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.
Showdown imminent over nurse's quarantine in Maine
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — State police plan to monitor the movements and interactions of a nurse who vowed to defy the state's quarantine for health care workers who treat Ebola patients, but troopers cannot take her into custody without a judge's permission.
10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
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.
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) — There was no hope of finding survivors after a mudslide tore through a tea plantation, a Sri Lankan disaster official said Thursday, amid widely conflicting reports about how many people had been buried alive under the mud.
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