Giants rely on core of 4 relievers

San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Santiago Casilla celebrates at the end of the game against the St. Louis Cardinals during the Game 4 of the National League baseball championship series Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in San Francisco. The Giants won 6-4 to lead the series 3-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have their own version of the Core Four that has fueled their recent October dominance.



Royals, fans bond over improbable postseason run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The game had been over for hours. Kauffman Stadium had gone dark. The roars of a sold-out crowd, which had rooted the Kansas City Royals to a sweep of the mighty Los Angeles Angels, had drifted away into the cool night air.
Joko Widodo sworn in as Indonesia's new president

Indonesian President Joko Widodo gestures to the crowd during a street parade following his inauguration in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibraham)JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Joko Widodo completed a journey from riverside shack to presidential palace on Monday, cheered through the streets following his inauguration by tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians in a reminder to the opposition-controlled parliament of the strong grass-roots support that swept him to power.



US drops arms, ammunition to Kurds battling IS in Kobane

Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, as seen from the southeastern village of Mursitpinar, Sanliurfa province, on October 19, 2014Washington (AFP) - The American military airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurds fighting the Islamic State group in the flashpoint Syrian town of Kobane, in a move that could anger ally Turkey.



On the road to find the world's funniest person

This undated photo provided by The Laugh Factory shows comedian Nitin Mirani from the United Arab Emirates. Mirani one of several comics featured in a competition known as the Funniest Person in the World. (AP Photo/The Laugh Factory)LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was last summer and Israeli-Palestinian tensions were at the highest they'd been in some time when Jamie Masada hit on a formula for world peace: Forget about guns and bombs, and just tell jokes to each other.





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