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Manning passes Favre’s TD mark in Broncos’ big win

DENVER (AP) — Leave it to Peyton Manning to plan his own prank. After breaking Brett Favre’s NFL record with his 509th touchdown toss, Manning’s teammates played keep-away with his milestone memento, and Manning played right along. Manning went into the Sunday...
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Giants rely on core of 4 relievers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have their own version of the Core Four that has fueled their recent October dominance. While players with catchy nicknames like the Panda, the Freak and MadBum, and shiny trophies like former NL Rookie of the Year and MVP...
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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. A few miles away, at a bar...
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Michelle Knight says she now forgives kidnapper

CHARDON (AP) — One of the three women held captive in a Cleveland home for about a decade says she has been able to forgive her kidnapper and find peace in her life. Michelle Knight made the comments during an interview conducted by a radio host on Sunday at Notre...
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Clinics recommend hospitals for Ebola testing

When a Dallas County sheriff’s deputy who had entered the apartment of the first patient to die from Ebola in the U.S. started feeling ill himself, he didn’t rush to the nearest hospital. He chose an urgent care clinic. So did a man who recently traveled to West...
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Kerry: ‘Irresponsible’ not to aid Kurds against IS

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to “valiant” Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be...
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WHO: Nigeria’s Ebola outbreak is officially over

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The World Health Organization declared on Monday that Nigeria is free of Ebola, a rare victory in the months-long battle against the fatal disease. Nigeria’s containment of the lethal disease is a “spectacular success story,” WHO...
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Joko Widodo inaugurated as Indonesian president

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Joko “Jokowi” Widodo was inaugurated as Indonesia’s new president on Monday, facing the challenges of rebooting a slowing economy and working with a potentially hostile opposition that has already landed some blows against his...
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HK leader: ‘External forces’ involved in protests

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader has claimed that “external forces” are participating in student-led pro-democracy protests that have occupied parts of this financial capital for more than three weeks, but provided no evidence to back his accusation....
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Japan trade, justice ministers quit amid scandals

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s trade and justice ministers resigned Monday after accusations they misused campaign funds in the biggest setback so far for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s conservative administration. The two ministers were among five women Abe named to his...