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2 dead in Washington state school shootingMaddon exercises opt-out, won't return to Rays (Yahoo Sports)

MarysvilleA student opened fire in Marysville, fatally wounding one before he was killed.


FILE - This Aug. 2, 2014, file photo shows Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Rays announced Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, that Maddon has exercised an opt-out in his contract, which was due to expire after next season.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Joe Maddon won't be returning to the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays announced Friday that Maddon has exercised an opt-out in his contract, which was due to expire after next season. Owner Stuart Sternberg said in a statement: ''We tried diligently and aggressively to sign Joe to a third contract extension prior to his decision. As of yesterday afternoon, Joe enabled himself to explore opportunities throughout major league baseball.


Authorities: Remains belong to missing studentRedskins' RG3 speaks, says he won't rush return (Yahoo Sports)

Handout of 18-year old University of Virginia sophomore Hannah GrahamRICHMOND, Virginia (AP) — Authorities say remains found Oct. 18 in a rural area are that of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham.


FILE - In this July 27, 2014, file photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III speaks during a media availability after practice at the team's NFL football training facility in Richmond Va. The Redskins have allowed Griffin to break his silence about his injury, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Griffin referenced a Winton Churchill quote about courage, said he's been

The Washington Redskins finally allowed Robert Griffin III to speak. So he referenced Winston Churchill and played along with the uncertainty whether he might make his return Monday night. His appearance was scheduled by the team after reporters suggested that Griffin's unavailability to the media was a possible violation of NFL access rules. Coach Jay Gruden hasn't ruled out Griffin for Monday night's game against the Dallas Cowboys, but the coach said the plan remains for Colt McCoy to start.


Obama meets Ebola survivor Nina Pham at White HouseRoyals shift Cain to tricky right field for Game 3 (Yahoo Sports)

President Barack Obama meets with Ebola survivor Nina Pham in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Pham, the first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus. The 26-year-old Pham arrived last week at the NIH Clinical Center. She had been flown there from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)President Barack Obama gives Ebola survivor Nina Pham a bear hug, part of his personal hands-on approach to persuade jittery Americans to trust elite doctors and scientists to keep them safe.


The Kansas City Royals take batting practice during a baseball workout on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in San Francisco. The Royals and the San Francisco Giants are to play Game 3 of baseball's World Series in San Francisco on Friday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain was moved from center field to right for Game 3 of the World Series to boost defense in one of AT&T Park's trickiest positions. Kansas City manager Ned Yost made the move Friday night with the best-of-seven matchup 1-all. Usual right fielder Nori Aoki was not in the starting lineup, while Jarrod Dyson was starting in center field and batting eighth. With this vast outfield, we knew that we had to put our best defense out there.'' Alex Gordon, who batted sixth in Games 1 and 2 this week at Kauffman Stadium, moved up into the No. 2 hole as the Royals lost their designated hitter - Billy Butler - in the NL ballpark.


Heathcare worker at Newark airport to be quarantined on Ebola fearsTed Bishop resigns as PGA president (Yahoo Sports)

Staff of the emergency medical services in France (SAMU) dressed in Ebola virus protections outfits stand near a stretcher placed inside an ambulance during a press presentationNEW YORK (Reuters) - A healthcare worker who had been treating patients in West Africa was detained at Newark Liberty International Airport and will be quarantined, in line with a new policy aimed at reducing risk from the Ebola virus, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Friday. "Her next stop was going to be here in New York," Christie said during a news conference announcing the mandatory quarantine policy. "A quarantine order will be issued." Christie's remarks about the quarantined healthcare worker were first reported by CNBC. ...


FILE - PGA of America President Ted Bishop speaks next to the Presidents Cup trophy at a news conference at City Hall in San Francisco, in this July 2, 2014 file photo. The PGA of America president referred to Ian Poulter as a little girl on two social media accounts Thursday evening Oct. 23, 2014 for his comments on Nick Faldo and Tom Watson as Ryder Cup captains.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) -- Ted Bishop has been removed as president of the PGA of America over a sexist tweet directed at Ian Poulter.


U.S. officials considering quarantines for returning healthcare workersIt's no secret when Peyton Manning gets mad (Yahoo Sports)

An exterior view of Bellevue Hospital in New York CityBy Sebastien Malo and Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Obama administration is considering quarantines for healthcare workers returning from Ebola-ravaged West African countries, an official said on Friday, as authorities in New York retraced the steps of a doctor with the disease. In Washington, President Barack Obama hugged a Dallas nurse who survived Ebola after catching it from a patient. ...


Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws against the San Diego Chargers during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

It's all fun and games until Peyton Manning gets mad. Twice in a span of five days, Manning's attention to detail was on full display, from scripting his own celebration of his record-breaking touchdown throw against San Francisco last weekend to calling out an overly exuberant scoreboard operator during Denver's 35-21 win over San Diego on Thursday night. He also didn't appreciate the way Philip Rivers was shown on the jumbo screen to draw jeers. On Friday, coach John Fox said the scoreboard operator made an honest mistake in trying to fire up the fans during the fourth quarter.




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Ukraine: Not What It Seems

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Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 
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