Peshmerga troops start entering Syrian border town
SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered a northern Syrian border town, crossing over from Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops on their way into the embattled Kobani, activists said.
Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who vowed to defy Maine's voluntary quarantine for health care workers who treated Ebola patients followed through on her promise Thursday, leaving her home for a bike ride.
Senate control could turn on 2 independents' moves
WASHINGTON (AP) — After millions of Americans vote next week, it's possible that one or two men will decide which party controls the Senate.
Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay.
Brutal winter set to hit war-torn eastern Ukraine
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Dark tunnels in the basement of a bombed-out hospital in the eastern city of Donetsk lead to a makeshift shelter. Opening the door hardly alleviates the gloom, for the only lighting inside is the flicker of handmade oil lamps.
Viral video documents New York street harassment
NEW YORK (AP) — A video recording the comments a woman hears as she walks around the nation's biggest city is a testament to the pervasiveness of street harassment women face, its creators said.
Sweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upset
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state — a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel's plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem.
Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors
KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers clawed through the wreckage of a deadly landslide Thursday, defying police orders after a top disaster official said there was no chance of finding more survivors in the broken red earth of the high-elevation tea plantation.
New dynasty: Giants capture 3rd title in 5 years
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bruce Bochy is crazy superstitious. It's a little-known fact about the unflappable San Francisco Giants manager.
AP PHOTOS: A look back at the Rumble in the Jungle
It was 40 years ago that two men met just before dawn on Oct. 30, 1974, to earn $5 million in the Rumble in the Jungle.
A humorous slant on the top news of the day, Jon Stewart reports on the foibles and fumbles of the real world watch