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Bumgarner, Giants silence Pirates 8-0 to advance

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The San Francisco Giants know what it takes to win this time of year. The Pittsburgh Pirates are still learning.

AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Against a distant skyline of high-rise buildings, huge vultures dive over the nearly 9 tons of rubbish that arrive daily at the huge dump in Brazil's capital as nearly 3,000 trash pickers set aside recyclable plastic, metal and paper to sell.

Alleged Beltran Leyva cartel boss nabbed in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hector Beltran Leyva, the purported head of a feared drug gang allegedly run by his family, became the fourth brother to fall when soldiers grabbed him while dining at a seafood restaurant.

Exclusive: U.S. nears solution for safe disposal of Ebola waste

By Patrick Rucker and Julie Steenhuysen WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The United States is days away from settling the critical question of how hospitals should handle and dispose of medical waste from Ebola patients, a government official said on Wednesday. Experts have warned that conflicting U.S. regulations over how such waste should be transported could make it very difficult for U.S. hospitals to safely care for patients with Ebola, a messy disease that causes diarrhea, vomiting and in some cases, bleeding from the eyes and ears. ...

Today in History

Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

In Times Square, demonstrators back Hong Kong protesters

New York (AFP) - Chanting "Hong Kong, Stay Strong," about 350 people rallied in New York city's Times Square to show their support for pro-democracy protesters in the southern Chinese city.

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Secret Service director resigns

Even some high-ranking Democrats had turned against Julia Pierson after a poor performance in testimony on Capitol Hill.

Top Mexican drug lord caught

Troops closed in on one of Mexico's most wanted drug lords Wednesday, nabbing him at a seafood restaurant in a popular tourist destination.

Expert: Hospital dropped the ball

The friend says he contacted the CDC with concerns that the Dallas hospital wasn't moving quickly enough after the patient's second hospital visit.

4 dead patients had enterovirus

A child with a staph infection and enterovirus D68 has died in Rhode Island, the state's health department said Wednesday.

What Ebola and ISIS have in common

Stanley McChrystal and Kristina Talbert-Slagle say Ebola and ISIS are serious global health security challenges that mask deeper, more complex problems.

Hong Kong protesters plan 'final action'

Pro-democracy activists took their fight Thursday to the doorstep of Hong Kong's chief executive, sitting down outside his office gates to express their dissatisfaction with him and the central government in Beijing.

Who is the Ebola patient?

Days after arriving from Liberia, Thomas Eric Duncan twice went to a Dallas hospital after falling ill. The second time, he was admitted and later confirmed to have Ebola, the first such case diagnosed in the United States.

Who will be top 10 CNN Heroes?

Ten everyday people will be recognized Thursday for their remarkable efforts to make the world a better place.

10 works of art that shocked the world

As the Turner Prize turns 30 years old, we look at the formula for controversy and what the work we hate says about our society.

11 most spectacular train stations

For some, these beautiful train stations are part of the everyday commute. For others, they're must-see travel destinations.

ESPN Sports News

Cowboys' Spillman faces sexual assault claim

Dallas Cowboys safety C.J. Spillman is being investigated in connection with an alleged sexual assault at the team's hotel last month, according to Grapevine, Texas police.

Bumgarner-led Giants send Pirates packing

Madison Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Brandon Crawford hit the first grand slam by a shortstop in postseason history as the San Francisco Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 on Wednesday night in the National League wild-car

Cops: Phelps blew .14, seemed 'disoriented'

Police documents indicate that Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps registered .14 percent on a breathalyzer test after he was stopped on a speeding violation.

CB Russell: Notre Dame 'becoming ridiculous'

Notre Dame cornerback KeiVarae Russell has voiced heightened frustration with the school in a since-deleted Instagram post, saying it was "becoming ridiculous" after it held a hearing before a disciplinary committee regarding his suspension.

Royal demand: ALDS ticket prices soaring

Postseason fever, for the first time in nearly three decades, is getting expensive. But Kansas City Royals fans are apparently willing to pay what it takes to get into the building.

LeBron, Love debut in Cavaliers scrimmage

For the first time in more than four years, LeBron James stepped onto the court at Quicken Loans Arena as a member of the hometown Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday.

Report: Cabrera turns down playoff bonus

Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera opted against signing the paperwork necessary to make him eligible for his playoff bonus, according to a report.

Carmelo: I'm the most underrated superstar

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony believes he's the "most underrated" star player in the NBA.
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