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Jeter launches site to connect athletes to fans

NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter was one of the world's most covered athletes in media during his 20-season career with the New York Yankees. Now, he's joining media with a new website devoted to delivering athletes' "unfiltered" views to the fans.

Protesters to HK boss: Quit or we occupy buildings

HONG KONG (AP) — Student leaders of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong warned Wednesday that if the territory's leader doesn't resign by the end of Thursday they will step up their actions, including occupying several important government buildings.

UN: At least 1,119 Iraqis killed in September

BAGHDAD (AP) — The United Nations said Wednesday that at least 1,119 Iraqis died in violence in September but that the real figure was likely much higher since the reported death toll did not include killings in areas controlled by the Islamic State group.

Japan volcano death toll hits 48 as new bodies found

The death toll from a sudden volcanic eruption in Japan hit 48 on Wednesday as rescuers discovered 12 new bodies in so-far unexplored areas of the ash-covered peak.

New Polish premier wants more US military presence

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's new prime minister says she will seek a greater U.S. military presence in Poland because the conflict in neighboring Ukraine has made Poland's security and the U.S.-Polish relationship even more important.

Ireland unit seeking secret IRA graves finds body

DUBLIN (AP) — Forensic experts searching for the long-hidden graves of Irish Republican Army victims say they have found the remains of a body during a month-long search of bogland.

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School-shooting suspect caught

Authorities are searching for a suspect after a shooting at a high school in Kentucky left one student injured, a spokeswoman said.

Hikers' bodies moved from volcano

Efforts to recover bodies from an erupting volcano in central Japan resumed Wednesday, after search teams had been hampered by gas and hot ash shooting into the air.

Huge crowds join Hong Kong protests

Hong Kongers marked China's National Day in unprecedented fashion Wednesday, as huge crowds of pro-democracy protesters thronged the streets of the Asian financial hub for what is shaping up as a critical day in the territory's "Umbrella Revolution."

10 die as shells hit Ukraine bus, school

A school and a bus were shelled in war-torn eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, leaving at least 10 people dead, officials in the country's Donetsk region said.

No charges for ex-Gitmo prisoner

British authorities dropped charges against high-profile former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg on Wednesday, days before he was due to go on trial on charges of attending a terrorist training camp in Syria.

Turkey mulls action against ISIS

A day after Britain's military launched its first airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq, the question is who will be next to join the U.S.-led coalition in its air campaign against the extremists who have seized a swath of Iraq and Syria.

Christie: I'm here for Whitney Houston

Chris Christie speaks with Dana Bash about the stigma surrounding drug addiction and his plans for 2016.

World's most dangerous border?

Syrian refugees flee to the Spanish territory of Melilla, and there are fears ISIS has too. CNN's Nima Elbagir reports.

The great American freakout

Late Thursday morning, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told a group of reporters in New York that his country had uncovered a plot by ISIS sympathizers to attack subway systems in Paris and New York. Al-Abadi, who was in New York attending the opening of the United Nations General Assembly, said the information had come from his country's intelligence service.

First Ebola diagnosis in U.S.

A patient at a Dallas hospital is the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. Should we be concerned?

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Angels' Hamilton says he's ready for ALDS

Los Angeles Angels slugger Josh Hamilton says he's feeling better and is ready for the playoffs later this week.

Royals knock A's out with Perez hit in 12th

The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight.

Oakland's Dunn will retire after 14 seasons

Oakland Athletics designated hitter Adam Dunn is retiring, he told ESPN's Pedro Gomez.

Raiders go with Sparano, stand behind GM

The Oakland Raiders named Tony Sparano as their interim head coach Tuesday, less than 24 hours after firing Dennis Allen.

Vegas sportsbook: Cavs to win 58.5 games

With LeBron James back in uniform, the Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to win more games than any other team, according to one Las Vegas sportsbook.

Anti-AD rally latest mark of Michigan unrest

Students and fans flooded the front lawn of University of Michigan president Mark Schlissel's on-campus house Tuesday night, demanding the school get rid of athletic director Dave Brandon.

A's Soto out vs. Royals with injury to thumb

The Oakland Athletics went to their bench in just the third inning when Geovany Soto left Tuesday's American League wild-card game with a left thumb injury.

Michael Phelps 'deeply sorry' after DUI arrest

Authorities say Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland.
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