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FILE- This Oct. 23, 2014, file photo shows the splash hit counter in right field at AT&T Park in San Francisco. The counter keeps track of how many home runs have landed into McCovey Cove. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Imagine if big league boppers rarely dented the Green Monster at Fenway Park. Or hardly ever hit drives onto Waveland Avenue at Wrigley Field. Or never came close to the B&O Warehouse at Camden Yards.


10/25/2014 11:00:12 AM

Student Jaylen Fryberg is seen during a homecoming celebration at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash., on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in this still frame made from video. Fryberg has been identified as the gunman who walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria on Friday and opened fire without shouting or arguing, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said. (AP Photo/Jim McGauhey)MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A high school worker tried to stop a gunman who opened fire on a crowded lunchroom north of Seattle, killing one girl and badly wounding four others, authorities said Saturday.


10/25/2014 10:57:53 AM

A member of a district electoral commission holds a poster with portraits of candidates for Ukraine's parliamentary elections at a polling station in Kiev, on October 25, 2014Ukrainians were to vote Sunday in parliamentary elections overshadowed by a bloody pro-Russian uprising in the east, but described by President Petro Poroshenko as a historic chance to set the country on a pro-Western path. In his final address to the nation before polls opened, Poroshenko said Saturday that the election would "complete the transfer of power" begun in the revolution last February that overthrew Moscow-backed president Viktor Yanukovych. His Petro Poroshenko Bloc was forecast to emerge as the biggest party in the 450 seat legislature, although without an absolute majority, meaning he will have to form a coalition, probably with harder-line nationalists. For the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Communist Party was not expected to enter parliament, symbolising what Poroshenko, elected president in May with 55 percent of the vote, hopes is an irreversible political shift.


10/25/2014 10:52:58 AM

Vernice White, Chaka Khan, and Ray Parker Jr. perform at the 13th annual "A Great Night in Harlem" gala concert, presented by The Jazz Foundation of America to benefit The Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund, at The Apollo Theater on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in New York. This year's Lifetime Achievement Award honoree is musician Herbie Hancock. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Herbie Hancock enjoyed "A Great Night in Harlem" with a look to the past and the future as the legendary jazz pianist received a lifetime achievement award from the Jazz Foundation of America at a benefit concert at the historic Apollo Theater.


10/25/2014 10:48:38 AM

Rescue workers carry out an Ebola precautionary emergency exercise on October 23, 2014 in Vysne Nemecke, SlovakiaMali authorities on Saturday scrambled to calm fears after Ebola claimed its first victim in the African country, a contagious toddler who took a 1,000-kilometre bus journey before being treated. The World Health Organization (WHO) warned the situation in Mali was an "emergency", and said in its latest Ebola situation report that the biggest outbreak on record has now killed 4,922 people, the vast majority of them in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, with 10,141 cases reported. The US states of New York and New Jersey ordered mandatory quarantine for medics who had treated victims of the disease in west Africa, after a doctor who had returned from the region became the first Ebola case in New York City. President Barack Obama told Americans Saturday that they must be "guided by the facts, not fear".


10/25/2014 10:41:50 AM

Diafra Sakho celebrates scoring West Ham's second goal against Manchester City at Upton Park in London on February 11, 2014Manchester City's bid to put pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea suffered a setback as the champions slumped to a surprise 2-1 defeat at West Ham on Saturday. Manuel Pellegrini's team, who kicked off in second place, had hoped to close the gap on the Blues to two points ahead of their rivals' clash with Manchester United on Sunday. Morgan Amalfitano opened the scoring in the 21st minute and Diafra Sakho added the decisive second goal in the 75th minute.


10/25/2014 10:38:09 AM

Election workers make final preparations at a polling station in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Ukraine holds parliamentary elections on Sunday which promise to usher in a fresh class of politicians, but for millions of Ukrainians change is no promise of improvement. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine braced for decisive parliamentary elections Saturday against the backdrop of unrest in eastern regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces.


10/25/2014 10:31:20 AM

Benito Mussolini's first air raid shelter, created in old wine cellars, is seen during a visit for the press in Villa Torlonia in Rome, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. After the outbreak of World War II, the shelter was quickly constructed in 1940 in what had been the wine cellar of Torlonia noble family, who lived there before Mussolini took up residence during his Fascist rule. The city of Rome now owns the villa and opened the shelter to tourists with reservations starting from Oct. 31. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)ROME (AP) — A Roman villa's wine cellar, which was converted into an air raid shelter for Benito Mussolini and the Italian dictator's family, is opening its anti-gas steel doors to tourists.


10/25/2014 10:29:06 AM

LONDON (AP) — British musician Jack Bruce, best known as the bassist from the 1960s group Cream, has died. He was 71.

10/25/2014 10:27:19 AM

San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford heads for home on an RBI double by Giants' Michael Morse during the sixth inning of Game 3 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some extra postseason pillow time has Brandon Crawford and the San Francisco Giants dreaming about another World Series championship.


10/25/2014 10:13:52 AM
 
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