- US abandons Pentagon's failed rebel-building effort in Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is overhauling its approach to fighting the Islamic State in Syria, abandoning a failed Pentagon effort to build a new ground force of moderate rebels and instead partnering with established rebel groups, officials said Friday.
- Analysis: GOP is party desperately in search of a leader
WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP is a party in chaos, desperately in search of a leader.
- Divided House Republicans see savior in Paul Ryan
WASHINGTON (AP) — Endlessly divided, House Republicans pleaded with Rep. Paul Ryan on Friday to rescue them from their damaging leadership vacuum. But the GOP's 2012 vice presidential nominee showed little appetite for the prestigious yet thankless job of speaker of the House.
- Israel struggles to contain wave of stabbing attacks
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Unrest that erupted several weeks ago at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site spread Friday to Gaza in the form of deadly border clashes with Palestinian protesters, as Israeli security forces struggled to contain a wave of Palestinian stabbing attacks against civilians and soldiers.
- 1 dead, 3 wounded in shooting at Northern Arizona University
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Northern Arizona University freshman told police he was hit in the face during a late night confrontation and then tried to render first aid after he opened fire on four fraternity members, killing one and wounding three, according to court documents released Friday.
- 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.
- 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?
- Mariners fire Lloyd McClendon after 2 seasons
SEATTLE (AP) — Given the opportunity that he didn't get in his previous stop as a general manager, Jerry Dipoto decided the best move for the Seattle Mariners was to bring in his own field boss from the start.
- NYC jury acquits Atlanta Hawks' Sefolosha in police fracas
NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha was acquitted Friday of charges stemming from a struggle with police outside a trendy New York City nightclub that left him with a broken leg and ended his NBA season.
- Manfred: Pace discipline not appropriate in postseason
TORONTO (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says it's "not appropriate" to enforce pace-of-play rules as strictly during the postseason.