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The San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals, 3-2, in Game 7 of the World Series, winning their third championship in five seasons.
Kaci Hickox, the Maine nurse who traveled to West Africa to care for Ebola patients, said that she won’t self-quarantine for 21 days, setting up a possible legal battle with the state.
The Obama administration issued new rules that threaten to strip funding from thousands of for-profit college programs, part of a White House attempt to address college costs and rein in student debt, which has doubled since 2007.
Women’s-rights advocates hope a ballot measure to amend the state’s constitution will spur a further step toward gender equality nationwide.
The U.S. and Israel clashed over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s housing policies in Jerusalem, further inflaming years of tense relations between the two powers.
The White House is considering two central requirements in deciding which of the nation’s 11 million illegal immigrants would gain protections through an expected executive action: a minimum length of time in the U.S., and a person’s family ties to others in the country.
A Tennessee antiabortion referendum is turning into the state’s most contentious campaign this fall, as groups for and against the measure work to get out the vote in an otherwise ho-hum election season.
Republicans are stepping up efforts to appeal to Asian-American voters, a group that once leaned Republican and has swung en masse behind Democrats in recent years.
Hoping to quell national outrage from religious groups, Houston Mayor Annise Parker said the city would no longer subpoena pastors who had opposed a city ordinance barring businesses from discriminating against transgender people.
Officials say campaign against Islamic extremists is exacerbating its shortage of plane-maintenance experts—a gap that is rekindling tensions with Congress about how to manage the nation’s combat aircraft.
Colleges, such as those in Northeast Ohio, are offering small grants to their students, helping them bridge small financial shortfalls that might otherwise force them out of school.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel approved a recommendation from the Joint Chiefs of Staff requiring a 21-day isolation period for all military personnel returning from West Africa.
President Barack Obama on Wednesday made a broad appeal for U.S. leadership to stem an Ebola outbreak in West Africa and expressed frustration with policies that may discourage health-care workers from volunteering on the front lines.
Astronomers are warily watching the largest active sunspot in 24 years, which has launched six major flares toward Earth so far, intermittently disrupting navigation systems and radio communications.
Strong support from Hispanics is helping to bolster New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, who is running for re-election amid her state’s sluggish economic recovery.
White House computers were targeted by hackers in recent weeks, a White House official said, resulting in outages and loss of service for people using the system.
An early defeat in New Hampshire by Democratic Sen. Shaheen, who is now in the lead, would suggest a big night for the Republican Party.
In a significant shift, business groups gave more money in aggregate to Republican candidates than to Democrats in seven of the most competitive Senate races in recent months, in some cases taking the unusual step of betting against sitting senators.
The Connecticut gubernatorial race between Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy and Republican Tom Foley is too close to call.
Federal Reserve officials meeting Tuesday and Wednesday are virtually certain to end their latest bond-buying program, but they won’t be retiring the policy for good.