobani

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military said Sunday it had airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants. The airdrops Sunday were the first of their kind and followed weeks of U.S. and coalition airstrikes in and near Kobani, near the Turkish border. The U.S. said earlier Read More…

Clinics say not best place to check for Ebola

William Gluckman, president of FastER Urgent Care, poses for The Associated Press in his facility in Morris Plains, N.J. Word that a second Dallas nurse caught the Ebola disease from a patient has put the spotlight on weak spots in the U.S. health care system. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

When a Dallas County sheriff’s deputy who had entered the apartment of the first patient to die from Ebola in the U.S. started feeling ill himself, he didn’t rush to the nearest hospital. He chose an urgent care clinic. So did a man who recently traveled to West Africa and was complaining of flu-like symptoms, prompting the Read More…