Giants steamroll Royals to level baseball World Series

Pablo Sandoval of the San Francisco Giants celebrates after hitting a two-run single in the sixth inning against the Kansas City Royals, during Game Four of the World Series, at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on October 25, 2014The San Francisco Giants piled up runs relentlessly in an 11-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday to level the 110th World Series at two games apiece. With the win, the Giants gained some much-needed breathing room, ensuring that Major League Baseball's best-of-seven championship showcase will return to Kansas City for game six on Tuesday. Before then, the Giants will have a chance to regain the Series lead at home when they host game five on Sunday. The Royals, back in the post-season for the first time since they won their only World Series crown in 1985, had won two games straight to put the Giants under pressure.



Fed to enter new 'normal' with expected QE stimulus end

Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen speaks at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston October 17, 2014 in Boston, MassachusettsThe US Federal Reserve is likely to make a final push into the post-crisis era this week with a decision to finally wind up its six-year-old economic stimulus operations. A few worrisome clouds over the global economy might be expected to give Fed Chair Janet Yellen's Federal Open Market Committee pause when they meet on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Fed is currently adding $15 billion in cheap funds to the economy per month under QE, down from $85 billion last December. Injecting tens of billions of dollars each month into the economy to repress longer term interest rates has had less and less real impact, while generating what some worry are fresh bubbles in stock markets.



Tunisians vote in historic elections

A Tunisian man shows his ink-stained finger in front of a Tunisian flag after voting for the country's parliamentary elections outside the Tunisian embassy in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. On Sunday, Tunisians will vote for their first five-year parliament since they overthrew dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, marking the end of the democratic transition that they alone among the pro-democracy Arab Spring uprisings have managed to achieve. Now, many Tunisians are expressing disillusionment over democracy. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians were lining up to vote early in the morning to choose their first five-year parliament since they overthrew their dictator in the 2011 revolution that kicked off the Arab Spring.



Poor health systems in Asia cause for Ebola alarm

In this Oct. 23, 2014 photo, medical workers wearing protective suits, handle a protective stretcher as they conduct a training exercise on dealing with suspected Ebola cases at a hospital in Guangzhou in south China's Guangdong province. The longer the Ebola outbreak rages in Africa, the greater chance a traveler infected with the virus touches down in an Asian city. How quickly any case is detected - and the measures taken once it is - will determine whether the virus takes hold in a region where billions live in poverty and public health systems are often very weak. (AP Photo) CHINA OUTSINGAPORE (AP) — The longer the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, the greater chance a traveler infected with the virus touches down in an Asian city.



Carson-Newman's Sparks wins 324th, passes Bryant

In this photo taken Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in Jefferson City, Tennessee, Carson Newman University head football coach, Ken Sparks walks the sideline during their game against North Greenville. Carson Newman won 35-34 and the win was the 324th for Sparks, all with the Eagles. With the victory, Sparks passed former Alabama coach Paul "Bear" Bryant and is now alone in fifth place on the all-time career wins list in college football. For Sparks, it made it special that the victory came on homecoming. (AP Photo/Carson Newman University, Wade Payne/)JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Carson-Newman coach Ken Sparks broke a tie with Bear Bryant for sixth place on the NCAA victory list, reaching 324 on Saturday in the Eagles' 35-34 win over North Greenville.





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