Ukraine votes to overhaul parliament

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko poses for a photograph prior to recording a televised address to the nation on the eve of parliamentary elections in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Ukraine is bracing for decisive parliamentary elections against the backdrop of unrest in regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces. (AP Photo/Mykola Lazarenko, Pool)KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Voters in Ukraine are heading to the polls to elect a new parliament, overhauling a legislature tainted by its association with ousted President Viktor Yanukovych.



Giants surge past Royals 11-4 to tie Series 2-all

San Francisco Giants Pablo Sandoval, left, leaps up to high five Brandon Belt after defeating the Kansas City Royals 11-4 in Game 4 of baseball's World Series Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The World Series was slipping away from the San Francisco Giants.



Defense will be hard to find for playoff committee

Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott celebrates after running for a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Kentucky at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Mississippi State won 45-31. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)If defense is what the College Football Playoff selection committee wants from its top teams, the 12-member panel is going to have a tough time filling out the front of its first rankings.



Gear shift needed to meet climate pact deadline: observers

Children wear masks to protect from pollution as they wait to perform at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new French International School in Beijing on October 19, 2014Nations will have to roll up their sleeves and make important compromises to meet the deadline, just 14 months off, for a global pact on curbing climate change, observers say. We're not as far along as I'd hoped we would be," Alden Meyer of the US-based Union of Concerned Scientists told AFP. The six-day talks in the former West German capital ended with nations still divided loosely along developed-developing country lines on the most fundamental aspects of who will be required to do what to halt the march towards dangerous levels of climate change. Rich countries, in turn, point the finger to countries like India and China, which are now among the major emitters as coal powers their economic development.



NJ Gov. Christie back again in Iowa; 2016 on mind?

FILE - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers the keynote address at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's 15th Annual Legal Reform Summit in Washington, in this, Oct. 21, 2014 file photo. Christie, returning to Iowa to headline one of the biggest events on the state's political calendar, criticized President Barack Obama in a fiery speech Saturday night Oct. 25, 2014 that sounded like the early makings of a presidential pitch. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)CLIVE, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, returning to Iowa to headline one of the biggest events on the state's political calendar, criticized President Barack Obama in a fiery speech Saturday night that sounded like the early makings of a presidential pitch.





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