- Israel on high alert as violence spreads to Gaza border
JERUSALEM (AP) — At least four attacks — three by Palestinians and one by an Israeli — as well as deadly clashes along the Gaza border threatened to escalate tensions throughout the country on Friday as Israel struggled to control spiraling violence.
- Tunisian democracy group wins Nobel Peace Prize
OSLO, Norway (AP) — A Tunisian coalition of workers, employers, human rights activists and lawyers won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for pulling the country that sparked the Arab Spring back onto a path toward democracy and preventing it from descending into civil war.
- 10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
- Pentagon head: US to change Syrian rebel training program
LONDON (AP) — The U.S. will overhaul the failed Syrian rebel training program, working more closely with capable Kurdish and other forces in Syria, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday.
- The Latest: Slain Iran general was key figure in Syria war
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The latest developments as Syrian troops and other nations battle militants in Syria. (All times local in Syria).
- IS group seizes villages north of Syria's Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants seized a string of villages from rival insurgents north of the Syrian city of Aleppo on Friday in a surprise attack that came despite intensive Russian airstrikes that Moscow insists are targeting the extremist group, activists said.
- Pressure on Rep. Ryan to run for House speaker
WASHINGTON (AP) — The pressure is on Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP's 2012 vice presidential pick, to run for House speaker in the chaotic aftermath of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's astonishing decision to abandon his campaign for the post.
- AP Exclusive: Saudi hajj disaster deadliest to ever strike
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The crush and stampede last month outside of Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca killed at least 1,453 people during the hajj, a new tally showed on Friday to make it the deadliest event to ever strike the annual pilgrimage.
- AP Photos: Portraits of refugees along Europe migrant trail
Shortly after a dinghy overloaded with refugees from Syria and Iraq reached the Greek island of Lesbos, Mahmoud Naoura stood and raised his hands, chanting "Thank you God, we are safe."
- ZomBee Watch helps scientists track honeybee killer
HURLEY, N.Y. (AP) — Call them "The Buzzing Dead."
- McHugh pitches Astros to 5-2 win over Royals to open ALDS
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch has a "soft rule" when it comes to a rain delay during a game: If it lasts about an hour, he'll usually remove his starting pitcher.
- Mickelson uses wrong ball, US penalized 2 holes
INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — The International team wound up winning two holes in one at the Presidents Cup on Friday when Phil Mickelson didn't know the rules.
- Chirinos 2-run homer leads Rangers over Blue Jays 5-3
TORONTO (AP) — A big day by the bottom of Texas' batting order helped the Rangers overcome an injury to slugger Adrian Beltre in the start of their postseason run.
- Johnson has 2 TD receptions, leads Colts over Texans 27-20
HOUSTON (AP) — Indianapolis coach Chuck Pagano isn't sure when Andrew Luck can play again.
- Washington gets defensive, holds on to beat No. 17 USC 17-12
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly every Washington upperclassman insisted they took no personal pleasure in beating the coach who left them for Southern California two years ago.
- Bae delivers big moment in Presidents Cup debut at home
INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Bae Sang-moon never felt the kind of pressure that weighed on him Friday at the Presidents Cup.
- Allegations that Louisville hired escorts prompts 2 reviews
An escort's allegations in a tell-all book that former Louisville men's basketball staffer Andre McGee hired her to provide dancers to strip and have sex with Cardinals recruits, their fathers and players stunned the college basketball world when word of its pending release surfaced a week ago.
- LEADING OFF: 4 games on tap; Kershaw vs Mets; Midwest rivals
A look at what's happening around the major leagues today:
- A look at each potential World Series matchup
With four teams remaining in each league, there are 16 possible matchups for the World Series. We could wait and see who makes it, but what fun is that?
- NLDS gives Cubs, Cardinals chance to make new memories
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Joe Maddon stepped to the podium spouting names of obscure Cardinals from the past.