C.I.A. chief John Brennan defended the agency and waterboarding.
Congress passed a spending bill at the last minute.
There’s no “hello, Dali” in the works for the pope.
West Coast hit with heavy winds and rain.
The Tigers do some trading.
Commercial rocket to the space station explodes on lift-off.
President Obama praises Ebola caretakers.
Second nurse infected with Ebola in Texas has been released from hospital.
U.N. human rights advocate wants North Korea to be put on trial for violation of human rights.
Iran wants a nuclear deal.
The Royals force Game 7 by beating the Giants 10-0.
New York Gov. Cuomo changes Ebola quarantine rules to allow for home isolation.
Second victim dies from Washington school shooting.
Canadian shooter made video prior to attack on Parliament.
Michelle Obama campaigns for Democrats.
Lava inches closer to homes in Hawaii.
The Giants shut out KC to make the Series 3-2.
Ebola nurse who tested negative slams NY/NJ quarantine rules.
Feds to recognize marriage equality in six more states.
Florida AG Pam Bondi asks court not to lift stay on marriage equality ruling.
Iran hangs woman for killing her alleged rapist.
Hawaii warns of possible evacuation from lava flows.
The Giants even the Series.
The latest on the shootings in Ottawa.
Four former Blackwater guards found guilty in killings in Iraq.
Academic fraud scandal at the University of North Carolina.
Another fence-jumper at the White House; tackled outside this time.
Suspended South Carolina House leader to plead guilty to ethics charges.
Tropical Update: TD Nine heads east from the Gulf for Yucatan.
Royals even Series at 1 each by beating the Giants 7-2.
Ebola — Travelers from West Africa must enter the U.S. through designated airports.
North Korea has released an Ohio man held since May for leaving a bible in a hotel room.
Ukrainian army appears to have fired cluster bombs in Donetsk.
Gary Hart to be U.S. representative to Northern Ireland.
Sweden chases undersea intruder.
World Series: Giants take Game 1.
Tropical Update: Invest 93L heads for the Yucatan.
R.I.P. Ben Bradlee, 93, former editor at the Washington Post; the real Jason Robards in All The President’s Men.
The whereabouts of North Korea dictator Kim Jon-un are still a secret.
The number of dead from Ebola has passed 4,000 according to the W.H.O.
President Obama declares part of the San Gabriel Mountains a national monument.
Tropical Update: Fay has gone subtropical and is heading away from land.
The Royals won Game 1 of the ALCS.
Who is really running North Korea?
U.S. not happy with Turkish inaction against ISIS.
Who is that masked man? FBI wants to know identity of ISIS spokesman.
Ebola patient in Texas remains in critical but slightly improved condition.
Add two more to the map: Marriage equality wins in Nevada and Idaho.
Giants beat Nationals to win trip to NLCS.
Well, it was not to be. After a season where they led the division all the way from April to August, then fought their way back to win their fourth American League Central Division title in a row, the Tigers got swept by the Baltimore Orioles in the ALDS at Comerica on a cold but noisy night. No one can say they didn’t try their best, and I’m pretty sure there will be some post-season honors for a couple of the guys.
On a personal note, it was fun to see them occasionally on TV down here in Miami, but even better when I spent the week with my parents and their MLB Season Pass. Every day that they played we planned our day around the game. Go to the store? Be back in time for the first pitch. Go out to dinner? Get back in time to see the game. There were thrills and frustrations, shouts of joy and outburst of “WTF!?” But that’s baseball. Don’t let anyone tell you it’s a boring game, especially when you have a team that can beat the snot out of the best teams one day and lose a laugher to the worst.
So have a good winter, guys, and come back stronger. Spring training starts in four months, and the voice of the turtle will be heard in the land.
The leader of Hong Kong refused to resign in the face of the Umbrella movement.
ISIS is pressing their attack on border towns in Syria and Iraq.
None of the 100 people who came in contact with the Ebola patient in Texas are showing symptoms.
Oil prices are dropping; crude is under $90 a barrel.
JP Morgan hacked; over 76 million households affected.
The Tigers got walloped 12-3 by the Orioles in Game 1 of the ALDS.
Secret Service chief Julia Pierson resigns over security lapses.
Beijing warns Hong Kong of “chaos” from protests.
Questions arise over initial response to Ebola patient in Texas.
Guilty verdict in trial of Florida man in shooting of an unarmed man over loud music.
New Moon — Image forces change in theory of the moon’s formation.
The Tigers take on Baltimore in the opening game of the ALDS tonight.
The Tigers clinched the American League Central division championship for the fourth year in a row by beating the Twins 3-0.
Hong Kong protests bring crackdown by cops, which bring more protests.
President Obama says U.S. underestimated the rise of ISIS.
More than 30 feared dead in volcano eruption in Japan.
American doctor exposed to Ebola admitted to NIH.
Three European nations offer limited support in fight against ISIS.
Fire at an F.A.A. facility near Chicago grounded planes across the Midwest on Friday.
Federal court won’t take up Wisconsin voter I.D. law.
Earthquake swarm rattles Mammoth Lakes area in California.
Police behavior in Ferguson gets attention from the D.O.J.
Chelsea Clinton has a girl, Charlotte.
The Tigers got hammered 11-4 by the Twins, dragging out the clinching.
Attorney General Eric Holder stepping down.
Hitting ISIS in their wallet is the plan.
F.B.I. says they know the identity of the ISIS executioner.
Lights, Camera, Drone: Movie sets get clearance for using unmanned fliers.
Tropical Update: Invest 96L is moving west.
The Tigers beat the Twins 4-2; close in on title.
President Obama at the U.N.
The Security Council unanimously passed an anti-terrorism resolution.
ISIS splinter group in Algeria execute French hostage.
Protests and arrests in Ferguson after a memorial was destroyed by fire.
Protests at Florida State after GOP hack John Thrasher named university president.
The Tigers beat the White Sox 6-1 and bring the magic number to 1.