U.S. and Afghanistan reach agreement on security deal.
Iran’s leader backs nuclear talks… with conditions.
Illinois makes it official — marriage equality signed into law.
Medal of Freedom goes to 16, including Bill Clinton and Oprah.
Tropical Update: Melissa still moving east.
The Tigers trade Prince Fielder to Texas for Ian Kinsler.
President Obama allows one-year extension of old insurance policies.
Iran — Give talks a chance.
Whitey Bulger gets life.
Unrest in Nepal ahead of election.
Death toll in Philippines reaches 4,400.
Miggy Again! — Detroit Tiger Miguel Cabrera wins AL MVP for the second year in a row.
Two French journalists kidnapped, killed in Mali.
Secretary Kerry is in Egypt.
Pakistan says drone strike sabotaged peace talks with Taliban.
D.C. on fast track to decriminalize pot.
Alligator shows up in baggage claim at O’Hare.
The Tigers hire Brad Ausmus as their new manager.
Not since Woodrow Wilson was president and Over There was the in the Top Ten has Boston won a World Series at home. Congratulations; you earned every bit of it.
BOSTON — For the entire month of October, the Red Sox kept grinding with the type of tunnel vision that allowed them to prevail in every big situation imaginable.
But during the final chapter — the one that solidified that their season will be remembered forever — they finally had a chance to soak it all in.
And ditto for their rabid fan base, which was able to cheer on a World Series clincher at Fenway Park for the first time since 1918.
In winning the World Series with a 6-1 victory over the Cardinals in Game 6 on Wednesday night, the Red Sox claimed their place in history in emphatic fashion.
By the end of the fourth inning, they led, 6-0, turning the rest of the night into joyous anticipation for the celebratory pile-up of players that occurred once it truly was over.
After once going 86 years without a World Series title, the one the Red Sox clinched Wednesday was their third in the last 10 seasons, the most of any team in the Majors over that span.
Spymaster — The White House knew of NSA overseas spying.
Syria fires peace-seeking deputy prime minister.
Budget meetings underway in Washington.
Oil prices drop because of plentiful supply.
Hurricane Sandy is remembered on its 1-year anniversary.
The World Series could be over tonight.
Syria — Inspectors visit all but two of the chemical weapons sites.
Drone strike kills leaders of Kenyan terror group.
Federal judge blocks part of Texas abortion law.
Penn State to pay victims of abuse by Jerry Sandusky.
Trial of ex-aides to Murdoch in phone hacking scandal starts.
World Series: Boston takes a 3-2 series lead by winning 3-1.
NATO reduces its scope for postwar Afghanistan.
Syrian rebel groups opposed to peace talks.
Colombian rebels release kidnapped former Marine.
Florida braces for cuts to food stamp programs.
Hurricane-force winds hit Britain.
World Series: Boston ties it up with the Cards 4-2.
Car bombs kill dozens in Iraq.
Five dead in stabbing rampage in Brooklyn.
Authorities close Indiana University campus after a report of individual with a knife on the loose.
U.S. spied on Chancellor Merkel’s phone back in 2002.
Tropical Update: Raymond becomes a hurricane in the Pacific.
World Series — The Cards win 5-4 in a wild finish and lead the series 2-1.
France and Germany want to talk to U.S. about spying.
Hearings in Congress began on the Obamacare website.
F.D.A. proposes tighter restrictions on painkillers.
Twitter sets stock price: $17 – $20 a share.
World Series: The Cardinals tie it up.
Anger among the allies over U.S. spying.
Sparks fly at Detroit bankruptcy trial.
President Obama will push Congress on immigration reform.
Mark the date — March 31 still the deadline to sign up for healthcare.
14-year-old held in death of teacher in Massachusetts.
Boston takes Game 1
President Obama defended the healthcare law, saying the tech problems will be fixed.
Another school shooting – this time in Nevada — leaves two dead.
Gov. Christie drops fight against same-sex marriage in New Jersey.
France is not happy about allegations of U.S. spying there.
Cooler temps and rain ease Australian wildfires.
Some people are evacuated along the Mexican coast ahead of Hurricane Raymond.
Jim Leyland steps down as manager of the Tigers after eight seasons.
The season is over.
The Tigers came within a grand slam of controlling this American League Championship Series coming out of Boston last weekend. Just when they seemed on the verge of forcing a seventh game, another granny Saturday sent them home.
A series that twisted through four one-run games turned on two four-run plays. It was the latter of the two that finally finished off a Detroit team that was built to get back to the World Series.
“We played good,” Omar Infante said. “[Max] Scherzer, the two times he pitched, two grand slams.”
In the end, Saturday’s 5-2 loss to the Red Sox will be one of the outliers, a game that sent Boston to its third World Series in 10 years. Yet, until Shane Victorino sent an 0-2 curveball from Jose Veras deep to left field and over the Green Monster, Game 6 was among the closest of all.
Good luck, Red Sox. Don’t make this a repeat of 1967.
Court rules that New Jersey must start allowing same-sex marriage.
Obamacare website costs go way up.
Jeh Johnson formally nominated as Secretary of Homeland Security.
R.I.P. Tom Foley, former Speaker of the House; Rep. Bill Young (R-FL).
The Cardinals win the NL pennant.
The government slowly gets back to work.
Big bucks — The shutdown was not cheap.
U.S. mulls options in easing sanctions on Iran.
Jeh C. Johnson is likely the next head of Homeland Security.
Prisoners escape Florida pen with fake documents.
Typhoon Francisco soaks Guam.
The Tigers lost 4-3, head back to Boston behind 3-2 in the ALCS.
Congress votes to pass the bill that ends the shutdown.
J.P. Morgan fesses up, pays fine.
Dry ice bomber at LAX is arrested.
Corey Booker wins election to the Senate from New Jersey.
The Tigers beat the Red Sox 7-3; tie up the ALCS.
WTF is going on in Washington?
Fitch signals it will downgrade U.S. credit rating.
Supreme Court takes on a Michigan affirmative action case.
Afghan war veteran receives Medal of Honor.
Ex-mayor of San Diego pleads guilty.
The Tigers lost a squeaker to the Red Sox 1-0.
Senate leaders talk budget but report no progress.
World leaders urge U.S. debt limit deal.
Iran will make new nuclear offer.
Dozens die in stampede in India.
More bombings, more death in Iraq.
Tropical Update: Still tracking Invest 98L.
The Tigers lost to the Red Sox 6-5, head to Detroit.
Captured Libyan al-Qaeda leader was hiding in plain sight.
Geewhaddashock — Ted Cruz wins “Value Voters” straw poll.
Cyclone hits India.
Cold case — Couple arrested in 22-year-old murder of “Baby Hope.”
Tropical Update: Invest 98L looks to the west.
The Tigers beat the Red Sox 1-0 in the first game of the ALCS; Sanibal was this close to a no-hitter.
Shutdown — They’re still talking among themselves.
Mass evacuations in India ahead of a cyclone.
Nobel Peace Prize goes to OPCW.
Hiring freeze — Miami-Dade schools can’t hire teachers because of the shutdown.
Tropical Update: Invest 98L still small.
The ALCS starts tonight with the Tigers in Boston.
No Deal — GOP offer falls flat.
People were worried about Edward Snowden as far back as 2009.
Alice Munro wins the Nobel for literature.
R.I.P. Scott Carpenter, 88, one of the original Mercury astronauts.
Tropical Update: Still watching Invest 98L, still small.
The Tigers beat the A’s to advance to the LCS.